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My name is Kai Okamoto. I deal drugs. Trade escapism for cold, hard cash.Born to a British mother and a Japanese father, I grew up poor, hungry, and alone. Hiding from the monsters at our door. The debt collectors. I’ve worked hard to escape my past. I’m not that frightened little boy anymore. I’m wealthy, secure, and sure of myself. At least I was, until I met Lily. LilyMy name is Kai Okamoto. I deal drugs. Trade escapism for cold, hard cash.Born to a British mother and a Japanese father, I grew up poor, hungry, and alone. Hiding from the monsters at our door. The debt collectors. I’ve worked hard to escape my past. I’m not that frightened little boy anymore. I’m wealthy, secure, and sure of myself. At least I was, until I met Lily. Lily is a good girl. The kind of girl I should stay away from. I should, but I can’t.I hate lying to her, but if she finds out who I am, what I do. I won’t see her for dust.A standalone, bad boy romance, set in England....

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kai Reviews

  • Jemima
    2018-11-12 23:09

    I am sorry but Nope! Nope! This just didn't do it for me...At all! I found Kai to be pushy and the Lily to be irritating. I have nothing against A fast paced book as long as it has 'substance'.. but this book just didn't have that. I found the book to lack depth . There were so many times where I wished for something more while I was reading it.

  • Dianne
    2018-11-20 21:22

    Michelle Abbott is giving away a $10 Gift card to Introduce you to KAI!Intl where allowed - Ends Sept 8, 20174.5 StarsHe is the ultimate bad boy, an anti-hero, but he has a good heart, loves his mother, takes care of her and finds himself falling for a very good girl. Kai was raised in poverty and vowed to make something of himself, to have money, a home and food on the table for both himself and his mother. Too bad he achieved his goals as one of the lowest of the low, a drug dealer. Never mind that he gave good quality drugs for good money or that he never sold to children. It wasn’t until he met sweet Lily, a young woman struggling to make ends meet, who takes pride in her simple achievements, like paying her bills and living within her means. Lily is down-to-earth with a good head on her shoulders, and has no idea that Kai is lying about who he is and what he does. She just knows that he is exactly what she needs and wants.KAI by Michelle Abbott does not glorify Kai’s “profession,” it tells a story of two people who meet and fall in love completely. It is a story of mistakes, of lies and of forgiveness, but mostly, it is a story about finding love and finding oneself! Both Kai and Lily are wonderful characters, especially together. There is no over-the-top angst, just a feeling that what they have is right. But can a lasting relationship be built on lies?Ms. Abbott’s words almost flow across the pages as love grows, and two people find themselves knowing that together, they can have everything they need. A wonderful read that ended far too soon.I received this copy from Michelle Abbott in exchange for my honest review!Publication Date: August 6, 2017Publisher: Michelle AbbottGenre: N/A Contemporary RomancePrint Length: 135 pagesAvailable from: AmazonFor Reviews & More: http://tometender.blogspot.com

  • Book-Bosomedblog
    2018-11-27 20:59

    Kai Okamoto, 21, happens to be at the right place, at the right time when it comes to meeting Lily Hawkins, 20. Too bad he’s in the wrong profession. Lily doesn’t think much of guys who deal drugs, but then she’s unaware that she’s falling for one. “I see hunger, and desire in this eyes, and for the first time I feel beautiful, and powerful.”Kai and Lily make a cute couple. It was refreshing to read about two available people who find each other and get to know each other without any OW/OM drama. I appreciated that Lily had a healthy sense of skepticism and some street smarts when it came to being a single girl living alone in the beginning. It’s always nice to see a heroine exhibit qualities that are useful in the real world. While Kai lying to her and misleading her about what he did to make money was wrong, he was a sympathetic character who was a good guy at heart, just a little lost and actually quite vulnerable. I adored how well he treated Lily; he was definitely someone to root for.“He grits his jaw as his thrusts quicken. His eyes close. Mine stay open. I want to see him. He’s beautiful.”Told via Kai and Lily’s alternating first person point of view, this is a shorter read so there were some places I craved more and few items in the resolution I would have liked to see expanded on. But all in all, it’s a sweet, engaging, standalone story of two single young people who are finding their way in life.Safety Recap: (view spoiler)[Totally safe! No cheating, no sex scenes w/other people. No OW/OM drama. No rape or sexual abuse. H is not a manwhore; h is not a virgin. HEA. (hide spoiler)]*I volunteered to review this ARC. All reviews written by Book-Bosomed Book Blog are honest opinions. In the interest of transparency and providing unbiased book reviews and to avoid misleading other readers, it is the blog’s policy not to withhold or delay any reviews no matter the star rating. To the best of my knowledge, this title was presented to the blog without any conditions or stipulations.

