Trailer È And then He Kissed Her PDF by å Melinda Curtis This set is perfect for summertime The stories are enjoyable and are a perfect way to kick back and relax I enjoyed all the books in this bundle Melinda Curtis s Always a Bridesmaid tells about Nicole Edwards and her problem She has the Siberian Curse This caused a woman to freeze up at the sight of a desirable man The only man she s not invisible to is Sean O Malley She confides in him and he agrees to help Chef High and Mighty is the perfect antidote The side effect is a wild attraction between these two What s going to happen when she finds out the real reason for his assistance I loved Nicole and Sean The baker and the chef are polar opposites but when they re together sparks fly When Nicole did battle with her new phone and auto correct, I sympathized and howled This book is a gem Hildie McQueen did a wonderful job with Along Came You Gina Mills is a sweet Southern miss who meets handsome Jake Weston when she becomes his relator Their awkward first meeting doesn t stop their attraction His meddling and greedy family tries their best to derail them, but love and fate give them a run for their money The characters are interesting and the setting is charming This romance left me smiling Uptown Heiress by Lindi Peterson is a touching story of two people who, on the surface, have little in common, but are drawn to each other Grace Adams is an heiress She wants to be her own person, but her father s wealth and social position make that impossible Justin Walker is working as a waiter as he waits for his break He s resentful of the rich and entitled As she and Jake interview for the same job, things come to a head The characters are interesting and complex Their story is so romantic that I fell in love with this couple I wanted them to be together I ve enjoyed And then He Kissed Her It s a great collection of stories by multiple talented authors It s perfect for readers who love romance.
This anthology of 5 books is the perfect book for summer It could be a delightful beach read or a curl up and read on the porch read or just read anywhere it s cool read I loved them all and only wished they were a little longer because I enjoyed the characters so much Only one author, Melinda Curtis, was familiar to me but I love discovering new authors ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID by Melinda CurtisIf you haven t read anything by Melinda, you need to read her Bridesmaid series It s fun and sweet This one involves a chef and a baker and all kinds of miscommunication surrounding auto correct during texting I laughed and shed a few tears during the sweet parts They are trying to come up with a menu for a bride and groom to choose but along the way, they fall in loveof course Both characters are wonderful and I hope to see of them in Melinda s books CHARMER by Brinda BerryReese has been taking care of her teenage niece, Olivia, for as long as she can remember so people think she s older than really is When Olivia wants to meet rock star, Cord, at a local mall and get his autograph, Reese goes with her to stand in line.
only to be caught in the middle of mall security apprehending someone and getting punched in the face Cord personally meets with Reese Olivia to make it up to them but Reese wants nothing to do with a rock star The ensuing story is funny sweet and you want to shake Reese most of the time to get her to have some fun and stop avoiding Cord RIVERBEND by Ciara KnightMitchem has been a widower for awhile but his young son needs him and he wouldn t be functioning as well as he is now without his university assistant, Cynthia Mitchem s best friend, Liam tells him he needs to start dating again but Mitchem doesn t even know where to begin Cynthia, on the other hand, has been in love with Mitchem for years She s decided she needs to move on in another state because the university has a no dating policy anyway and Mitchem will never see her in that way anyway I enjoyed how this story unfolded Mitchem s son is delightful and so cute He stole the show for me ALONG CAME YOU by Hildie McQueenJake is the black sheep of the family His family is all wealthy but they didn t really earn it and they don t understand why he actually got a degree and founded a business and is wealthy on his own He adored his grandma and when she died, she left him her house Now, he needs to sell that house but the family is trying to mess with his plans Jake hires Gina, a realtor, to sell the house Of course, Jake s ex wife enters the picture and tries to mess this up but things turn out great in the end I loved the honesty and real sense of family in this book UPTOWN HEIRESS by Lindi PetersonGrace has just finished being on a dating reality show It didn t work out for her but that s ok She s very wealthy anyway since her father is the owner of a large chain of hotels in Atlanta While she s at a party for this reality show, she meets a