It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by Kylie Scott

This was quite the disappointment!

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time – Kylie Scott


It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time – Kylie Scott

It Seemed Like a
Good Idea at the Time

by Kylie Scott


Published August 7th 2018

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time – Kylie Scott


It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time – Kylie Scott



Well hell….

I don’t even know what to write at this point.

So here is what happened…

I didn’t connect with either main character. The age difference made no sense to me, and it felt more forced than organic. The age gap was a whooping 15 years, but that wasn’t even what bothered me. What threw me off was that they were best friends when she was 15. I’m sorry but that’s so far beyond anything that would make sense at this point. A guy in his 30s does not spend all his free time with a 15 year old girl at the movies, beach, or anywhere else as FRIENDS without any obvious sexual attraction.

It didn’t feel like a forbidden romance. I’m not sure if it was supposed to be one, but there was nothing that was enticing about this age gap romance.

There was no chemistry between Adele and Pete. They might have been friends once, but the allconsuming lust or attraction that usually comes with a great age gap romance, was entirely missing. Pete did not show any inclination at all that he was thinking of Adele in any other way than former friends. And he wasn’t even that interesting to begin with. (I need some passion and lust)

And the ending was a total cliche. (sorry)

There was just nothing special about this book. The plot and characters didn’t manage to keep me interested, and when I start skimming, which I did, it’s literally over.

So, what am I going to do with this?????

I decided that this will be my last KS book. lI LOVED LOVED LOVED Mal Ericson from PLAY but since then, her books have been lackluster at best for me. lI also truly believe this is a case of me and not the book. I have no control over how my taste changes over the years. I’ve outgrown many authors that I loved once and can’t read anymore. That’s just how it is, and I have to accept it.


Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was.

Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete had been left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town.

Seven years on, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back all those old feelings.

Sometimes first loves are the truest.

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Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.


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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time – Kylie Scott

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8 thoughts on “It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by Kylie Scott

    1. Lol – yeah. It was a huge disappointment. I don’t usually write reviews like this, but once a year a book comes along that annoys me greatly. But I certainly didn’t expect it to be this one. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  1. Bummer. I hate when this happens to me with a book. I don’t feel you are alone in your thoughts on this one, though. I’ve read several reviews of it and some say the same things. I had planned on passing on this one and am now even more confident in that decision. I know how feel giving up on an author for good, though. I’ve had to do that with some authors whose series have gone on forever or I’ve outgrown. It’s okay to do that. No need to read what you don’t love or even like at this point. 🙂 I appreciated your candid review!

    1. Thank you so much!! I don’t usually write reviews like this but it was such a HUGE disappointment. I had so much hope for this book. And it didn’t even feel like a KS novel anymore. But like you said if you outgrow an author it’s the best to just move on. I will do just that. It’s good to know I wasn’t the only one feeling this way. Usually I’m in the minority if a book doesn’t work for he. 🤷🏻‍♀️

    1. Yeah, I don’t usually write ranty reviews. Most often I don’t even finish books if I don’t like them, but boy this one was a HUGE disappointment.

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