Blog Tour Review: Project Kaitlyn by Grayson Avery

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Perfect for fans of silly romcoms with clumsy protagonists.

Foreword

Thank you so much to Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ and Grayson Avery for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary digital copy and blog tour media kit!

About the Author

Grayson Avery is the author of The Sweet Water Circle Series, a romantic comedy series that focuses on childhood friends in their 30’s and 40’s as they help each other navigate the stormy waters of dating, marriage, divorce, and a whole lot of inappropriate, naughty, and downright hysterical situations.

Review

Book CWs: For a list of warnings, tropes, and representation for this book, check out its page on BookTriggerWarnings.com.

Premise

Meet Kaitlyn Colby, a clumsy, inappropriate blurter with self-esteem issues, but also quite handy with an axe. She’s certainly no superhero, but she fights the battles of a single mom with sweet snarkasm. Between work and pining for and co-parenting with her man-child ex (is there any other kind?), Kaitlyn has no time to find that special someone. And if she did, would he really want her anyway? Kaitlyn’s sister and friends (The Sweet Water Circle) say yes, so following a typical Kaitlyn slip up, The Circle intervenes to force her out of the funk that she fell into following her unwanted divorce.

When Kaitlyn makes a decision to pursue her advertising career over love, she tumbles (like no tumble you’ve ever seen…or heard) into the life of hunky, bay breeze-drinking Hunter Dixon, an ad exec who is intrigued enough by Kaitlyn that he hires her firm to revive a struggling project, much like herself.

Can Kaitlyn become the woman she needs to be to land the man of her dreams? Maybe. Maybe not. But you’ll laugh out loud as she tries. There’s no doubt you’ll be rooting for the lovable, hilarious, and relatable Kaitlyn. And you’ll probably love her friends, too, which is good, because their stories are ready to be told in the Sweet Water Circle series!

Project Kaitlyn could be the funniest book you ever read. It’s a hilarious romantic comedy that speaks the truth (well, most of the time) about life and love, and…hiking thongs? What the heck is that? Well, you’ll just have to read it to find out!

Review (No Spoilers)

I have so many mixed feelings about this book that I fear this review is going to be all over the place, so please bear with me if this happens.

Project Kaitlyn follows the story of an almost 40-year-old woman struggling to find self-confidence. Lack of self-worth is a problem that almost everyone experiences at least once in their lives, so I think everyone can empathize with Kaitlyn’s struggle. Unfortunately, I found her personality infuriatingly inconsistent when it came down to it. She was constantly going back and forth between seeing herself as worthy and seeing herself as useless. Whenever I thought she was getting better, she would do something upsetting once again.

The other main thing that bothered me was Kaitlyn’s terrible relationship with her work rival (Sasha). It was the classic case of two women fighting each other in extremely petty ways for no good reason. I don’t know how much “screen-time” Kaitlyn will get in future books in this series, but I’m really hoping to find out more about Sasha’s deal. Everyone was just so unnecessarily hostile to each other that I need to know how this all started to make more sense of it.

That being said, I think Project Kaitlyn is a book that a lot of adult women will love. It’s a romcom reminiscent of how I imagine Sex and the City to be (I’ve never actually watched it so don’t quote me on this). The novels includes many laugh-out-loud jokes, several one-liners, and an abundance of sexual innuendos. The middle portion of the book was the most pleasant to read in my opinion. The chemistry between Kaitlyn and Hunter was fantastic and they exchanged a lot of heart-warming, yet funny, banter.

I have to say that Hunter was, by far, the best part of the book (his only rival would be Kaitlyn’s extremely sensible sister Jenn). Ignoring the fact that the comments and behavior he had in the workplace were definitely not appropriate, he managed to be my main source of joy as I read the book. He not only had an amazing sense of humor, but he was also very good at pointing out Kaitlyn’s flawed behavior. He was basically the only person to talk about how Kaitlyn and Sasha’s catty behavior was unnecessary, and he was quick to call Kaitlyn’s irrational behavior out whenever she got too caught up in her own emotions. In the end, I think I was actually rooting for Hunter more than I was rooting for Kaitlyn.

Project Kaitlyn, as mentioned above, is the first installment in The Sweet Water Circle series. If you’re a fan of romcoms featuring tight-knit friendships between women, I’m sure Grayson Avery would be happy to provide you with some reading material.

If you’d like to purchase a copy of Project Kaitlyn, you can find it on Amazon US (affiliate link), Amazon UK, Apple Books, or Barnes and Noble! It’s a very quick read (I read it in a day) and is sure to pull a few (if not many) laughs out of you.


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