Author: MK Harkins
Release date: June 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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What would you do in the face of the ultimate betrayal? This is the question that faces Mattie, Sarah, and Jeremy as they negotiate the often precarious game of love. In MK Harkins’s riveting debut novel, Intentional, nothing is ever quite as it seems at first glance. This story of bitter ends and new beginnings is told through the perspectives of all three of the main players, providing readers with a unique insight into the motivations and schemes of all involved.
Mattie and Jeremy are deliriously happy, engaged to be married, and looking forward to a lifetime of love. It all crumbles away, however, when Mattie comes across evidence of a massive betrayal. Unable to remain in the town that reminds her with every aching step of the love she lost, Mattie flees to Washington in an attempt to start a new life. There she meets Cade, a tattooed engineer by day and lead singer in a rock band by night. Their mutual attraction enflames Mattie, even as her heart still aches for her former fiancé. Just when it appears that Mattie may have found another stab at happiness, her past comes rushing back in the form of Jeremy himself. As events unfold, it becomes clear to Mattie that the trauma from her past may not have been quite what it seemed. Will Mattie ever learn the truth behind what really happened? And if she does, could it mean a new beginning with Jeremy, or will it be too late?
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**
If you are looking for a book that will have you engaged and on the edge of your seat for the whole book this is it. This book was a great mix of a love story and suspense. I really enjoyed it. I knew pretty much from the beginning that one of the characters was going to be a big problem. And boy was I right!!!!! I enjoyed the multiple POV’s. I did like that the changes in POV were labeled so that you never got confused with who was talking. I will say that there was a part in this book that I was extremely thankful for the separate POV’s…it was great to see how everyone felt and reacted to what happened. I liked the storyline and all the suspense filled drama because it made me want to keep turning the page to see what happened. I actually finished this book in about 12 hours because I just had to know what was going to go down.
I really did like this story even though in a strange way it was a weird and twisted love triangle. I am not a huge fan of love triangles, but this one was so different that it really didn’t bother me at all. I can’t explain to much more because it would completely ruin the plot and twist in the book. You’ll just have to trust me that the triangle isn’t like others and read the book 🙂 In this story we are introduced to four main characters…Mattie, Jeremy, Sarah, and Cade. I really liked all of the characters except one, but i am not going to say which one, you’ll have to read the book to find out who I am talking about. Mattie and Jeremy had what most people consider insta love, but i felt that it worked in this story. Maybe because the author made this story span over a years time, but for some reason the instant connection and love felt genuine and believable. You could feel their connection. As for Cade…we meet him later in the book and let me tell you I fell for him just as much as I did for Jeremy. Both these main men were fantastic. I am really looking forward to the next book. Don’t worry this book does NOT end with a cliffhanger….it is a completed story and the epilogue sets up for the next book.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a suspenseful love story that will keep you turning the pages from beginning to end.
I have always been a voracious reader. After hitting a dry spell of reading material, I decided to write the kind of book I would like to read. This resulted in the creation of my debut novel, Intentional, with a sequel already in the works.
When I’m not writing novels, I enjoy traveling the world, rain, watching movies and cooking. I also run my own business in my current hometown of Mercer Island, Washington.