Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Kissing Season by Rachael Johns

Title: The Kissing Season
Author: Rachael Johns
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Hannah and Matt
Release Date: September 2014
Publisher: Harlequin
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
From the author of Jilted comes a funny and romantic Christmas novella set in rural Australia

Every family has a black sheep...and Hannah Elliot is it

It's no surprise to anyone when Hannah Elliot makes the spontaneous decision to marry a stranger in Las Vegas. But when she finds herself pregnant and her new husband files for an annulment, she dreads having to tell her family.

Returning to her hometown of Wildwood Point, Hannah is determined to put her baby's needs ahead of her own and become a devoted mom. She also wants to prove to her family she can actually be responsible, which will mean putting her wild past behind her and accepting a job in the family business...all while keeping her pregnancy under wraps.

But when gorgeous Italian Matteo Della Bosca walks through the shop door, Hannah finds her resolve slipping fast....

My Review:
Overall, this was a fun, quick little read. Hannah is the black sheep of the family. She's a bit flighty with a need for adventure that tends to get her in trouble. Currently that attitude ended with her pregnant and with an annulled marriage. Oops, but it's the Christmas and she doesn't want to ruin her family's holiday so she hasn't told anyone. She's right at three months pregnant.

Matt is home for the holidays when Hannah catches his eye. She's beautiful, but really hard to get...something that Matt isn't used to, which makes him even more intrigued with her, but Hannah knows that would change if he knew she was pregnant...she's wrong though. 

This book takes place in small town Australia during the holidays so the two are constantly thrown together. I wasn't real sure about Matt at first when he just seemed to want her more only because she said no, but his reactions after he found out she was pregnant sold me. I liked how supportive he was of Hannah and her predicament. 

I think this is my first Aussie Christmas read. It was funny to read a book that takes place during the holidays, but it's also the middle of the summer. While I still really love snuggling by the fire for me Christmas images, this was kind of fun and entertaining for a short afternoon read. 

This book was a short one and I would like to see how Hannah and Matt get on after more than a few weeks together. That impulsiveness of hers scares me for their long-term HEA, but they were a good match in the travel area of life. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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