Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Straight Reading from the Library: MK Harkins

Browse through UNINTENTIONAL by MK Harkins at The Library as part of her virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card and one randomly chosen host will receive a $25 Amazon/BN.com gift card.


Cade, the gorgeous song man, has every reason to steer clear of commitment and train his soulful eyes, killer dimples, and sexy voice on every beauty swaying to his band. So why is it that he finds himself truly, deeply and unintentionally, fixed on the one woman who is not so easily swept away?

The sequel to Intentional, the debut romantic novel by MK Harkins, Unintentional is the heart- racing new work that follows the tangled thread of Cade in the aftermath of his heartbreak in losing the one woman he thought was his soul mate. After taking a hiatus from his job as an engineer, as well as his role in the band as lead singer, Cade reemerges in the Seattle music scene. Enter Laurel, the tenacious and determined music agent. Laurel is determined to sign him, no matter how clearly reluctant he is. Though they try to resist one another romantically, the magnetism is as immediate as it is powerful.

Unintentional offers readers an intricate, riveting story about the fraught paces of love, while also offering strains of heartwarming humor. With rich detail, authentic characters, and plenty of blood-pumping romance, Unintentional is a moving and multilayered look at how love can slip through our fingers, only to be pulled back again at the most surprising, stirring moments.


This is the sequel to the author's debut novel and does a wonderful job of following up with Cade after Mattie leaves him to go back to Jeremy. Even though it is a sequel, I feel the book can be read as a standalone because even though it refers back to the events in the first book, it's not dependent on them.

The real weakness to me is the first person present point of view...and especially when it is used with more than one character. It took me a while to get into that way of writing.

It was interesting to watch the relationship unfold between Cade and Laurel...and I really liked her friend and the banter between them. I liked all the characters and appreciate that Ms. Harkins was trying to bring the reader into their minds.

It was a quick easy read once I got into the book-- and the dialogue between the characters make it worth while. It's fun to read. I could easily see this as a movie.

3.5 stars.
I hate my life. It sucks. It’s been thirty days since the shooting, and things just keep getting worse. I turn over in my bed and groan. I’m hung over again. My body feels like it’s been through a meat grinder then tossed into a dryer, just for fun.

First, I rub my hands over my throbbing temples, hoping to relieve some of the pressure. Next, I try to deal with my gritty, aching eyes by massaging them. Nope, not working. I let out a frustrated moan. Knowing it’s my fault, the agony my body is currently suffering, doesn’t make it any better. Actually, it makes it worse.

I remember telling Mattie four months ago, when we met at the cabin, I wasn’t good with rejection. If she could see me now, she’d know I wasn’t overstating things. I feel like shit – in every way possible.


MK Harkins is the author of the romantic novel Intentional. An avid reader, she began writing fiction when she ran out of reading selections on her Kindle.

Her new novel, Unintentional, is a sequel to her first work and is based on the life of the character Cade. A business owner, Harkins spends her free time traveling, watching movies, reading voraciously, in addition to creating her own fiction. The author currently lives in Mercer Island, Washington.

Website: www.mkharkins.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mk-harkins/534181436623433
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22050125-unintentional
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mk_harkins
Buy Link: Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Unintentional-MK-Harkins-ebook/dp/B00KIVZP6U/
(First in the Series) - Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Intentional-MK-Harkins
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  1. Thanks for your review! I would totally love to see this made into a movie :) Marilyn

  2. Thanks for the new excerpt and nice review.

  3. *whispering*...I love the cover...*sigh*

    Thank you for the giveaway. Congrats to MK on the new release.

  4. Thanks for the excerpt! Aww poor guy!