Michael Matthews has been in love with Katherine Moore since the second grade. In Michaels mind there is absolutely nothing that will ever be able to keep the two of them apart. The night Michael is set to propose to Katherine the evening is interrupted by an unexpected tragedy that tears the two of them apart for good.
Three years have passed since that fateful night when Katherine, now known as Kate meets Daniel. After an awkward start sparks fly between them. Daniel and Kate fall hard and fast into the most passionate and intense love affair of their lives. In three years a lot can change, Michael knows he made the biggest mistake of his life when he left Katherine and he will do anything to get her back. Asking his best friend Daniel for help is his first step in righting the wrongs he made so many years ago. Unfortunately, neither of them realizes that Michaels long lost love Katherine is Daniel’s true love Kate.
While attending the engagement party of a mutual friend, all of their paths collide. How is Kate supposed to choose between the two men that mean the most to her in the world? Kate has to push past her heartache and put some serious thought into what comes next. One wrong choice and not only could she lose them both but Daniel and Michael may never recover their friendship.
My 5* Review-
Disclaimer: I was given a ecopy of Breaking Kate in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
Breaking Kate introduces us to Michael and Katherine. They are young and in love. talking about their future. When out of the blue tragedy strikes. Michael and his family suffer a tragic event and it causes Michael to make a very rash decision that he later regrets. Michael's actions make me want to climb into the book and kick his arse, he's such a dick! Michael takes his anger and hurt out on Katherine, and he ends it with her; the way he does it is soo nasty and spiteful.
Then we jump forward 3 years and Katherine; Kate, is at college; almost finished; and she is still hurting over Michael. Jess is Kate's best friend, she's been there for Kate the whole time helping her to survive. Jess like Connor; who is a friend of both girls, and Connor likes Jess. Jess and Connor manage to talk Kate into going to a party where they want to try and set her up with Daniel; Connor's friend.
Kate and Daniel have an instant spark of attraction and something more. Daniel is loving, caring, patient and extremely understanding. Kate and Daniel's relationship go from strength to strength and their love grows stronger. But we all know something has to happen, right?
I guess you'll just have to read it find out!!
When Mike turns up and everyone realizes that Mike is Michael, my heart breaks a little for Daniel. When Kate leaves and goes home leaving Daniel and everyone else behind my heart breaks some more for Daniel. I could feel his turmoil and I got the impression he was scared. I think that Kate needs to get closure on what happened with her and Michael, the only way she can do that is to speak to Michael.
For a debut book I think Dee has done an amazing job. Breaking Kate is written from multiple POV's, and it works well, there is no confusion over who's POV I was reading and I got a feel for each character and their thoughts and feelings and it made the book more realistic for me. Dee's writing style is so easy to read and its fluent.
Dee had me hooked from the start, I was hanging on each and every word. Even now I've read the book I'm still hanging, why? because of the ending, it's a cliffhanger and I'm itching for book #2. The ending had me practically shouting at my kindle, It's so unfair. My only piece of comfort is that because it took me so long to get to reading Breaking Kate I won't have to wait so long for book #2.
Dee has done a fantastic job of ensuring that her writing exudes the feelings of the characters so that as a reader I felt as though I was experiencing them too. I don't know about anyone else but I loved this book, and I'm looking forward to book #2.
I just hope that Kate doesn't give up what she has with Daniel. Mike had his chance and blew it by being a complete dick!!!
I'M TEAM DANIEL!!! :)
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