Loving Kate (Acceptance #3) by D. Kelly
Released: March 22, 2015
Genre: Contemporary romance
Publisher: D. Kelly
Reviewed by Sarah
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Katherine Moore has loved Michael Matthews since they were children. She’s also in love with his best friend. After her world was turned upside down, she made an impulsive choice which may have cost her the loves of her life. Now, as she tries to make amends, she has to choose one of them. But how do you choose between two men who love you unconditionally?
Things continue to get even more complicated with the arrival of baby Lucas. In the midst of it all, her college graduation looms on the horizon and her future has never seemed more unclear. When she finally declares which man she can’t live without, he refuses to let Kate back into his heart. Everything seems hopeless until a sudden change of events puts her in day to day contact with the man she loves.
As they both struggle to accept their new circumstances, Kate can’t help but hope this will be their second chance at happily ever after. Will the man of her dreams be able to forgive her or will she finally have to accept that she’s truly lost the love of her life?
Loving Kate is the third and final full-length novel in The Acceptance Series.
As this is the last installment in the Acceptance series, you’ll want to begin with Breaking Kate and Releasing Kate. There is also the novella from Mike’s POV, Catching Kate.
We left off with Daniel hurt and wanting to be left alone after Kate had slept with Marc. Although they weren’t technically together at the time, it guts him. Kate seems to justify her actions because of the things she thought she saw and further rationalizes that her and Marc were meant to have a fling at some point. I find this logic to be a bit stretching and yet realistic to how many would behave. Now with the scene set will there ever be a chance for Daniel and Kate to get back together.
From the onset of this last book, Mike begins to reestablish the best friend connection with Kate. They find some of the chemistry from their childhood as well as a new paradigm for their adult selves. With this friendship solidifying, they both work to reconnect Kate and Daniel.
As predicted in my review from Releasing Kate, this story is filled with angst and surprising tragedy. Be prepared for tears and even an ugly cry. You won’t see it coming until it’s already there. Wow, just wow. It definitely alters the final outcome from how I had thought things would be. I think that’s been my problem throughout this series…I have read so many books and figured out how many authors have certain rules, D Kelly does not play by those rules. I quite enjoy that aspect of not knowing. It keeps me out of my comfort zone and engrossed in the plot.
While this series has been filled with angst and heartbreak, we finally get the happily ever after, maybe even leaning towards an overly blissful ending but considering all the strife to get there I’ll take it. I can’t wait to see Kelly’s future projects as they, no doubt, will be unpredictable and rule breaking but filled with passion.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.