Title: And Then He Kissed Me
Series: White Pine #2
Author: Kim Amos
Release Date: July 28, 2015
PLAYING WITH FIRE...
Five years ago, Audrey Tanner flung caution to the wind and herself into the arms of an emerald-eyed bad boy biker she met at the White Pine Asparagus Festival. Two blissful weeks together convinced her that Kieran Callaghan was The One-until The One blew town without a word, leaving her brokenhearted. Now, starting a new job at the new Harley Davidson showroom, Audrey is floored to meet her new boss: Kieran. He's still hot as hell, but she won't fall for his sexy smile again. This time, she's calling the shots.
...OR PLAYING FOR KEEPS?
Kieran never thought he'd return to White Pine, Minnesota, much less see Audrey again. Gorgeous and smart as ever, she's just as irresistible as he remembered. She still doesn't know why he had to leave-or that he's missed her every day since. But he can't deny he wants more than the no-strings fling Audrey proposes. As things between them heat up, Kieran must choose between the secret he's sworn to keep and the woman he never stopped loving...
Also known as And Then I Fell In Love With A Biker Bad Boy Who Is Looking For A Little Redemption... Oh, my swoooooooooooon. Kieran Callaghan and Audrey Tanner, I loved them!!
Five years ago, Kieran Callaghan broke Audrey Tanner’s heart when he fled the small town of White Pine without an explanation, or even a proper goodbye. She’s over him, completely, totally, 100%...except when she meets him again, this time as her new boss at the new Harley Davidson dealership, Audrey starts to think maybe she hadn’t completely forgotten the charming, sexy man.
Kieran never expected to return to White Pine, but coming back makes him realize one very important thing. He’s missed Audrey every day since he left her behind. But the reasons he left still exist and she can’t ever find out. How can they move on when he’s still hiding something and she is determined to make this time ‘no strings attached’?
I really enjoyed this second chance romance. Like, really. I liked the first book in this series, even though I found the first half of it a little hard to get through at times, but this one I had NO such issues with. From the start, I was taken by these characters and their love re-do. Both of them were absolutely likeable. I admired Audrey’s pluck, her determination to make the most of her situation. I sympathized with her predicament, because really, it must have been difficult to resist sexy Kieran.
Who, by the way, I am enamored with. Kieran may have come in with a bad attitude, but that kind asshole behavior was (I probably shouldn’t admit this...) a little bit of a turn on. But not as much of a turn on as his desire to start afresh and make it right. There was some level of predictability in this story, but that’s okay. It was well-written and fun, and with just enough angst to keep it interesting.
Audrey’s sister, Casey, was a thorn in the side of this tale and is to get her own book later this year, and I, for one, am very keen to see how that plays out. She wasn’t always the most sympathetic character here, and that means Kim Amos has a challenge ahead of her. And Then He Kissed Me was a better book than A Kiss to Build a Dream On...I can only hope that trend continues with Every Little Kiss.
~ Review by Beth
Man, oh man, am I a sucker for a good second chance romance. And Then He Kissed Me is a GREAT one.
Five years ago, Audrey Tanner let down her guard and fell in into the arms of a hot, biker bad boy she met at the annual White Pine Asparagus Festival. Together two weeks, Audrey was convinced she was in love with Kieran Callaghan—that he was “The One” for her to spend her life with, until he left her with nothing but a post-it note goodbye.
Fast forward five years. Audrey finds herself in quite a predicament and accepts a job as a showroom model at the new Harley Davidson showroom in town. Imagine her surprise when she comes face-to-face with her new boss, none other than Kieran Callaghan. But she’s not willing to forgive and forget; regardless of her body’s reaction to him, her heart can’t take it…or maybe it can. Maybe it can finally be healed by the only man she’s truly loved.
Oh Kieran. Now a corporate hottie with a big side helping of bad boy tendencies, he fights his feelings for Audrey, but she proves irresistible. *Sigh* Audrey has been living the single life for the past five years. Fulfilled by her teaching position and coaching the girl’s track team, Audrey’s life is easy, if not a little bit boring. Once she’s forced out of her comfort zone and onto the Harley showroom floor, I love how she finally starts to gain confidence in herself—especially when she begins putting some of the people who desperately need it in their place. But the best parts of the book are when Audrey and Kieran are together. Neither is willing to back down and when they finally fight for each other, wow do the sparks fly!
~ Review by Missy
Kim Amos is a romance writer whose Midwestern roots run deep. You can usually find her hanging out in a state that borders the Great Lakes. She is married to an artisan ice cream maker, which is a dangerous complement to her enduring love for cheese. Learn more at www.kimamoswrites.com.