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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  6,041 ratings  ·  926 reviews
Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was.

Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying l
ebook, 316 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by Kylie Scott
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Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-four-stars
4 stars!!!

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I haven’t read a Kylie Scott book in a while, and I forgot how much I love her writing! This book especially hit the spot for me. Forbidden love is my jam and I LOVE a good age gap!

Adele used to spend the summers with her dad, and while there, she became friends with his coworker/friend, Pete. Pete is 15 years older than Adele but they clicked. When Adele turned 18, she thought naturally she would be with Pete. She thought the feelings were mutual… but things were a bit misread.
Jul 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc-books
Update 7/31: Finished the novel, still no bueno...

➳I finally got to finish it before release day, and it still gets me sad that I did not enjoy it as much as I wanted to. No matter what, the "chemistry" that many have found is not in it for me in this novel...


➳This is my very first DNF of this year (surprised it has taken this long tbh) and my very first book by this author and I am highly disappointed...

➳As a virgin to the Kylie Scott writing, I was really excited to
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.25 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

He reached out, taking hold of my hand. Our fingers curled around each other out of pure instinct. It was like drawing lines in the sand by the shoreline; waves just kept washing them away. Only my messy heart couldn’t take any more hits.

There are several different tropes to be found in this story – forbidden romance, May/December romance, second chance romance, and even a bit of enemies to lovers! While I still have a hard time finding the
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
I was nervous going into this book, I read some of the reviews and skimmed some of them and I will say, I actually enjoyed this one. However at times I struggled. Yes there is lots of drama in relation to the age difference and there is a lot of hidden feelings that really don’t get brought out. But this is where amazing writing makes up for it. This is all heroine POV and I was dying for the hero’s POV. I feel that could have helped sway me with connecting with him more.

Pete & Adele met under
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Jul 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
I did enjoy this book, its just that I didn’t fully like Peter. He’s 40 years old but was immature at times. I was just expecting him to be stronger in a sense. Yes, I understand there’s a 15 year difference between him and Adele and that she’s the daughter of his best friend and business partner, but still. I felt Adele fought so hard and was so determined to make things work, but he was just so scared and never truly fought for her. I don’t know, in the end I feel she loves him more than he lo ...more
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No rating. DFN at 60%
I don't even know how to write up this review, because it pains me to do this but I just didn't connect with these characters at all and that resulted in me not finishing this book.

Here are my reasons why:

Adele just came across so young and immature, I actually connected with her younger self instead of her at twenty five. Her inner musings were quirky but flighty, First thing I was going to do when I got back home was sleep with someone. Anyone. Just bec
❤️ Paulette  Alphas Review
Title: ➳ ❤ It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Author: ➳ Kylie Scott

ღ I’ve never read Kylie Scott before, & boy this book had me on the fence
: ➳This is supposed love story about younger women older man. Don’t get me wrong I don’t dislike those type books. I actual like them.

: ➳This book is divided up into when Adele was in her teenage year & now which is 7 years after that faithful night on Adele’s 18 birthday…

: ➳Adele used to spend the summers with her dad, & while there, she became friend
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
4.5 Stars

OH. MY. GOSH! There was not a single thing I didn't absolutely love about It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time. It was a joy to read. A fun, steamy, feel good romance with whip-smart characters, amazing banter, laugh-out-loud moments, squeeze your heart angst, and a juicy, forbidden storyline that made my heart pitter-patter like mad. I just LOVED it!!! Totally devoured it. And boy, did I adore the age gap in this one. It worked sooooooo well, because it was so impeccably written. Sha
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4 stars

Another great story from Kylie Scott, it's true that I love her books and I haven't read a book that I didn't enjoyed.This isn't an exception, I really liked this one, it was different and I was hooked from the first pages.


It Seemed like a Good Idea at the Time was a sexy,fun and slow burn romance.It has the vibes of a forbidden romance and there is also age gape between the couple and I like it a lot!

