No Pants Required by Kim Karr
Release Date: July 11th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le
I, Makayla Alexander, am on a mission to reinvent myself. So when a super hot guy boards the plane and flashes his rock hard abs, I pay attention. When he sits next to me and offers me his nuts, I can’t resist. But when I choke on them and he tells me I need to work on my gag reflex, I realize I might be in over my head.
Before I know it we’re in the lavatory and attempting to join the Mile High Club. Let me just say this…anyone who tells you it’s easy to get it on at 37,000 feet isn’t telling you the truth. After the flight attendant busts us for getting frisky in the air, the only thing that can ease my total and complete mortification is the simple fact that I am never going to see him again.
Hours later, I can’t help but wonder if fate will ever allow me to become a new version of myself.
Because Fate, she’s a fickle bitch.
Case in point…my seatmate is my new next-door neighbor.
Even with the whole fate thing we have going on, we are so not meant to be together. He’s all cool and sexy in that make love not war kind of way. Guys like him are dangerous. With that bring-you-to-your-knees body, that handsome-as-hell face, and that dirty, dirty mouth, I guarantee one glance from him wets every girl’s bikini bottoms.
And then there’s me…the quirky girl looking to find herself in California. All I want to do is learn to let loose. Say words like peace and groovy. Bury my toes in the sand. Who knows, maybe even have sex on the beach.
Unable to get him out of my head, I entertain the thought of being more than just friends. I know the idea is absurd. And yet, I go with it. You see Camden Waters gets me. Really gets me. Like no other guy has before.
On this 7-mile stretch of paradise, I decide to keep things simple and just have fun…that is until fate decides to screw with me, again.
Can two people hell-bent on finding themselves realize the search should have ended the day they met? Find out in No Pants Required—a sexy, funny, romantic stand-alone, that will have you hurrying to grab your bathing suit and rushing to the beach to check out every lifeguard on duty.
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No Pants Required is a story that every reader will be able to relate to because its focus is on the main characters finding themselves and living life on their terms despite the bullshit of their past, insecurities of their present, and what ifs of their future.
Makayla Alexander wants to shed her uptight skin, let her hair down, and live a little, but she knows that she can’t do that in New York, so she heads to Laguna Beach with a new outlook on life, a list of things to accomplish, and a fresh start to be the person she wants to be. She’s definitely a work in progress, but she starts on the plane ride to California, attempting to check off one of the items on her list, and even though she doesn’t fully complete the task, it’s a great first step to finding the girl she used to be and having a little fun in the process.
Camden Waters’ life has definitely not turned out like he thought it would, but there’s no way he can go back to how it was because not only was he betrayed by those closest to him, but he lost everything he thought was important because it was all destroyed by other people’s actions. Now he finds himself on the west coast, spending his time getting a tan as a life guard and getting off with any willing woman.
A plane ride and coincidental living arrangements draw Makayla and Camden to one another and set in motion what could be a much needed connection, but
Both Makayla and Camden need to figure out who they are and what they want in life before they can be something to someone else, so the ups and downs of their relationship make complete sense. Neither of them know exactly what steps they need to take in order to follow their new and improved path and without that certainty, they’ll continue to flounder and struggle until they take back control and follow through in order to achieve their goals.
Makayla and Camden’s story is a great read because it has the right blend of steam, angst, and comedy. Makayla’s a quirky and caring heroine and Cam’s a dirty talking alpha who sees Makayla for the amazing woman that she is. Their path to each other may have been a bit awkward, messy, and dramatic, but it’s also allowed them to see what truly matters in life and have the strength and the hope to reach for their hearts desire.
A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
Reader * Writer * Coffeelover * Romantic
Kim is a daydreamer. So much so that if daydreaming could be a hobby it would be her favorite. It’s how her stories are born and how they take root. An imagination that runs wild is something to be thankful for, and she is very thankful. 🙂
She grew up in New York and now lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She’s always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and with the rest of her time embraces one of her biggest passions–writing.
Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read.
She likes to believe in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.
Kim Karr is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card in celebration of No Pants Required’s release!