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Impossible Love

(Unforeseen Destiny #1)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  149 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Kai Hale is living the life.
Tour guide by day.
Playboy by night.

He follows one rule.
Don’t fall for the tourists.
The plan is easy until this sexy brunette breezes onto the island.
Suddenly she’s everywhere.
On his tour.
On his beach.
In his mind.
Falling for a mainlander is a bad idea.
But what harm would one date be?
He’s strong enough to let her go.
So he thinks.
But her vac
Paperback, 380 pages
Published July 1st 2016 by Createspace
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Amanda Steward
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Words can’t even describe this book. I’m not even sure how I found it but I’m so glad I did. This might be my favorite book I’ve read this year! I won’t lie it was hard on me at times. Brought back some tough memories but was so worth it. I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii and after reading this book my mind hasn’t changed it makes me want to go even more. I absolutely loved Kayla and Kai. Now I’m excited to read about his best friend in a novella and book two which features Kayla’s best frie
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 dreamy sigh stars. This is a book that rewarded me with a good read when taking a chance on an author new to me. I didn't know what to expect but Kimberly Readnour kept me engaged and entertained.

The story is new adult genre which means raging hormones, young stupidity and earnest love is most likely going to happen. The good news is it all happens strategically so it isn't overbearingly simple or immature. The hero and heroine are kind of different in their life approach with one living in K
Dawn West
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.**

Be still, my pitiful beating heart!

This book made me want to jump on a plane and rush off to an exotic island to find my own Kai. And I don't even like the beach!

Kayla is an ambitious, hardworking, and independent gal who hasn't had a lot of experience in matters of the heart (or body). When her mother surprises her with a trip to Kauai, a Hawaiian island, she prepares for some fun in the sun during her w
Kayla Howarth
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: New adult readers, over 18s
***I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review***

Kimberly Readnour's debut romance novel is vastly different from her Mystical Encounters series. Aimed at a much older audience, it's a light and quick entertaining read.

Kayla is a bit uptight, a bit shy, and a bit to goody-two-shoes. It's cute how animated she gets over the Hawaiian setting.

Enter Kai. A bit of a manwhore but sweet where it counts most.

These two share an instant connection and seem to run into each other everywhere.

While th
Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions)
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I didn’t like this one… I’m so sorry, because I really thought that a romance in Hawaii would be amazing, but it just didn’t work for me.

The writing was OK-ish, nothing stood out in either a good or bad way, though there were some repeated sentences that just didn’t make much sense to me at some points. Also, I need to say a word about the names… Kai and Kayla are way too similar =/.

My biggest problem here were the characters, I just couldn’t connect with either of them. I f
Kimberly Readnour
Jun 02, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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I'm excited to debut my romance novel, Impossible Love. This story is much different than my other works, but I've wanted to write this book for a long time. Kauai is truly an inspiring place to visit. There isn't a day that passes that I don't think about that island, and I long to go back. The landmarks featured in the story are posted on my Facebook page. These are my personal pictures, so stop by and take a peek. Happy reading!
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Can Love Endure 4000 miles Apart?

Kimberly Readnour has created an story that gives you story you will not forget, she shows that no matter how well you think you have your life together and all your plans set for the future, one life event can change that forever.
Kayla has it all together she is in nursing school with one semester to go, then it is on to Grad school to be a Nurse Practitioner. She is thrown for a loop when she goes home on Thanksgiving break and her mom presents her with a 3 wee
Patrick Hodges
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure, romance, love
After reading Kimberly Readnour's excellent paranormal "Mystical Encounter" series, I was intrigued to see how she'd do by shifting gears into romance. I was not disappointed.

Kayla is a midwestern college student who travels to Hawaii with her mother as a last vacation before she has to get on with her life and her career. She's never really had time for relationships, and, in fact, isn't even looking. Foreshadowing!

What she doesn't count on is meeting Kai, a hunky Hawaiian tour guide who is so
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!!!!

This book has it all from love, mystery, friendship, happiness sadness, and wicked sex. I loved this book. The chemistry between Kayla and Kia was off the chart! What a ride this book takes you on

I highly recommend reading this book!
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh, loved reading Kayla & Kai’s story. Made me laugh, cry and scream. Recommend to all ...more
Leisa Ann
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. The pace of the book was just right. The characters felt real and believable. I stayed up way later than I intended to so I could finish the book....that’s a sure 5 star read!
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
A thing I love about this book is the setting, the story take place in Kauai and I really like that. The author is very good at describing a magical place like this one, I really believed I was there with Kayla and Kai. And now, I want to go there and see all the wonderful places she described.
I also like the characters, Kayla is young and naïve but she determined, she wants to be a nurse and she wants to lose her virginity to a person she love. I really like when Kimberly Readnour described he
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Impossible Love is my first book by Kimberly Readnour and you can bet this wouldn't be my last. I loved the cover (yeah, I always check the cover before the description :P) ... and the description was interesting ... which had me picking up the book for reading.

First in the series Unforeseen Destiny, this is the journey of Kayla Cannon and Kai Hale, where Kayla is a college senior and Kai is a tourist guide during the day and playboy at night.

Kayla Cannon has plans about her career after her c
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

This was a wonderful read that had me crying and laughing.

I loved where the book was set. I definitely want to visit Hawaii someday and see everything Kayla saw.

I thought Kai and Kayla were wonderful together but I would have liked to have seen them talk more in the beginning instead of skipping straight to the physical attraction they both had for each other.

There are obvious clues from the beginning (the entire first chapter) a
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is like taking a trip to Hawaii, except that when I go, I don't get to fall in love with a hottie tour guide. Sigh. Some people have all the luck.

