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After the Kiss

After the Kiss, September 2013
Sex, Love, and Stiletto Series #1
by Lauren Layne

Featuring: Mitchell Forbes; Julie Greene
180 pages
ISBN: 034554725X
EAN: 9780345547255
Kindle: B00BRUQ7JK
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"Two wagers backfire in hot chemistry and forever love."

Fresh Fiction Review

After the Kiss
Lauren Layne

Reviewed by Kay Quintin
Posted September 2, 2013

Romance Contemporary

Julie Greene lives the sophisticated New York life style working for the magazine, Stiletto, THE magazine to work at, as a full-time columnist writing articles on The First Date as her forte. Her friends Grace and Riley write the following articles of Love and Sex, respectively. Horrified, her boss Camille has just issued an order that she is to write next month's article on How To Take Relationships To The Next Level. Julie has never been there and done that. Her dates are short ones consisting of just the first level; not to mean that they haven't included sex. Her helpful friends have found a solution for her. Julie will pick a subject to date and carry it to the next level, then drop him before the proposal in order to gather her material first hand for the article.

Wall Street executive, Mitchell Forbes, a straight laced guy needing commitment and forever love, has just ended a relationship as there was no chemistry for him. His co- worker and friend, Colin, challenges him with Yankee season tickets that he can't use a woman for sex and companionship and then set her free before talking about babies and marriage. At the same time Colin chooses Julie as the victim, Julie's friends have chosen Mitchell, an opposite type than Julie has ever dated, for her subject. The further into the dating, the more their quirky secrets turn on them. Sex is the most erotic that Julie or Mitchell has ever experienced with anyone else. They find they genuinely like each other and actually feel comfortable and happy. Revealing both their deceptions is about to screw up the best thing either has ever had.....real love and total chemistry.

I loved AFTER THE KISS! It was funny and exciting all the way through. The quirkiness and cleverness throughout was completely unexpected at the least expected moments. She took a classy, sophisticated woman of the world and a stodgy unstylish, and supposedly boring man, and turned them into a fantastic heart-warming love affair. This is a book in The Sex, Love, and Stiletto Series and I can't wait to read others.

AFTER THE KISS definitely captures your attention and keeps you smiling and chuckling from the first to the last page. A definite yes to this refreshing book!

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Julie Greene loves flings. Loves steamy first dates, sizzling first kisses, and every now and then, that first sexy romp between the sheets. Comfy pants, sleepy Sundays, movie nights on the couch? Shudder. But when Julie gets assigned the hardest story of her career—a first-person account of that magical shift between dating and “I do”—she’ll need a man brave enough to give a total commitment-phobe a chance at more.

Normally, Mitchell Forbes would be exactly that man. A devastatingly hot workaholic who tends to stay in relationships for far too long, he should be the perfect subject for Julie’s “research.” But what Julie doesn’t know is that Mitchell is looking to cut loose for once in his life. And the leggy journalist notorious for avoiding love is exactly the type of no-strings fling he’s looking for. In other words, Mitchell is the polar opposite of what Julie needs right now. And, at the same time, he’s exactly what she wants.

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