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Grit and Grind

(Dirty South #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  261 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Klara Woods is an aspiring writer … with no inspiration. After one too many disastrous relationships, her quest for a leading man has fizzled out. Bored with her mundane lifestyle, she decides to do whatever it takes to get her head back in the game. When she finds out that one of her favorite authors, Christopher Kaiser, is leading a writers workshop, she’s the first in l ...more
Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Published September 6th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
-Sara, 4 stars

Klara is a hard working writer struggling to get inspiration. With terrible relationship history she is finding it difficult to write about that perfect man. She is bored and tired of the same life everyday.

She decides to attend a workshop hosted by her favorite authors. There is no way she is missing this one! Of course, typical Klara makes the same bad decision. He is drop dead gorgeous. Would this be a mistake or the fire she needs? Will she end up with a best seller or finally
Becca Steele
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic debut from Kat Addams! Grit and Grind had me laughing all the way through! I found myself transported to the sultry heat of Memphis, and the characters just brought it all to life. From our main characters, Klara and Chris, to the supporting roles of Ms. May and The Johnson - oh, and even those naughty kittens, I loved reading about them all.
I wanted to slap some sense into Chris every time he used the word 'limerence', but did he see sense in the end? You'll have to read it to find o
Feb 29, 2020 rated it liked it
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Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Let me tell everyone about a lady named Kat Addams. She is a hell of a writer! Her book, Grit and Grind was AWESOME. The book flowed with so much passion and romance, I was waiting for baited breath of what Klara or Chris would say. And let me tell you that Chris can talk the panties off of a nun if he wanted to. The things he said when he was with Klara- oh my God, I was getting hot and flustered. Where can one meet a man like that?! He has the most biggest heart and filthy mouth that any woman ...more
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ok wow, Kat Addams is turning out to be one of my favorite writers. Grit and Grind was a perfect dirty romcom for me. The tale of two romance writers not seeing what’s in front of them, well okay one not seeing what is in front of them and another trying to hold back. Klara a southern girl, who funny as hell, and an over thinker. I really related to her, because hello overthinker right here, holding out a big sign with an arrow pointed right at me. Chris is a dirty gentlemen in every way, with a ...more
Jacie Lennon
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kat Addams debut book is packed with flirty banter and hilarious conversations. I found myself laughing out loud multiple times while reading the drama play out between Klara and Chris.

I'm going to be real with you, Ms. May was my favorite character. She's a good ol' sass-mouth southern grandma who calls it like she sees it and doesn't beat around the bush! I was in stitches every time she was talking.

I very much enjoyed this story about a playboy author and a philanthropic aspiring author, tw
Cindy Fong
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was really looking forward to reading this story and it was an enjoyable read. The characters are well written. I loved Ms. May and Grayson especially. This story had some fun dialogue, steamy sex and angst. The back and forth got to be a bit distracting for me and I wanted to yell for Klara and Chris to just "man" up and tell each other how they felt. There were fairytale moments and desolate moments all leading up to their HEA.
What a fun and intriguing romance! Great chemistry! Hot sexual encounters! An interesting storyline. And, the hero finally redeeming himself. Chris is one swoon-worthy character. And, who couldn’t help to love Klara? She’s smart, funny, and has a heart of gold. And, what a wonderful setting in Memphis! This has everything that a reader desires...
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ng
This is the first book I have read from this author and it was a great read it was a lot of fun that had me laughing out loud. Klara and Chris were great and the chemistry between them was fantastic. I really enjoyed this book and I will be looking out for more books from this author
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story made me laugh, ache and despair.
I love the humor and banter between Chris and Karla and I love the characters in general.
The book was well written and new but occasionally felt a little long.
Cherry Lips
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loves every bits of its.
Limerence to love of your life. Great built on characters and plot
Dame Sunday
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I loved Kat’s writing!!! NEW FAN RIGHT HERE!!! The story was so steamy and that’s exactly what I needed!!! Now I can’t wait to read NashVegas!!!
Feb 27, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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KB Cinder
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kat Addams is the queen of back and forth banter and sass. Loved it!
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Klara and Chris's story is enjoyable, fun, fresh and kept me entertained from beginning to end . From the very first interaction, I smelled trouble and it was the very good kind of trouble.
I like that story flowed naturally and the characters were easy to relate to. Chris and Klara are both going through the motions and meet at different points in their career. Chris is more career focus, relationship are never long term for him. While Klara is ready for her career to take off but still wantin
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Grit and Grind was the perfect combination of sexy and funny. I really enjoyed reading this Debut Novel by a Kat Adams. I been eyeing this book for a while because i had heard so many wonderful things. The Story revolves around Klara and "oh so sexy writer Christopher Kaiser" (Chris for shorts). they met by accident(or did they?😉) and sparks fly in the oh so well town known as Memphis. Klara has had really bad luck with relationships and she is a struggling writer who has a hearth of gold. Chris ...more
Jennifer Olivas
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Klara is a college student whose dream is to become a published author. She is feeling quite uninspired, and is having problems focusing on her writing. She enrolls in a writing workshop with the famous author Christopher Kaiser, hoping that it will give her some good pointers on the writing process.
Let’s just say they meet in an unexpected way. Sparks fly. He is only in town for two weeks. She agrees to show him the local Memphis scene and he agrees to teach her about character observation. Th
Jennifer Pierson
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Grit and Grind was an original read that I really enjoyed. It's the story of Klara, who's a hard working writer, and so bored with life that she's struggling with inspiration. Plus, she's the queen of bad decision making to boot, as she has a gift for choosing the most disastrous relationships, so the journey to find the right leading man, has taken a backseat. She has an opportunity to go to a writers workshop that her favorite author is running, she decides she's going. Christopher Kaiser is a ...more
Trish (tiedupinbooks)
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kat Addams is a new author to me and I’m so thrilled I found her ♥️♥️ her books are such an easy and fun read for me. 𝕋𝕚𝕞𝕖 𝕗𝕝𝕚𝕖𝕤 𝕨𝕙𝕖𝕟 𝕪𝕠𝕦’𝕣𝕖 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕗𝕦𝕟 💃🏼

Klara is a firecracker!!! She overthinks just about everything but honestly...what person doesn’t?! She was so relatable, what with her witty humor, sassy demeanor, and loving temperament.

