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Meet Kaitlyn Colby, a clumsy, inappropriate blurter with self-esteem issues, but also quite handy with an axe. She’s certainly no superhero, but she fights the battles of a single mom with sweet snarkasm. Between work and pining for and co-parenting with her man-child ex (is there any other kind?), Kaitlyn has no time to find that special someone. And if she did, would he really want her anyway? Kaitlyn’s sister and friends (The Sweet Water Circle) say yes, so following a typical Kaitlyn slip up, The Circle intervenes to force her out of the funk that she fell into following her unwanted divorce.
When Kaitlyn makes a decision to pursue her advertising career over love, she tumbles (like no tumble you’ve ever seen…or heard) into the life of hunky, bay breeze-drinking Hunter Dixon, an ad exec who is intrigued enough by Kaitlyn that he hires her firm to revive a struggling project, much like herself.
Can Kaitlyn become the woman she needs to be to land the man of her dreams? Maybe. Maybe not. But you’ll laugh out loud as she tries. There’s no doubt you’ll be rooting for the lovable, hilarious, and relatable Kaitlyn. And you’ll probably love her friends, too, which is good, because their stories are ready to be told in the Sweet Water Circle series!
Project Kaitlyn could be the funniest book you ever read. It’s a hilarious romantic comedy that speaks the truth (well, most of the time) about life and love, and…hiking thongs? What the heck is that? Well, you’ll just have to read it to find out!
This is the start of a new series featuring a group of friends who’re initially in their thirties. They call themselves the Sweet Water Circle and plan interventions to help each other navigate the pitfalls life throws in the way of members of the circle.
The focus for this story is Kaitlyn Colby and the Circle are endeavouring to stop her being a wimp and booty call for the father of her two children, her ex-husband who left and divorced her but keeps coming back whenever he feels inclined. He also emotionally manipulated and undermined her so she has low self esteem and doesn’t think herself worthy of love or attention. I’m pleased to say that she does start to stand up for herself as the story progresses but she was very irritating at times, especially with her attitude and reaction to someone she perceives as her rival, Sasha – talk about disliking someone, these two definitely demonstrate it! I was also somewhat concerned about her attitude to her children . . . just strange!
Hunter Dixon is very different. He’s a go with the flow type, a handsome hunk, considerate, sweet and charming but willing to be straight talking when he feels it is necessary.
This is a story that had me laughing out loud at times and uncomfortably cringing at others. Kait is an accident prone klutz, calls a spade a spade, takes no prisoners yet has no sense of self worth. This is the story of how the love of a good man helps her become more confident in her self and less of a mouse, though with plenty of obstacles to be overcome along the way. I believe the next book in the series will have Jenn, Kait’s sister, as the focus and I suspect that’ll be a great read as she’s a character I really enjoyed in this story. This is an easy read romcom with some hilarious and embarrassing incidents.
Thanks for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
Grayson Avery is the author of The Sweet Water Circle Series, a romantic comedy series that focuses on childhood friends in their 30’s and 40’s as they help each other navigate the stormy waters of dating, marriage, divorce, and a whole lot of inappropriate, naughty, and downright hysterical situations.