It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time - Kylie Scott

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

By Kylie Scott

  • Release Date: 2018-08-07
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
From 111 Ratings


Addictive like all Kylie Scott books, you'll swoon, laugh, ache, put your life on hold, and compulsively read until the wee hours of the night—only to reread the whole thing the next morning. Perfection!" - Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author
Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was.

Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love . Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete was left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town.

Seven years later, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite . But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back those old feelings.

Sometimes first loves are the truest.

"A sexy push-and-pull romance with an absorbing storyline infused with Kylie Scott's distinctive wit, singular charm and sublime emotional intensity."-USA Today

"Sexy as hell, heartfelt and funny. This book takes you on a beautiful journey." —Tessa Bailey, New York Times Bestselling Author of Getaway Girl

"Kylie Scott took a forbidden romance trope, turned it on its ear, and made me fall in love with this couple right from the beginning."—Harlequin Junkie *Top Pick*

"THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK. Oh my swoon, we loved this sexy, fun, sassy romance! It's forbidden and juicy and has the best banter. We laughed out loud, swooned for days, and savored the moments of angst that squeezed our hearts."—Angie's Dreamy Reads

“Utter perfection! Page by page, this book consumed me. Infused with Kylie Scott’s unique style, she delivers a love story full of emotion, character and humor like no other. A must read!” —Devney Perry, bestselling author of Tattered


  • Awesome

    By Lina1337
    Couldn’t stop reading!
  • I have a new favorite Kylie Scott book!!!

    By Queenzany
    I have a new favorite Kylie Scott book!!! Never in my wildest dreams did I think a book could outdo Lead! Well, I was wrong!! It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time is a 10-star one click, that will guarantee to sweep you off your, romantic toes!!! So, full of heart, soul, then throw in the outrageously funny it and it takes the cake!!
  • It’s a fun, sexy, angst-filled read

    By Sandra Two Book Pushers
    4.5 Hearts It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time is Kylie Scott’s next standalone novel. I have been reading her books off and on for the last few years. I wish I could read them all but I am glad that I had the time for this one. I do love a good forbidden romance, and second chances so this one was right up my alley. Seven years. It had been seven years since Adele was in the same room as her first love and now she was having to sharing a house with him. To say it was awkward was an understatement. She was eighteen when she made her move on her older best friend and it was the last time she saw him. She was sent back to her mom’s and never turned back. Not until, her father found Love again and was getting married. Now, she was back for five days. She is not eighteen anymore. She is twenty-five and over him. She made a mistake all those years ago and she wasn’t going to be repeating it. Peter didn’t even seem to want her there so it would be easy. She knew he was upset but it’s been years, can he let it go and start over? Peter and Adele’s relationship is complicated. She was sixteen and he was thirty-one when they first met. She was visiting her dad for six weeks and he worked for the man. Peter liked hanging out with Adele while her dad was busy working. He even took her on dates. He never looked as more than a friend. A kid. Now, she was no longer a child. She was her own woman. A beautiful one. A woman who knew him probably better than he knew himself even after all these years. But, is that love or does it mean it’s time to move on from the past and be friends again? I thought this story was funny, cute, and oh so frustrating. I just wanted to go into the book and slap Peter. I also wanted to hug him. He just had that way about him. I know Adele felt the same way. But for real, it’s a complicated relationship that needs work. That is what made it real. Both characters are uncertain. To hale to feel. How to act. How to let go.’s a fun, sexy, angst-filled read. The characters are likable. The writing is great. It’s not my favorite Kylie book but I very much enjoyed it. Quotes: It had been seven years, but my libido did not seem to have lost any of the teenage lust for Pete. “You can’t have it both ways, Pete,” I said. “Women dig scars. This is going to bring your game up to a whole other level. You should probably be thanking me.”