One More Kiss

One More Kiss

by Samantha Chase

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One More Kiss by Samantha Chase

"A fun, flirty, sweet story filled with romance and character growth and a perfect happily ever after." — CARLY PHILLIPS, New York Times bestselling author, for I'll Be There

MATT REED IS HIDING
...from his fans
...from his past
...from a failure too painful to contemplate
Most of all, Matt is hiding from himself.

VIVIENNE FORRESTER IS A WOMAN WHO GIVES HER ALL
...to her friends and family
...to her online food blog
...to the man she loves

Vivienne will try anything and everything to coax Matt out of his self-imposed exile. But for this to work, Matt is going to have to meet her halfway...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492616405
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Series: Shaughnessy: Band on the Run , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 226,397
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.88(h) x (d)

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.

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One More Kiss 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
onemused 10 months ago
"One More Kiss" is a sweet but predictable rockstar/girl-next-door type romance. After Shaughnessy (rock band) has decided to pursue other things for a while, Matty decided to give acting a try. Despite only being a back-up singer and guitarist, he has tried his band at starring in a broadway show. He went all-in on the show and completely failed- much to his shock and chagrin. As the reviews and press close in on him, it begins to reflect poorly on the other members of the band. When his best friend Aaron offers up his secure home as a place to lay low, Matt is ready to accept and get out of the spotlight. The only potential problem is Aaron's sister, Vivienne, who is moving into the guest house. Vivienne is angry when she sees Matt, and he can't even remember that he saw her a couple years ago when he kissed her passionately. Although reluctant to spend time with him, she is somehow finagled into a deal where she cooks for him and gets some material for her site (to cook with a guy and get the typical guy's perspective on the recipes she develops). To make it more complicated, Vivienne is really hurt that he doesn't remember their kiss- and she finds herself still attracted to him. As they bond over cooking and a heavy shared attraction, their relationship develops into something more. Overall, it was a pretty solid romance with a slow build. There isn't anything explicit, as it is all fade to curtain, but there is some mentions of sexual situations. I liked both Matt and Vivienne, and I was definitely cheering for their relationship- it felt a little predictable in terms of the development and the issues that arise between them. However, it was a really fun read- as it's almost summer, I have to say it's an excellent beachy read! Please note that I received a copy of this book through a giveaway. All opinions are my own.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
One More Kiss by Samantha Chase is the opening installment in Samantha’s new Band on the Run adult contemporary romance series, which features familiar characters from her Shaughnessy Brothers series. It was a must-read for me as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every one of her Shaughnessy books. The hero was first introduced in This is our Song (Shaughnessy Brothers #4), but you don’t not need to have read that book to fully enjoy this one. One More Kiss is the slow-building second chance at love story of sexy superstar guitarist Matt Reed and food blogger Vivienne Forrester. The story is told from the main characters’ dual third person perspectives. Vivienne is the little sister of Aaron, Matt’s best friend. She is also an accomplished and independent woman who has had a crush on Matt for a long while. Two years ago, Vivienne had finally gathered the nerve to do something about her crush. She managed to finagle getting backstage after one of Matt’s concerts and the two of them had shared an unexpected but totally amazing kiss. Then, Matt was immediately and unceremoniously whisked from her life without a word or backwards’ glance. Fast forward two years to where Vivienne has her life in order. She is moving into a cottage on her brother’s property which has been perfectly designed for her. With all her plans clicking into place, Vivienne is shocked to find Matt, the man she had shared that unforgettable kiss with, suddenly and without warning, residing in her brother’s home. After taking an ill-advised shot at Broadway which flat-out flopped, Matt is burned-out, disillusioned and tormented by self-doubt. With the press relentlessly hounding him, Matt desperately needs to disappear for a while to work through his issues. When his best friend offers Matt the use of his secluded home while Matt takes a break from the Shaughnessy rock group he cofounded, Matt jumps at the opportunity. But, he finds that he’s not completely alone as he expected, as his brother’s sister is his close neighbor. Their interactions are rocky – for reasons that Matt doesn’t understand - until Matt offers to be her guinea pig and taste test her recipes. These two are complete opposites but, when they finally came together, their chemistry was a spectacular fireworks display! I just wish there hadn’t been as many internal conflicts for each of them to work through burdening their romantic tale. Riley and Savannah Shaughnessy (This is our Song) play supporting roles as well as several members of the band who are also struggling with their own problems. As a fan of Samantha’s books, I enjoyed the chance to catch up with them all. After all was said and done, I enjoyed One More Kiss. That said, I found it to be a disappointingly sluggish read until the romance kicked into gear about three-fourths through. Up until then, the main characters were mostly tackling and working through each of their own rather large and looming personal issues. Thankfully, Chase finally broke the stalemate and, from there, their story was great featuring a heartwarming look at falling in love. My full review is posted at Reading between the Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to read all of the books !
