REVIEW : Just Getting Started by Kaylee Ryan & Lacey Black



My life isn’t exactly going as planned. I’m basically floating up a certain creek without a paddle. Desperately needing a new place to live, I receive an offer I can’t refuse, and you never look a gift horse in the mouth, right? Unless that particular mouth is connected to an uber sexy manwhore that makes me want to punch him in the face and then kiss him until I pass out from lack of oxygen. I must avoid him like the plague.


Gabby Connor; there is no request too small in my eyes. When I blurt out an offer I know she can’t refuse, I don’t think either one of us realize that our lives are about to change. Something else I didn’t comprehend, how hard it would be to keep my hands off of her, or my mouth, or my… you get the picture. It’s our time, no more hiding or waiting in the wings. I’m pulling out all the stops. I’m tired of being in the friend-zone. It’s time to take what I’ve always wanted.

But nothing is easy for us. Our road is full of twists and turns and a few surprises along the way. When push comes to shove and the cards are thrown on the table, can we navigate a new life, especially when we’re just getting started?

“Real is the way my heart races when you walk into the room. Real is the way I can’t seem to stop thinking about you. Real is the worry I felt when I thought you were going to be living in a shithole. Real is this. Me right here, in front of you. Real is how much I want you.”


Just Getting Started is a perfect addition to the Fair Lakes series and I loved Gabby and Chase’s story so much! It was sweet, beautiful and emotional.

Chase comes across as a player, especially if you ask Gabby, however, he knows what he wants and will do anything he can to get her. Even if that means torturing himself and letting her live with him. Gabby can be stubborn and she has walls up to protect herself, but the moment those walls come down there is no denying her feelings.

I love the banter between Chase and Gabby. Everything with them felt so natural. I loved how they played off each other a lot of the time and it just added to their overall connection.

There were times I thought Gabby was going to freak out and run, but she didn’t. She stayed, she was even more supportive of Chase and wanted to do everything she could to help him. It made their connection and their relationship even stronger.

Just Getting Started is the second book in a series, however, it can easily be read as a standalone, but I would highly recommend reading It’s Not Over for some extra background details. This story was a MUST READ for me!


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