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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tour! A Review of Getting By by Claudia Y. Burgoa, Plus a Top 10!

Getting by (A Knight's Tale #1) by Claudia Y. Burgoa
Genre: New Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: February 18, 2014
Publisher: Literally Alpaca Illustrations, LLC

When Emma Anderson arrived at San Francisco International Airport, she regretted accepting the distinction of being the maid of honor to Gaby’s—her childhood friend—wedding. It had been years since the last time she set foot in Menlo Park, where her parents had been killed. The rug where she had been shoving her feelings since that day looked bumpier than a camel’s hump. Who could blame her; if she hadn’t been selfish they’d still be around. Ever since that fateful day, Emma has been perfecting the knack of Getting By.

Cade’s wedding in Menlo Park—a city close to San Francisco—might be the perfect place for Jake Knight to shake the memories of his ex, Emma Anderson for good. Single, available women galore for an entire week was the perfect medication, one he intended to take three times a day for an entire week to return to his player days. It was a plan the former spy thought flawless until he came face to face with the maid of honor. Jake’s perfect retreat turns into a flight, fight or hide week of celebrations.

Getting by is the first book in the A Knight's Tale series by Claudia Y. Bugoa. This was a cute romance about to people with heaps of baggage trying to find their way. Like Jake, I was confused as to why Emma broke up with him too, but it comes out as the story progresses. It was pretty clear how much Emma and Jake cared for each other from fairly early on, but they let their pasts and stubbornness get in the way instead of really talking it out. Even after I finished reading it, I still feel like they needed to have more conversations on a deeper level. I'm not sure that everything has been resolved yet, but this is a series, so, there's more to come. At times, I had a hard time knowing who was talking when there were multiple people on the scene. Through process of elimination, I could usually figure it out, but sometimes it took a minute. I love the Knight family! I don't have siblings, but I would love to have brothers like them! I love the closeness they have and how they tease and taunt each other. It's adorable. Their interactions were my favorite parts of this book.

Getting By by Claudia Y. Burgoa was kindly provided to me by Xpresso Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

"Top 10 songs to write to"

Carmina Burana

Paris ~ Magic Man

Shiver ~ Cold Play

Midnight City ~ M83

17 Crimes ~ AFI

Remember My Name ~ Two Door Cinema Club

Next Year ~ Two Door Cinema Club

Substitution ~ Silversun Pickups

Wonderwall ~ Oasis

Drops of Jupiter ~ Train  (making me cry since 2001; best song for tragic sad scenes)
Check out my reviews of a couple other books by Claudia Y. Burgoa!

Claudia lives in Colorado with her family and three dogs. Two beagles who believe they are human, and a bichon who thinks she’s a beagle. While managing life, she works as a CFO at a small IT Company. She’s a dreamer who enjoys music, laughter and a good story.
To learn more about Claudia Y. Burgoa and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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  1. Thanks for being on the tour! :) It sounds like a fun book and I love books that have sibling/family relationships! Great review!

  2. This looks fun! I like a book with fun sibling interactions :)


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