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Chasing Clouds is Live!


“Kathryn Andrews has it all in this summer’s feel-good, uplifting, swoony romance. Just when I thought I knew these characters, she pulled back more layers to reveal jaw-dropping surprises and heart-bursting moments. Chasing Clouds isn’t just about falling in love—it’s about forgiveness, acceptance, and the beauty of vulnerability. Five Southern-charm stars for this book!” – Author Hazel James

Reid Jackson

I’m a simple guy. There are only two things I love: my family and playing professional football.


I may not understand why people get married, but I’d go anywhere for my brother, even his friend Camille’s wedding. Once I’m there, I realize our Bronx upbringing has left me unprepared for the world of old Southern money. Over twenty-four hours, I see scandal, threats, and lies. It’s a life I don’t relate to, a place I never want to belong. Even so, when the minister asks if anyone objects, I shock not only myself but also the beautiful bride when I stand up and say, “I do.” I don’t know her, she doesn’t know me—but deep down, I knew I had to make that move.


Camille Whitley

As a political socialite in the South, nothing about my life is simple.


For years I’ve known I’d one day be standing at the altar, about to marry a man I don’t love. In Savannah, family expectations and appearances are everything, but none of it’s real. I hate what I’ve become, and I dream of being free. So, when an opportunity suddenly presents itself in the form of a stranger with captivating green eyes, I find myself asking what’s best for me: the plan or the unknown? I don’t know him, he doesn’t know me—but if I’m going to make a move, it’s now or never.




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CC Review by Kandi Steiner


When one of your author friends reads your story and then writes a review like this…I’m humbled, proud and so full of love. Thank you, Kandi Steiner for the amazing review. It means the world to me… xoxo

My favorite Kathryn Andrews book to date!

I’m so happy I was able to read an advanced reader copy of this book. I’ve been chomping at the bit to read it ever since I heard that Kathryn Andrews was writing another sports-centered and southern charm romance. I just LOVE that combination — football and the beach? Antiques and lemonade? Big southern mansions and small town, charming little hearts? SIGN ME UP.

I will say, the beginning was kind of slow for me. It’s hard for me to sign on to the “fake husband” possibility, and it’s always been that way for me as a reader. I was actually a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to get into the story.

But MAN, was I wrong!

After the first 10-15% or so, I was ZOOMING through this book! I absolutely loved Camille and Reid. Their relationship grew with genuine connections, with opening their hearts to each other and slowly finding comfort together. The lust between them was OFF THE CHARTS, which gave me that angsty feeling that I love so much. And since I’m from Tampa, I loved reading about their romps around town, their drives to and from Savannah, and their days spent at the beach. Sigh. LOVED IT!

For me, the most dazzling part of this southern romance was the conflict. I’m a sucker for well-written conflict, and Andrews nailed it with Chasing Clouds. The tension was so well-built, the climax so well-executed. I was holding one hand to my mouth, shaking my head and speaking out loud to my Kindle like I could talk to the characters and tell them what missing parts they couldn’t see. It was fantastic. By the time the end rolled around, I was on the edge of my seat and ready to burst. THAT is good writing, y’all!

This isn’t just a romance, either — it’s a story of self-reflection, of understanding how we tick and WHY we tick that way. It was a deep dive of family values, family impact, guilt, expectation, and more. And what I loved most was how Reid and Camille found love in each other when it seemed the last place they were ever meant to be was in each other’s arms. SIGH, talk about fate!

Overall, I highly recommend this book — especially for a light, swoony summer read. Kathryn Andrews didn’t just get a hit with this one, she knocked it out of the park. Angsty, sexy, and surprisingly witty, I devoured every page. 5 stars!

~ Kandi Steiner, Amazon Bestselling Author

What People Are Saying About The Sweetness of Life

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It’s been a little over two months since the release of The Sweetness of Life, and I’m loving all of the messages that are still coming in and can’t say thank you enough. If you’ve read the story, then you know I tried to make it a little different, less serious than my other stories, lighter on the topics, and more fun. Hopefully I’ve achieved that and you’re loving all the recipes. Here are some review quotes… I love them all,

“The Sweetness of Life is utterly delicious in every sense of the word, and is a love story that will no doubt leave you thirsty for more. As with all Kathryn Andrews novels, once you pick this one up, you’ll be hard pressed to put it down until it’s been completely devoured. Not only is the writing beautiful, but the recipes that have been wound thoughtfully through the book are equally as fabulous. This is so much more than your average romance novel, and I dare you not to fall for it.” Author Elle Brooks

“Where do I begin with this story…? I literally loved every page. From start to finish I was enthralled into Shelby and Zach’s story. Kathryn Andrews has delivered an excellent story, written both beautifully, and captivating. She has this magical way with words that has your heart so full of love, and admiration, it almost feels like it could burst at any moment.” Reader, Allison Parkins

