Hendrix, by Kelsey Clayton | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading.
Today on the blog, is my book review of:

Hendrix, by Kelsey Clayton.

Hendrix is the first book in a companion series. Each book can be read as a standalone.

Triggers / Content Warnings: Drug Abuse mention, Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse mention, Partner Abuse, Partner Abuse mention, Alcohol mention, sex scene (fade to black), Pregnancy mention, Pregnancy.

I’m Colby Hendrix.
Football Legend.
Notorious Playboy.
Sarcasm Extraordinaire.

I had everything you could ever want.
The career some would die for.
The friends that always have my back.
And an unmatched level of charm.

I never planned on settling down.
There wasn’t ever a reason to.
Or at least that’s what I thought,
Until she came barreling back into my life.

With long brown hair and hazel eyes,
She has the ability to disarm me with a single look.
And the little girl attached to her side?
She’s the shock I never knew I wanted.

The biggest mistake of my life.
The only woman I’ve ever loved.
If she were to say the words,
I might just give up everything for her.

Hendrix was a story I came across on social media, and I didn’t want to expect too much from it. Social media in general tends to hype things up waaay to much in my opinion. However, I’m really good at avoiding spoilers when I want to. I’m just going to say it:

Hendrix was a good story, and I had so much fun reading it.

The dual point of views were great to read from in all honesty. Reading from Saige’s point of view was great and all, but, reading from Colby’s point of view? Best part of this novel in my opinion.

Needless to say I love love loved reading from Colby’s point of view. I don’t want to oversell the book, but I’m so glad I read Hendrix, precisely for Colby. He’s a great character. I’m glad that Hendrix has two povs, since i truly feel as though Colby brings the story to life.

I adore Saige. I do; she’s great. I enjoyed reading from her view of things, since she really holds this vulnerability throughout the book until she feels settled.

I’m going to talk about spoilers here (when do I not), because it needs to be talked about; especially if abuse is a trigger that you would rather avoid.

Within Hendrix, Saige gets abused by her-then boyfriend, Topher. Topher physically abusing Saige until Colby finds out about it and puts a stop to it. And yes, Colby puts a stop to it, because Saige was in such a state of mind where she felt like she deserved to be hit, and that Topher was somehow right in abusing Saige. Saige says in the book that she pretty much deserves Topher’s abuse because he loves Saige.

There’s also drug abuse. After a particularly bad fight between Topher and Saige, Topher storms off and goes into their bedroom to cool off. Saige follows him shortly after, up to their room and discovers that Topher is snorting cocaine.

There are also some other red flags within the novel surrounding Topher. He’s verbally abusive to Saige at times too, and we see this happen between the two of them.

I ended up reading Hendrix over a few days, maybe a week(?), just because my schedule (while I was reading Hendrix) was super hectic. Sometimes I could only read literally a sentence or two at a time in passing.

Nevertheless! I quite enjoyed reading Hendrix. I cannot wait to read Kelsey Clayton’s other works.

I gave Hendrix, 4 stars.

Have you read Hendrix, or anything else by Kelsey Clayton?

Thank you for stopping by.

See you soon, and happy reading.


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