Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Getting By by Claudia Y. Burgoa

Series: A Knight's Tale #1
Publication Date: February 18th 2014
Publisher: Literally Alpaca Illustrations
Genre: NA, Romance
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Synopsis: When Emma Anderson arrived at San Francisco International Airport, she regretted accepting the distinction of being the maid of honor to Gaby’s—her childhood friend—wedding. It had been years since the last time she set foot in Menlo Park, where her parents had been killed. The rug where she had been shoving her feelings since that day looked bumpier than a camel’s hump. Who could blame her; if she hadn’t been selfish they’d still be around. Ever since that fateful day, Emma has been perfecting the knack of Getting By.

Cade’s wedding in Menlo Park—a city close to San Francisco—might be the perfect place for Jake Knight to shake the memories of his ex, Emma Anderson for good. Single, available women galore for an entire week was the perfect medication, one he intended to take three times a day for an entire week to return to his player days. It was a plan the former spy thought flawless until he came face to face with the maid of honor. Jake’s perfect retreat turns into a flight, fight or hide week of celebrations.

My Rating: 4/5 stars

My Review: Getting By is the first novel in the A Knight's Tale series following the Knight brothers. This novel not only has the perfect romance but it also has fantastic characters, ones you can't help but fall in love with.

Emma and Jake have been sex buddies for two years, but when things happen in Emma's life that she can't control, she decides to break it off. Three months later, they both find themselves at the exact same wedding, with no way of getting out of it for a whole week. Will the couple work out their problems, and break through their crazy past to get together, or will it all fall apart?

I personally never read contemporary books, but I decided to branch out and give this book a try, and I am so glad I did. I ended up loving Emma and the Knight family, they were all so unique and amazing,(the boys were pretty hot too) you just couldn't help but like them all. And the romance was absolutely perfect.

I love Emma as a character, I definitely feel like I could relate to her issues, and if I had to go through her crazy past with her, I would probably end up doing just as she did with her lifestyle. It was so amazing to watch her grow and open up to the family, I was cheering her on the whole time.

If only I had a Jake Knight in my life, I definitely wouldn't have let him go in the first place. Jake is one sexy man! Not only is he hot, but he's also a caring individual, he will open doors for you, and protect you from any danger. I love men who even though are super hot, aren't cocky(You don't find that very often). Jake does have some baggage with him though, with a crazy past, a meddling mom and some commitment issues, he's definitely not the perfect man everyone believes him to be.

The romance in this book was definitely realistic, I feel like a lot of people could relate to it, or even a part of it. Going into this book, I was worried that it would have a lot of crazy sex scenes, but to my surprise it didn't. Obviously there were some, and yes they were pretty good. Yet throughout most of the book, we didn't actually see the characters get together due to them being broken up. I fee like the author did an amazing job with this, it gets you to hold out for such a long time, that when the characters finally do get together, it creates a perfect moment.

This book definitely hit me right in my soft spot, and I absolutely can't wait to continue reading the series when the other books come out. I highly recommend these books to all romance lovers, even ones that usually don't read books that just revolve around romance. You will enjoy it.

Happy Reading,


  1. Thank you for giving Getting By a chance! And for a great review x

    1. No problem, thanks for writing such a wonderful book. :)

  2. Awesome review, Aneta! We're the same, I usually don't read contemporaries because I always prefer the fantasy and paranormal genres. But there are days that I just want to curl up with a fluffy contemporary read. This greatly reminded me of the movie entitled Friends With Benefits.

    And it's a good thing that the author didn't fill the story with lots of sex scenes. I am always apprehensive in picking up Adult books because I always have this thinking that it's going to be another Fifty Shades of Grey.

    1. aw I love Friends with Benefits. Such a great movie!
      I definitely agree with you on the Fifty Shades of Grey thing!! It can get pretty hard trying to find a book thats perfect for you, but Im glad that this one was one of them!
      Thanks for such a lovely comment!!


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