New Release|Review: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by Kylie Scott

 
A new Kylie Scott release is cause for celebration! You know you're going to get a relatable main character, a swoony love interest, smokin' hot scenes, and plenty of laughs. How can you go wrong? It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time delivered all that and more and I loved getting to know Adele as she put her heart on the line - again - for the man she'd loved for years.

IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME
by Kylie Scott
Releases August 7, 2018

Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was. Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete was left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town. Seven years later, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back those old feelings. Sometimes first loves are the truest.

"Addictive like all Kylie Scott books, you'll swoon, laugh, ache, put your life on hold, and compulsively read until the wee hours of the night—only to reread the whole thing the next morning. Perfection!" - Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author      

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When I read the synopsis for Kylie Scott’s latest I was immediately all in. Forbidden romance? Check. Age gap? Check. Two elements that I love, so color me excited. I’m happy to report that It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time totally delivered.

Spending summers with her dad as a teenager, Adele grew close to his business partner, Pete. Their easy friendship flourished and on her 18th birthday Adele took things a step further. Unfortunately professing her love and going topless did not have the desired effect. Pete was shocked, her father was outraged, and Adele returned home, embarrassed and dejected.

“There should be wrong-man rehab. Counseling, hand holding, and maybe a little waterboarding for the extreme cases like me.”

Now, seven years later, Adele is returning for her father’s wedding. At 25, she’s had her share of short-lived relationships but she’s never felt for anyone what she has always felt for Pete. Her connection with Pete is still there, and now the feelings don’t seem so one-sided, but Pete has his own issues to work through and there are plenty of obstacles to overcome.

“How many times could you get your heart broken by the same person before you finally wised up? 
That was the question.”

Adele was the feistiest of feisty heroines. I loved her quick wit, her lightning fast comebacks, and the fact that she had no problem speaking her mind. (We should all channel our inner Adele!) Pete was plenty broody and their back and forth banter was so snarky and so clever that it often had me laughing out loud. These two just got each other – and it didn’t hurt that their chemistry was smokin’ hot!

“Even with no alcohol to speak of, I had definitely been debauched. 
Frankly, last night I’d been so debauched I’d be surprised if I had a single bauch left to speak of.”

The last several chapters took a turn I didn’t see coming and, while I’m not sure I loved the direction it took, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time was still a totally enjoyable read filled with Scott’s signature humor. If you love sassy heroines, forbidden romance, age gaps, Australian settings, steamy sexytimes, and plenty of laugh out loud lines, you’ll love this one. 


ABOUT KYLIE SCOTT
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/   FACEBOOK | TWITTER | FACEBOOK FAN GROUP | INSTAGRAM | GOODREADS


        

20 comments

  1. I have never read any thing by kylie Scott. It looks like an interesting read. loved your review😍

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    1. Hi Shahenda - Kylie's YA novel Trust was excellent and that's what introduced me to her. Then I listened to her Stage Dive series on audio and those were so entertaining. This one was no exception, thankfully! :)

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  2. Curious to where this falls on the star chart. I have enjoyed Scott's books, and I love the whole forbidden love thing, but you have me worried about the "turn" towards the end.

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    1. Don't worry. The turn at the end wasn't bad by any means... I just didn't think the story needed it.

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  3. I do love a good age gap romance. And Adele sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I'm a sucker for a good age gap romance. There's a gap between me and my husband so maybe that's why... it reminds me of us. :)

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  4. Adele sounds wonderful!

    & OMG I just realized that this is the Stage Dive author. DUH lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. LOL Yep, same lady that gave us Mal! :)

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  5. This sounds really good, and that cover is amazing! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks Tracy! This was definitely a fun one. :)

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    1. Fun title but man it gets tiring typing it over and over. LOL

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  7. *squee* I'm totally going to be picking up this one, Tanya. I, too, like the forbidden romance angle as well as the age gap and it seems like KScott put her signature touch on this story. I'm happy you enjoyed it even if that direction KScott took near the end wasn't the turn you'd have taken. :) Lovely review and thanks for sharing those quotes!

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    1. Yay! I hope you'll enjoy it, Brandee. Adele was such a great MC. Fiesty but also vulnerable and willing to make her feelings known. I loved that about her.

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  8. This is an awesome review Tanya!
    I enjoyed this one as a whole but I didn't feel the chemistry at all between Adele and Peter and spent a lot of time wanting to kick him. *shrugs*
    I'm really looking forward to her next release! A sneaky little return to the Stage Dive world should tick all the boxes. :)

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    1. I can understand your issues with Pete. He was a little hot and cold with his feelings, but I guess I was able to go with it more. And felt the chemistry more. I'm so glad you still enjoyed it despite a few issues. And wouldn't a return to the Stage Dive world be so awesome?! :)

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  9. Oh yes, this sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.

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    1. Thanks Jenea - this one was a lot of fun.

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  10. I totally agree with you on the ending. It just seem to come out of no where and made me angry about one person in particular. I enjoyed Adele immensely. She was smart, sassy, take no shit off anyone. My kind of heroine.

    Shari @ http://delightedreader.com

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    1. There were definitely some issues with this one (no Pete POV, that surprise at the end) but thankfully, for me, the good outweighed the bad. :)

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