Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Getting By (A Knight's Tale I) by Claudia Y. Burgoa

Title: Getting By (A Knight's Tale I)
Author: Claudia Y. Burgoa
Length: 235 pages
Publisher: Literally Alpaca Illustrations, LLC
Classification: New Adult, Romance
Release Date: February 18, 2014
Source: e-book (Provided by the author and publicist. Thank you!)
Read: May 2014
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.

**This e-book was provided for me by the author and/or publicist in exchange for a honest review.**

I don't think I have read many New Adult books (not that I know of) and this book makes me interested in reading more of the genre. 

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. I read it pretty quickly because I had a hard time putting it down, due to wondering what was going to happen next. 

The Story:

I enjoyed several aspects of the story. It is told from two different point of views. Emma and Jake. I liked that I could see what was happening through both of their opinions. I felt that it was an interesting romance that pulled me in and made me want to keep reading. 
I also loved that the author made a couple Supernatural references (I love that show). I love when books make references to things that I like and enjoy. 
I did feel like a couple things felt a little rushed, but it didn't take away from the story or away from me liking the story-line.
And I loved that there were some twists and surprises that I didn't see coming.
I do hope to read the next book in the series when it comes out.

The Characters:

I really liked most of the characters in this book. 
I especially found that the main characters were very well developed and had interesting back-stories. 
The two main characters each had personal challenges and issues that they were trying to overcome. And I love reading books where the characters grow.
I really like Emma and Jake.
I also enjoyed the scenes with Jake's family, especially the Knight brothers.
I look forward to learning more about the characters in the next book.

My Recommendation:

If you like romance books that focus more on the relationship between the characters instead of the sexual aspect then I recommend giving this book a read. I also think if you are interested in the New Adult genre, then you should give this book a try. I felt that there was more than just a romantic aspect in this book and it was interesting and enjoyable. 

My Rating:


  1. Thank you for the great review, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    1. You're welcome. I'm glad you think the review is great. I am also happy that I enjoyed it. :D Thank you for visiting my blog!

  2. Great review! I also enjoyed this book in its genre...such a good read!


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