Review: Maybe Someone Like You by Stacy Wise
Katie Capwell is a bright and accomplished recent law school graduate, and she has her shiny future all mapped out. It's brimming with courtroom victories and creating change. Ryan Brincatt is a tattooed and impossibly cool martial artist, and he’s mastered a fierce roundhouse kick. Their paths never should have crossed. But when Katie lurks outside the kickboxing gym where Ryan works as a trainer, she’s immediately drawn to his casual confidence and playful green eyes. Without making her usual list of pros and cons, she impulsively signs up to train with him. She never imagined that one decision would change. Absolutely. Everything.
Maybe Someone Like You was a much slower read than I'd anticipated. I suppose I read "tattooed martial artist" and expected more of a hot bad boy read. But there's still something very refreshing about this--Katie's a good girl and Ryan isn't really trying to turn her bad. He's just a sweet guy with a lot of tattoos, trying to do the right thing.
Katie has some good friends, and I liked watching her try to find her way in her career. Her relationship with her mother is a little strained, but not angsty--and they work to make it better. Her father was an artist who passed away suddenly when she was young, and she's trying to find out a way to make her own work mean something. This story is almost always worth reading.
The voice did read a little young, however; I had a hard time believing Katie was a law school grad. And maybe it's just me, but I would have liked just a liiiiittttlllee more steam?
Should you read it? Even though this book may not be as thrilling as you'd hope for (meaning don't look for sex scenes), it's still pretty sweet and will sweep romance lovers right off their feet.
3 1/2 Stars
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Expected Publication April 16, 2018 by Entangled: Embrace
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