Kellen's Moment
Kellen McLin has been waiting for her moment for a long time. She says when two people who are meant to be together find each other, they know it instantly. Kellen believes her moment girl has finally arrived, but there’s one big problem—she’s a Sealy. The McLins and the Sealys are south Louisiana’s version of the Hatfields and the McCoys.Stevie Sealy left Louisiana for college and didn’t return except for holiday visits with her family. After a breakup with her boyfriend, she decides to move back to the town of Sealy temporarily. She never really understood or wanted to be involved in the family feud with the McLins, but she finds herself right in the middle of it when Kellen McLin walks into her life and changes everything. In this romantic comedy, Robin Alexander weaves a tale about how fast love can happen and how inconvenient it can be.

Kellen's Moment Details

TitleKellen's Moment
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 25th, 2018
PublisherIntaglio Publications
Rating
GenreRomance, Lesbian Romance, Lgbt

Kellen's Moment Review

  • Lexxi Kitty
    January 1, 1970
    Stevie whispered, and her face flushed. “That’s never happened before. Just hearing her name makes me feel…lesbian things.”There was a brief moment, as I mentioned in my only status update, when I worried about this book. That was in the prologue that opens with two people apparently on the way to commit crime. And one is reluctant to do so while the other is gung-ho on the idea. And, as I also mentioned, that’s somewhat common with me and Alexander books – I open them, gaze upon the opening wit Stevie whispered, and her face flushed. “That’s never happened before. Just hearing her name makes me feel…lesbian things.”There was a brief moment, as I mentioned in my only status update, when I worried about this book. That was in the prologue that opens with two people apparently on the way to commit crime. And one is reluctant to do so while the other is gung-ho on the idea. And, as I also mentioned, that’s somewhat common with me and Alexander books – I open them, gaze upon the opening with some worry and fear, then gobble the book like it was chocolate and someone was coming to take all my chocolate (I’ve no idea why I went to chocolate). As in, I end up really enjoying the book and reading it in quick gulps.Right, so, this book is about a 39 year old and a 34 year old (I forget which is which, though I’m fairly certain the 34 year old is Stevie Sealy, while the 39 year old is Kellen McLin). While Stevie grew up in a small town in Louisiana, the next town over from Kellen’s small town, she’s spent her entire adult life living elsewhere – mostly in New York. But she’s home now, temporarily (that’s the plan) as she’s broken up with her male partner (I’m still vaguely confused as to whether or not they were actually ever married). Kellen, on the other hand, appears (it’s not 100% clear), to have lived her entire life in that small town next to Stevie’s small home town.I’m being vague on purpose. For, you see, the small town Stevie Sealy comes from is named . . . Sealy. And the small town Kellen McLin comes from? The town is named McLin. And as the book description notes, the McLin and Sealy families have been feuding for a long time like the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s. Though, since I do not actually know of any Hatfield’s getting involved with McCoy’s, I’ll go with Capulet and Montague (you know, Juliet and Romeo from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet). Since this specific story here involves two people from rival families falling for each other. Though, luckily for my own sanity, and as already noted, the two who fell for each other in this book are in their 30s, not early teens. And that’s basically the story – two people from rival families fall for each other, then have to deal with the fact that they are from rival families. There’s more, but that’s the core. Lots of great humor, lots of interesting action, good solid side characters (including probably one of the better gay couples I’ve seen in lesbian fiction), some interesting to me sexy-times, and . . . stuff.There’s more I could say – like how the McLin’s are the opposites of the Sealy’s in certain matters (they hold similar positions in their towns, and both have much money, but one is very concerned about appearances – ‘keeping up appearances’ (Sealy), while the other keeps a very tight hold on their money to the point they’d prefer wearing used underwear (or none at all) to buying new underwear (McLin’s). And how Stevie’s parents are complete and utter dickwads; and Kellen’s father figure (though uncle who raised her after mother died and father ran away) is an utter vile human turd; or how Kellen has a twin – Kyle, who is one half of the gay coupling I mentioned above; or . . . stuff. But I’ll let people read for themselves.For my own information-purposes, though, I include: Kellen McLin is currently mayor of McLin *, though would prefer not to be. Would prefer to be running her business (she’s a tree surgeon – an arborist). And Stevie Sealy works from home writing tech manuals (mostly for electronic things, though occasionally for other things). I really loved the chemistry on display between Kellen and Stevie.Every time I read a Robin Alexander book, I feel like I need to go back through all of my top tier ratings shelves and rerank everything. Granted, there are a few Alexander books I’ve rated very poorly, but most seem to push the upper limits. As this one did. * - “I can’t. I have to cut a ribbon at the new credit union. It’s a really thick ribbon, and I’m sure I’ll be exhausted,” Kellen said as she set the table. Rating: 5+ (something around 5.35)March 4 2018
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  • Arn
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars. Robin Alexander has been killin' it lately. I really liked her previous book Fearless, and I really enjoyed this one too. I'm glad she stepped away from the quirky older ladies she used to have in all her books, her newer works feel fresh again.EDIT: Cover is terrible though, my little designer heart died while looking at that thing.
