Love a Little Sideways: Book Seven of The Kowalskis

Love a Little Sideways: Book Seven of The Kowalskis

by Shannon Stacey
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Love a Little Sideways 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Wendylu4 More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I always love reading a Kowalski story but I was a bit disappointed with this one. Nothing major just was not crazy about Liz's attitude through a lot of the book. She was unsure about what she wanted in the future while Drew new exactly what he wanted. She seemed to blame him for that and instead of talking to him she always steered the conversation in a different direction. The ending was also a bit of a let down. I did however love the family reunion where we got to see all the Kowalski's. That was the best part of the book in my opinion.
The_Book_Goddess More than 1 year ago
I had been meaning to check out this author's books for a while but never seemed to get around to it and when I saw this one on Netgalley I jumped on the chance to grab it and review! This story had an interesting concept...the little sister and her brother's best friend have a fling while she is in town and then they each go their separate ways. However, things get complicated when she moves back to their hometown and they are forced to see each other. The attraction is strong, but they are afraid to tell her brother. I found it hard to wrap my head around this concept, but my husband assured me, this would be an issue. I really enjoyed Drew, but I couldn't really connect with Liz. She seemed a little two-dimensional. This a sweet story, with family at the heart of it, that follows two people finding their way together. This was a nice weekend read, but I found it easy to put down. The romance was a little lacking in my opionion. I read a lot of romance, so I have a pretty strongly developed idea of what I really like, and this just didn't knock it out of the park for me. But I did find it to be well-written and I would recommend the author. This was the 7th book in the series, so all of the siblings and cousions we meet in this book have already had their stories. You don't need to read them in order to follow the story, but I think I would've been more fully engaged in their characters had I started at the beginning. It would have connected me to the Kowalski family in a way I feel I was lacking. I do think this author has potential and I would like to go back and read her earlier books. Glad I got the opportunity to read this author...I will go back to try her other stories. I received a copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the whole Kowalski series and I was excited to read this one . I don't know why but I just wasn't feeling this one . After the last book I was excited to read Drew and Liz's story ,but unlike other books these characters didn't seem to fit . I feel like they were forced upon each other . It was a good book , but just not a great book like most of the others in the series .
ehaney578 More than 1 year ago
Liz and Drew are both reeling from bad relationships and have a quick one-night stand at Liz’s oldest brother’s wedding. Eight months later, they meet again as she is moving home from New Mexico and hydroplanes into a tree. With Liz back in town and in close proximity to Drew, it becomes harder to keep their thoughts and their lips off each other.  Rosie, who helped raise Liz and her brothers, knows of Liz and Drew’s secret tryst and decides to play match maker in order to help the couple along. Liz and Drew are in different places in life. Drew wants to be a father and Liz is just trying to figure out what she wants. Can this relationship work with both parties are traveling at different speeds, or will it end in a fiery blaze of glory where neither one of them leave unscathed? This was an exasperating read for me. I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to shake Liz. So many times she wanted to throw away a good man with integrity and a good job who wanted to take care of her and she was too stubborn, wanting to claim her independence. However, Drew was not an angel either. I felt that he wanted to be a father so badly, it didn’t matter who the mother was. It was interesting to see the roles reversed because usually women want to have the family while men want to be single and free. My favorite part of the book was the Kowalski family vacation. It was wonderful visiting all the previous characters and catching up with their stories. I really love the Kowalski series. This family plays hard and loves harder. As with all Kowalski books: I laughed, I cried, and I cheered for the happily ever after. Another great read from Shannon Stacey. ***I received an ebook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. I liked the main characters, and enjoyed catching up with all of the other Kowalskis. it was a sweet story, if a little bland.
