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    Fun and Complex

    It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by Kylie Scott is a fun yet complex romance. When Adele comes home for her dad's wedding after being gone for seven years some things have changed and some things have not. Seven years ago she was only eighteen and her crush on Pete, who is both 15 years older than her and works with her father, caused a bit of trouble. To say the least. Now she is older and hopefully wiser. Once Adele is back home it becomes evident that what once was a teenage crush can be so much more. Her connection to Pete is more than something superficial, it always was and now a friendship which became young love can have a chance to actually be explored. I enjoyed the storytelling and character creation the Ms. Scott develops. This was a fun story but also one that was well built. Any time when reading a novel about something that is at times considered a bit forbidden it needs to be well done and this one really is. Overall I very much enjoyed It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by Kylie Scott. Adele's character, who the story's POV was written in, was one that was relatable and what she and Pete had was natural, real and passionate. (I voluntarily reviewed an advance review copy of this book I received for free in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
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    4.5 stars- Sassy heroine and a broody hero

    I’m partial to this author in general, but her snarky, take-no-prisoners heroines paired with the broody, closed-off hero are my absolute favorites. Adele and Peter fit those roles perfectly; I smiled at Adele’s sass, felt for her heartbreak, and rooted for these two to find their happily-ever-after. This was a couple and romance that simply made me happy. The timeline of this book jumps from the past (7-9 years ago) to the present, but it didn’t feel jarring in the least, with the transitions smooth, clearly marked, and pertinent to the storyline. I loved seeing the relationship between Peter and Adele blossom and enjoyed all the little snippets from the past and present that demonstrated how well-matched these two were. Though I didn’t think their chemistry was quite as palpable as some of this author’s couples, there is no denying these two generate plenty of heat. If you’re a fan of this author or just looking for a fun read guaranteed to pull you in and have you smiling, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time isn’t one to be missed. *eARC received via author's ARC team/ PA. The author had no influence over this review*
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    Love all her books!

    I love to read Kylie Scott’s books and I especially loved reading one set in Australia! As an Aussie myself, it was great reading such a sexy, delicious novel set in the lush landscape of the Sunshine Coast. I really didn’t want it to end.
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    3.5 stars

    When Peter first met Adele, he’d only just started working for her father who owned a construction firm. She was there for the school holidays and only sixteen; Pete was fifteen years her senior. This friendship between a teenager and a man in his thirties made me uncomfortable and left a bad taste in my mouth. During that first summer, Pete took Adele under his wing and she soon developed a crush on him and it continued until she turned eighteen and it all came to a head but didn’t end well. Adele was left brokenhearted. Fast forward seven years and Adele has returned home for her father’s second wedding. She’s not been back since she left for college. Peter was moody, grumpy and defensive right from the first page, but we soon get to find out why. Adele is still harbouring feelings for him, though and when he spurns her one time too many she decides to go back home. This causes Pete to finally crack and things get heated. Pete’s behavior afterward is deplorable and I was seriously doubting whether I could keep going with this book. There is no real connection between Adele and Pete, their chemistry was completely absent to my mind it just felt so contrived and forced. Reading this book, seemed like a good idea at the time, sorry for the pun and use of the title, but I’m sorry to say, I was wrong. Readers of Kylie Scott might disagree with me, but sadly, this wasn’t the book to make me a fan of her writing, but as others have rated it highly, I’m sure this is my fault rather than the author’s. Not everyone is going to love every book, as we all know but for me, it just didn’t hit the spot.
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    It’s a fun, sexy, angst-filled read

    4.5 Hearts It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time is Kylie Scott’s next standalone novel. I have been reading her books off and on for the last few years. I wish I could read them all but I am glad that I had the time for this one. I do love a good forbidden romance, and second chances so this one was right up my alley. Seven years. It had been seven years since Adele was in the same room as her first love and now she was having to sharing a house with him. To say it was awkward was an understatement. She was eighteen when she made her move on her older best friend and it was the last time she saw him. She was sent back to her mom’s and never turned back. Not until, her father found Love again and was getting married. Now, she was back for five days. She is not eighteen anymore. She is twenty-five and over him. She made a mistake all those years ago and she wasn’t going to be repeating it. Peter didn’t even seem to want her there so it would be easy. She knew he was upset but it’s been years, can he let it go and start over? Peter and Adele’s relationship is complicated. She was sixteen and he was thirty-one when they first met. She was visiting her dad for six weeks and he worked for the man. Peter liked hanging out with Adele while her dad was busy working. He even took her on dates. He never looked as more than a friend. A kid. Now, she was no longer a child. She was her own woman. A beautiful one. A woman who knew him probably better than he knew himself even after all these years. But, is that love or does it mean it’s time to move on from the past and be friends again? I thought this story was funny, cute, and oh so frustrating. I just wanted to go into the book and slap Peter. I also wanted to hug him. He just had that way about him. I know Adele felt the same way. But for real, it’s a complicated relationship that needs work. That is what made it real. Both characters are uncertain. To hale to feel. How to act. How to let go. Overall...it’s a fun, sexy, angst-filled read. The characters are likable. The writing is great. It’s not my favorite Kylie book but I very much enjoyed it. Quotes: It had been seven years, but my libido did not seem to have lost any of the teenage lust for Pete. “You can’t have it both ways, Pete,” I said. “Women dig scars. This is going to bring your game up to a whole other level. You should probably be thanking me.”
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