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  • Jo reece
    January 1, 1970
    You cant help but laugh at Robin Alexander books. Like all her books, you'll laugh and fall in love with the witty characters. The story is there, the chemistry is there... its just a real fun and light romance. If your a fan, this book is another one of hers to read.
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  • Alexis
    January 1, 1970
    Robin Alexander never disappoints when it comes to writing romantic comedies. This book had me laughing like a lunatic so many times. When it's not the two main characters cracking you up with their flirty banter the secondary characters will have you clutching your sides when they explain the importance of sniffing your significant other's armpit. This is a super sweet book about two feuding families who just might be able to call a truce now that two of their offspring have fallen for each oth Robin Alexander never disappoints when it comes to writing romantic comedies. This book had me laughing like a lunatic so many times. When it's not the two main characters cracking you up with their flirty banter the secondary characters will have you clutching your sides when they explain the importance of sniffing your significant other's armpit. This is a super sweet book about two feuding families who just might be able to call a truce now that two of their offspring have fallen for each other. Definitely give this a try when you're in need of a good laugh.Trent to Stevie: "My grandma used to say it like this, ‘Men jump into everything pecker first, women think they jump heart first, but it’s usually the cooter leading the way too.’ Grandma was crazy, she ate banana peels, but that was the sanest thing I think I ever heard her say.”
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  • Zita Greenly
    January 1, 1970
    I din't enjoy this book much. Too much banter and not enough actual story. No doubt Robin Alexander is the queen of one-liners, but they shouldn't be at the expense of the plot. I thought she was trying far too hard to be clever. The instant love wasn't believable, especially because we were told over and over again the two families were at war. It took nearly half the book for the two women to have a conversation which dragged the romance. Disappointing considering all the five stars reviews.
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  • Cat
    January 1, 1970
    Ack Ack ack wheeze...Entertaining as always. I can't get enough of Robin Alexander's zany, fun and loveable characters. I don't even need to read the synopsis before buying her books because I know I will love it!
  • Kurt
    January 1, 1970
    Robin Alexander's books are unique. Read a paragraph and you know who the author is. They are typically filled primarily with dialogue and make jokes about base things. So. I was surprised I didn't love this latest book of hers. Romance took second fiddle to all manner of characters and conversations about this fued between two familes/cities. The romance was fairly instantaneous and I didn't feel like I had a chance to enjoy the development of it. It was like her book "Patty's Potent Potion" in Robin Alexander's books are unique. Read a paragraph and you know who the author is. They are typically filled primarily with dialogue and make jokes about base things. So. I was surprised I didn't love this latest book of hers. Romance took second fiddle to all manner of characters and conversations about this fued between two familes/cities. The romance was fairly instantaneous and I didn't feel like I had a chance to enjoy the development of it. It was like her book "Patty's Potent Potion" in the sense they were just in love from the start, or at least strongly attracted. But that book had better minor characters. I don't know, maybe I'm too serious this week as all of the jokes, gags and one-liners in this book fell flat for me and I read them straight-faced.