  • Vashti Quiroz-Vega
    2018-12-03 00:55

    Kai is a young man who grew up in a very poor household with a single mom. After an encounter with a rich drug dealer, he decides to get into that life, in order to make a lot of money and give his mom the life he feels she deserves. He becomes a rich drug dealer just like he intended. Then one day he runs into an amazing young woman named Lily who turns his life upside down (in a good way). At first, Lily doesn't trust him, but eventually he wins her trust and they fall in love. Of course, Kai does not tell her that he's a drug dealer, because he's afraid she would stop loving him. Their romance grows, but soon he is forced to come clean. And right when he decides to turn his life around, give up the drug business and become a man worthy of Lily, something happens that threatens to keep them apart forever. I won't go on, because as it is, I might have said too much already. I enjoyed this book. It was a fun, quick and easy read. The story flows well and it's engaging and well-written. I loved the characters. They seemed so genuine and I felt like I knew them. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance.

  • Stephanie Collins
    2018-11-12 04:21

    This was a nice, thoughtful romance. I always enjoy stories that encourage the reader to see beyond the narrow definition of a title (like "drug dealer" or "absent father"). They're a great reminder that we are all just people, and when placed in a certain set of circumstances, we make decisions - some wise, some poor. All of our choices are much more understandable, however, when you have a clear picture of the background. I particularly like the message in this tale, that happiness isn't something we search for, but something we find within us - that choices we make and goals we work to achieve don't always work out the way we envision. I like that - while we were gifted with the happily ever after - there were bittersweet times that our characters had to endure first. The adversity our main characters faced and conquered offered hope for their future success. I enjoyed reading this and anxiously await Ms. Abbott's sequel to "Held By Him"!

  • S.Shade
    2018-11-10 22:25

    I received a copy of this book for an honest review.I know that I am in the minority here when I say this but this book just did not work for me. The story line was okay. I really wanted to like it but for me I just could not get past how choppy the story felt. In my opinion it also needed a little work in the grammar department. With that being said I do have some good things to say as well. I understand where the author wanted to take this story and it was a great idea. The plot definitely kept me entertained. When Lily and Kai first meet she is in the process of being mugged. He saves her purse and from there he steps up and becomes the man she didn't know she needed. Kai and Lily's relationship was super sweet and you could tell they really cared for one another.

