Jun 03

A Kiss For A Kiss by Helena Hunting Review


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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.

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I have loved every book of Helena Hunting’s All In series, and I was so excited when she announced A Kiss For A Kiss. Romance readers are very used to reading about young love or new adult love. It’s not as common to read a more mature love story, but that’s exactly what Hunting gave her readers in this book.

A Kiss For A Kiss was worth every second of the wait, and Helena gave readers an incredibly sweet, sexy, easy-reading surprise baby romance. Jake was the team coach, and the father of Queenie, the heroine from A Secret For A Secret and married to the team’s goalie. He’s a level-headed, even-keeled kind of guy, and after raising his daughter on his own, he’s now in his forties and looking at freedom from those responsibilities for the first time. Hanna has a complicated relationship with King, Queenie’s husband and the goalie, and she meets Jake during the planning of King and Queenie’s wedding. They totally hit it off, and the combustible chemistry between them blazes until they give in. They spend the months leading up to the wedding hooking up in a no-strings-attached kind of way seeing as Jake lives in Seattle and Hanna lives in Tennessee.

Hanna is recently divorced, and the demise of her marriage came shortly after a miscarriage. She was devastated over losing her chance at motherhood, and with perimenopause setting in, she’s all but given up that dream when the surprise of a lifetime rocks both her and Jake’s worlds. I really loved how these two approached everything, and how they ultimately came together, giving in to the feelings that had been building and all that glorious chemistry. Jake was a wonderful partner to Hanna, and I loved how he supported her through everything. I loved watching them grow as a couple and a team, and I loved the side story of Hanna working through her relationship with King.

Hunting told a captivating and endearing love story in A Kiss For A Kiss. It was so romantic and steamy and just packed full of all the feels. I was completely swept up in Jake and Hanna’s story, and I couldn’t put this book down. I loved every minute of their journey to happily ever after. Five smooches from me for A Kiss For A Kiss by Helena Hunting!

~Danielle Palumbo




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