Delusions (Book Two In The Affinity Series)

Rated 4.14/5 based on 9 reviews
Can Fate be wrong? When all signs point to a certain someone, do you just blindly follow? What if that person turns out to be someone you hate? Could Destiny be so cruel?
Lisa Miller is busy with family, work, friends and…revenge. Her last summer in high school should be spent, having fun. But ever since Logan Tate played a prank on her,she spends all of her free time trying to get even. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781476207377
About Christina Smith

She is a wife and mother, who lives in a small rural town in Ontario Canada where she spends most of her free time writing.

She has always loved to read, but didn't realize she could write until a few years ago. She has told stories her whole life, but never thought to write them down.

She took a novel writing course at Winghill writing school, and since then has written four books. Two are finished, the others are being edited.

Her book Fated Dreams was named Semi-Finaliast in the 2011 Textnovel writing Contest.

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Review by: Cassie Sansom on Sep. 13, 2013 :
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

This book is the second book in the affinity series after fated dreams. So after reading the first book and liked the different pace from the other books that I have read lately I went straight into reading the second. And I must say I loved it more than the first well thats my opinion anyway. It was another brilliantly written book where it had me hanging on and guessing who it was. This book like the first had me giggling, and laughing all throughout the book. This book was about a high school senior Lisa Miller; who struggles to come to terms about the dreams she is having and her mixed emotions about Logan Tate. It all started out with Lisa getting her heartbroken by Logan 2 years ago one night at a party and from there planned her revenge on Logan, to make him feel just the way she felt. She has an internal struggle with her feelings as Logan tries to prove to her that he wasn't the same guy as he was a year ago but she doesn't believe him. But as she spends more time with him and gets to know him better she can see that he isn't the same guy and she starts to fall for him. She starts getting creepy emails and phone calls from someone and gets quiet scared and in hind sight thinks its Logan up to his old tricks. In the end truths are revealed from both parties and relationships are put to the test. Overall it is really enjoyable read and enjoyed the addition of characters but also having some of the same characters from the first books. I was happy that we get to see the story of Logan and his soul mate. I think both of these books can be read as stand alone but she has done a brilliant job in relating some themes from the first book quiet well into this book. well done :D
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Amanda Munes on Sep. 12, 2013 :
*!*!*!*!*! ARC in exchange for HONEST review !*!*!*!*!*

This is the second book in the series but could be a stand alone. This book is very similar to the first in the aspect of soul mates and dreams. I thought i loved Lucas but i found another love= LOGAN. I thought Lisa was hilarious, they say there is nothing like a woman scorned well, try a teenage woman lol. She can seriously hold a grudge and fights dirty! I began to get disappointed when she wouldn't let up when Logan was really nice, sure i got it when he was a jerk but come on she was like 12 lol. Logan BTW is a looker for his age too. So school girls will LOVE it, the brother Lucas was nerdy sexy Logan is just sexy!!! So we get our candy!!

I really enjoyed getting more of Sarah and Lucas i definitely needed it and with this ending i saw it coming. Which i didn't in the first book. I really had a hard time buying both brothers had the same or similar issues with girls and dreams. I guess this is a book and its all fun but i couldn't try to believe it.

I would recommend this book for light reading or to pass time for sure.

Happy Reading :)
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Satarupa Biswas on Sep. 02, 2013 :
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side!

Firstly I would like to thank Christina Smith, author of Delusions for giving me this wonderful opportunity of reading and reviewing this wonderful book.

I enjoyed the story a lot but I felt it a little slow-paced compared to the first book 'Fated Dreams'. I loved Logan from the very first time I read the first book and if his twin brother Lucas is adorable and the guy you want to have a long life relationship with then Logan is hot, sexy and definitely he is a 'boyfriend' material but as the story progresses we see that true love and the presence of his soul mate changes him into a more responsible, lovely and really caring life partner. The transition is totally breath-taking and made my heart fly with happiness.

I loved Lisa as well, she is not like any other weak teenage girl who would just let anyone leave without revenge and she is even brilliant in plotting against the boy she loves but is determined to get equal after he plays a really moronic prank with her but later it turns to be a lie which she believed and wasted her time for two long years.

The suspense element is good but I felt that the author stretched it a teeny-tiny bit long and I would have been real happy if it had been a little more composed and fast-paced but other than that it is an awesome story which you're ought to enjoy a lot.

The story also take us through the life of Lucas and Sarah and I really enjoyed the way their relationship developed and I'm happy to see them finally settled and happy.

