IndieWritersReview Welcomes The Three Month Plan by Kimberley Patterson (REVIEW) (Premier Virtual Author Book Tours)


Hello Everyone! I am so excited that I am participating as a host for The Three Month Plan by Kimberley Patterson as part of her Premier Virtual Author Book Tours!

Also please check out my thoughts below on this great read!

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About Kimberley Patterson:

Horses were one of my first loves, and writing soon followed. As a child, I spent hours writing poems, and short stories (about horses). My parents realized that I was horse-obsessed and decided to buy me one after taking riding lessons for two years. I think they hoped that all of the hard work, and hours spent mucking stalls would help me give up this expensive hobby. They were wrong. Writing is still a passion of mine, although now I primarily write fiction. My first novel, Red Rock, was published in 2010, and big surprise, there are horses in it. My second novel, The Three Month Plan was released August 2013.

Other Loves: My family, yoga, skincare and makeup, sushi, and raising money for pediatric cancer. I have two rescue dogs and would have more if there weren’t zoning restrictions. I’m always trying something new, as I tend to get bored very easily. Thankfully, my love of driving around with the gas light on fuels some excitement. I love novels with happy endings, and am a hopeful romantic. My latest obsession is browsing Netflix, and I can name all 50 states in alphabetical order in under 30 seconds. Do I feel a wager coming on?

The Three Month Plan Website: Www.thethreemonthplan.com
Kinberley’s Website: Www.kimberleypatterson.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Redrockbook
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Kpattersonofficial

Buy The Three Month Plan:

Amazon

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Publisher: Create Space, August 4, 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1490589893
Category: Young Adult, Romance, Chick Lit, Coming of Age, Comedy
Tour Dates: January, 2014
Available in: Print & ebook, 262 pages

Blurb:Kelly Callahan had everything going for her. Everything that is, except for a relationship. It wasn’t for the lack of trying, it just seemed like she was a magnet for all the wrong ones. But all of that was about to change the minute she laid eyes on Jake.
On a dare from her close friend, Michelle, Kelly accepts a challenge to date and become Jake’s girlfriend within three months. The consequence of losing is global humiliation, and she refuses to lose.

Enlisting the help of her childhood friend and confidant, Brian, Kelly manages to catch Jakes attention. She also unknowingly hooks Brian who tries to sabotage the plan. Kelly finds herself with a dilemma; take the final step with Jake and win the plan or follow her heart and reveal her feelings for Brian.

Praise for The Three Month Plan:

“The Three Month Plan is an enjoyable YA contemporary romance story about friendships and relationships … sometimes you have to look right in front of you to recognize the person who loves you most. Author Kimberley Patterson weaves an entertaining romance story set in San Diego, that follows the trials and tribulations of longtime childhood friends. The Three Month Plan is a lighthearted and tender love story about best friends who have deeper feelings for each other, and the trials and tribulations that they go through during a three month plan that leads them back to each other. This is a cute coming of age romance with quirky characters, funny dialogue, and amusing interactions that  puts a smile on the reader’s face. I really enjoyed that the chapters alternated between Kelly and Brian’s perspectives, the reader is given the chance to get into each of their minds as the angst over their true feelings for each other duels with their reluctance to lose their close longtime friendship. This is the type of YA contemporary romance story that took me back to my own post-high school days when I was like Kelly, trying to figure out what to do with my life mixed with the youthful giddiness of agonizing over guys at the local beach.”-Kathleen, Jersey Girl Book Reviews

“I thought this was a light, fun read.I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something lighter and more fun to read rather than deep, dark, and disturbing because this book is one of those that simply refreshes you.”-April, Yes I Read That

“I loved reading this book! Such a fun read, loved all the characters, the interactions and the whole story line. I couldn’t put The Three Month Plan down until I got to the end. This book is a must read!”-Kerie, Amazon Reviewer

“Normally, I read mysteries, thrillers, or sports books. But, I’ve been following this new Author, Kimberley, and I was impressed with her first book, Red Rock. So I read this one too. It is excellently written, and again, as in Red Rock much detail was given to language, grammar and punctuation. It’s nice to see an Author (especially a new one), take pride in their work. Kimberley has again given great descriptions of Characters, locations, and perspectives. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for her next one. Keep it up Kimberley!”-Tonkasid, Amazon Reviewer

