In Review: Being Kalli (Kalli #1) by Rebecca Berto

Posted December 13, 2013 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Being Kalli (Kalli #1) by Rebecca BertoBeing Kalli by Rebecca Berto
Series: Kalli #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: December 7, 2013
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 235 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating:

Can one bet change everything?

Kalli Perkins doesn’t think so. She’s a nineteen-year-old college student, sometimes mother to her little twin brothers when theirs is indisposed, sex-addict (she’d never admit this), and live-for-the-moment go-getter.

At such a young age she’s witnessed the ugly that this world hides—hides in girls like her.

So what does one kiss with her close friend, Nate, matter? What does it matter if she drops to her knees between his legs and bets him she can blow his mind?

But there’s something she didn’t count on—someone. Nate. He has a dark past of his own and he could be that that good guy a bad girl like her never sees coming.

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in review my thoughts

Kalli was an interesting main character. It took a little time for me to warm to her, but as I learned more about her family life and her past, I felt I began to understand – and like – her more. Kalli doesn’t “do” relationships. She does very public hookups with random guys. With an unsupportive wreck of a mother, and a history of sexual abuse, it’s no wonder she has issues, especially when it comes to men. The flashbacks of abuse were uncomfortable and difficult to read. Her friendship with Scout was great and I loved her relationship with her little brothers. She may have issues, but she’s a loving person underneath them all.

The one person I was never unsure about, however, was Nate. I loved him. His friendship with Kalli was strong, but their attraction and chemistry was even stronger. It was apparent from the beginning that they belonged together. As obvious as his attraction to Kalli, I like that he was hesitant to get physical with her. The promiscuous girl/hesitant guy isn’t one that I read much. It was a nice change from the alpha males of NA lit. (Which I *LOVE*, but still.)

Rebecca Berto’s writing style was a little different than what I’m used to, but that’s not a bad thing. It just took me some time to get used to it. The characters and the story grabbed my attention enough that it was never a problem. This book was fast-paced, sexy and emotional read. I look forward to reading more from this author.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

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About Rebecca Berto

Rebecca Berto writes stories about love and relationships. She gets a thrill when her readers are emotional reading her books, and gets even more of a kick when they tell her so. She's strangely imaginative, spends too much time on her computer, and is certifiably crazy when she works on her fiction.

Rebecca Berto lives in Melbourne, Australia with her boyfriend and their pets.

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