Review: Blackbird by D.T. Dyllin

By: DT Dyllin
Publisher: Tik Tok Press
Release Date: July 27, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Two lost souls, one broken love story…

After years of struggling and enough losses to give her material for a lifetime, Kylie James has finally made it to the top of the country music charts. Nothing will stand in the way of her career. Not even threats from someone who seems to have too much information about her private life. Kylie’s seen it all before and she won’t let it slow her down again. But her manager isn’t as blasé about it.

Much to Kylie’s dismay, Noah James, her ex-husband is called in for security detail. He’s the best of the best and with Kylie’s life possibly being on the line, Noah doesn’t trust anyone else to do the job.

Kylie and Noah’s relationship is steeped in pain and regret. Young love turned sour before its expiration date. Forced to spend time together, can a wounded veteran and a country star make their love work the second time around? Or will they both continue to be their own worst enemies and completely destroy their last chance at happiness?


1thoughtsKylie’s a big country music singer. She’s climber her way from the bottom to the top and unfortunately she’s gotten some undesired attention from it. She’s already had one sick stalker put behind bars but it seems like there’s a copycat out there set on tormenting her. After finding dead black birds in her dressing room after doing a show, Kylie’s manager calls for backup security. The only problem with that is that the security detail is run by no other than Kylie’s ex-husband. However, who better to keep her safe than someone who knows and lover her. The only problem is, the copy-cat has a way of getting through even Noah’s defenses.

This is an interesting second chance romance story. It’s not just a contemporary, but also a thriller or mystery novel due to the whole copy-cat thing. No matter what Noah does it seems like the copy-cat is always right behind them sending dead birds, letters, or messages on mirrors. I must say that I kind of figured out who was behind it all early on. However, it was still interesting to see if my theory was right or not in the end.

Just like anything Dyllin writes, the sex does not take the back burner on the story. These characters have been separated for a decade and when they get back together they sort of pick up where they left off and try to make up for lost time. And if they weren’t having sex, they were thinking about it.

Kylie was not my favorite character though. I loved that her character was in her mid thirties but she acted like a teen sometimes. Some of the things she did or thought drove me up a wall. However, given what we find out about her throughout the book I guess all her wonkiness can be chalked up to that.

In the end I found this to be an enjoyable read. Even though I saw the ending coming, I still enjoyed the ride. I liked that the author brought something new to the table with the body dysmorphic disorder instead of some of the more traditional problems characters have. It was something that I’d never heard of until now and helped made the story a little more unique. If you’re looking for a mystery type novel with a love of romance and sexy times, than give this a try.



“You’re only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.”


2 Thoughts on “Review: Blackbird by D.T. Dyllin

  1. I am really into these romances right now. Sounds like a good one.

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