Project Kaitlyn~Grayson Avery

Meet Kaitlyn Colby, a clumsy, inappropriate blurter with self-esteem issues, but also quite handy with an axe. She’s certainly no superhero, but she fights the battles of a single mum with sweet snarkasm. Between work and pining for and co-parenting with her ex, Kaitlyn has no time to find that special someone. And if she did, would he really want her anyway? Her friendship circle intervenes to force her out of the funk that she fell into following her unwanted divorce.

When Kaitlyn makes a decision to pursue her advertising career over love, she tumbles (like no tumble you’ve ever seen…or heard) into the life of hunky, bay breeze-drinking Hunter Dixon, an ad exec who is intrigued enough by Kaitlyn that he hires her firm to revive a struggling project, much like herself.

Can Kaitlyn become the woman she needs to be to land the man of her dreams? Maybe. Maybe not. But it’ll be fun finding out!

I was dubious selecting this to read for a blog tour-I’ve been on a crime/mystery/thriller book-binge for so long that reading something different seemed entirely impossible! And if I’m honest, at times I really didn’t want to carry on with Kaitlyn’s story-being a recent divorcee myself, I felt like this would be the book for me and would lift my spirits and prevent a downward slide in to a slump (but with Covid still reeling havoc on the world, there’s pretty much nothing can lift anyone’s spirits), however I feel like the idea was good and the characters could have been a little stronger (Taylor didn’t really have to be that hyper and horny in my opinion) and some of the situations Kaitlyn found herself in were just agonisingly unbearable BUT I appreciate her journey and do find her lack of self-confidence very familiar; a lot of women during their life become highly self doubtful and it’s quite comforting to know that you’re not alone in feeling like you’re not good enough.

This would be an ideal beach read for a chick-lit and rom-com fan, but it wasn’t for me. I am glad I stuck with it to the last page though, and I would be likely to pick up the next book in this series, but only if I was on holiday or sat in the garden during a hot summer.

There aren’t many of my friends who are in to this genre, but for the few who are, I have recommended the book for “summer shelf”.

About the Author

There isn’t a great deal of information to give on Grayson Avery, except that Avery is the author of The Sweet Water Circle Series, a romantic comedy series that focuses on childhood friends in their 30’s and 40’s as they help each other navigate the stormy waters of dating, marriage, divorce, and a whole lot of inappropriate, naughty, and odd situations.

The next instalment of the series is Jenn Reinvented, due to be released sometime this year, which focuses on Kaitlyn’s younger sister.

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