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Title - The Perfect Distraction (Book #1)
Author - Melissa Rolka
Genre - New Adult Romance
Release Date - October 1, 2013

When Katherine “Kate” leaves for her freshmen year at college, a grounded and stable piece of her is missing. She pushes away the ghosts of her past, determined to start her college life single, carefree and distracted. Throughout high school Kate was reserved and shy, with little experience. Now, on her own, with little holding her back, Kate is ready to branch out. She bonds with a tight knit group of friends and even starts casually dating. What starts out as innocent flirting on the tennis courts slowly turns into a friendship and eventually something more complex. Reed comes into her life giving her the distraction she craves more than anything; but is she ready to give her heart away so easily? Things get complicated when Kate’s ex-boyfriend and first love continues to pursue her. Kyle deeply regrets breaking her heart when he left for college the year before and is now on a mission to reclaim her. Kyle’s persistence and relentlessness is nothing short of obsessive. He will stop at nothing to win her back and prove his love. Kate finds herself torn between her past and the unknown of the future. Her determination to stay distracted may just be her downfall or the beginning of something new and wonderful. 


Review ~by April

  This book took a bit for me to get into. I stuck with it and it did pick up some.

  Kate was really in love (or so she thought) with Kyle. She stuck with him even though she should not have. Then it was time for him to go to college and he split up with her, breaking her heart in the process. He wanted to be single when he started school.

  Fast forward a little and now Kate is off to college free, single and needing some new adventure. She stays reserved with her emotions and pushes them deep where she tries to hide them. She thinks it makes her weak.

  She meets Reed Harper (woohoooo SEXY). I loved Reed. The become friends and then BAM here comes the jerk Kyle again. He has realized he made a mistake and wants her back. She does give him a second chance but I am so glad it did not last. Kyle is very obsessive, jealous and an abusive jerk. What a terrible relationship. In rushes Reed (woohooo). We will have to wait and see what happens.

  Overall I am giving this book 3 and a half stars. I loved Reed and Kate. I hated stalker Kyle (as I am sure I was supposed to!! Great Job there!) I hated the ending as I really wanted to know what is going to happen now!

  Thank you so much for allowing me to read and review your book. I will be waiting for the next to see what events will be taking place with Reed and Kate! 

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About the Author

  Melissa Rolka grew up in the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and then in high school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she traveled west to Los Angeles. There she worked for the Writers Guild of America and found herself submerged in the writers world. She worked on small writings, but never pursued them. On the side she became involved with a small theater group. Eventually she made her way back to the Midwest, where her heart belongs, and worked in business for several years. She found love, got married and has two beautiful children. Being at home has allowed her to keep following her love of reading and writing.The Perfect Distraction is her first full length novel. A second continuation of this story is in the works with hopes for a third. When Melissa is not writing she is caring for, playing with and loving her two kids. In between taking care of her family and writing she almost always has her nose buried in her Kindle.
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