REVIEW – ANYTHING BUT MINOR by Kate Stewart

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BLURB:

“She’s a nerd.”
“Heyyyy!”
“Okay, she’s a flight instructor.”
“Better.”
“He’s a ballplayer.”
“The best that ever was.”
“Technically, you aren’t according to MLB stats.”
“See? Total nerd. She also has no filter.”
“He’s no southern gentlemen.”
“I had one last season to prove my worth.”
“I’d never seen a game.”
“He told me he was a player.”
“She told me she was a lesbian.”
“But you fell in love with me anyway.”
“Yeah, baby, I totally did.”

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****5++++++++++RAFE HEMBRY IS ALL MINE STARS*****
{Beta Read}

It was selfish of me to ask her to take me the way I was, with only the time I could give, but I wanted her in a way I could never explain, or try to. She had so much strength, so much ability. She was so fiercely independent at times I couldn’t believe she could need anyone at all. But she trusted me, she looked out for me and when we were together I could feel her need for me. She was everything I’d ever wanted and never thought I would find in a woman.

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So I happen to really love Kate Stewart to the moon and back. She’s honestly the most genuine and beautiful person inside and out. And she’s so FLIPPING HILARIOUS. I told her that she should try her hand at writing a RomCom and how I just love those and sports themed romances. Wouldn’t you know she already had Anything But Minor in that brilliant and beautiful mind of hers!!!!!

I 100% LOVED THIS BOOK TO PIECES!!!!!!! From beginning to end it was PERFECTION!! Kate has always been one of my favorite authors and is a very gifted and versatile writer, but I truly feel that ROMCOM is her niche!! This book is equivalent to a World Series win for Kate Stewart!! I laughed so hard and fell madly in love with RAFE HEMBRY!!!! Not only did Kate deliver a superb story but she also created one of the most loveable and unforgettable heroines I have come across to date. Alice Boyd was adorably geeky and quite the google search expert. I loved her exuberance and vivaciousness. She was always willing to try something new and I admired her for her courage to just pack up and move to a place where she had not one friend or family member there to support her.

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Alice lands a job at Boeing as a flight instructor in Charleston, South Carolina. She’s leaving her hometown and excited to be starting her new life. She decides to go on a little tour of the Downtown area and stumbles upon a flyer for an upcoming Swampgators baseball game. Little did she know that this flyer would change her life forever.

Rafe Hembry is the up and coming star player for the Swampgators. Major League talent scouts have him on their radar. The moment he spots Alice in the stands, he feels an instant attraction and she definitely is awestruck at the sight of Rafe. Alice is quite the klutz and it’s almost a given that she will land herself in an embarrassing situation and oftentimes it happens whenever Rafe is around. The two become fast friends but always with the undercurrent of pure want between them. No matter how hard Rafe tries to seduce her, Alice is fearful that she will be just a passing fancy for him and she’d rather hold on to the friendship they share than to lose him to a moment of lust. But as time passes they both realize that there is something pretty special building between them and neither will be able to deny their attraction any longer.

When Rafe and Alice give in to their burning passion for each other I may have felt myself about to combust from the explosive heat generated between them. Holy Hell, get ready to feel the earth move and bookcases fall!!! And once things start to get serious between them, I was a swooning mess!!

This is a book to be savored and I promise you that the story hooks you in from the beginning and will have you laughing, panting, and maybe even shedding a few tears of joy when all is said and done. It is definitely a book that I will be revisiting quite often.

If you’ve never read anything by Kate Stewart, I highly recommend that you start with this one right here. It’s thePERFECT summer read!!!

ANYTHING BUT MINOR is available NOW!!!

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IE4I7VM
Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01IE4I7VM
Amazon CA   https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01IE4I7VM
B&N   http://bit.ly/2acYR30
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/anything-but-minor
iBooks http://apple.co/2a1dTMK

 

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*****Mel’s Review*****

5 “I Have A Feeling You Are Worth Knowing” STARS!
(ARC provided by author)

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Alice Boyd is a beautiful woman from Dayton, Ohio who has always been obsessed with flying & becoming a pilot. She just took a job as a flight instructor for the new Boeing plant in Charleston, SC & will head up their flight simulation program. She is super excited to move to a new city & experience new things. While out one evening, Alice decides to attend a baseball game for Charleston’s home team the Swampgators. It’s their first home game & she loves it!

