Thursday, August 9, 2018

[Review + Excerpt Tour] It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time by Kylie Scott



SYNOPSIS:

"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. 







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READ AN EXCERPT:

It was meant to be a soft kiss. A chaste one, even. 

The minute my lips touched his, however, everything changed. Callused hands grabbed the sides of my face and my mouth opened on a gasp. His tongue swept inside, taking me over. Holy hell. Shoes and purse hit the floor, forgotten. Nothing about this kiss was slow or easy. The man devoured me. Every ounce of emotion poured into that kiss, all of the anger and frustration between us. His tongue was teasing and tasting, driving me wild. Then he drew back to suck and nip at my bottom lip. One hand slid around the back of my neck, the other over my hip to grab at my ass. His hold was firm, a little rough even. He treated my body like it belonged to him and I wasn’t gentle either.

Apparently experience mattered. Because all I could do was try and keep up. 

I held on tight to his open shirt, straining against him, trying to get closer. I’d have crawled inside the man if I could. Turned out that under certain circumstances, the taste of scotch worked for me in a big way. Against my hip, his cock hardened, digging into me. And oh my God, I’d done that to him. Me. How amazing! Meanwhile, my body felt liquid, core aching and empty. I needed him inside of me and it seemed like I’d already been waiting forever.

“Pete. Please.”

“Fuck,” he muttered, breath hot against my ear. 

I fumbled at the remaining buttons on his shirt. My damn fingers didn’t seem to be working. Easier to just push the whole thing upward. Luckily, the man decided to help, tearing the shirt off over his head. More skin was good. And he was so hot and smooth, a thrill to the touch. The solid flesh of his pecs and the flat plane of his stomach. 

He tore at the zipper on the back of my dress, dragging fabric down over my shoulders. A growl came from the back of his throat, a noise of frustration, impatience. I’m reasonably certain I heard the silk rip. I didn’t care. His hands and mouth seemed to cover every bit of skin revealed, touching and tasting me everywhere. The dress got stuck on my hips. Out of the way enough for now. 

He didn’t even bother undoing my bra, simply peeling down one of the lace cups to free my flesh. My breast filled his hot palm as it took the weight. Fingers plumped me, his thumb flicking over my hard nipple. The sting of pain followed by the heat of his kiss made my head spin and my body ache. There was no room for thought as he fed me deep, wet kisses. Slowly, he took us to the floor. No time for anything else. Just the urgent need to have him inside me. 

The hardness of the polished wood was cool against my back. My legs were spread, his body between them. And with his broad chest above me, his weight taken on one arm, he was all I could see. I swear even the insides of my thighs were wet, I was so ready. It would have been embarrassing with anybody else. But this man, he had to know, he had to understand. It had always been him. 

“Pete, I need—”

“I know,” he said, voice harsh and low.  





OUR REVIEWS:

3.5 Stars from Tiffany!
⭐⭐⭐


A little Slow for my Roll

From the blurb I couldn't wait to get into this age gap romance quickly, it was like a little bit of everything in a book.

Adele was nothing but trouble from the get go. Whether she was eighteen or twenty five, she seemed to act the same. Crushing on Peter, her dads business partner for the last seven years. After a crazy incident in the past, they are finally face to face again.

Peter was also an over grow man-child. I didn't like him right off the bat and of course, it got worse as the book went on. These two had zero chemistry in the past and even less now that they are suppose to be older and wiser. 

The book is well written, but didn't keep my attention at all. The story was slow and predictable. 


3.5 Stars from Renee!
⭐⭐⭐⭐


This story contains love, laughs, heartbreak, secrets, and pain. 

This is Adele and Pete‘s story. Pete is Adele’s father’s business partner. He is also older. When something happens, her father sends her away. Now seven years alter she is coming back for her father’s wedding. She knows she has to face Pete. The feelings are still there in seven years later. Can she figure out what to do with those feelings now that she is older, and the age gap is not an issue? Will Pete ever feel the same about her? 

I had some trouble connecting to either of these characters. They really didn’t have any chemistry and I was not even sure be the end if they should even be together. They came off as more friends if that makes sense. 





ABOUT KYLIE SCOTT:

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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/

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