Most Likely to Succeed – Kate Davies – 3 stars

March 16, 2013 Carina Press, NetGalley, Read in 2013 0

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The Blurb:

Book one in The Girls Most Likely to…

Ten years after being voted Most Likely to Succeed, Kelsey Moore is still living in her hometown, still working in her family’s flower shop, and too embarrassed to attend her high school reunion. Only the chance to reconnect with her study buddy—and secret crush—Nathan Barrow tempts her to go.

Nathan isn’t sure why he came back for the reunion after spending the past decade working abroad. But when he runs into his former lab partner, Kelsey, he’s sure glad he did. The chemistry between them is as potent as ever, and when she offers him a weekend of wild, no-strings-attached sex, Nathan knows he’d be a fool to say no.

Nathan can’t be tied to one place for long. But the more time they spend together—in and out of bed—the more Kelsey wonders if their reunion could become something more permanent. That is, if Nathan is still interested when he finds out she’s been less than honest with him about her life since graduation…

My Thoughts:

What happens when life doesn’t take the path you thought it would?  What happens if it does but you miss someone from your past and don’t know how much until you see them again?

Nathan has been wondering why he is taking his limited down time to come to his high school reunion when he runs in to his former lab partner that he had a bit of a crush on back in school.  She’s still as attractive as ever but he gets the feeling she is hiding something from him.  He begins to pursue her for a fun weekend but is that all he really wants or is there something there that they never acted on all those years ago?  He’s very sexy and when he puts his attention to her and winning her over there is something so sweet about his ability to see who she really was behind the mask she tried to show him.

Kelsey is the classic case of someone who doesn’t understand her own true worth.  She was voted most likely to succeed but here she is still in her hometown and only working at her mom’s flower shop.  She doesn’t see that what she does truly is meaningful nor does she see how much she has accomplished even though it isn’t exactly what she saw for her life all those years ago.  She is still crazy about Nathan and ends up deciding to act on those desires even while feeling guilty that she isn’t what she thought he deserved or thought she was.  She’s got a lot of self-worth issues but Nathan takes this and manages to find a way to get her to open up to him about everything.  She really does end up with who/what she deserves at the end of this.

 

My thanks to NetGalley.com and Carina Press for the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.  I only wish this had been longer as I wanted to see more of these two finding each other and making things work.  It was a sweet story just a tad bit rushed.  As always feel free to click the Carina Press link on my sidebar if you wish to order this or other Carina titles.

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