After Kelly Bradford’s past few years, all she wants is a steady life. She certainly doesn’t need the hassle of men or dating after everything she’s been through. So she absolutely, categorically should not be fantasizing about Jason Knight, her boss and a man whose very smile screams trouble!
But a business trip to New York pushes her resolutions to the max—the adrenaline of the Big Apple has nothing on the excitement Kelly feels around Jason! Maybe a rebound fling is just what she needs to make her feel alive again….
KISS has been a little hit and miss for me as an imprint. There have been some that I have absolutely loved and would read again, and there have been ones that I couldn’t even finish.
The Rebound Guy falls somewhere in the middle of that for me – I didn’t love it, but by no means did I dislike it either.
Kelly, the heroine, has been through the ringer – a nasty divorce and life-threatening illness have taken their toll on her. What I liked about her was that despite this, she’s not let those circumstances get the better of her. All she wants is to be her own person again and give her boys a proper place to live. Her bravery and independence is really admirable.
Jason, now he’s a bit of a modern day rake. An inveterate flirt, he gives off that whole “misunderstood bad boy” vibe. He is lovely, don’t get me wrong, but he does swim a little in the river Jerk at the start of the book.
I did like how Fiona Harper wrote the progression of the relationship between Kelly and Jason. I like that despite being desperately attracted to Jason, Kelly does not rush straight into a relationship with him. Her thoughts are with her boys and with looking after herself.
That being said, things did move a little too slowly for my tastes. If you are looking for scorching sexytimes, this isn’t the book. It is sweet and romantic, and the lack of raunchy isn’t out of place.
I enjoy Fiona Harper as an author, and will continue to read her work. But I probably won’t go back to this one again.
My rating: 2.5 out of 5
Release Date: 20 August 2013
Note: I was provided with an advanced reader copy of this book by Harlequin via NetGalley in return for an honest review.