Jessica Kate’s hilarious, romantic debut novel proves that some mistakes—including love—are begging to be made again and again.
Love and Other Mistakes By Jessica Kate
Christian Contemporary Romance | Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 352 Pages
July 30th 2019 by Thomas Nelson
Natalie Groves once had big dreams. But soon after her fiancé, Jeremy Walters, inexplicably broke off their engagement and left town, her father was diagnosed with cancer. Now tasked with keeping her family afloat, Natalie’s grand plans have evaporated . . . and God feels very far away.
Fast-forward seven years, and Jeremy is back in Charlottesville with an infant son and years of regrets. When his niece, Lili, lands on his doorstep in need of a place to stay, Jeremy needs help—and fast.
An internship opening finally presents Natalie a chance at her dream job, but she needs a second income to work around it—and the only offer available is Jeremy’s. They could be the solutions to one another’s problems, provided they don’t kill each other in the process. When they join forces, sparks fly. But they both know there’s a thin line between love and hate . . . and that love will turn out to be the best decision—or the biggest mistake—of all.
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
This is a delightfully, entertaining novel addressing the topics of love, betrayal, facing problematic situations, forgiveness and other Christian ethics.
The story evolves from a dysfunctional, yet committed, familyand of a family subjected to much grief in life. The two families are intertwined and have been members of the same Church organization for years.
Additionally, it is a tale about the return of a son/boyfriend who left, suddenly, seven years ago, and now is back.
Each of the Cgaracters are easy to connect with, for the reader, and the reader is ure to feel like he/she knows each personally. The scenes are, also, very descriptively portrayed, enabling the reader to feel a part of each scenario.
The story flows smoothly from one scene to another and is very well-written.The Title is clever and the Cover is simple, yet effective. They are both a "good fit" for the story content. The only problem I had with this book, is the various scenarios felt, slightly, dragged out and repetitive in nature, at times.
This novel earns a Four and a Half Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
~ Praise for the Book ~
“A stunning debut . . . This tale of love and redemption will stay with you long after you've closed the book. A must-read.” —Rachel Hauck, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress
“Witty. Charming. Heartfelt. I could go on and on about Jessica Kate’s debut novel. From its highly relatable characters to its pitch-perfect dialogue, Love and Other Mistakes is a delightful, romantic read filled with just the right amount of sass. I lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud as I watched Natalie and Jem navigate their relationships, careers, and faith. Definitely one of the most enjoyable books I've read lately, and I can't wait to see what’s next from Jessica Kate!” —Melissa Tagg, Carol Award–winning author of Now and Then and Always and the Walker Family series
“Love and Other Mistakes wraps a poignant and warm look at relationships within a smart, sly, and knowing comedic voice. Readers of Sally Thorne and Bethany Turner will be immediately at home with Natalie: an all-too-real heroine who balances whip-smart agency with an endearing vulnerability and whose intersection with long-lost Jeremy helps her forge a path to confidence and discover the woman she was always meant to be. Kate’s unputdownable debut recognizes that all human relationships—familial, friendship, romantic—are worth the keen eye and clever insight of her talented pen.” —Rachel McMillan, author of the Van Buren and DeLuca Mysteries
“If you’re looking for a story with sass on top of style, or a fresh voice pumped full of fun, you need to read Love and Other Mistakes. Then after you’ve enjoyed this—and I’m confident you will—make a date with whatever this exciting new author writes next!” —David Rawlings, author of The Baggage Handler
QUESTION for the AUTHOR:
Q: When getting an idea for a book, do you start with a story idea/plot or the character(s) first?
A: I usually start with a premise. For Love and Other Mistakes, it was ‘two people are raising a child together but they’re not a couple’, which lead to the scenario of Natalie nannying her ex-fiance’s son. I’m addicted to love/hate stories, so generally the premise will revolve around some kind of situation that locks people who are in a major conflict into a situation where they have to work together. 😊 <3
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Australian author Jessica Kate is obsessed with sassy romances.
She packs her novels with love, hate, and everything in between—and then nerds out over her favorite books, movies and TV in the StoryNerds podcast. When she’s not writing or discussing fiction, she’s hunting the world for the greatest pasta in existence.
Her debut novel Love and Other Mistakes releases July 2019, while A Girl’s Guide to the Outback hits shelves in January 2020.
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