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Those Red High Heels (Those and That Book 1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  807 ratings  ·  104 reviews
When Emma Walker wakes up to what can only be described as the crappiest day of her life, she has no idea that the series of unfortunate events that unfolded that day were going to pave the way to her new destiny. Emma's recently engaged best friend, Brynn, calls for Emma to ditch her life in Chicago, and to come immediately out to the Big Apple to perform her maid of hono ...more
Kindle Edition, 234 pages
Published April 2nd 2015
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I read several of the reviews here, and to be honest I wondered if I was reading the same book? I got to 12% and had to give up after making numerous notes on my Kindle. I could ‘cop out’ and simply leave a rating, but I think that is unfair to an author, so here goes.

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Please. Not the dog poop. Exploding dog poop at that. I’ve had a lab – several in fact – and even now the memory of the stench (and it IS a stench) makes me nauseous. In two pages we were assaulted with: smell of poop, I-at
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this ARC in return for my honest review. Now with that being said, you can always tell a story is going to be good when the author references Sex in the City. I mean who didn't love that show and secretly wanted to be Carrie Bradshaw or any one of her highly sophisticated friends. It made every small town girl want to reach for the stars and head to New York and conquer the Big Apple.Our story starts out with Emma, a twenty something year old who just had the worst day of her life. B ...more
Bonnie Rediske-
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, romance
Emma really has woken up to one of the worst days of her life. She is facing a mid-twenties crisis and then to top it off, she almost has to force herself to be happy for her best friend who has landed on wedding roe. She is ready for a change in her life and as much as there is fear for the change it brings excitement as well.

I love that this book really portrays the notion that everything happens for a reason and that you are never given more than you can handle. The witty banter in this book
Kim Feuchter
Nov 29, 2015 rated it liked it
I feel conflicted over this book. Two certain elements I really enjoyed: first, the idea that a killer pair of shoes could set off certain events that formed the premise of the story, and second, the main character's zest for living in New York (I have fantasized about that more than once). Other things I didn't really enjoy: the predictability of the plot, and even more than that, the poor editing/proofreading on display. The book was a quick, light read and good for a lazy winter day. ...more
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Katherine has done it again!!! I couldn't put this book down. I love that she has a steamy romance with a lot of wit and humour. How do you turn your life completely around? Just get a very expensive pair of red high heels and move from Chicago to New York for your best friends wedding!!!! I would definitely give this a read if I were you! Can't wait to read more from this wonderful author!!! ...more
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'll be honest: If I ever wrote a book myself, it probably wouldn't be as weighty as this mousse of a book. But, hey, she's a much-published author (several books listed). I know well-respected authors that I don't think any more highly of their writing. And she introduced me to a term that made me laugh out loud--"panty-dropping smile." (Made you laugh, right?) My NOOK seems to be quite full currently of meaningful, meaty, nonfiction books. Not what I really want to read right now. This chick l ...more
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Those Red High Heels is by Katherine May. It is a cute romance that makes you want to keep reading it. The setting is romantic New York City among the rich professionals. The characters are realistic as are their actions to a point. Small country girls generally do not have their dreams come true in New York City.
Emma was having a very bad day and she hadn’t gotten out of bed yet. She could smell that her dog, Sadie Lou, had pooped all over the living room. Therefore, she must be sick. Now with
Noell Mosco
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read this book, start to finish, in less than a week. It would've taken me less time but I had everyday things take up time, like work. I enjoyed this book and that why I was able to get through it quickly.

