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You Can't Hurry Love

(Cates Brothers #5)

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In Climax, North Carolina, climbing the professional ladder means making the right connections. And Paxton Cates is about to form a partnership he never expected . . .

While his brothers have found their true loves, Paxton remains stubbornly single, and it's not helping his career. Sure, he's a successful lawyer, but to become a judge you've got to mingle with the right
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Kindle Edition, 232 pages
Published September 19th 2017 by Lyrical Shine (first published September 9th 2017)
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Heather Bass
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story is a contemporary romance with a little twist. This is the first book I have read from this author and now she has a new fan. This is the fifth and final book to the Cates Brother series. It can be read as a stand alone. This book had me turning the pages one after the other. I was glued to my Kindle. The storyline had me hooked at the very first page. I finished this wonderful book in only one sitting.

Jolene Joyner has always been a goodie two shoes. She felt like she had to be
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Terri
Oct 06, 2017 rated it liked it
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Review also found at https://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/...

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

This was great story that portrays the very fine line between love and hate. Two characters who have been obsessed with disliking each other from an early age but is this obsession really hate? Or is it something else.

Obviously based on the story synopsis, as the reader you know it is something else. The fun part is being along
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Bette Hansen
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story! It's filled with humor, lots of snarky banter between Paxton and Jolene, and a fun enemies to lovers romance. Great characters and great writing make it very enjoyable.

Paxton Cates is a lawyer in Climax, NC with plans to become a judge. To move up in the legal community of Climax he needs to mingle. Attending events alone doesn't seem to be working. He needs a girlfriend, With no prospects and no time to find one Paxton is at a loss. Then he gets a call from Jolene Joyner. It
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Lee Kilraine
Jul 07, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition


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Book #5 in the Cates Brothers series is an enemies to lovers and fake relationship story.

Paxton Cates and Jolene Joyner met in preschool when he’d cut off one of her pigtails. She’d burst into sloppy tears and he’d had to spend recess in the time-out chair. Instant enemies. The older they got, the less they got along.

But when Jo gets arrested she has to call Paxton for help.
Sure, he'll act as
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Angela
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

You can’t Hurry Love is the fifth book in A Cates Brothers Series by Lee Kilraine. This is the first book that I have read by this author, and I am so disappointed that I hadn’t discovered her work sooner. I loved this quirky, fun and erotic, enemies to lovers/contemporary romance. It had a great pace and was so quick and easy to read. I didn’t put it down till I had read through to the end. Now that I have read this book, I will definitely be going back and reading the rest of the
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Chantelle Smith
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: itsy-bitsy-books
You can’t hurry love is a book 5 in the Cates Brothers series, but can be read as a standalone, this book is from author Lee Kilraine and is my first book from this author, and defiantly won’t be my last. I cannot wait to see what other great stories this author gives us, and whether they will be as captivating, enjoyable and hooking as this one. You will be hooked from the first page, with the incredible characters that this author creates, you will love them, connect with them and be routing ...more
Elizabeth Horbaczek
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
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3.5 stars.

If you love the we used to be friends, now I hate you, and then to I really need your help and we can be friends again book, this is it for you. The whole story line was fun, a little over the top but interesting because the characters made it that way, I will tell you, you need to read this book. Both Jolene and Paxton are great characters that have a lot going on in life but each want more. One is trying to get to a dream that is almost in
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Bobbi Wagner
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
You Can't Hurry Love (A Cates Brothers Book) by Lee Kilraine is part of her A Cates Brothers series. This story can be read as a stand alone. This is the first book I have read by this author and I know that I will be reading the other books in this series too. She has written a contemporary romance that will keep you engaged from the start. She will pull you in from the first word. Her attention to details are creative and make the story flow. I enjoyed her characters, they are connectable, ...more
Laura Furuta
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You Can't Hurry Love (A Cates Brothers Book)
By: Lee Kilraine
5 out of 5 stars

The story You Can't Hurry Love (A Cates Brothers Book) by Lee Kilraine is a contemporary romance book. This is a wonderful book that I loved reading. It tells the story of Paxton Cates and Jolene Joyner. From the very beginning, I could tell that these two didn’t get along with each other. They have been that way since they were children. Jolene finds herself in a situation that the only person she can call on for help
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Debi
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You Can't Hurry Love (A Cates Brothers Book) by Lee Kilraine

5 Stars

I loved loved loved this book. Everything there is about this book was perfect in my opinion. I couldn't set it down once I started it, and I mean that literally. I'm only sad that this was my first book by this author. I have every intention of getting all the books before this one and devouring them but I can't help but wish I had started at the beginning of the series.

