Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Breaking Kate Blog Tour

Michael Matthews has been in love with Katherine Moore since the second grade. In Michaels mind there is absolutely nothing that will ever be able to keep the two of them apart. The night Michael is set to propose to Katherine the evening is interrupted by an unexpected tragedy that tears the two of them apart for good. 

Three years have passed since that fateful night when Katherine, now known as Kate meets Daniel. After an awkward start sparks fly between them. Daniel and Kate fall hard and fast into the most passionate and intense love affair of their lives. In three years a lot can change, Michael knows he made the biggest mistake of his life when he left Katherine and he will do anything to get her back. Asking his best friend Daniel for help is his first step in righting the wrongs he made so many years ago. Unfortunately, neither of them realizes that Michaels long lost love Katherine is Daniel’s true love Kate.

While attending the engagement party of a mutual friend, all of their paths collide. How is Kate supposed to choose between the two men that mean the most to her in the world? Kate has to push past her heartache and put some serious thought into what comes next. One wrong choice and not only could she lose them both but Daniel and Michael may never recover their friendship.


lips are almost brushing against mine, so close I can feel his breath
caress my lips… it’s intoxicating. Daniel places one hand on the
back of my head, pulling me forward to close the small gap between us
as his perfect lips meet mine for a gentle, yet utterly
heart-stopping kiss. This is the first kiss fairytales are spun from.
My heartbeat is still rapid, my pulse is still racing, and I can’t
for the life of me figure out why I have waited so long to find him.
This man was obviously made just for me. Daniel stops kissing me,
resting his forehead against mine.
reach up and run my fingers through his hair, and I feel him suck in
his breath as he slowly he moves his lips to mine. Gently kissing me,
he parts my lips with his tongue, making his way into my mouth. When
his tongue caresses mine I feel butterflies in my stomach.
the hell?
feeling is exceptional; it’s unlike anything I’ve ever felt
before. I’m lost in it and to it.


Ok…just gotta get this off my chest… AUTHORS…ENOUGH WITH THE FREAKING CLIFFHANGERS ALREADY!!!!!  Admittedly, D. Kelly isn’t the only author that is guilty of this, but I’m just getting beyond irritated with almost every book that’s being published here lately ending with a damn cliffhanger.  It’s not that I didn’t like this book, it’s just that I know I would have enjoyed so much more if there hadn’t been a cliffhanger at the end.

With that being said…this was quite the emotion inducing read, filled with first loves, lost loves and finding new and fulfilling love.  And talk about drama… well, this one had it in spades with plenty left over.  The characters were adequately written, but I liked them better as couples than as individuals.  I’m not sure if this was deliberately done to in order to magnify the sense that they all seemed to be “broken”, in one way or another, and finding their “soul-mate” empowered them to begin to heal.  My favorites, Kate & Daniel and Connor & Jess really seemed to find personal growth and fulfillment from not only the direct relationship they shared within their own pairing, but also when the two couples interacted together.  Everything just seemed so easy, effortless and comforting on a mental and emotional level to all of them.  This didn’t seem to be the case when comparing the earlier relationship between Kate and Mike.  I understand the need for closure with past relationships that end unexpectedly and without adequate explanation…but I just didn’t get the self-sacrificing decision Kate made at the end of the book to ensure the continuing friendship and familial bond between the “boys”, Connor, Daniel and Mike.  In my opinion…Mike is just a selfish, thoughtless and self-serving a$$hole… you don’t end a long-term relationship with someone in such an ugly and hateful way, as Mike did with Kate, and then expect to not only try to enter back into that person’s life years later, but to even think you have any right to do so.  If Mike regretted his past words and actions and truly cared for Kate and her happiness, he would have confirmed that Kate, firstly, wasn’t in a current relationship and secondly, that she was also in a healthy mental and emotional position to receive any form of contact with him.  Mike even stated in the letter that he wrote to Kate that if she had moved on, that he would completely respect that and wouldn’t interfere with her happiness.  However, none of this seems to be true once everyone realizes that the “Michael” from Kate’s past, is the same “Mike” that they know today.  Here’s the thing that I would have liked for at least one, but preferably all of Kate’s friends to say to Mike, “Actions have consequences buddy…suck it up and deal with it!”

Alas, we shall have to wait and see if any of those “friends” will put Mike in his place.  I’m really hoping that it will be Jess…cause I know she’ll add a well-earned “bitch slap” to whatever choice words she has for Mike as well.
3 stars  ~Kathy

I'm a wife, a mom and a dog lover. I'm also a taxi, problem fixer, extreme multi-tasker and my kids biggest fan in anything that they do. I love to write, so when my career suddenly turned into a job that I hated I turned back to my love of writing. I married my high school sweetheart... how cool is that? Margaritas and sarcasm make me happy. Chocolate makes that happiness grow exponentially. People who make me laugh are my favorite kind of people. I believe Karma is a bitch who slaps back hard and that mean people suck. I'm California born and raised, I love the beach but hate the sand. Breaking Kate is my first novel and is part of The Acceptance Series.

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