A Great Kisser [NOOK Book]

Overview

Buckle up. Enjoy the view.

Jake McKenna fixes planes, not people. Compared to an engine, humans are high-maintenance and unpredictable—which is why Jake has zero interest in indulging his sister's request that he play tour guide and rent-a-date to her boss's visiting stepdaughter. Still, Lauren Matthews is nothing like the uptight, reed-skinny workaholic he expected. She's curvy—deliciously so. Funny. Open. And convinced that there's more to ...

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A Great Kisser

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Overview

Buckle up. Enjoy the view.

Jake McKenna fixes planes, not people. Compared to an engine, humans are high-maintenance and unpredictable—which is why Jake has zero interest in indulging his sister's request that he play tour guide and rent-a-date to her boss's visiting stepdaughter. Still, Lauren Matthews is nothing like the uptight, reed-skinny workaholic he expected. She's curvy—deliciously so. Funny. Open. And convinced that there's more to her mother's hasty marriage to the local mayor than meets the eye.

Leaving her fast-track Washington career is the most impulsive thing Lauren has ever done—right until the moment she arrives in Cedar Springs, Colorado. Everything about sexy, enigmatic pilot Jake tempts Lauren to unleash her inner bad girl and let him take her places she's never been…even as her snooping around town provokes some extremely hostile reactions. At this altitude, losing your head is easy. Trusting your heart can cost you everything…

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Kauffman's bland latest sends a D.C. workaholic to a cozy Colorado resort town to find sex and intrigue. When Lauren Matthews arrives in Cedar Springs, she is eager to learn about her mother's impulsive marriage to Mayor Arlen Thompson. Surprisingly for her, if not the reader, she also hooks up with sexy pilot Jake, and a whirlwind romance ensues. Romantic thrillers also require villains, and Kauffman tries to create one in Arlen, but he's never given a chance to be very villainous, while his marriage to Lauren's mother doesn't contain even a modicum of believability. Jake, meanwhile, fills the role as the affable hero. There are hints of menace, but the payoff isn't there. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758249609
  • Publisher: kensington publisher
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 614,732
  • File size: 491 KB

Meet the Author

Donna Kauffman is the USA Today bestselling author of chick lit, paranormal romance, and sexy romance. Beverly Brandt writes chick lit and women's fiction, as well as romantic adventure under a psuedonym. Alesia Holliday is the author of American Idle and Nice Girls Finish First, and she writes young adult novels under a pseudonym. Erin McCarthy is the USA Today bestselling author of Bad Boys Online, Smart Mouth, and A Date With the Other Side.

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

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    A Great Kisser

    I read this book on the advice of someone at Barnes & Noble. Had never read anything by this author before. I was disappointed. The romance was weak and the plot was long and too much.
    The Title doesn't even fit the book, it should of been the sexy pilot or something.
    The pot is Jake is a pilot who goes to pick up a girl from the airport as a favor. They fall for each other way to fast, move way to fast, no romance or build up. She is a hot shot D.C. attorney. The plot could of been a lot better, a better story.
    He (Jake) was robbed of a better story.
    I do not recommend this book

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

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    Who to Blame?

    I've read some of Kauffman's other books and I had always thought of her as one of my favorites. I'm not sure if the year or two its been since I've read any of her work, my preferences changing, or if it's just her newer work - but this book was HORRIBLE!! I'm one of those people that just has to finish it no matter how bad it is, even if it's just to hope that maybe the ending will somehow make up for the rest of the drivel. I almost couldn't do it this time, but now I wish I had quit reading.
    ALL of the characters inner dialogue is redundant and repetitive. I literally skipped 2&3 pages at a time. The characters' IQs must be below a sloth's (sorry for insulting the sloth), because Kauffman's attempt at mystery could of been solved by one! There was absolutely no build up to what was suppose to be (I'm assuming) a suspenseful/dramatic conclusion. Just bam! Meet the bad guys, then the idiot heroes reunite, but let the bad guys catch them while they are wasting time going over the whole plot instead of escaping. Two seconds later the good guys win. The romance part of the book was lukewarm at best and mushy love sickening at worst. The main characters knew they were in love within 24hrs of meeting each other. Without having to overcome some obstacle or journey to get there emotionally, I was left feeling cheated and not at all invested in their relationship.
    This book felt like some publisher told Kauffman, "Book has to be so many pages long, and you only have one week to write it. I don't care what you put in between." I'm not sure who is to blame more.Kauffman for writing it, an editor giving it the okay, or the publishers for allowing it to be printed.

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  • Posted October 9, 2009

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    ans preferring contemporary romances with a touch of suspense will enjoy Donna Kauffman's Rocky Mountain tale

    Six months ago her mother married Mayor Arlen Thompson of Cedar Springs, a Colorado resort town. Now Lauren Matthews leaves her job at Capitol Hill to meet her mom's spouse, her stepfather.

    The mayor's personal assistant Ruby Jean demands (by crying) her brother Jake McKenna escort her boss' stepdaughter around town. Jake reluctantly agrees although he prefers fixing planes. However as they soar in love, someone is doing things to drive her out of town. Already disconcerted by her mother's sudden marriage, Lauren wonders who and why.

    Mindful of Matthew Broderick's Out on a Limb, A GREAT KISSER is an enjoyable romantic suspense with the accent on the love subplot as the mystery never quite gels because the villain never quite seems felonious. Jake is fun as the reluctant hero while Lauren is the outsider causing trouble for townsfolk with her need to know why the mayor married her mom because she doubts his sincerity as a spouse or a politician. Fans preferring contemporary romances with a touch of suspense will enjoy Donna Kauffman's Rocky Mountain tale.

    Harriet Klausner

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