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4 *Review: One Kiss – Lisa Fox

I know New Year’s Eve 2014 is in the past now but I couldn’t resist reading and reviewing this contemporary romance novella from Lisa Fox. Here’s why 🙂

Sometimes one kiss can change everything.

New Year’s Eve is supposed to be a night for celebration and new beginnings. For best friends Kat and Dean, it is a nightmare filled with disastrous dates and enraged ex-girlfriends!

Lucky for them, they’ve got each other to help laugh off the embarrassing, and downright inappropriate, moments. But then midnight rolls around and neither of them have anyone to kiss…

There’s no doubt this is a night they will always remember.

The real question is whether it will be a night they want to forget…


One KissMy Review

‘One Kiss’ is a short romantic tale about the magic of New Year’s Eve turning friends into the lovers they should be. Set in New York, best friends and work colleagues Kat and Dean are always there for each other.

Kat a workaholic lives alone except for her emotional baggage. She sees a  lonely future ahead its safer that way she won’t get her heart-broken again. Dean is from a loving family and he sees his future with a loving wife and kids. He is perfect hero material, clever, sexy and totally devoted to Kat. Their relationship is strictly platonic but they still fantasise.

Kat and Dean’s emotionally developed characters give the story its poignancy and depth. The chemistry between them is electric and their sexy wake-up call well written. Circumstances conspire to make one kiss at New Year inevitable but the desired happy ending seems unlikely when Kat’s fears surface.

A quick sexy read full of great support characters and a tender love story a fabulous way to start any new year.

I received a copy of this book from Harper Impulse via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

One Kiss by Lisa Fox

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One Kiss

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4* Review Heating up the Holidays Lisa Renee Jones/ Mary Ann Rivers/Serena Bell

Heating Up the Holidays 3-Story Bundle

Heating up the Holidays Lisa Renee Jones/ Mary Ann Rivers/Serena Bell

Heating up the Holidays is not the usual compilation of holiday themed romantic stories. The sensual heat level enhances the romance. There are elements of forbidden love and risk in all three stories which increase the sexual tension between the heroine and hero.

‘Play with Me’ by Lisa Renee Jones is my favourite.

Dynamic characters Damion and Kali are both damaged from previous relationships. Damion is a sexy, dominant alpha male who meets his match in Kali, a strong-minded intelligent woman able to meet and exceed his expectations in every way.

Essentially a work based romance set around Thanksgiving the fast paced plot full of intrigue, conflict and twists is a great read.

The dialogue is witty. The love scenes are hot, realistic and emotional and their love story fraught with conflicts which make the happy ever after ending satisfying.

‘Snowfall’ by Mary Ann Rivers is the most unusual of the stories.

Jenny is an intellectual woman with a degenerative eye condition. Evan is an Occupational Therapist who helps her come to terms with her illness. Jenny is lonely and frightened and serendipity leads her to form an online liaison which involves more than conversation.

The main plot twist has dramatic irony because most readers will guess the true identity of her online lover before Jenny does.

Detailed the story’s pace is slow in parts.

Atmospheric the story portrays the naivety of Jenny and Evan and the love scenes and their emotional reaction to them appear more teenage than adult.

A distinctive voice makes this story an overall interesting read.

‘After Midnight’ by Serena Bell is lovely romantic tale

A reverse Cinderella where the hero Miles leaves just after midnight and Nora the heroine has no contact details for him.

Miles is under suspicion and has lost his fiancee. Nora has been deceived big time by a deceitful ex. Both attend a New Year’s Eve party under duress but find each other just before midnight. The kiss they share is memorable even after almost a year of separation.

The love scenes start on the phone when Nora discovers Miles’s identity and conclude when she pays him a surprise visit. Despite their physical insatiability lack of trust and self-awareness leads to broken hearts. Can they save their love at the next New Year’s Eve party?

This book is a quick, fun read.

I received an ARC from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Heating Up the Holidays 3-Story Bundle by Lisa Renee Jones

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Heating Up the Holidays 3-Story Bundle

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Mary Ann Rivers
Serena Bell

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