Monday, May 6, 2013

Guest Book Review: To Katie With Love

By Michelle Drodge

Banker Katie James has a serious thing for romance novels. She’d almost rather settle for a fictional boyfriend than risk her heart on a flesh-and-blood man. Besides, the only real guy she’s remotely interested in is her rich, unattainable client, the mysterious Cooper Maxwell.

Looking less like the ultra-conservative man she knows and more like a drop-dead sexy character from one of her books, Cooper crashes Katie’s 29th birthday party. But one too many drinks lands Katie in uncharted territory...Cooper’s bedroom!

Drunk on love, Katie dives headfirst into the relationship only to discover that Cooper is keeping secrets… dangerous ones. As if things couldn’t get worse, her meddling mother makes a surprise visit, digging up a whole new set of problems.

Who would have guessed having an assassin for a boyfriend would be the least of her worries?
(Synopsis courtesy of

This novel is a real treat, and it was refreshing to have such an honest, relatable main character in Katie. As a dedicated Karaoke enthusiast, it was extremely enjoyable for me to have the first pages of the book engaging in my favourite pastime, and it allowed me to really jump right into the novel with both feet.

I did find, however, that Cooper Maxwell was a bit too perfect throughout the entire novel. I felt like I was waiting for him to drop the ball and come out as a shady character, but he never did. Surprisingly, it both pleased and disappointed me, because his perfect personality should have been more trusting towards the woman he loved so much, and his secret really shouldn’t have been a secret from her. I did enjoy what the twist was all about, though, and wasn’t expecting the outcome. I loved how Ms. Dean ended the novel and I thought the little twist was definitely well played.

To Katie with Love was a great story, and I would highly recommend that anyone looking for an easy read pick up this novel. Reader be warned: Do not read the chapter involving Katie's mother while in bed late at night. I laughed so hard I woke up my husband!

Michelle Drodge is 27 and lives in a small town north of Toronto in Canada with her husband and three year-old daughter. She works at a pharmaceutical distribution company during the day, but moonlights as an aspiring writer after her daughter goes to sleep. One day she hopes to see her own book on the shelf alongside her favourite Chick Lit authors!

Thanks to Red Adept Publishing for the book in exchange for an honest review. We are glad to be one of the stops on their Blog Tour  for this novel. They are having a gift card and swag giveaway. You can enter via the Rafflecopter. Good luck!

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Nova said...

Sounds like a really fun book! Enjoyed reading the sample on AMAZON.COM :)

Erica Lucke Dean said...

Thank you for taking the time to read and review my book! I appreciate it :)

Michelle Drodge said...

It was a great book Erica!

Linda Kish said...

This looks like a great book for me. I can't wait to read it.

bn100 said...

Thanks for the honest review