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Crushing on Kate

A Red Maple Falls Novel, Book 2
Narrated by: Krista Nicely
Series: Red Maple Falls, Book 2
Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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It was love at first sight until he opened his mouth.

Born and raised in the small town of Red Maple Falls, it's impossible for Kate Hayes to meet a guy she hasn't known since first grade. When she is approached by a ridiculously attractive, unfamiliar face during one of her glass blowing demonstrations, she can't help but get her hopes up. Until he opens his mouth.

Caleb James established his bike shop in the middle of nowhere to escape his past. When the owner of the adjoining business blocks his parking spots to put on her "arts and crafts hour" he has no choice but to shut her down. What he doesn't expect is the fresh-faced beauty who refuses to accommodate his requests. Nor does he expect for the small town to be filled with big personalities who feel the need to force their way into his life, refusing to leave him alone.

While Caleb continues to fight Kate, and tries to keep his distance, holding on to a vow he made to himself to never trust again, she tears down every wall he's ever built. Will the promise of a future with Kate be enough to break the promise of his past?

©2017 Theresa Paolo (P)2019 Theresa Paolo

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This is a great read, it pulls you in and makes you feel part of the book. It is well written and engaging. The storyline is great and the characters Kate and Caleb are wonderful. They butt heads, argue and have wonderful chemistry. It was a great story I recommend it to all.

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A Troubled Past Leads to a New Love

Crushing on Kate (book 2 in the Red Maple Falls novels) by Theresa Paolo was a good book when I read it, so when I got the chance to review the audio book, I jumped on it. The first few minutes are always the worst for me until I am able to adjust to the new voice. This was no different. Krista Nicely was a good pick to read this book. Her voice was even and used enough inflection to differentiate the characters without resorting to ridiculousness. It is relatively short at just over 5 hours, the perfect length for many listeners.

Kate owns a glass studio in a small town. Her new neighbor, Caleb, is opening a bike shop and does not seem all that pleasant. Kate, being the nice girl she is tries multiple times to offer him a gesture of friendship. He is not easy, but she is irresistibly drawn to him. One evening they give up and have sex in the back of Caleb's shop...then he leaves. Kate is understandably upset, but so drawn to him. Can she help Caleb overcome his resistance and build something real? Or at least get along?

Crushing on Kate is a fun, easy read/listen. The characters are good. She plot is simply feel-good romance, which is fine. The book was good. The audio book is good. I recommend either if pleasant and fun is what you are looking for.

I received a free audio copy of Crushing on Kate. All opinions expressed herein are solely my own.

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  • 05-25-19

Neighborly passion

As we return to this small town, we get to sneak in on Matt and Sadie from book one. They have found their happily ever after, now it’s time for Kate to find hers. Kate has been anxiously waiting to meet her new shop neighbor, but what she didn’t expect was the instant attraction and frustration towards him. They have their road to travel to find their happiness, but you will enjoy their passion as they travel it. Look forward to listening to more about this small community. As always Krista did an excellent job in bringing the story to life.
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