Kiss Me Hello
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes brings her gorgeous writing and incredible storytelling abilities to a brand new series of contemporary romance.
He loves her, she loves him not…?
In the third novel of The Sweetest Kisses series, single mom Sidonie Lindstrom has her hands full with a troubled foster son, an abrupt adjustment to country living, and an unforeseen lack of funds. When her taciturn neighbor, MacKenzie Knightley, repeatedly offers practical help, Sid reminds herself she’s not interested in the neighbor—despite his kindness, pragmatism and quiet charm. MacKenzie sees the vulnerability beneath her pride, and he’s determined to change her mind…
“Warmth, sensuality, and humor infuse Burrowes’ writing.” —Booklist
“Excellent writing, deep and layered stories, and intelligent and compassionate characters.” —Publishers Weekly
“Burrowes’ powerful and complex characters will enthrall you.” —RT Book Reviews
“Grace Burrowes weaves her magic with eloquent, revealing words, and subtle humor.” —Long and Short Reviews
“Burrowes continues to captivate and enchant!” —Fresh Fiction
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last of the Sweetest Kisses Series by Grace Burrowes, and what a lovely set of romances this has be
This is the last of the Sweetest Kisses Series by Grace Burrowes, and what a lovely set of romances this has been. Focused on single mothers, or as in this case, foster mothers, Burrowes has opened reader’s eyes to the difficulties of parenthood, the bureaucracy of the foster care system, and provided some lovely moments in the journey.
Sidonie has a complicated life: her foster son Luis is doing well, and she would like to adopt him, but her brother’s death and probate issues are just one of the many factors that may put that plan on hold. I loved her ability to keep moving forward and provide that loving and accepting Luis can provide him with a place to grow and feel secure. While lawyers aren’t her favorite people at the moment, the issues with probate make her even less enamored of them, even as she will need legal aid for her adoption. But, Luis has his own questions and issues, so they need to be addressed before they move forward.
Mac is a wonderful character, even though he has many issues of his own. The most important one is his withholding where Sid is concerned, not telling her what he does for a living is a dangerous choice, and could lead to irreparable harm. But, there is some real connection between the two, even as he fights it: most certainly he is gobsmacked after Sid kisses him, in public.
I loved checking in with Hannah and Trent, Trent’s relationship with his brother Mac convince him to come clean and take a chance, even though Mac isn’t sure he wants to. Hannah’s experience with the foster care system from a personal perspective, with all of the conflicted emotions that engendered allowed her insight into Luis that felt right and honest, and was helpful to Sid in her understanding of his own concerns.
Luis was a wonderful character: attuned to Sid’s emotions with an often honest and wry sense of humor that belied the hurt buried within. Luis’ growth in the story both as Mac enters their life and for himself was wonderful to see, even as his own personal story was all things horrid. Again, Burrowes takes a chance to show love in many forms, and offer moments of description and detail about the foster system, endangered children and those who work to find homes and families for those who need them.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
What can I say about this book except it was another good story. Mac and Sid are by far my favorite. Having had my son-in-law work in foster care I now have a better understanding about how the system workers. Not an easy job for anyone involved. Loved the ending. Looking forward to the next books by Grace. I'm such a fan.