- File Size: 2646 KB
- Print Length: 134 pages
- Publication Date: November 12, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N3NGALX
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349,338 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Kiss Me at Last (A Wescott Springs Novella) Kindle Edition
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Before I started writing, I had been an avid reader for many years and I always favored romances. The naughtiest, the better. That doesn't mean I dislike sweet romances, though.
The reason I say this is to clarify upfront that, despite personal preferences, I didn't dock a star from my evaluation of Kiss me at Last because it is a sweet, ‘behind-the-door’ love scenes kind of read. I always base my reviews on quality of writing, not on agreeing or disagreeing with the author's choices for content.
Having said that, I appreciated the fact that Holly Cortelyou employs dual point of view in this book. She does it skillfully and without head-hopping. She creates an engaging story arch, provides enough background story to guide readers through the book, and develops the characters well. All that packed into a novella, which is not that easy to accomplish and requires skills, and Holly proves she’s got them.
Both Melinda and Sean are well-written characters made more realistic and interesting by their flaws. They are gorgeous, intelligent, and resourceful. Secondary characters are equally well-developed and important to help move the story along. Characters from the other books in the series make cameo appearances. If you don’t like cliffhangers, there’s no reason to worry as Kiss me at Last doesn’t have one; it’s a standalone.
As for the plot, I don’t like writing spoilers because I really dislike reading them. I can safely say, though, that I had never thought cream-filled donuts could be sexy until Sean proved me wrong. Curious? Yes, that’s what I was going for. Another theme that stood up for me in the story is that of how harmful assumptions can be. Wrong assumptions, on both Melinda’s and Sean’s part about the other one, caused them to lose five precious months because they avoided each other for that stretch of time. At this point, you must be wondering why I docked that one star, right? Although the plot flows smoothly, for the most part, I felt a few bumps along the way. In the beginning of chapter seven, for instance, I had to stop and go back to chapter six to make sure I hadn’t skipped a page or two by mistake because Melinda is going over something that had been resolved in chapter five. Sorry, no-spoilers here so that was intentionally vague!
Lastly, as a feminist, it bothered me that a woman needed male reassurance to believe in herself; however, I didn’t dock a star because of that as I’ve explained. I just felt I should mention it.
One of my favorite lines, and it’s from Sean’s point of view: "She was all electricity and sparks".
I recommend this book to romantics looking for a sweet, quick read to warm up their cold nights.
Good news! This is a HEA read. I'm sure we will learn of their future in subsequent books. Even though they were frustrating at times, I enjoyed the sweet unfolding of romance of which they were so deserving. And it was nice to see characters from previous stories.involved.
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