Title: Kissing Katie
Author: L.T. Kelly
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC
Pages: 223 pages
Plot: Iraq war widow Katie Simmons hasn’t considered giving love another chance since the devastating loss of her husband. She’s happy sharing her love with her six-year-old daughter, Jessica. What more could she want from life?
Evan Waters is headed for the big time. He’s plowing his time, money and energy into recording Spires’ debut album. Following on in his British rock legend father’s footsteps, he has big shoes to fill, a mission made more difficult by his alcoholic mother.
When Katie and Evan meet on the London Underground, she denies his advances. Evan must find a way to demolish the walls she’s built around her heart. But even if he’s successful, will he be able to provide her with the commitment she deserves and still fulfill his ambitions?
The book revolves around Katie, who is an Iraq war widow living in London with her six year old daughter, Jessica. She works as housekeeping in a hotel and volunteers as a care center every week. After the devastating death of her husband Lee, Katie has refused to give love another chance, until her encounter with Evan Waters.
Evan Waters is a charming young man from States, nearly a decade younger to Katie, a struggling band artist, headed to be a rockstar, with mother issues. He has come down to London with his band to record an album and that’s where he meets Katie. They encounter each other at an underground Tube station and Evan from that very moment falls for Katie. Katie tries to resist and Evan never gives up. There are lots of ups and downs, cute moments, devastating struggles of past that come to light as the story proceeds.
I liked most of the characters. I simply loved the way Katie’s character was portrayed with strong ethics and values. Nothing mattered to her more than her daughter, not even her own happiness. Evan’s character was charming and I kept rooting for Evan throughout the book. What really took away the show was the twist at the end. It was totally unexpected and interesting way to end the book.
It was an interesting, easy to read book. It will surely not disappoint you.
PS: – Thanks to the author for sending a copy of the book for an honest review.