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Just Getting Started

(Fair Lakes #2)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  906 ratings  ·  171 reviews

My life isn’t exactly going as planned. I’m basically floating up a certain creek without a paddle. Desperately needing a new place to live, I receive an offer I can’t refuse, and you never look a gift horse in the mouth, right? Unless that particular mouth is connected to an uber sexy manwhore that makes me want to punch him in the face and then kiss him until I pass
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Published February 4th 2020 by Ryan Black
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Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I knew Kaylee and Lacey won’t disappoint! They’re back again delivering a very swoon-worthy and delightful romance that I’m sure all romance readers will love.

This is a friends-to-lovers romance which is exactly the type of romance I love to read. The story was smooth and steady, and of course the main characters are so likable since none of them are cheaters.

Chase and Gabby are friends and work together at the same gym. They always pretend like they couldn’t stand one another but secretly they’
Jeeves Reads Romance
Reading more like the second half of a duet than a standalone romance, there's a whole lot about Just Getting Started that I liked, but I couldn't get behind the pacing. As the second book in a series, readers were introduced to Gabby and Chase prior to the start of this story, and from what I can gather, they had a banter-filled, playful enemies-style relationship. That is... absolutely not how they act in this. I think readers who have read the first book in the series will enjoy this book a L ...more
Millennial Life Crisis Bookshelf - Samantha
So glad these two authors continued on from the first book in this series! After we saw Gaby’s sister get her HEA with her husband, I was so excited to see what happened for Gaby and her brother-in-law’s best friend Chase. While Chase was always the biggest player because of his past, he was starting to realize that he wanted what his best friend had, and decided to finally act on his feelings for Gaby. Gaby also has feelings for Chase but has kept them hidden because of his reputation. Not beli ...more
Heather andrews
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Chase is the possessive sort, "...I sure as eff don’t want them to see what you’re hiding underneath these clothes.” Chase is whooped when it comes to his woman, "she turns on her heel and heads toward her office. I follow her like the lovesick fool that I am. I would follow her anywhere." I liked this book, I liked Chase. ...more
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lacey Black and Kaylee Ryan are bak at it again for another great romance in Fair Lake and I couldn’t be happier! Chase and Gabby throughout the first book It’s Not Over were shamelessly flirting and their banter was absolutely hilarious and it’s only gotten better now that it’s their turn at love.

Gabby has always forged her own path in life never asking for help and very rarely even accepting help when it’s offered. Unfortunately, when she has to move out of her apartment with very little noti
Emily Goodman
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it

Lacey Black and Kaylee Ryan write yet another perfect alpha swoon worthy male in their second release in the Fair Lakes series, Just Getting Started.

We previously met Chase, Harrison’s BFF and Gabby, Gwen’s little sister in the author’s co-writing debut novel, It’s Not Over. You absolutely don’t have to read It’s Not Over to enjoy Chase and Gabby’s story. However, you will miss why we all were hoping these two authors would write their story.

In Just Getting Started, we finally see these two ad
Johnaka- Amity Book Blog
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just getting Started Kaylee Ryan
“Friends to lovers, 5 stars”

Gabby and Chase are friends but friends who constantly bicker. Chase has wanted Gabby for some time now but has been biding his time. When He sees his shot, he takes it. Chase knew when he finally got her that it was a done deal, no one else was for him. But when a surprise shows up on his doorstep, he can’t help but be worried he’s going to lose her. Only he doesn’t. Will they be able to make this work or is it too much all at once?
I l
Nana Pickrell
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I was privileged enough to receive an advanced reader copy of this book from the author for a voluntary and honest review.
This is the second book by these authors and I still can't tell who wrote which part. For me? That's a good thing. This book was like romance novel perfection. The kind of book that wraps you up in its story immediately, keeps the butterflies coming, and ends before you're ready to let go. It's smartly written, sometimes funny, and...ugh it did things to my heart.
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved the first book in the Fair Lakes series, where we were introduced to Gabby and Chase and I was so looking forward to their story and I was not disappointed. Kaylee Ryan and Lacey Black are rapidly becoming of one of my favorite writing duos. Their writing seamlessly blends together creating stories that captures instantly.

I absolutely loved Gabby and Chase’s story. It has everything. Banter. Intensity. Twists. Lovable and swoonworthy characters. It’s truly a beautiful story. I really enj
Victoria Weston
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is the second book in this series. Fair Lakes Series. I absolutely loved this book it was just as good as the first one.

I absolutely love the covers of these books too.

Book 1 =  It's Not Over
Book 2 = Just Getting Started.

Chase has decided that he's had enough of just sleeping with any woman that throws herself at him and he wants more. He wants what his friends have, the family the home he's sick of just having one nighters. Chase has feelings for Gabby and she's not e
Ashley Hampton
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just Getting Started is all I can think about when it comes to this collaboration, because Lacey Black and Kaylee Ryan are just getting started with some serious epic romance novels. I don't ever want this collab to end. Just Getting Started flowed so naturally, I seriously could not tell you who wrote what. There was so much depth and amazing dialogue that held so much witty banter, I could not stop reading once I started. Although I wouldn't say this book is angsty, I am saying that I was shoc ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Just Getting Started by Kaylee Ryan & Lacey Black is book Two in the Fair Lakes Series. This is the story of Chase and Gabby. I have read the previous book which added to my enjoyment of this one. Gabby is the sister to Gwen who we met in the first book and Chase is Harrison best friend from the first book. With that said I did feel this could be a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Chase can get any women he wants and has but he has come to a point in his life that he wants something more...
Books I Flove
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
After reading the first book I was really excited to read the second book in this series!

