The Thing About Love by Kim Karr Review

5 Smooches


The whole stethoscope-and-white coat thing isn’t my cup of tea.

I prefer a man with an artistic vein in his body. 9 – 5 hours. And I can definitely do without the half-lidded, sleepy bedroom eyes. (Okay, so those are kind of sexy.)

Tall, dark, and handsome doesn’t change the fact that he’s arrogant, cocky, and rude.
Not that I care, but he’s made it clear he wants nothing to do with a quirky girl like me, which is why he said no.

Turns out no isn’t an option.

I have a quickie wedding to plan, and Dr. Jake Kissinger doesn’t have a choice. He looks at our situation like he’s stuck with me, but in reality I’m stuck with him. Stuck with his pouty mouth. His long, lean body. And stuck with those loose, low riding scrub pants. (Okay, so the doctor thing is growing on me.)

When spending time together turns into more than it should, I know I’m in trouble.
He isn’t supposed to make my heart pound.
I’m not supposed to make him look twice.
And we aren’t supposed to spend the night together. (Okay, so he has more than one artistic vein in his body, and other places.)

Falling for him is definitely a mistake.

Here’s the thing…
Jake is unavailable, and I know it.
Just not in the way you might think.

I guess you can’t have your cake and eat it too.


Jules is desperate to keep her uncles wedding planning business going so takes up the highly difficult task of pulling off the wedding of the century in a short time….and throwing cake at the brides brother isn’t going to help make it any easier. Jake isn’t best pleased with this first and quirky wedding planner but doesn’t have any other option- Little did he expect to start falling for her. Jules and Jake both have pain and sadness in their past so don’t want anything serious…the thing about love is though sometimes you have no choice in the matter!

“Someday, Jake, love will find you. And when it does, you won’t have a choice but to accept it.” “I will always have a choice.” She shook her head. “Just wait and see,” she said almost wistfully. “Just wait and see.”

This had all the right ingredients to make a perfect romance read! The characters were so relatable and likeable and I feel for them pretty much straight away. We also had the romance, laughter, chemistry, sadness and heartache needed to create an all round brilliant romance read that keeps you hooked!

“We kissed and kissed and kissed until we both needed air, until our lips tingled, until we couldn’t stand not being naked.”

Jules was a sweet and quirky heroine that I instantly connected to. She just seemed like the type of person you would want as your friend- you could tell that she cared deeply for those she loved and had an inner strength when things got tough. Jake was also instantly likeable – he was sexy and cocky but also vulnerable. I couldn’t help but admire and feel for him in the way he took on guilt that wasn’t even his.

“You have to. You’re the only one who can. He blames himself for something he shouldn’t, and one day it’s going to break him. You have to help him.” “I don’t think I can. I don’t know how.” “Jules, Mimi told me you did. Please don’t give up on him.” “I have to,” I whispered. “That’s what he wants.”

Kim Karr never disappoints with her romance reads and this is no exception. The chemistry and steamy scenes between the two characters was hot and sexy. The romance has an intense build that keeps you hooked needing to know that it will lead to a HEA and we have the heartache (true love is never an easy ride) that has you crossing your fingers it will work out. Overall just a really good romance read that had everything I could want in this genre of story!



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