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Posted June 26, 2013
After reading Most Likely to Succeed and meeting Bree I was cur
After reading Most Likely to Succeed and meeting Bree I was curious about her story. I have to say that it was everything I was expecting and more.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Bree became a single mother after her boyfriend Marc went off to Boot Camp after they broke up over Bree's issues about the military. Even though they both thought about the other, neither one of them made enough of an effort to repair the damage done after graduation. Forward ten years and there they stood, in front of each other - attraction, regrets, confusion. These were only a few of the things that Bree and Marc experienced when they first laid eyes on eye other at their high school reunion. The rest was just as intense, sweet and romantic.
I loved Marc. He was so distraught by the news, but still so determined to make things right, even if it meant moving on and giving up on Bree. He was lovely! Of course, Bree was a mess, but understandably so. She had issues, based on past experiences and I could easily understand how she felt in regards to protecting her son from experiencing what she went through. I still wanted to shake some sense into her, but I did understand where she was coming from.
I seriously enjoyed this story. It had all the elements I look for in my reading - real characters, range in emotions, chemistry and great writing. Kate Davies managed to bring together a nice, yet believable story in just a few pages while still keeping it interesting and different.
I loved visiting with Tess and Kelsey and how the author kept it centered around the high school reunion. I can't wait to read what Tess is up to in Life of the Party , the next installment of the Girls Most Likely To... series.
I received this title from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange of my honest opinion.
Posted May 26, 2013
"Cutest Couple" by Kate Davies is the second book in t
"Cutest Couple" by Kate Davies is the second book in the "Girls Most Likely To…" series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
If you truly judge a book by it's cover, you might think these books are fluffy and cute - which is true, to a point.
I'll start my review by telling you that I absolutely LOVE series' that tell their story concurrently. This series is set during the trio's 10th high school reunion, and you can see little hints of the other two couples throughout each book.
I've read Books one & two - and it's really nice to see glimpses of Kelsey and Nathan from "Most Likely to Succeed" in "Cutest Couple". It seems to be a novel concept since I haven't seen it too often. There are also references to Tess and Jeremy, who will be featured in book three.
The story here is about Bree and Marc, who had a relationship their last two years in high school, but separated when Marc told Bree he was joining the military. Bree lost her father who was also a military man, so Marc leaving this way was a deal-breaker for her. The night they fought, Marc was going to propose, but instead, Bree told him she never wanted to see him again.
Little did she know that she was carrying his child. She wrote him a letter and he never responded, so she allowed her hatred of the military to get in the way of tracking him down.
Marc feels blindsided and betrayed, while Bree is ashamed but still feels partly justified. I liked how Ms. Davies wrote the conflict so the reader can see both sides and sympathize with both characters. I wouldn't have been able to hate either one of them even if I wanted to.
"Cutest Couple" is very well-written and the subject is tackled with realism and injected with humor throughout. I recommend reading the whole trilogy, although it's not necessary in order to understand either book.
I really can't complain much, except to say that I wanted an epilogue. I'm probably spoiled since a majority of romances include a "what happened after" chapter, but in this case, I felt like the story ended abruptly, and an epilogue would have tied a bow on this wonderful story.