Monday, October 27, 2014

Review: Almost Like Love by Abigail Strom

Title: Almost Like Love
Author: Abigail Strom
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Montlake Romance (October 28, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars

Book Description:
Television writer Kate Meredith is having the day from hell. First, her show was canceled. Then her fiance left her for another woman. Now, she's courting disaster by flirting with the hard-bodied, tattooed, motorcycle-riding bad boy of her dreams - who also happens to be the man who fired her.

If people had told Ian Hart that he'd be firing Kate in the morning and dancing with her that night, he'd have laughed in their faces. Despite her leggy body, the sweet but geeky redhead isn't his type. At least, that's what he thinks before spotting her in a club wearing an outfit that reveals her surprisingly delectable assets.

Before he knows it, Ian becomes Kate's knight on a shining motorcycle, escorting her home to prevent her from running off with some random guy. But when the night is over, "Little Miss Boring" and her sexy former boss just might turn their oh-so-wrong feelings into something very right.









I loved Strom's first book and numerous ones after, so it was no wonder I picked this up expecting everything I loved in her other stories. A sweet romance, lovable characters, a fun plot line, and the happily ever afters that I crave. 

Throw in a feisty heroine and a bad boy turned good with a heart of gold and an adorable nephew to boot and you have a winner. 

How can anyone not love a book that references Doctor Who and the X-Men. My inner nerd was all over it and even though I know nothing about D & D it was fun to see it referenced (and even played) in the book.

I really liked Ian and Kate and their love story was a good one. This didn't get too heavy or deep but it wasn't a light fluff read either. It was a nice balance of romance with real life circumstances and issues.

I completely gobbled this up and was sad to see it end.






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author  or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*







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40 comments:

  1. Oh a sweet romance! And you're right it's always so fun to have references in a book! I love that. Great review!

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  2. Now I feel sorry that I didn't request this book - it sounds like really sweet romance.
    Great review!

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    1. Hopefully you can read it in the future Glass!

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  3. I saw a review of this book last week and decided to order it. I didn't know, however that it's not out yet. I really want to read this!

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  4. Oooh, so many geeky references, this book sounds like it was made of awesome! Not to mention the romantic elements, great characters, and wonderful HEA. I think I might end up one-clicking this one tomorrow!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads.

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  5. Love the premise of this one-going to write down the title and then look for it at my library, when it's released :)

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  6. Aww this sounds like a lot of fun, Ali. I love feisty heroines and who can resist a bad boy who has turned good? Not this girl! ;)
    I like that it's neither too fluffy nor too serious. I should add this to my tbr!
    Lovely review!

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  7. Yes to a feisty heroine and a bad boy with a heart of gold Ali! That's always a winning combination for me:) I've been reading all dark books lately, so I think it's time for light and fun instead!

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    1. This would be perfect for that Jenny.

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  8. I am all about the X Men references. Sounds like a great read :)

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    1. The references were all fun for sure. :)

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  9. Great review! I think my inner nerd would definitely love this one! :)

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  10. Kindlemom I love a bad boy turned good and contemporary romance is my genre thanks for putting this in my sights ;)

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    1. Ooo you will love this then Debbie.

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  11. You had me at Doctor Who references..I need this :)

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  12. Oh that sounds so fun. Totally my kinda read. Thanks for the heads up!

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  13. Not my type of MCs, but it does look cute :P

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  14. Great review! Sounds good...I can handle the X-men reference but I am not a Dr Who fan...sorry ;). My nieces and my middle daughter worship Dr. Who...anything Dr. Who

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    1. They would probably love this too then. ;)

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  15. Feisty heroine and Doctor Who references? Yes, please!

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  16. This sounds good! I don't think I'd heard of it yet either!

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    1. You should read it, I bet you like as much as I did. :)

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  17. aww so glad you really enjoyed this one, cause it sounds delightful!

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  18. A feisty heroine and a bad biker boy- it definitely sounds like a winner :D

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  19. This really sounds like a fun read that I would enjoy. Nice review!

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  20. Doctor Who and X-Men references - yes please! :-) This sounds like a fun read!

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