Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway: Love and Other Mistakes by Jessica Kate

About the Book

Book: Love and Other Mistakes  
Author: Jessica Kate  
Genre: Romantic Comedy  
Release date: July 31, 2019  

There’s a fine line between love and hate . . . And for the last seven years, Natalie Groves has hated Jeremy Walters.

Natalie Groves was meant for great things. But soon after her fiancé left, Natalie’s father was diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly her grand plans evaporated . . . and God felt very far away. 

Fast-forward seven years, and an internship presents Natalie a chance at her destiny—but she needs a job to work around it. And the only offer available is worse than a life sentence. Her ex Jeremy, now back in town, is desperate for help with his infant son and troubled teenage niece, Lili. And Natalie may be just the one to help Jeremy . . . provided they don’t kill each other in the process. 

When Jeremy and Natalie join forces, sparks fly. But will either of them get burned along the way? 

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My Thoughts:

Love and Other Mistakes is another book that took me completely by surprise. There has been a lot of that this year, and sometimes it is good and other times not the story I was really hoping for.

What I liked: I like the main couple, Natalie and Jeremy, and how they were trying to navigate their lives around each other. Like magnets they were drawn together even after Jeremy ran away from their wedding seven years ago. Now he is back with a son to top it off and Natalie is trying to continue to dislike him. However, what these two had together was special and Jeremy needs to step up and explain some things to Natalie and the reader about his past behavior. Definitely enjoyed their push and pull relationship.

What I didn’t like: So there is another couple in this story, Jeremy’s brother and sister-in-law. Besides Jeremy’s and Natalie's viewpoint, we also have the viewpoint of Jeremy’s niece-Lili. I liked Lili- a lot. I felt she had a good head on her shoulders and she was certainly smarter then some of the adults in her life. Namely her mother and father. This is the part of the story I did not enjoy. I don’t want to give anything away, but her parents are a hot mess. And I did not care for either one and felt that the emotional and spiritual strain they put on Lili was bordering on abuse.

This story, although a romance, dealt with some heavy issues. The author is a good storyteller and I do look forward to her next novel.

I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Australian author Jessica Kate writes inspirational romances with wit, sass, and grit. Jessica is a screenwriting groupie, cohost of the StoryNerds vlog and podcasts, and her favorite place to be—apart from Mum and Dad’s back deck—is a theme park. She has traveled North America and Australia, and samples her favorite pasta wherever she goes—but the best (so far) is still the place around the corner from her corporate day job as a training developer. She loves watching sitcoms with her housemates and being a leader in a new church plant. 

Jessica Kate brings rom-com fans a reminder that love has its own timing in her breakout novel, Love and Other Mistakes. Kate is best known in the book world as the cohost of StoryNerds, a vlog and podcast about all things books and pop culture, recorded from her home city of Toowoomba, Australia. Now, she’s carving her own place in the Christian fiction arena and helping to fill the rom-com genre gap with a novel full wit, sass, and grit. 

More from Jessica

A romance that makes me laugh and snort my strawberry milkshake across the keyboard when I sneak in chapter at work – that’s just the best. My loftiest career aspiration is to create that experience for someone else. There can never be enough of those books in the universe, especially novels that include deep faith and emotion, as well. I adore love-hate romantic comedies like The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, and I spend my days dreaming up plotlines that force characters who hate each other to work together as a team. But, Natalie’s journey came from a real place for me—that feeling you’re missing out on your purpose and you don’t know how to fix it. 

Blog Stops

Among the Reads, July 31
Wishful Endings, August 1
Emily Yager, August 2
CarpeDiem, August 3
Livin’ Lit, August 4
Genesis 5020, August 5
Pause for Tales, August 6
Back Porch Reads, August 7
Hallie Reads, August 8
Remembrancy, August 10
Texas Book-aholic, August 11
A Reader’s Brain, August 12
janicesbookreviews, August 13


To celebrate her tour, Jessica is giving away a grand prize of a finished paperback copy of Love and Other Mistakes!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/e563/love-and-other-mistakes-celebration-tour-giveaway


  1. I watched Jessica's FB live on release day and enjoyed it so much! I already have this on my must-read list because it's the kind of book I like, humorous, witty, uobeat, and has a deeper message.

    Thanks for participating in the blog tour and your review!

    1. It certainly shows life is not perfect. It also has a cute meeting.