The Invitation – Vi Keeland

Genre: Romance
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 284
Release Date: January 16, 2021

The first time I met Hudson Rothschild was at a wedding. I’d received an unexpected invitation to one of the swankiest venues in the city.

Hudson was a groomsman and quite possibly the most gorgeous man I’d ever laid eyes on. He asked me to dance, and our chemistry was off the charts.

I knew it wasn’t a good idea to get involved with him, considering the wedding I was at. But our connection was intense, and I was having a great time.

Though the fun came to a screeching halt when Hudson figured out I wasn’t who I’d said I was. You see, that unexpected invitation I received? Well, it hadn’t actually been addressed to me—it was sent to my ex-roommate who’d bounced a check for two months’ rent and moved out in the middle of the night. I figured she owed me an expensive night out, but I guess, technically, I was crashing the wedding.

Once caught, I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. As I bolted for the door, I might’ve plucked a few bottles of expensive champagne off the tables I passed, all while the gorgeous, angry groomsman was hot on my tail.

Outside, I jumped into a taxi. My heart ricocheted against my ribs as we drove down the block—but at least I’d escaped unscathed.

Or so I thought.

Until I realized I’d left my cell phone behind at the table.

Take one guess who found it?

This is the crazy story of how Hudson Rothschild and I met. But trust me, it’s only the tip of the iceberg.


The Invitation is Keeland’s latest romance featuring a spitfire main character and a swoon worthy male love interest. But, what else can you expect from Keeland?

I was slightly hesitant to read The Invitation because the male love interest is a single dad. I dislike single dad/mom romances. Does that make me cold hearted? So be it. But, I decided to push through since Keeland’s banter is always funny and her male love interests are always swoon worthy. So, despite the inclusion of the single dad trope, I’m glad I read The Invitation.

The Invitation’s opening chapters are perfection. They’re funny, outrageous, and set the tone for the rest of the novel.

The reason I rated the novel four stars instead of five is because The Invitation reads as fairly tame compared to her other novels. Though, there are a few sexual scenes throughout The Invitation; however, most of them fade to black. Also, the main characters’ chemistry was slightly inconsistent. Some scenes sizzled while others were mild.

The Invitation has a happily ever after, but with a small caveat. This small caveat is something I appreciated immensely. I respect an author a lot more when they push their characters or when they don’t always give them a picture perfect ending.

Overall, The Invitation is a solid romance novel for someone looking to laugh and swoon.


Have you read The Invitation? What did you think?

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