People are not always who they appear to be…
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length (Est.): 225 Pages
Kiss Me Kate is the sixth of six books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers (and one lovely cousin!) who are all on the look-out for love.
Kate English, cousin to the beguiling English Brothers, has relocated to Philadelphia and now works with her cousins at English & Company. The problem with moving to Philly? It was where Kate met her first love, Etienne Rousseau. Since the move, Kate can’t seem shake the painful memories of a romance that broke her heart.
Etienne Rousseau, neighbor and arch-enemy of the English family, is recently single and has every intention of enjoying his newly-minted bachelor-status. That is…until his brother inks a deal with English & Company, forcing Etienne to work with his one-time lover, Kate English. Though he wants to hate the girl who once destroyed his life, he can’t deny the fierce attraction or hide the deep tenderness he still feels for Kate.
With vibrant flashbacks of their passionate, teenage love affair making it impossible to ignore their unresolved history, Kate and Etienne will commit to unraveling the secrets of their heartbreaking past to make way for a breathtaking future.
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Kiss Me Kate was a great finale for the English Brothers series. The story between Kate and Etienne was one a hopeless romantic would love. Two kids who fell in love when they were teenagers, who only had one week together and then were separated by life and circumstances beyond their control.
No matter how much Kate should have hated Etienne she just couldn’t help but think of him. It was funny to watch her prepare to see him again after so long of a separation.
“It was one thing to sneak onto Facebook and indulge an unhealthy, but harmless, fantasy. It was quite another to sit across a board room table from the object of that fantasy and be expected to deliver coherent sentences.”
From the view of the English brother’s Etienne wasn’t worthy of their time let alone their cousin Kate, but points of view can sometimes be wrong, and things can become distorted when opinions interfere.
Her uncle and cousins each nodded at her solemnly after this short speech, until she got to Alex, who looked at Etienne. “If I was wrong,” he offered belligerently, “I’m sorry.”
“I understand,” said Etienne. “You thought I disrespected Kate.”
“I would have bet my life on it.”
“You would have lost.”
I loved Etienne’s determination and his lack of control when it came to controlling his own actions around Kate. When the truth behind his actions over the years comes out you can’t help but love him as much as Kate does.
“He stared at her, gaping, unable to move, unable to look away, because oh my God, she looked so fucking hot, just staring at her made heat shoot like a bullet to his groin.”
I enjoyed getting bits and pieces of their backstory, but what I didn’t like was getting it throughout the rest of the book. It felt like a yoyo between stories. Every time I’d start to get pulled in it would jump backwards.
The English Brothers series is great and I’d recommend all six books to anyone who enjoys a good romance. They can be read as standalones, but if you read one you’ll want read them all. I’m looking forward to continuing with Katy’s upcoming series The Winslow Brothers.
My Favorite ‘Oh ya’ Moment: I absolutely enjoyed when Etienne called out Kate’s date. He couldn’t help protecting her even when he knew he should just stay out of it.
My Favorite Moment: The ending!
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