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Put a Ring on It

(Ready or Knot #1)

3.30  ·  Rating details ·  397 ratings  ·  80 reviews
Kieran Delaney-Schwartz—adoptee, underachiever, and self-professed slacker IT guy—lives his under-the-radar life by the motto: Don’t try, don’t fail. His adopted siblings are all overachievers thanks to his driven, liberal parents, but Kieran has elected to avoid disappointing anyone by not getting their hopes up. He’s coasting through his early twenties when he’s hit head ...more
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Published September 9th 2015 by Dreamspinner Press
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Where is my safe word to get out of this book? Octopus, octopus, octopus!!!

DAMN this book was a depressing read for me. No, the topic isn't particularly a downer one, but ohmygod I wanted to punch this couple in the face. I've said it before and I'll say it again, if I wanted to read about a couple having relationship problem after relationship problem and fighting all the time, I would just ask one of my real life friends to complain.

I read books to find that something magical in a couple, so
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Gigi


In the spirit of full disclosure, I must confess to being fangirl-stupid when it comes to K.A. Mitchell's books. I'll let this screen shot of my GoodReads ratings list of Ms. Mitchell's books speak to that. She tells interesting stories with complex, deeply flawed characters full of life and emotion and writes one hell of a smoking hot sex scene. She's unique that way for me since I usually prefer my characters with a hero complex, complete with the knight in shining armor. This book confused me
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Debra
Originally reviewed at Sinfully... Addicted to All Male Romance

When the story starts, IT guy Kieran and Broadway producer/writer Theo have been together for one year when Theo stages a flash mob proposal in Times Square just before Valentine’s Day. Kieran is an introverted, private person, but he does love Theo (although he’s never said it to him) and doesn’t want to hurt him so he says yes and then runs off when Theo’s back is turned. The story follows the couple over the next several weeks as
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Jewel
Aug 20, 2015 rated it did not like it
I tapped out at 30%. I felt like I was being tortured. I've enjoyed this author's writing in the past, but this book was so bad, IMO, I don't know if I will chance it again.

For those that want to know what I didn't like: the story seemed to start in the middle, so that's always weird, but all the miscommunications and the lack of even trying to communicate just made me crazy. And it was a problem so often in the 30% I read that I just couldn't take it anymore.
liz
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I like character stories. I like established couples learning how to be in a long term relationship stories. So...this should have been a win.

NOPE.

Because what I REALLY DON'T LIKE is silly miscommunication and manufactured problem stories. And whoa, buddy, was that this entire story. Seriously. Kieran and Theo spend the entire book telling each other nearly nothing. And it turns out, after a year together, they don't seem to know anything about the other. I mean, SERIOUSLY. Living together and
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Dre
I'm so disappointed because I usually love this author, but I hated the MCs in this one. Neither had much personality, but Kieran was ungodly douchey and ungrateful for everything. And Theo's friends didn't really seem like friends to me.
Maygirl7
Mar 05, 2016 rated it liked it
What is the world coming to when a KA Mitchell doesn't have good smex in it.
Susan65
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Blogger Girls

An overachiever and a doubter make for a great romance, with just enough bumps in the road to keep my “fluff” meter from going all wonky. I love KA Mitchell because she writes stories that contain the perfect mix of angst and flawed men so that the reader works hard for that happily ever after. So, with Put a Ring on It, I was a tad nervous that Kieran and Theo would be too sweet and too fluffy for my literary tastes. My fears were unfounded, yay, and Theo really had his work cu
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Serena Yates
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay, read-2016
Marriage proposals should not come as a surprise for some people – especially those who don’t deal well with unexpected events. Yet – how can a proposal be anything but a surprise, you ask? Well, you might have to read this book to fully understand the difference. It’s about two men who have very different outlooks on life, and even though they have known each other for thirteen months and have shared a condo for the last six, there are some fundamental truths they have not figured out. This is ...more
Vallie
Aug 27, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I am a big KA Mitchell fan and this novel did not disappoint. I love it when we meet established couples and get to experience their actual relationship and its problems. In this one, Keiran is an almost anti-social, withdrawn, younger guy, and Theo is the somewhat older, accomplished Broadway producer. It starts with a very public marriage proposal that soon goes viral and threatens the stability of their relationship significantly.

What struck me the most is that Keiran isn’t commitmen
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Synopsis:

Kieran Delaney-Schwartz—adoptee, underachiever, and self-professed-slacker IT guy—lives his under-the-radar life by the motto: Don’t try, don’t fail. His adopted siblings are all overachievers thanks to his driven, liberal parents, but Kieran has elected to avoid disappointing anyone by not getting their hopes up. He’s coasting through his early twenties when he’s hit head-on by Theo. The successful decade-older Broadway producer sweeps him off his feet for a whirlwind thirteen months t
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Jane
Aug 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-reading
this is a high 3 stars. I enjoyed reading this book, and read it quickly. Love this author, and love the idea of a whole mess of books coming out about gay marriage as a plot device. As the starting book in a series, I thought the friendships worked well to set up the next books. All of the secondary characters seemed fleshed out.

Here's why only three stars: I happen to have a big dislike for the (view spoiler) and once Theo did that, I felt like he just totally
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Evelyn Shepherd
Sep 18, 2015 rated it did not like it
**I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review. To read the full review, go to my blog**

I’m going to tell you right now that this book got shelved on the DNFR (Did Not Finish Reading) shelf. I grew so frustrated and angry with this book that I finally threw it down (figuratively) and gave up. I did skip to the end to see what happened and wasn’t happy with the resolve, so I stand by my decision with not finishing the book.

