Luke by Kimberly Lewis, narrarated by Tiffany Williams is book 3 in The McKades of Texas series. The characters were fun and light hearted and I really enjoyed the relationship build up. The story line was fun and sweet and just enough suspense of what was going to happen next kept me on the edge of my seat. I’m very particular about audible narrarators, but I really liked her. I will definitely read other books by this author. This is a newer author for me, and I’m really enjoying this series. I give this book a solid 5 stars.
Luke by Kimberly Lewis is book three of The McKades of Texas series. It’s narrated by Tiffany Williams.
I really enjoyed this book when I read it that I decided I wanted to listen to the audiobook as well. This audiobook was great! This is the first book I’ve listened to that the female narrator narrated both male and female viewpoints. The narrator did such a great job it didn’t take away from the story at all.
I highly recommend this book!!
I have only listened to about 4-5 audiobooks before I downloaded Luke. I love childhood crushes turned to adult romances so I decided to give it a go. At first I thought that I would be annoyed by the southern twang but I LOVED it and felt very connected to the woman’s voice who read the book. I felt like I was right there in the story and found myself wanting more quiet time to listen to this book.
In this book you have Karlie and Luke. Karlie has ALWAYS loved Luke but she was much younger than Luke. Fast forward years later Karlie has graduated from college and ends up doing an internship at Luke’s family’s horse farm. Luke and Karlie start a secret relationship because they don’t want to upset their families that are really close. I really enjoyed this book and now want to go back and read about the rest of the family!
Luke: The McKades of Texas by Kimberly Lewis
4 out of 5 Stars
This book is sassy. I love friends to lovers books, but I love it even more when one is so deeply invested in the outcome of their forever.
Karlie Kyle loves Luke McKade, has for years. But all Luke sees is his mother’s best friend’s daughter. Determined to change how he sees her, Karlie returns to her hometown, to Luke family ranch to be specific, to do an internship after college. Luke is gob smacked at how just not so little Karlie is any more.
Convincing Luke to be her summer fling isn’t as hard as Karlie thought, but convincing him to be her forever….well that is going to take nothing less than a miracle.
This is a dual POV book. The flipping viewpoints allows us to see both perspectives of the story from both dynamics. Karlie is fierce and independent and knows exactly what she wants and what she will do to get it. Luke is a typical alpha, southern male who is struggling with changing his commitment phobia ways to obtain his happily ever after.
This is easily a 4 out of 5 stars!
Reviewed by @kgregory
This contemporary romance – all the feels. All of them. It doesn’t get stuck in the western stereotype. The characters are relatable and the plot moves well. This book grabs you on page one and doesn’t let go until it ends. I loved it and cannot wait to go back to read the other books in this series.
Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
Luke (The McKades of Texas #3)
By Kimberly Lewis
Rated 5 stars!!
OMG!!! I floved this story! I was drawn in from the beginning and dang if I could hardly put this one down! So glad I have the kindle app on my phone. I was able to keep reading while out and about. Phew! Crisis averted!
Usually I am a fan of the male lead. In this story Karlie is my favorite. She is strong, sassy and confident. She knows what she wants and goes after it. Now saying that I will also say that Luke and Karlie together are adorable..like off the charts adorable!! Their back and forth is one of my favorite things they do. Oh and maybe how she twists him up and he does things for her he has never done before. So sweet!
Karlie is in a tough spot. Trying to change a mans mind about her or actually see her as she is..not as a little girl from his youth. That is why this is so good! She is so confident as she pulls different stunts on him saying…I’m a woman…see ME!! My personal enjoyment started near the beginning when Luke and Karlie meet up at the restaurant. Priceless! I loved being inside his head! It only get better from there!!
Secondary characters are all around in this book. Most are from the previous two stories ( which I have not read). They all add cute little elements to the story! The bantering between the girls is so cute! Many times is feel myself sitting here smiling while reading. The brothers enjoy doing all things to each other (ribbing, joking and sugaring up the young ones) that siblings have for eons. The parents and other family members make them see what is important in life and what isn’t.
I was sooo excited to see the on audio!! It is just as I imagined it would be and again I find myself smiling as I’m listening. It just puts me in a happy mood. It really makes time at the gym go a little faster when listening to something so good. Tiffany Williams does a wonderful job narrating. I have listened to her before and she is enjoyable. She was a good choice
This is my first story in this series and by this author. I loved both the story and the characters in here! If the other two are written along the same lines. I will gobble them up as well. This one will be placed on my reread book shelf. If you are reading this far and have made a decision yet? I highly recommend this if you want to fun in your romances.
Very enjoyable and well done!
4 out of 5 stars
I have previously read and reviewed LUKE in print. Let me tell you – actually HEARING it is a whole different experience. Because I’m a fast reader, I tend to skim over more detailed portions of stories. While listening to it, I was able to hear every word written (spoken). While at times the writing was overly detailed, I understand why it is written the way it is. I did speed up the voice a bit so the very detailed passages were ok to listen to.
The narrator did a fantastic job. Voice inflections and accents made it listening a pleasure. I also found the narrator’s voice to be very soothing, almost meditative.
I would recommend reading and listening to this book.
Review by @mauraharper
Luke by Kimberly Lewis is the third book in The McKades of Texas series. I ended up going with the audiobooks which was narrated by Tiffany Williams.
If you haven’t listened to an audiobook before having the right narrator is extremely important. If it’s the wrong narrator then it could end up making a well written book not as enjoyable which has happened to me in the past. I’m very happy to say that this was not the case this time.
Karlie comes home after she graduates from college and one of the first people she runs into is Luke. They have known each other all their lives, he sees her as a little sister, she sees him with hearts in her eyes. Their story is very sweet and I enjoyed reading it.
Tiffany William’s did a great job bringing each one of the characters their own personality. She had the Texas drawl down and I liked that like here in Texas not everyone has a thick accent.
I look forward to reading more books by Ms. Lewis and find more audiobooks narrated by Ms. Williams.
Luke: The McKades of Texas, Book 3 by Kimberly Lewis
This is my first book by this author and I absolutely loved it!! I had no problem with this as a standalone but do want to go back and read Zane and Norah’s stories because I enjoyed this one so much. I love cowboy stories and this one was perfect. I fell in love with the characters..All of them…I loved the interaction between them all and Karlie’s spunk was awesome.
I listened to this in one sitting while working through the day, because it flowed so perfectly and although it was somewhat predictable I don’t even care, I loved everything about it. I was so angry a few times at Luke but then he did something that will go down as one of my favorite scenes ever, I had big old alligator tears rolling down my cheeks and I felt like I was right there watching it all play out. This could be a movie, there’s no doubt about it and I can not wait to go back and read the first two, as well as check out what else this author has available.
This was my first full Audible book and listening to it was awesome and the Narrator did an amazing job and I would love to have her come in and read all my books to me 🙂
This was awesome and I highly recommend it, it just has that feel good vibe and I just know I’ll read this whole series again and again.
Review by @debikircher
This is my first audible and I loved it. I loved how the story teller changed her voice with the different characters. She pulled me into the story with her voice and I had a hard time pausing it. This is a story about Karlie and Luke who grew up together. What will happen when Karlie makes Luke a proposition that he can’t refuse? Will they find their HEA? I loved their chemistry and had no problem connecting with them. Find out if they are just a fling for the Summer or if fate has something more in mind for them. I highly recommend this book in audible.
Review by @bjwagner