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Just Getting Started

(Fair Lakes #2)

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Gabby

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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Expected publication: February 4th 2020 by Ryan Black
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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 ...more
Nana Pickrell
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
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.
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.
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
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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 ...more
Pam
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
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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.

FAIR LAKES SERIES
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
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Ashley Gayhart-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 ...more
Lexi
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
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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
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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
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Fiona
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
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Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
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.
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booksiflove
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!
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.
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!!
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Just Getting Started is the second book in the Fair Lakes series by my newest favorite duo, Lacey Black and Kaylee Ryan. I have read all of Lacey’s books and have loved them all. Kaylee is a new to me author and loving the work they are doing as a team. Each book in the series can be read as standalone but I highly recommend reading them in order to fully get to know these characters. If you read It’s Not Over then you have met Gabby as Gwen’s sister, and Chase as Harrison’s best friend. The ...more
Shannon
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
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Louise  O
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just Getting Started is book 2 in the Fair Lakes series, a standalone book that pulled me in hook line and sinker.

Gabby is having a bad time of it, with no where to go except a “drug apartment” Chase offers up a room at his place and he isn’t taking no for an answer. Gabby knows this is a bad idea all they do is bicker at each other every day at work, living together is not a good idea. With no other options she moves in. Chase has been harbouring feelings towards Gabby for a while now and just
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Melinda
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kaylee Ryan and Lacey Black takes us back to Fair Lakes and finally we see Chase and Gabby story come to light. I loved that these two show us real honest to God bickering friends seeing their eyes open wide when their hearts get in the way. These two are quite talented when it comes to these two and boy seeing Gabby shocked in well Chase was very entertaining. Seeing them in close quarters was fun, both are hilarious when it comes to them denying the attraction but come on it is easy to see how ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gaby and chase, good friends. When is Gaby sister and she is married to Harrison chase's best friend. They've known each other for years and have an easy banter between them. When Gwen and Harrison split it was hard on Gaby and chase. It's always been all four of them. Things went back to normal when Gwen and Harrison got back together. Gaby and chase have been fighting the chemistry between them. Until one day Gaby gets a notice that she has to move her apartment complex is going to demolished. ...more
Sharon
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow, these two authors separately are amazing, put them together, and damn you have a pair that will have you swooning over the characters that they write! I'm loving this series that they've started, I hope they know they will have to continue to create and write characters together for the foreseeable future! I give this one 5 stars, if you haven't started the series yet, you have to!
This is book two and it centers around Chase & Gabby, and what's going on between them. They will have you
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TheGuideToRomanceNovels
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Kaitlyn
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Ryan and Ms. Black are two of my favorite authors to read. So when I get a book that they’ve wrote together, well honestly it doesn’t get much better then that! Gabby and Chase are everything!!! This story, there were some twists and turns but so much love and happiness along the way. I love these characters and I love this series! And I love that these two authors are writing this series together!!
Crystal
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Just Getting Started is the second book in Fair Lakes series. Can be read as a standalone. This story flowed well, a few surprises, and so entertaining. Chase and Gabby are so into eachother but too afraid to take the chance. It doesn't help that Chase and Gabby 's lives are entwined due to her sister Gwen being married to Harrison who's Chase best friend. I laughed at their banter and bickering. It was fun, snarky and loving, but really it was their foreplay. I'm really enjoying the stories ...more
Amber Goodwin
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gabby and Chase have always had a love hate relationship. They love to hate on each other.

When Gabby is forced to find a new place to live Chase volunteers his home up.

Can these two live together without killing each other? Can they see what has been right in front of them all along? Will Gabby run when it gets tough?

I loved all the twist and turns this book took! I can't wait for the next book!!
Reading with 2 book lovers
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I very much enjoyed these characters. Good writhing
Jennifer
Jan 11, 2020 marked it as to-read
review coming soon
Joanne
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed the first collaboration between these two authors with their first book and couldn’t get enough of the characters. Now with book two the anticipation grew. I wasn’t sure how this would go but boy did it not pan out as I was first expecting. It was even better than I thought it would be. Chase and Gabby when we met them before had obvious chemistry but fought and drove each other nuts. But once the gloves came off Chase stepped up to the plate and made her his. Along comes a ...more
Amanda Anderson
rated it it was ok
Jan 07, 2020
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