Every Little Kiss

Every Little Kiss

by Susan Hatler
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Every Little Kiss by Susan Hatler

When Wendy Watts left Blue Moon Bay, she vowed never to return to the small coastal town where her parents had abandoned her and her brother. Now she's a successful Realtor, and a workaholic who stays away from complicated emotions--until her grandmother dies, leaving Wendy the Inn at Blue Moon Bay and mandating that Wendy sell the inn, and put it on the market herself "in person."

As soon as Wendy arrives in Blue Moon Bay, bad memories, the inn's poor condition, and her brother's pleas to save the inn overwhelm her. Then she meets a sexy laid-back stranger on the beach, and Wendy does something she never does . . . she opens up and confides her problems to him. Since Max Huntington's only in town for one night, Wendy spontaneously kisses him, hoping to be distracted from her troubles for just one evening.

But when Wendy begins the painstaking process of fixing up the inn in order to sell it, Max tells her he's staying on longer. He's enchanted by the charming inn and even more with the kisses they shared on the beach. He wants to help her with the repairs, and she reluctantly accepts his offer.

Although she's determined to remain detached from the allure of her inn, Blue Moon Bay and Max, every repair, every stroll on the beach, and every moment spent with Max, draws her in and reminds her of the local legend she'd believed as a child: that being kissed by the bay under a blue moon will lead to love that lasts forever.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150977709
Publisher: Hatco Publishing
Publication date: 09/03/2015
Series: Kissed by the Bay , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 2,360
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

SUSAN HATLER is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, who writes humorous and emotional contemporary romance and young adult novels. Many of Susan's books have been translated into German, Spanish, French, and Italian. A natural optimist, she believes life is amazing, people are fascinating, and imagination is endless. She loves spending time with her characters and hopes you do, too.

You can reach Susan here:

Facebook: facebook.com/authorsusanhatler
Twitter: twitter.com/susanhatler
Website: susanhatler.com
Blog: susanhatler.com/category/susans-blog