All in all a great read and I'll recommend it to ya all.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jennifer Ricketts on Feb. 06, 2013 :
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book was an emotionally powerful read, and I loved every minute of it. It was difficult for me any time I had to put it down, and all I could think about was how soon I could get back to reading it. Every time I was able to pick it up again, I was pulled back into Logan and Lisa's story as if I had never left.

Logan really grew on me in this book. In the first book, I wasn't a fan of his--he seemed arrogant and snarky. In this book, however, another side of him is revealed without his personality getting lost , and I had suspected a more vulnerable side was probably there all along, just covered up with arrogance. I liked that the relationship between Logan and Lisa slowly simmered and was allowed to blossom over time. It gave me time to root for the relationship, care about them and want them to be together. I liked the idea of soul mates and how Christina Smith infuses that idea with her own unique twist.

Lisa's friend Kelly is wise for her age and such a loyal friend. I really liked her, and the advice she gave Lisa was spot on. As for Adam and Ethan, I thought it was cool how tight knit the four of them are. Since I read the first book, I already loved Sara and Lucas. There weren't any characters I wasn't interested in knowing more about--they were fleshed out and seemed like real people, not just characters.

There was a message behind the story that resonated with me--life is too short to hold onto anger and grudges. Live life in the now, let go of regrets, and move on. Logan had learned this and wanted to help Lisa learn to let go, but throughout the book she insisted on holding a grudge against him and her father. She lied and kept secrets from Logan instead of talking to him about what was bothering her, leaving him completely confused with her hot and cold behavior. I was so frustrated with her! I just wanted to tell her to allow herself to get over the past and move on, but I know from experience it isn't that easy, which made the story even more realistic.

I loved this book! There was a little of everything--the funny, the sad, the romantic...it was a story that resonated with me and will stay with me for a long time. I highly recommend this book, and if you haven't read the first one yet, you definitely have to read it as well.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jonel Boyko on Jan. 22, 2013 :
Wow, I have tears in my eyes and am giggling like a school girl who just spoke to her first crush all at the same time. This novel was great. It was about real people, with real lives, dealing with real issues, and then some. Smith takes the well known concept of soul mates and tweaks it to bring it forward in a new light that doesn’t seem quite as farfetched as many concepts that I have seen. It fits perfectly with the lives of real people, and doesn’t require much of a supernatural element whatsoever.

I must say, Smith’s character development in this installment of the series far exceeds that of the original. Every major character in this novel has a back-story. You know who they are and why they are that way. You also learn a great deal more about some of the characters from the original story as well. The characters also display emotions appropriate to their circumstances. They stick to their decisions when appropriate and compromise (eventually) when it’s called for. The characters in this novel are also quite likeable. They all have their quirks but you never want to throw a pillow at any of them to shut them up. It’s brilliant.

Smith’s writing remains as real as ever in this installment. It is the realism in her writing that draws you so far into the work. She describes things as they are in the real world. There are no illusions or metaphors. Her pages are not full of symbolism. It is completely real, and yet you can still picture it as if you were there.

This book held me captive throughout. I thoroughly enjoy Smith’s work. Even within this series you can already see the evolution of her writing style. She is definitely an author to follow
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Aliaa El-Nashar on Sep. 08, 2012 : (no rating)
I just recently reviewed the first book in this series Fated Dreams, as I mentioned before it had been a part of the ARR program on Goodreads. I'd really liked the story, and once I heard there was a book two for Logan, I rushed up to the author wondering about it. Christina was nice enough to send me a copy of the book as it was just my luck she'd been giving away 5 free copies of the book! Within the next few hours of receiving it, I'd had the book read. No seriously, even ask her, she was surprised too. Now, since that day I've reread the book a second time just for good measure. That and I really liked the character of Logan, much more than that of Lucas, not sure why.
That and, did you guys see this amazing cover? I honestly fell in love with it, just as much as I'd done with book one!

Now onto the review!

*Potential Spoilers if you haven't read book one*

In Fated Dreams, every bad thing Logan had ever done - at school or otherwise - was promptly reported to his mother. Logan didn't have a clue how that happened and was very upset. The only three people who knew who it was reporting that were Logan's mother, his twin brother Lucas and his brother's girlfriend Sarah. It happened to be Lisa, an employee at his family's restaurant. You see, Lisa had actually met Logan at a party a couple of years back, he told her he'd dreamed about her, and she'd almost fallen in love with him. They made out, but as she goes to answer her phone and comes back, she discovers him kissing someone else and from thereon onwards she's been out for revenge. With him graduating she thought her methods might not be as effective anymore, so she decides to crank it up a notch.

