Review : It Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time by Kylie Scott

 

IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME

By: Kylie Scott

Releasing AUGUST 7th. 

“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.

Tash M

Scott can do no wrong in my eyes. Ever since I picked up Lick and fell in love with the band. I adored her characters with their flaws and more. With gripping stories and realness that you can’t find elsewhere from this unique and honest voice.   Scott knows how to appeal to readers and her latest It Seemed like a Good Idea at the  Time lives up to the books I have come to expected from  Scott.  This woman can do no wrong with her blend of fiction/ reality.

In her latest, she tackles a somewhat taboo trope in romance.  The old best friend’s daughter , however this one isn’t some trope romance ripped straight from those old fashion romance books/erotica. This is fresh , fun and always with some heart.

This is a beautiful story of two who have fallen in love but couldn’t understand the magnitude  at the time. One too young and  the other older and unable to sort their feelings properly.   Their story has them entwined since they have met.

Seven years have passed and  old and wiser.  Adele has returned home to faced the music and the mess she left behind.   With the scene set, it’s easy to see that Scott is going to let these two have their sweet time.  With the age gap, it works  as they understand the people behind the surface.  The persona the world sees.

Adele is a like any 20 something year old , trying to find her place in the world. Navigating her childhood and now adulthood had it’s fair share of highs and lows. She knows what she wants and she fun to be around . She doesn’t realise  the power she holds , despite making a blunder or two .  She built a connection that she may have not understood.

But she back and ready to build fences . Peter isn’t with out his flaws. He is broken by a past that is hard and you can’t help love this guy. He doesn’t have the right moves always but he has a heart of gold . It’s not hard to understand his thinking and his feelings. He been placed between a rock and a hard place and everyone is human right and  has to fall .

I love how Scott, goes from the past to present seamless , building a relationship that you can’t help want to root for and make it all the more connectable. Despite both of the characters being easily likeable, there is the expectation that you want a connection with these characters considering they come from Scott.

Scott knows how to  push the buttons and deliver the best story from her characters.

Adele’s and Pete’s story isn’t without a dose of honest and raw truths. Ones that could be plucked from everyday life  adding to the richness of this beautiful story.  The highs and lows of being in love with someone who may not seem ideal partner to everyone else.

 

 

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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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.

 

 

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