REVIEW – THE THING ABOUT LOVE by Kim Karr

SYNOPSIS

An emotional and unforgettable new romance from New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr.

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.

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Butterflies swarmed my belly, my throat tightened, and when he full on kissed me, I felt like he was my home.
It was a feeling I hadn’t felt in a very long time.

And right then I knew nothing would ever be the same in my life when he left.

 

 

THE THING ABOUT LOVE is a sexy, funny, and emotional read. This was my first Kim Karr book and I can guarantee that it won’t be my last. I really enjoyed this ”enemies-to-lovers” romance. The pacing of the story was perfect and kept me thoroughly entertained. The Heroine was a likable character and the Hero had the right amount of sex appeal and cocky attitude that I love in a really good book boyfriend.

Juliette Easton has been running her Uncle’s wedding planning business and up until she took over, it had been doing really well, but now they are nearly bankrupt. She has the chance of turning things around if she can convince the bride from one of Atlanta’s wealthiest and influential families to hire Jules to plan her wedding. Things get off to a rocky start when she throws cake at the bride’s brother’s face after an innocent misunderstanding. Doctor Jake Kissinger is not at all pleased with the feisty wedding planner but he can’t ignore his strong attraction to her.

At first, Jake isn’t thrilled with the idea of hiring Juliette as his little sister’s wedding planner. But when his terminally ill grandmother asks for the wedding to be pushed up as early as possible so that she can see her granddaughter married before she passes on, Jake has no other choice but to hire Juliette as she’s the only wedding planner that is desperate enough to pull off the wedding of the century in under five weeks.

 

 

 

Things get downright steamy when Jake and Jules are forced to spend time together planning all of the wedding details while the bride and groom are away at college. Neither of them is looking for anything long-term at the moment, so they agree to keep things strictly physical. But sometimes feelings can develop between two people who share out of this world sexual chemistry and soon the couple will have to deal with having to let go of something they know is so right. They both hold on to deeply rooted pain from their pasts. Jake feels tremendous guilt over his father’s death and thinks that if he moves back to New York and works in the same hospital that his dad did, that somehow he’s atoning for his past transgressions.

The story was just about perfect had it not been for the coincidence with Jake’s and Juliette’s tragic pasts. It was the only tiny piece of the story that I found fault with but it’s so minor that it did very little to affect my enjoyment.

Here are my overall ratings on the book:

Hero: 4.5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

THE THING ABOUT LOVE is currently available! It’s worth a one-click. There are two more standalones planned and believe me you will want to meet Jaxson and Finn when their books come out!

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