Blog Tour Review: One Kiss (Lighter Ones #6) by Aleatha Romig

Posted July 20, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Wildfire Marketing PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review:  One Kiss (Lighter Ones #6) by Aleatha RomigOne Kiss by Aleatha Romig
Series: Lighter Ones #6
Published by Romig Works on July 20, 2023
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 306
Source: Wildfire Marketing PR
Format: E-galley
My Rating: three-stars
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A small town, best friend’s sister, age-gap, grumpy, sunshine, contemporary standalone

Confirmed bachelor—that’s what I’ve become.

Life is safe and predictable. After all, Riverbend doesn’t exactly have a roaring social life or an influx of women looking to be the wife of a farmer.

Hold on.

I’m not looking for a wife—or even a girlfriend.

When my best friend tells me that his little sister, Devan, is moving back to Riverbend to teach science, I envision the little girl with pigtails, freckles, and an annoying urge to be wherever her older brother was. Of course, that was twelve years ago when she was ten years old.

Newsflash. Devan is no longer a child.

Imagine my shock when I learn that she is the woman who disappeared after one passionate kiss—one I couldn’t get out of my head.

Once I realize Devan is my mystery woman, I can’t walk away.

The problem is that she’s my best friend’s little sister, ten years younger than me, and definitely off-limits.

What will it mean for my friendship if I pursue my feelings?

Can one kiss change everything?

Have you been Aleatha’d?

ONE KISS is a stand-alone, age-gap, best friend’s sister, small-town forbidden contemporary romance set in Riverbend, Indiana, and one of Aleatha’s Lighter Ones. Sit back and enjoy the hijinks as Justin’s safe and predictable world is turned upside down.

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My Review

If you are looking for a light, drama free romance, this is the read for you. While I’ve really enjoyed the two others that I’ve read in this lighter romance series by Aleatha Romig, unfortunately I didn’t really enjoy this one as much. It had all the standard complications, age-gap being an issue, older brother maybe not being happy with the relationship, is there an ulterior motive for him to be with her. But all of those things were very simple and while I know I always say I don’t like drama for drama’s sake, this was a little too easy for how everything just worked itself out. Yeah, I feel that is more real life in some ways, but in fiction, I need a little bit of a reason why the couple has to work for it to work out. I need something to make me want to keep reading to see if things will work out. Instead I was kind of bored and never really wondered if they would work out. I know a romance will have an HEA, it’s the definition of the genre, but again, I need a tiny bit of angst or wondering to keep me turning pages. This one I skimmed through the last 50% just to be able to finish to review, and hoping for something that would make me surprised.

As I said at first though, if you want a very easy, very light read, with some steamy bits, this would be a good read for you.

About the Author

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years, they’ve raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns or her new lighter side, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams! 

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5 responses to “Blog Tour Review: One Kiss (Lighter Ones #6) by Aleatha Romig

    • Lisa Mandina

      So, two of the other lighter ones in the series, One Night and My Always One, I enjoyed those. I also loved her Consequences and Web of Desire series, but those are both really dark, so totally different reads.

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