Chris is a dirty talking (and writing) gentleman with a heart of gold but has such trouble opening up to anyone. He’s a love em for a while (to get inspirati
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Aspiring writer Klara has a case of writer's block so when her favourite author is in town to teach a writer's workshop she is first in line to sign up. Chris is the male erotica author in question, who has muse in each city he has visited. He also doesn't believe in love.

When a stranger prevents her from executing her plan to get to know a fellow runner better, she is astonished to discover that he is in fact her favourite author. As they spend time together because of the chemistry between the
Jenn Bonfadini
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Grit and Grind follows Klara as she tried to develop her writing career, finish college and work all at the same time. A chance encounter with her sexy guest lecturer, Chris, who also happens to be one of her favorite authors, leads her to exploring a whirlwind relationship unlike anything Klara has ever experienced before. Their passion for each other leaps off the page, but Chris’s inability to commit leads Klara to doubt their budding relationship. I loved the book, the characters were comple ...more
Aisling Cooper
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it

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Grit & Grind is about a college student called Klara and follows her as she finishes college, develops her writing career and works all at the same time. After a chance encounter with Chris who is her guest lecturer and also one of her favourite author it leads her to a relationship that she never expected.

The chemistry between Klara & Chris is electric but Chris can’t commit to Klara. Chris did annoy me at times but he was also very sexy &
Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it

Liked the story. I like stories about authors. It gives a different perspective considering hey know all the tropes they have written and the backgrounds. I live the characters Chris and Klara. She is sassy and smart and just plain lovely. He is slightly older maybe 8-10 years. An established writer who has had a nomadic lifestyle with muses in all the new places he has been. Clearly commitment phobic mostly from just not staying one place too long to putting in the effort. They had a world
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, that was a wonderful book. It's about Klara, who wants to become an author plus, she isn't so happy in love department. One day, when she is jogging before her morning class, one guy saves her from bumping into someone. Only Klara does not appreciate his saving.
And then, surprise surprise just when she thinks she will never have to see him again, it turns out that she isn't that lucky. Her savior, but definitely not in her eyes, turns out to be her new teacher.
This was my first read from
Mary Dean
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great debut from Kat Addams! I loved this story. What's not to love about two writers sharing a steamy connection? When I say steamy I mean get a fan and some water and get ready to blush. But it wasn't just a steamy read. This story has so much heart to it. This is a romance fans dream book. It had everything: comedy, romance, drama, surprises, sweet scenes, sexy scenes, wonderful story... I couldn't help but fall for Christopher along with Klara. I wish they were real because I want to ...more
Heather W
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hot for teacher!
Grit and Grind is the first book in the Dirty South series. This is a great romantic comedy with wonderful Southern ladies involved. The storyline is original, with humour, drama, and sweet romance.

Chris and Klara meet in an unorthodox way before she finds out that he is her teacher in a writing workshop. Sparks fly and the chemistry is off the charts between these two but Chris doesn't know what love feels like. Will Klara be able to teach him before it's too late?

This is my fi
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Grit and Grind is the first book I have read by Kate Adams and it is a very enjoyable read that offers lots of small town charm, humor and sweetness. The characters attractions was strong and their chemistry generated lots of sparks. The storyline was engaging and fun it offers a solid amount of drama and emotional turmoil as the couples relationship evolves into more than they ever imagine. Looking forward to reading more from this author.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and a
S Tomasz
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweet story

This was a sweet, steamy romance. It was cute, funny and quirky, everything a true southern romance should be. And honey, it had alll the feels. The words pulled me right into the story and made my heart flutter and gave me butterflies. I smiled and giggled all the way through it.

One of the things I loved and appreciated was there weren’t separate chapters used for a POV. You got to read what each, and what Ms. May, thought throughout the story. It added to the scenes, gave them more
James Elkins
Mar 12, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
This might be my first Did Not Finish, if not it’s been a long time since I had one, and I slogged through the first Fu Manchu book. There’s some possibility in this romance; the premise, the characters, even some of the writing but at 29% I’d had enough of jumping between character POV’s with no rhyme, reason, or even a double space between paragraphs to indicate we were switching. The sexy time was, for me, clunky and uninspired.
I’m kind of a completist so I have no doubt I will come back and
Laura John
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ok so this book is HOT!
Kat knows how to do rom com well!!! I was dying of laughter so much!
Ms. May is the funniest old lady I have ever read, and I want to hang out with her and have some sweet tea!
Chris and Klara’s chemistry is off the charts!! I was fanning myself A LOT!!
Kat broke my heart for a small amount of time and I found myself wiping away the tears... but she put me back together again and made me laugh more!

If you like a fantastic Rom Com this is your book!
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