Short & Sweet Review: Getting By by Claudia Y. Burgoa

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Short & Sweet Review: Getting By by Claudia Y. BurgoaGetting By by Claudia Burgoa
Series: A Knight's Tale #1
Published by Literally Alpaca Illustrations LLC on February 18th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 235
Source: Author
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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.

short and sweetWhat I liked:

  • Plot moved smoothly.
  • Loved the claustrophobic mention and metal box of doom!
  • Liked Jake and how they both had baggage to work thru
  • Left open but in a good spot. Closed open portions of story but left it open for next chapter in their lives.

Seriously, it must be mentioned again,the fact that they had a metal box of doom! I hate elevators with a passion… you have no idea!

Main characters were believable but more importantly held the storyline well. They had to deal with some baggage but they handled it very well and grew throughout the story.

Only downside I have for this one is that I pretty much figured out the end.



The Author

Born on the mystical day of October 30th in the not so mystical lands of Mexico City, Claudia grew up with a childhood that resembled a caffeine-injected soap opera. Seventeen years ago she ventured to the lands of her techie husband—a.k.a. the U.S.—with their offspring to start a new adventure.

She now lives in Colorado working as a CFO for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, said nerd husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.

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