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Review: Cutest Couple by Kate Davies

Title: Cutest Couple by Kate Davies
Girls Most Likely to…. Series Book Two
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Word Count: 22,000
Book Rating: C+

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Book two of the Girls Most Likely to…

Ten years ago, Marc and Bree were voted Cutest Couple–until a graduation-night argument destroyed their relationship. Unable to contact him, Bree had no choice but to forget Marc–and raise the son she never got to tell him about.

Marc got Bree’s message loud and clear when he never heard from her again. Now stationed near his hometown, he sees their high school reunion as a chance to make peace with the past. But after one glimpse of Bree, he knows he never really got over her. And after one glimpse of her son, Marc knows he’s the boy’s father…

Despite the secrets and lies that kept them apart, Marc and Bree can’t resist picking up where they left off. But when the weekend is over, it may be too late to build the future they once dreamed of.

For Kelsey and Nathan’s story, check out Most Likely to Succeed.

22,000 words

The Review:

Cutest Couple, the second novella in Kate Davies’ Girls Most Likely to… series, is a fast-paced second chance at love story.

High school sweethearts Marc and Bree’s relationship ended on graduation night after a big argument following Marc’s announce he was joining the military. After Marc left for boot camp, Bree discovered she was pregnant and made a cursory attempt to let him know of her pregnancy. Marc’s military career has taken him all over the world but now that he is stationed close to his hometown, he decides to attend his ten year high school reunion where he learns he is the father of Bree’s nine year old son, Ben. The sparks are soon flying between this volatile couple but can they resolve the issues of their past?

While I enjoyed the general premise of Cutest Couple (secret baby and second chance at love), I never did warm up to Bree. She is a frustrating character that is self-centered, indecisive and immature. Her attitude toward the military is irritating and irrational and I had a difficult time feeling any sympathy for her.

Marc is a fabulous character that I positively adored. His reasons for joining the military are admirable and he is an all around great guy. As soon as he discovers he is a dad, Marc is eager to meet Ben and become an active participant in his life. Marc is patient with Bree up to a point, but he does not cut her any slack about her excuses for not making more of an effort to contact him about her pregnancy.

Bree and Marc are a passionate couple, but the relationship between them is emotionally exhausting. With so much antagonism between them, they are constantly fighting. While their one sex scene is smoking hot, Bree is instantly remorseful and retreats from Marc yet again.

Although Cutest Couple is not my favorite book in Girls Most Likely to… series, it is an entertaining read and I am definitely looking forward to Tess’s story, Life of the Party.

Read my reviews of the other books in the series HERE.

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Review: Girl Most Likely to Succeed by Kate Davies

Title: Most Like to Succeed by Kate Davies
Girls Most Likely to… Series Book One
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 21,000 words
Book Rating: B

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Book one in the Girls Most Likely to…

Ten years after being voted Most Likely to Succeed, Kelsey Moore is still living in her hometown, still working in her family’s flower shop, and too embarrassed to attend her high school reunion. Only the chance to reconnect with her study buddy—and secret crush—Nathan Barrow tempts her to go.

Nathan isn’t sure why he came back for the reunion after spending the past decade working abroad. But when he runs into his former lab partner, Kelsey, he’s sure glad he did. The chemistry between them is as potent as ever, and when she offers him a weekend of wild, no-strings-attached sex, Nathan knows he’d be a fool to say no.

Nathan can’t be tied to one place for long. But the more time they spend together—in and out of bed—the more Kelsey wonders if their reunion could become something more permanent. That is, if Nathan is still interested when he finds out she’s been less than honest with him about her life since graduation…

21,000 words

The Review:

In Girl Most Likely to Succeed by Kate Davies is a deliciously sexy novella that is sweet yet incredibly hot.

Kelsey Moore’s life did not exactly take the path she wanted after high school graduation so she is not exactly thrilled about attending her ten year reunion. Especially when she learns her high school guy pal and secret crush Nathan Barrow is going to be there. But Kelsey’s best friend and event coordinator Tess persuades her to attend and Nathan and Kelsey’s first meeting proves to be quite revealing…

Kelsey and Nathan are wonderfully developed characters and the sexual chemistry between them is off the charts smoking hot. Voted Most Likely to succeed in high school, Kelsey had to give up her dream of going to college to help out her mother. Still working in the family flower shop ten years later, Kelsey is dealing with self-esteem issues stemming from her lack of higher education. Nathan has a successful career that is quite satisfying. While he loves his job, the extensive traveling and lack of a home base is beginning to wear on him.

Girl Most Likely to Succeed is a short read, but Kate Davies does an excellent job building a believable relationship between Kelsey and Nathan. Their sex scenes are varied, plentiful and exquisitely sensual. An overall delightful romance and wonderful beginning to the Girls Most Likely to… series.

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