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Maybe Someone Like You

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  189 ratings  ·  82 reviews
"This sweet new adult book is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.”USA Today bestselling author Cindi Madsen

Katie Capwell is a bright and accomplished recent law school graduate, and she has her shiny future all mapped out. It's brimming with courtroom victories and creating change. Ryan Brincatt is a tattooed and impossibly cool martial artist, and he’s mastered
ebook, 366 pages
Published April 16th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Embrace)
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Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Maybe someone like you is Katie Capwell's story about finding the life you want, rather than the one everyone expects. Katie is following in her mother's footsteps and has just graduated from law school. Now she needs to find a job and settle into her career. The hard work isn't over yet and Katie is experiencing her first bump in the road. She managed to get a job at the law firm she interned at but thanks to a merger she lost her place before she even started. Her boyfriend also went with the ...more
Robin Bielman
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It's the perfect slow burn and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. (Because, you know, the slow burn.) ;) Stacy Wise takes us on a journey with a heroine who is smart, ambitious, and ready to step out of her comfort zone to get what she wants. Add in friendship, family, humor, and my favorite—a sweet and sexy hero to swoon over—and this book delivers everything I love in romance.
Elle's Book Blog
May 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: standalones, romance
Release Date: April 16, 2018
Genre: New Adult Romance
Actual Rating: 3 stars

I initially picked up this book because of the cover. I am a cover-lover and if a book looks great on the outside I am more likely to pick it up. I know, I know. You shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but how can anyone resist something so pretty? Anyway, aside from the cover, this was a decent book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. One of the main reasons why I couldn't love it is because it is SO SL
Kate (beautifulbookland)
Drinking game: take a shot every time I say the words ‘slow burn’ in this review.

This is my first book by Stacy Wise, and I absolutely loved it! It’s cute and swoony, with just the right amount of cheese.

Ryan is not Katie’s type; she’s an overachieving law school graduate, and he’s a tattooed martial arts instructor. But after he catches her creeping around outside the gym he works at, he offers to give her a tour - and Katie finds herself leaving with a gym schedule and her own personal instru
Amy Jenkins (dreaming_of_stories)
My first book from Stacy Wise and it most definitely won’t be my last!! “Maybe Someone Like you” was brilliantly done and so addictive! The Romance was a slow burn in the best possible way and perfectly done with the most amazing characters. Katie and Ryan were fated from the very beginning and I adored how their friendship blossoms throughout the book.

About the story:

Katie’s recently graduated law school which should be something to celebrate, but that’s not the case for her at the moment. The
Mar 27, 2018 rated it liked it
I was looking forward to reading this one after reading the blurb. You've read the blurb, I'll give you my thoughts on the pluses and minuses in this story.
The plot was great. The writing while seemed slow, flowed really well and the dialogue was great.
The story is equally balanced between the two MC's Ryan and Katie. Katie just took her bar exam, coming out of a crap relationship and looking for a job after being cut from a merger and has a famous uptight attorney for a mother who raises the ba
Elizabeth Neal
Katie is a recent law school graduate with her future planned out. It includes courtroom victories and making a change in the world. It does not have room for a tattooed martial artist. You wouldn't think their paths would ever cross, that they aren't meant to, but you'd be wrong. They're perfect for each other and fate knows it.

Ryan works as a trainer at the local kickboxing gym when he meets Katie, who happens to be lurking outside, debating on attending the yoga class her friend and roommate
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such an addictive, romantic and sweet read and I'm still debating whether or not I should promote the book to a 5-star rating instead of 4.5 stars. This story was one I just couldn't stop reading once started and finished in nearly one-sitting (I had to take care of my son at some point, lol otherwise I would've definitely finished it in 1 sitting)
Ryan is one of the most awesome book boyfriends ever and he made me swoon and purr like a kitten. He just couldn't do anything wrong in my
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley-arc
If I had to sum up this novel in one word, I'd go with: ordinary.
This is by no means a bad story. It just isn't a gripping, on-the-edge-of-your-seat one, either.
In Maybe Someone Like You, we follow freshly-dumped, newly-graduated lawyer Katie who, in the spur of the moment, decides to try out kickboxing - and veeeerrry slowly falls in love with her instructor Ryan.
The story is well paced; Katie looks for a job, finds one, has a crush on Ryan, has a very predictable date with someone else that e
Rating 4.5/5*

