Moonlight Kiss (Cricket Creek Series #5)

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Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is a sweet river town known for its baseball, shopping, and cuisine. After finally rebounding from the recession, the residents are ready to repair their lives—and their hearts…

After two very public broken engagements with two very famous men, Addison Monroe is ready to avoid the spotlight. She decides to put her wedding planning experience to good use by opening a bridal boutique. Setting up shop in small town ...

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Overview


Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is a sweet river town known for its baseball, shopping, and cuisine. After finally rebounding from the recession, the residents are ready to repair their lives—and their hearts…

After two very public broken engagements with two very famous men, Addison Monroe is ready to avoid the spotlight. She decides to put her wedding planning experience to good use by opening a bridal boutique. Setting up shop in small town Kentucky is the perfect way to escape prying eyes and live a quiet, single life.

Investment consultant Reid Greenfield is fed up with weddings—and not his own. He’s certain his sister’s plan to turn their family farm into a wedding reception venue will lead to bankruptcy. Reid hopes that city girl Addison will be an ally in getting his sister to change her mind before she loses her savings. Instead, Addison adores the idea and jumps on board. It’s a risky business—especially once romance gets involved. But sometimes a little risk brings a huge reward…

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Publishers Weekly
09/23/2013
In McLane’s fifth novel set in Cricket Creek, Ky., sparks fly between a city girl and a handsome country boy. Addison Monroe, the daughter of financial guru Melissa Monroe, wants to avoid the paparazzi after her broken engagement in L.A. and decides to visit her cousin in the quaint town of Cricket Creek. There she meets Reid Greenfield, who left his successful financial services business in Lexington to help out on his family farm. After Addison decides to start her own bridal shop and consulting business, she works closely with Reid’s sister, Sara, who wants to use a barn at their farm to host wedding receptions. While the mutual attraction between Reid and Addison ignites the flame of their romance, Reid’s view of Addison as a snobbish, lazy L.A. socialite threatens to derail their budding relationship. Alluring love scenes begin with the simplicity of a kiss in this romantic southern charmer. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451415585
  • Publisher: Signet
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Series: Cricket Creek Series , #5
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 185,328
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


LuAnn McLane is the author of the Cricket Creek novels. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys fishing with her husband, beachcombing, reading, traveling, and entertaining friends and family. She loves hearing from readers.
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  • Posted November 19, 2013

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    Moonlight Kiss by LuAnn McLane is another sensational story set

    Moonlight Kiss by LuAnn McLane is another sensational story set in the fictional town of Cricket Creek, KY.




     




    Addison Monroe has just ended another public engagement and wants to lay low for a while. She decides to head to see her extended family in Cricket Creek.  Addison is barely in town when a golden opportunity lands in her lap. With her recent experience in weddings and all that goes into planning a ceremony she is perfect to open up a bridal shop. 




     




    Reid Greenfield comes home to help his family with their struggling farm. He is floored when his sister wants to turn the barn and the surrounding area into a bridal location. Reid being a financial planner is bound and determined that this not happen. He meets Addison at the local dinner and though attracted to her, when he finds out she is intrigued by his sisters plan he is very leery. Reid plans on getting this city girl to help in his plans to derail his sister’s vision of the family farm.  




     




    Reid’s plan backfires when Addison falls in love with the idea and his sister’s plans. With Addison now on site and in Reid’s line of vision as well, soon his well thought our plans go up in smoke.  With Addison around so much Reid and Addison give into their mutual attraction.  But Reid is convinced that city girl will soon tire of the country life and leave him in the dust.  Can Addison convince Reid that she is in for the long haul?




     




    Moonlight Kiss is a wonderful story about second chances and going for what you want in life. The main romance of Reid and Addison is fun and flirty as well as all out sexy. An added gem is the older secondary romance of Maggie McMillan and Rick Ruleman.  Maggie and Rick are entering new chapters in the lives and looking for something they have been missing. Their romance is very special and I wish we would see more of in romance stories. Moonlight Kiss is another keeper from LuAnn McLane. 