Emsy-VanWyck More than 1 year ago
Shannon Stacey once again offers a solid romance in her The Kowalskis series with the seventh installment, Love a Little Sideways. These stories of Boston and Maine-based cousins is one that I really enjoy. I'd marked book seven's 1 December release date on my calendar and was quite pleased that the publisher shared a review copy recently. Love a Little Sideways picks up the story of Kowalski sister Liz and police chief Drew, her brother Mitch's best friend. Yes, they had that quick and dirty hook-up at her brother's summer wedding to Paige, but nothing more was supposed to occur - until Liz returned home to Maine from her self-imposed exile in New Mexico. One of the first people she see's after fishtailing off the road on black ice is, of course, Drew, who comes to help her out. With the loan of his classic car (never before driven by anyone else, including his ex-wife), rumors begin to fly. But they're behaving as friends as neither of them want to rock the boat…but the sparks between them are just as electric as at the wedding. With the addition of a family reunion / campout that's filled with ATV off-loading, cookouts over the fire, some r-rated girls-only scrabble, and kids galore - Stacey offers a fabulous Kowalski get together with all the Boston and Maine-based Kowalski cousins. Both Liz and Drew have their own issues to deal with that might preclude a hook-up from being anything more, but that's getting into spoiler territory, so I'm not giving any hints. I was really looking forward to this story and am sorry to say it's just not my favorite of this series, but it's a fun read. If you haven't already done so, I'd highly recommend you add this series to your book shelf: Exclusively Yours (book 1), Undeniably Yours (book 2), Yours To Keep (book 3), All He Ever Needed (book 4), All He Ever Desired (book 5), All He Ever Dreamed (book 6), and Love a Little Sideways (book 7). So, to wrap it up. Yes, do add this book to your e-reader and enjoy! Remember to mark your calendar for the eighth book, Taken with You, to be released in April. Finally we'll find out if librarian Halley might have her own happily-ever-after. You can pre-order it now. I received an eARC from the publisher through NetGalley for use in this review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a cute story. I love the Kowalski's and look forward to the next installment. I highly recommend the entire series!
emilyk52281 More than 1 year ago
I have absolutely loved the entire Kowalski family & series. "Love a Little Sideways" is another winner for Shannon Stacy. I loved Liz & Drew's story. At some points I was cracking up laughing, others I was all teary. It was great catching up with the entire Kowalski family. Who knew doom could be so hilarious! I highly recommend The Kowalski series to all fans of a great romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It feels like I've waiting FOREVER for this book!! And when you throw in Kowalski Family Camping...LOVED it! It was funny, witty, and sexy. A great, fast read!! Can't wait to see what's next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series! Drew and Liz are both starting over again and every new begining has some bumps along the way. Their chemistry is sweet. The story has many classic funny moments with this charming family and all the games of doom make me laugh out loud. I was so pulled into this book I did not want to put it down. Drew and Liz are sexy and fun together. I would have enjoyed a little more at the end but enjoyed what was there. I look forward to more books with this fun living family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the entire series and several are my favorites. I was so excited to read this book, but I just could not gwt into it. I thought ot could have been so much better. I never really fell for their relationship. I was being nice with my rating bcecause the more I think about it the morr I feel like the whole book was rushed and not really gievn the author's whole heart.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this story of the chief and Liz..it was a cute and interesting story. I don't want to give away Anything about the book but I gave this author of Shannon Stacy a try...first time reader Of her books..I found I really enjoy her books. I will buy some more of her books. Give her a try you will like her.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
I love this series and the Kowalski's. The family love and great banter is one of the best things in this series. Shannon starch writes the best family interaction and love that I've ever read. Drew Miller is Liz Kowalski's brother Mitch's best friend. Liz comes home after years away to start her life over and spend time withe her family. Drew wants a wife and children, yesterday! The last time Liz was home was for Mitch's wedding. She and Drew had a forbidden rendezvous they thought was a one time thing. Now that she's back? Things are about to get sticky. There's a friends "code", hands off the sister! To bad even Drew's guilt can't keep him from thinking about and touching Liz.  I think the series is best read in order but that could just be me. I've read them all in order except for this one, I accidentally read "Taken with You" the latest book in the Kowalski series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
195pgs... good, but not a favorite off the series. Didn't have the same impact or humor as some of the other ones.
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beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Ultimately, I really liked this book--it's a Kowalski book after all--but for a while there Drew and Liz drove me crazy. They made assumptions about each other, and then acted and thought according to those assumptions, when what they really needed to do was sit down and talk! (Liz especially made me frustrated when she kept on wanting Drew to "man up" and come clean to Mitch about their relationship--even while she admitted that she KNEW he wanted kids, was focused on finding "the one" who he would have them with, yet she wasn't sure that she was anywhere ready to be that person! Make up your mind, woman! Drew deserves better than your back-and-forth craziness...) In the end, I liked the story--it has a great ending--even though I often wanted to smack the hero and heroine over the head to knock some sense into them. (I'm actually glad I read the next book in the series before this one--because that one, for me, was more of a solid all-around win. Having read this one when it came out and then waiting for the next installment might have been a bit of a let down.) As an aside--not crazy about the narrator. She wasn't horrible, but she wasn't my favorite. I can't really put my finger on why--her voices? cadence? pronunciation? all of it combined?--it wasn't enough to affect my enjoyment, but I won't be running to hear more from her in the future. Rating: 3 1/2 stars--C+
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice light read with a happily ever after ending
Deadwoodgal More than 1 year ago
I love the writing style of Shannnon Stacey! I have recommended her and will continue to do so. I laughed out loud a lot reading her books. Will definintly look for her books.
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