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Review: One Funeral by Kat & Stone Bastion

Posted 7 October, 2014 in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: One Funeral by Kat & Stone BastionTitle: One Funeral
Series: No Weddings #2
Author: Kat & Stone Bastion
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 29, 2014
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

The stakes climb higher in this second book in the No Weddings Series for Hannah Martin, a woman restrained by her past, and Cade Michaelson, the man who could help set her free.

I’m drawn to Cade as he charms his way into more of my life and offers me something I truly haven’t ever had: a friend. Yet his humor, patience, and drop-dead sexiness take my breath away, and I know my heart is at risk. I want to move forward but am terrified I can’t.

Cade seems to have it together from his own devastating heartache. His subtle actions, however, suggest a different story. And even though he says he wants more, I wonder if he’s able to trust in our developing relationship.

As we navigate through our tangled feelings, we vow to take it slow. Yet no matter how careful we try to be, things between us intensify—and there’s nothing we can do, or want to do, to stop it.

But the biggest question remains: Is chemistry enough to move beyond the past and toward a future together?
Related Books: Two Bar Mitzvahs, Three Christmases, For Valentine's

My Review:

one funeral quote 1Loved this book almost as much as the first! My only sadface moment was when I realized just. how. slow. Cade and Hannah were going to go. After the last book, I knew that they would take things slow, but I’m not gonna lie. I would’ve like a tad more sexy times. That scene at the bar was just OHMIGOD guys, and I wanted more of it.

I did really like how this book gave us Hannah’s POV. I normally love male POVs, so I’m glad the next book will go back to that, but my favorite type of POV is alternating, and switching back and forth by book instead of by chapter or section within one book seems like a really creative way to do things.

You know what would be REALLY awesome?! If they finished the series, and then went back and wrote No Weddings’ time frame from Hanna’s POV, One Funeral’s from Cade’s, etc., etc. And now I’m going to fucking dream about this happening. Kat, Stone, make a girl’s dreams come true? 🙂

one funeral quote 2The humor was just as on point as the banter in No Weddings. Cade’s family is still absolutely adorable, and Cade and Hannah are perfect and with each book, I think we’re going to see them each a little less broken by the weddings that weren’t.

Frankly, I know I’m being stupid for being so upset about the fact that they’re still taking it slow. I mean, I’m capable of reading books without sex (as long as they’re still sexy – a girl’s gotta get her steam! Just kidding, right now I’m reading a book about the Holocaust).

I guess it just surprised me because there’s soooooo much tension between Hannah and Cade. I was assuming there was no way in hell they would be able to keep their hands off each other as well as they did. But I’ve never had a great grasp on the power of self-control, so more power to them.

I really hope they finally get down and dirty in Two Bar Mitzvahs, though, because:

1. Then I can be a good little Jewish girl and yell “Mazel tov!”

2. I’m just reading this story and I can barely stand the tension another second. The blue balls and blue bean Hannah and Cade must have has gotta be seriously painful at this point.

About Kat & Stone Bastion:

one funeral quote 3Award-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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