Love and Other Mistakes by Jessica Kate

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Love and Other Mistakes By Jessica Kate Christian Contemporary Romance Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 352 Pages July 30th 2019 by Thomas Nelson

Jessica Kate’s hilarious, romantic debut novel proves that some mistakes—including love—are begging to be made again and again.

Natalie Groves once had big dreams. But soon after her fiancé, Jeremy Walters, inexplicably broke off their engagement and left town, her father was diagnosed with cancer. Now tasked with keeping her family afloat, Natalie’s grand plans have evaporated . . . and God feels very far away.

Fast-forward seven years, and Jeremy is back in Charlottesville with an infant son and years of regrets. When his niece, Lili, lands on his doorstep in need of a place to stay, Jeremy needs help—and fast.

An internship opening finally presents Natalie a chance at her dream job, but she needs a second income to work around it—and the only offer available is Jeremy’s. They could be the solutions to one another’s problems, provided they don’t kill each other in the process. When they join forces, sparks fly. But they both know there’s a thin line between love and hate . . . and that love will turn out to be the best decision—or the biggest mistake—of all.



This book has such a cute cover I wanted to see what’s on the pages between this cover. Jem is back in town with a baby, after leaving Natalie heartbroken years before. Seems as though he definitely has moved on with his life. But Jem wants the relationship he had with Natalie rekindled. But with Natalie, not so fast. She still hasn’t gotten over the first time Jem left her high and dry!

This is a nice and interesting read. There is a lot going on in this story. Not so much with romance, that comes very slowly throughout the book. Natalie ends up babysitting for Jem, while Jem’s niece moves in with him because things are not going well with her mom and dad. Her dad who is a pastor, and mom that is heavily busy with church related a activities. It’s when Jem’s niece discovers some heartbreaking news that makes this story really interesting.

The author handles each situation going on in the story really well. I didn’t get confused with the characters and the many issues they faced, it goes pretty smoothly. Some of the characters I liked, some not so much. Jem really came across as much to forward for me. Expecting Natalie to just forget he broke her heart, and forget other issues with him while he was gone. I like Natalie, her personality seems easygoing but she is careful. The ending of the book left me hanging. There was a little bit of buildup for the ending, but it didn’t explain everything, like what about the nieces parents? There was a lot left to the imagination, and not in a good way.

Overall, this debut novel is pretty good. It’s fun to read, and will keep you entertained for quite a few hours. I really think the younger generation would love this book, as in late teens and early 20’s.

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.



Praise for the Book

“A stunning debut . . . This tale of love and redemption will stay with you long after you’ve closed the book. A must-read.” —Rachel Hauck, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress

“Witty. Charming. Heartfelt. I could go on and on about Jessica Kate’s debut novel. From its highly relatable characters to its pitch-perfect dialogue, Love and Other Mistakes is a delightful, romantic read filled with just the right amount of sass. I lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud as I watched Natalie and Jem navigate their relationships, careers, and faith. Definitely one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read lately, and I can’t wait to see what’s next from Jessica Kate!” —Melissa Tagg, Carol Award–winning author of Now and Then and Always and the Walker Family series

Love and Other Mistakes wraps a poignant and warm look at relationships within a smart, sly, and knowing comedic voice. Readers of Sally Thorne and Bethany Turner will be immediately at home with Natalie: an all-too-real heroine who balances whip-smart agency with an endearing vulnerability and whose intersection with long-lost Jeremy helps her forge a path to confidence and discover the woman she was always meant to be. Kate’s unputdownable debut recognizes that all human relationships—familial, friendship, romantic—are worth the keen eye and clever insight of her talented pen.” —Rachel McMillan, author of the Van Buren and DeLuca Mysteries

“If you’re looking for a story with sass on top of style, or a fresh voice pumped full of fun, you need to read Love and Other Mistakes. Then after you’ve enjoyed this—and I’m confident you will—make a date with whatever this exciting new author writes next!” —David Rawlings, author of The Baggage Handler

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About the Author

Australian author Jessica Kate is obsessed with sassy romances.

She packs her novels with love, hate, and everything in between—and then nerds out over her favorite books, movies and TV in the StoryNerds podcast. When she’s not writing or discussing fiction, she’s hunting the world for the greatest pasta in existence.

Her debut novel Love and Other Mistakes releases July 2019, while A Girl’s Guide to the Outback hits shelves in January 2020.

Receive her sassy short The Kiss Dare FREE when you sign up for her newsletter at StoryNerds podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and at


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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tressa @ Prism Book Tours
    Aug 09, 2019 @ 19:38:14

    Thanks for the review and participating in the tour!



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  4. Jessica Kate
    Aug 10, 2019 @ 16:30:35

    Thanks for your review!



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