One More Kiss
by Samantha Chase
Release Date: February 7, 2017
Matt Reed was living the dream until a bad career move sends him back to his hometown for much-needed privacy. Instead, he finds someone he never expected: the woman whose steamy kiss he remembers like it was yesterday.
Vivienne Forrester finally has her life in order… until Matt moves back to town. She doesn’t want to think about the time she threw caution to the wind with him, but running into him everywhere, it’s impossible not to…
I think if we ignore that night, that kiss, then we’re both denying a part of who we are.
I’ve had pedicures before, and I’ve had milk shakes. Just never at the same time. And it’s glorious.
One More Kiss is a stand-alone adult romance that kicks off a new series with familiar characters we already know and have grown to love from Ms. Chase’s last series – double win. The plot felt a bit slow to develop as the majority of the third person narrative consists of the inner musings of the main protagonists as they tackle and work through their personal issues and inner turmoil while their surprise relationship slowly blooms. And their issues were rather large and looming. Matt was a burned out celebrity currently in career crisis and hiding out from the media. His identity and ego were trashed and thrashed and he was a total mess – inside and out. Matt was my favorite character in this story; his family history and personal evolution squeezed my heart. Vivienne was a tightly regimented and well-organized control freak with major OCD tendencies. She was restructuring her job while also changing residences and moving into her brother’s guesthouse. Vivienne was an extremely lucky girl; I was consumed with jealousy as she lived in a new upscale home with every possible convenience, paid no rent, had a handsome and sexy rock-star for a neighbor, and worked from home. I am chartreuse with envy!
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40’s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.
When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina