Author: BJ Harvey
Published: November 25th
Organized by: The Book Avenue
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I could tell she wasn’t feeling it, or him. She was so stiff and unanimated, nothing like the Kate I’ve seen before. I also noticed her looking my way a few times…everything points to Miss Kate trying out internet dating.
I send Mac a text knowing that whatever Kate was up to, Mac would likely know.
Zander: Mac, is Kate dating old guys now?
Mac: Um, what?!? Of course not. She never goes for older than 30. Why’s that?
Zander: Saw her at 42nd St Bar with a guy well into his 40s
Mac: OMG. It was a blind date, off the internet. He must’ve lied on his profile.
Zander: What site?
Zander: Just curious.
Mac: Curious or interested?
Zander: Does it matter which one?
Mac: Chicago Singles Online. Tread lightly with her, okay? But if you’re interested in her, let her know.
Zander: Stop matchmaking, Mac. Talk to you soon.
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**
5 Kate and Zander Stars
I can’t truly express the love I have for this series. I absolutely loved Temporary Bliss ( Book 1 ) and this book was no different. I loved this one just as much as book 1. I fell in love with Zander in book 1 and was so excited to know he was getting his own book. I also loved Kate from book 1. She was Mac’s spunky BFF and I loved her personality. She kind of reminded me of me sometimes. So to know that these two were getting their own book was great. This book did not disappoint at all. I was instantly intrigued from page 1 and it held my attention all the way through to the last page. I also loved the little bonus we get at the end. I don’t think I have ever laughed, swooned, cried, growled, and panted as much as I did with this book. I will say that I had the biggest smile on my face when I finished reading this book. I thought book 1 was steamy well let me tell you Zander really knows how to melt a kindle 😉 What I thought was great also, was that this wasn’t just Zander and Kate’s story….it was also a continuation of Mac and Daniel’s story. It actually takes starts up right where book 1 leaves off. Could this book be read as a stand alone…yes I guess it could but you really should read Daniel and Mac’s story also. You truly get the dynamic of all four of these characters. Plus you want to read book 1 to get to know everyone that will be in the remaining books. This is a very fast paced book. I was able to finish it in less then a day. But it by no means is rushed. I thought the story played out well and that the pace that Kate and Zander’s relationship is played out was great. I love BJ Harvey’s writing style, she is definitely becoming a go to author for me….I will for sure read anything she writes.
Like I said we meet both Kate and Zander in book 1. These two were great characters. Their banter with each other and with their friends had me laughing throughout the book. I felt that their relationship felt natural, nothing seemed forced or unbelievable. Kate is the kind of person I think everyone would want as a BFF. She does have some trust issues that kind of come into play in this book but i was glad to see, that after a scary situation, she is able to see past those issues and just live for the day and love Zander know matter what. As for Zander….he is truly one of my FAVORITE Book Boyfriends….definitely top of the list. He gives Daniel a run for his money when it comes to swooniness. I will say that I was glad to see that Zander’s stripping job really doesn’t come into play as a negative factor in their relationship. I will say that Zander can give me a lap dance any day 😉 That scene definitely melted my kindle 🙂 All I will say is that you really need to read this book to experience all of Zander’s greatness. He is kind, loving, swoony, and devoted to his family. How could anyone go wrong with that.
I loved that, like I said earlier, this was also a continuation of Mac and Daniel’s story. I knew that there wasn’t enough story for a whole nother book for them but having them incorporated into Kate and Zander’s story worked well. We got to see what happened with them and their relationship. We also get to see them as a support system for Kate and Zander. I loved how this book also showed that yes Mac and Zander have a past together , they are also terrific friends and help each other out when need be. I wasn’t sure how that whole dynamic was going to work after knowing what I know from book 1 but it totally worked 🙂
This has for sure become one of my favorite series and I would recommend it to everyone. If you are looking for a swoony love story, that will make you laugh, cry, swoon and melt, then you definitely want to pick this book/series up and read it. I can’t wait to see where the rest of this series goes. I would say that my only negative was that I was hoping for a little more public sex scenes, since Zander is the king of sex in public and exhibitionism, but with that said this book is not lacking in the steamy factor either 😉
I’m a wife to one husband, mother of two gorgeous girls, self-employed doing communications and business consulting as well as studying accounting full time.
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