The Invitation by Vi Keeland Book Summary
A new, sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller, Vi Keeland.
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 (Vi Keeland) Book Reviews
Hard to Put DownA famous library, several weddings held there, a diary that tells of lovers who surreptitiously meet on its steps, a lovely woman with an excellent sense of smell who crashes a wedding, and a broody single dad who is fascinated with this woman—these are some of the elements that create the wonder that is The Invitation. I loved this sooooo much! Stella and Hudson are wonderful characters, and their romance amazing!.DoingthisforcoinsssssdzzzzzScore: 5/5
Amazing ♥️♥️♥️This was one of the best books I read in awhile. Couldn’t stop reading it!!!!!.Lovelyminnie22Score: 5/5
MY FAVORITE BOOK SO FAR FROM VII have read about 5 of her books,bossman,the naked truth,a beautiful mistake, beat and the baller BUT this one by far is my favorite. I just loved how she kept us hooked from the first chapter and there was so many twist and how you had to put together the pieces to the puzzle. I had a few tears at the end Hudson definitely went through a lot and I love the choices he made once he found out the truth.QuitecontrarymissmaryScore: 5/5
Skip aheadI skipped lots of pages and didn’t miss anything the book picks up towards the end but very hard to get through not the best work I have read from this author..Jess N jasonScore: 1/5
Very interestingI don’t even know where to begin…this book was very detailed and thoroughly thought through. I loved every single inch of it from start to finish and would really recommend reading..Monii z.Score: 5/5
The InvitationLOVED!!!!!.JShippy21Score: 5/5
Excellent! Just Excellent!What a great story! Totally entertaining! I don’t rate books and I don’t write reviews, but this book was perfect and I wanted to share just how much I enjoyed the story, the dialogue, the characters. It’s the total package!.Sue JYScore: 5/5
Loved itGreat writing style and story line. I really enjoyed this book. I’m going to read something else from this author ASAP!.Leslie.MayoScore: 5/5
She did it againLove Keeland books!.Chellychel27Score: 5/5
Nice romantic storyVery nice romantic story…not dragged out waiting and waiting for what’s to happen next!.Thorne oplScore: 4/5
SwoonI love this book, it will definitely be a reread for me!.M.Smith590Score: 5/5
Sooo goodI read it in 2 days. I couldn’t stop reading!!.BlancaelopezScore: 5/5
Such a good story!Loved it! I read it in 2 days. It left me angry, sad, happy and feeling loved. I laughed and smiled so much during the story. I cried during the heartbreaking times. I felt I really knew these characters. What a gift this author has. I will be reading more of her stories! She’s made me fall in love with romance novels again..Leah112780Score: 5/5
PerfectThis is the quickest easiest reading love story I’ve ever read. It was wonderful and I enjoyed every bit the storyline!.MLT9519Score: 5/5
Finished it in 1 dayThis is a great book! I'm not normally one that buys books on here. I normally stick to the free ones. But this one is definitely worth buying! It had me smiling, laughing and I had tears in my eyes!.ER-87Score: 5/5
Best book EVER!I have four children and a full time job ...yet I still was able to finish this book in less then a week!.Blackberry userScore: 5/5
A lot of loveThis one is by far my favorite book by Vi Keeland. Loved the characters even with their faults and broken past. Again, a sad part but a good daddy prevails that makes you fall for him even more..LctweetyScore: 5/5
Couldn’t stop reading!!!Like the title says, I couldn’t stop reading! This was a feel good story with a great twist in events that had me gasping, and laughing and even crying! This story was very well written and it was something that ill definitely read again. Well done Vi!!.Cynthp11Score: 5/5
The InvitationI loved this book. Had a little of everything in it. Happiness, sad and humor. Could not put it down. This book needs a sequel for sure. Pudge48.Pudge48Score: 5/5
Nice romance storyIt was super cute. It had two strong independent characters who complemented each other very well. Their relationship was realistic and not forced. The twist in the book was surprising and unexpected which was cool. Once you figure it out you’re like “Oh wow!” Overall I loved the book and would recommend it if you like romance novels..Rosycheeks89Score: 5/5
Love this oneLove it.Sass1963Score: 5/5
@michellesbookstoreadTHE INVITATION... VI KEELAND... This story made me smile so much! Loved it from beginning to end... love story with all the feels! Definitely a must read if you are looking for feel good love story that’s quick and easy! @vi_keeland.ChellequickreaderScore: 5/5
A great read!!An amazing author!.GrecambScore: 5/5
Amazing!Couldn’t put this down!.Corie ARScore: 5/5
Fun and FlirtyThis story was so good! I loved how their relationship didn’t depend on sex like some other romance novels. They genuinely had a great connection and fell in love and it was so much fun reading the way it happened. Read in 1 night couldn’t put down!!!.Mocos1082!Score: 5/5
