The Book Worm: Review: About That Kiss

Monday, February 12, 2018

Review: About That Kiss

Book Review: About That Kiss, Jill Shalvis, 4 stars

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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.

Genre: contemporary romance

Publication date: January 2018

Mature content: yes

Review: About That Kiss is book seven in the HeartbreakerBay series (if you count the novellas in between the full sized novels) and I think Jill Shalvis is finally getting a grip on this series. The previous books, with the exception of the novellas, all fell a bit flat in terms of plots and dialogs. I'm glad that About That Kiss more than compensates for that.


Kylie is an Ok character, but I didn't find her that amazing. She's strong when she wants to be, a bit strange on the side. Joe, though, is a dream come true and I loved how he could always be in control of everything - except when Kylie was around. Their dialogs are witty, borderline hilarious sometimes. From a romance point of view, they were just perfect together.

I did have a problem with the plot, though, because frankly the whole wood carving - sorry, wood penguin - kidnapping and subsequent "threatening" photos were a bit silly. That the suspense part of the book was based on that didn't really make sense to me, hence the four stars rating instead of five.

Happy readings, 

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