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
One More Kiss is a fantastic addition to the little sister/brother's best friend troupe in romance. This book feature Matt and Vivienne as childhood friends who suffer a lot of ups and downs. Matt is a member of a famous rock band, who is on a break between albums. His attempt at a musical on Broadway, flopped and Matt is left to lick his wounds in private. He travels to hideout in his small home town and attempts to escape all the negative publicity in his band-mates Aaron's estate. Little does he know that Vivienne, Aaron's little sister is permanently living in the guest house. She is surprised to have her childhood crush turn up out he blue, and is happy become reacquainted with Matt. Their friendship soon leads to more and soon Matt and Vivienne are hooking up. Will their relationship survive outside forces like Aaron and the paparazzi? This is a sweet book with Ms. Chase signature of great characters, interesting setting and fun story lines. If your a fan of contemporary romance this book is for you! I was given a free copy for an honest review.
DebsIN More than 1 year ago
Samantha Chase has another winning series on her hands in 'Shaughnessy: Band on the Run Book 1' in "One More Kiss". Matt and Vivienne had a small history between them, though unknown to Vivienne's brother, who is Matt's best friend. The banter between them was fun with each working on facing their own demons and finding their happiness. Besides the fun of seeing them fall in love, there are some familiar faces that gives the story more conflict, romance, friendship, heartbreak and healing for Matt and Vivienne. The book is descriptive, and for me, it enriches the story and really brings you into their HEA without feeling like you missed something along the way. It was enjoyable to see Riley and Savannah in the story, and I look forward to reading the other band members finding their way in this series. I would like to thank NetGalley and Sourcebooks for gifting me "One More Kiss". My opinion is my own. This is mine...5 Stars!
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
I totally loved reading One More Kiss by Samantha Chase. Ms. Chase really knows how to create a sweet story between two people with one needing to figure out who he really is and the other learning to believe to trust others. There’s all of this while these two find love along the way. The manner in which she created a group of friends where everyone is supportive of each other, no matter how difficult things seem is amazing. I think my favorite part of this book was Vivienne realizing that Matt wasn’t all that she thought. That there was more to him than being a rock star, singer, song writer and her brother’s best friend. This was a fun and entertaining story with loveable characters that you want to support and cheer on hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written, authentic and complex. I highly recommend this book to all readers. I truly enjoyed this book and had trouble putting it down. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. Although this book is part of a series it is a standalone story. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
SullyGirl More than 1 year ago
Matt Reed is hiding out after blistering media attacks on both his horrible performance on Broadway and questions about whether or not his talent with the band Shaughnessy is exaggerated. While hiding out at his friend Aaron's home, he's reunited with Aaron's sister Vivienne, who he hadn't seen since she was a kid...or has it been that long? Vivienne is less than thrilled to see Matt; he doesn't seem to remember the scorching kiss they shared 2 years ago at the last Shaughnessy concert. Vivienne things all this cloak and dagger hiding on Matt's part is a little excessive, but she is going out of her way to distance herself from Matt because of their past without explanation. I think they are both right and wrong at the same time. I think Matt should have pulled on his big boy pants and face his failure while Vivienne should unclench a little and not be so rigid. I think they are both slightly flawed people who are trying to be better, and by the end of the book, I liked them more. But honestly, neither of them impressed me at the start. Part of that is my own bias of rock star characters...many are written as cocky, bad boys whose antics we are suppose to overlook because they are the hero. In this case, I wrongly attached that bias to Matt, who overall is a really good guy. He does help Vivienne lighten up and truly cares about her. He doesn't put out the "rock star" airs and is much smarter and more introspective than the label would imply. Vivienne has her reasons for being self-contained but most are a case of misunderstanding and miscommunication. Overall, a good 4 star read for me. As a big Samantha Chase fan, I know I'm in for a great story with interesting characters. She definitely did not disappoint with One More Kiss!