I loved Adele and Pete a lot and I like their relationship!They developed a friendshi
Stacey is Sassy
The push and pull led me here…

This is going to sound pretty harsh, but, I never planned to read It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time. I’m all about supporting my fellow Aussies and their foray into the written word. I just know what I like to read, and if there’s a smidge of a chance I won’t like it, I generally avoid it so I don’t give a bad review. So, I read the blurb, sat and contemplated it for a while, then shoved it in my wish pile to deal with later. Then, I read Strong and there was a
Sentranced Jem
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it

Title: It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
Author: Kylie Scott
Genre: Romance

Once you read a Kylie Scott Book, You can't help but love it. I have been a fan of Kylie Scott's books for a while now. She is the reason I feel in love with rock star romances... so,'s not a far fetched exaggeration when I say that I was eagerly waiting to read this book.

It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time is HOT! There really is no other word to describe a book that has everything we lov
Jennifer Kyle
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'Best together' Stars!

It has been quite a while since my last read by Kylie Scott (I do believe my last one was one of her books in the Stage Dive series) but I was all over this book when I read it was a forbidden romance with age-gap between the main characters. I loooooove that! And as you can imagine by my rating, I really enjoyed It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time. I loved how the story developed, the list of characters, the banter, the angst and emotions. And I surely adored Pete and
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***3,75 "This existential angst thing!!!" stars***

"He'd been a storm inside me for so long, messing with my head and my heart. Unrequited love was a bitch."

It seems like this week is a Kylie scott's week for me!!! Bahahaha... and i did enjoyed both books very much!!! "Repeat" a little bit much more, but still... i enjoyed and this story very much!!!
Only near to the end, something was bothering me very much, but still... It was a lovely story!!!

"Give me a better answer than 'it seemed
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy, ratula
Good Lord!!! When Kylie Scott decides to write forbidden she doesn't pull her punches. I absolutely loved It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time!!! This novel was so fantastic and sexy with an emotional punch that hit me right in the feels! It was honest, refreshing, real and so addicting. I could not put this down!!

In all honesty, this may be my favorite Kylie Scott novel to date! It was funny, sexy as hell and just the perfect story of two people on a journey where their past and present coll
I’m honestly at a loss for words right now. I’m not new to forbidden romances or even Kylie Scott’s writing, but I think I set the bar a little too high for this book—especially given that kind of cover and blurb—that when I finally had the chance to devour the story, it fell tremendously short.

It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time is a slow burn kind of forbidden romance, which would’ve been completely fine, but I don’t think the build up truly reached its peak for me, nor was I able to fully
4.5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Witty and humorous, older man - younger woman, alternating timelines.
Forbidden and second chance Romance.

I know that not everybody loves this trope but this book was everything that I enjoy and have come to expect from Kylie Scott: witty banter, a smart and sassy heroine, a strong storyline and intelligent writing with interesting secondary characters.

(something that I don't do as much anymore but I just didn't want to put it down even for
Yna the Mood Reader
DNF at 45%

I tried so hard to love this book. I tried so haaaard to connect with this one. But I dislike it so much that I just couldn't take anymore.
The blurb was so promising. So is the title and the cover. The author is new to me so I have zero expectations, but I am so damn dissatisfied.

This is supposed to be a forbidden romance written in an alternating Then and Now. Then is when the heroine, Adele, was 18 and the hero, Pete, was fifteen years older, at 33. Now is seven years later when she'
Apr 01, 2019 rated it liked it
It Seemed like a good idea at the time by Kylie Scott is the first book I've read by this author and I'm looking forward to checking out some more.
This is a quick sweet and sexy read but is a hell of a lot frustrating to read to. 😬
It's a young girl in love with her dad's friend, skip a few years the young girl now an adult still in love with her dad's friend now their having a baby 🙄 add a few more entertaining moments in between as well as a few giggles and embarrassing times and it's a fun rea
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 ⭐'s

This book doesn't have the greatest of ratings but after reading Repeat, I needed more of Kylie Scott.

And...I can see why the ratings aren't higher. The setting is interesting...older man-younger woman but there's a little too much other stuff that gets in the way.

Adele's Dad is in construction and since her parents are divorced and live in different cities, when she comes to visit she's around her Dad is a lot. This means she's around Pete A LOT.