  • Books Laid Bare
    2018-11-12 20:25

    I didn’t read the blurb on this, so I had no idea who or what the story was about when I dove in and while I can imagine that the fact that Kai was dealing drugs might be a bit of an issue for some, I would ask that you stick with him and get the full facts as to why he is doing what he is…you may not change your mind but you will at least understand. I liked Kai, he was a great character, I loved the bond between him and his mother, the fact that he was willing to do whatever it took to try and make a better life for the two of them. Did I agree with the path he took in order to achieve that goal, nope not at all but I also knew that he was a reflection of the stark choices that face many in real life and I thought the author handled that situation well. She didn’t glorify him, she showed him warts and all, all his faults and foibles were thrown into the mix and while they tempered some of the good things that he stood for, they didn’t eclipse the man I thought he had the potential to be. I just knew that in his heart he was a guy that was capable of being more than a victim of his circumstance.But isn’t it always the case that opposites attract, and in this case that adage spoke volumes because Lily is everything that Kai is or should I say was, in as much as she is struggling to keep her head above water but unlike Kai…she faces her situation head on and would never consider taking the same path that Kai has, she loathes drugs and drug dealers but when Kai keeps who and what he is from her, it is obvious that’s he is going to have to face a painful decision when that omission finally hits home.Can his lies and mistakes rob him of his chance of happiness with a woman that he has fallen totally in love with? Is love enough to overlook, the misdeeds that she has always despised?Whilst there is enough angst and attitude in the book, I don’t think there is too much because I didn’t feel pressured or overloaded, I found the flow of the story was pitched just right, it encouraged me to journey with them and gave me hope that they just might have what it would take to work but the lies that were surrounding them were far from a solid foundation for a happy ever after.The time I spent in their company was most enjoyable, I enjoyed the fact that they both had the opportunity to express not only what they were feeling but also what they were thinking, and I think the authors decision to tell the story from their own points of view was the right choice. If I have an issue…I wasn’t ready to say goodbye!

  • BCD Book Review - Rachel & Jen
    2018-12-01 02:15

    Amount of sex 2.5 / 5How explicit 2.5 / 5Story 4 / 5Overall: 3.5 / 5 (Rounded to 4 / 5)I just love a gritty bad boy romance and Kai by author Michelle Abbott is right up my alley. I like my book boyfriends to be really strong (mentally and physically) and take charge of what he wants. Kai had a lot of these aspects, but he is also thoughtful and caring. I personally would have loved Kai to be bit rougher around the edges, but that is just my personal opinion.Lily works at a supermarket and is barely getting by. She often must decide between eating or paying a bill. She doesn’t like handouts or owing people and I liked her immediately! While Kai heads to the store, he hears Lily yell that someone stole her purse. He immediately runs after the mugger and returns it to Lily. She is not sure she trusts him and lies to Kai when he tries to get to know her.Can Kai prove that he is a good guy? What will happen when she finds out how he makes a living?*Voluntarily Reviewed a Gifted Copy*

  • MJM
    2018-12-03 02:11

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Kai is 21 years old,British/Japanese handsome and a genuine "nice" guy, but with a dreadful occupation...he is a drug dealer. This may put many people off from reading the story but it is actually well written, from both his and Lily's POV, and you "hear" why he does what he does. Still not my cup of tea but, as I said, it is a interesting storyline and flows nicely so that you're drawn into the story. Lily is a young art student who hates anything to do with drugs. She works part time in a supermarket and her pay isn't put in her bank account one week and she refuses the rather dubious offer of a loan from her seedy manager. Her last money she pays her electricity bill. She meets Kai and falls for him as he keeps form her his chosen profession. Kai knows that he isn't the kind of young man that Lily would want to be with if she knew the truth but he is so attracted to her that he wants a chance to get to know her. This book is for young adults and it isn't my usual genre but it was well worth reading and it got to the stage that I needed to know what would happen when the truth, as always happens, is revealed. I have sympathy for Kai and he and Lily seem so good for one another. This is the first book that I have read by Michelle Abbott and I will look for more of her stories in future. Recommended.

