Series: A Black Alcove Novel #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
A first kiss is hard to forget—and Kelsey Brian’s just walked into the bar where she works and isn’t planning to leave anytime soon. It figures. With her last semester of college finally here, Kelsey can’t wait to finish the year smoothly and start a new chapter. She doesn’t need to drive over yet another bump in the road.
Ethan Connelly has spent most of his adult life trying to be accepted by his father, and now he has the chance to make him proud. He’s also just stepped into another chance with the girl who got away. Deciding who matters most to him isn’t an easy choice. If he picks his father, he’ll lose her again—if he picks her, everything he’s worked for will be for nothing.
Can Kelsey learn to trust him, or will Ethan’s secret of why he’s really back in town tear them apart?
Just One Kiss
Themes: 2nd chance romance, friends to lovers, family pressures
What I loved: Just One Kiss is a sweet book and I love that! Kelsey and Ethan were both great characters. I enjoyed the fact that Ethan totally owned up to the mistakes he has made. Both of them struggle with trying to get their parents approval (even though Ethan’s family is sinister!). I felt that Ethan’s POV was really honest which was nice. He is certainly not a ‘beat your chest’ alpha. I found this refreshing too. Don’t get me wrong-I love a good alpha but its nice to read a book with a Beta to switch it up. The writing is good, the plot moves at a good pace, and the dual POV was really well done in this book. I also liked that many months pass throughout the book. It makes the relationship seem more believable because it truly develops over time.
What I didn’t love: Overall, Just One Kiss is fairly predictable. Its not necessarily a bad thing because it is still a good book. But, if you are looking for something shockingly new and different, this isn’t for you.
If you liked: Bella Andre and Melissa Foster Cape Cod Promises, Jill Shalvis, Jennifer Probst
JAMI WAGNER was born in Wyoming. Still living in the Cowboy State, Jami and her boyfriend are currently writing their own love story with their yellow lab. Jami enjoys writing New Adult and published her debut novella Date in the Dark in 2015.
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