“I simply adored The Three Month Plan! I needed this in my reading life right now due to the fact that I’ve been plagued with so much angst lately. The Three Month Plan made me remember why I love a tender love story about best friends turned something more. For the longest of times I was forgetting that it was my most favorite storyline too. But I’ve been hit by that particular book love bug once again, and I have Ms. Patterson to thank for that!  First we have our heroine Kelly. She’s so sweet, and she’s not the stereo typical beautiful heroine that you find in a lot of young adult reads and I really think that’s why I liked her so much.  I adored the dual point of views in this book. For once, the hero was actually really believable. Brian was so sweet and adorable that I wanted to squeeze him and save him for my own daughters one day. (Yeah, I’m weird like that.) I would highly recommend The Three Month Plan to anyone looking for a lighter YA read, but still has the voice of an NA read as well. Ms. Patterson has a great story telling voice, and she created characters that I truly fell in love with. I rooted for them from the get go, and watching them make their mistakes and find their happily ever after was not a torturous journey in the least. Like I said, this was the perfect light read that will make you swoon and feel giddy all in one sitting. Great job Ms. Patterson! You have earned a fan in me!”-Heath1005, Amazon Reviewer

MY THOUGHTS

The Three Month Plan tells the tale of  Kelly who just recently graduated from high school and her friends, Michelle and Brian. Where Kelly was a natural beauty, likable and more down to earth. Michelle was  more the Queen Bee type. Brian a best friend of Kelly’s also, was seen  (for many who did not know him) as one that broke many hearts, but Kelly held a special place in his heart after she was with him after his father left. They were best friends, although there was something “more” between the two, even though it was not vocalized. Both valuing their friendship, so not wishing to admit to themselves or the other… truly how they felt.

 The story was based on the fact a bet was made with Michelle by Kelly that she could get Jake (A very hot guy…or THE ultimate hot guy…to date her!) There was a Three Month Plan and although there were times Kelly did not feel as she really could pull this off, not seeing herself as some beauty queen. But after help from Michelle, getting a make over…things begin to shift and she became noticed by Jake, which made Brian less and less happy. The story details the events of mistakes in communication and misunderstandings between Brian and Kelly. Also the revelation of how much of a jerk Jake truly was and what the prize really was for Kelly at the end of her Three Month Plan!

I thought this was a fun, fresh read and enjoyed it quite alot! It flowed very well, kept me interested and invested in the characters and the events and was well written! I liked Kelly, thought she was very realistic, funny…and down to earth…she is a character the reader would root for and I feel many teens today could identify with her:O) I loved Brian in all his clumsiness in trying to avoid his feelings, but having it leak out at inopportune times when contemplating giving “bad advice” to Kelly in her plans for Jake!:O) I liked Michelle as well, although possibly helping her friend to avoid some of the pitfalls in dealing with a jerk, would have been a good thing for her to do…but somehow her actions…”fitted” her personality…she focused on what she felt was important, so I respect the fact she stayed true to who she was…,lol….and I simply detested Jake! That shows awesome writing on the author’s part in being able to achieve such strong emotions in the reader:O)

I recommend the Three Month Plan who enjoy reading Young Adult, Contemporary Romance!

Please check out the other tour stops for The Three Month Plan!

Follow the Tour:

So Many Precious Books Jan 17 Spotlight & Giveaway
Margay Leah Justice Jan 20 Review
Moonlight Lace and Mayhem Jan 21 Guest Post
Giveaways & Glitter Jan 22 Review & Giveaway
My Not So Vacant Shelf Jan 23 Review
Books, Books & More Books Jan 24 Review
Acting Balanced Jan 24 Interview & Giveaway
Deal Sharing Aunt Jan 27 Review
Lovely Reads Jan 29 Review
Wall To Wall Books Jan 30 Review
Ordinary GilzJan 31 Review
Ordinary Gilz Jan 31 Guest Post & Giveaway
Ope’s Opinion Feb 3 Review
Sweeps for Bloggers Feb 4 Review & Giveaway
Indie Writer’s Review Feb 5 Review
Indie Review’s Behind the Scenes Apr 12 11 am Central Time

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4 thoughts on “IndieWritersReview Welcomes The Three Month Plan by Kimberley Patterson (REVIEW) (Premier Virtual Author Book Tours)

  1. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I’m glad you enjoyed The Three Month Plan so much! Kimberly is looking forward to your interview on your Blog Talk Radio show!

  2. Thank you SO much for being a part of the tour and so happy you enjoyed the book! I am looking forward to our interview in April!

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