Kissing Kendall

Kissing Kendall

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by Jennifer Shirk

Kissing Kendall by Jennifer Shirk

The one woman he wants is the only one he can't have.

Kendall Grisbaum is finally taking charge of her life—pouring her heart into opening a new bakery business and even allowing her best friend Georgie to play matchmaker for her. Trouble is, the one guy she secretly wants is Georgie's older brother, Brad,

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Kissing Kendall by Jennifer Shirk

The one woman he wants is the only one he can't have.

Kendall Grisbaum is finally taking charge of her life—pouring her heart into opening a new bakery business and even allowing her best friend Georgie to play matchmaker for her. Trouble is, the one guy she secretly wants is Georgie's older brother, Brad, who is decidedly off limits.

Brad can't seem to get his little sister's best friend out of his mind. He and Kendall used to be close friends, too, and as a local policeman, Brad can't help but play protector, looking out for Kendall. When he offers to help her renovate her new bakery space on the side, their friendship—and their attraction—flares back to life. Amid the temptation of doughnut muffins and blueberry cobbler, a new temptation draws them both closer. Can they take a chance on love when it means risking their friendship, even when not doing so risks everything?

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Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Maritime City
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Kissing Kendall 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the storyline. Loved the fact there were not any sex scenes. Would read other books by this author.
SueD1 More than 1 year ago
I too wish this book was longer! Jennifer Shirk's fourth book has characters who could be your best friend, your significant other, yourself. Georgie, from Georgie On His Mind, is appears in this book too as the sister of Brad and best friend of Kendall who only wants the best for her brother and her best friend. Brad, has hidden his feelings from Kendall for too long and Kendall is still grieving over the loss of her parents and then her husband is afraid of loving and losing again. Jennifer's characters are stronger then they think they are and finally discover that. Thisbook is a great read to kick back with and forget about the stress in your life. Am looking forward to jennifer Shirk's next book, and reading more about Georgie, Walt, Kendall, and Brad.
Freddie Casa More than 1 year ago
Oh, I wish it were longer! I fell in love with Brad—he was fun and hot and so romantic! I loved the whole cast of characters especially Brad’s sister. She was a riot. Very sweet romance with heart and humor.
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
It is with a big smile that I put my stamp of approval on this wonderful romance. I loved every minute of this fabulous romance. Is it cheesy and sappy? Possibly, but it was so well-written that I didn't notice. I loved Brad and Kendall, and their romance just sent chills through me. There was some very minor profanity that honestly did not bother me, and there was no sex! Yes!! Jennifer Shirk has a delightful sense of humor--something I often say is lacking in books today. The interactions were genuine, and although the book ended as it should, it was well worth the ride. Even though this is a light read, I so glad there was a message in it that everyone needs to hear. Don't ever be afraid to love. We are not guaranteed tomorrow, and if you live your life in fear, you are certainly going to miss some wonderful times. Take advantage of the opportunities that are facing you now. If you wait, they may pass you by! I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll be honest: Warrior fanfics have never piqued my interst before. Yours changed that though. Nice lore, great detail. Well done!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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shirley_frances More than 1 year ago
Sweet Romance After losing her husband Jake, Kendall has been living her life in a haze of pain and loneliness. She feels that she needs to move on but doesn't know where to begin. She is a talented baker and her friends encourage her to open her own bakery. She hesitates because she thinks it's a big step for her to make, but her friend Brad puts it in perspective for her and she decides to give it a go. Brad has been Kendall's friends since the first time his sister brought Kendall to the house. He has always been attracted to her, but when his best friend made a move on her and married her he stepped back. Little by little he drifted from them until he was confronted by Jake right before his death. With his guilt and the thought that Kendall would never want him, he sets out to start dating again and forget about Kendall. I truly enjoyed this book. Kendall and Brad were great characters to get to know. From the start I could see where each was coming from and I wanted them to work. The author, Jennifer Shirk, did a great job of developing the