Wednesday, September 4, 2013

{Kati #Review} New Adult Contemporary: Indelible by Bethany Lopez

INDELIBLE by Bethany Lopez
Genre: New Adult
Format: PDF
Length: 255 pages
Publisher: Bethany Lopez (July 4, 2013)

After a year of partying, Sam decides to buckle down and focus on college. Things are going great until a one-night stand leaves her pregnant and alone. Raising a child while going to school isn’t easy, but Sam is determined to be strong for her daughter. She doesn’t have time for guys or relationships, and takes great care to protect her child and her heart.

Judd doesn’t fit the mold of a college ballplayer. His long hair and tattoos may fit the life he’s created for himself, but baseball is the one thing he takes seriously. When he meets Sam, he’s immediately drawn to her curves and refusal to put up with his crap. When Judd learns the truth, can he handle the responsibility that comes with loving a single mother?

Sam yearns for the fire that Judd fuels in her, but her child’s needs have to come first. Can two people at different stages in their life find a way to make a life together?

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Indelible started a bit slowly for me. I couldn't really get into the story but I eventually did.

Sam is a single mom who spends her time working, taking care of her two year old and going to school. There's no room for a man in her life with those priorities.

Taking time for herself, she goes out with a friend and meets Judd. She knows she shouldn't be attracted to him but there's something there that makes her want to know more. Judd likes a challenge. Sam isn't one of those girls who gives it up easily and he likes that. Game on.

Judd finally breaks Sam down and she agrees to go out with him. Soon things start heating up and Sam is slowly backing away. She's not ready to let Judd know she has a child much less having a physical relationship. Judd is one persistent guy and he eventually finds out. Sam is a bit surprised that he's not completely freaking out over this.

The connection that Judd and Karrie, Sam's daughter, have will make you smile. She's the cutest thing in the world. She reminds me of a friend's little girl.

One of the things that's difficult in a romance is writing a child in the picture. Sometimes the child is used as a crutch or 'just there' but Ms. Lopez does a great job incorporating Karrie in the story. She's an integral part. If Judd is willing to accept Karrie, then Sam just might give him a chance. The one thing that I had the 'didn't see that coming' moment was the identity of Karrie's father. This book gives insight to being a young, single mom trying to juggle having a child and having a relationship. It's written well and you feel what Sam feels as she's trying to navigate through all of this.

Favorite Quote:
He pulled his body away, leaving a few inches of space between us as his mouth continued to ravage mine. I tried to close the gap, causing him to chuckle against my lips.
"Are you trying to kill me, or is sex in public on your bucket list?"

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