Sunny Shelly’s Review: Just a Kiss, by Samantha Lind

 Release Date: January 6

It all started with just a kiss.

The first was ten years ago in high school.

Our second was in a bar on the dance floor.

We agreed to keep things casual.

But we were like a fire burning behind closed doors.

Those sparks had me wanting more.

When I took a shot in the dark and asked for more, it brought us to the ultimate crossroads.

Do we do things right, with just a kiss goodbye?

Or do we do things right, with a kiss goodnight?  

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 2 Stars

Ugh. This book started off great with a prologue set in high school when Lee and Allison share their first kiss at a school dance. Flash forward 10 years later and they are still living in the same town, still socializing in the same circle of friends, and are still attracted to one another. So they have a one-night stand that leads to a friends with benefits relationship. Which works for a while until Allison wants more. Then it all went downhill.

I hate to say it, but I felt like this book was just all sex and no substance. And by no means am I a prude when it comes to contemporary romance! But this book is only 16 chapters, and Lee and Allison are cashing in on the FWB in every other chapter.

I had way too many unanswered questions after finishing this book. (Which I read in the parking lot while my daughter was at dance class, so it is a fast and easy read!) Why did it take them 10 years to hook up? What happened after their kiss in school when they were each other’s prom dates that it never led to anything else? And why was Lee so anti-relationship? He says he can only offer casual sex because of his past… but did I miss the explanation?? The dude was in a relationship with Allison for weeks, didn’t seem to mind it and even admitted to himself that he could see himself in the future with her, yet totally freaked out when she brought it up. It didn’t add up for me.

There were too many plot holes in this book that I felt were covered up by gratuitous sex for me to really want to say this book is a must-read. I have read several books by Samantha Lind that I really loved… but Just A Kiss was a clunker in my opinion.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet Samantha Lind

Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons.

She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music.





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