Title: Put a Ring on It (Ready or Knot #1)
Author Name & Publisher: K.A. Mitchell (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: September 9, 2015 – 204 pgs
Kieran Delaney-Schwartz—adoptee, underachiever, and self-professed slacker IT guy—lives his under-the-radar life by the motto: Don’t try, don’t fail. His adopted siblings are all overachievers thanks to his driven, liberal parents, but Kieran has elected to avoid disappointing anyone by not getting their hopes up. He’s coasting through his early twenties when he’s hit head-on by Theo. The successful decade-older Broadway producer sweeps him off his feet for a whirlwind thirteen months that are pretty sweet until it all comes screeching to a halt on Valentine’s Day, with an unexpected proposal via a NYC Times Square Flash mob.
God I absolutely love K.A. Mitchell’s books. This book was amazing but of course I have problems with it, so I get my issues out of the way and then I can rave about.
My first issue is both Theo and Kieran seemed all over throughout their relationship. I mean how anyone can want to get married when it is clear that they don’t know their partner. It was clear that Theo did not know his partner when he didn’t have a clue that a public proposal would not work for Kieran. Kieran was just a little too off the wall for me and clearly had issues and should have taken care of those issues before getting in a relationship with anyone. However, as Theo and Kieran really got to know each other it was clear that they did belong together.
I loved how the author brought the MC’s together especially at the end. The writing was excellent and the secondary characters were great. The author was able to include the secondary characters in a way that showed how much they cared about Theo. As for Kieran family I will reserve judgement at this time. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys MM romance.
This book was hard for me to get through. I was bored the first 40-50% of the book. There was so much inner monologue and not a lot of dialogue between Theo and Kieran. I couldn’t feel the connection between the characters at all and their unwillingness to be their true selves was really ticking me off. Then when Theo finally grows a set the book is flipping over and we never get to the damn wedding! I mean seriously all that flipping drama and no wedding. I was not a happy camper when the book ended. I must be a glutton for punishment though because I am interested in reading Jax’s book, I just hope it’s better.
K.A. Mitchell discovered the magic of writing at an early age when she learned that a carefully crayoned note of apology sent to the kitchen in a toy truck would earn her a reprieve from banishment to her room. Her career as a spin-control artist was cut short when her family moved to a two-story house, and her trucks would not roll safely down the stairs. Around the same time, she decided that Chip and Ken made a much cuter couple than Ken and Barbie and was perplexed when invitations to play Barbie dropped off. She never stopped making stuff up, though, and was surprised to find out that people would pay her to do it. Although the men in her stories usually carry more emotional baggage than even LAX can lose in a year, she guarantees they always find their sexy way to a happy ending.