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My First: Jason & Katie

(Crossroads #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  5,729 ratings  ·  370 reviews
Jason Sloan is known as Harper’s Crossing’s resident Romeo, and he’s never had to work too hard to live up to that nickname. With his easygoing charm, whiskey-colored brown eyes, and sinfully sexy half smile, women just seem to fall all over themselves when he’s around.

Well...most women, anyway. Katie Lawson’s the one woman who isn't putty in his hands, and she's the only
Kindle Edition, 246 pages
Published June 7th 2013 by Red Hot Reads Publishing
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My First - Jason & Katie BY Melanie Shawn
Genres : Contemporary Romance

New boyfriend alert!!!
I liked this book a lot, it was funny, sexy, and sweet. the relationship between the two main characters were great. I don't usually read books with third POV, at first i was disappointed, but then i met Jason Sloan he is so ASDFGHJKL . this story is about finding yourself again, it's about leaving secrets
I'm glad this was a freebie... That way I don't feel bad for DNF-ing at 20%!
Katie is one of the most obnoxious heroines ever.. The inner monologues are excruciating and while her babbling is supposed to be endearing (I think?), it was so over the top it was just really embarrassing.
The H is so smug and arrogant, which is in stark contrast to his inner thoughts. Right from the start Jason makes it clear that he needs to apologise to Katie for something he did in the past, but the first time he se
Irene Sim
What the hell were you thinking my-2015-self? How was it possible to rate this book 5 stars?

Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-kindle-read

this was such a sweet story!!! I really enjoyed it. I had it in my head it was going to be a certain, way, but I actually thought it was better than that.

Katie is a nervous wreck. Poor girl! Jeez. When we first meet her, we find her having a panic attack in a rental car. She is home for the first time in ten long years for the wedding of her friend, who happens to be the younger sister of her high school boyfriend who died in an accident after graduation.

You relive a few moments from the pas
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
My First - Jason & Katie is a story about forgiving yourself and going after what you want. After leaving ten years ago, Katie Lawson is back home for her friend's wedding and forced to face her past and the reason she left. Jason Sloan has been in love Katie his whole life, and now that she's back he wont stop until she knows how he feels.


This is a great summer read! It's cute and sweet, but also gave the characters some depth that lets you connect with them and feel for them. I
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
I read this book after reading the 5th in the series in order to see if it was just the heroine in the 5th book who bugged me. Nope. Katie bugged me too. The author's heroines are too emotionally weak for my tastes. Katie is supposed to be on the fast track to a law partnership but she is written like a tongue tied teenager. Yes. She has feelings for Jason but why does that then mean she can't carry on a basic conversation with the guy? There is one scene where she hasn't read the itinerary and ...more
Samantha Fleming
I was so in love with this book. First of all ill say that I think the author explained things too much.
BUT....... wow. I think because they had been in love after all that time that the story was better.
And this was another book where it was on both of their point of views. And if you read read if you will get tears in your eyes, it was that good.
Bette Hansen
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful and enjoyable read. After ten years away Katie is back home and hoping she can get out of there in one piece. Jason has loved Katie his whole life and he's hoping that while she's here he'll have the chance to show her how much. This wonderful story shows us how facing what we thought were awful demons can free our hearts! Grab a copy and read it today.
Jul 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Light, sweet, charming and funny.

“Well I’ve always known that God put you here for me, Kit Kat. You might be a little slow on the uptake but I’m just glad that, even though it took you more than twenty years, you finally realize it, too.”
Nov 06, 2014 marked it as to-read
Amazon freebie 11/6/2014 !
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites-2013
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Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
I got this as a free ebook and I'm glad I didn't pay for it. The main character was irritating in the extreme, the male lead started off way too strong (seriously, you haven't seen the girl in ten years and within five minutes she's pinned up against her car with you nibbling on her neck?), the "friends" of both characters were shallow and catty, the whole weird stalker subplot was superfluous, and the anxiety stuff? Honestly, I started out thinking the authors were doing a good job with describ ...more
Sep 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book Is the perfect "book-after-reading-an-intense-emotion-draining-novel", the perfect read if you want a squee/spazz session. The banters between Jason and Katie were funny and their musings were hilarious, It's also good that it was written in dual POV. I really admire Jason's love and devotion towards his Kit Kat, makes you wanna wish having your own Jason and being the recipient of an enduring love for almost 25 yrs. This story is so fluffy it floats. Can't wait to read the next one.
Jun 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Laugh and cry with the citizens of Harper's Crossing. The story is well written with some surprises along the way. Jason and Katie are your typical kids that grew up and apart without having the courage to tell each other what they were really feeling. Love that I have found the team of Melanie Shawn...will continue to read their books.
Kelly Pink
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing love story! So many emotions are brought out in this story. You just can't help but fall in love with Katie and Jason. I want a man like Jason in my life! This story is a must read. Melanie and Shawna are incredible authors and did a fantastic Job with this story...I give it 5 stars plus many more!!
Marj Sairac
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-fave-books
i really like this book!! i love all the characters specially Grandpa J! more of katie and jason please!
Lu Bielefeld **
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Liked it!
Cristin Boykin
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I love reading a book from both male and female POV because you get to see how both characters are feeling.
Jason and Katie are perfect for each other the only one who has realized this yet it of course Katie. She has some issued and guilt to rid herself of, because her boyfriend of 6 years died the summer after they graduated high school. Well sometime you figure out the " love" of your life is not the person you thought he was. This book is emotional and heart warmi
E.M. Reders
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
It took a little while for me to truly get into this book as the beginning two chapters seemed to drag on and bore me slightly but i pushed through them and am so glad i did. I am now heading straight to the next book in the series and already cant wait for the rest. Think i just found another author/authors that i am going to end up reading the whole collection of their works in a matter of weeks, Amazon are sure making a fortune out of me. lol
Veronica Franco
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
oh my good, i still can feel how he whispers on her ears like if it was me, it was so awesome, i just cant say so much because it would be a major spoiler but oh! gadwwww.,,, give me more sloan brothers NOW... please
Maree Repa
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this great romantic book. So much fun. Jason and Katie you also knew they were meant to be together!
Mary McFarlane
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
This was pretty cute and I'm sure I would have finished it sooner then what I did but I kept falling asleep after work and would nap for awhile but that had nothing to do with this book just a long week at work. ANYWHO, I really enjoyed this story, hopefully we can see their wedding in one of the next books coming up and also maybe get to meet (spoiler alert) Katie's siblings. Excited to see what is next in this series.
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The covers of books always captivate me and sometimes you can be swayed by a cute couple and the book isn't that great. But from the first i was captivated by what was happening. Usually i predict what the outcome or the scenario surrounding the characters is quite easily but here i was kept on my toes lol.

