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One Kiss: HarperImpulse Contemporary Romance (A Novella) [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Fox
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Sometimes one kiss can change everything.

New Year's Eve is supposed to be a night for celebration and new beginnings. For best friends Kat and Dean, it is a nightmare filled with disastrous dates and enraged ex-girlfriends!

Lucky for them, they've got each other to help laugh off the embarrassing, and downright inappropriate, moments. But then midnight rolls around and neither of them have anyone to kiss…

There's no doubt this is a night they will always remember.

The real question is whether it will be a night they want to forget…

Editorial Reviews


Praise for Lisa's other titles: Her Perfect Lips 'This was a great flirty, passionate and thought provoking read with believable connection and chemistry between the two main characters. I loved it... Five stars.' - Foxylutely Book Reviews 'Lisa Fox brings lighthearted fun with characters that feel honest, and have palpable connections. A great choice for a pick-me-up read when the hustle and bustle of the holidays leaves you with the need for escape.' - I Am, Indeed

About the Author

When I was young, I wanted to be a lawyer when I grew up. But then I changed my mind because being a famous, yet totally undercover secret agent would be much cooler. I looked into it, but there weren't many job opportunities. I thought for a while and concluded that maybe I should just marry well. People make whole careers of that. I fell deeply in love with Agent Mulder, but he already had Scully, and I don't share. So, instead, I became a writer. Now I get to be all of those things and so many more.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1691 KB
  • Print Length: 108 pages
  • Publisher: HarperImpulse (January 2, 2014)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H1FLI8U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #233,389 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I love the premise for this series, to me nothing is hotter or more sensual and romantic than a kiss… a Good Kiss: not too hard or soft, not too wet or sloppy, you can tell much about a man by his kiss. And Lisa Fox parlays that one kiss into a super sweet and fun story that is utterly engaging.

Dean and Kat are best friends –but have never acted on any sort of romantic attraction. It’s New Year’s Eve, and while Dean has broken up with his girlfriend, Kat’s blind date was a failure. There’s just one problem – they don’t want to be the only two people unkissed at midnight.
Their kiss leads to more – they have ignored or denied the attraction between them for so long that it is a source of surprise and excitement- and they rush off to explore. But, Dean is far more open about his feelings for Kat – and it freaks her out. They retreat to separate corners to deal with all of the change – but when Dean goes to look for Kat – she’s not there.

A lovely story of missed connections and miscommunications with some fun and funny characters who are completely aware of the dangers a relationship failure in the romantic sense could have on a friendship that is so completely important to them both. These two already know each other, and enjoy the company, but they have to decide if that one kiss will be the start of something new or a turning point to the friend zone.

A short read that is perfect for a quick bite of fun and engaging romance, this is a wonderful start to a series of sweet, heartfelt romance.

I received an eArc copy of the title from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One Kiss Changes Everything December 4, 2014
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Friends to lovers. These kind of romances have a way of making me say, "Aw!" when I probably wouldn't, lol. How well the couple knows each other comes from years being around each other. They've celebrated each other's successes, offered hugs and a shoulder to lean on during the bad times, made it a point to hang out "just because".

Dean and Kat's friendship had all of that. It was developed, appreciated, needed, and wanted. The change in their feelings for each other didn't happen overnight; they were a long time in development, even though it seemed like they changed because it was New Year's Eve. Despite the time they'd been together as friends though, it was surprising to see how hesitant Kat was to talk about her past and her family with Dean.

What I liked was the time that passed. See, during New Year's, Dean and Kat's relationship turned about ninety degrees. It felt like it had done an about face, but it hadn't. The remaining ninety degrees would remain as long as Kat didn't open up completely to Dean. Thank God she had the sense to; she would have missed out on the most amazing thing ever if she hadn't.

One Kiss is a well-rounded, short story that's perfect to read during a lunch break, between appointments, or before bed. The characters are engaging and stubborn, and Dean is wonderfully determined to see their relationship change for the better.

