Blog Tour - Review: The Real, Kate Stewart

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Contemporary Romance
Stand Alone


They say it happens when you least expect it.

It did for me.

It started the moment I saw the simple message pop up on my computer screen:

Cameron’s Mac: Hi.

And when I met the eyes of the gorgeous man messaging me from across the coffee shop, I never thought my reply would lead to the most intense, sexual, and passionate relationship of my life.

We both agreed to check our bags at the door and put our future hopes and aspirations on the table.

It worked.

I fell in love with his no holds barred attitude, sexy smirk, and undeniably good heart . . . and for a while we forgot about our baggage. We happily tripped over it to get to the other, neither of us willing to show the contents of our pasts in the off chance it could ruin us.

We built our love on a foundation of gray.

It was life in black and white that threatened to tear us apart.

I felt it, though. The stare. Hesitantly, I looked up. Then froze. The Bible states that God created the world in six days. So, when it came to time relevance and divine creation, it stood to reason that the Creator took an extra millisecond on the man watching me sip my third latte.
Oh boy, this one was pretty special! I loved everything about this book. The whole coffee dates and just the whole being of their relationship, I loved it all. They were both looking for an escape, a distraction, and somewhere where they could hide from their awful realities. And they found all that in each other and more. They fell in love through a screen and lustful stares. The basis of their relationship was honesty and being themselves with one another. The only thing that was not up for discussion was their pasts and that's what ended up biting their asses.

Cameron’s Mac: Are we allowed to give compliments? I didn’t get a chance to answer. 
Cameron’s Mac: Because if I was standing, that smile would have knocked me on my ass. 

They had the most perfect relationship. They were finally in love with the right person, a normal, sweet, kind hearted person but it turned out their pasts were a pretty big part of their story and it should have come up before it came out in the worst way.

Abbie’s Mac: Are you a good kisser? 
Cameron’s Mac: I’ve had no complaints. But why don’t you get that beautiful, jean-clad ass over here and find out? 
Abbie’s Mac: You would kiss me for the first time in a coffee shop? 
Cameron’s Mac: In front of God and everyone. At this point, I’d kiss you anywhere you let me. Are you ready for that, Abbie? Because once I get access to those lips, I’m going to suck them dry. 
Abbie’s Mac: Sounds promising and painful. 
Cameron’s Mac: A kiss can be an introduction, statement, and a promise. I plan to make all three when you let me.

Abbie didn't trust men, not after her ex turned out to be a bit of a psycho. So learning Cameron's secret was a blow to the gut and to her heart, which was already his at that point. 
However, Cameron did not have it easy. Even though he was hiding a big secret, it was understandable after all the hell he had been going through the past couple of years. My heart hurt so bad for him and her too, but mostly him. It had me tearing up so many times.

“I just wasn’t sure where I wanted to call home.” “And now?” One side of his mouth lifted. “Now, I’ve got an incentive to stick around.” “You flatter me.” “You fucking floor me.”

If only she had just listened to his explanation, she would have understood, and months of torture and misery could have been avoided. He deserved better, he deserved to be happy. He deserved all the good things after what that b*tch put him through. God, I hate her. She was truly so awful. I wanted to slap the beezus out of her all the time.

You’re in my veins, Abbie. You should know that. I’ll never stop loving you.”

I really adored Cameron, he was such a good soul and a decent guy and he deserved to have and live the kind of love he found with Abbie. They both deserved it.

The Real is a beautiful and amazing tale about finding your person, finding the real thing. These two had it from the start; their chemistry was undeniable but they gave their relationship a solid basis before they took it to the bedroom. And it was perfect, even with the hiccup they had in their way. 
I loved these two and this book. Definitely recommend it. 
And Kate totally nailed it again, soon she'll be an auto buy author for me, I'm certain of it.
“The only thing that could trump you today, Abbie, is you tomorrow. And I don’t want to be without you tomorrow.”
Rate: +5 stars

About the Author:

Kate Stewart lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. A native of Dallas, Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring it her creative muse. Kate pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader. A lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap, she dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity only and does a horrible job of playing the ukulele. Aside from running a mile without collapsing, traveling is the only other must on her bucket list. On occasion, she does very well at vodka.

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