FLASHBACK FRIDAY(6) Valentine’s Day Edition – FIRST COMES LOVE by Katie Kacvinsky
Feb 14th, 2014 by Liza Wiemer


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by Katie Kacvinsky

Published by HMH in 2012

From Goodreads: 

Like his name, Gray is dark and stormy. Dylan, a girl always searching for what’s next, seemingly unable to settle down, is the exact opposite: full of light and life. On the outside, they seem like an unlikely couple. But looks can be deceiving and besides, opposites attract.

What starts as friendship, turns into admiration, respect and caring, until finally these two lone souls find they are truly in love with each other.

But staying in love is not as easy as falling in love. If Dylan and Gray want their love to last, they’re going to have to work at it. And learn that sometimes love means having to say you’re sorry.

My review – posted May 2013

I was totally captivated by Gray and Dylan, two very different individuals drawn together in a powerful and loving relationship that seems to heal both of them in different ways. Gray is dark and miserable. Dylan is boisterous, happy, enthusiastic. She helps bring Gray out of his shell and live. I love that Dylan doesn’t want to be anything but herself. She’s straightforward and honest. First Comes Love is a fast, enjoyable read. It’s also told from both Dylan and Gray’s perspective, which I love.
Yes, I recommend for anyone who enjoys a love story!

February 14, 2014 – After all this time, these characters continue to stick out in my mind. It’s an unusual love that they share for one another, deep, raw, supportive, and sometimes quite painful as they take on their own adventures in life. But I love them, flaws and all. I am so glad that Katie continued Gray and Dylan’s story. She did so in Second Chances, which I also highly recommend. This May, Katie will be releasing the final book in this series, Finally, Forever. I am very much looking forward to it!

To Purchase:


Barnes and Noble

Amazon (Second Chances)


SECOND CHANCES (First Comes Love, #2)15996019

From Goodreads:

Can two drastically different, imperfect people be perfect for each other?

It’s been four months since Gray and Dylan have seen each other. Dylan’s been traveling in Europe, while Gray has college, baseball, and a life rooted in one place. Gray’s determined to forget Dylan, the girl he fell in love with in First Comes Love. Besides, how do you make a relationship work with an independent loner?

Just when he decides he’s over her, Dylan makes an unexpected entrance back into his life, hoping their steamy romance can start right where it left off. Gray realizes you can tell your mind to do one thing, but you can’t always convince your heart to follow. Dylan realizes she finally has to make a choice between freedom and her relationship with Gray.

Hilarious, intense, inspiring, and emotional, Second Chance shows that love is a journey, and there are never clear road signs or maps to guide you along. You can only navigate with your heart.

My review:

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What can I say except I once again fell in love with Dylan and Gray and cannot wait for Katie Kacvinsky’s last book in this trilogy, Finally, Forever.

Things that I love about this series:

1. How quirky Dylan is.

2. How Gray accepts and loves Dylan the way she is and doesn’t want to change her.

3. That there is hope for this once-in-a-lifetime, ever-after type of love.

4. Gray’s awesome friends.

5. Sweet romance. Even though my heart was left aching inSecond Chance I have HOPE for Dylan and Gray – see #4.

6. A series that crosses between the YA and NA market!

Thank you, Katie. Looking forward to the last book.

FINALLY, FOREVER (First Comes Love, #3)

Will be released May, 2014

For more information about Katie Kacvinsky, check out her website.  She has a Valentine’s Day giveaway going on right now!!!

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