One Funeral (No Weddings #2)
by Kat and Stone Bastion
The stakes climb higher in this second book in the No Weddings Series for Hannah Martin, a woman restrained by her past, and Cade Michaelson, the man who could help set her free.
I’m drawn to Cade as he charms his way into more of my life and offers me something I truly haven’t ever had: a friend. Yet his humor, patience, and drop-dead sexiness take my breath away, and I know my heart is at risk. I want to move forward but am terrified I can’t.
Cade seems to have it together from his own devastating heartache. His subtle actions, however, suggest a different story. And even though he says he wants more, I wonder if he’s able to trust in our developing relationship.
As we navigate through our tangled feelings, we vow to take it slow. Yet no matter how careful we try to be, things between us intensify—and there’s nothing we can do, or want to do, to stop it.
But the biggest question remains: Is chemistry enough to move beyond the past and toward a future together?
I am thrilled to share this next review! I recently finished reading One Funeral (No Weddings #2) by the dynamic duo Kat and Stone Bastion. I absolutely floved this book!
One Funeral picks up right where No Weddings ends. I love it when authors continue their stories this way. I couldn’t wait to read more about Hannah and Cade. In One Funeral, Hannah and Cade are still working out their previous relationship woes. Both have been heartbroken in the past and are slowly learning to trust and love again. Their attraction and slow courtship in this book steamed up my tablet for sure.
Their chemistry is evident in No Weddings and as you will read, becomes combustible in One Funeral. I think this is what I loved the most about this book. You see, I have enjoyed the pace. Kat and Stone have done a brilliant job of keeping the reader hooked on their story. This slow progression of Hannah and Cade’s relationship was exceptionally written.
No Weddings was written in Cades POV and it was perfect. Now, we get to read Hannah’s POV, which I found to be quite refreshing. I guess you could say that I was reading/living vicariously through Hannah in this book. I was also her greatest cheerleader.
Additionally, I love how Hannah and Cade’s routine, established in No Weddings continues. It was an important part of that story for Hannah and continues in this book as well. The moments at Cade’s house for dinner with his friends, time at his sisters’ home, as well as those early moments in the bake shop play a significant part in their slow courting.
Their party planning continues and you will enjoy reading about their latest events in One Funeral. Just wait until you attend the funeral with Hannah and Cade, it is quite a funeral.
Cade… what can I say? I absolutely love him! He is sexy, has a witty and dirty mouth and well… has other important assets you will discover once you read. All of those qualities make him an awesome character in this series. I loved their “non-dating” in this story as well as how Cade slowly revealed and demonstrated his feelings for Hannah. He continues to mentor Hannah with his business skills and earns his MBA too.
Cade’s sisters and his friends continue to nourish their “non-dating” in this book. And, even Cade’s parents make their appearance as well.
I was thrilled to read that Hannah got to make her famous cake she was experimenting with in No Weddings. Look out for the dragon cake.
Are there any love scenes in this book? Ahhh…. yeah! And, all I can say is you will totally love Cade even more. Whoa…..
One Funeral was an exceptional read and one that I highly recommend. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series, Two Bar Mitzvahs. I am hooked!
I gave this book 5 brilliant stars!
Stay tuned for another post on release day featuring my favorite lines from this book and my cast for this book series. I have a feeling you will enjoy that post.
I received and ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Authors
Kat & Stone Bastion Bio:
Award-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.
A few factoids about the writing team…
Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.
Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.
Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.
Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.
Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona.