Title: Forever in a Kiss
Author: Susan Hatler
Publisher: Hatco Publishing
Publication Date: April 17, 2019
Page Count: 147
My rating: 3 1/2 stars
About the book:
Claire Davenport is a hopeless romantic who shared her first kiss with Alex Murphy during a game of Spin the Bottle. Only Alex never pursued her after their kissing session and Claire regrets not telling him about her crush. At twenty-seven, no boyfriends have captured her heart in the same way. Still, she hasn’t given up on finding the one. Unfortunately, Forever Designs, her boutique wedding dress business, is accumulating more bills than invoices so love has to take a backseat for now.
When a famous model books Claire to design her wedding dress, she jumps at the opportunity only to find out the client is her childhood best friend and rival, Missy Peters. Claire and Missy’s friendship imploded when Missy stole Claire’s high school boyfriend. To save her business, Claire has no choice, but to work with Missy. To Claire’s surprise, the best man turns out to be Alex Murphy. Gone is the skinny boy with the awkward-but-endearing kisses. Alex is now a sexy scientist, who for some reason seems determined to stop the wedding, which Claire can’t let happen.
Now, Claire must design the perfect dress for demanding Missy, while at the same time countering Alex’s attempts to break up the bride and groom. Can Claire convince Alex to give Missy and her fiancé a chance, and that true love is possible? And can she do it without him breaking her heart all over again?
Forever in a Kiss by Susan Hatler is the seventh book in the contemporary romance Blue Moon Bay series. Now I haven’t read the other books in the series but upon a little investigation these seem to fall along the lines of most contemporary romance series and feature a different lead couple in each of the books so they read fine as a standalone. The series seems to all have in common the lovely little town of Blue Moon Bay and may have glimpses of previous leads but not having read all I can’t say that for sure.
At twenty-seven Claire Davenport has been focusing on Forever Designs, her boutique wedding dress business and hasn’t ever found the “one” for herself. With the business not making as much as she would like Claire has taken on a new challenging client in Missy Peters. Missy was a former childhood rival and not Claire favorite client. Soon Claire finds out though that along with Missy comes Alex Murphy back into her life. Claire’s once crush on Alex came to a halt when she shared her first kiss with him during a game and he never approached her afterward.
Forever in a Kiss was a cute, quick read. This one was a bit of a second chance with the characters having known each other previously and the story was enjoyable enough to follow with the characters being likable. It was a rather short read so of course there wasn’t a whole lot of depth to it but I would still rate this one in at three and a half stars and would give the author another try in the future.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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