Book Review: Getting By

Getting By (A Knight's Tale #1) by Claudia Y. Burgoa: When Emma Anderson arrived at San Francisco International Airport, she regretted accepting the distinction of being the maid of honor to Gaby’s—her childhood friend—wedding. It had been years since the last time she set foot in Menlo Park, where her parents had been killed. The rug where she had been shoving her feelings since that day looked bumpier than a camel’s hump. Who could blame her; if she hadn’t been selfish they’d still be around. Ever since that fateful day, Emma has been perfecting the knack of Getting By.

Cade’s wedding in Menlo Park—a city close to San Francisco—might be the perfect place for Jake Knight to shake the memories of his ex, Emma Anderson for good. Single, available women galore for an entire week was the perfect medication, one he intended to take three times a day for an entire week to return to his player days. It was a plan the former spy thought flawless until he came face to face with the maid of honor. Jake’s perfect retreat turns into a flight, fight or hide week of celebrations.

TeriLyn's thoughts: **Getting By generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

Getting By provides us with two broken people who find solace in each other yet cannot get past the broken parts inside them to make it work. While I didn't feel a strong connection to the characters, I definitely felt their connection was real to each other. Scarred deeply by the major curve balls life threw them, Emma Anderson and Jacob Knight work through their issues independently yet provide a comfort for each other that is undeniable. Emma and Jake's characters reminds us of the depth in which great loss causes to our hearts. Their plagued by guilt and unsavory memories. The secondary cast of characters here really makes the story come alive. The Knight family carries torches for each other, always. The bonds they all share and the openness in which they live endears every single one of them to the reader. Family is important to these people and can help conquer demons. It's a theme laced through Jake and Emma's story constantly reminding them and the reader the power of love in all forms. The story is not shy of drama, angst, and bit of mystery. The plot moves fluidly through their tale and kept me intrigued. Jake and Emma both provide POV's in the story. At times, I found the writing a bit confusing, I found myself having to go back and re-read passages to grasp what was going on. Subject changes and inside jokes that the reader wasn't privy too made it strange at times. I'm more than interested in reading the stories of the other Knight brothers, Mitch and Liam and look forward to spending more time with these characters.

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