waiter, Justin, and things just click with them Later, they both meet in the parking garage and end up going out for coffee Justin doesn t know that Grace is wealthy or who her father is Also, coincidentally, they both end up interviewing for the same design job the next day Of course, everything is revealed and things get messy Justin doesn t think he can be with an uptown heiress and Grace wants to make it on her own instead of her daddy s money I have to say that this story was almost my favorite but it was so hard to choose They were all so good ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID By Melinda Curtis, USA Today Bestselling And Award Winning Author Nicole Edwards Has Walked Down The Aisle As A Bridesmaid Thirteen Times Thirteen Times In An Effort To Change Her Luck, This Master Baker Plans To Give Up Waiting For Jake Who Doesn T Know She S Alive Sell Her Business In New York City, Buy A Food Truck In Los Angeles, And Find Her Own Happily Ever After Chef Sean O Malley Could Use Nicole S Dessert Skills At His Restaurant In New York City In Fact, He S Banking On A Joint Venture With Nicole, Although He Hasn T Yet Approached Her About It When He Learns During A Pre Wedding Event They Re Both Working That She S Moving To LA Because She S Giving Up On Jake, He Decides To Give Her A Crash Course On How To Be Noticed Sean Has, After All, Three Younger Sisters He Knows How A Woman S Mind Works But He Doesn T Factor In How His Heart Works Or How Easily It Could Be Broken CHARMER By Brinda Berry, Reese McClain Has A Solid Plan In Place Finish Raising Her Teenage Niece, Run Her Pie Bakery, And Avoid Entanglements With A Tempting Man After All, Her Sister Deserted Her Own Child For A Freewheeling Lifestyle Life Is Much Less Complicated Without Dating Especially Dating A Man Like Cord Barton A Rock Star Who S Too Gorgeous, Too Young, And Too CarefreeCord Knows His Life Needs Change, But He Doesn T Expect It In The Form Of A Beautiful Pie Maker Named Reese She S A Much Needed Star In His Burnt Out Life Because When It Comes To Plans, He Wants Her For Than Dessert RIVERBEND By Ciara Knight, Bestselling AuthorFive Years After The Death Of His Wife, Dr Mitchem Taylor Is Ready To Share His Life With Someone Only One Thing Stands In The Way Of Giving Love A Second Chance The Strictly Enforced No Dating Rule A Rule That Pierces His Heart Every Time He Thinks About His University Assistant, Cynthia When A Handsome Man Shows Interest In Her, Mitchem Must Choose Between Love For His Career Or Love For His Beautiful AssistantSince The Day She Saw Her Boss, Mitchem, Care For His Son S Knee At A Little League Game, Cynthia Gold Has Been In Love With Him Pining Away Over A Love She Can Never Have Forces Her To Make A Drastic Change A New Job Thousands Of Miles Away But Can She Walk Away From Her Life She Enjoys And A Boy Who S Like A Son, Or Keep Her Heart Bound To A Man Who May Never Love HerONG CAME YOU By Hildie McQueen, Bestselling AuthorOff To An Awkward Start, Gina Mills And Jake Weston Attempt To Ignore The Attraction Between Them And Stick To The Business Of Selling His House Unfortunately Circumstances Keep Cropping Up That Make It Difficult When The Past Collides With The Present, A Surprising Turn Of Events Makes Them Rethink If They Were Meant To Be After AllUPTOWN HEIRESS By Lindi Peterson At An After Party For The Reality Series, Love Atlanta Style, Hotel Empire Heiress Grace Adams Has An Epiphany Love Isn T A Game And Neither Is Life It S Time To Find A Job And Prove She Doesn T Need Daddy S MoneyWaiter, Justin Walker, Is Biding His Time Working For The Rich Crowd Who Thinks They Re Owed Everything But His Service Pays Off When He Meets The Beautiful Grace Adams He Asks Her Out, Oblivious To The Fact That She S A Hotel HeiressWhen They Find Out They Are Competing For The Same Job, Grace And Justin Try To Maintain Their Budding Friendship And Romance, Until Justin Discovers The Truth Grace Represents All He Tries To Avoid I loved the title of this contemporary set, but then I noticed two authors I loved and I was sold on reading it Ciara Knight and Lindi Peterson have wowed me with their previous books so I knew I would enjoy it It totally surprised me in a good way this is the order I read them in Always a Bridesmaid by Melinda Curtis 5 stars one of my fave storiesThis was one of my fave stories of the set Grabbed my attention from the start and made me laugh out loud a few times, a great story to begin the set with Also LOVED the emails between the upcoming bride and groom at the beginning of each chapter, VERY nice touch Funny, sweet and food fun would ve loved this story being longer Riverbend by Ciara Knight 4 starsAnother very good story in the set, but even with the twists in the story I knew it would end nicely Cute, unexpected and a nice ending Ciara s writing motto is Defy the Dark and I love that, her writing continues to do just that Along Came You by Hildie McQueen 3.
