Review: Two Bar Mitzvahs by Kat & Stone Bastion

Posted 20 October, 2014 in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Two Bar Mitzvahs by Kat & Stone BastionTitle: Two Bar Mitzvahs
Series: No Weddings #3
Author: Kat & Stone Bastion
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 20, 2014
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

About Two Bar Mitzvahs:

Summer heats up in this third book in the No Weddings Series, where Cade Michaelson strives to balance his and Hannah Martin’s new relationship with the growing demands of his financial success.

Waiting for Hannah has been the best and worst kind of torture. Now I can claim her as mine. We believe we’re done with the past and can move forward together.

Hannah grows stronger than ever as she trusts in me—trusts in us. And when obstacles appear, she shows a surprising fierceness that rivals my own.

However, all is not perfect in paradise. Things get chaotic while I try to juggle multiple businesses, an ex from hell, and a girlfriend I’d do anything to keep. And in the middle of the whirlwind, I recklessly think I can handle everything.

But when all the madness is over, will I have everything I want—will I still have Hannah?
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My Review:

Recommended for: Those who love the Jewish cultural references (and sexy humor) of N.M. Silber’s books. Oy!

two bar mitzvahs quote 2Finally! These two get some sexual satisfaction! L’chaim! (By the way, you’re really gonna see my Jewish come out in this review. I almost want to send it to my grandma so she can see how many Yiddish and Hebrew words I use. She’d be so proud until she realizes I’m writing about books with sex).

This book finally has steamy scenes with actual sex instead of just general hotness. I mean, the steamy scenes were great without the sex, but I was starting to fill just as unfulfilled as Cade and Hannah must have been. I was seriously schvitzing.

It sucks that they got so busy with work when they finally started getting busy between the sheets. And then a crazy ex pops up! Apparently, a really crazy one. Like, mentl with Yentl (double bonus points here because I’m referencing a Jewish movie and Barbra Streisand).

two bar mitzvahs quote 3When done right, crazy exes are awesome. Like, full-on bunny boiling. I love it. See how I went on and on about it here? And Cade’s ex had more than one screw loose. Sometimes, a plot tactic like this falls flat when an ex comes back and it feels like they’re just there because the book didn’t have enough drama.

But Madison’s reappearance in Cade’s life pushes a lot of buttons. Cade and Hannah are finally trusting each other, which isn’t only a big deal for their relationship, but for them as individuals as well. Truly a mitzvah. They both went so long without trusting. So right when they’re learning how to do it again, Madison happens.

And she’s such a great actress, that of course, you can guess that she’s up to no good, but for once, you can’t blame the other characters for seeing right through her. Sometimes, when she was apologizing and trying to redeem herself, I really feel like she wasn’t acting or manipulating. I really think she was so unhinged that she was basically two different people. It was awesome.

Btwo bar mitzvahs quote 1ut another reason Madison complicated things: the business. There’s this new business that’s doing great so far, but it’s still a new business. Even the slightest complication can have a lasting impact.

I love seeing the evolution of both Cade and Hannah’s relationship, and their businesses.

About Kat & Stone Bastion:

Award-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.

A few factoids about the writing team…

Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.

Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.

Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.

Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.

Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit their blog, website, and their Twitter accounts at @KatBastion and @StoneBastion for more information.

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