"Addictive like all Kylie Scott books, you'll swoon, laugh, ache, put your life on hold, and compulsively read until the wee hours of the night—only to reread the whole thing the next morning. Perfection!" - Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was. Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete was left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town. Seven years later, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back those old feelings. Sometimes first loves are the truest.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
The book was good most of the time. I had some problems with it, like the fact that Pete had a girlfriend for almost half the book. Also, the characters were immature in my opinion. I could so easily forget that Pete was 40 years old. He was acting like he was Adele's age, while Adele was more mature than him and had an idea of what she wanted in life. Pete was not book boyfriend material and he sucked a little. The only thing he did and I approved was the way he acted on his date with Adele. The rest of the time he gave me the impression that he was only in for the hook-up. For the first time in a while, I liked the heroine more than the hero. I wasn't convinced that she was in love with him all this time though. Her behavior made me think that he was her crush only when she was going to her father's place.
I would have wanted to see a little more emphasis on the age difference between these two because to me it seemed like this was the least of their problems. My feelings for this book are mostly positive though and it was way easier to read than Chaser. I was dreading a little to read the book because I like the author, but I hated her previous release and I was surprised to find out that I liked this book. It's a nice stand-alone story, even if the hero wasn't good enough, so this book gets 3.5 stars and a hesitant recommendation from me.
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/ FACEBOOK | TWITTER | FACEBOOK FAN GROUP | INSTAGRAM | GOODREADS