I love enemies to friends to lovers books, but this one
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Kelli
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Book Review: You Can't Hurry Love
Author: Lee Kilraine
Four stars
This is the first book for me by this author and I am excited to see that it is the fifth book in the series. I am definitely going to have to go back and read about the other 4 Cates brothers.
Author, Lee Kilraine, has written a very entertaining story about 2 people who have been arch-enemies since early childhood when Paxton Cates cut off one of Jolene Joyner's pony tales.
Having grown up together in a very small town there isn't
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Katie
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
You Can’t Hurry Love
By Lee Kilraine
5 stars

What a lovely story! This is the first book that I have read by this author and whilst it is the fifth book in the series I had no problem reading it as a standalone and will definitely be going back to read about the other Cates brothers! Especially if they are all as hot and sexy as Paxton!
This book has a great enemies to lovers plot to it with a few twists along the way. I loved the relationship between Jolene and Paxton. I could imagine them as 5
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Connie N.
#5 in the Cates Brothers romance series

What a fun book! This is a new-to-me author, and she grabbed my attention from the very first page, building the personalities of the characters from the beginning. Their casual camaraderie made me smile throughout, with some LOL's thrown in now and then. And the characters were charming and so well designed that I felt like I knew them right away. The small-town setting made the local gossip very believable, and Jolene's latest escapades were clearly
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Cindy
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You Can't Hurry Love
A Cates Brothers Book
By Lee Kilraine

A pretend romance with the one you hate. That is the story here. Full length novel on how to find love in all the wrong places.

Jolene is a High School teacher who loves her students. She will do anything for them. Including break the law, if it will help them. She is all about doing what makes others happy. Most often she forgets about her own needs and desires. But then there is that one kid she went to school with. They spent most of
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Becky Burciaga
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Boy do I ever wish I'd discovered this author much sooner rather than at the tail end of a series. I'm truly impressed with just how entertained I was throughout the story...actually dreading its ending, I wasn't ready to let go of Paxton and Jolene yet...from the opening paragraph, I was hooked by by the couple. Their distain for each other jumped right off the page, making me laugh so many times...knowing that their bickering was hiding true feeling. The journey they took to get to their HEA ...more
Kaitlynn Taylor
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You Can’t Hurry Love- Lee Kilraine

5 out of 5 stars

You Can’t Hurry Love by Lee Kilraine is a must read, if I could give it more then 5 stars I certainly would. This is book 5 in The Cates Brothers series, it was the first book I read in the series so I can honestly say it can be read as a standalone, however, I wish I had read them in order because I loved this one and I imagine I’ll love the first four just as much so I would advise reading them in order to get the whole picture. This was a
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Jana
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You Can’t Hurry Love by Lee Kilraine is the fifth book in her Cates Brothers series and it is the first one I have read and I have to admit that I have missed out on some greatness! The way the writer pulls you into the world of Climax, NC with its quirky characters leaves you panting for more SO I know what I will be doing next, I will be starting with book 1 of the series! Cannot wait for the weekend to get here! Why do we need to work?!
So, You Can’t Hurry Love is the story of Jolene Jolene
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Maura
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
You Can’t Hurry Love – A Cates Brothers Novel by Lee Kilraine

This is the first story I’ve read by Lee Kilraine and it appears to be book number 5 or 6 in the series. I enjoyed it very much and will be adding the other books in this series to my ever growing to be read list.

Paxton Cates is a lawyer following his dream. Jolene Joyner is a teacher who deferred her dream to appease her parents. Paxton and Jo have known each other since kindergarten when he cut her ponytail and it has been downhill
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Carrie
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You Can’t Hurry Love by Lee Kilraine is such a sexy and heartwarming book! 5 out of 5 stars! The characters are awesome and the story line is perfect. Throughout the book there is a time where I could guess what was going to happen but, I was not disappointed, the way the scene played out gave me so many feelings.

Paxton and Jolene (Jo) grew up together in the small town of Climax, and they hate each other. They meet again as adults when Paxton has to get Jolene out of Jail. Paxton then
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KiKi
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You can't hurry love but you can find yourself in the process. There were times that I felt Jolene's need to be a bad girl. I mean who doesn't want to be the bad girl a time or twelve. I loved the chemistry between her and Paxton. Who is NOT the average lawyer, he's kinda hot. And as a law abiding citizen I loved that he embraced Jolene's attempts to be a bad girl, lol.

