Thursday, April 9, 2015

Book Review: Rough Edges by Kimberly Krey

Rough Edges, by Kimberly Krey
2015, 322p, Clean Contemporary Romance
My Rating=4.5 Stars
Source: eBooks for Review--I received a copy for an honest review

Divorced mother, Allie Emerson, never imagined she’d be raising two teenage girls on her own. Between parenting and paying the bills, she hasn’t even thought about meeting a man. That changes once she hears local carpenter, Braden Fox, is in need of a secretary. Back in high school, Allie had done all she could to deny the sparks burning between her and Braden; but would the chemistry still be there after all this time?

Braden has heard all about what Terrance did to Allie and the girls, has been planning to stop by and see how she’s getting along, but Allie beats him to it by showing up at his shop in search of a job. Her unexpected visit reignites the old flame Braden used to torch for her; trouble is, old feelings of resentment return as well. Allie did choose Terrance over him, after all. And as much as Braden wants Allie in his life, he’s not sure he can open his heart to her again.

With this second chance at romance, will the bumps in their relationship be too much to get over, or will this carpenter learn to smooth out the past?

I enjoy a great second chance story and this one delivers! Allie Emerson is divorced and raising two teenage daughters. She hears about a job opening for Braden Fox, a local carpenter. She has history with him dating back to high school but she chose his best friend, Terrance, who is now her ex-husband. She applies for the job, rekindling their relationship and things will never be the same.

I loved the chemistry between Allie and Braden! Braden is in love with Allie but has a hard time trusting her. As we learn more about their history, it's understandable. Allie is determined to make better choices this time around and she truly sees Terrance for who he is. She does have other considerations this time around, though. One of her daughters is in favor of her dating Braden and the other one isn't. Braden is insecure since Allie has run to him multiple times in the past, then always gone back to Terrance. He keeps waiting for history to repeat itself and he might make a huge mistake because of his insecurities.

There is some content that makes this more suitable for an older reader. There's talk of cheating and fade to black sex between a married couple. There are also some steamy kissing scenes, but I would definitely consider this to be clean. This is a quick, fun read. I love the setup for the rest of the series and am excited to read Logan's and Bree's stories!

Writing Romance That’s Clean Without Losing the Steam!

I’m a reader of good, clean romance, a lover of family time and Diet Coke, and the ultimate hater of laundry.

I’m not patient enough to enjoy yoga, or tall enough to be great at basketball, but I do love to run – anywhere but on a treadmill. I love the sound of a rainstorm when I have no place to go, the feel of Soft Lips chap Stick on my lips, and the first peek of blue water as we round the mountains toward our favorite getaway in Bear Lake.


Paij Slater said...

Great review...I used your Amazon link and bought it :). I like this author a lot!

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