Romance Books

The Thing About Love by Kim Karr

the thing about loveTitle: The Thing About Love
Author: Kim Karr
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Where I got it: Kindle Unlimited

Goodreads Summary

I prefer a man with an artistic vein in his body. 9 – 5 hours. And I can definitely do without the half-lidded, sleepy bedroom eyes. (Okay, so those are kind of sexy.)

Tall, dark, and handsome doesn’t change the fact that he’s arrogant, cocky, and rude.
Not that I care, but he’s made it clear he wants nothing to do with a quirky girl like me, which is why he said no.

Turns out no isn’t an option.

I have a quickie wedding to plan, and Dr. Jake Kissinger doesn’t have a choice. He looks at our situation like he’s stuck with me, but in reality, I’m stuck with him. Stuck with his pouty mouth. His long, lean body. And stuck with those loose, low riding scrub pants. (Okay, so the doctor thing is growing on me.)

When spending time together turns into more than it should, I know I’m in trouble.
He isn’t supposed to make my heart pound.
I’m not supposed to make him look twice.
And we aren’t supposed to spend the night together. (Okay, so he has more than one artistic vein in his body, and other places.)

Falling for him is definitely a mistake.

Here’s the thing…
Jake is unavailable, and I know it.
Just not in the way you might think.


What a great little find this book was!

Meet Jules Easton, wedding planner. Her business is floundering and she is struggling to make ends meet. She is asked to present her plan to Rory Kissinger, soon to be daughter-in-law to the Governor of Georgia.  Jules arrives to her meeting with Rory and her fiancee, Remy, early, and she meets Jake, whom she mistakenly assumes is Remy – because he’s flirting with her. Jules doesn’t take too kindly to this and does something that pisses Jake off!

Rory, however, is happy with Jules and really wants to work with her. Trouble is she has to convince Jake to go for it. Jake is an ER doctor who works too much.  He spends the rest of his time caring for his grandmother, who is ill. Once Jake finds out that his grandmother no longer doing her cancer treatments, they decide to push the wedding up so Mimi (the grandma) can attend.

Since Rory is away at school, she leaves Jake and Jules to plan the wedding. They don’t get along great, and Jules irritates the hell out of Jake. But one trip to a possible wedding venue changes everything.

Jules and Jake have super interesting back stories, which I won’t ruin, but it was incredibly interesting, and I’ve not read much about this topic, so I loved it. I loved Mimi; she was a really great character and the glue of the family. Jules and Jake were great characters as well – Jules was quirky and fun, where Jake was more rigid, but in the end, they both ended up being characters I cared about.

Overall, this book was really good, and I would recommend it.

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