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About One Little Kiss
Tessa has her future planned to perfection. First get into medical school and become a doctor like everyone else in her family—despite her queasiness around blood. Second meet and marry someone who is just as successful as her brother—the new, handsome doctor in her ward will be just right. And last, prove to her brother that, despite what he thinks, she has it all together. Easy, right? Except that she’s just been called to be the ward road show director for the upcoming stake singles activity, a distraction she doesn’t need. And when a mix-up means that she’s partnered with her bug-eating, seventies dressing home teacher? It’s a disaster with a capital D, and she knows that no one in her family can ever find out about this.
As a PhD student studying insects, Henry White has had his fair share of girls try to change him into someone more socially acceptable—including his ex- fiancé. When his sister convinces him to join the singles ward for his last year of school, he decides to play up his oddness in order to keep the singles at a distance. When he begins to work with Tessa on the road show, he finds that she’s managed to get past his defenses. One little stage kiss is all it takes to make him question everything. But then his ex-fiancé comes home from her mission with one goal in mind: win Henry back, no matter what it takes.
Tessa is soon faced with a choice. Go for the perfect life she’s always pushed herself to have, or find the courage to look past appearances and figure out what she really wants.
One Little Kiss by Kaylee Baldwin is exactly the type of book that I like to read. The author has written a great contemporary romance. I loved the character, and the plot. I really loved everything about this one! Except for the spiders in the first bit of the book, that is. But you’ll have to read it to find out about them!
I loved Tessa’s character. She’s a bit lost though. Her family members are all doctors, so naturally, she’s studying to be a doctor as well. But it doesn’t come easy to her. She’s been asked to be in charge of the ward road show and despite not having time to fit everything in, she loves it. I really felt sad for Tessa when she was with her family, especially her brother. I was a little surprised by just how badly she was treated. It didn’t help that this story really sucked me in and I felt like she was a real person.
Henry is just hilarious! He had a relationship go bad a few years ago and now he does all he can to avoid them, including eating bugs to get girls to not like him. I loved that even though Tessa thought his roommate was the bigger catch of the two, she could see that Henry had potential. Isn’t that what we all want really, someone to see pass the roadblocks we all tend to throw up in front of us to the real person behind them all?
There were so many fun things about this plot. The road show idea was clever! I loved watching Henry and Tessa work on that together. The characters surrounding these two were pretty great as well. There might be a stray ex of either of them I’d like to get rid of. And I’d really love to see Henry’s sister, Ava, get her own happy ending at some point.
This book is an amazing contemporary romance that I couldn’t put down! Make sure to read it for yourself!
I was sent an e-copy of One Little Kiss as a gift. All opinions are my own.
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