5 starsThis was a pleasant story with cuteness, but the instant love between Jake and Gina didn t work for me and the plot was a little intense There was an ex wife and ex boyfriend who made things difficult for the main characters The sweetest part of the story was the at home feeling Gina had with Jake s grandma s house, the nostalgia she experienced while attempting to put this home on the market Also really loved her dogs, Gina had a decent heart that carried the story despite the drama There was also a few words of profanity, no biggie, but I have to ignore them when they pop up Nostalgic, cute, one great real estate agentUptown Heiress by Lindi Peterson 5 stars another fave of the set would ve loved this story being longer The only thing I didn t like was the first kiss in this one because Justin surprises Grace in a tender way and then he makes a mean comment afterwards I still enjoyed reading what happens between Justin and Grace, but the first kiss was important to me The chemistry between them was enjoyable from the first moment they meet Grace is wealthy but very down to earth and trying to get established without her father s help which I found to be very admirable You don t have to relate to the main character to like them and Grace is naive but very creative and sweet Justin works hard and understands Grace from the moment they meet They didn t even know each other s names until their first date, but the eye contact they shared was tangible in the story Charming, luxurious and sweet.
Charmer by Brinda Berry 5 stars my other fave of the group would ve loved this story being longer I didn t even take notes for this story because it was so good Reese and Olivia were the best characters and I loved them instantly Normally a rock star would be unreachable and fake, but not Cord Reese s first encounter with him is crazy but interesting and then she gets a black eye trying to get her niece, Olivia, an autograph It was lovely how Cord pursues Reese despite all of her insecurities He s ready for a change in his lifestyle and he decides Reese and Olivia is the family for him Loved, loved, loved this story and wish it could ve been longer Funny, unexpected, a fairy taleOverall, this set is very enjoyable and a clean read My fave first kiss was Always a Bridesmaid, Riverbend, and Charmer But the attraction in each story was amazing and I liked how each couple handled the circumstances The guys were just as nervous about falling in love as the girls were and they each did what was needed to capture the girls hearts I thought of the song And Then He Kissed Me from the opening scene of Adventures in Babysitting before reviewing this, every girl wants a true love kiss And then He Kissed Her tells 5 different couples and how they fall in love I enjoyed their stories and now I have discovered the writing talents of authors Thanks to Melinda Curtis for the review copy.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Always a Bridesmaid Melinda Curtis Can you imagine being a bridesmaid 13 times I sure can t That s exactly what Nicole had been through She was a master baker and had set her eyes on a man who just didn t know she existed beyond catering gigs Call it the curse Chef Sean usually works the catering gigs alongside Nicole and doesn t want her leaving NY for LA and has plans of his own to break the curse Just wait until you what happens with his plans This book was full of love, humor, and suspense It was a light and fun read Riverbend Ciara Knight Dr Mitchum Taylor, widow, has a lovely assistant named Cynthia who has wanted than that for the last four years They decide to attend an awards ceremony in Dr Taylor s honor Little did they realize that this night would change the dynamics of their whole relationship I really enjoyed this book It had just the right amount of suspense and doubts that you would expect from new relationships I also found it kind of sweet since one of the characters was a widow with a child Along Came You Hilde McQueen Jake, client of real estate agent Gia, is in no mood to be in Augusta, Georgia He lost what feels like his only family, his grandmother, a few months ago, and now needs to sort through her stuff and list her home on the market This is why he s meeting Gia He never expected to fall for her Gia never expected to fall for Jake and she never expected to fall in love with Jake s grandmothers home The first time she stepped into it she knew she had to make an offer but was that an offer on the home or on her heart Along Came You is one of the sweetest books that I ve read in a while I can still feel that ooey gooey feeling you get when you ve read something so mushy that you just have to keep it a little while longer You will not regret this choice in books Trust me Uptown Heiress Lindi Peterson Once in a while love does cross the boundaries of money and places in society Grace Adams a rich woman trying to make her own way in the world Justin is the lower class waiter at her dads hotel trying to get a leg up in the world Their paths cross several times and when they begin to fall for each other Grace is left wondering if they can actually make it work despite their levels in society and the fact that she has hidden her true identity from Justin I enjoyed this book and I really liked that it made you feel good about someone rich trying to make their way on their own Charmer Brinda BerryReese and her plans for life, HA Her niece, Olivia on the other hand had her own plans for Reese and really wish that Reese would trust her Reese and Olivia meet Rock star and it turns Reese s life upside down This was a cute story It was relatable to real life Has a lovely ending too.