Chase and Gabby know each other for a while now, and both are attracted to each other which they hide. Until Chase doesn’t hide it anymore and blatantly tells her. But Gabby is hesitant, because Chase is a player, or so she thinks. Can he change her mind?

This story is sexy as hell, and has some twists and turns you didn’t see coming !

I kindly received an arc and voluntarily left a review!
Wendy Livingstone
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book in this amazing series and is Gabby and Chase’s story. Gabby is Winnie’s sister from #1 and Chase is Harrison’s best friend. These two are like petrol and a match, but the undeniable chemistry between them, can they take a chance on each other? This is a beautifully written story which is humorous and entertaining which had me totally captivated throughout this riveting tale, and I highly recommend for all.
Melody Cox
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved this book.

I like that the hero wasn't what I thought he would be. They were a great couple.

Safe read.
World Of Books 65
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One time I would like not start a review of Kaylee Ryan and Lacey Black with a WOW so I won't I will start this review with WOW WOW OMG! So settle down and make sure you have nothing else to do because once you start this book you won't want to put it down!

I loved the first book in the Fair Lakes 'Its not Over' where we were introduced to Gabby and Chase and I was so looking forward to their story and I wasn't disappointed. The two have known each other for years. Gabby believes that Chase has s
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just Getting Started has these two authors blending their writing styles together seamlessly to bring us Gabby and Chase’s story. A story that will show us just how far someone will go to prove that his reputation is not all what it seems. As these two fight the chemistry, attraction and the unspoken words, all rules might just get thrown out the window. These two will have you enamored by the passion that emanates from the pages as they do the dance between friendship and forever. A heartfelt s ...more
Britt The Hatters
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kaylee Ryan and Lacey Black are quickly become of one of my favorite duos. Their writing seamlessly blends together creating stories that capture you instantly. I’ve been dying to get my hands on Chase and Gabby’s story since they were first introduced. These two have such explosive chemistry that even as enemies you can feel hot hot those spark between them are.
Arguing really is like foreplay with them. They bicker like they’ve been married for years all while Gabby tries to hide her feelings.
Chase, a reformed playboy has decided he wants more out of life, and Gabby is hesitant to act on her feelings for chase because he's got a certain reputation. Gabby has trouble believing that chase has changed for the better, but these two have an attraction that can't be denied.

A few twists and turns have these two falling in to something that they originally avoided. THis is a well written story that gives you all kinds of feelings, and everything works out exactly the way it is supposed to. K
LS Kralicek
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Twists in love story

Chase and Gabby have twists and turns in their love story. This is an amazing read by two incredible authors don’t pass this book and series up at all! Worth the read!
Jennifer Millaway
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This story was fascinating and fantastic. I loved the twists that were thrown in. Chase and Gabby are so sweet and their love was amazing. This is such a wonderful story.
Larissa Rye
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love the surprise baby trope so this was a treat with two surprise babies!!
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhh, Gabby and Chase’s Story was amazing! Y’all I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this series. Take two of my favorite authors and to have them decide to write a series together, is a dream come true and they absolutely didn’t disappoint!!!

I loved book one of this series, It’s Not Over. Harrison was everything, kind, sweet, patient, yet stubborn, protective, and swoon worthy. Throughout book one I read his best friend Chase as being the smart ass friend. I wasn’t even sure I like
Emma Johnston
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Not going to lie, when I read book one in this series I was soooooo hoping for a Chase & Gabby story....and I got it in spades!!

The twists & turns in this book along with the emotions had me hooked throughout!!
Red Cheeks Reads
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Just Getting Started is a frenemies-to-lovers romance between Gabby and Chase. If you read the first book in the series, It’s Not Over, you got a good dose of their bickering. Gabby has some preconceived notions about Chase, and she’s convinced herself that he’s a player. Chase has had it bad for Gabby for a while, and while at one point he was every bit the ladies’ man she accuses him of being, he hasn’t been that man in a long while. Chase has seen firsthand the kind of love his fri
Nancy Metsch
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
let me say that this book was amazing.
I love how Gabby and Chase would always tease each other but secretly had a crushes on each other. I also loved how things progressed from "innocent" flirting to a loving relationship.
Skye Yanovsky
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you like alpha men who just won’t take no for an answer (in the good way) then Just Getting Started (Fair Lakes #2) is for you. In this book we learn more about Chase and Gabby, who we met in It’s Not Over. This book is the enemies to lovers chemistry filled story you wish for. While Gabby & Chase aren’t really enemies, they have a banter-filled relationship where Gabby blows off Chase’s advances because she thinks he’s just a playboy who flirts with everyone. However, Chase has never let Gab ...more
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Just Getting Started is the second book in the Fair Lakes series and is a friends to lovers story between Gabby and Chase, who were mentioned, but not the main characters in book one. I am a fan of Kaylee Ryan's writing style and really enjoyed book one in the series by this duo so I was really excited to read Just Getting Started.

Chase has always kind of had a thing for Gabby but has hidden it somewhat behind a playful and teasing banter type relationship, until now. Now he has decided that he
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
After reading the first book, It’s not over and getting a glimpse of Gaby and Chase in that book I knew that I would be reading this book to see if they finally got their HEA and let me tell you Kaylee and Lacey didn’t disappoint. I love their writing style, it’s so unique and keeps you intrigued while reading. Chase has always been a big player and it has been held against him for his whole life, but after seeing his best friend so happy he decides he wants the HEA and everything as well and fi ...more
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book written by these two amazing authors and it was even better than the first.
I love their writing style, how they are both so similar that you cannot tell the difference between who wrote which part.
I knew after reading the first book that chase and Gabby's story would be full of heat and banter, I was not disappointed at all! They were fantastic!
They are only just beginning their official relationship, when they are thrown one whopper of a suprise. It could have broken t
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