sferguson105 More than 1 year ago
When starting a Samantha Chase book, I always expect it to tug at my heartstrings, but One More Kiss took me on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster I wasn't expecting!! In this book we catch up with Matt, who has had a run of bad luck on his solo career, and looking to get away. He made me want to just cuddle him and tell him everything will work out. Vivienne was absolutely perfect for him. She helped him heal, and while doing that exposed him to different interests to take his mind off of the stress he was dealing with. This was a fantastic read, and I don't think I've ever seen such a happy HEA. Samantha Chase pulled it all together, and will have you crying happy tears by the time you finish this read. I would definitely recommend reading this!!!
astroyic More than 1 year ago
Another Top of The Charts, Rock'n Romance for Samantha Chase. I loved this. Such an excellent story, full of personality and charm as well as self discovery, I couldn’t get enough. 
I love a feisty woman who stands up for herself. One of my most favorite things is watching the heat and anger between characters because it explodes into electric chemistry. This was off the charts. But it was also warm, fun, playful and I could feel the want and need between these two. There was this passionate connection that created so much heat and love as well as respect. I loved Matty’s self discovery and growth, and how Vivienne helped him, it made this story so realistic and added so much emotion and feelings to their story. It was also fantastic to see the progression of Riley and Savannah’s relationship as they make a cameo appearance. This story Rocked! Fantastic characters that I fell in love with the more the story went on. Another winner for Samantha Chase! I highly recommend it! I voluntarily requested a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
JenniferSchultheisJS More than 1 year ago
One More Kiss by Samantha Chase is well-written with chemistry driven characters and full of heart. Rock stars aren’t my favorite type of hero, but Samantha Chase has won me over. Matt is the best friend of Vivienne’s brother. He’s also her secret crush, the very one she kissed, but unfortunately for her, he was too drunk to remember. Now that everything has come crashing down on Matt, he needs something real to ground him. Matt and Vivienne keep running into each other, so it must be fate, right? Could the woman who’s always been in the background, be his answer? One More Kiss starts off a new series for Samantha Chase and I can’t wait for the next book to roll around! If you enjoy your romances sweet and light-hearted, Samantha Chase is always highly recommended!
Staci70 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book dealing with the members of the band Shaughnessy. Matty Reed is one of the co-founders of the group. The group has currently gone their separate ways. Matt has decided he was MEANT to star on Broadway, that is until his play flops. He has now gone into hiding to let the media frenzy die down. He runs to the one place no one can find him.......his best friend Aaron Forrester's house in their hometown. Aaron's sister Vivienne has always had a thing for Matt. She even threw himself at him the night of their final concert. The only problem with that is the fact that Matt does not remember any of it because he was too drunk. Matt and Vivienne keep running into each other and keep finding it hard to resist each other. They had amazing chemistry and I couldn't wait to see how this story resolved itself. It was a great start to this spin off series.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
Loved this story, the first in the spin off series of Band on the Run. of the Shaughnessy. Matt is a rock star, who has gone into hiding to deal with his personal demons. He is neighbors with Vivienne, a food blogger, who has everything in order and planned out. A friendship that develops into so much more, ok so there was that secret kiss two years ago, but Matt didn't remember at first. Great chemistry between these two, loved how Vivienne really brought Matt out of his hiding. It was great to catch up with the Shaughnessy family. This is a book that will touch your heart, and not let go. Can't wait to read more in this series.
shobeteener More than 1 year ago
One More Kiss is the 1st book in Shaughnessy: Bank of the Run Series. The band members are doing their own things right now with their talents. Matt (Matty) Reed thought he'd make it big on Broadway and reality is brutal. He escapes to hide out from all the bad publicity at his best friend Aaron's house. Vivienne, Aaron's sister, also lives on the property. She is an editor for a lifestyle magazine that works from home. She also is a food blogger. These two have known each other for years and had an encounter a couple years ago while the band was on tour. Matt was too out of it at the time to remember that it happened. I like the direction this story took. Their is definite attraction from the start for these two. But they start off developing a friendship. They cook together and slowly Vivienne gets Matt back out into public. The dynamics these two have is beautiful. This is such a sweet, heartwarming book. I love both Vivienne and Matt's characters. You definitely want to read this one.