She right away notices the gorgeous pitcher who seems to be looking right in her direction. She soon learns his name is Rafe Hembrey. Rafe has the best stats of any pitcher in the minors, & with his talent, he’s expected to be called to the majors any day now. This is his season to prove himself.

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Rafe is a sexy, arrogant athlete/ladies man used to getting what he wants, & he’s decided after meeting this stunning blonde, he has to have her in his bed. He goes after Alice hard & his usual charms don’t work right away. Alice is quirky & has no filter. She’s hilarious & fun to be around and Rafe just wants more of her in every way. He pursues her & she eventually gives in because HELLO… he’s absolutely beautiful & paired with his personality he’s irresistible.

-I’d been thoroughly kissed. The kind of kiss a woman begs life for, the kind of kiss that keeps the sexual imagination spinning for months, even years.

-I was fucking consumed with thoughts of her.

-I had to have that woman.

-I’d always been loyal to my game, my attention never swayed, ever. Kissing Alice the way I had with several innings left to pitch was the first time I’d ever betrayed my first love. And it felt fucking amazing.

They soon really fall hard for one another & have to deal with the fact that their relationship may be temporary if Rafe gets called up to the majors. Suddenly Rafe’s priorities begin to shift as Alice becomes essential to his happiness.

I loved this book so much! It’s my favorite by Kate Stewart. Rafe Hembrey is dreamy perfection. I was swooning throughout this book & couldn’t put it down. It has everything I love in a fabulous book. It has a delicious alpha male, plenty of steamy hotness, & is laugh out loud funny. The perfect summer read! 😀

-“I’m happy. For the first time in a long time, I’m happy. You showed me what it looks like and then you became a reason.”

-“You. Are. Everything. My everything.”

*****Dee’s Review*****

*****5+++~Be Mine Stars

(ARC kindly provided by author <3)

Laugh out loud and utterly fantastic. Anything But Minor was everything I’ve been craving and much more. Kate Stewart has proven once again that not only is she a talented author, but that she’s also damn funny too!!

This book delivered nothing but a good time! A total home run of a book!!!!

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Alice left her hometown behind and has moved to Charleston, South Carolina in search of a new life full of adventure. She grew up with a mother who was very strict and kept Alice sheltered from most things in life. Now Alice is ready to break free, with a wonderful list in hand of new things she wants to try.

From the moment Alice steps down from the airplane, she starts to fall in love with Charleston, and we go along with her. The beautiful setting is so enchanting, it makes you want to hop on a plane, and go visit.

In the spirit of trying new things, Alice finds herself at a local baseball game, where a strange older woman offers her a weekly seat to watch the games of their home team with her. And it is at that ballgame where Alice gets mesmerized by the most beautiful man she’s ever seen; Rafe Hembrey.

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This is Rafe’s year, the year he’s been waiting for to sign with a major league team. His stats are better than ever, his career at its’ peak, and everyone knows that sooner or later he’s getting that call. Which is why he can’t afford to get distracted by the bombshell/nerd/ Google obsessed woman he just met at one of his games.

Alice knows Rafe has a reputation of love ’em and leave ’em, and she also knows that he might be leaving Charleston soon. So, after a few friendly dates, and even though the attraction is out of control intense between them, Alice decides she’d rather not lose Rafe’s friendship since she knows all she can get from him is amazing sex. But Rafe has other plans, he wants in Alice’s pants, but every minute he spends with her, makes him realize that he might actually want more.

This story was as sweet and decadent as eating a chocolate cake, but without feeling guilty about the calories. The characters, the hilarious plot, and the setting made a magical combination that will charm the hearts of anybody who reads it.

Rafe was sexy and delicious, but Alice was my most favorite thing about this book. Her character was totally adorable, smart and also very empowering, we need more female characters like her in books.

Anything But Minor is a book that will leave you feeling happy. A book that you would want to share, gift and recommend, because it’s so full of laughs and soul. This book is one item I’ll have on my Christmas list to give to all my friends. I just LOVED it!!!

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