A Thousand Steps

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A Thousand Steps by T. Jefferson Parker

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

About that Kiss by Jill Shalvis- Feature and Review

                                                              ABOUT THE BOOK:

When love drives you crazy . . .

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.



About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay, #5)About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

About that Kiss by Jill Shalvis is a 2018 Avon publication.

Sweet, sexy and suspenseful!

A mind blowing, toe curling kiss-

It was just a one off- Joe never called Kylie after they shared that kiss, so Kylie tries to put it out of her mind.

But, a special heirloom her grandfather made for her is stolen, and held for ransom- yes, you read that right, and she needs Joe’s expertise in getting it back.

Kylie insists on helping with the investigation, which means spending time with Joe, who is having a very hard time keeping his lips away from hers.

Joe and Kylie have an almost feverish chemistry between them. They can’t seem to stop kissing each other! As deeper feelings begin to develop, they both try to hide or deny their emotions.

In the meantime, the case of the missing penguin remains an enigma as one lead after another, turns into a dead end. But, there is also an underlying sense of dread, as the thief becomes more insistent. Could Kylie be in danger?

I really enjoyed this installment in the ‘Heartbreaker Bay’ series. The magic fountain is still bringing couples together, but his story has a bit of a suspenseful edge to it, without becoming too dark, and even has a little screwball action tossed in, which I really enjoyed.

The characters are well drawn, and of course a bit quirky, but I loved their unique occupations, and backstories, involving the secondary characters, which was a nice touch.

Both Kylie and Joe had a hard time in life, but neither of them used it as an excuse. If anything, they were both a little too hard on themselves.

What I really, really, really liked was Kylie’s sense of self-worth. I loved the way she refused to accept crumbs and insisted on the full buffet. You go girl! This is a such a positive message, not just for young ladies, but for guys too, especially those who are afraid they might not be good with relationships. When it’s right, you gotta step up and show a girl what you’re made of.

As always, Shalvis weaves an emotional and sentimental story, but is offset by a lighter tone, brisk pacing, and humor.

This is a delightful contemporary romance with a very light, action and romantic suspense element included, making this one a real pleasure.





New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit http://www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.
or email her at contact@jillshalvis.com

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