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  • Posted March 8, 2014

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    A charming, heartwarming story about starting over and finding y

    A charming, heartwarming story about starting over and finding yourself. Get lost in the sweet town of Cricket Creek, Kentucky with LuAnn McLane’s latest Cricket Creek Novel.

    With her recent broken engagements all over the TV, Addison Monroe decides to escape the public eye and spend a little time visiting her cousin, Mia, in Cricket Creek. Addison decides to swear off men for a while, that is until she lays eyes on the sexy Reid Greenfield. But even though she is physically attracted to Reid, her heart just can’t take a relationship right now. But as luck would have it, Addison and Reid have something in common. Weddings. Reid’s sister wants to use their family farm as a destination location for wedding since the farming industry is no longer paying the bills, and, as it happens, Addison has some experience planning weddings, her own two as a matter of fact. So when Reid asks her to talk some sense into his sister and tell her what a bad idea it is, Addison does just the opposite, latching onto the idea and even opening up her own bridal boutique! There’s definitely some chemistry between Reid and Addison, and with the help of a few match makers, sparks begin to fly. But can Reid overlook Addison’s past and believe in their future? And can Addison finally find the “undying, all-consuming, everlasting, crazy love” she’s been searching so long for?

    Such an enjoyable read by LuAnn McLane. I just loved the storyline and the small town, country feel of the novel. I found myself lost in the story, just waiting to find out what was going to happen next. Addison and Reid’s story was so sweet, and yes, frustrating at times, but isn’t that what makes a truly great romance book? I enjoyed reading as Addison began to redefine herself through her bridal boutique and relationship with Reid. And the sexy chemistry between those two will put a smile on your face. I loved the dynamics of their relationship. Overall just a fun, easy read. While this book is part of a series, I have not read any of the other novels in the series, and did not feel as though I was missing key story elements and backgrounds, so it’s the perfect stand-alone read! Pick up your copy today and get lost in Cricket Creek.

    Rating: 4.5

    Heat Rating: Mild

    Reviewed by AprilP

    Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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  • Posted February 3, 2014

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    LuAnn McLane has written a funny light-hearted romance centered

    LuAnn McLane has written a funny light-hearted romance centered around a charming quiet little town. Addison leaves her home after broken engagements to try to get away and rethink what she wants to do and how to get on with her life.  She meets up with her cousin, Mia, who encourages her to move there and start a new business, in of all fields weddings.  This charming town has created a new idea of having weddings in the area with the local business together called Wedding Row. After almost going under the town is getting back on its feet with a lot of help from young people coming back to town to help out. Reid is one who has returned and is not encouraged by the wedding scene. He thinks that it will not be profitable for the town and especially his family. The story is about more than one romance and also someone from Addison’s past coming to try to make amends.












    The quiet small town is fascinating with all the different people involved in trying to make a living and above all several fun light hearted romances going on. This was an enjoyable easy read book that made it seem like it would be fun to live in a small town. I want to read the other books in the Cricket Creek series to enjoy more of the author's fun creative writing. I liked the story line on how people can change their lives in order to overcome problems and situations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    I just love the whole cricket creek series.. just enchanting

    I just love the whole cricket creek series.. just enchanting

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  • Posted November 19, 2013

    Moonlight Kiss by LuAnn McLane is the 5th book in her Cricket Cr

    Moonlight Kiss by LuAnn McLane is the 5th book in her Cricket Creek series. I was concerned that not having read the earlier books in this series that it might be difficult to follow, but it had been noted that this could be read as a standalone. I can safely confirm that is true. I enjoyed Moonlight Kiss, and at no time did I feel like I was missing anything. Though some members of the town of Cricket Creek probably had their stories told earlier.
    Moonlight Kiss belongs to Addison and Reid, as our romantic couple in this story. Addison Monroe has been unlucky in love, having been engaged twice only to see it breakup before she walked down the aisle. She decides it’s time to get away from Los Angeles to visit her cousin in a small town in Kentucky.. Cricket Creek. It doesn’t take long for Addison’s cousin Mia to convince her to stay, open up a bridal bouquet shop (she does have experience planning weddings :) .

