The Invitation by Vi Keeland – Review

An excellent romance.


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 by Vi Keeland - Review
The Invitation by Vi Keeland – Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.


I loved reading The Invitation by Vi Keeland. I like reading romance books a lot, but some are just too good. The Invitation is one of them.

It was an easy read with no evil characters to add unnecessary drama. Yet, I could not stop reading. I loved the emotional connection between Stella and Hudson as well as their banter. I had a big, goofy grin plastered over my face the entire time I was reading the book.

This is a slow-burn romance. The protagonists do not jump into the bed at the first chance. Both have had their fingers burnt in the past. So, they take their time in getting to know each other. Yet, the chemistry between them is palpable. Both are attracted to each other but will not admit it.

I liked how Hudson let his guard down bit by bit in front of Stella. He embraced Stella’s idiosyncrasies.

Though there is no evil third person wanting to drive a wedge between the two, yet there was a twist at the end that got my stomach in knots. When I thought everything was going great for Stella and Hudson, BAM! Something big happens. Will their relationship survive?

The Invitation was an excellent romance. It has a happy ending, swoon-worthy romantic scenes, plus some steamy scenes to spice up the sweetness. Highly recommended for romance lovers.

The Invitation by Vi Keeland
The Invitation by Vi Keeland


Genre: Romance || Pages: 396 || Published on January 16th 2021



Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over one hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-six languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Author: debjani6ghosh

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9 thoughts on “The Invitation by Vi Keeland – Review”

  1. I love the synopsis of this story, it sounds excellent. I do like a good romance. Great review Debjani. I like that it is a slow burn without a lot of angst. Adding this to my TBR.

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