Caitlyn is a struggling artist that still lives with her grandmother and moonlights as a waitress at a crappy diner at night. One evening, a handsome but arrogantly rude man named KP comes into the diner, insults her, then proceeds to proposition her. Being understandably turned off, she rejects him, which only intrigues KP more. Caitlyn clearly isn’t interested in the promiscuous affair KP is offering, so he decides to become a better person and do everything he can to catch her.
This book could’ve been really good. The relationship between Caitlyn and her grandmother and KP and his brother were deep and affectionate. Unfortunately, I didn’t really get the emotions expressed between KP and Cat. KP literally began stalking her, but why? She was beautiful, a challenge, fine. But I got no sense of connection between them. The formation of their relationship felt like Cat was trying to force herself to like KP and KP trying to force himself to want more than to just sleep with her. Why would they even bother? I just don’t get it.
The story is emotional and heartbreaking at times. And it would stand out as a truly beautiful story of family and love… if only I didn’t have to read about the Hero having sex with another woman not the heroine. I get that KP was a manwhore, but I didn’t need it shoved down my throat. If the author must include a sex scene like that, at least don’t make it four pages long and contain much more description than any love scene between the H/h. It’s perfectly ok to fade to black. And the fact that KP still considered Rachel better at sex, but oh, he was in love with Cat so he was willing to have a more “vanilla” sexlife doesn’t set their relationship up for success. I am convinced if those characters were real people, I would be counting the days until KP broke and cheated on Cat because he wasn’t totally satisfied. That’s not love. That’s settling.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.