Kylie Scott - It Seemed Like a Good Idea At The Time {Review}

Kylie Scott is back with a new book that promises to hook you up!

'It Seemed a Good Idea At The Time' brings us the story of Adele, a woman that after more than six years comes back to her hometown to her father's wedding. But coming back means she'll need to face the chaos she left behind and also the man who broke her heart at eighteen... 

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Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was.

Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete was left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town.

Seven years later, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back those old feelings.

Sometimes first loves are the truest.

It's have been more than six years since the last time Adele set a foot at her hometown, but due to her father's wedding, there she was once again... Though they don't have the better relationship ever and after all that happened before she fled the town leaving behind caos and a broken heart. It would all be good, only if she wasn't staying in Pete's house, the man she fell in love so many years ago and the one who broke her heart.

She just didn't expect those feelings for so long before would come back and hit her in the face as soon as she saw him again. The problem is that Pete doesn't seem happy to have her in his home and neither seemed interested or opened to conversations, especially with Adele. All she wanted was to apologized, but the walls Pete built between them showed very clear that whatever they had in the past, that easy going friendship, didn't exist anymore...

She just needed to go through the wedding and then she would be back to the life she shaped to herself so many years ago. A meaningless, automatic, colorless life... A life without Pete. But of course Adele isn't that eighteen years-old girl who runaway when things got bad. Now she wants to try to fix things with Pete before she leaves, at least knowing he doesn't hate her anymore.

And well... It seems that all the tension Adele felt since the first day she entered in Pete's house it wasn't just of her side. When she says goodbye to Pete, Adele accidentally (or not so accidentally) pokes the bear with a short stick and all the situation just explodes. Now Adele and Pete will need to deal with a new reality and with the consequences that come with it. And it seems unlikely that one of them will end up unharmed by the end of the day...

'It Seemed a Good Idea at The Time' was a little different from what I was expecting, even knowing the author always brings different elements to her books. I think that Pete being about fifteen years older than Adele was a key factor and the fact that the author went back and forth in the storyline, showing us all that happened between the characters, since the beginning of their friendship until the epic fight, was also something that brought an extra to the reading.

Pete is that tipic alpha male we love to have in books, that has a huge consideration with his friendships, respect and ethics. But that even loving we don't make excuses for some of their attitudes; Peter was extremely hard with Adele and very often, unpleasant. Ok, we get it, but damn, Adele was the one who got cornered! Even being so mad with her, Pete could at least gave her a break, don't you think?

And Adele... Poor thing! I really don't know how she got strength to go through all of that with her chin up. Imagine the situation: you are into someone, you go there and let him (her) know that you really want something, and in the next second everything goes south and the entire town hear about it! Who has never been through a broken heart? I must admit, Adele is strong and fierce! And come back to your hometown and listen the whispers all over again? Yeap, only to the strong ones...

I like Kylie Scott's books because she always brings something different that ends up transforming the entire book and makes the reading so pleasant. You're waiting for a total cliché but got in your hands something different, with a storyline that hooks you up and with characters really interesting. If you haven't read any of her books, 'It Seemed Like a Good Idea At The Time' is a good start!

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