Interference – Kay Honeyman

This story was decent, but nothing special. At times I enjoyed Kate’s constant scheming, but at other times I found myself rolling my eyes at her naivety. She spent too much time plotting revenge and trying to meddle in things that weren’t her business.

Synopsis

I will not get involved…I will not get involved…I will not get involved…

As a congressman’s daughter in Washington, DC, Kate Hamilton always pushes to make things right. But when a scandal sends her family to Red Dirt, Texas, she decides to step back for a while. She’ll take pictures for her portfolio. She’ll volunteer at her aunt’s animal shelter. And most of all, she’ll stay out of politics (including her father’s latest election) and away from guys (especially after her ex’s betrayal).

But…

If Kate’s political skills can be useful in Red Dirt, should she really let them go to waste? After all, her friend Ana Gomez and quarterback Kyle Stone would be a perfect match. Her dad’s campaign could benefit from a teenage perspective. The irritatingly handsome Hunter Price should learn he doesn’t know everything…When Kate’s plans backfire, she must find the soul beneath her DC spin, and risk her heart—the biggest involvement of all.

Review

This story was decent, but nothing special. At times I enjoyed Kate’s constant scheming, but at other times I found myself rolling my eyes at her naivety. She spent too much time plotting revenge and trying to meddle in things that weren’t her business.

When I look back at specific moments, I like the book. The calf birth? Fantastic. The diner conversation? A beautiful move by a master of the game. The water tower? Tingles. And Ms. Serrano was a wonderful character!

But as a whole, this book somehow fell flat for me. It was a little too vanilla-fluffy. The outcome was better than these characters deserved, and probably a little too good to be true. You shouldn’t realistically expect Bo to eat crow, and yet he is graceful by the end. Also, you can’t fault Kyle for reading Kate’s signals incorrectly. She was pretty assertive with him, but the issue was one of miscommunication. I don’t think Kyle had any malicious intent against her. The rest of the characters felt a little one-dimensional. And ending off the book with Kate and her father using their powers of persuasion for no reason but to help themselves showed that they didn’t grow at all from the Red Dirt campaign experience.

Related Reading

  • The Unexpected Everything – Morgan Matson
  • Places No One Knows – Brenna Yovanoff
  • Autofocus – Lauren Gibaldi
  • Diplomatic Immunity – Brodi Ashton
  • The Boy Next Door – Huntley Fitzpatrick

Rating: 3/5

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