One More Kiss
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“A fun, flirty, sweet story filled with romance and character growth and a perfect happily ever after.” — CARLY PHILLIPS, New York Times bestselling author, for I’ll Be There
MATT REED IS HIDING
…from his fans
…from his past
…from a failure too painful to contemplate
Most of all, Matt is hiding from himself.
VIVIENNE FORRESTER IS A WOMAN WHO GIVES HER ALL
…to her friends and family
…to her online food blog
…to the man she loves
Vivienne will try anything and everything to coax Matt out of his self-imposed exile. But for this to work, Matt is going to have to meet her halfway…
From Publishers Weekly
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A fun spin-off from Samantha Chase’s The Shaughnessy Brothers series finds us catching up with Riley Shaughnessy again as we get his friend and bandmates, Matt Reed’s story! I loved the characters and found it fun to see some of the behind the scenes action of their band. I look forward to more to come!
Matt Reed never expected to step foot back in his hometown voluntarily. He had a rough childhood, and left on the heals of the biggest blowout he’d ever been involved with and didn’t look back. Current circumstances have him searching for somewhere to lay low for awhile, and his best friend invites him to hide out at his place, so here he is!
Vivienne Forrester can’t believe her brother doesn’t give her a heads up that Matt is going to be staying with him. She’s mortified that her reckless night a couple of years ago is going to come back to bite her, but even more blown away when he looks at her as if he hasn’t seen her since they were kids. Unbelievable!
friendship that evolves into more.
Matt Reed, taking a hiatus from the band Riley Shaughnessy, decides to take a shot at Broadway where his attempt flops miserably. Crucified by the media, Matt, with the urging of Shaughnessy’s manager, disappears for a while until the bad publicity dies down. Matt heads back to the last place anyone would look for him, his home town and his friend’s home…just in time for his best friend’s delicious sister to move in as well.
Vivienne’s life is coming together. She is moving into a marvelous cottage on her brother’s property and it has been custom designed to fit her perfectly. She got a marvelous promotion with the cooking blog she’s been working. So, she is shocked to discover Matt, her brother’s best friend and the man she shared an amazing kiss with once, residing in her brother’s home.
Matt’s a hot mess, full of self-doubt and quite a few scars from his past.
Vivienne has a bright future but struggles with her feelings toward Matt.
I found One More Kiss to have a long building relationship with lots of life happenings in between. They build a friendship that evolves into more.
The first 75% of the book, I was thinking the story was a little too slow. But Chase did something right because in last 25%, I found myself brought to tears by the character connection Chase was building in the first 3/4th of the storytelling.
I received this ARC copy from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca in exchange for a honest and volunteer review.
Shaughnessy, The Band
I totally loved reading One More Kiss by Samantha Chase. Ms. Chase really knows how to create a sweet story between two people with one needing to figure out who he really is and the other learning to believe to trust others. There’s all of this while these two find love along the way. The manner in which she created a group of friends where everyone is supportive of each other, no matter how difficult things seem is amazing.
I think my favorite part of this book was Vivienne realizing that Matt wasn’t all that she thought. That there was more to him than being a rock star, singer, song writer and her brother’s best friend.
This was a fun and entertaining story with loveable characters that you want to support and cheer on hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written, authentic and complex. I highly recommend this book to all readers. I truly enjoyed this book and had trouble putting it down. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. Although this book is part of a series it is a standalone story.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.