Thursday, May 8, 2014

Spotlight Book Tour, My Review, & GIVEAWAY: Breaking Kate (The Acceptance Series) by D. Kelly...

Title: Breaking Kate
Author: D. Kelly

Release: March 23, 2014

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Michael Matthews has been in love with Katherine Moore since the second grade. In Michaels mind there is absolutely nothing that will ever be able to keep the two of them apart. The night Michael is set to propose to Katherine the evening is interrupted by an unexpected tragedy that tears the two of them apart for good. 

Three years have passed since that fateful night when Katherine, now known as Kate meets Daniel. After an awkward start sparks fly between them. Daniel and Kate fall hard and fast into the most passionate and intense love affair of their lives. In three years a lot can change, Michael knows he made the biggest mistake of his life when he left Katherine and he will do anything to get her back. Asking his best friend Daniel for help is his first step in righting the wrongs he made so many years ago. Unfortunately, neither of them realizes that Michaels long lost love Katherine is Daniel’s true love Kate.

While attending the engagement party of a mutual friend, all of their paths collide. How is Kate supposed to choose between the two men that mean the most to her in the world? Kate has to push past her heartache and put some serious thought into what comes next. One wrong choice and not only could she lose them both but Daniel and Michael may never recover their friendship.


 We only talked a few days ago about the possibility of me putting myself out there again and he’s presumptuous enough to think he can fix me up on my first date in ages? Of course he is; he’s Connor fucking Houston. As pissed off as I am, I have to admit a bit of morbid curiosity as to who it might be.
Over the past year, I have heard all about his best friends Daniel, Jake, Mike, and April. I have yet to meet any of them in person, although I sort of feel like I already know them from Connor’s stories. Connor Houston is HOT! Scott Eastwood hot. Melt in your mouth hot. ‘Yes, you can fuck me right here, right now, in this room full of people just because you looked at me with come fuck me eyes and I don’t even know your name’ kind of hot. I can only begin to imagine what his friends look like. 

Jess glares at me and I know I overstepped—she’s upset. “Kate, I’m going to try and ignore the fact that you basically just called me superficial because you and I both know that nothing could be further from the truth. I met the guy two seconds ago and he is HOT, and you, my friend, need to get laid. You haven’t had a relationship in over three years. I want to see you happy. I want to go on double dates. I want to swap sex stories with someone who is actually getting some, but most of all, I want to see that sparkle that has been missing from your gorgeous eyes for the last three years. I know how broken you’ve been, and you have every right to grieve your losses, but it’s time to move on. My god, Katie Grace, you met the man all of ten minutes ago and have already decided he’s a jerk. Maybe he’s nervous. If I were you, I would give it an open mind and see where it goes. If it’s awful, well, you wasted a night. But if he’s great? God, Kate, if he’s great maybe you can be happy again. Besides, I don’t think Connor would set you up with a jerk. He’s way too over protective of you to put you in that kind of situation. When they come back, I’m going to ask Connor to show me around and you need to play nice with Daniel, if for no other reason than to do me a favor. Can you please do that for me?”

His lips are almost brushing against mine, so close I can feel his breath caress my lips… it’s intoxicating. Daniel places one hand on the back of my head, pulling me forward to close the small gap between us as his perfect lips meet mine for a gentle, yet utterly heart-stopping kiss. This is the first kiss fairytales are spun from. My heartbeat is still rapid, my pulse is still racing, and I can’t for the life of me figure out why I have waited so long to find him. This man was obviously made just for me. Daniel stops kissing me, resting his forehead against mine.

I reach up and run my fingers through his hair, and I feel him suck in his breath as he slowly he moves his lips to mine. Gently kissing me, he parts my lips with his tongue, making his way into my mouth. When his tongue caresses mine I feel butterflies in my stomach. What the hell? The feeling is exceptional; it’s unlike anything I’ve ever felt before. I’m lost in it and to it.

The opening of this story finds Mike and Kate completely in love. In fact, Mike has decided to propose to Kate on a particular night, when he suddenly receives some very disturbing news. I mean a complete tragedy has struck his family and himself. I don't want to spoil anything, but this tragedy is enough to  have Mike know that he needs to put the proposal on hold immediately. Even though Kate had absolutely no idea about the proposal, this tragedy was enough to basically tear them apart for good!! In my opinion, this is a perfect example of what happens in relationships way to often, between way too many couples, well, really just way too many people in general when tragedy and/or a traumatic experience occurs.

To say that Kate is devastated over the break-up is quite the understatement. As a matter of fact, it takes her a few years before her friend Conner is finally able to talk her into going on a date with Daniel. Well now, to say that she wasn't even the least bit disappointed in the date's outcome isn't exaggerating one single bit. Kate and Daniel just seem to get along so well, and it's all natural and nothing has to be forced when it comes to being happy and also experiencing other positive emotions. 

And now it is time to re-enter Mike into the equation. Mike realizes after all this time that he is still in love with Kate, and that he will do anything it takes to get her back. One of these anythings is to ask his best friend to help him get his ex, Kate back. And the friend says yes, like most good friends would do, right? So, naturally his best friend says that he will indeed help and then asks about some specifics as to how to go about helping Mike win the love of his life back. 

Now here is where the story gets really interesting, trust me, you won't be putting the book down for any reason what-so-ever now. What's the scoop, you ask??

Well, it just so happens that Mike's best friend is Daniel and when things are suddenly thought about and put together very quickly, it doesn't take too long to figure out that Mike's true love that he needs help with, is yep, you guessed and the same...Kate, Daniels love.

And now the fun begins, and since I don't want to spoil this book for anyone, I will just say that I completely loved this story. I read it in one sitting, it is a real page-turner. The characters are mostly likable. This is truly an emotional and at times, even a heart-wrenching story to read.




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I'm a wife, a mom and a dog lover. I'm also a taxi, problem fixer, extreme multi-tasker and my kids biggest fan in anything that they do. I love to write, so when my career suddenly derailed I turned back to my love of writing. I married my high school sweetheart... how cool is that? Margaritas and sarcasm make me happy. Chocolate makes that happiness grow exponentially. People who make me laugh are my favorite kind of people. I believe Karma is a bitch who slaps back hard and that mean people suck. I'm California born and raised, I love the beach but hate the sand. Breaking Kate is my first novel and is part of The Acceptance Series.

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