The problem with heartache is that there’s no one-size-fits-all relief package. You can go to classes; you can try to embrace change. But when you wake up at two in the morning, a smile on your face because you’ve dreamt about the could have—the should have—nothing will console you.
Because seconds later, you remember.
And remembering can rip you apart.
Kate will do anything for her family. It’s why she took the job with Lee. It’s why she’s attempting to forget her pain. But it’s hard to forget, when you’re desperate to hold on. Even if Lee Collins is the perfect package.
Lee will do anything for the ones he cares about. It’s why he hired Kate.
It’s why he keeps his secrets; and it’s why he cannot, will not fall in love. Not with Kate—not with anyone.
The one thing he can’t forgive.
The one thing she can’t forget.
The Problem With Heartache
by Lauren K. McKellar
Crazy In Love #3
February 27, 2015
If you plan on reading any of the previous books in this series, you probably shouldn’t read this due to spoilers.
Third in the Crazy in Love series,The Problem with Heartache, continues Kate’s journey that started in the first book, Crazy in love. And what a journey it’s been. Kate has gone from a girl that has just graduated from school, to falling in love, losing her love, dealing with a terminally ill father-one whose illness might have been transmitter to her genetically- and now it’s time for whatever comes next. When Lee Collins, a famous rock star, comes back into Kate’s life, life for Kate changes yet again.
Kate is at her most vulnerable. She has lost the person she had barely just begun to know and to love, and she is pretty lost. She no longer has a job, so when Lee asks her to come on tour as the tour organizer she goes-only because her family needs the money. So she leaves Australia to go to the United States with Lee’s band, and becomes immersed in her job. She meets Lottie and Lottie’s little boy, Jay. Lottie is the stylist for the tour, and Kate becomes friends with her. She is still grieving for her lost love, but Lottie and Jay help with a much needed distraction during the long hours on the tour bus. Of course the biggest distraction is Lee himself. Lee is not the typical rock star. He is very caring and sweet. He also has his own secrets, and those secrets are pretty much ruining his life.
As with the previous two books, this author wrings all the feels out of her readers with this read. It’s a romance, but it’s also the story of the stupid things people do when they are young, and all the consequences. Life isn’t simple, and Lee is more than aware of this. I did enjoy the romance, and Lee’s character was really pretty great as depicted by the author. He really isn’t the bad boy rocker that I am used to, and that was perfectly fine in this case. I have liked Kate’s character throughout the books, and loved where this book went with her life.
If I had anything I didn’t like about this book, it would have to be the cover. It gives the illusion that it’s a high school book with the sneakers worn by the guy, when in reality it’s more of a New Adult book. I know guys wear sneakers, but this is a rocker. Boots would be better maybe? I don’t know.
All in all, this was an excellent ending to this series. Great characters, great romance,and plenty of drama, all make for a good read. Highly recommend to adult New Adult book fans.
The review copy of this book was purchased by the reviewer.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lauren McKellar is a writer and editor of fact and fiction. She has worked in publishing for more than eight years, editing a national magazine named PETS, which is cute, fluffy and fun, as well as editing manuscripts that range from sweet romance to raunchy thrillers.
Lauren loves to write for the Young and New Adult markets, and her debut novel, Finding Home, is a YA Contemporary. She is a member of the YA Rebels (vlog) and the Aussie Owned and Read blogging team. In her free time, Lauren enjoys long walks on the beach with her two super-cute dogs and her partner-in-crime/fiancé.
You can speak with her on twitter via the handle @LaurenKMcKellar or check out her website and blog at http://www.laurenkmckellar.com.