Tuesday, January 23, 2018

About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis Blog Tour


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.


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Joe studied her. “I asked you once before, but now I’m going to ask you again. Is there something going

on between you two?”

She tossed up her hands. “Why do you both keep asking me that about each other?”

His eyes narrowed. “I thought nothing was going on.”

“And before today, I could’ve passed a lie detector test on that,” she said.

“What happened today?”

She paused. Not because she had anything to be ashamed of, but because she wasn’t quite sure what had happened.

“Kylie.”

She sighed. “It’s nothing.”

“Try again,” Joe said and gave her the very male universal go on gesture.

She rolled her eyes. “Fine. He... finally made a move on me.”

Joe didn’t budge. Not a blink, not a muscle twitch, nothing, but she could’ve popped corn off the electric tension coming off him.

“Describe ‘made a move,’” he finally said.

She crossed her arms. “And again, how is this relevant to my case?”

He just gave her that careful stare again and she thought wow, those eyes of his should be registered as a lethal weapon, because she found herself opening her mouth and spilling her guts. “He kissed me.”

“He kissed you.”

“Yeah,” she said. “Do you know that you often repeat what I say?”

“What kind of a kiss?” he asked.

She was momentarily bewildered. “I don’t know. It was a kiss. A normal kiss. A nice kiss.” She cocked her head at him. “How many kinds of kisses are there?”

He just looked at her for a long moment before coming toward her. He backed her to the wall and pressed his big hands on either side of her head.

“There are many kinds of kisses,” he said.

Her breath had backed up in her throat, where her heart had lodged, pounding wildly. “S-s-such as?”

“Such as this one.” And then he leaned in and covered her mouth with his.

At the touch of Joe’s mouth, Kylie’s brain stopped being capable of rational thought. His tongue gave a knee-weakening stroke against hers and she let out a shockingly needy moan as she clutched at him, fisting her hands in the material of his shirt at his chest. Only when he’d thoroughly plundered and pillaged and left her boneless did he lift his head and look into her eyes.

“Wow,” she whispered, fully aware she was still holding on to him like he was a lifeline, but the bones in her legs had liquefied. “I mean...” She shook her head. “Wow.”

He nodded. “Yeah. So to be clear, that wasn’t ‘a normal kiss’ or even ‘a nice kiss.’ It was a ‘wow’ kiss. Any questions?”

“Just one,” she said softly. “Can I have another?”

Joe didn’t have to be asked twice. His mouth immediately descended again, his fingers sliding into her hair to change the angle of the kiss to suit him. It was a controlled, alpha thing to do, but she had only one thought—nothing about the usually carefully, purposely leashed Joe was in control at the moment.

And she liked it.

She had no idea how long they went at it because she was in absolute heaven. Who knew that the man could use his preferred silent mode to communicate in a way that she finally approved of?

Only when she was completely breathless and about to strip him down to his birthday suit did she manage to pull back.

“Any more questions?” he asked, also a little bit breathless, which was more than slightly gratifying. Dumbly, she shook her head. His eyes softened and he gently he stroked his thumb over her bottom lip. “And FYI? Gib’s an idiot.”




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Veronica☆☆☆☆
I’ve read every book in the Heartbreaker Bay series and so I was expecting About That Kiss to be a fun romantic comedy and it is.

Kylie agrees to make a mirror for Joe as a present to his sister in exchange for Joe’s help finding a small wooden carving of a penguin that belong to Kylie. The carving appears to be being held ransom. I have to say I thought the case of the missing little wooden penguin was a bit of a silly way to have our pair spending time together, but it turns out that there is more going on than first thought and I rushed to judgment.

Joe is stoic and in control but finds being around Kylie is distracting in a way he is not used to. I love that these two are as stubborn as each other, and I think that is part of what makes them a good match. This story has a bit of the will they, won’t they followed by the “now they have, what does that mean” going on. It is entertaining watching them work themselves out.

About That Kiss is another solid romance from Ms. Shalvis that allows us to follow a new romance while getting to spend some time with the characters we know and love. About That Kiss makes for satisfying happy reading.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆☆
This is the fifth book in the series – and I would certainly recommend that you read them all and in order. Two reasons: they are all fabulous reads, and because the interlocking stories build on each other, so that you understand far better the lead characters as you have met them before.

The women in this series are a wonderful mix of confident, sassy, caring, protective, and funny – each have their strengths, their hang ups, and their insecurities, yet they are a fabulous group of friends who can rely on each other, trust each other, and be honest with each other. That is a rare combination which makes these stories all the richer. The guys are great too, and also have great friendships, but that is less unusual in a romance novel than a group of women being in such accord. It is refreshing and very enjoyable.

I love the plot that underlies this book, it is clever, it is engaging, and it is a brilliant way of getting Joe and Kylie to come to terms with their feelings and to clear out some of the guilt and issues that have been dragging them down. They have some fun adventures, as well as solving a long-time mystery. And all the time they are getting closer to each other and giving us hope that they will work out just how to make it work. Of course, Ms. Shalvis does not let us down, and we get everything that we could possibly desire.

There is only one problem... now I would like the next installment right now!


Also Available in the Heartbreaker Bay Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Sweet Little Lies post.


Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our The Trouble with Mistletoe post.


Book 2.5
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For reviews & more info, check out our One Snowy Night post.


Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our Accidentally on Purpose post.


Book 4
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For reviews & more info, check out our Chasing Christmas Eve post.


Book 4.5
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Holiday Wishes Blog Tour.




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.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5) by Jill Shalvis to read and review for the blog tour.

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