Book – Off The Grid
Series – To Catch A Thief #3
Author – Kay Marie
Genre – New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher – Self Published
Release Date – 8 April 2019
This is the third book in the ‘To Catch a Thief’ series – a wonderfully fun and witty series about Leo and McKenzie. The first book starts the series off with a heist, the FBI and an unlikely romance. The second with the accomplice of the first. And now we get to see the story of the FBI partner of the first book.
I have been waiting for this book to be released, and I’m lucky enough to get to read this series before the release date and give my opinion on the series. Thank you to Kay for another book that I just couldn’t put down.
Now, to say that I enjoy Kay’s writing is an understatement, and to say that I have a great time with these books is impossible. There is such a charming style to Kay’s writing, straight-forward and without frills. Sometimes it is worth it to just pick up a good, easy read that will make you smile and have a great time reading. In my opinion, this is one of those classic beach reads you’ll breeze through easily…
Now, the characters… While Leo is strong and fights not to lose himself to the nightmares of his past, to not turn into the same man that his abusive father was; McKenzie is the opposite, stubborn and aloof, witty, a loner by choice, not trusting easily, with high walls around her heart.
As they break down the walls that the other has built, they release themselves to the vulnerability no-one else gets to see. They start to let each other in, building a trust that will be unbreakable in time. This passage shows how they find each other after finally showing the last parts of themselves to the other:
“McKenzie didn’t flinch at his touch or run away in fear. She wrapped her arms around his shoulders and kissed him back, leading where he followed. Leo pulled her beneath the water as his hands roved over her wet skin, closing the distance between them. Unlike last time, this kiss didn’t feel like a battle to be won, like a game between opposing sides, each one fighting to come out on top. This time, their kiss felt like two halves of a whole, joining together, not sure how they’d survived so long apart.”
I wanted to add so much more of this passage, but also want you to read this series and be as invested in their story as I was…
And the frustration of leaving words unsaid had me wanting to yell at them both to cut it out and be honest with each other, but then, they are characters in a book, and they won’t listen to me, so… I resigned myself to continue reading the story to see where it might end, and if a happy ending is in sight for these two unlikely people thrown together by a fate stronger than they can comprehend.
“It was a futile effort. Leo was like an adrift sailor setting sights on land for the first time – the sight of McKenzie filled him up, settled the nerves, and eased the tension. He didn’t know how it happened in such a short amount of time, but seeing her was like seeing home, comforting in a way he didn’t know how to explain.”
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