  • Lorraine
    2018-11-26 01:12

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.I liked Kai, I loved the bond between him and his mother, the fact that he was willing to do whatever it took to try and make a better life for the two of them. But isn’t it always the case that opposites attract, and in this case it spoke volumes because Lily is everything that Kai is n as much as she is struggling to keep her head above water but unlike Kai. She faces her situation head on and would never consider taking the same path that Kai has, she loathes drugs and drug dealers but when Kai keeps who and what he is from her, it is obvious that’s he is going to have to face a painful decision when that omission finally hits home. I could not put the book down until the end .I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader copy of this book

  • Gladys
    2018-11-13 02:12

    Kai by Michelle Abbott is a very good book. I love the uniqueness of this storyline. Kai, the lead male character is a drug dealer. Other than making that choice because he was poor, he is everything you could want in a hero. Loving, caring and determined to take care of his mother. Kai's world is rocked when he meets Lily. Lily is a good girl and Kai knows she wouldn't approve. Can their relationship survive such a secret? Read the book to find out. I like that Kai's profession is not glorified in the book and that it raises interesting moral questions for the reader. I am posting an honest review after reading an ARC copy of this book.

  • Dawn Nicole Costiera
    2018-11-28 02:17

    I"m on the fence with my rating for Kai by Michelle Abbott. I'd like to give the plot and characters 3.5 stars, but the overall execution 3 stars. I expected more grit snd fire with Kai. He's a sweet drug dealer, who has morals. Not what expected from the synopsis. Kai did keep me entertained. I just wanted more depth and tightening up with the storyline as well as the characters. I had the same feelings and issues with Michele's previous book, Jem. It also kept my attention, but I just needed a bit more.Kai & Lily's story was very saccharine. He was her knight in shining armour and she was the girl of his dreams. I enjoyed the way their relationship progress. Kai may not have been a pilar of the community with his profession, but he did overall have good intentions, along with a good heart. He was a survivor. He did what he had to do to take care of his mother and himself. I loved the bond between Kai and his mother. He was protective, generous and loving with all the people in his life, especially Lily. He knew lying to her was wrong, but he was afraid the truth would take her from him. Their story has some angst and a lot of feels. I soooo want them to get their HEA.... But Can their love survive the truth?

  • poppy
    2018-11-28 03:00

    This was really well written and had a great storyline.I really liked Lily and Kai together they were such a sweet couple a very good read and i would recommend to all i am looking forward to trying more from this author.

  • Steph
    2018-11-30 19:55

    This book is well written and get you in the story from the first page to the last. The charachters have depth and the story has a good plot. It's a cute and easy read.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  • Karla
    2018-11-14 01:58

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.First time reading tjis author;s work and I;m already a fan. Great story and characters. Fact paced full heart and sexiness.

  • Gillian Felix
    2018-11-20 00:25

    A beautiful story about love and friendshipMy ReviewI read this book in two days. It was a very enjoyable read. The characters felt like they were my friends. I love how the author took the time to build the relationships, and immerse us into their world.There were no frills or pretending with this story. The characters felt real as they struggled with everyday problems.Mostly, what I loved about this story was that the female was no damsel in distress. She held her own and stood her ground which was refreshing.There were some unexpected twists and turns that I really appreciated. Hats off to the author for taking us along on this journey.I recommend this book if you love strong, independent women, romance, and an alpha male who is not overbearing. This story has heart and reminds us that second chances do exist.

  • Heeta
    2018-11-17 00:19

    I actually paid four bucks for this on amazon. I should just go back to KU even if it's garbage books most of the times it's still read as many as you want. After reading so much over the years I cannot help but be cutthroat in my reviews. Especially to the newer books. Readers deserve better than the same repeated and tried storylines/errors and hidden stereotypes.So here it goes, my negative word vomit.I was so unprepared for the "you know what scene". It was over before I could even comprehend it. It came out nowhere unexpectedly and at the most inappropriate (whack) /awkward moment. I just had to cut one star for it.And the lack of Japanese in Kai. What's the point of having an Asian male lead if it's not obvious he's not Caucasian. There goes another star. I want a cultural overload of the MOC Male lead. So this was at 57% of the book. Not a good sign for me to be at 3 stars already by almost half the book.The drugs career situation was totally unrealistic to the max. (The sociologist in me found it completely misleading and misinformed). This is the third star at 77 percent.So we are left with two stars before I even finish the book. I'll finish the book because I paid for it. But I don't think there is a need to add anything to this review beyond this unless it's necessary.Oh you're bf is in jail. It's the best time to start looking for your bf's MIA since birth father. Oh and cleaning the jailed bf's house is priority. IDK if it's different in England (is that where they are?) I would assume the cops would tape up the crime area for further investigation especially with drug kingdoms. And is it just me who would be going to the station like my ass was on fire if my loved one went to jail.WTF. The irrationality, le sighs.Verdict: Overall, Lily and Kai were likeable but not lovable mind you. But other than everything said above stands. A 1 star for the MCs

