Claudia Y. Burgoa
A Knight's Tale #1
Published February 18th 2014
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.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Getting By. It was exactly what I was expecting after reading the blurb, but in no way was I disappointed!
I think what made it so enjoyable is how awesomely cute a couple (non-couple?) Emma and Jake make. They are just so in tune with one another they do the cutest couple-y things together without even realising it. Burgoa somehow managed to find the inner romantic in me (which I was very surprised to find out that I had) and I found myself smiling practically the whole way through the book with a fair amount of laughter thrown in.
The only little niggle I had about this book is just me getting annoyed that all these young, beautiful people in the book just have stacks of cash. I think I got bitten by the green-eyed monster, because as a poor uni student, I wish I had that kind of moo-la. That is as close as I get to finding something wrong with Getting By, so that says a lot about how good this book is.
Burgao delivers a book that you simply cannot put down in Getting By. It leaves me practically dying to get my hands on the sequel. :)
4 out of 5