Release Blitz with Review: Wanted You More by B Celeste

March 28, 2023

Wanted You More by B. Celeste is now live!

After surviving a tragic shooting that took her mother’s life, eight-year-old Austen Cole’s life is turned upside down by the haunting memories of that traumatic Fourth of July night.
Now, when the seventeen-year-olds self-destructive behavior gets her into trouble, it’s the son of the retired cop who saved her that tries coming to her rescue before she wastes the second chance at life she was given.
But not even twenty-two-year-old Noah Kingsley can help the snarky girl who insists she doesn’t need anybody.
This emotional hate-to-love-you slow burn romance spans over five years, telling the love story between one fragile girl molded by tragedy and the young man who wants to save her from herself…

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Wanted You More is a heartbreaking story about love, loss and finding yourself. It shows you the different type of grief, self sabotage and trying to navigate your way through this thing call life. It's a raw look at how despite what people say, time doesn't heal all wounds.


After surviving a mass shooting at the age of eight that also claimed the life of her mother, Austen Cole has been trying to get back to a sense of normalcy. Even though it's been almost a decade, she still hasn't found it and sometimes that means exploring bad habits. Despite all of those things Austen knows that she has a good support system around her including Noah and even though their relationship is complex, he knows the real her. Flaws and all.


This story started off with a gut punch that just gave you an immediate sinking feeling and I was practically praying for something lighter after reading the prologue. This author has no problem reeling you in and ripping off a band aid full force and I really like that about her writing. The issue(s) that I had with this story was that I felt like no progress was made with the main character. I completely understood her struggle and her pain was real and so raw but the self sabotage was a bit too much. There was no growth until practically the final chapter and I didn't want that. I wanted to see the evolution of this character going from someone who was hurting and down to knowing her worth and being more than a survivor.

I know that this was a slow burn romance but I also wanted to feel a better connection between the main characters. It felt like they were friends the entire time and I didn't feel the passion or the longing that they had for each other and I needed to feel more.

Despite that, I think that if you're looking for slow burn emotional romance, then this one's for you.

Meet B. Celeste

B. Celeste is a new adult and contemporary romance author that gives voices to raw, realistic characters with emotional storylines that tug on the heartstrings.

She was born and raised in upstate New York where she still resides with her four-legged feline sidekick, Oliver "Ollie" Queen. Her love for reading and writing began at an early age and only grew stronger after getting a BA in English and an MFA in English & creative writing. When she's not writing, she's working out, binge-watching reality game shows, and spending time with her friends and family.
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