#NewRelease & #MBreview “Anything But Minor” by Kate Stewart

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Title: Anything But Minor

Author: Kate Stewart

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: July 15

anythingbutminorreviewMy musings…


This is the first Kate Stewart book that I have read, but it certainly won’t be the last.  Anything but Minor is the perfect sweet, light romantic comedy with a side of hot in the bedroom.  I just adore everything about this book and these characters, and I did not want the book to end.  I found myself almost hoping for some kind of disaster would happen at the end, maybe a cliff-hanger, so I knew, without a doubt, that I would be seeing these people again.  A woman can dream, right?

Let’s begin with how awesome these characters are.  I love them! All of them! Now, I know that might not seem right, but, truly, there is no villain in this story.  Issues and problems to overcome, yes.  True antagonist, no.  These people are a great group of friends who support each other unconditionally.  Even when some difficult information is learned and passed around amongst the group, these people act like mature adults, which is completely refreshing.  I also fell in love with this book because I fell in love with Alice and Rafe.  Their relationship is what people should aspire to have in their lives, truly! It is passionate, loving, supportive, and accepting.  Alice is quirky, and Kate Stewart gives her the perfect amount to make her charming.  I want to be her best friend and google into the long hours of the night with her.  I admire her inquisitive nature and her resolution to be completely free to live her life how she wants.  Rafe is also a great hero.  He is nothing like your traditional man-whore sports hero.  There are some references to his promiscuous ways prior to meeting Alice, but the author does not use it as one of his main character traits, which, yet again, is refreshing.  Rafe is also just an overall great guy, caring, loyal, supportive, and passionate.  I fell in love with his character for the way he loves Alice throughout the entire book with his words and actions.  This love is the kind of love people hope for in their lives, and the kind of love people should be able to experience.

Another reason to read this book is the plot is paced well.  Kate Stewart allows the reader to fall in love with them because she allows us to see them fall.  We get to see the initial meeting, the chase, the development of feelings, the words, the hot sex.  We see it all, and it is all fabulous.  The only issue that I can see people having with the book is there is a small conflict that the reader will see coming, but let me tell you why it didn’t bother me.  I didn’t want her to hurt Alice and Rafe with some huge blow-up, and it would have hurt me to see one of these characters who I love fall apart because of a mistake or misspoken words.  It would have altered my overall love of this book.  So, while the conflict isn’t earthquake inducing upheaval, it is absolutely perfect for these characters and the plot created by the author.

There are few other attributes of the novel for which I have a deep appreciation.  First, I love the openings of the chapters with the references to movies.  All the allusions to the different films is amazing, and it adds a little pop-culture to the book while expertly developing Alice’s character.  Second, the epilogue is…I have no words for what it is.  It really was a great epilogue and everything these characters deserve.   My heart truly felt happy and warm when I finished this book.

Kate Stewart hit it out of the park (yes, that is a play on words, and, no, I couldn’t help myself) with Anything but Minor.  These people and the world she has created is certainly a book I would re-read and recommend to anyone.  It is simply one of those books that you keep in reserve to bring you out of a book-funk or dreary mood.  It will make you laugh, make you smile, and make you swoon!  It is simply amazing!

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Anything But Minot

“She’s a nerd.”
“Okay, she’s a flight instructor.”
“He’s a ballplayer.”
“The best that ever was.”
“Technically, you aren’t according to MLB stats.”
“See? Total nerd. She also has no filter.”
“He’s no southern gentlemen.”
“I had one last season to prove my worth.”
“I’d never seen a game.”
“He told me he was a player.”
“She told me she was a lesbian.”
“But you fell in love with me anyway.”
“Yeah, baby, I totally did.”


Continue reading for the book’s playlist, teasers, and author information.



Don’t You (Forget About Me) – DimpleMids
All My life – Foo Fighters
Pretty in Pink – The Psychedlic Furs
A Little Respect – Erasure
Ring Me Up – Divinyls
Trouble – Cage the Elephant
I Melt With You – Modern English
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want – The Dream Academy
True – Spandau Ballet
Eyes – Rogue Waves
Often (Kygo Mix) – The Weeknd
Try a Little Tenderness – Otis Redding
Catch My Fall – Billy Idol
Tenderness – General Public
The Promise – When in Rome
Glory of Love – Peter Cetera
If You Leave – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Wildest Dreams – Taolo
Always on My Mind – Pet Shop Boys
Purple Rain – Movie Orchestra
Without You – Eddie Vedder
Free – Zach Brown Band
If You Were Here – Thompson Twins
Danke Schoen – Wayne Newton
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About the Author
A native of Dallas, Kate SteKatewart now resides in beautiful Charleston, S.C. She lives with her husband of 9 years, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie.
Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring the city her creative muse. Since the move in 2010, Kate has written and published four novels including Room 212, Never Me, Loving the White Liar, The Fall, The Mind and The Heart.
Kate writes messy, sexy, angst filled romance books with ‘hard to get’ happy endings because it’s what she loves as a reader. She has a scary addiction to chocolate milk and a deep love for rap music specifically the genius known as Marshall Mathers.
In addition to her addiction to romance, Kate also lets her alter ego take over on occasion and writes erotic suspense under the pen Angelica Chase.
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