The Do-Over

Author: MK Schiller

Publisher: Loose Id LLC

Release Date: October 7, 2013

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4

Format: ebook





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THE DO-OVER is so unexpected in its storyline but feels right as the author weaves a story with so many emotions - fear, hatred, disgust, acceptance, hurt, bullying, tears, laughter and happiness.  As the layers of the characters and their upbringings are revealed I became more engrossed in the storyline even though it was more graphic in its dialogue than I am normally comfortable with.

Schiller's THE DO-OVER was a hot but enjoyable read with lots of heat and innuendo. The main characters of Kyle, Brad, Cassie and her sister, Lanie were interwoven throughout the storyline but didn't seem like they should have meshed since they had so little in common with each other. Brad and Cassie dating was an accident waiting to happen since they had no chemistry - it was all about Cassie - what Cassie needs and what Cassie wants. Plus given her past history made it a stretch whether they would work out in the long term. Kyle was a player of the worst kind and loved all women and I mean all women.  Enter shy, intelligent, socially inept Lanie and the two of them should never have connected in any way and they both know it.  But  they do and it's fun to watch them try to figure out not only what they are doing or feeling and why (asked throughout) but what the other one is too.  Their relationship has both sweetness and darkness due to their childhoods, family dynamics and approaches to life. What starts out as a friend helping a friend turns into so much more with lots of roadblocks put in their way - by themselves and others.  There were family, friends, coworkers, lots of sex, romance, caring and ultimately love as each of them begins to heal from their pasts. Kyle's comments of what was Lanie's ever changing best feature caused me to chuckle throughout.  The only thing that could have made it better would have been an epilogue or a few more chapters for better closure.

Schiller is a new to me author and I can't wait to read her other book, THE OTHER C-WORD, which I also have for review.  Her writing is "sweet, seductive, sultry romance" as stated on the home page of her website, www.mkschillerauthor.com/.  I can't agree more!

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Jo

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