***Received from Bippity Boppity Book for an honest review***
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet story June 4, 2014
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Kat and Dean have been friends for quite a while. Their friendship has been perfect with just the right amount of flirting added in. That is until the one night of the year people don’t like to be with just a friend, New Years Eve. Since Dean has recently broken up with his girlfriend he is alone and so is Kat. They head to a friends party to celebrate. Little do they know that what will happen at the party will change them both for good. On a night where people look forward to a new and wondrous year ahead, Kat and Dean will have to decide if they will still be just friends or if the New Year brings much more.

I really enjoyed this little story. It’s quite entertaining in spite of its being so short. I was pleasantly surprised that in this story we still saw character development and a story with some emotional depth. Lisa Fox did a great job. This was well written with a little excitement mixed with the romance. If you are looking for a quick romance fix, I would definitely recommend this novella. I’d love to see what Lisa Fox does with a full-fledged novel.

***The book was given to me by the author for an unbiased review***
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another great story by Lisa Fox! April 28, 2014
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Another great story by Lisa Fox! I like to reread her novellas and short stories because I always know I'll get some humor, some heart, and a whole lot of sexy in a story I can finish in a reasonable amount of time. It's like a decadent little snack.

This story took the friends to lovers trope and intensified it with a committment-phobe heroine. Loved it, and looking forward to getting through the rest of her backlist.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, flirty, just a little too fast April 25, 2014
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Complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Kat is invited to a New Year's Eve party where she is about to be set up on a blind date. After arriving back in New York City after the Christmas holidays, she gets a phone call from her best friend Dean, telling her he has broken up with his girlfriend of the past year, Marine. Kat invites Dean along to the party; he agree, as he is also a part of the group of friends and co-workers, but mostly because he is curious as to why Kat has agreed to the blind date. Kat doesn't do relationships, for if she did, Dean would be one of the first to pursue her.

One Kiss is a fun, sweet, quick, easy read. It is well written, if not just a bit predictable. It is too short to really develop the characters in a meaningful way, however the storyline it to the point and easily resolved. It is a fun story of friends turned lovers, however it due to it's brevity, it lacks any real depth beyond that point. One Kiss would be a great beach read or a quickie for an airplane ride. Solid 3 ½ stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars... Fun and flirty, Friends to lovers
4.5 Stars

My favorite part of One Kiss is at the beginning with Kat and her closet. That might seem weird, but I loved it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jocelyn
5.0 out of 5 stars One Amazing Kiss!
I was hooked from the first page. Lisa Fox's descriptions had me right there in the story. I love the chemistry between the characters. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Lisa
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick story with hearts and flowers
Kat and Dean have best friends for ages. They both secretly have feelings for each other but neither are willing to act on them on the chance of ruining their BFF standing. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jacque
4.0 out of 5 stars One Kiss...
Short 'n sexy. I do like it when the traditional gender roles are set on their heads, and it's the man who wants to 'make love' and get married and have babies and the woman who's... Read more
Published 15 months ago by E L Meakin
5.0 out of 5 stars One Kiss
It’s New Year’s Eve. Two work/BFF’s friends are checking in with each other for the holidays. Dean calls to say hey and that he broke up with his longtime girlfriend Marine... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Rad-Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Fun and sexy - One Kiss serves up everything I love about contemporary romance. I am a huge fan of friends-to-lovers stories and Kat and Dean's story rings in the new year... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Margaret
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun, sexy read
I love friends to lovers stories, and One Kiss doesn't disappoint. The chemistry between Kat and Dean is sizzling hot, but the underlying warmth of their friendship is what makes... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Margaret
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More About the Author

World-renowned neurosurgeon, secret member of American royalty, seducer of legions of beautiful, outrageously sexy angels and demons and vampires and werewolves and the occasional pirate, Lisa Fox has done it her own mind. In reality, she can generally be found at her desk with a cup of coffee close at hand. Or maybe a martini. It really depends on the day.

Feedback, comments, opinions, words of wisdom, chocolate cake and the addresses of super hot men are always appreciated and encouraged. Please feel free to contact Lisa any time.


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