Award-winning author Kat Bastion teams with her husband, Stone Bastion, in this first book in the No Weddings Series about Cade Michaelson, a successful man with his sights set on a new venture in business, and Hannah Martin, the woman who makes it personal.
I think I have my act together as a successful bar owner, my master’s degree within reach, and a list of no-strings-attached women warming my bed. Turns out, I don’t.
Hannah believes she has safeguarded her wounded heart by shunning men and focusing on her new baking business. The thing is, she hasn’t.
When my three sisters and I form an event-planning business with Hannah as our baker, I have no idea how my life is about to change. As Hannah and I work closely together, the attraction between us becomes irresistible. And complicated. I’ve promised my sisters I wouldn’t mix business with pleasure. But I’ve never been one to follow the rules.
I love a romance novel told through the males POV. In No Weddings, we get the super smart, totally witty Cade full-time. While I normally prefer a dual-POV, having only Cade during No Weddings was a treat. He’s a dynamic character who commands the page. He’s interesting and extremely smart. I never got bored with him, in fact, by the time I finished the book I just wanted more.
While Cade comes across as your typical guy – a bit of a manwhore – in the beginning, we soon discover he’s just wounded and trying to cope by burying himself in vagina. He’s actually a great guy; hardworking, smart, and a great brother to his sisters. He’s extremely driven and when he decides that he wants Hannah, despite his previous broken heart, nothing can stop him.
Hannah is my kind of girl; funny, smart, and has a dirty mind. She reminds me of one my friends. She’s also been burned in the love department, but no so badly that she doesn’t recognize the pull between she and Cade. With both of them nursing some pretty heavy broken hearts, the flirty mental dance they do when together is both sexy and sweet. You can feel how badly each of them want it to go somewhere, but they’re so guarded with their hearts that they just can’t make the leap.
There were two things that I really loved about this story. First, was the sexual tension. From page 1, it’s there… teasing you, making you want to turn the page just a little faster to see what happens next. And second, this wasn’t insta-love. THANK YOU. Cade and Hannah start off with business plans, develop a friendship, and that turns into actual feelings. We get all of the best kind of “getting to know you” relationship building dialogue, which allows the reader to really attach themselves to these characters and the relationship that’s blossoming.
This is the first book in the No Weddings series and I can’t wait to dive into book 2, One Funeral, which is due out September 29th. Both books are 99 cents at the time of this review, which is a steal! 4 stars.
Award-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.
A few factoids about the writing team…
Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.
Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.
Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.
Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.
Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit their blog at www.talktotheshoe.com, website at www.katbastion.com, and their Twitter accounts at https://twitter.com/KatBastion and https://twitter.com/
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