Saturday, March 16, 2013

2 novellas in 1: Most Likely To Succeed & Cutest Couple by Kate Davies

It's that time again!  Today, I have two novellas from Carina Press.  Most Likely to Succeed and Cutest Couple are the first two books in the "Girl Most Likely Too..." series by Kate Davies.

Publisher: Carina Press
Date of publication: March 25, 2013

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.

The series revolves around a ten year high school reunion.  Kelsey, Bree and Tess are  long time friends who graduated together   Kelsey was the brain of the trio.  She had a full ride scholarship to college, but circumstances made her stay home and help her mother out.  Her best guy friend and lab partner, Nathan got out and has been traveling the world.  When Nathan and Kelsey get together, she is reluctant to tell him what she has been up to.

I liked this one the best out of the two.  It was fun to see Kelsey and Nathan look at each other differently after ten year.  The chemistry between them is sizzling.  They really heat up the sheets!  It was nice to see that their friendship was so strong in high school that after so long, it was like no time had passed.  I loved what Nathan does for Kelsey in the end!  While, I'm not a huge fan of HFN endings, this one was pretty satisfying.

Publisher: Carina Press
Date of Publication: April 29, 2013

Book two of Girls Most Likely to…

Ten years ago, Marc and Bree were voted Cutest Couple—until a graduation-night argument destroyed their relationship. Unable to contact him, Bree had no choice but to forget Marc—and raise the son she never got to tell him about.

Out of the two, I think I liked this one the least.  Bree and Mac were high school sweethearts.  He left to join the Army and Bree found herself pregnant.  She makes exactly one attempt to contact him about it and then proceeds to paint him as a deadbeat dad for 10 years!  I kind of lost respect for her there.  I felt so badly for Marc.  

Despite their history, I didn't really feel the attraction between them.  I also didn't hold out too much hope for a HEA.  They spend most of the time in the story fighting with each other.  I understood Bree's reasons for hating the military, but still.  Maybe if the story had been longer, I would have liked it more. 

Both stories take place at the same time.  That was kind of neat.  Throughout both novellas, there are hints to what Tess is up to.  I look forward to reading Life of the Party in May!

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