Love love loveThis book had me LOL multiple times! Such a fun loving story.Lili1992s2Score: 5/5
Read itSoooooo good and much more than just an epic love story..BrookeAmadorScore: 5/5
Another goodieAlways good! Loved it!.JLoc0303Score: 4/5
😍Vi Keeland is now my all time favorite writer. This is the sweetest closest to real life as I have ever read. This one will be the book I compare all others too..MissyRNNCScore: 5/5
EnjoyableHeld my attention throughout the whole book. It was very entertaining and the fact that she read diaries was unusual and a very interesting plot twist..2qcncbjeScore: 4/5
Loved it!Unique and so so sweet!.ACD519Score: 5/5
Awesome Book!!I couldn’t put this book down! I alway found myself reading wherever I was!.Euro kissesScore: 5/5
The InvitationIt caught my attention from the beginning! I finished it in one day. The plus was all of what completes a great story, was included!.Wandy53Score: 5/5
AmazingFor a book that was so little in price I didn’t have high expectations. But this book is blowing me away, it’s like watching a movie, the author is an amazing writer. There are so many cute one liners and big and small cliff hangers, it is a bit predictable but such a fun read.ArianaloserScore: 5/5
The InvitationEnjoyed very much! Great love story..Robin ReadingScore: 5/5
Great readThis book has sat in my library for months. I read the first few chapters and lost interest but I picked it back up yesterday and ended up reading the whole thing because I couldn’t put it down. Even though it was a little slow to start, it ended up being a great read. This author is quickly becoming one of my favorites..Jllo46Score: 5/5
I’m here for this romanceI never write reviews, but this book was worth spending the time to jot down a review. I couldn’t get enough of Hudson & Stella’s story - I couldn’t put it down. At the same time, I want to savor it and never wanted their story to end. One of the cutest and sweetest love stories between characters. I loved it and will read it 100 times over again!.LaiJayyScore: 5/5
So beautifulI absolutely loved this book. Couldn’t stop reading. I love Hudson and Strellas love story!!! Such an amazing read..GisiRiveraScore: 5/5
XoxoSuch a sweet, fun, funny, hopeful and kind story that everyone needs.Hhoops13Score: 5/5
Just okayI don’t like writing bad reviews. A book is a creation of someone’s imagination after all. But that doesn’t mean one ought to publish it. Could it have been better? Maybe... If you’re in your early twenties or late teens and new to romance, this might be fun to read. But unfortunately this story was beyond vanilla. Very predictable. I finished reading it for two reasons: 1- I actually paid $ for it 2- I was being polite I gave two stars because unlike most ebooks, this one was edited well for grammar and spelling!.SMCOCScore: 2/5
I couldn’t put it down!This story had me from the beginning. I usually read a few chapters a night but I could not stop! This was a wonderful story even if parts were sad. I will tell all of my friends to read this one!!.KarKar571Score: 5/5
Love itGreat story line. Loved it. Love most of her books.Danidal08Score: 5/5
Fantastic!Couldn't stop turning pages!.NobodyknowsqwertyScore: 5/5
AddictiveCouldn’t put the book down, hoping there’s a book after this soon..EsthernjeriScore: 5/5
Funny & sexyLove this pair, they were funny and so good together, sometimes when you least expect it you find the love of your life❤️.Debbie Rodrigues SousaScore: 5/5
5 starI loved this book. It was one I couldn’t put down. And ending was so well written. Everything pieced together perfectly.JshdifhrbejdScore: 5/5
Good but…..I read Egomaniac right before this. The story line is very similar. Kind of disappointed to see the major plot points again. Egomaniac is more steamy, if you’re deciding between the two. This story is sweet and I liked Stella a lot..Karalee444Score: 4/5
Something differentI’ve never read this author, but I liked this book. Would recommend.. it could do without the very, detailed sex scenes which were really not necessary to make this story. Otherwise, I look forward to reading another one of her books..Golf gal1Score: 4/5
Holy build up…This book was well executed. The characters seemed like actually people and I really enjoyed the male perspective. I didn’t feel like it was sappy just for romance sake. Must read. And I literally LOL multiple times..AshliemjohnScore: 5/5
Loved itLoved it!! Awesome story.Fud233Score: 5/5