  • Terry Tyler
    2018-11-29 00:08

    3.5 starsHow I discovered this book: It was submitted to Rosie Amber's Review Team, of which I am a member. Kai is a 'new adult' romance... not exactly my genre, but the blurb appealed to me. This story is nicely written, flows well and is very readable; I like the author's writing style. The book starts with Lily, who works in a supermarket, discovering that her wages have not been paid into her bank. The calamity is well written, drawing the reader into Lily's world straight away, though I had an issue with this part: although it would leave her with no food for four days, she rejects the offer of a loan from her manager and chooses to spend her last seventy pounds on paying her electricity bill. Who can go four whole days with no food?We then meet Kai, dope dealer with a heart of gold, who is very appealing; I can see that he's a great hero for a book aimed at a young adult age group. Lily then meets her neighbour, Jackie, who is smoking a joint; it's medicinal, for her MS. I had another slight issue with this, too. Lily automatically assumes that Jackie is a 'drug addict', because she's smoking weed. I would have thought that, as she has been an art student, she'd have a slightly more worldly attitude towards such things, unless art students have become a lot more clean living since my day!I thought some of the issues raised were well done, such as Jackie's son refusing to go to school, and I liked Kai's bond with his mother and how he wanted to do whatever it took to make a better life for them. The private, inner conflicts faced by Kai and Lily were nicely written, though I did wish the two characters' 'voices' had been more clearly defined; they both used the same speech patterns and language, had the same tempo and mood. The book was not as edgy as I expected from the blurb, but I expect that is because it is written within the confines of that which is suitable for the target market, and who, I imagine, will like it very much.

  • ~Victoria~
    2018-12-05 03:22

    Title: KaiSeries: StandaloneAuthor: Michelle AbbottRating: 2.75 StarsHEA: (view spoiler)[Yes. (hide spoiler)]All my life I've wanted to feel better. I thought being secure would make me feel better. It didn't. [...] All along, what I needed was you.”The book was average at best. Neither the title, nor the cover did I personally find impressive or unique, and the story was okay, but not more.It was too simple for me, and I always wanted something, anything, to happen to change my mind. I'd go towards the word 'easy' to describe it, but not exactly. Easy-to-read, maybe, as it wasn't a story I had to think a lot about whilst reading.Kai and Lily were both almost-likable, though I found Lily a bit annoying. I'm not sure whether the fact that 'Kai' is one of my favorite names turned out to be a good thing, or a bad thing, concerning this book...I didn't find any good passages to highlight really, and overall the book was just not enough for me. And even after the ending, I still have some questions left unanswered (view spoiler)[Like, did Callum really steal Lily's money and rat out Kai? And did Lily and Jacks just leave everything like that when Lily moved out? (hide spoiler)]. A few errors were there, but not too many.*Complimentary Copy kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

  • Kavita Kumar-Karthik
    2018-11-23 22:59

    I was given a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. Kai is such a good name !! That being said, here is my review Plot : 3Originality : 3.5Main Characters : 3.5Chemistry between the Leads : 4Side Characters : 3Feel/Emotions : 3Twists : 3Writing Style: 4** contains spoilers** please continue only after you have read the book.My thoughts : So Kai is a dealer with morals and he falls for the sweet naive girl Lily. Lily is also very poor and Kai buys her stuff with his drug money. And the neighbor's kid plays the devil's spawn by calling a cop raid.. and Kai goes to jail for just 1 year in exchange of leaking his supplier details.. and he is back after 1 year.. and moves to Japan where his dad has always waited for his mom..Kai is not a bad-bad boy at all.. he is a good boy dealing drugs.. and the plot is way too bland for me.. And Lily called cops on the teenager Callum ?? really ?? That is hardly twisted..We could have had a little more bad and twisted.. but in the end.. it all just smooths out.. and they all live happily ever after !!

