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Declare (Declan Reede: The Untold Story) by Michelle Irwin Reviewed



Title: Declare
Author: Michelle Irwin
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: April 9, 2016

my thoughts

Fly down the straight, fight for first, and keep the end in sight. In Declan Reede’s mind, the road ahead is free of doubt and indecision. He knows the path that he wants to travel, and that it can only be traversed with love at his side. He’s ready for it. Wants it. Only, as he races toward the finish line, old adversaries become new threats. Declan must overcome the past and face the challenges head on if he’s to claim the life he now believes he deserves. What will it take for him to declare his true desires? Will it be enough to claim the ultimate victory?

my thoughts

I felt like I went through the years with Alyssa and Declan as I read through this final book of their story. Although this one felt a bit slow paced compare to the other books but I guess it’s because their life in this book is much more stable than when they first started.

I love how the characters grew throughout the series. I love looking at Declan in this book and see how hs perspective differs from here and from then. The maturity and evolution each character came to was really inspiring and it felt amazing to be a part of their journey.

Though it’ probably highly irrelevant, being a fan of formula one, I had a new appreciation to the sport after reading Declan’s perspective as a racer and my respect for the pit crew grew up a notch.

Declan and Alyssa’s story will be among the books that I’ll probably read again once I find more time or just because. My gratitude and salute to the author for bringing to us such an amazing story and sharing with us the colorful life of Declan Reede.


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Dechiper (Declan Reede: The Untold Story) by Michelle Irwin Reviewed

Dechiper (Declan Reede: The Untold Story) by Michelle Irwin Reviewed


my thoughts

Brake hard, jostle for position, and watch for the blind corner.

In a swirl of controversy, Declan Reede lost everything important to him. Now old temptations resurface, old battles reignite, and he has nothing left in reserve.

When a glimmer of hope is offered, Declan has to stand and fight for what he wants or he might just lose it all forever.

How can he decipher the clues and get revenge on those who want to see him burn?

my thoughts

I’m so bad. I thought I have reviewed this already but I was wrong. I wrote the review but have forgotten to post it. Anyways, I was lucky enough to be given an advance copy of this so I could read it early. Here’s my review:

The scene where it ended in the previous book, I was thinking so hard of what was really there and what really happened with Alyssa. For the first time ever, I’m happy that I predicted it right. Because I can’t imagine things going even more south with Declan. He at least deserves some happiness… okay a lot of happiness even if at times I badly want to give him a punch right in his face.

This book is a little happier than the previous one which makes me nervous for the next one. I know Michelle still has that twist waiting for all of us.

What I love most about this book is how you can see the characters growing and evolving to better persons. Reading this series made me feel like hearing about people I personally know. I love every bit of character in this series whether they played the good or bad role because they all made this series even more interesting.

At this point, I’d say I’m totally hooked with Michelle’s writing I’ll definitely read anything she writes.


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Declan Reede: The Untold Story (Decline/Deceive) by Michelle Irwin Reviewed




Hold on tight, stick to the racing line, and watch for the corners.

Four years after making the decision to leave his home town behind, all of Declan Reede’s dreams have come true. Unapologetically foul-mouthed and well known for his off-track antics, his success seems unstoppable. At least until Queensland Raceway and a chance sighting of the girl who once held his heart. Now, getting around the track seems an impossible battle as he struggles to return to his previous form. With his career racing downhill faster than his V8 on Mount Panorama, there’s more than just his reputation on the line.

What will it take to put the brakes on his decline?

my thoughts

 After reading the prequel, I was really looking forward to reading this. The #0.5 volume of this book left so much to be desired that you really would want to jump in and read the next one right after finishing it.

I find this next installment to the series even much more intense than the introduction. The characters are far from being perfect but you can perfectly feel their emotions. Not only did the story progressed in this one, the characters have also grown from the previous volume to this one. Their development might not all geared to positive growth but that was what made more real and easy to relate too.

I really love how the story progressed. From a bit sweet and a little annoying teenagers going to the early stage of being an adult to actually being an adult with all the hang ups and the baggage, the story flowed very smoothly. Truth is, I have some misgivings about Alyssa during the beginning of the series but I have learned to admire her on this book. I felt heartbroken for Declan but somehow I want to blame him too.

But no, not really. The truth is I want to blame the Dad. I don’t know why none of them are questioning him but I felt like the way that Alyssa and Declan parted the way they was actually his fault and I keep wondering why none of them is shoving that truth in his (the dad) face.

I really really enjoyed the story. I feel along with the characters. The conflict was also very wonderfully woven that it didn’t feel like it was planted or manipulated. I may have cringe with the way Declan curses throughout the book but I heard that’s natural for Aussie’s but I don’t know I feel like he curses too much.

All in all, it was nice to witness the journey of Alyssa and Declan’s story and I can’t wait to see what more awaits them.



Straighten up, pull it around, and get back on the track.

Declan Reede’s life is in a tail-spin. Although he knows what he wants, he can’t see the road that will take him there. Wherever he turns, new secrets, lies, and half-truths threaten to send him crashing off-course. To deserve his family, he must fight his past mistakes and prove himself worthy.

But can someone out to deceive cost him the life he now craves?

**Due to strong language and sexual content not intended for anyone under age of 18**

my thoughts

And Declan’s story continues. I feel a little off track on how to write this review. I feel like I should edit my first review first… and all because the questions and misgivings I have from the first book was immediately answered at the beginning of this book. It’s as though the author had anticipated that this will happen. Well, she probably did and it’s probably planned to happen that way.

If I like the previous book, I’d say I loved this one. I can see a lot of improvement on Declan which made now look so endearing and lovable in my eyes. I love that he actually grow up on this book. I also love how Alyssa reacted on the way things were thrown her way.

Much as Flynn sound annoying at times, I also like the role he played into the story. Phoebe was so adorable too. Actually, I like how everyone played into the story including all the minor characters. I feel like it won’t be this good if you take out any one of them.

Aside from the revelations and reconciliation,  this book was also a journey of healing for Declan and much as he annoys me sometimes, I do feel his pains and am glad that he was slowly on the road to recovery. Or so I thought… I’m sort of nervous with the way this book ended and what might that mean for Declan and his road to recovery. And I’m keeping my fingers cross for Alyssa’s reaction to this another twist at the end.

Although this ended in another cliffhanger, I enjoyed this book so much even the cliffhanger made sense… if that make sense. I so want to read the next book right away. Michelle Irwin’s writing just pull you in and you wouldn’t want to stop unless you have it all.


purchase links

Decline: Amazon | Kobo | B & N

Deceive : Amazon | Kobo | B & N


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