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Love and Other Mistakes Blog Tour


Welcome to the Blog Tour for Love and Other Mistakes by Jessica Kate, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


About the Book

Title: Love and Other Mistakes Author: Jessica Kate

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Release Date: July 30, 2019

Genre: Romantic Comedy


There’s a fine line between love and

hate. . . And for the last seven years, Natalie Groves has hated Jeremy Walters.


Natalie Groves was meant for great things. But soon after her fiancé left, Natalie’s father was diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly her grand plans evaporated . . . and God felt very far away.


Fast-forward seven years, and an internship presents Natalie a chance at her destiny—but she needs a job to work around it. And the only offer available is worse than a life sentence. Her ex Jeremy, now back in town, is desperate for help with his infant son and troubled teenage niece, Lili. And Natalie may be just the one to help Jeremy . . . provided they don’t kill each other in the process.


When Jeremy and Natalie join forces, sparks fly. But will either of them get burned along the way?


PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Christianbook

About the Author

Australian Jessica Kate is a sassy romance author and addict.

Her novels feature wit, snark and grit, and her StoryNerds podcast gives her a chance to nerd out with others about these ingredients in books, movies and TV.

She has a passion for garlic bread, theme parks and Batman.

Sign up to her newsletter at jessicakatewriting.com to hear first about her books, including her upcoming novels Love and Other Mistakes and A Girl’s Guide to the Outback.

The StoryNerds podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and at www.storynerds.podbean.com.


CONNECT WITH JESSICA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


My Thoughts

This book, y'all! It made me snort laugh -- out loud -- more times than I could count. Jessica Kate's Aussie wit and sass comes roaring out in her debut novel, and I, for one, hope for a sequel.


I could never fit this story into a box, which I absolutely loved! There's no neat and tidy character cast here -- no Hallmark movie cookie cutters. The characters' relationships are intricate and interlaced and overlapping, just like the complexity of real life. I never fully knew what certain characters were going to do, and so when Natalie and Jeremy and Lilli were surprised, I was surprised; when they hurt, I understood, and when they cheered, I smiled. That to me is a mark of a skilled novelist!


And y'all... this book has a baby in it! *cue the heart eye emojis* I'm probably partial to 10-month-old Oliver because he's so close to my own baby's age, but Nat and Jem's interactions with baby Olly in this book were comedy gold. And come on, what's not to love about an adorably overwhelmed single dad who's doing his best to take care of a baby whose mother walked out on him? I mean...


Natalie and Jem's relationship was great -- the tension, the sparks, the cute factor, and the unique challenges brought by being each other's ex. Jem's relationship with his dad was so well done, too.


And Lilli -- goodness, I probably pulled for her the most. Her struggles were raw and gripping. The scene involving lipstick, office walls, and tears was brilliant in its emotion. Her story was left with a lot of loose ends, so I'm really hoping for a sequel that picks up where Love and Other Mistakes leaves off.


I was pleasantly surprised by the spiritual aspect of the story -- it started out fairly light and then ended up giving a whammy of a lesson that I personally needed to hear. At the end of the day, it was more than just a fun comedy.


Rating: 5 stars!

Go get your copy at the purchase links above!


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.*

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