Contemporary Fiction, Review

One Thing I Know by Kara Isaac

about the book

A fresh, heartfelt romance involving a case of mistaken identity when a ghostwriter masquerades as a relationship expert and the man who is determined to expose her holds not only the key to her success, but also her heart…

Rachel Somers is America’s #1 relationship coach—America just doesn’t know it. Rachel writes the books, but her Aunt Donna plays the face of the operation. Afraid of their secret being exposed, Rachel has no choice but to keep up the charade or lose the big money required to care for her father.

Lucas Grant is a star of late night radio and set on achieving his dream of syndication. When a big-time producer calls, it looks like his hard work is about to pay off. But the offer comes with a catch—the producer is convinced Dr. Donna is not what she seems and he wants Lucas to discover her secret. To do that, he needs to win over her tight-lipped assistant who holds the key to his success and—he begins to suspect—his heart. Can love find a way through the lies that force them apart?

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my thoughts

None of us are perfect. We all slip-up, mess-up, and (pardon my language) screw-up every now and then. What we do in the aftermath of our poor choices says a lot about who we are and/or how desperate we were at the time.

Rachel has been stuck between a rock and a hard place long enough to appreciate a restful night’s sleep on a hardwood floor. Truly, her backstory breaks my reader heart and I completely understand how she and Aunt Donna got themselves in the big stinky (and ever-growing) pickle they’re in. Understanding, however, did not stop my overactive fixinator-thinkerator from brainstorming ideas to send my new fictional friends in need. (Misguided use of brainpower? Check.)

Let’s return to the wrenching of my reader heart but this time for the bottled up brokenness and rage belonging to our solid single guy next door Lucas. He can’t help but stand up for (and often to) his persistent lady callers in distress as they sabotage their love lives one jerk at a time and I can’t help but love him for it! I personally can’t stand talk radio (I’m a visual learner) but I’d tune in just to hear Lucas (a man’s man sports fanatic) give relationship advice (usually against his will).

Fabulously flawed characters, a sticky and complex plot, and a whole lot of baggage and brokenness kept me glued to each page as the author skillfully guided this story to a point of someday soon they will live happily ever after. Unexpected? Yes, and I love it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.

 

about the author

Kara Isaac

Kara Isaac is a RITA® Award winning author who lives in Wellington, New Zealand where she writes contemporary romance with heart and humor.

Her supportive husband has not read any of her books because they contain “way too much talking and not enough gunfights”.

When she’s not chasing three little people or working her “real” job, she spends her time writing horribly bad first drafts and wishing you could get Double Stuf Oreos in New Zealand.

Visit her website!

 

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Can you think of a poor decision which followed you for years?
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