Book Review: Avoiding Commitment by K.A. Linde

Avoiding Commitment
Avoiding #1
Author: K. A. Linde
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Romance/Erotica
Released: July 29th 2012
Review Source: Purchased
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Jack and Lexi never had a typical relationship. After 2 years without speaking, she receives a phone call that changes everything. He unexpectedly asks her to convince the new girl, Bekah, that he's ready to commit. Jack is calling now after everything they had been through because there is another woman. She can't believe it. Follow Lexi in this heart wrenching drama as she relives her past relationship, or lack thereof, with Jack, and not just in her own mind, but to his fiance-to-be. Throw in Bekah's hot brother who always seems to be in the right place at the right time, a past with more secrets to unravel than you can even imagine, and you get a recipe for disaster. Find out what happens to Lexi as she travels to Atlanta to get the closure she so desperately desires from Jack, and how the bumps of life seem to keep getting in the way.

O.M. Friggin G.! I have to say thank you to J.R. for making me read this book. Funny story, she called at 7:45 in the morning on my way up to my office to tell me that I absolutely HAD to read this book, because she HAD to know my thoughts on it. I was in the middle of another read, but promised I would buy it through Kindle as soon as I was done. I have been kicking myself for waiting so long. The next time that J.R. tells me to read a book, I will drop everything and pick it up.

First of all, I have to say, what a great way to start a book and peak the reader’s interest. I just kept thinking to myself, who is this guy and why does he have such a hold over her?

I really enjoyed the way K.A. Linde set the story up, starting in the present and taking us back to important moments in the past to explain the story. I usually get irritated with this flip flop style of story writing but with this book it could not have been done any other way. Just when I would ask myself, where did that come from?, the story would go back to a key part of Jack and Lexi’s past and explain it.

This book put me on such an emotional roller coaster. I was up, I was down, I touched, I was angry, I was happy, excited and then sad. Then I was madder than hell and just wanted to jump right in and kick some ass.

The reality is that now that I am a grown woman with children of my own (one being a teenage daughter), I see that Lexi and Jack have what I would describe to my daughter to be a toxic relationship. With that said, I think at one point or another we have all either been there or know someone who has, which made this story so believable and relatable to me. At one point in my life, I WAS LEXI. With that said, I ask myself, would I want this type of relationship for my daughter, no, but I was so wrapped up in this story that I could not put the book down. I found myself falling in love with Jack the same way that Lexi did. Then I found myself forgiving him right along with her, then I would snap out of it and just wanted to shake Lexi and tell her to wake up and move on.

Along comes Ramsey who I liked right from the start, smart, sexy, and sweet. My only true issue is that he is Bekah’s brother and Bekah is Jack’s current girlfriend, which means if Lexi ever wanted to have a serious relationship with Ramsey, she would always be tied to Jack and Bekah. Can we say doomed before it even starts?

I have to give it to K.A. Linde for her character building. I could absolutely see myself as part of this story. Partying it up Chyna, Lexi’s best friend and falling in Love with Jack.

All in all I am really glad that this book ends on the note that it does and can’t wait to see what K.A. Linde has in store for Lexi in her next book, Avoiding Responsibility.

P.S. If there is ever a movie, I will be the first in line to go see it! Hint, hint.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with you, Lisa!!! Fabulous review! I, too, loved this book! The emotions that it made me feel were unbelievable. The way she sucked me in and every time I wanted to stop reading to do something, she would suck me back in and I couldn't put it down. I was Lexi also at one point in my life and looking back on it, which this book definitely made me do, I think, "What was wrong with me??" Lol.
    Well, we live and learn.
    I have read Avoiding Responsibility also and truly enjoyed it. I look forward to reading your review on that one as well. ;D


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