Every Little Kiss by Marina Adair
Publisher & Release: Montlake Romance, July 17, 2017
Time and setting: Present Day, Sequoia Lake
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length: 256 pages
Heat Level: 2 Flame
Rating: 4 Gold Crowns
There’s nothing that single mom Liv Preston won’t do if it means making her six-year-old son smile again. After a heartbreaking two years, her little family is due for some fun in the sun. She just didn’t expect to find it in the big, rugged, Search and Rescue hero next door—who shows her just how exciting, and sexy, life’s adventures can be.
As head of Reno’s K-9 search division, Ford Jamison knows what it takes to make life-and-death decisions on the fly. He doesn’t hesitate, doesn’t do regrets, and has never doubted his instincts—until he makes a promise that turns his world upside down. Desperate for redemption, he returns to Sequoia Lake, only to find himself face-to-face with his past…and the one woman he can’t have. Not when his secret would destroy her—and everything she holds dear.
For Liv, finding love once was a gift. Finding it twice seems impossible, until the moment Ford’s lips meet hers. Love doesn’t always come easy, but when it’s right, it’s worth fighting for…
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This is not the first book I have read by Marina Adair, and it will not be the last. When I received an invitation from the publisher, via Net-Galley, I eagerly accepted, and I am very glad I did.
I thoroughly enjoyed Every Little Kiss from beginning to end. The romance is sweet, the characters are delightful, and the plot is realistic. I’m so glad I had a chance to read this emotionally-charged story. The pacing is nice and steady. The ending is one of the best I have read in a while.
Liv is a great heroine. She is determined to move forward and leave her grief in the past. I truly loved the way she protects her son and tries to help him become more carefree. I also liked her willingness to open her heart again after such a tragic loss.
Ford is a hero after my own heart. He is determined to fulfill the promise he made to a dying man. He had to make a horrific decision and I can understand why he has a difficult time moving forward and putting it behind him.
There is one thing I would have enjoyed. I loved Paxton and Bullseye, and I would have liked a bit more interaction between the child and the faithful dog. I think it would have enriched this story ever more.
If you enjoy small-town USA novels with great characters and strong American values, then you will love Every Little Kiss as much as I did. This is a good series and does not need to be read in order. Happy reading!