Friday, August 9, 2013

[Kame's Review]: "Knowing the Score"


Knowing the Score by Kat Latham
Publisher: Carina Press (August 5, 2013) 
Series: London Legends, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Rugby player Spencer Bailey is determined to win a spot on England's World Cup team. But with a month break before the selectors start watching him, he's eager to have fun with a woman who knows the score: the relationship will end when rugby season begins. The lovely American Caitlyn Sweeney seems perfect for the role of temporary lover, since her visa will run out soon anyway.



Caitlyn works for an international disaster relief organization and can handle the world's worst crises, but she flinches from her own. Her past has left her with a fear of intimacy so deep that she has trouble getting close to anyone—until she meets sexy Spencer. His hot body and easygoing nature are too much for even her to resist.


Neither Caitlyn nor Spencer expects to fall hard for each other. But with their relationship deadline approaching, the old rules of the game seem less important than before…until past secrets surface, challenging everything they thought they knew about each other.








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Kame's Review:



You never know where you will meet the person you are meant to be forever, and there are many ways you can meet this person. Caitlyn and Spencer met when she stopped to help an elderly man who has collapsed. The man was Spencer’s grandfather. His grandfather is the only family Spencer has in the world and he couldn’t wait to meet the woman who breathed life back into his grandfather and to say thank you. The instant they meet Caitlyn and Spencer feel a strong connection.  They both have experience heart wrenching pain, pain they are too proud to share; this becomes a barrier to the love that is growing between them – if only one of them would be strong enough to share they could both experience the love they have each longed for.


This is an absolute FANTASTIC book! The characters have great depth and their personal struggles would make anyone empathize. I loved that Caitlyn was from America and Spencer was very British - gave some really funny moments. I found Caitlyn’s career as a disaster relief worker an amazing choice.  It was so fitting when her past is revealed. I applaud Kat Latham for the detail she gave to our insight into Caitlyn’s experience with disasters; it could have been a part of the book that was brushed over lightly and not given more than a paragraph in passing. Spencer is a rugby player. In college I had friends who were rugby players and oh my Spencer could be one of those guys.  He made me laugh at times.  He also had a lot of sensitivity.  He may have called his grandfather an “old-goat” at times but you always knew there was love behind that gruff. The conflict that always is part of a romance book is believable and I felt how it was resolved was character appropriate.




Sometimes you find a new author and you just know from the first page that they will write books you will read for years to come! I would love to read more with these characters (maybe in a story about Emma). I will definitely read more books by Kat Latham (I have already e-mailed her and begged to know when the next book comes out!).
  

5 STARS!





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Kame received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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Okay, first, I love the cover! Second, I'm so glad to hear you loved this one so much, Kame--it's on my list now! :D 

We all love a sexy man with an accent; what is your accent? British? Scottish? Aussie? 

Personally, it depends on my mood, but I'm always open to all of the above and more! :D 









Enjoy!



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Enjoy! Until Next Time, Photobucket *TBQ's Book Palace is a member of both the Amazon and Barnes and Nobles affiliates program. By using the links provided to buy products from either website, I receive a very small percentage of the order. To read my full disclosure on the matter, please see this post!

2 comments :

  1. Thanks Kame, don't usually read about rugby players! Unusual characters!
    Great review!

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  2. Hey Pat - this was my first Rugby player - but that is only part of what make Spencer so great.

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