This is a delightful, slow burn, romance with the heroine, Katie Capwell, as the main character throughout. In the first few pages we learn  that Katie had recently finished law school and is awaiting her bar results when the job she'd accepted falls through and her boyfriend splits with her "because it is summer", just three days after tell her he loves her! This is definitely a time of change for this young lady and you'll have to read it yourself to discover what happens when she
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG what an amazing book, it captivated my attention since the very beginning. Katie may have trouble sticking up for herself and speaking her mind but she has a big heart. She may still be struggling to find herself but when she walks by the kick boxing gym and meets Ryan for the first time she finally chooses something for herself. Ryan is so sweet, understanding, tough, strong and good looking especially with those tattoos. Even though on the outside he is nothing like what Katie is used to d ...more
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is the first book I've read from the author and I was really excited to read it. I liked the characters well enough but liking the characters does not make me enjoy the story, especially if I can't really connect with them. This story also moved at a very slow pace and I was expecting so much more. This one just wasn't for me.
Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
He’s wearing the tie he wore on the night I met him, the one that’s covered with tiny foxes. I used to think it was cute, but now it only looks useful—like something I could choke him with.

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Also, the quotes I used may have changed or been altered in some way, but I am quoting from what I received.

I adored this story and it called to me in an unexpected way. Katie decides to start kickboxing wit
ANNE but not Hathaway

This is my first book from this author and thank you to Entangled: Embrace Publishing and #NetGalley for providing me a copy.

Now to my review.

When I first read the blurb, I thought yo myself "you should request for it" because, well, martial artist.

The story actually is between Katie, a newly graduate law student who got cut from a job that was offered to her days ago just because of the sudden merger. Not only that, she got dumped by his so-called BF after she didn't make
Apr 02, 2018 rated it liked it
3 Stars - .5 Flames

This. Is. A. Very. "Slow". Read. Don't look for sex scenes. Ain't gonna happen. Don't look for high tension/anticipation either. I honestly almost DNF'd this because at the half way mark, I felt as though nothing had happened yet. Even after reading the book, I still feel that way. But at least I finished it, right?

Katie is the daughter of a well known attorney and photographer. It was as though the stars where already aligned, telling her that she was to become an attorney
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 4/20/18.

In Maybe Someone Like You, the focus is on the heroine and the romance, though sweet and ultimately satisfying, takes a back seat to her figuring out what she wants and where she's going with her life. There are dozens of Ryan-and-Katie moments sprinkled throughout, but since we only see Katie's POV, we aren't ever sure where Ryan stands on the whole K+R question. There's several false starts, many did he mean....? moments, a handful of dates with
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books I have read so far in 2018. Stacy Wise has crafted a sweet story about a young woman's path to finding happiness within herself, within her career and within a relationship. If you are looking for a hot and heavy romance that will melt your Kindle then this isn't the book for you. But if you want to read a touching story about two people discovering a real connection then give this one a try.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thought
Jessie Rae
Mar 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arcs, dnf
"received an arc exchange for an honest review"

i only got like 20% before i dnf.

it was very dull the characters weren't relatable at all

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Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, loved this book!! This is the kind of book you make your husband mad by staying up too late because you just have to finish it. (Not that I did that or anything.) The characters, the plot lines, the dialogue - everything was just so good. Katie is a recent law grad who's just been dumped. Her roommate tries to cheer her up by taking her to yoga, but Katie gets distracted by the boxing gym next door. Oogling the workouts, she meets Ryan who offers to train her in a free first session. ...more
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After a job opportunity falls through and she breaks up with her boyfriend, recent law school grad Katie Capwell is drawn to a boxing gym one day while on her way to a yoga class. While looking through the windows to the gym, she's approached by the sweet, sexy trainer, Ryan Brincatt. After signing up for some training sessions with Ryan, Katie quickly finds herself drawn to him, while struggling with how different he is from what the appropriate, perfect guy has always looked like in her mind. ...more
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it

When Katie Capwell decided to sign up kickboxing lessons, she never imagined her life would change for the better, especially since she and Ryan Brincatt are from totally different worlds. However, the more he teaches her, the more she finds herself falling for him. Will Katie and Ryan achieve their happy ever after or will the fact that they're too different keep them apart?

