About the Book
Book: Love and Other Mistakes
Author: Jessica Kate
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release date: July 31, 2019
There’s a fine line between love and hate . . . And for the last seven years, Natalie Groves has hated Jeremy Walters.
Natalie Groves was meant for great things. But soon after her fiancé left, Natalie’s father was diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly her grand plans evaporated . . . and God felt very far away.
Fast-forward seven years, and an internship presents Natalie a chance at her destiny—but she needs a job to work around it. And the only offer available is worse than a life sentence. Her ex Jeremy, now back in town, is desperate for help with his infant son and troubled teenage niece, Lili. And Natalie may be just the one to help Jeremy . . . provided they don’t kill each other in the process.
When Jeremy and Natalie join forces, sparks fly. But will either of them get burned along the way?
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Love and Other Mistakes was a really good book. I don’t know that I would classify it as romantic comedy, although there were definitely funny moments and plenty of humor thrown in. However, this story deals with many very serious issues.
There are a lot of characters and a lot of scenarios going on in this book. I did not have any trouble keeping everything sorted and I don’t know how the author really could have set this up in any different way. Sometimes there are just lots of things going wrong in people’s lives, and those things overlap and can lead to the type of overwhelming situations found in this novel.
I thought the author dealt with hurt and betrayal very clearly in this story. The way things wrapped up for both storylines felt realistic to me. Many things worked out, but not all. There was still hurt. Yet, I really enjoyed the happily-ever-after part of this book. The main characters, Natalie and Jeremy, had much to overcome and their relationship was fraught with problems to work through. It was fun to see how that resolved. I’m looking forward to the next book!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Australian author Jessica Kate writes inspirational romances with wit, sass, and grit. Jessica is a screenwriting groupie, cohost of the StoryNerds vlog and podcasts, and her favorite place to be—apart from Mum and Dad’s back deck—is a theme park. She has traveled North America and Australia, and samples her favorite pasta wherever she goes—but the best (so far) is still the place around the corner from her corporate day job as a training developer. She loves watching sitcoms with her housemates and being a leader in a new church plant.
Jessica Kate brings rom-com fans a reminder that love has its own timing in her breakout novel, Love and Other Mistakes. Kate is best known in the book world as the cohost of StoryNerds, a vlog and podcast about all things books and pop culture, recorded from her home city of Toowoomba, Australia. Now, she’s carving her own place in the Christian fiction arena and helping to fill the rom-com genre gap with a novel full wit, sass, and grit.
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A romance that makes me laugh and snort my strawberry milkshake across the keyboard when I sneak in chapter at work – that’s just the best. My loftiest career aspiration is to create that experience for someone else. There can never be enough of those books in the universe, especially novels that include deep faith and emotion, as well. I adore love-hate romantic comedies like The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, and I spend my days dreaming up plotlines that force characters who hate each other to work together as a team. But, Natalie’s journey came from a real place for me—that feeling you’re missing out on your purpose and you don’t know how to fix it.
Read an excerpt at https://jessicakatewriting.com/books/love-and-other-mistakes/
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Sounds like a great summer read. Looking forward to reading the book.
Another interesting to add to my TBR pile!
Such a fun cover. 🙂
Thanks for your review! So glad you had fun with Nat and Jem! Can’t wait to take you to Australia in A Girl’s Guide to the Outback