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New Release Review and Giveaway: NO WEDDINGS by Kat and Stone Bastion (No Weddings #1)

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No Weddings Synopsis:

Award-winning author Kat Bastion teams with her husband, Stone Bastion, in this first book in the No Weddings Series about Cade Michaelson, a successful man with his sights set on a new venture in business, and Hannah Martin, the woman who makes it personal.

I think I have my act together as a successful bar owner, my master’s degree within reach, and a list of no-strings-attached women warming my bed. Turns out, I don’t.

Hannah believes she has safeguarded her wounded heart by shunning men and focusing on her new baking business. The thing is, she hasn’t.

When my three sisters and I form an event-planning business with Hannah as our baker, I have no idea how my life is about to change. As Hannah and I work closely together, the attraction between us becomes irresistible. And complicated. I’ve promised my sisters I wouldn’t mix business with pleasure. But I’ve never been one to follow the rules.


 I really enjoyed No Weddings, the first book in the No Weddings series. It set itself apart from a lot of the books I’ve read lately in two significant ways:

1) It’s told entirely from Cade’s point of view. Totally fun! I do enjoy the current trend of dual POV in romance today, but single POVs done well stand out. I liked having to guess what was going on in the heroine’s mind for a change, and the male POV was an excellent choice as it really showed Cade transitioning from a womanizing man-‘ho to a one-woman man.

2) There’s no sex in the book. Seriously. There isn’t really any real relationship action until the end–it’s a slow and steady buildup, and it was still a lot of fun to read. Both Hannah and Cade have some major relationship drama in their pasts and serious hangups to get over, so the less-than-breakneck pace was absolutely believable. There’s more than enough sexual tension and chemistry to get readers through, and it was really refreshing not to have them jumping into bed together on page ten and then having to deal with chapters of awkwardness after.

My only complaint? Reading about all of Hannah’s gorgeous cakes made me hungry! Though it seems almost a sacrilege to cut into and eat such artistry… (Not that I’d turn down a piece, mind you. But still…)

I can’t wait to see where their relationship takes them next!

Rating: 4 stars / B+

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.


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Kat & Stone Bastion  Bio:Shoe and Boot Photo

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. Visit their blog at, website at, and their Twitter accounts at and for more information.

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