Meet Emma and the worst day of her life - her dog gets sick and makes a mess all over her apartment, she gets fired, she finds out that her off-again boyfriend has been out with another woman... What else can a girl do to make herself feel better than to partake in retail therapy? Emma splur
Danielle Urban
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Those Red High Heels by Katherine May is a must read for all. Katherine May has beautifully written a story that is both realistic and stunning. Her main character, Emma Walker, is called to come out and be a maid of honor. But what she didn't expect what the double hit that fate sent her way. She ends up meeting a man within her friend's circle's who is the perfect man for her, but then there are major complications. Such as him not being single and that his world his a lot different than what ...more
Tiffany Daniels
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There are some book covers that make me want to read the blurb for a book, and I have to admit, this one did it for me. I loved the cover, and the name of this book. From the heels, to the backdrop of New York City! Super adorable, cute and fun! The main character is Emma, who is having a rather difficult day when we meet her. Her poor dog is sick all over the apartment, and she loses her job, all in the span of a few hours. Living in Chicago, she has always dreamed of moving to New York with he ...more
Kendra Acker
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am a sucker for love stories, but , wow! This novel goes beyond just a love story. From the first paragraph I was hooked. The heartache of Emma's break up in the beginning saddened me. But, after she buys her red high heels, I pushed my fist up the air whispering "yes"! She made me feel empowered. Connecting with the characters, picturing what they look like, hearing their voices, feeling their every emotion...that is what I look for. Her life had changed completely and for the better. I knew ...more
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**I received an ARC for an honest review**

I was delighted to read this new novel by Katherine. Her first book, Blackhill Ranch, was set in the rolling hills of Montana, so I figured we would have a similar story but boy was I wrong! Red High Heels is centered around a young woman who is set off on a new adventure to New York City. It's a fast-paced, fun read, that will have you laughing out loud, but also have you questioning if Emma will have that happy ending. The storyline was thought out ver
Sherry Haynes
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Emma Walker woke up one day to what could be considered the worst day of her life. What does she do to turn the day around? Purchase those expensive Red High Heels she has longing to buy for a long time. In the midst of trying to turn her day around, Brynn her best friend from NY calls to say she is now engaged and needs her to come to NY to help her with her wedding. Emma sees this as a Win-Win since now she has nothing to tie her to Chicago. Little does she know that in the process of wedding ...more
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have had this book from the beautiful Katherine May for the past few weeks, and haven't had the time to read it, with the kids in a gazillion things. So this was my go to read Saturday over Mother's Day weekend. I just want to say this was a great one Katie! You did a wonderful job of mixing simple country bumbkin with classy New York City to make it the real deal not just NYC on the ritz. I enjoyed the characters and the whole story kept me interested the whole way through. You can completely ...more
Lyndsay Marie
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Reviewing for Kylie’s Fiction Addiction.

Those Red High Heels is a funny light hearted book that everyone could enjoy once in a while. Having a book hangover and need something to lighten up your day? Read this book. Had a busy week and need something to relax with you with hilarious characters? Read this book.

Because that’s exactly what this book is, it’s one of those that relaxes you and makes you forget the stress of your week or day. It’s one of them where you need a laugh, this is the book
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received this ARC for an honest review*

After Reading "Blackhill Ranch: A Lifetime Love" I couldn't wait to read her next book! This was fun, witty, emotional read that had me laughing on the very first page! I couldn't put it down,until I my Kindle froze up and I had to! I adored all the characters, and the drama too! This book will definitely have you on an emotional roller coaster ride, I will definitely have to read it again, and pass it along to friends and family!

I'm can't wait to read
Dayreader Reviews
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.

I think everybody needs that one pair of shoes that make them feel fearless. Those Red High Heels were the shoes for Emma, after a horrible day, she buys them to give herself a pick me up. This was a fun book, with witty banter. The characters were delightful for the most part, the one that was supposed to be the villain, was indeed a villain.

Those Red High Heels was an easy read and very well written but, it didn't have much depth. Every
Tammy Albrecht
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story. It was a very light hearted read with a predictable but happy ending. The story was easy to follow along with as I could only read in 10-15 minute times during my break. At no time did I ever feel compelled to stop reading the story. I found myself caring about the main character and wishing for her to find her own happiness. This book left me feeling happy and content.

