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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by Kylie Scott

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Book Cover It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Kylie Scott
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
August 7th 2018
Yes

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 had been 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 on, 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 all those old feelings.

Sometimes first loves are the truest.

Jenny’s Review

I was nervous going into this book, I read some of the reviews and skimmed some of them and I will say, I actually enjoyed this one. However at times I struggled. Yes there is lots of drama in relation to the age difference and there is a lot of hidden feelings that really don’t get brought out. But this is where amazing writing makes up for it. This is all heroine POV and I was dying for the hero’s POV. I feel that could have helped sway me with connecting with him more.

Pete & Adele met under odd circumstances. She’s visiting her dad for the summer at the age of 16, he’s one of her father’s top employees, until he becomes Adele’s father’s business partner. Adele spends most of her summers with Pete. They are extremely close, best friends actually. No one ever crosses the line until Adele’s 18th Birthday celebration when Adele makes a move at Pete. Pete is completely taken back by it. So what happens?? They go seven years, yes 7 years with no communication until her father gets engaged and Adele has to go back to her father’s for the wedding, and guess where Adele has to stay….. Yes you got it, Pete’s and here is where the story begins

 

 

I don’t like giving much away in my reviews but if you love the forbidden love, okay with age difference, then you would love this one. I think the author did a wonderful job writing this story. The angst, the forbidden romance, the try to turn an eye kind of love. Pete is 15 years older than Adele and he’s one sexy man. I can see why Adele’s still carrying a torch years later for him. Their chemistry is hot, their passion is even hotter. The ups and downs of the relationship, the drama, the back and forth, the undecided- I do want, oops I don’t want got old but the way this story wrapped up—-I want more damn it!!!

 

 

 

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