Being Kalli [NOOK Book]

Overview

Can one bet change everything?

Kalli Perkins doesn’t think so. She’s a nineteen-year-old college student, sometimes mother to her little twin brothers when theirs is indisposed, sex-addict (she’d never admit this), and live-for-the-moment go-getter.

At such a young age she’s witnessed the ugly that this world hides—hides in girls like her.

So what does one kiss with her close...

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Being Kalli

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Overview

Can one bet change everything?

Kalli Perkins doesn’t think so. She’s a nineteen-year-old college student, sometimes mother to her little twin brothers when theirs is indisposed, sex-addict (she’d never admit this), and live-for-the-moment go-getter.

At such a young age she’s witnessed the ugly that this world hides—hides in girls like her.

So what does one kiss with her close friend, Nate, matter? What does it matter if she drops to her knees between his legs and bets him she can blow his mind?

But there’s something she didn’t count on—someone. Nate. He has a dark past of his own and he could be that that good guy a bad girl like her never sees coming.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149016228
  • Publisher: Rebecca Berto
  • Publication date: 12/8/2013
  • Series: Kalli
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,234,807
  • File size: 378 KB

Meet the Author

Rebecca Berto writes stories about love and relationships. She gets a thrill when her readers are emotional reading her books, and gets even more of a kick when they tell her so. She's strangely imaginative, spends too much time on her computer, and is certifiably crazy when she works on her fiction.

Rebecca Berto lives in Melbourne, Australia with her boyfriend and their doggy.

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  • Posted December 9, 2013

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    This book was pretty good. I was drawn to it immediately by the

    This book was pretty good. I was drawn to it immediately by the cover - I mean come on, it's hot! The synopsis sounded intriguing, so I decided to give it a go.

    I had a hard time getting into the book at first. The book blurb gave me a heads up that this was "published in Australian English and includes relative diction." I didn't think that was going to be much of a problem, but truthfully it was harder for me to follow the flow of the story than I thought. I don't know if that is part of the reason I had such a hard time getting sucked into the book or not, but I think it played a part. My other hang up was that I really didn't like the main character at first. Kalli came across as scattered and very self absorbed. The further I read in the story, the more these aspects of her personality made sense. Plus, she really annoyed me with her back and forth flirting, teasing, and then hurting of Nate. Nate was a great character - he was someone I got into really quick, lol.

    This story was very hard to read in certain parts. There are certain graphic flashbacks of past abuse that will make your stomach turn, but I think these scenes were absolutely necessary to read in order to understand the true depth of how messed up Kalli is. It is also heartbreaking to see the broken family dynamic that Kalli has always lived with. One of my favorite parts of the story was the side story that focused on Kalli's mom and her struggle to stay sober and responsible, and the resulting changes in her and Kalli's relationship.

    Truthfully, while this book was mostly a love story of a kind between Kalli and Nate, it was also about abuse, drug addiction, family, friends, and growing up and making changes for the better. It wasn't quite the story I expected from the blurb, but it definitely turned out to be a good read. It was the first I have read from this author, and I will probably check out more of her work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Ok story

    I skimmed most of it because it just didn't keep my interest

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

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    Kalli was an interesting main character. It took a little time f

    Kalli was an interesting main character. It took a little time for me to warm to her, but as I learned more about her family life and her past, I felt I began to understand – and like – her more. Kalli doesn't "do" relationships. She does very public hookups with random guys. With an unsupportive wreck of a mother, and a history of sexual abuse, it's no wonder she has issues, especially when it comes to men. The flashbacks of abuse were uncomfortable and difficult to read. Her friendship with Scout was great and I loved her relationship with her little brothers. She may have issues, but she's a loving person underneath them all. 

    The one person I was never unsure about, however, was Nate. I loved him. His friendship with Kalli was strong, but their attraction and chemistry was even stronger. It was apparent from the beginning that they belonged together. As obvious as his attraction to Kalli, I like that he was hesitant to get physical with her. The promiscuous girl/hesitant guy isn't one that I read much. It was a nice change from the alpha males of NA lit. (Which I *LOVE*, but still.) 

    Rebecca Berto's writing style was a little different than what I'm used to, but that's not a bad thing. It just took me some time to get used to it. The characters and the story grabbed my attention enough that it was never a problem. This book was fast-paced, sexy and emotional read. I look forward to reading more from this author. 

    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

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