Friday, May 3, 2013

It Was Only A Kiss-Joss Wood

It Was Only A Kiss

Joss Wood

Harlequin Kiss, Apr 23 2013, $4.99

ISBN: 9780373207152

In South Africa, confident and cocky marketing intern Jess Sherwood informs Luke Savage his plan for his family’s vineyard St. Sylve he recently inherited will fail. To silence the upstart, he kisses her. When she catches her breath, she continues with her tirade until he fires her.

Eight years later, St. Sylve remains in trouble while Jess is an in demand marketing guru. She bids for the St. Sylve job while he prefers anyone else, but hires her anyway. Each remembers that kiss like it was a second ago and both obsess with a need for a repeat while also fearing their lips locking again. As they fall in love, they begin to learn about his late mom who died when he was a child.

The keys to this terrific contemporary romance are the wonderful setting and troubled Luke coming across as real. Readers will relish It Was Only A Kiss that burned inside the respective hearts and minds of the protagonists (and readers).

Harriet Klausner

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