Thursday, August 1, 2013

Rebound by Nikki Thompson - Review & Giveaway

Katrine MacNamara was defined by two roles--wife and mother. 

When one of those roles is suddenly stripped from her, she is forced to re-evaluate her place in the world. She needs to get her life back on track, a life of her own. 

What are the next logical steps, as a newly single 35 year old woman?
1. Put the kibosh on crying sessions in the fetal position.
2. Start using maiden name.
3. Jump start her non-existent career.

The last item is the tricky one. She is determined to stand on her own two feet without her ex's money. But since she has spent the last decade at home raising her son, her moth eaten resume has been collecting dust. 

When Katrine lands a high profile assignment for the summer. Although short term, the experience would add some much needed prestige to her anemic resume.
She is eager to rise to challenge. Little does she know that part of the challenge would be her new boss.

During a night full of laughs and margaritas, her friends urge her to get back out into the dating scene. A rebound fling is just what she needs to get her feet wet.
Katrine is leery to say the least and is not sure is she is ready. She wonders if a man even fits into her new life. Not to mention the fact that being naked in front of someone new was beyond petrifying. 

But when a man from the past enters her life and as she grows closer to her new boss, she is forced to re-evaluate the whole fling concept.

Does she go for casual or does she commit? Can she even do casual? She always listens to her heart, maybe it was time to start listening to other parts of her anatomy. 

As she navigates her new single life she has to decide what defines her. And with help from her nutty sister, hilarious friends and plethora of fermented grapes— she just might find that she is willing to forgo lust and even love, if it means compromising her new found identity.

My Review:

If you're looking for a sexy, funny read with a bit of drama & a real life feel then this is the book for you! Newly divorced Katrine is about to take on the most difficult task a woman can face….entering the dating scene at 30+ years old, as a mom. Granted, dating isn't exactly what she's got on her mind but its close enough. While her son is away for the summer, Katrine has decided to take on a temporary job working for Alexander Abbott, Jr who at first seems like a total prick (excuse my french). I didn't consider him rebound material at all, until he proved otherwise of course. They know nothing serious can come of their "relationship" since Xander will be returning home (to New York) once his business is finished, but their short lived romance is fun and super intense nonetheless. 

I absolutely loved this cast of characters! Katrine and her friends are freakin hilarious, and the men aren't too shabby either. I seriously lost count of how many times I laughed out loud while reading. Even though the story loses its steam every once in a while, its still easy to get into and definitely enjoyable.

That ending nearly killed me! I seriously did not see that HUGE twist coming, but in a way I'm glad it did. Even though it wasn't your typical happily ever after, and some may not think its HEA at all, I like the way it all turned out. Especially since it seems as though Ms. Thompson left off in a way that hinted towards a second book….or maybe that's just my wishful thinking!

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About the Author:

Nikki Mathis Thompson spent her formative years singing, dancing and creating her own world of make-believe. From an early age she developed a love of reading that has grown exponentially to near addiction. She has a business degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her degree looks great in the frame, but hasn't been utilized in years. She gladly left the cubicle life behind to raise her daughter and a son was added to the mix some years later. You can find her devouring a book while drinking a glass of wine, doing her part to save the planet or lip- synching to her favorite songs while running through her suburb. She lives outside of Dallas with her family. Rebound is her first novel.

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