Title: The Thing About Love
Author: Kim Karr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 3, 2018
The whole stethoscope-and-white coat thing isn’t my cup of tea.
I prefer a man with an artistic vein in his body. 9 - 5 hours. And I can definitely do without the half-lidded, sleepy bedroom eyes. (Okay, so those are kind of sexy.)
Tall, dark, and handsome doesn’t change the fact that he’s arrogant, cocky, and rude.
Not that I care, but he’s made it clear he wants nothing to do with a quirky girl like me, which is why he said no.
Turns out no isn’t an option.
I have a quickie wedding to plan, and Dr. Jake Kissinger doesn’t have a choice. He looks at our situation like he’s stuck with me, but in reality, I’m stuck with him. Stuck with his pouty mouth. His long, lean body. And stuck with those loose, low riding scrub pants. (Okay, so the doctor thing is growing on me.)
When spending time together turns into more than it should, I know I’m in trouble.
He isn’t supposed to make my heart pound.
I’m not supposed to make him look twice.
And we aren’t supposed to spend the night together. (Okay, so he has more than one artistic vein in his body, and other places.)
Falling for him is definitely a mistake.
Here’s the thing…
Jake is unavailable, and I know it.
Just not in the way you might think.
I guess you can’t have your cake and eat it too.
I really liked Juliette. I liked Jake. I laughed out loud at their initial meeting-after I face palmed. They just had a spark between them right from the start and I loved seeing them go from enemies to lovers. It's such a fun trope when it's done right and the author definitely did it right here. The reason they dislike each other is believable and that's really important.
I love that these two didn't fall into each other's arms immediately. I loved their banter together-LOVED it. I liked watching them progress on their journey together. The sex was hot and steamy; I recommend having a fan nearby. Jake and Juliette share a connection I didn't see coming (and I don't love how it was brought up) but I love the layer it added to their connection.
I loved the plot here. It was fun and fresh. It was realistic as well-which I think really worked for this book. Most books I've read about wedding planners and such in the past show the fun aspects of the job, not the nitty gritty behind it all. But here, we see the good, the bad and the ugly.
The supporting characters in this book were fun as well. They supported our characters without overshadowing them, yet still made me curious enough that I wouldn't mind if the author gave us their backstories...just saying.
I read this book in one fell swoop. It was fun, sexy, and hot. It was also emotional and realistic. Kim Karr is definitely an author I look forward to reading. I recommend this title!
Juliette and Jake. So perfect as an enemies to lovers, so what you want from a story like this. Did they have a reason to dislike one another? Yes, they did...he was trying to keep his sister from using her company after a misunderstanding that involved, well, cake. Is it possible for there to be a cake misunderstanding? Yes, there certainly is. But, to find out, you are going to have to read the book.
I loved the intensity of the relationship that is brought by a shared connection. I didn't really see if coming, so the revelation and the depth it gave to their story was perfect. It explained who he was, it explained why he was still willing to leave, to make the choices he was, and it explained why she was willing and able to understand that choice. Anything more would be a spoiler, but I can say safely that I loved the balance the connection of the past and the present gave to the story.
Add in that the sex was hot and the chemistry was believable and you have a story you are going to read in one sitting. I know I did.
I recommend this title.
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Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life.
Her romances are raw, real, and explosive.
Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel.
And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy.
From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered business woman. No two storylines are ever alike.
Get ready to fall in love.