    Addison has sworn off men, and is excited to be around friends and family in a small town atmosphere. But best laid plans do not always work. She meets Reid Greenfield, who was born in Cricket Creek, but is now a successful Financial consultant. Reid is home to help his family fix up their place, and then he plans to return to his practice. He meets Addison, and tries to get her to stop his sister from investing all her money into turning their huge barn into to a wedding site. Unfortunately for Reid, once Addison meets his sister Sara, she agrees to help with fixing up the barn. But Reid cannot stay angry for long, as he finds himself becoming attracted to Addison. She too finds herself attracted, but her past comes back a couple of times to bite her, and Addison is not too happy with Reid’s “jump to conclusion” comments. Sara and her mother plot in the background to get Reid to go after Addison as they want him to settle down.

    What follows is a cute romance, in a small town, where everyone knows each other. Since this is pure romance, despite some problems, you knew they would eventually move past the issues and fall in love. It was cute to see some of the things they did to push the two together. There was also a back story of another older couple, which was nice. If you like a simple sweet and light romance; with a small town country background, look no further then Moonlight Kiss.

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  • Posted November 8, 2013

    **3.5 stars** I have been on an inadvertent streak lately, of p

    **3.5 stars**

    I have been on an inadvertent streak lately, of picking up books mid-series and giving them a go. Luckily for me, these have all been companion books, really well-done in terms of filling new readers in on any important details, without being massive info-dumps for long-time readers.

    Moonlight Kiss is one such book, and I found it to be a really charming story. As promised in the blurb, the story centers around Reid and Addison, but also features another couple, Richard and Maggie. Both romances were sweet and very fast-paced, which was okay because the author made me feel the connections. What made these two parallel romances interesting is that Addison just broke off her engagement, to Richard's son. Richard comes to town to help make things right with Addison, and winds up finding a love of his own. Even though circumstances are different, both relationships are about new starts and taking a chance. It's all very nice, very charming, very, very sweet.

    I really enjoy small-town romances, though I would probably go bananas if I moved back to my own small hometown. I guess maybe I love these stories because I can experience the quirks, nosiness, friendliness, and sense of community through the characters. This town in particular, Cricket Creek, was terrific, a town that I would love to live in. The stories sort of revolve around a part of town calling Wedding Row, with each business playing a significant part in the wedding process. It's a very neat concept as far as intermingling the characters and relationships.

    As I think I've made clear, I did enjoy Moonlight Kiss quite a lot. I did find the ending to be a bit contrived, meaning, I just don't fully see this happening, but whatever. It did take my enjoyment down a notch, but still, it's a very charming story, and I would be more than happy to read the entire series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Small-town love...big-time bliss!

    Maybe it's because lately I've been reading mostly paranormal and the super sexy sub-genres of romance (those have been the big sellers of the last few years beating out historical and contemporary romances) that Moonlight Kiss was such a departure for me...or maybe it was sooo good because it seems like a homecoming. Set in the small town of Cricket Creek, KY it seems to have everything: an upbeat sense of community spirit that its citizens used to overcome the recession and start building there little town into a destination, great shops & eating places, and lots of opportunities for love. Reid has come home from Lexington to help in the continuing plans to save the family farm. He's a thinker, a long-term planner and he thinks his sister's plan to use their farm as a wedding venue is not only nuts (their old barn...really?), but a risk of her teacher's retirement money. Addison has just escaped California after her second broken engagement and wants only to lay low and swear off men...so why is she considering her cousin Mia's suggestion to open a wedding shop in her chosen hidey-hole, Cricket Creek? Deciding to start pleasing herself instead of others, Addison runs headlong into Reid who has decided that his sensible, staid advice to his siblings has been sucking their dreams dry. All those sensible plans in the heads of these two thinkers go up in smoke, and the plan to avoid anything serious down in flames. A seconday romance only adds to the richness of the story. I loved this story because it made me laugh and cry, and ultimately because these are people I could meet on the street. They speak my language, dress the same, eat the same, share the same values...the familiarity of these lives lends the book an authentic intimacy that just clicked. I look forward to visiting again and again. (I received an ARC as part of a FB author giveaway, but was in no way obligated to give a favorable review.)

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