The Sweetest Kiss

The Sweetest Kiss

by Susan Hatler
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The Sweetest Kiss by Susan Hatler

Megan Wallace wants three things: to make a living as an artist, to fulfill a promise she made her grandmother to visit the Boboli Gardens in Italy, and--oh yeah-- for her best friend Brian Watts to fall in love with her. When the local library hosts an art competition, in which the winner will receive a one-year contract to paint in Florence, Italy, Megan sets out to make all her dreams come true.

Since Brian is a talented woodworker, Megan plans to ask him to make the custom frames for her paintings. She's crushed to discover he's already partnered up with Chelsea Chambers, Megan's rival since art school. Megan is even more devastated when Chelsea sets her sights on Brian romantically.

The stakes are high and there can only be one winner. When the contest judges praise Chelsea's classic style, Megan wonders if she should forego her own surreal painting style for one that's more traditional. Brian urges her to be true to her talent. He also gives her reason to believe that maybe he feels more than friendship for her after all.

Will Megan have to give up her vision in order to win the contest? And if she wins, will she have to say goodbye to the love of her life?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156894642
Publisher: Hatco Publishing
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Series: Kissed by the Bay , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 101,722
File size: 995 KB

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.

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The Sweetest Kiss 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Ellen-oceanside 20 days ago
THE SWEETEST KISS #4 in the Kissed by the Bay series by Susan Hatler You meet Megan a loser where men are concerned, you chuckle with her, as the last guy, even asked to be reimbursed for the coffee he spent on her. She wanted a sauve man from Italy, along with the art she loved. She enters a competition, the price a year in Florence, Italy to paint at the arts gallery. Brian who she has known for ever wants to work with her for the competition. Telling her she has never dated anyone that has deserved her. Even at the last minute, he knew her heart and what she really wanted to enter. Could that be the same Brian that makes her tingle. If she won, what about Brian he had abandonment issues. He won't date long distance, did she win a prize only to lose Brian and love. Enjoyable, amusing of how love works, who have been friends. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
InspirationalAngel531 8 months ago
Title: The Sweetest Kiss - Kissed By the Bay Book 4 Author: Susan Hatler Publisher: Hatco Publishing Published: 8-31-2016 Pages: 157 Genre: Romance Sub-Genre: Women's Fiction; Series; Inspirational; Humor ISBN: 9780996298254 ASIN: B01GM0M8IS Reviewed For NetGalley and Hatco Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.5 Stars As always, Susan Hatler touch of humor make her readers laugh and come back for more. In The "Sweetest Kiss" we have artist, Megan Wallace trying to keep a promise to her Aunt and fulfill a personal dream. To visit Italy and see the Boboli Gardens. Her only hope of accomplishing this is to when a contest with a year contract to paint in Italy as the main prize. When she goes to her best pal, and unrequited love interest, Brian for help, she finds he has already to assist another artist, Chelsea Chambers. Who it seems has also set her sight on Brian/ When Megan begins to doubt herself and her work it is Brian who encourages her to be true to her talent. Will Megan win the grand prize only to leave her heart behind? Will Chelsea win both? Filled with humor quirky characters and plenty of charm this story will leave you smiling and wanting to visit the Bay more often. Lighten your daily load by reading "The Sweetest Kiss". My rating is 4.5 stars.
moohnshine More than 1 year ago
I was given this book for an honest review. With that said : This is the first book from this author I have read. I must say that I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The book had a steady pace anfeel rushed. The author took her time telling the story. The story had an eclectic group of characters. Each character was unique in their own way. You can easily picture them and see a few new stories that could be created using some of their stories. The story was deep and emotional. Megan was a very artistic woman who had a hard time deciding on what the right thing to do for her heart was. She has some struggles with some decisions and Aunt Bea seems to be her guide. The story had some funny moments that broke up the seriousness so that it didn't overdue it. Overall this story is a definite 5 stars. It was well written and had some things that people can relate to. I loved the characters and the story that was told. Definitely looking forward to adding this author to my must reads list. If you haven't read it you should. Happy reading!!
Bookaholic_Cindy More than 1 year ago
The Sweetest Kiss is book 5 of the series set in Blue Moon Bay. Who wouldn't want to live in a town with such a beautiful name? And I loved the legend that went with the town name. Susan Hatler always writes a touching romance. Her books are the happy kind that make you feel good. I liked the main characters, Megan and Brian. The were both well developed and I enjoyed getting to know them. The author brings her characters to life in the pages of her books. If you want a sweet romantic story to read, this is one I would recommend! * I was provided an ARC from the publisher and NetGalley. I voluntarily reviewed this book.