Sweetpea53 More than 1 year ago
This book is the first in the Band on the Run series... a spin-off from the Shaughnessy family series by Samantha Chase. I am in love with all the Shaughnessy books and this is no exception. Matt (Matty) Reed is part of Riley Shaughnessy’s band and while the band is on hiatus, he tries his hand at producing and starring in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately the show is a flop and he begins to question his talent and his musical abilities. He chooses to disappear from public view to lick his wounds so to speak and ends up at his best friend, Aaron’s, house in his hometown. He is looking for some time alone to reevaluate what he wants to do and does not expect to encounter Aaron’s sister Vivienne who is living in the guest house. He and Vivienne have a history… a few years in the past, they shared a kiss which Matt does not clearly remember due to his drunken state at the time. Vivienne clearly remembers the kiss and is heartbroken that Matt does not. The more time they spend together, the clearer it becomes that they are meant for each other. Vivi draws Matt out of his self-imposed withdrawal from society and their relationship slowly blooms from a friendship into something much much more. Matt and Vivienne help each other deal with their emotional baggage and demons from their respective pasts on their journey to their HEA. What I really liked about this book was the portrayal of Matty as a real person.. not just a rock star looking for fame and for notoriety. Samantha showed his emotional side and how his past affected who he is now. I would recommend this book without hesitation and look forward to more of the Band on the Run series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know that One More kiss isn't exactly part of the Samantha Chase's Shaughnessy Brothers series, but it is directly related to book four in that series - This is Our Song. This new series focuses on the fictional rock band Shaughnessy (lead by Riley Shaughnessy from This is Our Song). The band on the run series will be about the other members of the band and One More Kiss is about guitar player, Matt Reed. Matt's a mess after flopping at his big Broadway debut and rather than deal with the tabloids, he goes into hiding at the home of a childhood friend. He expects to find a place to have peace and quiet, what he finds is his best friend's little sister is all grown up! Two years ago, Vivienne snuck backstage at a Shaughnessy concert and shared one wild kiss with Matt. And he doesn't remember it! Now he's there in her brother's house and it's a constant reminder to her of the mistake. the chemistry between Matt and Vivienne is great and this is a story that shows how a relationship develops - from strangers, to friends, to lovers. Great read and I can't wait for the rest of the series!
PegGlover More than 1 year ago
One More Kiss is a delightful, sweet contemporary romance that grabbed my attention from the very start. I absolutely loved this book. Famous musician, Matty Reed, needed a place to hide-out for a while. The negative publicity and harassment he was receiving, because of a failed Broadway show, was wearing him down. He swore that he’d never return to his hometown, where his abusive father still lived, but when Aaron, his best friend, offered him refuge there, Matt accepted. Matt Reed has been Vivienne’s fantasy for a long time. When she heard that Matt was going to stay at her brother Aaron’s house while he was away, Vivienne knew that she’d have to guard her heart. Two years ago, Vivienne had shared a heart-melting kiss with Matt, but not only did he not contact her afterward, he also, didn't even remember their passionate encounter! Although Vivienne felt humiliated, she told her brother that she’d be civil to Matt. But, as Vivienne and Matt spent time together, their relationship healed and changed. By the time Aaron was due back from England, Vivienne and Matt’s relationship had gone from a simple fling to something much more serious. And when it was time for Matt to go back on the road, Vivienne knew that her heart was about to break all over again. One More Kiss was an absolute joy to read. It’s a feel good story with realistic characters, natural dialogue and a meaningful plot. I loved every page of this fantastic contemporary romance. Highly recommended. Thank you, Sourcebooks Casablanca, and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!
PegGlover More than 1 year ago
One More Kiss is a delightful, sweet contemporary romance that grabbed my attention from the very start. I absolutely loved this book. Famous musician, Matty Reed, needed a place to hide-out for a while. The negative publicity and harassment he was receiving, because of a failed Broadway show, was wearing him down. He swore that he’d never return to his hometown, where his abusive father still lived, but when Aaron, his best friend, offered him refuge there, Matt accepted. Matt Reed has been Vivienne’s fantasy for a long time. When she heard that Matt was going to stay at her brother Aaron’s house while he was away, Vivienne knew that she’d have to guard her heart. Two years ago, Vivienne had shared a heart-melting kiss with Matt, but not only did he not contact her afterward, he also, didn't even remember their passionate encounter! Although Vivienne felt humiliated, she told her brother that she’d be civil to Matt. But, as Vivienne and Matt spent time together, their relationship healed and changed. By the time Aaron was due back from England, Vivienne and Matt’s relationship had gone from a simple fling to something much more serious. And when it was time for Matt to go back on the road, Vivienne knew that her heart was about to break all over again. One More Kiss was an absolute joy to read. It’s a feel good story with realistic characters, natural dialogue and a meaningful plot. I loved every page of this fantastic contemporary romance. Highly recommended. Thank you, Sourcebooks Casablanca, and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!
