Melissa Rolka ~ The Perfect Emotion
The story of Kate, Kyle and Reed continues in this second novel of The Perfect Series.
Kate (Katherine) Monroe is finally coming to heads with the decisions she’s made in the past to keep herself distracted at any cost. Learning to move on and forward with the conflicts in her life is harder than she expects though. With Kyle continuing to attempt reconciliation and Kate’s mom back at home, avoiding and running are no longer an option.
All along Kate’s mind and heart are consumed with Reed, but she fights to push her feelings and desires to the side. Despite the obvious pull and connection she has with Reed she finds it difficult to let him in… and trust in herself. However, Reed’s perseverance and patience never wavers and eventually he uses the one thing that had always brought them together… tennis.
As Reed and Kate begin to embark on a new relationship they face the past and the present head on. Along the way, new challenges and emotions arise testing the direction of their future together.
Can Kate forgive herself and trust Reed in order to latch onto the one emotion she needs most… love?
“Jesus, Katherine,” he mumbles as I kiss my way across his jaw and over to his ear. “What are you doing to me?”
“Kissing you,” I whisper in his ear and brush my lips against his ear lobe.
“Mmmmm hmmmm.” His hands move to my waist and guide me onto him. I’m straddling his lap and his fingers dig into my hips. I rush my hands into his hair and his head presses all the way against the couch, the leather giving in to my demands. Our tongues clash against each other exploring as if it’s our first kiss, yet knowingly anticipating our next ridge or groove. My heart races in ways I never knew possible. My hands run down to the hem of his button down shirt and to the top of his pants. I start to pull at his shirt to un-tuck it, but his hands come around and lock around my wrists restraining me from pulling anymore. I whine into his mouth.
“Why?” I mumble against the softness of his lips and smile.
“This is the first time I’m in your house and I just met your parents… maybe the second time,” he jokes and then nibbles on my bottom lip.
“Grrrrr,” I grumble in his mouth. “You are always being too good.” His eyes narrow at me and he let’s out a rough chuckle.
“Katherine, I think you know that’s not true and I’ll show you just how bad I am when we are back up at school.” His hands snake up to my shoulders wrapping around the back of my neck. Pulling me towards him and his lips find mine again. Softly he kisses me across my jaw to my ear. “Patience,” he whispers.
“I don’t want to be patient,” I pout as I push my body into him. He laughs into me and un-straddles me from his lap. We face each other and I smile shyly at him feeling a little funny by my boldness.
“Stop,” he says, and his hand latches onto my pinky finger gently rubbing it. “Don’t be embarrassed. I don’t like you having to be patient either,” he says, just before he plants a firm kiss to my forehead. I lean myself against him and rest my head on his chest. His arms wrap around me tightly making my insecurities fade. As I take in his familiar pine and masculine scent he shifts us back against the arm of the couch allowing me to snuggle myself even closer.
Ugh,were to start! I have waited for this book for MONTHS! The way book one The Perfect Distraction Ended killed me. Knowing that Kate and Reed were both heart broken left me heart broken lol. But she ran from him because after what happened with Kyle she needed to work threw some things in her own time. She needed to work threw the taught's that she has used Reed. Well in her head she thinks that anyway. And NOW I have to wait for a book three. I'm pretty sure Melissa is trying to Kill me or punish me for something LOL.
So ANYWAYS this book takes up just as she is starting back college after her winter break away from school. She hasn't seen Reed and just can't bring herself to talk to him. It hurts to much to even talk about. BUT Reed doesn't wanna give up that easy. He tried to move on when she first left and couldn't get pass kissing a girl without shoving her away because she wasn't Kate.
So He wants to get back into Kates heart slowly. And there is one sure fire why to do that.....Tennis.......
It is after all what got them to were they were before the Kyle drama. So he starts off by leaving her a box of tennis balls and asking to meet up at the court.... Just to play no talking needed. AND it just happens to be just what she needed because Kate sucks it up and agrees!
So they start fresh. Playing tennis and getting back in to there Saturday mornings together. He won't push her. But one Saturday she floors him,she starts talking
"Salty or Sweet?"
Something so simple starts the ball rolling again. She starts back the game the used to play! And Reed couldn't be happier.
Thats going good for them But Reed wants so much more. He wants to claim her as his. And it doesn't help thats Andy is sniffing around her. But what Reed doesn't know is that Kyle is also sniffing around. He is not wanting to let go of poor Kate. Constant Emails that she refuses to read keep coming. And somehow she has no idea how he gets her Phone number and the texts are added. Plea's to talk to him and forgive him. YEAH RIGHT! Jog on buddy!!!!
But Reeds waiting finally pays off though. And soon enough he is able to break down Kate's walls. But *sigh* nothing is plan sailing is it? Because not only is Kyle like a dog after a bone BUT Reed has his own Clingy ex now willing to take a hint,actually he has more then one. And with Kate's track record of running when things get tough he is terrified of loosing her. Add Reeds over bearing,ass of a father to the mix and you can see nothing is gonna be easy.
BUT If you loved Kate and Reed in book one then you will fall in love all over again with them in this book. And yeah your urge to kick Kyles ass will be there all over again. But now you will wanna kick more then his ass LOL. I Cannot wait for Book three! AND I cannot believe Melissa is making me wait all over again! She is lucky I loved her books so much So I'll go easy on her ;)
Closer To You – The Wallflowers
Come On Get Higher – Sugarland
You Look Good In My Shirt – Keith Urban
Leaving Me Later – JT Hodges
I Would Be Sad – The Avett Brothers
You Are More – Tenth Avenue North
Poison & Wine – The Civil Wars
Nothing – The Script
Boyfriend – RaeLynn
Collide – Howie Day
Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
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Melissa Rolka grew up in the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and then in high school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she traveled west to Los Angeles. There she worked for the Writers Guild of America and found herself submerged in the writers world. She worked on small writings, but never pursued them. On the side she became involved with a small theater group. Eventually she made her way back to the Midwest, where her heart belongs, and worked in business for several years. She found love, got married and has two beautiful children. Being at home has allowed her to keep following her love of reading and writing.The Perfect Distraction is her first full length novel. A second continuation of this story is in the works with hopes for a third. When Melissa is not writing she is caring for, playing with and loving her two kids. In between taking care of her family and writing she almost always has her nose buried in her Kindle.