Monday, 24 April 2017


One Little Kiss
Smart Cupid #3
By: Maggie Kelley
Releasing May 8th, 2017
Entangled Publishing
In One Little Kiss (Smart Cupid #3) by Maggie Kelley, if there's one thing Kate Bell doesn't want to do, it's to return home to Ohio to run her family's construction company. Needing to find a way to save her career, she decides she's going to snag an interview from her boss's brother by any means necessary. Even if it means using her feminine wiles and a dare to get what she wants. Will she be able to convince Jake Wright; the man that no longer believes in love to do the interview while being able to change his mind on relationships, or will Jake turn her away and continue his life as a recluse?
What do you get when you bring a construction know-it-all heroine who writes for a blog and believes in the power of love together with a former relationship-expert and writer jaded by his past relationship experience? A delightful and satisfying story filled with a couple of one-upmanship moments from the heroine because she wants the hero to agree to the interview; a hero that is determined to send Kate away, but finds it difficult because of what's happening where he lives and the fact he could use her expertise in construction; and a couple that need each other to heal from the relationship hurts of their pasts. 
Right from the beginning, this story was very entertaining, as the heroine has gotten herself into a real bind and may lose her job if she doesn't find a way to turn things around. Will she be able to convince Jake to do the interview? Will her boss be so impressed that she'll help Kate secure the job she really wants? However, it was from the moment that Kate and Jake met that really drew me into this story, as the heroine manages to embarrass herself a tad because she doesn't handle flying in airplanes real well. Her words and actions in that moment made it hard for me not to laugh at her, as she's supposed to be trying to make a good impression, but fails miserably.
Both the main characters had me hooked, most especially the hero. He was an absolute expert when it came to relationships, but after what his wife did to him, he's closed himself off to love and it seems interacting with people, seeing as he's become a recluse. Will Kate be able to break through his walls? Will her proposing a dare get him to open up to her and give her the interview she desperately needs? While the heroine, she's resilient, spirited and I liked how determined she was to go after what she wanted most, because she doesn't want to spend the rest of her life working in a field she has no interest in, even though she knows following her dreams would disappoint her father. I also enjoyed how Kate kept surprising Jake, as he needs someone like that in his life. Really, she's the one person in his life that manages to inspire him to not give up on his writing and possibly love.
Overall, this was an exhilarating and fun read where the romance was fulfilling and proved Jake can back his words on the guarantee he promised Kate. The way this story ended had me ready to cry happy tears, because Jake's words to Kate in order to win her back were beautiful. As I never thought Jake would use such words again to describe a woman he fell in love with. I would recommend One Little Kiss by Maggie Kelley, if you enjoy the opposites attract trope, the matchmaker trope, or books by authors Stephanie London, Boone Brux or Julie James.
Love blogger Kate Bell is finished with men—especially the hot ones. Of course her only chance to save her career requires snagging an interview with the man who literally wrote the book on love, reclusive and super-sexy relationship expert Jake Wright. Who happens to be her boss’s brother.

The last thing Jake Wright wants is to be dragged back into the spotlight as a bachelor for his sister’s dating website. But when a sweet and sexy blogger crashes onto his island in the middle of a storm worse than his love life, keeping his hands off proves to be a challenge—especially when they’re stuck sharing the same bungalow.
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1 comment:

  1. I can't believe you haven't read any of Maggie Kelley's books before. She's published by Entangled and you seem to read a lot of books by that publishing company.