Kayla is excited for the trip with her mother. A girls vacation after a long year at school. Only, her mother has ulterior motives, a secret she has yet to share. A secret that will turn Kayla's entire life upside down, changing her future for good.

Kai is everything you dream about on your vacation. But serious isn't in his nature and he do
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*sigh* This books makes me want to go to Hawaii and meet a sexy Kai. This was such a sweet story of love that kept me flipping the pages. I was so absorbed into it and this book reminded me why I loved romances. It pulls two people together who live in completely different parts of the country and proves that you can find your soulmate anywhere. Even on the water in Hawaii. I enjoyed Kai and Kayla's characters. Through this story, you witness how love can change people and make them stronger. Be ...more
Amber Proud
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***This book was provided by the author/publisher to Nerd Girl in exchange for an honest review***

This book was an intriguing and quick read. The author created a story that ranged from a basic vacation storyline to a steamy and explosive love affair!

In this story we follow Kayla a college student who travels to Hawaii with her mother for one last hoorah before she starts her life. What she didn't expect on her trip was to meet Kia. A man who is every woman's dream to encounter on a Hawaiian vac
Jess (The Cozy Reader) Kennedy
An enjoyable New Adult book.
As with any book with racy sex scenes some words come off as alarming. However, if felt that most X-rated words always came off as alarming, which made my reading experience somewhat unpleasant. I honestly think the book would have been much better if some of the more Adult words were not used. I say this because the main character, Kayla, came off as more of a teenager than an adult. Sure, she was 21 but she was a VERY inexperienced adult in many fashions. She portra
Michelle Bryan
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so good. I loved the Hawaii setting. I loved the characters of Kayla and Kai. I loved the writing, the story and the beautiful ending. As you can tell, I loved it all!

The realism in this book really struck a chord with me. Unlike so many other romances, this one quickly lets you know that not all love stories are filled with rainbows and roses. Some come with heartbreak, sorrow and tears. Sometimes tough decisions and compromises must be made if you want that HEA, but this book mak
Jennifer Dicenzo
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was so well written and just captured my attention from the very beginning and didn't let up until the end. There was everything with this book, emotion, heart, love, sadness, and sexiness. This book is what happens when a playboy from Hawaii (Kai) meets the girl from the mainland (Kayla) that would shock his world. Little do they realize how much they actually connected. But when push comes to shove, the reader will be happy with this connection. I was given an ARC of this ...more
Heather andrews
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I don't think Kai has ever had a woman cook for him, "Kai’s head whips toward me. “You cooked?” A sense of awe quickly masks his surprise." I really liked Kayla she kept Kai on his toes, “I know, but I want to. I want all my firsts to be with you. Well, except anal.” She scrunches her nose and shakes her head. “I don’t want to do that.” I about choke. Holy ****, I never know what’s going to come out of this girl’s mouth." I really liked this book I loved Kai.
Monique Hebert
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a beautiful romance found after a trip to Hawaii. There are some sad parts to the book but this adds depths to the storyline. I enjoy reading about the developing love story between Kayla and Kai, along with John and Kayla's past relationship. There are some hot scenes as well which I always appreciate. Now on to book #2 of the series.
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
********I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review*****

Even though this book is Insta-love, I still enjoyed the characters Kai and Kayla. Towards the ending of the book was sad, but I thought this book was predictable. In the end, there was a HEA, I do love books with a happy ending.
Aug 18, 2016 rated it liked it
I won this book from Goodreads Giveaways. Thank you. This book arrived in the mail today (well, technically yesterday). It's 1am and I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Loved the story and the characters. Looking forward to the next book.
Gurpreet K. Cheema
Wonderful love story

Wonderful love story. She is a mainland girl and he is island boy they fall for each other and she is going back to mainland in weeks time and never coming. What is going to do read on for more.
Lori Stacher
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This story had it all, love, heartache, beautiful story of love and a beautiful place. I started reading and didn't put it down till I was finished.
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story gave me all the feels ❤️❤️ Im pretty sure I have a new book crush in Kai.
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Kayla believes the once in a lifetime trip with her mom will be filled with great adventure and lots of memories. What she did not expect was for it to be filled with secrets and lies. She will also come away with finding the love of her life, Kai, but having to leave him behind to go back to her own real life. In the end she will say goodbye to more than just Kai, but her future happiness as well. But can you really fall in love in three weeks? Can you also forgive the deception that will trans ...more
Apr 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everything about her world was shifting. Her mother reveals secrets that bring her entire world crashing down around her. What is supposed to be a vacation turns into so much more. Kai had a reputation but he was also a good guy. But when he sees Kayla everything else is white noise and she is all that he can think of. The author gives these two plenty of challenges and hard decisions, along with the distance. During the 3 week vacation Kayla and Kai have an insta-love that is filled with a whir ...more
Katie Keller
Sooooo, I like this author but each of her book’s has a similar style... there are so many scenes that are just so long and drawn out - the clouds are described in vivid detail... what the H or h is wearing... what is being eaten.... and then the final chapter hits ya so fast and it’s all wrapped up in like two paragraphs! I’ve read three of her books and it’s always the same... Slooooooow when it should be sped up and then SUPER fast when it should be drawn out just a little.... and the overrea ...more
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Kimberly Readnour lives in the Midwest with her husband, two children, and a very fluffy cat.

Having a true passion for romance and HEA's, she took the leap from the young adult genre to romance and never looked back.

Unexpected Love, book two of the Unforeseen Destiny Series, is a #1 Amazon Kindle bestseller in the Medical Romance. Her series, the Bad Boys Redemption, has spent many weeks on the Am

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