Monday, January 29, 2018

Review/Giveaway: About that Kiss by Jill Shalvis

About the Book

Genre: Romance, Heartbreaker Bay #5
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: January 23, 2018

Synopsis from the publisher...

ABOUT ABOUT THAT KISS (a standalone Heartbreaker Bay novel)

When love drives you crazy . . .
When sexy Joe Malone never calls after their explosive kiss, Kylie shoves him out of her mind. Until she needs a favor, and it’s a doozy. Something precious to her has been stolen and there’s only one person with unique finder-and-fixer skills that can help—Joe. It means swallowing her pride and somehow trying to avoid the temptation to throttle him—or seduce him.

the best thing to do . . .
No, Joe didn’t call after the kiss. He’s the fun time guy, not the forever guy. And Kylie, after all she’s been through, deserves a good man who will stay. But everything about Kylie makes it damned hard to focus, and though his brain knows what he has to do, his heart isn’t getting the memo.

… is enjoy the ride.

As Kylie and Joe go on the scavenger hunt of their lives, they discover surprising things about each other. Now, the best way for them to get over “that kiss” might just be to replace it with a hundred more. 

My Review

Jill Shalvis is back with another book in her Heartbreaker Bay series. This author has been on my auto-buy list for years. I’m a huge fan. Her books are always a delight and this one is no exception.

Kylie Masters always loved Gib, but he is her boss. She knows nothing could ever come from her huge crush. It doesn’t stop her from dreaming, though. That is until Joe Malone kisses her. Then, he’s all she can think about.

When something precious belonging to Kylie is stolen, she turns to Joe’s expertise to help her find it. Their hunt turns quite personal and their attraction for each other gets closer and closer all the time.

Kylie and Joe’s chemistry is strong. Their romance grows with each page. I couldn’t help but cheer them on as they discover their feelings for each other. It’s a fast-paced book with endearing characters. It’s so easy to be transported into Kylie and Joe’s world and truly care about them. It’s a “feel good” type of story.

Jill Shalvis writes romance beautifully and mixes a bit of suspense in the story, as well. She’s an expert in her field and I, for one, can’t wait for her next book.

For reading challenges:
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2018
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2018 (California)

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Edelweiss and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website,, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

Connect with Jill

Facebook: @JillShalvis
Twitter: @JillShalvis


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Thanks to the publisher, I have one print copy of About that Kiss by Jill Shalvis to giveaway.

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  1. I love all of her books but I would have to go back to the one that got me started as a Jill Shalvis fan: Instant Attraction - book 1 of the Wilder series. I found it while perusing the library's romance collection and read it in a day - and then proceeded to read any JS book I could get my hands on :)

  2. I haven't read any yet, however, they are on my TBR list.

  3. Animal Magnetism is my favorite. Wonderful series.

  4. I have not read any of her books. Sounds like a
    good read. Thanks.
    Carol Smith

  5. I just started this one so I'm excited to see you loved it! She is definitely an expert in her field.

  6. I've only read a Christmas one. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. I have read All I Want and Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis and loved the romance and humor in them.

  8. I love all her books, she's an amazing author.

  9. I don't have a favorite but I am a fan of her books!


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