I’ve read K.A. Mitchell’s work before and enjoye
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DTM
Sep 10, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a hard one to review as I really like this author but I did not like this book. I hated Kieran and I blame the author because more insight to the reason why Kieran was such a pain in the ass would have been really helpful. His inner musings did nothing to help us see why he was the way he was. I really liked Theo and figured he must know why his partner was such a dip sh*t and why he wanted to stay with him. I also needed to further understand why Theo's friends were so against him marry ...more
Karlijn
Maybe I was expecting too much. But this story wasn't for me. I just didn't feel it. Yeah, they love each other. They say it, they act like it, but I didn't feel it.
Theo's friends were dicks. So was Kierans' family. And I wished there was more about Theo and Kieran themself, and not about everything around them.
Rick
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
And I thought planning my proposal and wedding within 3 months of each other was stressful..... This book has a lot of insecurities with both characters and stress BUT you're constantly rooting for them to COMMUNICATE so it'll all work out in the end. LOL!!!! GREAT BOOK!!!
Morgan  Skye
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Kieran and Theo have been living together for several months and dating for over a year. Everything looks likes it’s going great, so what does Theo do? He takes his very introverted and socially awkward lover to Times Square to propose to him (without having ever brought up marriage before) with a flash mob made up of Broadway singers and dancers.

Not wanting to hurt Theo in front of God and everybody Kieran reluctantly says yes, but it is not his idea of an ideal situation.

Then, to compound thin
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Molli B.
3.75 stars

This is my first KA in quite a long time; she was one of my very first MM authors (and Diving in Deep, which I've read like 6 times, will always be a favorite).

I enjoyed this, read right through it in a few hours. I don't think it was perfect--both Theo and Kieran annoyed me at times (not grievously, but enough, and Kieran more than Theo)--but it was certainly more than good enough. I assume this is the first in a many-book series given how many other guys we could see featured in his
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Shelby
Ok so this one got to me. The boys get their big fight moment and it broke my heart just a little bit. Because this is one of those stories where anyone reading it can tell the two guys are hopelessly in love with each other but their own insecurities both don't always allow them to show it properly or really believe it's real.

I admit I really loved Keiran's curmudgeonly self. Since this story doesn't start with the love story of how these two fall for each other the initial attraction is lost,
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F.
I got bored with the constant miscommunication and unwillingness to be honest. Couldn't understand how they were still together as neither seemed really interested in the other - chemistry between them - nil!!
3 stars
Kari Gregg
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: glbt
K.A. Mitchell never disappoints. :-)
*~*~Fawkes, Padfoot, and Prongs~*~*
I'm not having much luck with a few books lately :-/. This wasn't really for me ... one of the MCs got on my nerves VERY quickly and this book just lost me. True rating: 2.5.
Sarah
Aug 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
Not my favorite from this author. Interested in some of the secondary characters, so I'll be picking the next one up.
Lisa The Novel Approach
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love watching Flash Mob wedding proposals—so romantic and touching, don’t you agree? Kieran Delaney-Schwartz loves to watch them too, but just wasn’t expecting to be caught in the center of one when his boyfriend, Theo, proposed to him. And, to Kieran’s disbelief, it just keeps getting worse. The proposal goes viral, leading to a morning show appearance, and then to a free trip to Hawaii for the wedding that Kieran doesn’t even think he wants. It’s like everyone forgot to ask the groom if he w ...more
Diverse
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am fairly certain my blood pressure was all over the place during the reading of this book. Where do I begin? I adore K.A. Mitchell’s books. Her mind is a plethora of creativity and it shows in every story she writes. Put A Ring On It was emotional. The main emotion was frustration. Kieran is a mess and through this whole story I found myself not understanding him. Why is he like this? But you have to look at the big picture. We don’t ALWAYS have to understand people or why they do what they d ...more
Joyfully Jay
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.75 stars


I’ve made no secret that I am a huge K.A. Mitchell fan girl, so I was super excited to see she had a new book out in a new series. I really liked the set up and the structure of this one. We start with an established couple who are happily living together. Kieran is totally content and not even thinking marriage, when suddenly Theo proposes. What these guys really need to do is talk and figure out how to get on the same page, but the combination of Theo’s fame an
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Kaetrin
Aug 20, 2015 marked it as to-read
Shelves: contemporary, ebook, queer
pre-order from Dreamspinner Press
Michelle
Aug 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I'm usually a total K.A. Fangirl but I found this one just okay. I didn't fall in love with Theo and Kieran and thought some of the story was a bit confusing with who was actually speaking.
Katy Beth Mckee
Fun but angsty story of how hard it can be to get that ring in place and to keep it there. Sometimes it was almost painful to see the way Theo and Kieran dance around their own insecurities while managing to tromp all over the other guy's. Also, friends can sometimes be the worst part of trying to get things right. I often wondered if they would ever get things right or if it was a set up for something completely differently. It took work but it was worth the battle.
Li
Nov 04, 2016 rated it liked it
It took a while to get into the story, especially when the book started off with four friends, who were pretty much interchangeable at that point. KA Mitchell won me around though, and by the end, I was looking forward to the sequels.
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K.A. Mitchell discovered the magic of writing at an early age when she learned that a carefully crayoned note of apology sent to the kitchen in a toy truck would earn her a reprieve from banishment to her room. Her career as a spin-control artist was cut short when her family moved to a two-story house, and her trucks would not roll safely down the stairs. Around the same time, she decided that Ch ...more

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