Review: Just One Kiss by J. Saman

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wildfire Marketing Solutions.

Just One Kiss happens to be my very first J. Saman read, and it sure turned out to be quite a good introduction to this author's writing. With second-chance romance feels set during the days leading to Christmas, readers meet London Canterbury and Miles Ford. The last time they saw each other was at the post-graduation bonfire--the same bonfire where they shared their first and only kiss. Miles had nursed a crush on London for the three years they belonged to the same high school, but he knew that she would never belong to someone like him. She was the popular girl who came from a wealthy family, and he was the nerdy student on a scholarship who kept to himself. He took a chance when he kissed her, doing what he'd wanted for the past three years, believing he would never see her again anyway. Then eight years later, he does, soon after she crashes her car into a tree...

Ah, this was such a sweet, quick read, one that packed a good deal of romance into a heartwarming story. Miles and London are the sort of main characters that you want to cheer on towards their happily-ever-after. There isn't a whole lot of angst to be found here, and that was more than okay with me because even though I'm a self-confessed angst addict, there are times where I need to read something that doesn't make my heart feel like it's being put through the wringer. Miles's backstory was what gave me a bit of a pinch in my chest, especially given with how it relates to him disappearing eight years prior to him and London seeing each other again. Just One Kiss is the sort of holiday story that makes you believe in the power of Christmas. This may have been my first read from J. Saman, but it so won't be the last. It receives 4.5 stars, with bonus Swiftie stars for Betsy.

Date Read: 14 November 2020

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