I think I have my act together as a successful bar owner, my master’s degree within reach, and a list of no-strings-attached women warming my bed. Turns out, I don’t.
Hannah believes she has safeguarded her wounded heart by shunning men and focusing on her new baking business. The thing is, she hasn’t.
When my three sisters and I form an event-planning business with Hannah as our baker, I have no idea how my life is about to change. As Hannah and I work closely together, the attraction between us becomes irresistible. And complicated. I’ve promised my sisters I wouldn’t mix business with pleasure. But I’ve never been one to follow the rules.
When I heard that Kat and Stone would be writing this together I was immediately intrigued and eager to see what they would come up with. I’m happy to say that I really loved reading No Weddings . Here are just three reasons why…
1) Both the story line and the writing are excellent, and that’s always a joy for me as a reader because they don’t necessarily go hand in hand. I’ve read many stories over the years that had a great hook and lots of potential, but lacked finesse in the way it was written. I’ve also read books that were well written but lacked that certain something in the story itself that kept me glued to the pages. When both of those things are done really well, as is the case here? There’s just kind of a happiness that you feel while you’re reading it. Those of you who read a lot know exactly what I’m talking about.
2) The characters were ones I wanted to get to know, to understand, and to root for. That’s something else which is very important to me. If I can’t connect with who I’m reading about then I won’t care about what they do or why they’re doing it. Cade and Hannah don’t hook up immediately even tho there’s obvious chemistry and sexual tension. They both have some issues, but one of the things I found refreshing is that they weren’t over the top, make you want to stab yourself type of issues, and the angst level is never overwhelming. I liked how the relationship between these two developes naturally. It’s not hurried and rushed, but neither does it feel agonizingly slow. The secondary characters are also lots of fun and add to the story. Cade has three older sisters and reading about the relationships between the siblings was sometimes hysterically funny and sometimes very touching.
3) It’s told in male POV, and for me personally I find that a plus. I flove getting a peek into how the guy thinks, feels, and reacts because it’s different. As a female reader I embrace that difference and take pleasure in it. Cade is definitely sexy and smart, and after reading this book you’ll understand why I’ve added him to my list of book boyfriends.
No Weddings is a book that charmed and delighted me for many reasons which is why I’m giving it a high recommendation for you to read. It’s romantic, funny, engaging and so much more. It will take you on a journey right along with Cade and Hannah, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this couple. Well done Kat and Stone!
My rating: 5 STARS
“Real love is messy. It’s fights, but more about the making up. It’s pulling apart to find our own paths, but running together and holding on tight, refusing to let go. Love is the calm in the middle of the storm.” — No Weddings
A book by Kat Bastion is always a guarantee of success! I loved her anthology of poems “Utterly Loved” as well as her thrilling “Forged in Dreams and Magick”. In writing No Weddings she worked with her husband Stone Bastion and I was excited and curious to see what they have crafted together. Well, people, this combination couldn’t be more perfect, because they both have such an amazing writing talent that I was immediately enraptured by the beautiful and captivating story they created!
I’ve mentioned more than once how much I love male POVs in books. When I saw that No Weddings was written by Cade’s POV I was enthralled! And what a great POV this is…Kate and Stone Bastion were able to make me feel like I was in Cade’s head and you know a male POV is successfully written when you feel as though the male character was really talking to you. And that’s the case with Cade.
The story follows Cade and Hannah — two people who start on the wrong foot to say the least…Cade is very fascinated by Hannah since the first time their gazes meet, but Hannah immediately gives him the cold shoulder…She senses he’s a player. The question is why she seems to be an Ice Queen and why Cade usually favors the no-strings- attached relationships? Do Cade and Hannah have something in common?
You’ll find the answers in the story which unfolds beautifully. I like that Cade and Hannah don’t get into a hot and heavy relationship from the get go, but they rather develop an amazing banter with great teasing and sexual innuendos that brings them to know each other and slowly fall in love…
They’re both well developed characters and you’ll instantly grow very fond of them. They’ll enter your list of favorites. They sure belong to mine now 😉
“Stop looking at me like that.” Her voice was breathy, low.
I took a step closer. “Like what?”
“Like you want to devour me right here.”
I exhaled a slow breath. “I do.”–No Weddings
Cade and Hannah’s story continues in One Funeral which is coming out September 29! Thanks Kat and Stone Bastion for not making us wait long 😉
No Weddings is a book I highly recommend and that I’m sure you’ll love, trust me. Beautiful writing, memorable characters and a well crafted story…You just can’t go wrong. Kat and Stone, you rock! 😉
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**We received an ARC from the authors in exchange for an honest review.**