Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review of Only You by Kate Kelly

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of -- Only You by Kate Kelly

Overall star rating --- 3

About the book:
Finally free of her cheating husband, Maggie Kennedy is searching for a “real man” to be a sperm donor for the baby she desperately wants, and she figures cowboy country is the place to find one. She’s set her sights on JD Cooper, who fits the bill to a T.

A famous architect, JD retreated to his brother’s ranch three years ago when personal tragedy struck. He doesn’t want a child. He doesn’t want to fall in love. And he most definitely doesn’t want to be part of Maggie’s Next Great Idea.

Book creation ratings:
Overall total out of a possible 30 --  21 
-- Story & characters -- 5
-- Cover & title -- 8
-- Editing & formatting -- 8
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This book gets 3 stars based solely on the end of the book; if it was based on the first half of the book, it would only get 2.5 stars. It's not a bad book, but it's not a great one either; would make for good light reading. What really put me off towards the book is the female main character. Right off the bat, she comes off as a shallow, self-centered, vapid, vain, pampered, pompous rich bitch. Not at all likeable. The redeeming feature of the book is the male main character, as he is extremely likeable all the way through.

A good part of the book seems to be devoted to setting up future books in this series, in the form of the main female character's friends. But the storyline, it's just not very likeable. A rich woman feels her biological clock ticking, and decides she wants to have a baby, but she doesn't want to go the artificial insemination route. No, she wants to 'have fun' doing it, and so she picks out a guy, then invites herself to his ranch and plops herself down; she then proceeds to pursue the guy. And she has no intention of telling the guy what she's doing. I mean, the whole thing is repulsive.

Fortunately, towards the end of the book, it does improve. I got this book for free through nominating it on kindle scout. But would I pay money for this book? No, I wouldn't; as I have definitely read much better romance novels.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- contemporary romance
Age recommendations -- 18 plus
Sex content rating -- moderate
Violence rating -- nil

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