Everyone in school knows Logan is a jerk. It wasn't until he had a heartfelt conversation with his brother's girlfriend, Sarah, that he decides to turn himself into a decent guy. And after being grounded and forced to do chores at the restaurant, he realizes how important it was for him to be a good guy as he sees Lisa. Ever since he was a kid, Logan's been dreaming about this girl, so seeing her working at his parent's restaurant surprises him, but also has him determined to show her how he's such a nice guy.

For Lisa, that caused a problem because she really didn't want to like him, and for Logan, he had no idea why she seemed to dislike him so much. They both embark on a journey and discover more about one another and their friends. They are also a bit thrown back by the strange messages Lisa's been receiving which seemed to threaten their relationship. That and Lisa's friends who don't seem to want her to let her grudge go. But even if she didn't could she face Logan with what she's done? Did he even deserve it anymore?

This was such a fun read! I honestly enjoyed it. That and, the style was very simple and the pace was quick. I finished it in a few hours and was very excited about it that I picked it up again in a few more days. I am a hopeless romantic so this book appealed to that side of me! The characters were greatly developed, though I wasn't so fond of Adam's friend who seemed to drop in a lot. I really enjoyed the different aspects of their characters and the easy relationship between them.

All in all, a cool summer read!

Rating: 4/5
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ashley Stoyanoff on Sep. 02, 2012 :
Delusions by Christina Smith – Book Review

Soulmates, a first love and betrayal. Christina Smith does a fantastic job with this YA romance.

Delusions by Christina Smith, is the sequel to her debut novel, Fated Dreams. And like the first, I loved this story from the first page. Lisa was a very real teenage girl, and one I could relate to. Her actions and plots for revenge were perfect, and reflect the thoughts of most brokenhearted teenage girls that want to get even. She was superb.

And then there was Logan, who I am in love with. He’s cocky, a know-it-all, wonderfully sweet and caring and also a hottie. He always seemed to know the right thing to say and melted my heart every time.

Every chapter in this book touched an emotion in me. One moment I was laughing, then the feeling of prickly tears would come on and then I’d been giggling like a school girl. Smith managed pull on my emotions and made me feel everything right along with the characters. In my opinion, this is Smith’s biggest accomplishment with Delusions. She made everything real for the reader and that is no small task.

Even though the pacing was slower in Delusions compared to Fated Dreams, and there was a lot less action, it work well for this story, and I still found myself hanging on to every word.

Delusions is a fabulous read and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a good love story.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Adriana Noriega on July 01, 2012 : (no rating)
Once again i loved this book. I read it straight after part 1 fated dreams even though fated dreams seemed to have more action this one was just as interesting as the first. Logan was a bit of a jerk in Book 1 so it was nice to see him from a diffrent light, and it was great that he had his story too, and i loved that we still got to hear about the character from book 1 too.

It starts off with Lisa a high school girl who goes to a party and when the guy she has been crushing on Logan finally notices her and then plays a prank on her ( well so she thinks). Then she is on a mission to get her revenge as he broke her heart with the help of her friends her plan is set to break his heart and then when she starts working at his families restaurant the plan starts unfolding only the more she spends time with him the more she deeply starts to care for him. There has always been something pulling her towards him even though he hurt her she finds it hard to hate him. I dont want to give anymore away. Lets just say its they have to overcome a lot of hurdles. I have always loved the concept of soul mates so that is why i loved these books.. I cant wait to read what else you write Christina..
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Adriana Noriega on July 01, 2012 :
Once again i loved this book. I read it straight after part 1 fated dreams even though fated dreams seemed to have more action this one was just as interesting as the first. Logan was a bit of a jerk in Book 1 so it was nice to see him from a diffrent light, and it was great that he had his story too, and i loved that we still got to hear about the character from book 1 too.

It starts off with Lisa a high school girl who goes to a party and when the guy she has been crushing on Logan finally notices her and then plays a prank on her ( well so she thinks). Then she is on a mission to get her revenge as he broke her heart with the help of her friends her plan is set to break his heart and then when she starts working at his families restaurant the plan starts unfolding only the more she spends time with him the more she deeply starts to care for him. There has always been something pulling her towards him even though he hurt her she finds it hard to hate him. I dont want to give anymore away. Lets just say its they have to overcome a lot of hurdles. I have always loved the concept of soul mates so that is why i loved these books.. I cant wait to read what else you write Christina..
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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