Friday, February 21, 2020

LOVE AND OTHER MISTAKES by Jessica Kate, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

Natalie Groves and Jeremy Walters have issues.

After a broken engagement and seven years of silence, they literally reunite on hot pavement while Natalie holds an adorable baby in her arms; Jeremy's baby. He's come back home to Charlottesville as a single parent. And he needs Natalie's help. Not happening . . . .

Natalie has plans. Plans of her own. Plans to secure a ministry position at her church. Plans to continue her father's legacy. Plans that are not going to derail just because one handsome ex-fiance with an equally handsome little "Ollie" show up. On second thought, can she possibly help Jeremy and secure an internship? Maybe. . . . . . . , but then there is Lili, and Chloe, and John. Maybe not.

Ups and downs. Ebbs and flows. Ins and outs. Charateristic of a debut, this somewhat zig-zagging story also had some raw, authentic, contemplative moments. Real life happens, and often at warp speed. Forgetting and forgiving are definitely two different things, people fall shamelessly off of pedestals, the ones we love the most have the power to hurt us the most, and shutting down communication when it matters, is never a good idea.

Entertaining and insightful; undoubtedly, this young author has many more good stories to write!

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated above are entirely my own

BackCover Blurb:
Jessica Kate’s heartfelt and romantic debut proves that love always comes in God’s own time.

Natalie Groves once had big dreams. But soon after her fiancĂ©, Jeremy Walters, inexplicably broke off their engagement and left town, her father was diagnosed with cancer. Now tasked with keeping her family afloat, Natalie’s grand plans have evaporated . . . and God feels very far away.

Fast-forward seven years, and Jeremy is back in Charlottesville with an infant son and years of regrets. When his niece, Lili, lands on his doorstep in need of a place to stay, Jeremy needs help—and fast.

An internship opening finally presents Natalie a chance at her dream job, but she needs a second income to work around it—and the only offer available is Jeremy’s. They could be the solutions to one another’s problems, provided they don’t kill each other in the process. When they join forces, sparks fly. But they both know there’s a thin line between love and hate . . . and that love will turn out to be the best decision—or the biggest mistake—of all. 

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1 comment:

  1. Hearing Jessica on the Book Nerds Podcast has really made me interested in this story! Thanks for reviewing it, Rebecca! I know she's definitely a fresh voice in contemporary romance!


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