Review: Moving On (College of Charleston #3) by Kate L. Mary

Moving On by Kate L. Mary

Publication Date: February 16th, 2016

Genres: New Adult, Romance

moving on by kate l. mary

After a year with her dying aunt, Bette knows what she wants from life.
1. Keep Aunt Missy’s House
Chris Pressley is the perfect roommate—uptight and damaged and hung up on his ex. And hot. Bette doesn’t date, but she definitely likes looking.

2. Get Her Dream Job
Chris just needs to get away from the happiest couple on campus: the sweet, shy girl he loves and his former best friend. Watching Bette rock her tattoos and her curves even as she builds her own business is an education. That’s probably why he can’t keep his mind off her…

3. Never Compromise
Bette isn’t interested in changing for anyone. But the heat rising between her and Chris won’t leave her the same…

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 My Rating: 4 stars

Moving On is the third book of the College of Charleston series, it follows Chris and Bette. Chris is still hung up over Annie and Ryan so he decides to move out of the dorm. He finds himself bunking with Bette.

I really like Chris, he’s a great guy – he’s sweet, loyal, dedicated, hot, and he knows his way around construction (remodelling rooms and all). Who doesn’t like a guy who knows construction? He is definitely the kind of guy one would want to spend their life with.

Bette is amazing, she is definitely a character who stood out. I love her strength – after finding herself she doesn’t change back to the “normal” girl her mother wants. Despite still having the need to please her parents she doesn’t let it take over. Despite not letting anyone’s opinion of her change her, she longs to be accepted as who she is without any compromise.

Moving in with Bette not only helped Chris, it also helped Bette. Without realising, both helped each other with their demons. I love how they could talk to each other effortlessly, and just be themselves around each other. Their story is the definition of a slow burn – they went from roommates to friends, and then from friends to something more. The evolution of their relationship is definitely one of the best I’ve ever read. However, I would have liked to see them as a couple together, I felt like the book ended too quickly. Other than that, it was a great read and definitely one I wouldn’t mind rereading.

ARC kindly provided via NetGalley for the exchange of an honest review.

About the Author

Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She grew up in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate enjoys any post-apocalyptic story – especially if zombies are involved – as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes who can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.

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