Title: Just Desserts
Author: Kelly Collins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 4, 2014
SynopsisPure hearted Katarina Cross has a simple life plan; finish school and find a job. Everything is on track until Damon Noble walks onto the scene. He’s the sweetest confection she has ever laid eyes on.
Standing in for a friend who runs an escort service, Kat agrees to accompany one man for one night. How hard could it be? All I have to do is smile and look pretty.
After his last girlfriend left a bad taste in his mouth for commitment, Damon nixes the idea of a relationship. He simply orders and pays for what he needs. Why ask for the full menu when you can just order dessert?
A chance meeting, a book club and a penchant for dessert will change everything.
"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first."
This is one of those books that have so many great things going for it…extremely likable male & female lead characters that are honest, expressive with their feelings and exude maturity, strong supportive characters and best of of…it’s NOT PART OF A SERIES!!! Don’t get me wrong, some of my favorite authors write books that are not only in a series, but actually in long term series… I’m talking some series that have been ongoing for YEARS! And I love them and am obsessively loyal to them… the problem arising from almost 90% of new book releases also being part of a series is that I just don’t have the time or emotional energy to commit to any more long-term series loving relationships. But the stand-alone’s…oh man, they’re like my guilty pleasure quickies in between my other, ummm….”committed” book series relationships.
Ok, so enough about my disturbing analogy of my personal “book love” liaisons. The fact that this book delivers a wonderfully written love story that just melted my heart is icing on the cake of it being a stand-alone. I’d almost forgotten what it feels like to end a book with a sense of closure that was actually satisfying without feeling the ending was rushed or with focus being removed from the main characters in order to spotlight a relationship for side characters to set the foundation for the next book. It was just so refreshing to meet the main characters, Katarina and Damon, and follow the process of their relationship from start to finish. Even better was the maturity in which they conducted themselves. Neither of them pretended to be perfect and not only recognized the flaws in themselves and each other, but they didn’t allow those flaws to drive their actions and more importantly, reactions to challenges they encountered. They both carried themselves with dignity… and that’s something sadly lacking, not only in other books of the romance genre, but just life in general. I carve time out in my world so that I can escape from some of the dark and heart wrenching occurrences of our everyday reality, and it’s books like this one that provide that little bit of much needed fantasy and mental relaxation. Thank you Kelly Collins for creating an awesome love story that was truly an enjoyable little escape for me!5 Stars ~Kathy
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About The Author
As a military wife, Kelly has traveled the world like a rock star on tour. This has given her the amazing ability to unpack an entire household in three days—another crowning achievement!
Over her life, she has been a jack-of-all-trades between Dental assisting, teaching, and running her home staging business until finally, one day, she decided to do something she was meant to do. She wrote. And she hasn’t stopped since.
Armed with a glass of wine and her laptop, Kelly loves nothing more than to create a world that any woman would want to live in.