Review: Perfect Kiss by Lacey Black (Mason Creek #9)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.
Perfect Kiss is only my second read in the multi-authored Mason Creek series, but just like the book before it, this turned out to be a very satisfying read. Penned by Lacey Black, this romance carries with it two of my favorite tropes: small town and single parent. Having read Perfect Embrace by Kaylee Ryan, I'd already come across twenty-nine-year-old Lenora Abbott, and I knew I wanted her to have a happily-ever-after of her own. She's paired with thirty-five-year-old Malcolm Wright, a lawyer in their family firm and currently the mayor of their hometown of Mason Creek and considered the town's most eligible bachelor. When Leni catches Malcolm in the buff while she's cleaning his office, something about her sparks his interest. Her five-year-old son, Trace, and her cleaning business are her focus. She doesn't have time to crush on the hot mayor. However, Malcolm knows what he wants, and it's Leni AND Trace, but can he convince her of that?
Ah, this book was good for my heart. I enjoyed seeing Malcolm's growth from a guy who didn't see himself settling down anytime soon to someone who was more than willing to go all in with the woman and her little boy who captured his heart. Sure, his interest in her was all about lust in the beginning, but there was something more, and you could see that he realized that when he learned more about her and her son. As for Leni, I admired her for her independence and that desire to build a better life for herself and for Trace. She was clearly someone who loved fully, whether it be her parents and sister or her son or the business she was passionate about. Perfect Kiss was that lighthearted read that I needed, and by the time I was done reading, I had a satisfied smile on my face. 4.5 stars.
Release Date: 29 July 2021
Date Read: 26 July 2021
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