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To Katie With Love

(The Katie Chronicles #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  431 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Banker Katie James has a serious thing for romance novels. She’d almost rather settle for a fictional boyfriend than risk her heart on a flesh-and-blood man. Besides, the only real guy she’s remotely interested in is her rich, unattainable client, the mysterious Cooper Maxwell.

Looking less like the ultra-conservative man she knows and more like a drop-dead sexy character f
ebook, 274 pages
Published April 29th 2013 by Red Adept Publishing (first published April 18th 2013)
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Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
The story was actually super cute. It had funny moments. It remained pretty mysterious until the very end. Katie was so flipping dorky in an adorable way. Clumsy, hilarious, and her imagination (and admittedly mine as well) runs a little wild the more Cooper keeps to himself. Cooper is a total charmer. Super romantic and totally in love with Katie. He pulls out all the stops for Katie's courtship and makes the reader fall in love right along with her lol The other characters in this story are a ...more
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
When Katie James is out celebrating her birthday with her co-workers from the bank the drinks start flowing and somehow she gets talked into singing. As Katie starts her song in walks a man that looks like the one in her dreams, one that looks like he stepped right out of one of Katie's favorite romance novels. When the man turns around though she finds it's one of her clients, Cooper Maxwell, that Katie has had a crush on for the last year.

The next thing Katie knows she awakens in a strange be
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2016
This was a fun read! I really enjoyed all the characters in this book. Katie is adorably clumsy and the girl everyone loves but doesn't take seriously. Cooper was hunky, romantic and completely smitten with Katie. Cooper didn't want to reveal his career to her, which just caused her to imagine all sorts of reasons to why he hid his occupation. The whole book is based off of Katie trying to find out what Cooper does for a living and in return kept getting in embarrassing situations. I really love ...more
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*cheering* its like a super awesome, funny, charming, box of wine and popcorn in sweat pants chick-flick and a Maraghritas Senioritas themes party worthy read... no more...way to hit a home run, Erica!! -- REVIEW

Reading this book was a blast. I am not openly into chick-lit but I love a good chick-flick so it was no surprise I was tempted to pull on my university logo sweat pants with a whole in the knee, put my hair in a side ponytail order pizza or zap a Lean Cuisine meal, grab a box o' wine an
Tara Chevrestt
Apr 07, 2013 marked it as dnf
Wasn't for me, but fans of Twilight and Shades will love it. It's the stalker hero who growls "you're mine" and has jealous tendencies and a weak heroine who doesn't seem to mind. Even the threat of job loss is okay because he promises to "get her another".

The writing is top-notch, the editing superb. It's just not my cuppa.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
Katie James has just turned 29 and is still single but has a crush on her client for the last six months or so. While out with friends for drinking and karaoke for her birthday she sees Cooper Maxwell (her crush) come into the bar. The next morning she wakes up at Cooper's house with a handover. They start to talk and then start to go out. But Cooper seemed to be keeping a secret and is very hush hush about hi
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, read-2013
Romance novels have a basic formu … no, let’s call it something else. Time tested patterns. The basic blueprint is boy meets girls. Sparks fly (or sometimes just the opposite at first, but the sparks come before long). Then, we have the big misunderstanding (probably due to poor communication) and the couple seems headed their separate ways. Last, something causes them to realize they misunderstood each other, get back together and, go riding into the sunset. (Actually that last part is a Wester ...more
Raine Thomas
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a fun and engaging read! This novel is infused with relatable humor, endearing characters, and plenty of twists and turns. I really connected with the main character, Katie James, who is shy and plucky at the same time. From her early awkward moments on, I enjoyed her evolution throughout the story.

Katie's love interest, Cooper Maxwell, proves an equally intriguing character. Ms. Dean does a great job of keeping the reader guessing about his background and motives throughout the story. Desp
Jun 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Woo, plot twist.
The ending was the best part of the whole book.
Very real.
3.5 stars
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I have been so excited since I heard Erica was writing this!!! When she asked me to review it and take part in the tour, I had to say yes!!! There may have been some happy jumping up and down....