Pete likes the younger Adele and doesn
Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Reviewer✦
"We were both messed-up people in our own sweet way. I guess two wrongs really didn’t make a right."

I really struggled on what to rate this book. You can even ask my bestie, Brie as we both had similar opinions.

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Anyways, onto my review. It Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time by Kylie Scott was one of those books that you are immediately drawn to by the alluring blurb and stunning cover, but once you start reading you wonder why you wanted to read it from the get go...

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2 Not What I was Expecting Stars

This is purely my own opinion and clearly lots of people enjoyed this book but unfortunately , it didn’t work for me.

Adele spends her teenage years crushing on her Dad’s business colleague ( later business partner) , Pete. When she’s 18 she puts a move on him and it all goes horribly wrong. He is 15 years older than her and yet she has considered him her best friend. Her Father had been happy for his then 16yo daughter to hang out with his 31yo friend. Maybe it’s
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: standalones
Raise your hand if you know this one: teenage girl has a crush on a much older guy, does something stupid to make him see her as a woman, gets her little heart broken, grows up and gets her guy. There are always variations on how that happy ending comes to be, of course.
Now, I want to hug Kylie Scott for writing this book the way she did, and writing Adele the way she did, because it was so damn refreshing to see a young woman who took her experience, learned from it and tries to do better.
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Ivy Deluca
Adele’s dad runs his own construction company out in Queensland, Australia and she goes to stay with him for the summer every year after her parents’ less than amicable divorce. One summer, when she’s in town, she meets Pete, who works with her dad at his construction company and well, she’s 16 and he’s 31, so let’s not go there...yet.

They develop a friendship that flourishes over time and she falls in love with him, to predictably disastrous results. When things go to hell in a handbasket, it
Dilek VT
Aug 15, 2018 marked it as not-appealing
The hero is fifteen years older than her & he is her father's business partner ... ...more
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Once again Kylie Scott has put out a book unlike anything else she’s written before and done it well. It Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time is a May-December romance years in the making. Antagonistic and snarky yet sweet and sexy, I thoroughly enjoyed this story.

It’s been seven years since Adele left her father’s home following an incident with one of his employees that caused not only a riff between them, but left her embarrassed and heartbroken and missing the man 15 years her senior she cons
Susan's Reviews
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Adele is a feisty 26 year old who is never afraid to go after what she wants, but this backfired on her on her 18th birthday when she flashed her boobs at her childhood crush, Pete (who happens to be 15 years older than she is.) Adele wanted Pete to see her as a woman, but to him she was always just the boss's little girl.
Flash forward 8 years and Adele is attending her father's wedding, and Pete is now a partner in her father's construction business.
Sparks fly and the hilarious back and forth
Melissa H
Apr 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: age-gap-romance
I enjoyed the beginning of this book I thought that Adele was sarcastic and witty and I was just living for all the amazing banter!

Also I was totally down for the forbidden romance trope of an older guy with a (legal aged) younger girl!

But what killed me was the twist near the end and the hasty wrapping up something that I believe should have taken more time to be resolved. This was my reason for docking two stars.

The characters seemed a bit cookie cutter: bad-ish childhoods, parent issues, a
2.5 stars
I should have paid more attention to the bad reviews for this. But I thought if I go in with small expectations the book might surprise me. Alas, it didn't. The hero despite being 40 was man-child with major intimacy issues and a dick & man-whore. The h/H used to be close until she made a pass at him when she was 18. They haven't seen each other for seven years when she returns home for her dad's wedding. h is 25 now and much more mature than the hero. I have to mention couple of things
Aug 30, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I hate and hate to shelved this book under DNF. I love Kylie Scott. Her work on dive band is marvelous especially Lead. Miss Scott is a queen of flirting and sexy banter. She creates characters that are just so perfect with her story.

But her latest book is just a major disappointment. The characters are just dry. No chemistry between Adele and Pete. Adele is... lost. She feisty but her connection with Pete is no where makes sense. The story that promising forbidden romance ends up a story about
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