The first thing I noticed about this book was the cover. It looks like this story will be lots of fun and I've got to say
Mar 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Katie just wants to do something different. She recently finished law school and is searching for her first job while she waits to find out if she passed the bar. Her boyfriend just dumped her because he "wants to be single for summer," whatever that means, and she's just had it with the status quo. On her way to yoga with a friend, she passes a kickboxing gym and is immediately intrigued. The fact that the trainer she runs into is gorgeous and tattooed and not remotely her usual type doesn't hu ...more
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Maybe Someone Like You by Stacy Wise introduces us to Katie Capwell, a recent grad of law school, who has just been dumped unceremoniously by her ex. After having a previous offer of employment retracted, she is looking for a new job opportunity while still dealing with the heartbreak and anger of being dumped. At the suggestion of her roommate, she tags along to a yoga class in the hopes of finding peace and serenity. On the way to the studio she becomes entranced by the tangible adrenaline and ...more
Samantha Bilodeau
Apr 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Katie is just out of law school, and just out of what she THOUGHT was a relationship until her boyfriend started talking about how excited he was to "meet" new people. She has a mother who expects a lot from her, who may or may not be the reason she got a new job. And she has started doing something fairly out of character: kickboxing. And her trainer is sweet and sexy and keeps popping up everywhere.

The feel I got with this one was very much a New Adult book and less of a Romance. There is a lo
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book has cursing (including a dozen or so f-bombs) but no on-page sex. If cursing will cause you to leave a bad review, please use your own judgment before reading this book.

New adult isn't my preferred genre, but I really liked the story that this book told. Ryan and Katie were both really likable characters and I found myself rooting for them from the start. Katie was a bit of a hot mess and a doormat at times, but seeing her figuring it out and picking herself up off of the mat was reall
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-20, netgalley
x I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. I’d like to thank Net Galley and Entangled Publishing for this opportunity. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This book was an addicting slow burn! Katie’s character development as an independent badass woman was commendable. I admire the way she learned how to fight for herself and grow into the person she truly wanted to be. She proved to be so capable and intelligent in her own right and I enjoyed watching that develop withi
Melena Torretta
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-arcs, 2018
Maybe Someone Like You reminded me of my favorite slow burn romances in the best possible ways.

Katie has recently graduated law school, and also was recently dumped by her jerk of an ex. While going to a yoga class with a friend she meets Ryan, an instructor at a kickboxing gym.

After a trial she signs up for lessons with Ryan and they form a fast friendship. Katie is attracted to Ryan, but unsure if he could feel the same way about her. Some of her past experiences have left her feeling less co
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first book that I've read by Stacy Wise, and I really enjoyed it's sweet & slow burn goodness. She took me on a journey with a heroine, Katie, who was smart, hardworking, ambitious, and who was strong enough to step out of her comfort zone when life didn't go quite how she thought it would. See, she worked hard at graduating law school, with a job lined up afterwards. But after graduating, the job didn't pan out, and then her boyfriend dumped her. So she knew it was time for somethin ...more
Becky Rendon
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Maybe Someone Like You is a sweet story about coming into ones self. Insecurities plague Katie's mind after he boyfriend went from Prince potential to total toad. Always trying to please Mom isn't exactly a confidence booster either. Losing her first Job before it starts...Yeah, Katie is wallowing in self pity. Until she meets him.

Ryan is the total opposite of anything Katie has ever found attractive. He's a big tattooed guy. He looks rough around the edges and like her could crush her. But it s
Apr 16, 2018 rated it liked it
An enjoyable read overall.

Here, we hear from Katie and Ryan. This is read from Katie’s POV, and we see how she deals with a break-up, a new job, what she really wants in life and her attraction to Ryan, her kickboxing instructor.

Katie deals with A LOT, lol. I hated her new boss, not sure how she didn’t kill the idiot; also, her Mom wasn’t a favorite of mine, I found she was too hard on Katie and not very understanding of her choices. I liked Katie all in all, I think she represents a lot of peop
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Stacy Wise is the author of Lie, Lie Again, which releases on 1/1/21. Her other novels include Beyond the Stars and Maybe Someone Like You. She lives in California with her family. Before becoming a full-time writer, Stacy worked in television casting on shows including Party of Five, The X Files, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. When she's not dreaming up stories, you can find her beating up the b ...more

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