New Release, Review, + Giveaway: Kate by Jennifer Hanks

Title: Kate
Series: The Dimarco Series #5
Author: Jennifer Hanks
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 26, 2018
Blurb
Disappointment.  Rejection.
Loneliness.
Feelings
that have been suffocating single mom Kate Miller for years. 
Moving to
New Hope to raise her six-year-old son is supposed to be a fresh start, a way
to put her past in the rearview mirror and focus on the road ahead. She isn’t
looking for friendship or a relationship, especially with one very sexy
detective who won’t stay out of her life or out of her mind.
No matter
how hard she pushes him away.
Luke
Dimarco is a man who’s faced his mortality.
After surviving a shooting, in which he was the target of revenge, he
understands life is fleeting.  When Kate
explodes into his world, showing him a glimpse of a future filled with all the
things he craves, he makes the decision to grab a hold and not let go.
Even if it
means sacrificing what he already has.
However, a
darkness still surrounds the small town of New Hope and they will learn the
only way to keep each other safe is to stand together.  Luke will need to show Kate that trust is not
just a word, but given to the right person, a promise.
But is it a
promise he can keep?

THREE 🎩🎩🎩 hats from Britt!

Typically I can’t get enough of single parent romance, and if you throw in a sexy detective I’m a goner. So needless to say I had some pretty high expectations when I read the blurb for this one and while parts of it exceeded those expectations others fell flat leaving me feeling just kind of neutral on it. So, let’s break it down.

What I loved:

Luke. Literally everything about him. He’s so insanely sweet, patient and kind willing to do anything to make Kate and Her son happy.

Luke’s family. I always love, love, love, and big close family that rallies around each other and that is his family to a T.

Kate as a mother. When it comes to her son nothing is too much for Kate. The strength she had starting over on her own while making sure her son knew how much he is loved completely stole my heart.

What i didn’t love:

Kate. While on one hand I loved Kate on the other her stubbornness really took a lot from their story for me at times which made it drag for me. It was like Kate was set on slow burn and Luke was set on instalove. While I fully understand her reluctance, I also found myself frustrated with no matter how much Luke did to prove to her he was in it forever she never fully trusted him.

Overall, even with the frustration I still kept on reading and found myself enjoying more than just a little of their story.

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Also Available
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
All free in Kindle Unlimited
Author Bio
Jennifer
Hanks
is the author
of The Dimarco Series as well as The Elite Securities Series. Her stories are
contemporary romance and romantic suspense, all with the underlying message of
the power and strength in love. She’s also a sucker for a Happily-Ever-After.
Her love of reading and books in general started at a very young age and has
steadily grown into a love of writing as well. She admits to being addicted to
all things romance and has no plans of quitting her habit. Jennifer lives in
Pennsylvania with her two children. When she’s not reading or writing, she can
be found with her kids at their various activities. Her house is frequently
filled with any combination of her children’s friends, nieces, nephews and a
variety of pets.
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