Genre: Women's Fiction Publication.Date August 9th 2013 Pages: 260 Published By: Amazon Digital Services Website Kimberly Patterson The Three Month Plan Goodreads My review copy: I received a copy from the CLP blog tour in exchange for an honest review
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On a dare from her close friend, Michelle, Kelly accepts a challenge to date and become Jake’s girlfriend within three months. The consequence of losing is global humiliation, and she refuses to lose.
Enlisting the help of her childhood friend and confidant, Brian, Kelly manages to catch Jake's attention. She also unknowingly hooks Brian who tries to sabotage the plan. Kelly finds herself with a dilemma; take the final step with Jake and win the plan or follow her heart and reveal her feelings for Brian.
“This is exactly why I was afraid to fall in love with anyone in the first place. I knew that I wasn't worthy of being loved in return, even by my best friend."
“As much as I tried to push him from my mind, my heart hurt knowing that we had driven a distance between us that I never knew could exist."
“If you really want my advice, you should fight for what you want and who you love. Don't let her get away. You could be missing out on the rest of your life thinking about what could have been.."
"Sometimes you just have to be ready to see what's right in front of you for what it really is"
This romance is told from both the view point of Kelly and Brian (her best friend). I love books like this because you get to see what the guy is thinking through out the book. It can be hard to do when writing to tell the story this way, but Kimberly Patterson pulled it off without a hitch.
A warm, heart pounding story of friendship and love, this book was really good. At first you want Kelly to win her bet she has with her friend Michelle, but then you find yourself starting to route for Brian because he is such a great character. His character is funny, sweet and very sincere. Qualities that women all want in a guy. Although Jake is a great character in the beginning, as the story is played out, I found myself not liking him. Not because of anything he did necessarily but because he is the only thing standing between Kelly and Brian.
The character of Kelly was such an original female protagonist. She was beautiful but didn't know it. Innocent, even though she had many boyfriends in the past and was going into college next term. Fun-loving and a great friend. It was easy to see why Jake would fall for her and also why Brian would realize his feelings for her. There was just nothing not to like about her.
I would reccomend this book for people who enjoy a good love story, told from both points of view. Kimberly Patterson has a great story telling voice and is a pro at creating characters you can really fall in love with.
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About the Author
Horses were one of my first loves, and writing soon followed. As a child, I spent hours writing poems, and short stories (about horses). My parents realized that I was horse-obsessed and decided to buy me one after taking riding lessons for two years. I think they hoped that all of the hard work, and hours spent mucking stalls would help me give up this expensive hobby. They were wrong. Writing is still a passion of mine, although now I primarily write fiction. My first novel, Red Rock, was published in 2010, and big surprise, there are horses in it. My second novel, The Three Month Plan was released August 2013.
Other Loves: My family, yoga, skincare and makeup, sushi, and raising money for pediatric cancer. I have two rescue dogs and would have more if there weren't zoning restrictions. I’m always trying something new, as I tend to get bored very easily. Thankfully, my love of driving around with the gas light on fuels some excitement. I love novels with happy endings, and am a hopeful romantic. My latest obsession is browsing Netflix, and I can name all 50 states in alphabetical order in under 30 seconds. Do I feel a wager coming on?
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