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4.5stars-imaginative, inviting and decadent4.5 stars -THE INVITATION by Vi Keeland is a stand alone, contemporary adult, erotic, romance story line focusing on businessman Hudson Rothschild, and perfumist Stella Bardot. Told from dual first person perspectives (Hudson and Stella) THE INVITATION follows the building romance between businessman Hudson Rothschild, and perfumist Stella Bardot. A misdirected invitation finds our heroine, Stella Bardot, along with her best friend Fisher, crashing the swanky New York wedding of Olivia Rothschild and Mason Royce wherein Stella would meet businessman Hudson Rothschild, the man with whom she would fall in love but all is not well when Hudson discovers that Stella is an uninvited guest, posing as someone else, and the fall-out almost paralyzes our heroine’s future. Needing some start up for her own perfume company, Stella must face down Hudson Rothschild, and our hero wants nothing to do with our story line heroine. What ensues is the building professional, personal and romantic relationship between Hudson and Stella, and the potential fall-out as Hudson’s life is about to spiral out of control when his past reveals betrayal and deceit. Hudson Rothschild is a single father who shares custody of his daughter with his former wife. Struggling with the failure of his marriage, Hudson battles between head and heart when it comes to Stella Bardot, in the face of her deception, secrets and lies but a successful launch of Stella’s perfume company finds our couple working towards their own happily ever after. Stella Bardot knows betrayal first hand having found her ex-fiance in a compromising position but it was not only her ex-fiance that destroyed her heart. Our heroine likes to collect journals and diaries, and in this, Stella lives the lives of the people, from the pages inside. The relationship between Hudson and Stella begins as a lie, and struggles in the face of Stella’s deceit. A quick building professional relationship leads to a slow building romance but Hudson is about to face a betrayal that may affect their relationship going forward. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. We are introduced to Hudson’s sister Olivia Rothschild, who is the catalyst pushing Stella towards a successful business launch. Fisher is Stella’s best friend and confident, and Jack is Hudson’s best friend is the VP of a large media conglomerate. THE INVITATION is a story of betrayal and deceit; secrets and lies; business and pleasure; romance and love. The premise is imaginative, inviting, decadent and not without some twists and turns; the romance is spicy and sexy; the characters are sassy, flirty and spirited..Sandy SchScore: 5/5
BeautifulIt’s was a amazing read . Loved the plots the twists and turns . It’s a must read.Marcia M.EScore: 5/5
Beautifully Enticing !Hudson and Stella’s story is intense and wonderful. These characters are intriguing, witty and sexy. Such a great and profound storyline. Beautifully written Vi!!!.AlwaysdonnaScore: 5/5
The InvitationOnce again Vi has delivered another fantastic read, I was sad when this book was over! A definite must read 5 plus stars.Pink1dollScore: 5/5
Hudson & StellaI enjoyed the story of Hudson and Stella and how, no matter what happened - the good, the bad and the ugly, the universe kept bringing them together. There was A LOT of build up to Hudson and Stella actually getting together, but it was lovely to see them trust one another after having both been hurt in the past. I have to give huge props to Vi Keeland on her ability to spin a story - the woman knows how to throw intense curve balls! Note: compared to her other books, I would say that this one is much tamer as far as intimacy goes between Hudson and Stella..CaliGrownWithLoveScore: 4/5
Amazing bookLoved the story!!! It did get a little slow through the middle but the ending was so cute..BismahiuScore: 4/5
A great bookDefinitly one of the best book i read. Intense and romantic, i couldn’t put my eyes of the pages, cause i wanted more. I read it all in only 2 days..Noe_14dScore: 5/5
Just wowThose two are swoon worthy!.Rn123CAScore: 5/5
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Stop it!!! So so sweetI cried I cried I cried, it’s such a beautiful story I loved every second of it.KtlhunterScore: 5/5
The InvitationUnfortunately it was slow, I found myself skipping pages well pass the half way mark. The idea of this book was good the delivery wasn’t great..Jo DuncanScore: 3/5
Wow !!!You know a book is very special when it stays with you long after the final words have been read and The Invitation is really a very special read. It has characters you will fall hard and fast for, it has all the feels you would expect in a great read and a story that will captivate you from the first page to the last line and as I said I’m sure you will be thinking about Hudson and Stella long after you have finished this wonderful story. I’m not going to write a review that full of spoilers because I believe this romance needs to be read with no preconceived ideas you need to pick this book up like me and reads it first hand with your own eyes. What I will say is this couple intrigued me and as I read each page I knew I couldn’t put this book down and that’s how come I was still up at 3am so be warned make sure you have time to finish what you start because believe me once you meet Hudson and Stella all else goes out the window. This book touched me on so many levels, the chemistry is intense, the passion is steamy and the banter is witty. Another sure sign of a special read is when you can’t stop reading but you don’t want the book to end and that’s how I felt about The Invitation and I guess I do need to mention the most epic epilogue I have ever read....... it may only be the middle of January but The Invitation will be on my top reads of 2021 so I urge you all to one click this gem. Vi Keeland once again gives us a wonderful start to the year with this epic read..Jaxwright57Score: 5/5