PegGlover More than 1 year ago
One More Kiss is a delightful, sweet contemporary romance that grabbed my attention from the very start. I absolutely loved this book. Famous musician, Matty Reed, needed a place to hide-out for a while. The negative publicity and harassment he was receiving, because of a failed Broadway show, was wearing him down. He swore that he’d never return to his hometown, where his abusive father still lived, but when Aaron, his best friend, offered him refuge there, Matt accepted. Matt Reed has been Vivienne’s fantasy for a long time. When she heard that Matt was going to stay at her brother Aaron’s house while he was away, Vivienne knew that she’d have to guard her heart. Two years ago, Vivienne had shared a heart-melting kiss with Matt, but not only did he not contact her afterward, he also, didn't even remember their passionate encounter! Although Vivienne felt humiliated, she told her brother that she’d be civil to Matt. But, as Vivienne and Matt spent time together, their relationship healed and changed. By the time Aaron was due back from England, Vivienne and Matt’s relationship had gone from a simple fling to something much more serious. And when it was time for Matt to go back on the road, Vivienne knew that her heart was about to break all over again. One More Kiss was an absolute joy to read. It’s a feel good story with realistic characters, natural dialogue and a meaningful plot. I loved every page of this fantastic contemporary romance. Highly recommended. Thank you, Sourcebooks Casablanca, and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!
PegGlover More than 1 year ago
One More Kiss is a delightful, sweet contemporary romance that grabbed my attention from the very start. I absolutely loved this book. Famous musician, Matty Reed, needed a place to hide-out for a while. The negative publicity and harassment he was receiving, because of a failed Broadway show, was wearing him down. He swore that he’d never return to his hometown, where his abusive father still lived, but when Aaron, his best friend, offered him refuge there, Matt accepted. Matt Reed has been Vivienne’s fantasy for a long time. When she heard that Matt was going to stay at her brother Aaron’s house while he was away, Vivienne knew that she’d have to guard her heart. Two years ago, Vivienne had shared a heart-melting kiss with Matt, but not only did he not contact her afterward, he also, didn't even remember their passionate encounter! Although Vivienne felt humiliated, she told her brother that she’d be civil to Matt. But, as Vivienne and Matt spent time together, their relationship healed and changed. By the time Aaron was due back from England, Vivienne and Matt’s relationship had gone from a simple fling to something much more serious. And when it was time for Matt to go back on the road, Vivienne knew that her heart was about to break all over again. One More Kiss was an absolute joy to read. It’s a feel good story with realistic characters, natural dialogue and a meaningful plot. I loved every page of this fantastic contemporary romance. Highly recommended. Thank you, Sourcebooks Casablanca, and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!
PegGlover More than 1 year ago
One More Kiss is a delightful, sweet contemporary romance that grabbed my attention from the very start. I absolutely loved this book. Famous musician, Matty Reed, needed a place to hide-out for a while. The negative publicity and harassment he was receiving, because of a failed Broadway show, was wearing him down. He swore that he’d never return to his hometown, where his abusive father still lived, but when Aaron, his best friend, offered him refuge there, Matt accepted. Matt Reed has been Vivienne’s fantasy for a long time. When she heard that Matt was going to stay at her brother Aaron’s house while he was away, Vivienne knew that she’d have to guard her heart. Two years ago, Vivienne had shared a heart-melting kiss with Matt, but not only did he not contact her afterward, he also, didn't even remember their passionate encounter! Although Vivienne felt humiliated, she told her brother that she’d be civil to Matt. But, as Vivienne and Matt spent time together, their relationship healed and changed. By the time Aaron was due back from England, Vivienne and Matt’s relationship had gone from a simple fling to something much more serious. And when it was time for Matt to go back on the road, Vivienne knew that her heart was about to break all over again. One More Kiss was an absolute joy to read. It’s a feel good story with realistic characters, natural dialogue and a meaningful plot. I loved every page of this fantastic contemporary romance. Highly recommended. Thank you, Sourcebooks Casablanca, and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars--ONE MORE KISS is the first installment in Samantha Chase’s contemporary, adult SHAUGHNESSY: BAND ON THE RUN romance series- a spin off from her Shaughnessy Brothers Series. This is guitarist Matt Reed, and food blogger Vivienne Forrester’s story line. You do not have to have read the original series to understand or follow One More Kiss. Any important information from the previous series is