I felt connected to Katie James. She's an avid reader who would rather be sitting in bed reading her favorite author, which is where she wanted to be on her birthday. I must say... there is nothing wrong with that, as I've done it!!! Anyhoo... she's not happy about being at the local karoke bar with her
Charlotte Lynn
May 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Elizabeth Jayne is Katie James’ favorite author. The vampire in her books is enough for her. She loves the happy endings and the characters in the books. She has decided that the books are much better than real life, flesh and blood men. Then she meets Copper Maxwell, her very rich and very secretive client. From the minute he walks into her birthday party Katie’s life is changed. Can she liver with the secrets and falling love with the mysterious Cooper?

I love everything about this novel. The c
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
This book was a breath of fresh air! I have never laughed so hard reading a romance story with lot's of twists and turns. Lord the whole idea of being in love with someone and afraid to tell them is so refreshing in a read. Lately we have this insta love thing going on with one minute they see each other and the next they are hooking up. I don't know about you but I like a little romance in my life and a little effort on the guys part. But this is where the book is so intriguing because there is ...more
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
With non-stop humor, romance and a big ole secret waiting to be uncovered, Erica Lucke Dean's "To Katie with Love" is a perfect ten. This is a full length contemporary romance with a plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It was worth every turn of the page, as one of the funniest and most enjoyable reads I have had in a long while.

Ms. Dean fills this tale with quirky, sensational characters that add to the book's entertainment value. Our point of view is from her heroine Katie, who i
Overall rating: 3.5 stars


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Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
To Katie With Love is a great romantic comedy full of random hilarity and mystery. Katie is such a fun character that I had no problems relating to. I couldn’t help but feel like I was right along with her letting my mind work into overdrive creating zany problems for myself. The characters were so lively and fun. Katie and Silvia were cracking me up, although I did want to slap Vicky around. Overall her friends were great and quirky, and I couldn’t help but chuckle at their crazy antics.

I loved
Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Title: To Katie With Love
Author: Erica Lucke Dean
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Ebook
Pages: 274
Rating: 5

Main Characters: Katie, Cooper

Supporting Characters: Silvia, Vivian, Phil

Summary: Banker Katie, a romance novel junkie, would rather stay home with a fictional boyfriend and imaginary cat than go find a real man. That is until the night of her 29th birthday bash with her co-workers at a karaoke bar. In walks one of her clients, Cooper, not wearing his usual suit and looking sexy as
Chris Mead
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Brimming with humor and suspense, TO KATIE WITH LOVE will really knock your socks off. With an ending that you won’t see coming and a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, Erica Lucke Dean will entice you to quickly turn the pages to find out what happens next.

Katie James just turned 29 and to celebrate her special day, she and a group of her coworkers have gone to the local karaoke bar. Katie really isn’t much of a party girl. She would rather spend her time with her pretend boyfriend who lives in the
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dean threw me back into that tentative, insecure mental framework of a young woman early in her career and still uncertain about how to define herself, let alone a good, healthy relationship. Her protagonist's headlong dive into a relationship is both predictable and realistic, but Dean writes in enough twists to make the culmination of the story a unique take on the happily ever after required by the romance genre. The pace was fast, the writing smart and true-to-life, and each chapter had at l ...more
Oct 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Why, why, why is everyone giving this 5 Stars? Um no. I want to say 3.5 stars, because I definitely liked it, but 5, no way. I'm going with 4 because it's the happy medium, and this book kept me going with interest and laughter. I honestly didn't figure out the "big mystery" till like the last 10 pages. And that's worth something.

And it just wouldn't be me if I didn't give you my gods honest opinion that there was way, way, way too much goo-go-ga-ga, lovey-dovey between Katie and Cooper. There w
Kelly Gamble
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Solid writing, engaging plot, fun flirty romance, and a few unexpected twists. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun, romantic romp.
Downward dog
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wealthy-guy
Read this book and loved it. It's a wonderfully warm and funny read. love cooper! This book was given to me for my review on another site.
Julie G
May 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Katie James is not a social butterfly. A bit of a klutz, she'd rather curl up with her book boyfriend - the 700-year-old vampire - than deal with real-life men who are never interested in "a shy banker with too many hours on her hourglass figure". Well, there was one man who'd captured her attention ... her super rich, super sexy, and super off-limits client, Cooper Maxwell.

