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Book Review: It Had To Be You by Melissa Kate

January 18, 2017

 

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Oh my gosh, I have already found my second favorite book for 2017, and it's not even February yet! I am in love with this book. I want to read it again right now, though I know it still won't be enough to satisfy my craving for more of Emma and Oliver.

Emma Wyatt has had it up to here with Oliver Kyle. Childhood friends until Oliver called it quits to begin his new profession as a lady magnet, they maintain their distance even while Oliver attempts to close the gap. When Emma's friend buys Oliver for her at a charity bachelor auction, Emma is resolved to pay him back by making him her slave in her new bakery. However, her best laid plans go awry when the return of her ex and Oliver's protective instincts lead to the whole town thinking they're a couple. Now Oliver and Emma must decide if what started out as pretend should become reality.

Both Emma and Oliver captured my heart from the start of the book. Emma is friendly, confident, and doesn't take crap off of anyone, including the oh-so-charming and hunky Chief of Police, Oliver. His mindset on relationships seemed a bit farfetched to me - he wouldn't commit to one woman because his father was a cheater, and he thinks his genetics will predispose him to being one too - but he had a heart of gold and truly cared about Emma. Their struggles throughout the book were endearing, and I cheered for them both every step of the way. Truly a wonderful couple!

This was my first book by Melissa Kate, but it certainly won't be the last! I absolutely love it and am proud to place it on my shelf as a Favorite Book of 2017.

**I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

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