About the Book
Book: Love and Other Mistakes
Author: Jessica Kate
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release date: July 31, 2019
There’s a fine line between love and hate . . . And for the last seven years, Natalie Groves has hated Jeremy Walters.
Natalie Groves was meant for great things. But soon after her fiancé left, Natalie’s father was diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly her grand plans evaporated . . . and God felt very far away.
Fast-forward seven years, and an internship presents Natalie a chance at her destiny—but she needs a job to work around it. And the only offer available is worse than a life sentence. Her ex Jeremy, now back in town, is desperate for help with his infant son and troubled teenage niece, Lili. And Natalie may be just the one to help Jeremy . . . provided they don’t kill each other in the process.
When Jeremy and Natalie join forces, sparks fly. But will either of them get burned along the way?
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I’ve wanted to read this book ever since I first heard about it, and now I finally am telling you about it. It’s a debut novel from a young Aussie author!! (And because I’m always on the lookout for new favorites, I couldn’t wait to see what this one was all about!!)
I found the story to be just a bit confusing, it felt as though there are lots of characters, and the story keeps jumping around.
The main character is Natalie. She’s an intriguing heroine. Feisty. Determined. And yet, unsure of herself and her life.
And then there’s Jem. Her ex-fiance. I was suspicious right from the get-go that deep down they still had feelings for each other. But because of their history, it’s not evident. Except for how much they ‘dislike’ each other. But now they have to learn to get along, be friends, even, because Jem is back in town.
The story is a lot of their bickering, back and forth. It seems a bit shallow, because you jump in right in the middle of it all. Kind of ‘in the dark’ as to what exactly happened with their relationship and all of that….so it feels just a bit shallow.
But. Then, there are also real-life issues faced in these pages. Family issues. Forgiveness. Terminal illness. Difficult parents…well the list could go on and on. The author has written all of these into this story in a lovely way. It adds depth to the story, without making it too preachy.
Considering the fact that this is a Christian fiction story, there could be a bit more of the Christian element involved. It’s there, but not overly so.
All in all, I found this a great story. Mostly what I’d consider a light, easy read. And it’s perfect for summer.
I’m excited to see what else this new, young author from Australia cranks out!!
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About the Author
Australian author Jessica Kate writes inspirational romances with wit, sass, and grit. Jessica is a screenwriting groupie, cohost of the StoryNerds vlog and podcasts, and her favorite place to be—apart from Mum and Dad’s back deck—is a theme park. She has traveled North America and Australia, and samples her favorite pasta wherever she goes—but the best (so far) is still the place around the corner from her corporate day job as a training developer. She loves watching sitcoms with her housemates and being a leader in a new church plant.
Jessica Kate brings rom-com fans a reminder that love has its own timing in her breakout novel, Love and Other Mistakes. Kate is best known in the book world as the cohost of StoryNerds, a vlog and podcast about all things books and pop culture, recorded from her home city of Toowoomba, Australia. Now, she’s carving her own place in the Christian fiction arena and helping to fill the rom-com genre gap with a novel full wit, sass, and grit.
More from Jessica
A romance that makes me laugh and snort my strawberry milkshake across the keyboard when I sneak in chapter at work – that’s just the best. My loftiest career aspiration is to create that experience for someone else. There can never be enough of those books in the universe, especially novels that include deep faith and emotion, as well. I adore love-hate romantic comedies like The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, and I spend my days dreaming up plotlines that force characters who hate each other to work together as a team. But, Natalie’s journey came from a real place for me—that feeling you’re missing out on your purpose and you don’t know how to fix it.
Read an excerpt at https://jessicakatewriting.com/books/love-and-other-mistakes/
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