Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Review: It Started With A Kiss

*****It Started With A Kiss*****


With a kidney transplant behind her, Avery Adams is determined to channel her inner adventurer and explore everything life has to offer. Only problem is, the closest she’s ever come to a real-life adventure was sixth-grade science camp. So to seize the summer in her rustic Sierra Nevada town, she takes a job as a guide at the local adventure lodge. But Avery doesn’t realize her biggest challenge will register at six-plus feet of rugged good looks and alpha-male charm.

As a member of the Sequoia Elite Mountain Rescue team, Tyson Donovan has made a life out of cheating death and rescuing weekend warriors from the treacherous terrain. “The world is my home” is more than just a motto; it’s what scares off women who would otherwise try to tie him down. When his dad’s health lands the family’s adventure lodge in serious danger of going up in flames, he moves home—and quickly remembers why he left. Until he meets Avery, the irresistible new guide who makes him want to stay.

Tyson gives the inexperienced Avery a lesson in romance that her books could never teach her. And with her undeniable spirit for life, Avery shows Tyson the healing power of love. But with one misstep, everything comes crashing down, and they’ll both have to take the biggest leap of all—into the kind of adventure that lasts a lifetime.

I loved this book so much after reading a couple of books this weekend that left a less than stellar taste in my mouth.  This book had it...a quirky heroine and a hero who had a true "hero complex' and I liked it!!  It had some sex in it but it didn't really detract from the storyline because....guess what?  There was an actual storyline in this book! Thank you Jesus but there's a story and plot and not just sex on and sex off!!  I recommended this book to my mother and I bought her a copy as soon as I saw the Pre-Order button.  I was telling her all about it like they were real people and that is the test of a good book.  It's that test that I put all books through.  I truly enjoyed this book and fell in love with Avery and Ty.  I could have honestly read for another 100 pages and not gotten bored or skipped any of those pages.  I loved Harris, Dale and Irene and Avery's friends.  She was a great character to have fall in love with Ty.  I loved where she wrote on his truck in lipstick "I owe you a screw" and then her lipstick breaks and the whole time he's watching her because she dropped his screwdriver down the drain.  She's always doing stuff to surprise him and yet it's not a surprise.  He can only play off her mistakes and genuine flightiness.  Pick this book up and read it, gift it or keep it...you won't be disappointed.

I was given a copy of this ARC from the publisher on Netgalley for a honest review.

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