BLOG TOUR: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by Kylie Scott




“Addictive like all Kylie Scott books, you’ll swoon, laugh, ache, put your life on hold, and compulsively read until the wee hours of the night—only to reread the whole thing the next morning. Perfection!” – Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author

Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was.

Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete was left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town.

Seven years later, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back those old feelings.

Sometimes first loves are the truest.








Charli’s Review:

I knew from the moment that I saw the cover and read the blurb that I was going to love this book! It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by Kylie Scott is an age gap relationship between a business partner and his business partner’s daughter.

I really did love everything about this book! The writing was great, the story flowed well, and it kept me thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. Adele’s parents divorced when she was a teenager and spent her vacations visiting her dad. However, her dad spent most of his time working so she spent most of her time getting close with Pete, aka her dad’s business partner. As Pete and Adele spent more time together, Adele started falling in love with him. On her 18th birthday, she tries to make a move that ends in utter disaster. Now, seven years later she is returning home for her dad’s wedding. Although, no one told her she would be staying with Pete while she was there…what could possibly go wrong? Will Adele finally be able to let go of her love for Pete or will Pete finally see her as the woman she has become?

Adele and Pete were such entertaining characters and their story definitely kept you on your toes. Their chemistry was hot and undeniable, but they’ve both been emotionally neglected in the past, which leaves for some major obstacles for the couple to overcome. Adele is so very sarcastic and witty, and she was not about to let anyone tell her how she feels whether it was when she was a teen or now. Pete is so conflicted and hurt from a past that continues to subconsciously guide his decisions. I loved getting little glimpses into their past relationship as best friends and then seeing where they are now.

My other favorite character has to be Shanti because she was a take no prisoners type of woman, and was loyal to the core. I highly recommend this book to those who love: standalone, age gap relationships, witty banter, rom coms, and a naughty little couple.

Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars!

Emily’s Review:

At this point, I’m completely confused as to why I haven’t read every book written by Kylie Scott, because I have adored and loved everything that I have read by her, and It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time was of no exception.  This book was complete perfection.  I’ve been reading books that are considered a bit more “taboo” lately, and this age gap romance between an older man and his business partner’s daughter completely fit the bill.

Adele is returning to the town she grew up in after being gone for seven years to celebrate the wedding of her father.  The one person she is trying to avoid, her father’s business partner Pete, isn’t making it easy on her considering the fact that she has to stay at his house.  Pete and Adele were best friends as she was growing up, but a horrible mishap on her 18th birthday drove a wedge between the two of them and their relationship has never recovered.  However, from the very beginning of this book, despite the snark and anger, the chemistry these two characters had flew off the page.  Adele and Pete were perfect for each other, they just couldn’t see it for themselves.

Adele and Pete were perfectly written characters.  Adele was snarky, and said whatever was on her mind.  She gave as good as she took, and she wasn’t afraid to put Pete in his place.  I adored her character so much.  She was a go getter, and a strong female character, and I connected with her almost immediately.  Pete, on the other hand, was a bullhead who continually put his foot in his mouth and his stubbornness nearly lost him the best thing that ever happened in his life.  Driven by events that happened in his past, Pete has a lot to learn about himself before he could truly be the man that Adele wants him to be.

This book was incredibly well written, fast paced, and once I started I couldn’t put it down.  I loved every minute of it, and it’s one of my favorite books of the year!

5/5 Stars!



It was meant to be a soft kiss. A chaste one, even.

The minute my lips touched his, however, everything changed. Callused hands grabbed the sides of my face and my mouth opened on a gasp. His tongue swept inside, taking me over. Holy hell. Shoes and purse hit the floor, forgotten. Nothing about this kiss was slow or easy. The man devoured me. Every ounce of emotion poured into that kiss, all of the anger and frustration between us. His tongue was teasing and tasting, driving me wild. Then he drew back to suck and nip at my bottom lip. One hand slid around the back of my neck, the other over my hip to grab at my ass. His hold was firm, a little rough even. He treated my body like it belonged to him and I wasn’t gentle either.

Apparently experience mattered. Because all I could do was try and keep up.

I held on tight to his open shirt, straining against him, trying to get closer. I’d have crawled inside the man if I could. Turned out that under certain circumstances, the taste of scotch worked for me in a big way. Against my hip, his cock hardened, digging into me. And oh my God, I’d done that to him. Me. How amazing! Meanwhile, my body felt liquid, core aching and empty. I needed him inside of me and it seemed like I’d already been waiting forever.

“Pete. Please.”

“Fuck,” he muttered, breath hot against my ear.

I fumbled at the remaining buttons on his shirt. My damn fingers didn’t seem to be working. Easier to just push the whole thing upward. Luckily, the man decided to help, tearing the shirt off over his head. More skin was good. And he was so hot and smooth, a thrill to the touch. The solid flesh of his pecs and the flat plane of his stomach.

He tore at the zipper on the back of my dress, dragging fabric down over my shoulders. A growl came from the back of his throat, a noise of frustration, impatience. I’m reasonably certain I heard the silk rip. I didn’t care. His hands and mouth seemed to cover every bit of skin revealed, touching and tasting me everywhere. The dress got stuck on my hips. Out of the way enough for now.

He didn’t even bother undoing my bra, simply peeling down one of the lace cups to free my flesh. My breast filled his hot palm as it took the weight. Fingers plumped me, his thumb flicking over my hard nipple. The sting of pain followed by the heat of his kiss made my head spin and my body ache. There was no room for thought as he fed me deep, wet kisses. Slowly, he took us to the floor. No time for anything else. Just the urgent need to have him inside me.

The hardness of the polished wood was cool against my back. My legs were spread, his body between them. And with his broad chest above me, his weight taken on one arm, he was all I could see. I swear even the insides of my thighs were wet, I was so ready. It would have been embarrassing with anybody else. But this man, he had to know, he had to understand. It had always been him.

“Pete, I need—”

“I know,” he said, voice harsh and low.







kyliescottimageKylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from








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