I'd recommend this book to anyone that just needs a quick happy book to put a smile back in your h
Renee Bruning
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**I received an ARC for an honest review**. I was so happy to get a book that I could really relate to the characters and the wonderful story line. I met my husband - my soul mate - in a similar fashion. Our connection was a box of CDs that were similar, including a limited release double CD that sealed our fate. I could totally relate to the crazy Nora and many of the other characters. I really loved the passion the author put into the characters. The way Emma didn't let herself get taken away ...more
Kelly Postert
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

I loved this book. As a reader I always try to guess where the author is taking their story. Katherine May put in many twists I was not expecting. I loved the friendship between Emma and Brynn. They left me laughing. I read this book in just a few hours because I could not put it down. I want a pair of red high heels myself. I can not wait to find other books written by Katherine May. I did received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My regret with this book was that I started it too late at night and couldn't put it down until I finished it! I loved Emma's character. She is not your typical lead character in a romance book, pining after her ex or desired lover. She had a strong sense of self and independence that is so admirable that I kept cheering her on with every choice she made. I was worried that there would be some annoying cliches but it was so well written with many twists that kept me guessing. It was such a wonde ...more
Elizabeth Anders
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a PDF of the book for my honest opinion.

I LOVED it!! It had a nice fast pace that kept me engaged. I finished the book in one sitting. The characters where down to earth and were easy to get interested in. You wanted to see where the story was going because it's an easily believable story line. It made me want to go out and by a pair of red heels, hopefully I would have the same kind of luck to turn my life around. Buy the heel and the world will come. Definitely a good read one tha
Accidental  NewTexican
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was so much fun to read! It was witty, captivating, and relatable - well, at least aside from the billionaire boyfriend and Manhattan best friends! Honestly, there were enough situations that you can see yourself having in this one and there are plenty of occurrences where you'll literally laugh out loud! While I love a good series, this author wrapped it up without a cliffhanger! This is definitely one I recommend, especially for those who want something to read in one night (yeah - I read ...more
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Those Red High Heels is a delightful, funny, romance story that sucks you in. It is an easy read and the story line is easy to follow. The story makes you want to keep reading and the relationships between the characters are fun to read about! It is interesting how something as simple as a pair of shoes is important in the story and keeps re-appearing! The book is definitely worth reading and will make you feel good in the end! Highly recommended.

I received a copy of this book for free in exchan
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC eBook in exchange for an honest review. This is the second book I have read by Katherine May and it definitely won't be my last! This was a delightful romantic comedy about discovering your soulmate in a gorgeous pair of red high heels!! I don't want to spoil a second of the plot so I will just share that I loved it! Many plot twists and funny moments mixed in with steamy passion! I highly recommend this book! ...more
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I won this book at a book party online, and it was a very light and fun read. It's one of those books that you need to remind yourself that not every single book out there has to have some major angst in it, and that everyone has been hurt as a child and needs help. I loved the simpleness and sweetness this book had! Yes there were dramatic moments, but they were dealt with and ended up with a lovely ending. ...more
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book definitely goes into my "favorites" list!

While the story is a romance, it was very down to earth and even serious at times, while funny at others. I can't say enough about how awesome this book is, so you'll just have to read it yourself!

I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This story is an easy read and at times funny. The story starts out with the worst day of Emma's life. What we learn is that those bad days can lead to something wonderful. I really enjoy the author's writing style and look forward to her next book. ...more
Marce Hotz
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So I finished this in one sitting if that tells you anything. I really enjoyed this book. I was at a place where I needed a feel good book with just the right amount of drama/angst to satisfy. I recommend this book. I'm hoping to see a book for Cade (Cough cough, hint hint...) ...more
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Downloaded this book yesterday and finished it last night! Loved it. This is the perfect book to read when you're looking for a great read that will have you flipping pages in one sitting. One of the first books I finished where I literally did not skim at all! ...more
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Katherine May is the romance author of light, HEA stories that tell about that first spark of love and the journey that came along with it. She currently lives in a small rural community in Colorado. Her life has an abundance of cows, laughter, love, and the sound of little feet pitter-pattering across her kitchen floor.

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