Author — Dina Silver
Star rating — 4 STARS
Pages — 241
Genre — Chic Lit
Published — 1 June 2012
Readers everywhere will revel in this sharp-witted, well-meaning whirlwind in author Dina Silver’s hilarious new novel, Kat Fight.
Kat Porter is a consummate romantic, eager for her chance to find love and commitment. In her quest for love, Kat makes every wrong turn, juggling two men, one best friend, and her own deeply confused heart’s desires. But after her boyfriend of four years, Marc, begins to grow apathetic and sends her calls straight to voicemail one too many times, Kat finally musters the courage to confront her so-called sweetheart, who seems more interested in dodging her than courting her.
Though she’s no fan of ultimatums, Kat is at the end of her considerable wits, and lobs a massive one his way, completely confident that he’ll make the right decision when faced with losing her. He doesn’t.
With radio silence from Marc, Kat’s lifelong dream of finding a husband and forging a family is decidedly on the skids. That’s when her childhood friend Julie steps in, forcing Kat on a blind date to help her move beyond the break-up. Not only does Kat botch the setup, she instead finds herself in hot pursuit of Julie’s love interest, Ryan Sullivan. A man who, in addition to literally taking her breath away, is the living, breathing personification of everything Kat wants in a husband.
Can Kat connect with the man of her dreams without hurting two of the people she cares most about?
At the same time, she must also contend with the quips of her beloved catty coworker Adam, her bi-polar boss Brooke, and a string of comic, unpredictable plot twists. All the while, Kat’s cheeky perspective and generous heart will leave readers adoring every moment of her journey while chuckling and cheering for the ever cute, razor-sharp Kat as she fights to land the love of a lifetime.
Kat Fight is the perfect I Need To Get Away read. It’s easy to get into and constantly funny and romantic.
I found the main character, Kat, easy to like. She wasn’t trying too hard — to be funny, find a boyfriend (or husband), please people. She felt very natural. Her relationship with her gay friend, Adam was by far the coolest aspect of the novel. Let me say, I wish I had a friend this awesome. He was always saying the wittiest remarks, yet he didn’t run when things got tough and Kat needed him. Best. Friend. Ever.
One of the love interests, Ryan, is a cook and since finishing this novel I now strongly believe a man who can cook dinner — heck, any meal! — that well is a hot boyfriend. I believe I’ll now be dreaming about this possibility.
Dina Silver did a fabulous job at crafting both of the love interests, however. Marc, Kat’s long-term-boyfriend (aka I-thought-I-was-going-to-marry-you boyfriend) isn’t portrayed, at least not to me, as the bad guy, per se. Most of the time I was rooting for him, despite how mean he was for pretending Kat didn’t exist in his life when they were together. Still, it isn’t hard to imagine all the sorts of reactions you’ll have when your partner suddenly dumps you, which is why I couldn’t hate him, being so vulnerable, even when he ignored her.
But then there was Ryan — the opposite. Always chatting to her, always seeing her, always being romantic. I kept getting this feeling he’d end up being too good to be true. But that was the little jealous part of me who tried to rationalise such an awesome guy must not exist in the real world.
Kat Fight is a wild ride. Kat is running, chasing, and always at the heart of the conflict is Marc vs. Ryan. Kat is conflicted and this adventure (which do I choose?) is compelling, always.
Kat Fight is definitely a recommended read! It’s well-crafted Chic Lit — insightful into relationships, witty, romantic, unputdownable.
Rated: 4 STARS.
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