Review: Cutest Couple by Kate Davies

Posted April 25, 2013 by Tracy in Reviews | 2 Comments

Ten years ago, Marc and Bree were voted Cutest Couple—until a graduation-night argument destroyed their relationship. Unable to contact him, Bree had no choice but to forget Marc—and raise the son she never got to tell him about.

Marc got Bree’s message loud and clear when he never heard from her again. Now stationed near his hometown, he sees their high school reunion as a chance to make peace with the past. But after one glimpse of Bree, he knows he never really got over her. And after one glimpse of her son, Marc knows he’s the boy’s father…

Despite the secrets and lies that kept them apart, Marc and Bree can’t resist picking up where they left off. But when the weekend is over, it may be too late to build the future they once dreamed of.

While Marc and Bree were voted Cutest Couple in High School they weren’t so cute after graduation night. Marc had a couple of surprises for her but he what he thought would cause an argument that they were get over, him joining the military, was something that caused a rift so large they couldn’t get past it. Now both of them are at their 10 year reunion and while Marc is anxious to see Bree, she’s not all that anxious to see Marc.

Bree had become pregnant before Marc left for boot camp and Bree sent him a letter to inform him. When she never heard anything from him she assumed, quite mistakenly, that Marc didn’t care at all about the baby on the way. Marc would have been with Bree every step of the way but for the fact that A) after their argument that night she told him she never wanted to speak to him again and B) he never got the letter informing him of the baby.

Marc’s rightfully pissed at Bree and the circumstances but he sees that they will be in each others lives for the remainder of them. Bree seems to think that Marc will waltz off into the sunset and leave her to her life. Silly girl. They both need to come to an understanding before they once again ruin something that could be wonderful.

I have to say that as much as I liked this story, and I thought the author did a great job of putting it together, I had some issues with it.

I like Davies whole premise of bringing people together via a high school reunion – that’s something that I very much enjoy as you seem to view people in a different light than you once did when you see them after so long. Then again there are those who refuse to see others as changed at all and I think that was one of Bree’s problems. While Bree had had a baby and had been an independent woman and single-mother she hadn’t grown up and matured very much and unfortunately she believed the same would happen with Marc. When it hadn’t happened she was in for a bit of a surprise.

Marc had been in the military for 10 years and he loved it. He’d seen his share of action and the front line but now he was living at a nearby base and was looking forward to doing non-combat duty. He really seemed to have his shit together and was livid when he found out he had a son that he knew nothing about. I was so happy when Marc took Bree to task over the fact that she’d sent a letter and then never tried to contact him any other way to notify him of Ben’s existence. She really deserved the tongue lashing she got. (They argued for most of the book) He was also plenty pissed when he found out that Bree had told him never to contact her again as a test of his devotion to her. OMG that’s SO high school! I would have thought she would have outgrown that petty stuff but apparently when he took her up on her request she didn’t take that too well. Despite that Marc still had feelings for Bree and I thought the way that Davies brought them together was done well, if not a little too quickly.

Overall it decent read and I’ll, of course, be reading the last book in this series to see what happens with the elusive Tess that has shown up in the first two books of the trilogy.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Kate Davies

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2 responses to “Review: Cutest Couple by Kate Davies

  1. Great review Tracy!

    I was so happy when Marc took Bree to task over the fact that she’d sent a letter and then never tried to contact him any other way to notify him of Ben’s existence.

    OMG! A letter and that's it? Did she let his parents know they had a grandchild? What about child support? I could get not telling someone if they were a totally horrible person, whose presence would damage the mother and the child, but…

    Oh so childish! I suppose she was technically a child when she did that, but…you'd think she'd grow over that.

    Hm. I have a feeling this book would drive me nuts 🙂

  2. I know, right? No other communication at all with anyone. His family moved away and she claimed that she thought he'd gotten the letter and just didn't care about the kid. It was a bit nuts. lol

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