I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Kiss for a Kiss by Helena Hunting
on May 27, 2021
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: the author
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I’m Jake Masterson, single dad, and the General Manager of Seattle’s NHL team. I walked away from a career as a player so I could raise my daughter. For the last twenty-plus years, Queenie has been my main priority, but now she’s getting married.
And there’s a small complication.
A beautiful, sexy complication named Hanna.
She’s my son-in-law’s older sister. Or at least that’s how they were raised. The truth is a little more scandalous than that.
I’ve been drawn to her from the moment I laid eyes on her. And I spent months trying to keep a lid on that attraction.
Until we finally give in.
It starts with one searing kiss, but quickly ends with us between the sheets—and in the shower, and the hot tub, you get the picture—and turns into months of sneaking around.
Here’s the problem: we live on opposite ends of the country. It can’t be anything but casual. And as I’ve already said…it’s complicated.
But when Hanna finds out she’s pregnant…suddenly things get real serious.
It was really fun to see both Queenie and Ryan’s dad and mom together. Fun and emotional really. I connected a little to Hanna, because of age obviously. And as a never been married, still single and childless 48 years old woman, it felt a little weird to read about her being considered old by people. Even though I know that I am. Oops.
However overall this book was a winner as all of Hunting’s books tend to be for me. It hit on so many serious things going on in a person’s life at the age of the characters. But it also really got into how such big things that had happened in both Hanna and Jake’s pasts would affect a second chance for both of them. I feel like both characters reacted pretty realistically to the things they were now dealing with. And it wasn’t just Jake and Hanna. But also Ryan, who called Hanna his momster, since he’d grown up thinking she was his older sister, until we found out in his book, A Secret for a Secret, that she was actually his mom. There were a lot of things going on for her and with Ryan in this sudden unexpected pregnancy, her second one of her life, that I didn’t even think about.
I got a little annoyed with Ryan and his attitude for a while, even if I could understand why he felt the way he did. But I like the way he dealt with it in the end, and how things all got figured out by the end.
And finally I have to say how much I adore all the quick glimpses at the families at this time. After jumping into a second generation story with Little Lies at the end of last year, it was fun getting a glimpse at those characters as kids again.
Another winner by Helena Hunting and it only makes me hope for more of the second generation of this world’s stories!