Pretty Things (Pretty 3) by Donna Alam (5*)

ARC Provided in exchange for honest review.

Release Date 14th October

Pre Order Not available.

Book 1: Pretty Hot

Book 2: Pretty Liar 

Kate Saunders didn’t believe in happy endings, especially after finding her fiancé between another woman’s thighs. So when she met Kai, she was sure he’d be nothing more than a hot one night stand. Charismatic, dominant and dirty mouthed, Kai wasn’t supposed to be her Prince Charming. Maybe more her Mr Right Now. Against her better instincts, she’d fallen in love.

Kai makes a little wrong look a whole lot of right, but he’s learning that good looks, charm and a talented tongue don’t always get you what you want. Wealth, privilege and family are sometimes their own bonds.
It’s not a forbidden love, but it’s a troubled one. One that might force Kai to reveal his not so pretty side . . .

Join Kate and Kai in Australia as they embark on the final leg of their journey in the heart-pounding, seat squirming, and hilarious conclusion to the trilogy. Lies, secrets and shocking truths will be revealed as they discover the destination isn’t always the most important part of the journey. Sometimes the best bits are just where you get off.


*I was given an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*

I would recommend reading the series in order as Pretty Things follows on from where book 2 ended,and for at least the first 30%, as much as I loved Kai in the previous books, I began to question that love! Due to the events that made Kate return quickly to her native Oz, her own insecurities/trust issues coming to a head, Kai followed her, and I felt he was cold/using his dominant nature over her. However, on re-reading for a second time, I could understand his actions because of how he truly felt about Kate:

“How could you say you love, yet think so little of me? Did you ever, really? Trust that I’d do you no harm”
“I know such a lot about you Kate. Know how to push your buttons, make you come hard. Know how to love you.  But you? You seem to know nothing about me.  Do you know how that makes me feel?”

In the same way,I could appreciate how Kate felt:

“Because I know he’s trying to punish me, push me to submit-and I want to.  I also know he’s better at this game than I’ll ever be”
“Because I don’t trust myself around you-self preservation dragged me from that hotel, without leaving,would I have had the strength to walk away…”

A return to Dubai,and a new life together but again interference from Faris (Kai’s father) means not all goes to plan, add into the mix cousin Essam and the(b***h) Sophia will they will get a HEA. As ever, Niamh(Kate’s friend) adds some light relief, as does Kate I laughed out loud at many times and of course the intimate scenes between Kai and Kate are as H.O.T. if not more than before.

What I love about all three books is the way the author writes. You get the feel of the lifestyle and wealth,the exotic location(s) and the characters created. The Epilogue is perfect for Kai and Kate and I am hoping it is not the last we see of them as I am sure there is more to tell.

Kai “Because for me,there is only you…”
Kate “I love you Kais Al Khalfan”


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