Tuesday, September 3, 2013

What If... - Review

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What If... 
by Kelly Rae.

What If..
“Katie, are you listening to me?” Chris demanded with a stomp of his feet, like a child. 

“Chris, I don’t believe you, I know what I saw. Don’t treat me like a fool I’m… ” Just then a mixed color of lights were projected onto the house and Katie turned to see a Sheriff car pulling into the driveway, headlights on with red and white lights flashing but no sound. When the Deputy got out of the car, her knees gave out and she just about hit the deck. He was here for her, she could feel it down the pit of her stomach. Chris had been right behind her and caught Katie before she fell to the ground. Katie was screaming stop, go away, and in her head but nothing was coming out of her mouth. She closed her eyes, willing the scene to be different when she opened them again. She felt like a small child hiding from the boogieman, if she couldn’t see the Deputy then he couldn’t see her, right? She would open her eyes to find him gone in five, four, three, two… 

“Katie, are you ok?” Chris was yelling at her, for how long she couldn’t be sure. She opened her eyes and there was the Deputy, almost right in front of her now. Her mouth wasn’t working; her throat felt dry and closed up, swollen like a bad sore throat but with no pain. Numb. 

Sometimes in life we know things. Instantly. A sound, a smell, or just a feeling in the pit of our stomachs alert us to changes in life’s vibrations that we cannot understand on an intellectual level: they are intuitions. For Katie, this means she knows exactly what’s happened to her father before the Deputy tells her, knows he’s been in an accident, and knows it’s not okay. In fact, she knows it’s far from okay. After her visit to his bedside at the hospital that night, she will never see him alive again—the first man she ever loved. And after her father’s funeral she is determined to never again see Chris Staller either—the first boy she ever loved.

Fast-forward ten years and Katie is now a beautiful, successful, and driven woman in her late-twenties. But her father’s death and Chris’ betrayal have clouded every relationship she has had since that night. From potential romantic partners to her closest friends, she has kept everyone around her from getting too close. Working through these intimacy issues while maintaining a stellar career reputation, however, has been a challenge—but challenges are Katie’s lifeblood. She rises to every occasion and always comes out on top. 

When Katie pays a visit to her old high school, however, she runs into Chris, now a dedicated PE teacher who pines for the one he let get away: her. An upstanding member of the community and a much better man than he was a boy, Chris is determined to win Katie back at all cost. But Katie is less than receptive to the idea, and when he lays down a challenge, she is determined to come out on top again.





My rating: 2 of 5 stars

After the death of her father Katie and her mother moved away from town. Now ten years later, she is back. And the last person she is expecting to see is there too. What if you had to face your past when you haven’t find peace yet and forgiveness is nowhere near?

What if… is a romance which deals with feelings like forgiveness, grieve and love. A fast reading but with a lot of things I didn’t like.

This book is supposed to be about two people who were together as teenagers but then, for different circumstances, they ended up apart. Once they are reunited as adults they will have to overcome their differences to be together.

Katie’s personality is part of why I didn’t enjoy the book. Her pain and suffering is understandable but most of the time she acts like a seventeen-year-old girl and for me was not believable. I can see why she can’t let go the past or why is not easy to forgive Chris but she messed with his head and I think she knows what she wants but she just like to be all dramatic about it.

Chris is another story; he is supposed to be this amazing man with perfect body and a dream personality. Let me tell you that for moments he is all that but when he is with Katie, he is a horney teenager. I mean, she makes awful accusations against him and the only thing on his mind is kissing her. What???

I read it in only a few hours but just because it’s a short book and it’s written on a smoothly style with easy language. I also have to point that it has some scenes that are great with good sexual tension and great dialogues.

Overall, it’s a fast reading that some romance fans would enjoy. For me the problems were the characters’ personalities.


  1. Great review, I thought it was hilarious how you said Chris is a horny teenager hahaha! Hilarious! Anyway, I kind of like how this book skips to Katie in her 20s. We need more books like that, but too bad to hear that she is kind of juvenile.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

  2. We do look for the full experience. Can't let the readers down with thin, stereo-typical or cardboard characters. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

  3. I saw the bookmarks on FB, but it took a while. I just can't figure the FB world out. :-(

    FB challenged, that's me.

    1. Don't worry about it :)
      I'm glad you saw them


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