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Review: This Kiss (Sweetbriar Cove #8) by Melody Grace

Welcome to Sweetbriar Cove: the home of feel-good romance!

Jenny Archer knows that fairytales aren’t real… so when a handsome Scotsman shows up on her doorstep in the middle of the night, she figures there has to be a catch. Like the fact that he’s tall, dark, and emotionally unavailable – and claims to be the new owner of her home.

The last thing Fraser Macintosh needs is drama. He’s traded the flashy art scene for a quiet life working on his paintings in Sweetbriar Cove, but he didn’t figure on his new house coming complete with a beautiful, stubborn caretaker, and her smart-mouthed niece.

They may be unlikely roommates, but soon, sparks are flying between Fraser and Jenny – and heating up the dark autumn nights on Cape Cod. But can Jenny open her heart to this rakish stranger? And will Fraser trade his bachelor life for this unexpected new family?

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“He wasn’t sure why her praise mattered to him, but it did. On a dark night, in an empty house, far away from the reassuring buzz of his fans and hangers-on, her words felt true in a way he hadn’t believed in a long time.”

“It was like gravity had brought them to this frozen moment–some undeniable force that was beyond questions. Beyond words.”

This Kiss is the latest addition to the Sweetbriar Cove Series and is a feel good romance that is sure to sweep you off your feet.

Told from dual points of view, Sweet Kiss follows the story of Jenny and Fraser. Small town living might not be for everyone, but Jenny couldn’t imagine a better place for herself and the niece that she is raising. As caretaker of this amazing house, Jenny has been able to provide a great place to live and focus on the things that matter the most. That focus is about to change when a sexy stranger shows up on their doorstep. It turns out this stranger is the new owner of their home and is ready to claim it for himself….Fraser wants nothing more than to escape the bright lights and stress of the big city and is hoping that Sweetbriar Cove will spark his passion for art again. He doesn’t mean to be broody and standoffish, but he wasn’t planning for Jenny, or having to share his sanctuary with anyone. Sparks will fly and this unlikely trio will find themselves as roommates until Jenny can find a place her and her niece to call their own. Will Jenny and Frazer give into the sparks flying between them?? There’s only one way to find out….

Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I loved how smart and spunky Jenny was. I loved her fierce devotion to her niece Hannah and how she always did her best to give Hannah the life that she deserves. Speaking of Hannah, I just adored this kid. Not only was she brilliant, but she also saw all the things that Jenny tried to hide. She knew how amazing her aunt was and just wanted to see her have some happiness in her life and if being with Fraser would bring Jenny some happiness, then Hannah was all for it. And lets not forget Fraser. Not only was he a famous and talented artist, he also had a huge heart to go along with it. Sure he came off as kind of a jerk in the beginning, but he more than made up for it in the end. Once I got to know the real Fraser, I couldn’t get enough of him and couldn’t wait to see him sweep Jenny off of her feet.

This Kiss is the perfect small town romance to spend your afternoon getting swept away in. There’s passion. There’s light drama. There’s a great feeling of family and friendship. There’s steamy moments and one’s that just knock you off of your feet. All in all, this is the kind of romance that makes you fall in love from the first page and leaves you with a big smile on your face when you get to the end. This Kiss is a terrific addition to the Sweetbriar Cove Series. I loved seeing all the familiar faces and new ones too. I look forward to getting my hands on the next book in this series and seeing who falls under the spell of Sweetbriar Cove next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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  1. katsbookcornerreads

    Awesome review! Shared on all my socials!!💖😉

    Liked by 1 person


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