revealed where necessary. We were first introduced to Matt in THIS IS OUR SONG (Shaughnessy Brothers #4). Told from dual third person perspectives (Matt and Vivienne) ONE MORE KISS is a story of forbidden romance between guitarist for the band Shaughnessy Matt Reed, and foodie blogger Vivienne Forrester. For years Vivienne has had a crush on her brother’s best friends, the now famous rock guitarist Matt Reed, and when she finally had the nerve to do something about it, Matt was whisked from her life without a backwards glance. Fast forward two years and Matt Reed comes back to his hometown following a disastrous Broadway debut and attempt at a solo career. Hiding out until the media frenzy died down, Matt would find refuge at the home of his childhood best friend Aaron Forrester, wherein a relationship will ignite with his best friend’s younger sister. What ensues is the growing love between two people who have no idea how the future will unfold. The romantic relationship between Matt and Vivienne is slow to develop as our story line couple dance around one another while Matt adjusts to time alone. Vivienne works from home and Matt offers to be her ‘guinea pig’ and taste test the recipes Vivienne has to offer. The romance is passionate; the $ex scenes are implied. Riley and Savannah Shaughnessy (This Is Our Song) play secondary and supporting roles, as well as several members of the band who are also struggling in their personal and professional lives- while the band is on hiatus, Riley finds success with a solo career, Matt will find love, Julian begins to manage the career of an up and coming female star, and Dylan all but implodes. We are introduced to Vivienne’s brother Aaron-an over protective older brother who isn’t happy about Matt’s interest in his younger sister; and Matt’s father-a man who made Matt’s younger life miserable as the memories continue to assault our story line hero. ONE MORE KISS is a story of romance and love; of second chances, trial and error, and acceptance of what was and what will be. The premise is sweet and lighthearted; the romance is sensual and tender; the characters are colorful and inspiring. ONE MORE KISS is a heartwarming look at falling in love and a happily ever after.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
One More Kiss by Samantha Chase......Another fantastic story it is sweet, refreshing with beautiful characters, which is what you grow to expect from Samantha Chase. Matt and Vivienne have known each other since childhood, Matt was Vivienne's older brother Aaron's best friend. These two have baggage in their pasts, but blossom into something special, will it work out for them you will need to read it. It was awesome watching this story unfold for these two. I highly recommend this book. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book from publisher via NetGalley.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: 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. My Review: 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!
gromine49 More than 1 year ago
I don't think I have the words to describe how wonderful this book is. Fantastic characters and a story that you immediately get engrossed in. This is going to be one of my top 10 reads of the year.
micharch More than 1 year ago
Vivienne and Matt grew up in the same town. Her brother, Aaron, is Matt's best friend. Matt is hiding out at Aaron's house after a public relations nightmare when his Broadway show was a flop. Vivienne is in the process of moving into the guest house on the property. Matt and Vivienne had one encounter 2 years before that left a lasting impression on her, but Matt seems not to remember it. Vivienne acts out and was really quite rude to Matt in the beginning. Matt is clueless as to why and Vivienne does not own up to what happened. She was hard to like at times, an her OCD was not endearing to me. She came off as a brat, snobbish and unbending and not fun and quirky at all. She wanted things her way and could not see past that. She claimed her parents were unfeeling and unbending and she wasn't too far off of that at times. Matt was still in shock at how much he liked Vivienne and his plan to spend more time with her worked like a charm. They both fit well together at times. She helped him with his sloppiness and general lack of discipline and he somewhat helped her with being able to go with the flow at times. Matt had some serious issues that he was still dealing with from childhood and Vivienne pushed too hard at times to get him to confide in her. She showed a real lack of empathy for him at times that left me with a bad taste in my mouth. He didn't want to be ridiculed and put on public display until he was ready and she constantly pushed him for her own selfish reasons. I did like how they interacted during their blog lunches and dinners. I was quite pleased with the way they compromised when a big decision had to be reached. Matt's past came back and pretty much smacked him in the face and he handled it quite well considering the circumstances. Was left wanting more at the end which is always a good thing. I received an ARC from the author via NetGalley for an honest review.