Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Charity has a bit of a nervous tic... she steals things. It's not normally a problem, because she doesn't tend to get very nervous around her stable of book boyfriends. But when she accidentally goes on a blind date with a cop, albeit the hottest cop alive, she can't seem to stop herself from grabbing everything in sight.

Leo wants a family, not a criminal record. But there's something about the curvy bombshell of a thief he's been set up with that he can't stop thinking about. Or falling into bed with.

He needs to keep his hands off of her. She needs to keep her hands off of... literally everything.

There's no hope for a cop and a klepto.

Or is there?

Kayti McGee makes me laugh. Really, I could just end there and have a review that works for this book...because it made me laugh. And, I loved Leo and Charity...and her quirks.

And the post it notes...this is an obsession I share (albeit not to the extremes she does) with Charity. So, this made me laugh.

The kleptomania was a hoot...the salt shaker just about killed me with laughter.

Do you sense the theme here? Yup, this book was funny. Really, really, funny. And, it was well written...which is a requirement if you are going to make something funny.

Kayti McGee is a great writer, with a great sense of humor and the ability to write a funny character, with a funny story-line, while retaining the story. Ms. McGee herself will tell you that she does things "over the top" but, what she leaves out is that she can get away with it because she is a great writer who tells a wonderful story.

The only criticism I have, and it is a small one, is I thought the resolution of this one came a little quickly...but other than that, all good.

Have I mentioned the post it notes?

Kayti McGee is an author I discovered late last year and fell in love with.  When I read a Kayti McGee book I know I'm going to laugh and find some characters I can really relate to-Hands Off was no different.

Charity had me laughing from the start.  I have a love for post-it notes (not to Charity's level mind you) so her reliance on them made me giggle.  I liked that she was confident in herself, she knew her strengths and weaknesses and wasn't going to change for anyone...except maybe Leo's mom.

Speaking of Leo, who wouldn't love a hot cop?  I'll admit I had my reservations about him when he first met Charity but they were gone after a couple of pages.  To me it was interesting to find a male lead so set on finding a woman-it's usually the other way around.  But I love that Kayti McGee takes things you expect and flips them all around.

I love the supporting characters in this book- a lot.  They definitely add to the humor in this book without taking away from Charity and Leo. I could see myself hanging out with them on game night-it'd be a blast.

If you're looking for a book that'll have you laughing while still being hot, check out Hands Off-you won't regret it.

About The Author:

Kayti McGee writes romantic comedy in varying degrees of ridiculousness from beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Go Royals. Besides writing, her hobbies include travel, cooking, and all things Whovian. She also writes as the latter half of Laurelin McGee. Like her co-author Laurelin Paige, she joined Mensa for no other reason than to make her bio more interesting. Is it working?

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