I definitely laughed out loud, the steamy parts had me looking at lawyers differently, but I loved the banter between the two.
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Jes
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, ibbb
You Can’t Hurry Love, Cates Brother Series by Lee Kilraine. As this book is the 5th book in the series; you don’t need to read the first four books to like this one, but you might want to start there.

Paxton Cates and Jolene Joyner have disliked each other since high school because of misunderstanding and since then they both enjoy pushing each other buttons; more Paxton then Jolene. When Jolene finds herself in a bit of legal need she has no chose but to call Paxton for help. Paxton sees this as
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Robin Rankin
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You Can't Hurry Love by Lee Kilraine is part of the Cates Brothers series but thankfully it can be read as a standalone since this is the first I have read. I don't know how I missed the others in the series but I will be going back to read the others. I loved the way the characters were written and developed. The love hate relationship between Paxton and Jolene which started in pre-school, but escalated in high school when they competed against one another was great and was able to visualize in ...more
Dori
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You Can't Hurry Love by Lee Kilraine is the fifth book in the Cates Brothers Series. If you like contemporary romance with a few twists and turns then this book is for you. This is the fifth book in the Cates Brothers Series but you can read it as a standalone. I was hooked from the first page. You will find different themes throughout the story from family, friendship, heartache and romance. Lee Kilraine definitely pays attention to detail in You Can’t Hurry Love, from the flow of the story and ...more
Angela Shirley
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ibbb-reviews
You can't hurry love by Lee Kilraine is the fifth book in the Cates Brothers Series follows the rocky relationship of Paxton and Jolene.

This is the first book I have read by this author and thoroughly enjoyed this story and felt it can be read as a stand alone.

Paxton is a Lawyer in a town called Climax but he always have ambitions to be more than just a lawyer, but to get where he wants to be he needed to go to alot of parties and socialising, the only problem is he needs a girlfriend to be
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Dawn Daughenbaugh
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
You Can't Hurry Love (A Cates Brothers Book) By Lee Kilraine
You Can't Hurry Love ( A Cates Brothers Book ) By Lee Kilraine is the first book I've read by this author and I will definitely be reading more. This is the story of Paxton and Jolene.Jolene finds herself in a situation and of course there's only one person she can call for help and that's Paxton. She now owes him,he's trying to further his career he needs to br in s committed relationship, this is where Jolene can help . the
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Tiffany
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
My only regret in reading "You Can't Hurry Love" by Lee Kilraine was that I didn't read the 4 books that came before. I will admit when I first started reading You Can't Hurry Love I had a hard time with Jolene, I have a hard time cheering for the Cheerleader, I am a total and complete sucker for the book nerd (I'm not sure why that is lol). As the story progressed suddenly I found I get her, I related to always doing something because you wanted to make people happy and not them down. I loved ...more
Ashleigh
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
You Can’t Hurry Love is the fifth installment in A Cate’s Brothers Series by Lee Kilraine. While this is the fifth book, it can be read as a stand alone and the story will be fine, but I am one who always says to read the series in order so all of the characters get their full spotlight. This installment focuses on Paxton and Jolene, two people who couldn’t be more opposite yet not one could be more perfect for either of these two. This story was such a page turner, that I ended up reading this ...more
Amber
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
In the small town where Jo has lived all of her life, she has a reputation for following the rules. Everyone loves her, from her friends and family to her students at the high school...with the exception of Paxton Cates. Jo has known Paxton since she was 4, and they have been rivals ever since. Now that Paxton moved back to the small town from Washington, D.C., they run into each other more than ever. It’s hard to avoid each other in such a small town. Before she knows it, Jo is convinced by ...more
Sunday
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
You Can't Hurry Love by Lee Kilraine
Four Stars

You Can't Hurry Love is the fifth book in the Cates Brother series by Lee Kilraine. This book can be read as a stand alone, I know that because this is the first book I have read by this author. However, I'm going to be going back and reading the first four books in the series. I really enjoyed this contemporary romance. Ms Kilraine created such great characters that popped off the page. This book was a fast read, that I couldn't put down. I loved
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B.
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fun take on the frenemies to lovers plus pretend romance plot. Jolene Joyner is starting to transform herself from being Miss Prim and Proper Goody Two Shoes and Paxton Cates needs a pretend girlfriend in order to advance his career as a lawyer. Jo and Paxton have been at odds since he cut off one of her pigtails when they were five. They’ve argued ever since, but sometimes animosity can hide animal attraction.

Given how common both plotlines are, it’s a tribute to Lee Kilraine’s
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