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No Weddings Synopsis:

Award-winning author Kat Bastion teams with her husband, Stone Bastion, in this first book in the No Weddings Series about Cade Michaelson, a successful man with his sights set on a new venture in business, and Hannah Martin, the woman who makes it personal.

I think I have my act together as a successful bar owner, my master’s degree within reach, and a list of no-strings-attached women warming my bed. Turns out, I don’t.

Hannah believes she has safeguarded her wounded heart by shunning men and focusing on her new baking business. The thing is, she hasn’t.

When my three sisters and I form an event-planning business with Hannah as our baker, I have no idea how my life is about to change. As Hannah and I work closely together, the attraction between us becomes irresistible. And complicated. I’ve promised my sisters I wouldn’t mix business with pleasure. But I’ve never been one to follow the rules.

Kat & Stone Bastion  Bio:

Award-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.

A few factoids about the writing team…

Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.

Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.

Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.

Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.

Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit their blog at www.talktotheshoe.com, website at www.katbastion.com, and their Twitter accounts at https://twitter.com/KatBastion and https://twitter.com/StoneBastion for more information.

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Review:

An amazing piece of writing. You all know that I love Kat Bastion, but teaming up with her husband was a brilliant idea. It gives her stories the extra spice you did not even realize was missing.

For quite a few months I’ve been contemplating one idea; that I should let go of this genre of books and move on. It took me quite some time deciding whether to read this book or not, on one hand it fits in a genre I thought of avoiding, on the other I am a huge fan of Kat Bastion’s work. In the end I decided to give the book a chance as it was clearly going to be at least a bit different since there were more people involved in the creative process and because I’ve never been disappointed by Kat, ever! This time was no exception.

Reading this novel reminded me that not all books are the same. Not all characters rush into relationships and the plot takes place mainly in the bedroom. Some stories, such as this one, have “real” characters with real life problems. Reading this book was like watching to real people enter a real life relationship and face a series of obstacles, it was like watching two friends fall in love with each other. For the first time in a long time, the word absurd did not even enter my mind.

Cade is one amazing men. A playboy turned one woman man. A guy that every woman would be lucky to have as a friend, as a brother, as a son or as a lover (totally unintentional). A man with faults, but real. It was quite an experience reading his story, told from his own manly point of view. Sometimes, I felt like I was in his head. It was hilarious and at the same time interesting. There were a few things that despite having mostly male friends growing up took me by surprise. It was not a bad thing, not at all, but it was different, odd I would say.

Hannah, despite her initially cold behavior, is a kind woman with a hurtful past. Cade was exactly what she needed in her life. I can’t tell what kind of men he would have been if it weren’t for the fact that he grew surrounded by women, but I think he would have been alright, but clearly his siblings did have an effect on his behavior.

Enough about the characters, it is becoming harder and harder to keep my mouth shut and not tell you all the details. I would never do that, at least not intentionally, I want each of my readers that decide to give a book I review a chance and not spoil their fun by divulging too many details.

Go! Go right now on Amazon and get it. Trust me, you will not regret it! This is one hell of a book, a book written in a funny, quirky manner, a book well written in a rich language.

From me: 4.5/5