When sexy Joe Malone never calls after their explosive kiss, Kylie shoves him out of her mind. Until she needs a favor, and it’s a doozy. Something precious to her has been stolen and there’s only one person with unique finder-and-fixer skills that can help—Joe. It means swallowing her pride and somehow trying to avoid the temptation to throttle him—or seduce him.
the best thing to do . . .
No, Joe didn’t call after the kiss. He’s the fun time guy, not the forever guy. And Kylie, after all she’s been through, deserves a good man who will stay. But everything about Kylie makes it damned hard to focus, and though his brain knows what he has to do, his heart isn’t getting the memo.
… is enjoy the ride.
As Kylie and Joe go on the scavenger hunt of their lives, they discover surprising things about each other. Now, the best way for them to get over “that kiss” might just be to replace it with a hundred more.
The chemistry between Kylie and Joe is perfectly delicious. They shared a kiss some time before the book begins (hence the title) which hasn’t had any follow up and has gotten Kylie’s back up big time–she’s prepared to not give Joe the time of day for the rest of time…until she needs his help. I’ll admit that at first I thought Kylie’s quest was a bit on the silly side (a family treasure is missing) but I should have known better; of course Ms. Shalvis would make it work 100%! Joe, Kylie, and the reader all have to work to figure out whodunnit, and that story thread is resolved just as satisfyingly as is Joe and Kylie’s HEA.
In between, Vinnie, Kylie’s dog, is one of my new favorite fictional dogs (OMG, what he finally decides to fetch will make you LOL) and I can’t even tell you how many bits of dialogue I highlighted as I read. I just can’t say enough about how much I enjoy Ms. Shalvis’s writing style in these books–they are funny and sexy and heartwarming, all in one package that it’s nearly impossible to put down until you’re done.
About that Kiss is the fifth book in the series, but like the others, it could be read as a standalone–there’s slight spoilers as to who ends up with whom, but that can be figured out from the books’ blurbs anyway. A warning, though–reading any story about this group of friends will pretty much ensure that you’ll want to read all of their stories! (Molly and Lucas are coming up soon, yes? ;))
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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