Kat Porter is a consummate romantic, eager for her chance to find love and commitment. But after her boyfriend of four years, Marc, begins to grow apathetic and sends her calls straight to voicemail one too many times, Kat finally musters the courage to confront her so-called sweetheart, who seems more interested in dodging her than courting her. Though she’s no fan of ultimatums, Kat is at the end of her considerable wits, and lobs a massive one his way, completely confident that he’ll make the right decision when faced with losing her. He doesn’t.
With radio silence from Marc, Kat’s lifelong dream of finding a husband and forging a family is decidedly on the skids. That’s when her childhood friend Julie steps in, forcing Kat on a blind date to help her move beyond the break-up. Not only does Kat botch the setup, she instead finds herself in hot pursuit of Julie’s love interest, Ryan Sullivan. A man who, in addition to literally taking her breath away, is the living, breathing personification of everything Kat wants in a husband.
Can Kat connect with the man of her dreams without hurting two of the people she cares most about? At the same time, she must also contend with the quips of her beloved catty coworker Adam, her bi-polar boss Brooke, and a string of comic, unpredictable plot twists. All the while, Kat’s cheeky perspective and generous heart will leave readers adoring every moment of her journey while chuckling and cheering for the ever cute, razor-sharp Kat as she fights to land the love of a lifetime.
Kat Fight by Dina Silver is a perfect example of a laugh out loud, feel good, make your heart swell and break and be put back together story. It’s an amazing romantic comedy with exquisite writing and the perfect blend of serious moments and wittiness. I read Dina’s One Pink Line a couple months back and fell in love … hard … with her writing style, characters, everything. She has the whole package. This was no different with Kat Fight. Loosely (or maybe not so loosely) based on how Dina met her husband, this is Kat Porter’s story and the trials she endures while falling in forever love.
Kat Porter is working at an ad agency and dealing with the drama of her longtime boyfriend pulling away. When she can’t handle his lax approach to their relationship anymore, she dumps him. And unlike the other times she’s tried such an approach, he goes with it. WHA?! She was supposed to marry Marc. They were going to live happily ever after, no? Well, after a couple weeks, lots of tears and plenty of moments of “should I call him since he hasn’t called me,” she decides it’s time to move on. So, begrudgingly she took her friend Liz up on her offer for a double date … for Kat, a blind one. She expected to get through the date, have a good time, but that’s pretty much it. What she didn’t expect was to hit it off with Liz’s date so well. Or find out a couple weeks later that he’d accepted a job at the same agency she worked at … and she’d be seeing him every single day … or that he’d ask her out.
The craziness that unfolds is full of drama, but plenty of LOL moments. The wit in this story is fantastic. I don’t want to give away the plot or how it all goes down, but one thing that I really appreciated was that both of the “love interests” in Kat’s life were decent picks. There wasn’t necessarily a right or wrong choice … I mean, I knew IMMEDIATELY that Ryan was the cat’s pajamas, BUT it didn’t mean Marc was HORRIBLE. Another successful part of this book is the hilarious backing by the supporting characters. They are so perfectly woven into the story. Kat’s boss, Brooke, has enough crazy drama of her own going on, that she could’ve had her own story completely and her friend/coworker, Adam, is perfection!
“Well, I mean that I heard Dave knows you’re crushing on Ryan.”
As if my heart isn’t already beating at a dangerous pace. “How did you hear that?!” I whisper-shout.
“I overheard myself telling him?”
I cannot recommend this book enough, especially if you’re looking for something that’ll make you laugh, want to cry, but overall, just feel good at the end of it. It’s the perfect “get out of your own head” book. While I’m at it, I have to mention, too, Dina’s other book, One Pink Line and recommend that, as well. Dina is a remarkable writer, with an uncanny ability of pulling you in from page one and keeping you hooked throughout. I’m really looking forward to what we’ll see next from her, but I know it won’t disappoint.
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