A Kiss is Just a Kiss (A Night Games novella)
by Linda Barlow
Published by Aspendawn Books
Genre: New Adult
Thanks to NetGalley for the preview
3 / 5
This is one of those “it is what it is” type of books.
A slim novella, we have the story of Holly and Will, two would-be lovers who spent a fantabulous night together that Holly has been unable to forget. Will, on the other hand, not only appears to have forgotten all about it, he tries his best to forget all about Holly.
This being Christmas time, the setting is ripe for a Christmas miracle. Holly is invited to a party thrown by her campus advisor and decides to go, largely because she thinks Will will show up. (She also brings her roommate, who hopes to get intimate with the prof.)
Holly wants to see Will because she wants to know what happened. That great sex they had? Why did he pull a runner afterwards?
Will does show up, and thanks to some magical mistletoe, Holly gets her answers.
She also gets some hot headboard rockin’.
At times, Linda Barlow tries a little too much with this book. Holly dithers over the Will thing and their future, and Will’s reasons for leaving Holly in the dust the first time, while valid, are a little overly dramatic.
But it’s 88 pages, and there are some hot sex scenes. Like I said, it is what it is: a quick, easy read with some decent sexy times.