Thursday, November 4, 2021

Kiss the Girl by Melanie Jacobson



Not even the hottest teacher in town can convince Grace to date a small-town guy.

At 26, Grace Winters must her promising career on pause to run her dad’s hardware store. She can’t wait to leave Creekville again, and she’ll keep everyone at arm’s length until she’s out of there. That especially means the new high school coach…no matter how cute and charming he is.

Noah Redmond knows Creekville is just a detour for Grace, the funniest—and sexiest—woman he’s ever met. He even joins forces with her to defeat the matchmaking schemes of . . . well, just about everyone trying to get them together. But when he and Grace must also tackle building a Christmas booth for the town’s biggest event of the year, he sees his chance for escape from the friend zone.

When Grace agrees to a fake relationship to convince Noah’s boss he's ready for a promotion, the plan works perfectly until they share an unplanned kiss that changes everything. With the lines between friendship and romance blurred, is their undeniable chemistry worth risking their friendship when their future is anything but certain?

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This book was yummy!  The tension and build up were fantastic and gave my belly all the flutters of anticipation.  I love when that happens.  Even after the first kiss, it was all charged tension.  Chemistry swirling.  Mmmmm, yummy.

Grace and Noah are both great characters.  I'm definitely a Noah fan, if we are picking sides, and I am.  Noah is such a stand up guy- making his sister and her daughter his priority, working hard and keeping a level head with a great dose of humor.  See?  Why wouldn't I be his fan?  Plus, the way he looks at Grace?  Sigh. . .

I loved the feeling of family and community in this book and the setting around the holidays.  There was a lot of fun happening in these pages.  We start with a wedding, and then have both Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It's the perfect book to read right now!

Content:  some mild cursing, including hand gesture.  Kissing.

- I received a complimentary copy of this book.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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