i liked Jason and Katie story. it wasnt obvious and he tried everything to capture her heart yet she was the only one oblivious to even her own actions. what i really made me fall in love with
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
This plot line had possibilities, but this work is in serious need of a good editor. It was, I thought, "overwritten." Numerous paragraphs should have been edited down to a single sentence. Most readers know if you're going to open the trunk, you get out of the car, walk around the back, insert the key, open the lid, etc. A writer really doesn't have to explain all of that.

I found some word choices to be odd. I've never heard or seen the word "marinate" used for people; for me it's a cooking te
Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story and I liked Jason and Katie as a couple so much. Although if honest, I liked Jason a lot more than Katie. There were several things that came out in this book that shocked me as I was not expecting them and I really felt bad for Katie as a result. Katie and Jason definitely caught my attention along with a great set of secondary characters that have me looking forward to their stories. The only thing about this book is that there was a lot of character inner dialogue/ ...more
Dakota Storm
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it

This story was so sweet. Katie hasn't been home in ten years, she has a lot of memories back home some of which she doesn't want to re visit...I thought the writer captured Katie's feelings perfectly , her sadness, her panicking, her lust for Jason. I felt everything that she was feeling. I loved Jason's character, so freakin sexy and sweet I just wanted to hug him...when the two old friends see each other again, sparks fly and keep on flying. I thought the reminiscing was special in the story b
Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nice lovey dovey cute story about a love meant to be...
This whole book happens in just one weekend with a few remembrances from their past.
Jason was just one of those guys that's just to good to be true, he saw Katie like she walked the moon and more. His adoration for her (since they were five I may add) made me wonder why he didn't look for her in the TEN years she was gone!! Or even when she was dating his best friend... But it served the story right I guess, and it kept me rooting for them..
Jun 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
its a cute book.. but i was hoping that the character more fun and sexy
Mai Lewis Buwee
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
A very lovely romantic novel. Looking forward to book 2; My Last. Jason and Katie story was one meant to bring the pair together. Adding the twist was just the spin the story needed!
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ok, I'm a huge fan of Melanie Shawn's writing. She brings life to the people in her romances and I am now working my way through her books! This one was fantastic! Highly recommend this series!
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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Melanie Shawn is the writing team of sister duo Melanie and Shawna. Originally from Northern California, they now make their home in So Cal.

Growing up, Melanie constantly had her head in a book and was always working on short stories, manuscripts, plays and poetry. Shawna always loved romance in any form - movie, song or literary. If it was a love

Other books in the series

Crossroads (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • My Last: Riley & Chelle (Crossroads, #2)
  • My Only: Alex & Jamie (Crossroads, #3)
  • My Everything: Seth & Amber (Crossroads, #4)
  • Tempting Love: Haley & Eddie (Crossroads, #5)
  • Crazy Love: Krista & Chase (Crossroads, #6)
  • Actually Love: Jessie & Zach (Crossroads, #7)
  • Fairytale Love: Becca & Brian (Crossroads, #8)
  • All He Wants - Billy & Maxi (Crossroads, #9)
  • All He Needs - Ace & Stephanie (Crossroads, #10)
  • All He Feels - Dax & Ginny (Crossroads, #11)
“Do you have any idea how it drove me crazy seeing you and not being able to touch you or kiss you or even just tell you how beautiful you were.” 4 likes
“But seriously, Katie. I feel like this is fate. You and me, this weekend—all of it. I feel like it’s meant to be. I didn’t know for sure in my head that it would happen. But I think in my heart, I always did. You’re it for me. It’s always just been you.” 2 likes
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