Umm.. thanks for the sleepless night!This book was so good, my night of a read-until-I-fall-asleep was utterly disturbed. It was engaging, literally laugh out loud funny but also really heartwarming. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book of this kind that seems believable, even though you know it’s totally not. The story is really captivating and I love Stella’s character. I haven’t read anything from the author before but I am now probably one of the biggest fans. Well worth the purchase. Thanks for a brilliant read x.CrystalBella1989Score: 5/5
OutstandingI was hooked on the story that Vi Keeland wove from the first to the last word. The Invitation was an entertaining, well written story that was a pleasure to read. From the first moment that Hudson Rothschild and Stella Bardot meet at a wedding, sparks fly and I just knew that this was going to be one heck of a story. However, not all is as it seems, since one of them is there under false pretenses. Despite knowing that it can go nowhere, Stella is attracted to Hudson. Like Cinderella, Stella flees from the wedding but in her haste to escape, she leaves her phone behind and guess who finds it?. The chemistry between them is off the charts and their story was so much fun, with plenty of steam and witty banter that I spent a great deal of the time laughing out loud or swooning. It was wonderful to watch their relationship develop and I found myself smiling like a fool. This was a book that I was sad to see end; in truth I could have kept reading about these characters, they were just so easy to relate too..Erin Lewis aka Maimeo'sScore: 5/5
Absolutely sensational! Top read for 2021!An absolutely sensational read, every feeling, every moment was just wonderful. I was riveted to the story and didn’t put it down till I had finished. I had a permanent smile on my face as I read and genuinely loved the characters, especially Stella and Fisher, they were a hoot together. Needless to say when Stella meets Hudson, at his sisters wedding she crashed, the adventure we are sent on is not without drama and some rather unique surprises. This was a story that blew my mind and the coincidences and the way the storyline went, had my attention from the very beginning. It is one of my top reads for 2021. The author has exceeded her talent for writing a captivating story. These characters will forever hold a special place in my heart. Well done!.Marina SkinnerScore: 5/5
Top read of 2021I don’t care if we’re still in January, this is definitely going to be one of my top 5 reads for 2021. I loved everything about it, the banter, the scorching hot chemistry and the storyline were all fantastic. I finished it in one sitting and could not put it down!.MandadrummoScore: 5/5
Loved it!Loved this book. Belly laughed many times throughout. I loved the fruit notes, awwwww. It had all the feels!.Roxy.11Score: 5/5
A real page turnerI know I shouldn’t read these…they are bad for my relationship, as my grandmother always warned me, but I just can’t help it. These characters just suck you in. I have lost a couple of nights of sleep devouring this and another title…love them.NinnabombScore: 5/5
A great twistI really enjoyed this book with great dialogue, different timelines and a couple of twists..AbiHugScore: 5/5
Should be 10 starsI really anticipate reading this authors work when it hits my reader and this did not disappoint. It had it all and I loved it.❤️❤️❤️.Quinny19Score: 5/5
Not for meDon’t get all the high ratings with this one..MissNadsyScore: 2/5
A Joy!This was a wonderful book full of chemistry and sexual tension. I read it in one night, I couldn’t put it down! Great characters that are uplifting and a joy to get to know..Anne.G happyScore: 5/5
Highly recommendIt was soooo good. Loved it from the start and I couldn’t put it down. Finished it in a couple of days. I loved Stella, Hudson and Fisher..Meggsy macScore: 5/5
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I LOVEBEST BOOK IVE EVER READ.HaialnwidmaScore: 5/5
Heart racing goodCouldn’t put this book down. The twist and turns had my heart racing. Laughed and cried for them to have their happy ever after.KathrowerScore: 5/5
Amaazzzinngg!!Wow, what a book! Not only was the storyline beyond what I could ever have expected, but the attention to the detail and adorable inside jokes throughout the story, was phenomenal! I fully intend to start writing my own messages on some fruit. Overall the story was very touching. I laughed, I cried, and most importantly I smiled. I simply couldn’t put it down. I only wish there were more instalments to bury my nose in. Fabulous!.NicLou78Score: 5/5
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