In honor of her 29th birthday, Katie's co-workers dress her up in a skimpy outfit, drag her to their favorite karaoke bar,
Gracey Castro
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing

How Erica Lucke Dean managed to get wit, mystery, romance, gut splitting laughter and toe curling moments into one book is beyond me. But... she managed it. Katie is fun loving and a character one is easy to relate to. Cooper Maxwell is just one mysterious surprise after another. I am sure most can relate to the co-workers she has and even to the overbearing aloof mother. Even when you think you know where the plot is going...there is a twist and a turn and you find you were wrong.

I loved this b
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)

Banker Katie James has a serious obsession with romance novels. On her 29th birthday she’d rather be home reading one of her books, but her coworkers have persuaded her to celebrate with them at a local bar. Pushed into singing karaoke, it’s while she’s belting out a song that her crush walks in. Cooper Maxwell is one of her bank clients and one hot hunk of man. As a client he’s also off-limits even if she thought he was interested in her. The way he’s staring at her right at that moment thou
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, contemporary, romance
To Katie With Love by Erica Lucke Dean has to be one of the most quirky and fun romance novels that I have read this year.

The heroine, Katie James, was a lovable klutz that was so relatable. I could actually relate to this woman who would rather be at home reading than at a bar with friends/co-workers or on a date with a "real" man. Cooper Maxwell is tall, dark, handsome and mysterious. No one at the bank where Katie works seems to know what he does for a living. Which brings up a possible confl
Alexis Villery
May 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
Katie James finds the perfect guy in Cooper Maxwell. He's handsome rich and has been secretly in love with her for a year. Katie falls head-over-heels but soon finds that Cooper has too many secrets. Getting few answers, she attempts to discover Cooper's secrets on her own leading to a few quirky situations. Then Katie's mom shows up and adventures occur at work.

The best part of this read was the last 25 pages or so. The rest was mildly entertaining at best and irritating at its worst. My bigges
Cocktails and Books
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Imagine being out with your colleagues from work on your birthday and the man you have secretly admired for months shows up and can't take his eyes off you. This is how we first meet Katie James, an ultra conservative banker by day and romance novel reader by night. Katie would much rather stay at home and read a book than join her co-workers for a drink.

The man of Katie's dreams is one of her clients, Cooper Maxwell. Cooper is charming, confident, sexy and smitten with Katie. A relationship dev
Christina Esdon
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Katie James gets herself into all kinds of trouble, in Erica Lucke Dean's debut novel"To Katie With Love". I really felt myself connecting and cheering for (and sometimes yelling at) Katie. She's an accident prone, book nerd who would rather spend time with the characters in books than the zany cast of characters in her real life.

Things get out of hand for Katie quite quickly and readers are taken on a fun and mysterious journey into the arms of a romance she only once thought possible in betwee
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A novel that has a bit of everything. Chick lit romance, mystery, adventure, excitement, enticing scenes, and loveable characters. Katie loved books. She loved them so much that she wanted her man to be “the perfect man” right out of her favorite book. Well.. one night on her 29th birthday Katie comes face to face with this man BUT he is COMPLETELY off limits.

Throughout the entire book I kept asking myself question after question. Would Katie and Cooper be able to make things work? Was Cooper he
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
Apr 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Such a cute and quirky romance! I can totally see myself doing the some of the things that Katie James does because she is that kind of character. She is normal woman who can’t find her Prince Charming so she goes home to her imaginary cat and rereads her favorite romance novels. Then how she deals with falling for Cooper, I totally get her!

All during the book I kept going back and forth. Was Cooper a spy, does he worked for a secret government agency or maybe he was a hit man after all. I have
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