  • LolitaxLuna
    2018-12-04 00:10

    : Summary :Lily Hawkins is a cashier at a supermarket whose wage was paid late. She was heading to post office to pay her electric bill when she got mugged. Kai Okamoto who is a drug dealer saw what happen to her and chase the mugger down and got her purse back for her. Kai was attracted to Lily and try to get her to go out with him. Lily thought Kai was partner with the mugger and lie to him about where she live when he walked her home. After the misunderstand is solve they got together and were happily together until stuff happens,: My Thoughts :I enjoyed this book a lot even tho there is a little typos in it. I always enjoy reading about bad boys and good girl theme so this was very easy to read. As I mention before I enjoy the dual point of view so I like that a lot. There was a scene in the end that I thought Kai was a bit show offish but I still love his character a lot. I enjoy the characters a lot and most likely read another book by this author.

  • Labybug212007
    2018-11-18 23:24

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review... Kai is a book that any one would want to read... It has the twists and turns... Kai and Lily was a sweet couple but Kai needed to come out with what he really was and that was the problem... When he did decide to finally come out with what he did every occupation it hurt it hurt Lily that first off he lied to her and then also he is doing something that could get him hurt somewhere that nobody could get to in time to save him or to find him... But skipping all of that and going to the end it turned out to be a wonderful book... Now it is up to you to decide whether you want to read the book or not because I left all the nice juicy stuff in the book...

  • JMV
    2018-12-10 22:15

    Received from the author for a honest review. Kai has been selling drugs for a long time. Making money to help his single mom and never doing the drugs himself. He has never been embarrassed with what he does to make money until he meets Lily. Lily is finally living on her own but life is tough when you go from pay check to pay check just to survive. Lily is determine to make it on her own even when a handsome stranger tries to help.Kai & Lilly have a simple love story about two young people from different sides of the track (or law). Story a little to simple but has a good base. A stand-alone.

  • Laila Petersen
    2018-11-27 04:10

    I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.Lily and Kai are the main characters in this story. They make a sweet couple. They are the opposites of each other. The chemistry and scenes are hot and steamy. I like the aspects of the story and the plot is okay. It is very fast paced but that suits the story. Kai is a drug dealer with conscience and a bit too sweet but he is likeable. Lily is the sweet girl and has not the easiest time at the present.I can recommend this book if your are into a bit dark romance.

  • Nicole Ortiz
    2018-11-27 23:18

    This was a Fast short story to me. The story line was ok. The characters are kinda cute but I just wasn't feeling it. I just guess this was not my kinda story.I received an ARC and volunteered to leave a review.

  • Carol
    2018-12-02 01:13

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.This was well written and an enjoyable read. The characters were good together and well developed. I would recommend it to all. I received this as an arc and voluntarily reviewed it.

  • Donna
    2018-12-12 02:03

    Fantastic!I received an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Sandra Singleton
    2018-11-13 02:05

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  • Louise Norton
    2018-11-21 01:12

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and i voluntarily leaving a review.I loved this book Well worth reading

  • Erika Escariz
    2018-11-13 03:05

    Its another 5star for one of my favorite authors. If you havent read any of Michelle's books before, then you need to pick up these books and get to reading. Loved this book. I could not put it down until I finished reading it. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking to read it and aren’t sure if they want to. Trust me, you will love it.I voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.