I really enjoyed this box set They were packed with emotion and I loved the first kisses Always a Bridesmaid by Melinda CurtisMaster baker Nicole had been a Bridesmaid 13 times All she wants is someone to love and love her back But her grandma has told her she is cursed That she has her love of baking and her drive for success and there is no room for love So she gives up Valentine weekend to work for Tiffany.
Chef Sean is the wedding caterer and he has worked with Nicole many times in the kitchen Her spontaneous desserts always turn out perfectly with his well planned meals And while they talk, he decides to help her get over her curse of freezing up while talking to attractive men But he also needs her to sign with him for his countrywide resteraunts.
As they begin on this journey, there are a lot of miscommunications thanks to auto correct that make for a very funny dialog between the two And as their feelings develop and trust is broken, can they find a way to be together or will Nicole once again be just a bridesmaid River bend by Ciara KnightCynthia has been Mitchem s assistant for a while and has been in love with him and his young son for almost as long But will he ever think of her as anything but a friend Her heart just can t take it if that s all she will ever have so she s contemplating a job on the other side of the country.
Mitchem lost his wife.
theove of his life a few years ago and has focused on his job and son But with everyone telling him it s time to move on can he get back out there and start dating And who would h even think about With his assistant always there he decides to practice on her not realizing he has been dating her for years Can his head catch up with his heart before it s too late or will his dream leave before he even realizes it Along Came You by Hildie McQueenGina has had a rough go of it Her cheating fiance has been rubbing his new fiance in her face only six months after the breakup But with her new and sexy client, she may decide to mix business and pleasure.
Jake is taken aback when he first spots his realtor She is gorgeous But his focus is yo sell his grandmother s house and get out of town But when the sparks fly and a relationship begins, will he be as focused as he should be Will lies and rumors started by his ex wife ruin their chances before they even get started Uptown Heiress by Lindi PetersonGrace wants something than to be the daughter of her hotel magnate father And this chance with the design company is just her chance And her chance meeting of a sexy waiter at a party is just another chance to take Completely out of character, she is drawn to him And when he thinks she is just a girl trying to get a break she doesn t correct himJustin has this one chance to get his dream job And he doesn t need the distraction of this beautiful woman but he takes her for coffee anyway When he finds out they are after the same job and she is filthy rich, he doesn t see anyway they can be together But Grace won t give up Can she make him see she is just Grace Charmer by Brinda BerryReese has been raising her niece since her sister took off years ago And she will do anything for Olivia Even stand in line for hours for an autograph from Cord Barton.
lead singer and super sexy guy from the hottest band around When a freak accident happens Cord asks for her number but she refuses In steps Olivia to matchmake Not believing she can have a life until Olivia goes off to college, Reese guards her heart but Cord will not relent Will she be able to trust that he wants someone like her or will she close her heart to him Kindle Copy for ReviewThis is a set of five different stories from five different authors about finding love in different situations.
First we have Always a Bridegroom from Melinda CurtisWe have Nicole Adams who has been a bridesmaid for thirteen times and never a bride She is suffering from her family Siberian curse and decides she needs a change since the only guy she is interested does not notice her She figures she needs a change as she willing to sell her business in New York and move to Los Angeles and buy a food truck but first she must do a wedding dessert catering job.
Chef Sean O Malley does not want Nicole to move since he gives his food creativity when she is around He wants her to join his restaurant and become a part of his new venture When he finds out about her long time crush, he sets to help her draw the attention of her crush and in so she will not want to move away But along the way, things do not go as plan as they are drawn together.
