I was so excited to grab this new book by Jaci Burton!

~Disclaimer: Thank you to Berkley and Netgalley for providing me this ARC in exchange for an honest review. ~

One Perfect Kiss will be out on September 4th, 2018 for purchase!

One Perfect Kiss is book number eight in Jaci Burton’s “Hope” series. You don’t TECHNICALLY need to read the others first, but you’ll feel more connected to the story if you do. This can, in my opinion, almost be read as a stand-alone.

Reading Order: Hope Smolders, Hope Flames, Hope Ignites, Hope Burns, Love After All, Make me Stay, Don’t Let Go, Love me Again, AND THEN – One Perfect Kiss.

One Perfect Kiss follows the story of Josie, a highschool teacher, and Zach, a highschool football couch. I found that the original blurb made me think there would me more conflict than there actually was between the characters. Zach is actually very nice about Josie being rough on the players, and Josie… is well…. I’ll explain more below.

“Josie knew better than to trust in fairy tales, because she knew better than most that there was no such thing as a happily-ever-after.” Jaci Burton, One Perfect Kiss

This was a perfect book to read as part of relaxing for end of summer. It’s fast paced and easy to binge through. Having animals included in a story is always a BIG plus for me as well, and you absolutely get a few adorable fur characters. Zach’s character was sweet and very relatable. He handled the main heroine well and I liked his overall personality.

Josie to me was a mix of hot and cold. Sometimes her character was warm and inviting, other times I could barely keep up with what was going on in her mind. I’m not sure if this wasn’t the author’s intent though as she’s supposed to be burned from a past relationship. However, this continuous mix and match did pull me out of the story occasionally. I did like their budding romance and the overall story. It was fun read!

Overall, this book was a quick read and would be perfect for a weekend getaway or a relaxing ‘me time’ moment.

  • Overall Rating: 3.25 Stars
  • Plot: 4 Stars
  • Character Development: 3 Stars
  • Dialogue: 3 Stars
  • Writing: 3 Stars

I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys romance and light-hearted contemporary. If you enjoy this book and haven’t read the first couple in this series, I would highly recommend those books. I probably enjoyed them more. (#spoilers)

Happy reading!!

~Ash


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