“I have been so excited for a new book from Kathryn Andrews and boy was the wait worth it! The Sweetness of Life was a brilliant enemies to lovers story with all the southern flair. The turbulent push and pull between Shelby and Zach made me turn page after page. I loved the characters, the exquisite descriptions of scenery, and all the food and wine. This story broke the stereotypical love stories we’ve all read and up until the very end, I wasn’t sure how their story would play out. Adding in a bit of angst, this book delivered the feels. I strongly recommend The Sweetness of Life to anyone wanting to disappear into a great book!” Author Brooke Parker

“This is my first book of Kathryn Andrews and definitely not my last. This book is not your average love story and it would leave any romance craving critic wanting more.
This book was beautifully written with mouthwatering recipes leaving the reader to devour them. The characters were perfection; Shelby’s determination and strength versus Zach’s arrogant and troublesome personality is what makes these two polar opposites; the perfect recipe for sweetness. Kathryn did a remarkable job with this story. The pull from the beginning kept me invested until the end. The emotional pull and constant tug of war is what loves all about and in this book it was brilliantly crafted.
The recipes that were given and the description of places that Shelby describes, gives your taste buds are workout and your imagination wanting to be beamed up into this beautiful story. I absolutely loved how the author left the recipes in here for everyone to try out; a very clever idea. This book is a contemporary romance book and would definitely recommend it to anyone.” A Book Lovers Emporium Book Blog

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TSOL Review by Reading By the Book Blog

Gah… As an author, it doesn’t get much better than kind words… Thank you, Mayas Sanders, for your review.

“Shelby and Zach story of twenty emotional dimensions of perfection. I was invested and dragged the story on so I wouldn’t be at the end. I loved the emotional struggle, misunderstanding, growth, and support from beginning to end. This was a romance, Kathryn started it truly from beginning to end. Ups and downs, back and forth, confusion and happiness. The journey, the adventure, and the trust…. PERFECTION.

If you have ever read a previously written novel by Kathryn Andrews, you would totally understand that NOTHING is left unsaid or to your imagination. The story is from start to finish, each word, sentence, paragraph, and chapter has a purpose. The purpose of ensuring you fall in love just like the main characters. In this story, you couldn’t not like Shelby and Zach, either together or apart. They were just it. Two pieces to one whole of Sweetness…. Lavender that is….”

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Blue Horizons Review – Emma at Perusing Princesses

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Will Ashton is disillusioned. Having dreamt of making it big in the music industry since picking up a guitar, he has spent the last 5 years riding the waves of success that have catapulted to the top of the country music scene. But at what cost? Compromising everything he wanted when he started making music with his best friend Clay all those years ago, this isn’t how he envisioned it to be. Lost and lonely, he makes a decision that will give him the break he so desperately needs, but that could also mean the end of the road for his music.

Avery Layne lives, eats and sleeps music, but she also craves the peace to move on from her past. Born and bred in the Midwest, she moved to New York to escape the darkness of betrayal and move forward with her life. But those ghosts still follow her all these years later. If it wasn’t for her best friends Emma and Cora, who knows where she would be. They have been her backbone, her strength, but maybe it’s now time to finally escape the past and look toward a brighter future.

Two people in desperate need for change. When they meet the chemistry is tangible, but is it enough? One is in need of inspiration for the future and one is desperate for liberation from the horrors of the past. When they meet as just two people in a bar, little do they know the effects that meeting will have on them both.

Another emotional read from Kathryn Andrews. Beautifully written, this author doesn’t shy away from tackling subjects that don’t necessarily go hand in hand with formula romance writing. Once again she has created two characters that face their own problems, but somehow become a healing balm for someone else. Kathryn has created a real atmospheric love story, and one that is very different to her début series. It feels more mature and it will appeal to people that maybe found that series bordered in a more YA/NA setting. This is very much NA and I think her writing style really suits it.

If you like your romance to have soul and emotion, Blue Horizon is the perfect read.

Character Profile for Will Ashton

A- Animal: Bear
B- Biggest Fear: Losing someone I love
C- Current Time: 1:14pm
D- Drink you last had: Water
E- Easiest Person To Talk to: Ava
F- Favorite Candy: Swedish Fish
G- Ghosts, are they real: no
H- Hometown: Nashville
I- In love with: Ava
J- Jealous Of: People who can walk down the street and not be recognized
K- Killed Someone? No, but daily there’s someone I wish I could.
L- Last time you cried?: Don’t remember
M- Middle Name: Don’t have one
N- Number of Siblings: I’m gonna say 2.
O- One Wish: To be somebody. Somebody to someone and somebody to myself.
P- Person who you last called: Clay
Q- Question you’re always asked: When did you get your big break?
R- Reason to smile: Ava
S- Song last sung: Hold back the river by James Bay
T- Time you woke up: 5:30 am
U- Underwear Color: black
V- Vacation Destination: mountains
W- Worst Habit: running my hands through my hair
X- X-Rays you’ve had: arm when I was a kid
Y- Your favorite food: I love Ava’s cupcakes, but any Italian will do
Z- Zodiac Sign: Libra