Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Review of Don't Let Him Go (I Want Morrison Book 1) by Kay Harris

Kay Harris delivers a new novel that kicks off a brand new series of quick romances that take you and the characters on a roller coaster ride of emotion. I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. You'll also find affiliate links here, which may help me earn a few extra pennies in case you choose to make a purchase through them. Be sure to check out the excerpt and my review and then enter the giveaway below. If you comment, Kay will respond. And following the tour gives you plenty more chances to win!

Don't Let Him Go

Candace Gleason passed the bar, landed a great job, and is making a killer salary--basically, all of her dreams are coming true. Until she’s assigned to keep the boss’s petulant son out of trouble.

Jack Morrison is the rebellious black sheep of a mighty real estate family. He runs a nonprofit whose mission is to save poor people from evil corporations, like the one his own family owns. He is obnoxious, ridiculously charming, and insanely hot. He is the bane of Candace’s very existence.

Sparks fly from the moment they meet. Candace suddenly has more to worry about than keeping Jack out of jail. She has to keep him out of her heart.

Read an excerpt:
I folded my arms across my chest and glared at Jack as he moseyed into the room. “You ambushed me.”

Jack came to a stop a few feet away and nodded. “I did.”

“That’s it?” I spread my arms out and leaned forward. My voice rose despite my effort to control it. “That’s all you have to say?”

“What do you want me to say? You’re smart. You can see what I did back there. I used you for my own gain.”

“You’re a prick!”

“I’m not surprised you feel that way. But I am sorry you had to get caught in the crossfire.” He moved to the couch and took a seat in the middle of it, purposefully giving me the high ground.

He slung his arms over the back of the couch casually, making him look like an arrogant ass. And that is exactly what I thought of him at that moment. So I called him on his supposed apology. “Are you?”

“Yes, I am. But you’re not innocent, Candie. You put yourself in this position by going to work for Morrison.”

“It’s Candace!” I shouted, on the edge of insanity.

He didn’t respond. He just looked at me with that infuriatingly handsome face and waited, an amused grin dancing on his face.

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**My thoughts**

Yes, this is another one of those stories where the main character falls head over heels for the rich leading man and they tumble into a quick and intense romance. But what is different this time, to me, is the growth that the two characters go through as the story progresses. Candace grew up with a couple of hippies always fighting the good fight, but always wanted to live the rich, lavish life. Jack grew up in that rich, lavish life, and preferred to be the one fighting the good fight. It's these opposite ideals in life that actually make them perfectly compatible in every way because they complement each other so well. It turns out they actually want the same things out of life, only use different tactics to get there. And they need each other to pull it off.

The fire in their relationship is based on their individual intensities. That intensity fuels the fire more and more, creating a passion for love and each other, but also a passion in their own lives and what they do. Another thing I liked about this story is how that passion contributes to events over time that prevent them from having a perfect storybook romance. They have one huge defining battle and a then a couple more sprinkled along the way. That part gives more of a sense of realism in their relationship.

I will admit that I still do have a hard time with these super intense, quick romances. And I'm not sure if I could be so forgiving so quickly for what appears to be a huge betrayal. Nevertheless, this book was an enjoyable way to spend a cold winter's evening. It's very clear that there is to be another book in  the series, thanks to a cliffhanger in the epilogue. But fear not, cliffhanger haters. The main story is clearly resolved and this was just meant as a bit of a teaser of what is to come should you decide to continue with the series. You should feel fulfilled.

About Kay Harris

Kay Harris has had a diverse career with jobs ranging from college professor to park ranger. Now she adds author to her repertoire. Kay writes romance novels that contain a little bit of sweet, a dash of sexy, a touch of heartbreak, and a whole lot of fun!

Kay grew up in the Midwest and has since lived all over the western United States including Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. She loves to hike, is obsessed with museums, and enjoys taking her extremely tall and very handsome husband on adventures.

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  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win:)

  2. Thanks so much for hosting me and for the great review!

  3. Thanks for sharing your review, I enjoyed reading your post :)

  4. Loved tge excerpt!😍
    Thank you for the tour!!💋

  5. Cant wait to read this awesome book! Cover makes it very appealing!


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