Then we have Charmer by Brinda Berry.
Reese McClain is a planner which includes not getting involved Raising her teenager niece whose mother left her to a carefree lifestyle as she runs her pie bakery, she needs no sweet talking guy to mess things up.
Cord Barton is everything she does not need He is a rock star who is not only handsome but younger than her He knows he needs a change in his life but when he starts wanting than pie, could she be his dessert Next is Riverbend by Ciara Knight.
Dr Mitchem Taylor is ready to move on five years after his wife death Unfortunately the one he wants to date is his assistant at work who has become a part of his an his son s life But where they work there is a strict rule of employees not dating each other.
Cynthia Gold fell in love with him and his son early in their dealings Figuring that she never will be with him, she decides to accept a job away from him Will it be too late for them before she moves away for good Along Came You by Hildie McQueenGina Mills and Jake Weston are attracted to each other but they must keep their awkward feelings aside and concentrate on selling his house Things get complicated as past and present collide as they are caught up in each other Perhaps they were just meant to be together as life keeps throwing them towards each other.
And finally we have Uptown Heiress by Lindi Peterson.
Grace Adams heiress and reality dating candidate finds herself seeking a job to show she does not her dad s money.
Justin Walker is a waiter when he meets Grace, as the two hit it off He soon asks her out but he does not she is a socialite Things get strange when they both end up applying for the same job as they go head to head.
What will happen when he finds out who she really is and who will end up with the job Can they get past her past and give each other a chance at love
Given to me for an honest review There are five lovely stories and some will make you cry.
Always a Bridesmaid Book 2 by Melinda Curtis There are some interesting people in this story The bride to be, Tiffany, has broken off weddings with 5 previous men Everyone wonders if number 6 will actually wed Tiffany Then there is her friend who will wear her fourteenth bridesmaid dress for this wedding, if it happens.
Riverbend by Ciara Knight Mitchem lost his wife 2 years ago and he still misses her and has not started dating His assistant, Cynthia, keeps his work and home life running smoothly She loves his 9 year old son and the son loves her back Cynthia has decided that she will no longer wait for Mitchem to acknowledge her as a possible wife and has sent resumes to companies outside of Tennessee Will he realize how important she has become to him before it s too late Along Came You by Hildie McQueen Gina s ex boyfriend is being a jerk in front of his fiancee He belittles her job as a realtor when he was the one helping her find clients when they together Gina s client comes up and introduces himself and acts like her boyfriend The house he s selling was his grandmother s and she didn t want him to sell or give the house to any of his family Would Jake want another realtor or will he decide to keep the house Uptown Heiress by Lindi Peterson Grace is paid to attend a Reunion Mixer The TV show Love Atlanta Style is hosting it Her parents have plenty of money She s finished college and has a job interview the next day The waiter she met at the mixer starts his motorcycle and comes over to her He wants to have coffee with her and she agrees The next morning both of them have an interview with the same company Grace and Justin get a test trial Two employees will be helping them and working on the same project Who will win the position Will they on the attraction they have with each other Charmer By Brinda Berry Reese and her niece are waiting in line in the mall to get a lead singer s autograph Reese needs coffee and when it s her turn the employees stop and stare She looks back and sees the live version of Olivia s poster Reese hopes she s not looking like the employees because she thinks he is just as hot as her niece does Back in line for the signing there is a disturbance and a woman running from Security Security barely catches her shirt, Reese tries to protect her niece and the woman punches Reese in the eye They go to the first aid room She gets pills for the pain and a bandage for her elbow They start to leave when she sees the sexy singer talking to a mall employee She tells Olivia to close her mouth and she hopes her s isn t hanging open too He is so good looking, with a killer smile and a single dimple in his cheek Will he call Reese There is nothing as sweet as love Especially discovering it when you don t expect to And then He Kissed Her consists of a group of authors and stories that leave the reader feeling good and satisfied Each story has something for the romance lover in us all Stories range from flirty and funny, to serious and heartbreaking, to awkward and unexpected My favorite stories were Always a Bridesmaid by Melinda Curtis and Uptown Heiress by Linda Peterson And then He Kissed Her is full of compelling and entertaining reads for the romantic is us all.
I received a copy of this box set in exchange for an honest review.