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Every Little Kiss 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the storyline and the characters. Look forward to other books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this novel tremendously. Recommend this and all of the other stories in the series. Enjoy.
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Anonymous 6 months ago
The main character, Wendy, was a little bit frustrating and immature, but overall it was an enjoyable story.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Lovely story about family, love and forgiveness.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great read! It was a creative story, and was both humorous and touching! Highly recommend!
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet story of forgiveness & second chances, Wendy & Max were a interesting couple & I enjoyed their journey of learning to trust each other. And I loved the the legend of Blue Moon Bay & how the author used it throughout the book. I did feel some of the relationship problems (especially between Wendy & her high school girlfriends) were solved a bit too easily. And some of the dialogue seemed disjointed. Overall a super cute read. I look forward to reading more by Susan Hatler.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this novel, another sweet romance from Susan Hatler! I enjoyed her Better Date than Never series, but this Kissed by the Bay series might be better yet, if this first book is any indication. Wendy returns to Blue Moon Bay, her "hometown" for all intensive purposes, and has a mixture of things she's dealing with -- her relationships with her brother and friends that have been broken; the death of her grandmother; selling the inn; and a new love interest in Max. While I wanted her to just roll over and give in to Max, to the inn, to staying and enjoying Blue Moon Bay, it would have made a pretty boring story with little obstacles. I loved the tug of war she was experiencing with leaving or staying in Blue Moon Bay and the give and take with Max. Speaking of Max -- what a gentlemen, very swoon worthy! He helped so much in restoring the inn, being patient and lending a listening ear to Wendy and trying to win her over slowly. Watching her relationships go over a transformation with friends and her brother after years of hurt was nice. And I felt like Wendy was completely justified in her frustration and hurt with her parents. I mean, who does that to their kids? Her trust issues about everyone's motives seemed completely legit. Overall, this has all of the elements of a sweet romance with a nice plot line. It was the perfect length - not too short, not too long. The story had some depth and ebbed and flowed without dwelling on things or talking them to death. It got to the point. I really enjoyed it and plan to read the remaining books in this series. Well done Ms. Hatler! Romance: clean **Disclaimer: I have received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.**
ILUVBOOKS35 More than 1 year ago
I'm a Susan Hatler fan who loved her Better Date than Never series and this first novel in her new Kissed by the Bay series blew me away. I laughed. I got teary-eyed. I didn't want the story to end. Alas, Wendy's story wrapped up in that ahhh way all of Hatler's books end and now I can't wait to read her friend Olivia's story. This clean romance was brilliantly done.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again--I love a cute, first meet and this one is great! We first meet Wendy in Dash and Date, as a competitor on the reality dating show. She is a very no-nonsense, successful, high profile realtor and when her grandma dies, she goes home to fulfill the requirements of the will--to live with and help her brother run the inn for 30 days and then sell it, so that her brother can move on with his life. Wendy can't get over the fact that her parents abandoned her (and her brother), leaving her grandma to raise them. As soon as she could, she left home and never looked back, working hard to make a home for herself. I get all of that, but I wanted Wendy to wake up and realize how much she actually had. I firmly believe if you can't find a way to be content with what you have, you'll never be content and will always be searching for more. She has some towering walls up around her heart, as well. I think Wendy could've used a good therapist. Those moments aside, I really did like Wendy and her determination to work hard. She's a great, complex character. In a moment when her evil twin emerges, leaving her emotions on her sleeve, she meets Max. Of course, he sees her at her worst and still likes her, which is a good thing. Max is a saint--and a good-looking one to boot. I can't think of a more patient, accepting, and kind man than him. He is exactly what Wendy needs, but she may just push him too far--a person can only take so much of being pushed away. I have two favorite parts of the story. First of all, I loved the legend that is associated with this town and the inn. What an incredible setting for this legend to be a part of! I couldn't help but get very caught up in it and the romance that ensued because of it is just perfect. So perfect. I also loved the way Wendy really dug in and did her part to fulfill her duties. By doing so, she got to know herself very well, as well as her grandma. I love the lessons learned and the way things resolved and I'm definitely looking forward to more! Yay for a new series! Content: no language, violence, or religious elements; romance (kissing--some a little intense, but still clean). Clean! *I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Every Little Kiss by Susan Hatler is the first in a new series and a sweet enjoyable romance. Wendy Watts is a woman who has has often felt abandoned while growing up, so she developed a wall around her heart moved from Blue Moon Bay and made a name for herself in Sacramento as a top realtor. She is smart and successful and alone which hasn't bothered her until she returns to Blue Moon Bay. Max Huntington is handsome, successful, sweet, caring and now determined to become a part of Wendy's life and make a home in Blue Moon Bay. The secondary characters are well developed and I enjoyed meeting all of them in this first book of the series. Brian, Maddie and Olivia were great supports for Wendy as she returned to Blue Moon Bay. I look forward to getting to know them better as this series continues. This book is a sweet, clean romance as well as a story about second chances at life, forgiveness, patience and love. I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
This book is about second chances maybe not in the way you think. With a death in the family it is time for Wendy to rethink her life as she turns home after many years of carrying hurt and pain from her past to find people are not very happy with her. This is a story about finding yourself, getting over the past, forgiving and accepting people for what and who they are. The author gives you humor, sorrow and pain as Wendy works through her past to find not only love but a family she has lost. Wendy was a very likeable character she has a very trying time with life full of bad memories that she cannot forget or forgive starting from a very young age. I do feel if her brother would have acted different on the day that her whole world changed the outcome might have been different for her. She really has only one person in life that she can count on that is her grandmother. As with most of us we cannot see things or we forget when we are to close and forget to be thankful for what you have looking more at what you do not have. With one last nail in her coffin she decides when she graduates she is starting over somewhere else never coming back to the Inn at Blue Moon Bay. Even with the hurt and pain of the past she does keep in touch with her grandmother and brother meeting them all over for birthdays etc just not at Blue Moon Bay. I have to say at times Wendy got on my nerves but she was a great character just needed to put the past behind her as she remembers some better times. When Max comes on the scene she remembers you cannot count on anyone as she tries her best to put space between them. Max is having nothing of this. Max is a dear as well as very sexy he sees a lady on the beach and is pulled to her. He does have places he needs to be, he just cannot walk away from Wendy. Even with Wendy putting as much space between them as she can he will not give up. Max has a few secrets if they get out before he can come clean could mean the end of their relationship. He is having a hard enough time trying to get her to agree to giving them a chance. I have to say I really enjoyed this character he puts his life on hold to bring this little lady to heel. He kept me smiling at his humor and his wonderful caring ways. In a lot of ways this was a story I could relate to. The author gives from the heart of a brother and sister whose parents might not be the best but at least they did find a safe place for them. We always want what we can't have forgetting what we do have. This is a story about working over the past which will bring you the future. Her grandmother brings her home in hope that she will find herself why getting over her pain and forgiving those who caused it. In doing so Wendy might find the one thing she wants most in her life her family and a man to love. I have come to enjoy Ms. Hatler stories she always gives me a lesson in life that I have forgotten as she gives me a story that stays with me as she keeps me thinking about my own life. This was one story that really touched my heart it is never easy to forgive when you have lost so much at a very young age. I enjoy how she puts humor into a story which makes it more lifelike and one you can relate to. I know her fans will love this new one as the author gives you a story of a heartbroken girl and her past as she grows to understand the past which leads her to her future.