Blog Tour: The Thing About Love – Kim Karr

January 3, 2018 Blog Tour, Book Review 0

Blog Tour: The Thing About Love – Kim KarrThe Thing About Love by Kim Karr
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Published on: January 3rd 2018
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 302
Genre: Romance
Format: eARC

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The Story
 (summary from Goodreads)

The whole stethoscope-and-white coat thing isn’t my cup of tea.

I prefer a man with an artistic vein in his body. 9 – 5 hours. And I can definitely do without the half-lidded, sleepy bedroom eyes. (Okay, so those are kind of sexy.)

Tall, dark, and handsome doesn’t change the fact that he’s arrogant, cocky, and rude.
Not that I care, but he’s made it clear he wants nothing to do with a quirky girl like me, which is why he said no.

Turns out no isn’t an option.

I have a quickie wedding to plan, and Dr. Jake Kissinger doesn’t have a choice. He looks at our situation like he’s stuck with me, but in reality I’m stuck with him. Stuck with his pouty mouth. His long, lean body. And stuck with those loose, low riding scrub pants. (Okay, so the doctor thing is growing on me.)

When spending time together turns into more than it should, I know I’m in trouble.
He isn’t supposed to make my heart pound.
I’m not supposed to make him look twice.
And we aren’t supposed to spend the night together. (Okay, so he has more than one artistic vein in his body, and other places.)

Falling for him is definitely a mistake.

Here’s the thing…
Jake is unavailable, and I know it.
Just not in the way you might think.

I guess you can’t have your cake and eat it too.


My Thoughts

Firstly, release day sale…only 99c on amazon! Also available on Kindle Unlimited!

I love a good steamy romance to snuggle down with in the winter and this book was perfect for exactly that. An enemies-to-lovers romance that was packed with the perfect balance of feels, laughter and romance.

“All you need is love.”
I call bullshit.

Although I didn’t instantly gel with our heroine, Jules, the further into the book I got the more I warmed to her, which was probably down to Jake and his ability to soften her edges and bring out a slightly less annoying version of her! Unlike Jules I instantly fell in love with Jake and grew to love him more and more as we learnt more about him and the emotional baggage he was carrying (I love an emotionally damage man!).

“Even if you kissed me a thousand times that wouldn’t be enough. I want forever.”

The chemistry between Jules and Jake was great and I especially loved their teasing banter through the first half of the book when they still disliked each other. I always worry that the passion is going to disappear once a couple goes from enemies to lovers, but Karr did a great job at keeping the banter there and it was still so entertaining (as well as steamy!) to read.

“Butterflies swarmed my belly, my throat tightened, and when he full on kissed me, I felt like he was my home.
It was a feeling I hadn’t felt in a very long time.
And right then I knew nothing would ever be the same in my life when he left.”


Final Thoughts

It was a nice easy book to read and perfect if you are looking for something a little more fun and light in between your heavier reads. It may not have been the most epic of romances I’ve ever read, but it was fun and flirty and one I would definitely recommend.

Re-Readability: At some point

I would recommend this book to fans of: romance, enemies to lovers, characters with baggage, sexy doctors, stories about weddings


Kim Karr is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.

She grew up in Rochester, NY and now lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She’s always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and recently decided to embrace one of her biggest passions–writing.

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