Being Kalli by Rebecca Berto
Publication date: December 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Kalli Perkins makes it a habit of shutting her mouth, except to please a guy. She would say she goes off like a starved animal in bed, but Kalli doesn’t have sex in beds. She does it in hallways, in parks, in parties. She comes as a package deal.
Great sex. No strings attached. Never alone together; always in public.
One night at a party, Kalli makes a bet with her friend, Nate, that could change everything. But she didn’t count on him. Nate’s very capable of satisfying her, not only under her clothes, but in her heart, too.
She just doesn’t know it yet.
This year I have become a huge fan of the amazing new author that is Rebecca Berto, I love to curl up with one of her books and just get lost in the story for a while and this book let that happen. I will say though that I am sad about the recent cover change, I adored the sexy one!! This one is great don't get me wrong but I feel its a little too innocent . . . but that might just be me.
Kalli, my dear girl she has had a tough life and you just have to feel for her and respect how far she has come. Raising her twin brothers (Which I am besotted with) would be hard for anyone, but with your mom high on drugs on passed out somewhere she has no other option then to take on the responsibility and you can see she loves her brothers more than anything.
Kalli deals with her issues in a way that shocked me at first but at the same time you can understand it - Sex with no strings attached and never behind a door or somewhere alone. One she starts down this path there are reasons she finds it hard to stop.
This book does contain some hard to read flash backs - not because they are terrible but because of the subject matter but overall I think Rebecca did an amazing job at such a difficult task so please do not venture into this thinking it is a light romance, it is so much more.
This book was a roller-coaster for me and I enjoyed watching everyone's different storyline evolve and them to grow as a person, the growth in the book was one of the best parts about it.
Brace yourselves for this read, it will make you feel things that are sometimes hard but that is what I love most about a story and author, the way they can make you go places you have never been before and experience things that you never once thought you would.
Rebecca Berto is the author or the dark contemporary/literary novella, PRECISE and the new adult contemporary romance novel, DROWNING IN YOU. She is also a freelance editor.
She writes stories that are a bit sexy, and straddle the line between Literary and Tear Your Heart Out. She gets a thrill when her readers are emotional reading her stories, and gets even more of a kick when they tell her so. She's strangely imaginative, spends too much time on her computer, and is certifiably crazy when she works on her fiction.
Rebecca Berto lives in Melbourne, Australia with her boyfriend and their doggy.