characters and their romance throughout the story. I especially enjoyed the changes Kendall went through. She went from being afraid and keeping to herself to being more assertive and open to change. I liked that the author brought Kendall and Brad's doubts and hesitations to the page in a manner that made them seem real. This made their getting together more believable. They started as friends and I could truly feel that connection between them and finally when they admitted their feelings for each other, I could believe that too. Their chemistry was very hot and although there was no sex written you could feel their attraction and how passionate about each other they were. Kissing Kendall is a well-written, light and sweet read. It had humor, interesting characters and great dialogue. This is the first book I read by this author and I was pleasantly surprised by it. I received this title from Entangled Publishing through NetGalley in exchange of my honest opinion.
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
It's been two years since Kendall Grisbaum lost her husband Jake, who was a firefighter, in an on-the-job accident.  She and Jake were young and newly married, and the loss has devastated her, especially after loosing both of her parents when she was younger.  Brad Mayer is Kendall's best friend Georgie's brother, and was always very good friend of Kendall's also.  Brad's sister Georgie is constantly trying to fix him up, but what Georgie doesn't know is that Brad has always had feelings for Kendall, feelings he had to bury when she married Jake, feelings that have caused him to keep his distance from her, though not far enough that he still can't keep an eye on her.  Kendall never understood why Brad stopped coming around after she and Jake got married, especially since Jake was his friend and he introduced them.  After running into him one evening, she realizes how much she has missed him.   After coincidence and matchmaking attempts from both Georgie and Kendall's grandma keep pushing them together, Kendall can't deny the desire and feelings she has for Brad, despite how hard she tries to.  Meanwhile, Brad is trying his best to keep his feelings for Kendall under control, and it's a lot harder than he thought it would be.  Just when things seem to be going in the right direction, something happens that causes all of Kendall's pent up fears, fears that she has barely managed to contain, to spiral out of control.  Will she let her fears destroy both of them and any chance they may have, or will she be able to move past them and finally be willing to open up her heart to someone again? I really enjoyed Kissing Kendall.  It is such a sweet and heartwarming romance, and very well written.  I really liked Kendall, and Brad was just great.  He had his moments where he was really frustrated with things, but he was also very patient with Kendall, and he is pretty hot to.  My heart hurt for Kendall, understanding what she had been through, and for Brad, while rooting for them and their relationship at the same time.  I loved watching these two friends try to work through their issues and fears as they attempt to take a chance on love.  The story is fast paced and you can read in a few hours, which makes it the perfect &quot;feel good fix.&quot;  Kissing Kendall is a really good, sweet, contemporary romance that is clean, but has enough sizzle to make you swoon, leaving you smiling, and satisfied.  
kherbrand More than 1 year ago
This was a fun and quick book to read, and was just what I needed to make me sit for awhile this week.  I was attracted to this book first off because of the title.  My maiden name is Kendall and I always thought it would be neat to have a daughter named Kendall (that didn't happen, but my daughter says if she ever has a boy she is going to name HIM Kendall - Oh well, close enough!)   I really liked Kendall and while I didn't feel sorry for her (she had lost her husband Jake, a fireman, after just a couple of months of marriage), I did feel sympathy for her.  Even though she hadn't really started living again - after two years - she didn't really hit me as the type that would let you feel sorry for her.  She has some great friends in Georgie and Dee - but especially Georgie.  They want what is best for her and never tire in telling her what they think that is.   On their urging she makes up her mind to go ahead and open up a bakery - something she has always wanted to do.  This also brings Brad, Georgie's brother, a reason to spend more time with her.  Brad and Kendall had been friends until Kendall married Jake.  What Kendall didn't realize was that Brad had more than just &quot;friend&quot; feelings for Kendall. I loved the chemistry between Brad and Kendall.  I am not sure why it works for some authors when they write scenes that take chemistry, but it definitely worked here!  You could almost see the sparks sizzling off the page (ok - off the Nook, and No, I hadn't spilled something on it!) I got to the first good part when I was sitting in the dentist chair and had to put it away!  I couldn't wait to get home so I could start reading it again.