Tuesday 12 July 2016

✪ No Pants Required ✪ Kim Karr ✪ standalone ✪

© Bianca Janeane

Kim Karr

No Pants Required
• release date: 11 July 2016
standalone Romance

4.9 Stars

I, Makayla Alexander, am on a mission to reinvent myself. So when a super hot guy boards the plane and flashes his rock hard abs, I pay attention. When he sits next to me and offers me his nuts, I can’t resist. But when I choke on them and he tells me I need to work on my gag reflex, I realize I might be in over my head.

Before I know it we’re in the lavatory and attempting to join the Mile High Club. Let me just say this...anyone who tells you it’s easy to get it on at 37,000 feet isn’t telling you the truth. After the flight attendant busts us for getting frisky in the air, the only thing that can ease my total and complete mortification is the simple fact that I am never going to see him again.

Hours later, I can’t help but wonder if fate will ever allow me to become a new version of myself.

Because Fate, she’s a fickle bitch.

Case in point...my seatmate is my new next-door neighbor.

Even with the whole fate thing we have going on, we are so not meant to be together. He’s all cool and sexy in that make love not war kind of way. Guys like him are dangerous. With that bring-you-to-your-knees body, that handsome-as-hell face, and that dirty, dirty mouth, I guarantee one glance from him wets every girl's bikini bottoms.

And then there’s me…the quirky girl looking to find herself in California. All I want to do is learn to let loose. Say words like peace and groovy. Bury my toes in the sand. Who knows, maybe even have sex on the beach.

Unable to get him out of my head, I entertain the thought of being more than just friends. I know the idea is absurd. And yet, I go with it. You see Camden Waters gets me. Really gets me. Like no other guy has before.

On this 7-mile stretch of paradise, I decide to keep things simple and just have fun...that is until fate decides to screw with me, again.

Can two people hell-bent on finding themselves realize the search should have ended the day they met? Find out in No Pants Required—a sexy, funny, romantic stand-alone, that will have you hurrying to grab your bathing suit and rushing to the beach to check out every lifeguard on duty.

Makayla is bored with her New York life.
Well, it's more like her ex-fiancé was probably bored with her - but that's only a guess on her part, because she found him ... well - not telling you that ☺
But now that she's thinking about things, maybe she should change her life a bit. Maybe just try to live a different life for a while. Find herself and all that crap. She hates her boss, she hates being single and alone. Maybe trying a carefree life in California doesn't sound all that bad.

Off she goes. To live with her bestie Maggie in her Laguna Beach beach-house!

Maggie knows how much Makayla loves order and rules and she gives her a list of ten things to do while starting her new life. Things like have sex with a stranger, have sex on a plane, buy a vibrator, read an erotic novel in a public place et cetera.

She meets Camden on the plane.
The same Camden she witnessed getting blown by this Megan Fox lookalike last night - while Makayla was hiding under a table at a club!

And not only is he sitting next to her on the plane - and doing fun and sexy things with her on that flight, nope - he's also her new neighbor in Laguna Beach!!!!

Both Cam and Makayla have had their hearts broken by exes and as we all know, the best way to get over someone is to get under someone new!

Friends with benefits - here we come!
But can they both do that without feelings getting involved?


I'm not telling you that of course...


Every time a new Kim Karr book arrives on my kindle, I'm totally excited.
You never know where the story will take you, you just know that it will most likely be amazing!

And Cam & Makayla... totally adorable!
They're so cute and funny and sexy and broken and ugh, I just loved them and I wanted them to get to their HEA asap!!!

I loved the location and the whole atmosphere of Southern California!

Great story!
Funny, adorable, and very sexy!!!!!
Lots of staring-at-our-hottie-lifeguard-Cam moments!!!

Of course it's not all sunny-happy-happy-sexy. Both have lots of baggage. But the reader has a great time watching them fight for their Happy!

NO PANTS REQUIRED was a very sexy & adorable love story about two lost & broken darlings who might have finally found their place in life and love! Run to your nearest amazon and start reading!!!

What I was a bit confused by... we meet lots of people in this book. Not really supporting characters, but strangers. People with a first and a last name and they're all introduced to us with both names and family connections and a bit of their life story and I had the feeling that I missed some of Kim's books and all their stories had already been told? Or maybe they'll be in future books? No idea, but all those people were a tiny bit too much for my bookalzheimer head to keep up with. I didn't really know why they had to be introduced the way they were :/

Oh, another thing.....I think the blurb is a bit too long? I like a good blurb and I always read them before starting a story, but this one was way too long, I think some people might stop being interested in the book during that long read☺

ARC received for an honest review

I love the sight of a new Kim Karr book on my kindle in the morning!

And seriously, how lickable is that cover??

I wasn't really sure what to expect with No Pants Requried - other than knowing that it was a Kim book and I have loved everything to so far.

Makayla and Camden's story was just a wonderful, smart, sexy and funny story.

From an "almost Mile High Club" moment to lists to the last word, I just adored our lovelies.  They are both a little bit... maybe not broken, but definitely a bit fractured.  They have enough baggage to fill a bus but you just want them to get through it all.

There were plenty of "look at the sexy half naked lifeguard moments - or maybe there wasn't huge numbers of them, but I imagined a lot more than there was!!

There were some great secondary characters - Makayla's best friend and Cam's roommates were great. But there were a couple of characters that I kind of thought we didn't need to know about, that Makayla and Cam could have gotten where they were without them?  But this might just be me.

I know this is a standalone, but I would love to get more of the best friend and room mate story, as I felt that Ms Karr was setting them up for more.

Please Ms Karr, I want some more!


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Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She is a daydreamer. So much so that if daydreaming could be a hobby it would be her favorite. It's how her stories are born and how they take root. An imagination that runs wild is something to be thankful for, and she is very thankful. :)

She grew up in New York and now lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She's always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and with the rest of her time embraces one of her biggest passions--writing.

Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read. 

She likes to believe in soulmates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.