Author: L.T. Kelly
Genre: Contemporary romance
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Release Date: January 13th 2016
Source: ARC from author
Rating: 4 Stars
Iraq war widow Katie Simmons hasn’t considered giving love another chance since the devastating loss of her husband. She’s happy sharing her love with her six-year-old daughter, Jessica. What more could she want from life?
Evan Waters is headed for the big time. He’s plowing his time, money and energy into recording Spires’ debut album. Following on in his British rock legend father’s footsteps, he has big shoes to fill, a mission made more difficult by his alcoholic mother.
When Katie and Evan meet on the London Underground, she denies his advances. Evan must find a way to demolish the walls she’s built around her heart. But even if he’s successful, will he be able to provide her with the commitment she deserves and still fulfill his ambitions?
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Kissing Katie isn’t my normal read. In fact, it has factors working against it as I don’t generally enjoy romance involving “rock stars” nor do I like reading about people wrapped up in their own little pity party. However, the author offered me a copy in exchange for a review, and I couldn’t refuse.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that Kissing Katie had every ingredient to make it a great read. Ignoring the characters’ pity parties, I actually like the characters. They are quirky without being unrealistic and the chemistry between the couples felt genuine and unforced.
I won’t give away any surprises, but if you are looking for a heartfelt romance with authentic characters struggling to find their niche in the world, then this is definitely a read for you.
Also, as a side note, this novel is set in the UK. As such, there is a good amount of slang, it doesn’t leave you lost.