Tuesday, January 20, 2015

[Review] Can't Always Get What You Want by Chelsey Krause

Can’t Always Get What You Want
By: Chelsey Krause
Releasing January 13th, 2015


Fans of Ruthie Knox, Rachel Gibson, and Molly O’Keefe will love this deeply romantic and uplifting debut novel about losing everything you thought you wanted—and getting exactly what you need.

Sophie Richards has been looking forward to a much-needed girls’ night out: a Rolling Stones tribute-band concert, a few drinks, a distraction from her grueling nursing shifts in acute care. But when her best friend bails, Sophie gets stuck with a blind date.

Although Brett Nicholson may be the hottest carpenter alive, and Sophie may technically be single, she isn’t exactly on the market. Six years ago she found The One. He was everything Sophie dreamed a man could be—and then she lost him. In an instant, her whole life changed, and she forgot all about happily ever after.

But as she gets to know Brett, Sophie starts to wonder about the future for the first time. With a broken heart still clouding her mind, jumping into a new relationship feels impossible. When she’s in his arms, walking away feels even harder. Now Sophie faces an impossible choice: living in the past or choosing love in the here and now.

My Review

Oh. My. God. I couldn't get enough of this book and literally couldn't put it down! I brought my iPad with me to work today so I could read it over lunch and then pulled it out when I was sitting at the auto shop waiting for my oil change to be done. Seriously. So. Good.

There's something about these characters that I identified with immediately. Sophie and Brett's relationship and romance really reminded me of my relationship with my husband in the beginning. Everything is new and exciting, you get butterflies just thinking about him, and when he texts you? Takes it to a whole other level. When we started dating, I was so excited about getting a text from my husband; I'd get all giddy and have a huge smile on my face. That's not to say that the excitement has ended for us now that we've been together a few years, its just different, in a good way!

I also really identified with Sophie because she's in a job that she didn't like. I was in that same position a few months ago; I didn't like my job, but felt like I was going to be a disappointment if I left because I spent so much time and money on my education. Like Sophie, I'm still within the field I went to school for, but just different than what I think people would expect me to be doing. 

I just loved this book and feel like I could gush about it for quite a while (: Needless to say, this won't be the last book I read by Krause (as long as she keeps writing!). I highly recommend every gets a copy of this. Its such a fun romance, but has some very real issues. 

Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/11/cant-always-get-what-you-want-by.html

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23256189-can-t-always-get-what-you-want?from_search=true

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About the Author

I was born and raised in Canada, and live with my husband and two children. I’ve been a nurse since 2009. An essay I wrote on intercultural nursing has been published in a nursing anthology.

I love thrift shops, repurposing old junk and learning new belly dance moves. I can’t decide if my favorite movie is either “Bridget Jones’ Diary” or “Fight Club.”

I’ve always wanted to be a writer and in the spring of 2013, I finally sat down and wrote my first book. Now that that’s done, I’m working on my second.

I believe that the best way to become a great writer is to read.

A lot.

And then read some more.

I absolutely love books and would live at the library if they’d let me. 

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  1. Thank you for hosting today! So happy you enjoyed!!

    1. Thank you for the opportunity to host! I loved it!! :)