You Can't Hurry Love
An Enemies to Lovers Romance
Lawyer Paxton Cates has his path to a judgeship all mapped out, except his bachelor status is keeping him off too many of the guest lists where all the real networking is done.
So when Ms. Goody-Two-Shoes Joyner—the bane of his youth—calls him for help, he sees a chance for them to help each other.
Jolene Joyner has always been a goodie two shoes. She felt like she had to be perf ...more
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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 alon ...more
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 s ...more
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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 h ...more
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 series ...more
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 h ...more
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 i ...more
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 cli ...more
Author: Lee Kilraine
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 an ...more
By Lee Kilraine
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 ye ...more
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 shock ...more
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 trul ...more
So, You Can’t Hurry Love is the story of Jolene Jolene Jo ...more
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 ...more
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 e ...more
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 proposit ...more
I definitely laughed out loud, the steamy parts had me looking at lawyers differently, but I loved the banter between the two. S ...more
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 ...more
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 resp ...more
Now Jolene is behind bars and needed Paxton's help to get her out. Jolene was rule follower until this moment. She couldn't call her parents since they worry too much and only person she could think of was her archenemy Paxton. Jolene was ready to pay when he got her out but he had som ...more
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 funn ...more
Given how common both plotlines are, it’s a tribute to Lee Kilraine’s ...more
Jolene is the quintessential good girl. Teacher, role model and all round nice person. That is until a snap decision lands her in a sticky situation and has her relying on the one person she doesn't want to be around.
Paxton has always been ambitious. He has worked hard all his life to get to where he is now. So when he gets a phone call from the last person he ever expects he sees i ...more