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  • Tinything
    January 1, 1970
    Damn! As always, i love Robin Alexander’s books. Her books never let me down. They made me laugh, smile, happy and teary (in a good way, of course). In the prologue, i thought Kellen and her brother were about to make a crime because it sound like it but no its not. And the first time Kellen and Stevie met, and Kyle lied to Kellen about who Stevie is, and i thought “oh no, is this going to be those kind of books where the lie keep going until it reveal and the drama going on?” And then as i cont Damn! As always, i love Robin Alexander’s books. Her books never let me down. They made me laugh, smile, happy and teary (in a good way, of course). In the prologue, i thought Kellen and her brother were about to make a crime because it sound like it but no its not. And the first time Kellen and Stevie met, and Kyle lied to Kellen about who Stevie is, and i thought “oh no, is this going to be those kind of books where the lie keep going until it reveal and the drama going on?” And then as i continue reading, to my relief i was like “phew! It’s not. Thank you very much”. And i really like this book. It’s funny, both main characters are funny and really lovable and i really like the chemistry between them. oh and of course there are family involve as well. as i said it made me laugh, smile, happy and teary. The teary part (view spoiler)[ Because the siblings of both sides and Trulee are support their relationship and stand by them when the shit going on. And it just warm my heart (hide spoiler)] I really enjoy this book very much <3
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  • susan
    January 1, 1970
    Robin makes me laugh so hard.If your looking g for romance and humor all in one this is the book...well all robin Alexander's book. But this was done beautifully. The chemistry between the characters were great. The storyline was done well. Robin Alexander is the queen of one liners that make laugh out loud. I definitely recommend this book.
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  • vacatedboat
    January 1, 1970
    I love Robin Alexander. I cannot read her books one after another after another, but when I’m in the mood for a laugh, she never fails. “Kellen’s Moment” is no different and I highly recommend it to any Alexander fan. It follows her traditional formula of small town Louisiana with prominent background characters that provide most of the humor, much to the embarrassment of our MCs. The two characters here are both charming and sweet and their romance, although UHaul in style, is believable enough I love Robin Alexander. I cannot read her books one after another after another, but when I’m in the mood for a laugh, she never fails. “Kellen’s Moment” is no different and I highly recommend it to any Alexander fan. It follows her traditional formula of small town Louisiana with prominent background characters that provide most of the humor, much to the embarrassment of our MCs. The two characters here are both charming and sweet and their romance, although UHaul in style, is believable enough in the lighthearted world that Alexander typically creates in her books. I’m not going for the full 5 stars here because it didn’t blow me away or anything, but it was a well-written, quick read that put many smiles on my face and made me laugh out loud a few times.
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  • Becky Spears
    January 1, 1970
    Funny and heartwarmingLike usual Robin Alexander writes a hilarious, romantic book that her readers will love. Honestly I don't even read the books description anymore before buying and I'm never disappointed. This one centers on a feud between families and two women from opposite sides falling in love. The supporting characters are wonderfully funny and endearing and Stevie and Kellan are sweet from the first moment. My only wish is that Robin would publish books faster!
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  • Allison
    January 1, 1970
    Mr SealyI’ve never read a Robin Alexander book I haven’t liked. I love this book! It’s charming, funny, sweet and endearing. I fell in love with the characters in this book especially the siblings and couples. I read it in one day, so that tells me something for sure.
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  • Suzanne
    January 1, 1970
    A great read Another wonderful story from Robin Alexander. True to life characters, believable story line combined with wonderful comedy. Few authors can make me laugh out loud like Robin Alexander.
  • Angie Peraza
    January 1, 1970
    Laugh Out Loud!Love Robin’s stories. Romance with lots of quirky people (that remind me a bit of some I know), and lots of laughs.
  • Stephanie Lochran
    January 1, 1970
    She's My FaveKellen’s Moment is a well-written, charming, hilarious and soulful heart grabber; I highly recommend it. Ms. Alexander never disappoints...she easily captivates me with her fresh, enthralling and amusing storylines; with her endearing and beautifully flawed characters. She fills her books with the most witty and memorable quotes. This read reminded me of my own coming out experience, and how codependent and wacky family members can be; it’s an opportunity to look back, to laugh and She's My FaveKellen’s Moment is a well-written, charming, hilarious and soulful heart grabber; I highly recommend it. Ms. Alexander never disappoints...she easily captivates me with her fresh, enthralling and amusing storylines; with her endearing and beautifully flawed characters. She fills her books with the most witty and memorable quotes. This read reminded me of my own coming out experience, and how codependent and wacky family members can be; it’s an opportunity to look back, to laugh and heal. Robin Alexander is my favorite comedic lesrom author.
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