Title: One Last Kiss
Author: A.S Kelly
Genre: Romantic Comedy
My Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rian Kerry, and I’m in huge trouble.
This is how it happened: I had a crush. You know those teenage crushes, which I’m sure you’ve all experienced, too. It was that kind of crush that makes your knees tremble, that makes you blush violently and stammer when you’re with that person. One of those crushes that you assume you’ll just grow out of, the way the seasons change.
The problem is that my crush didn’t go anywhere. Actually, it only got worse, transforming into something absurd and unbearable, which no one could seem to understand.
Especially not him.
Because he’s off-limits. He’s barricaded himself within his walls, from a sense of fear and guilt. He’s locked up his heart forever, and seems to have no intention of letting anyone in ever again.
My friends, Jordan, Anya, and Holly, say that he just needs a little push. They say that he needs to learn to believe again.
But I don’t think he’ll ever be ready, because he simply doesn’t want to be.
He doesn’t want to believe.
Not in something like us.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Parker Hayes, and I’m an idiot.
Yep, you heard me right. I’m a real idiot. And, I swear, that’s putting it lightly.
But I’m a lot of other things, too. I’m a fireman, and a single father to two cheeky, hyperactive six-year-old twins. I’m a brother to Tyler, another fireman – and another idiot – who always seems to stick his nose into my business. I’m a kind-of friend to Niall, yet another idiot with nothing to do but barge into my life, uninvited.
Let’s get back to the point, here: the reason I’m an idiot.
Well, it’s pretty simple. I’ve lost my mind. Literally. It happened again. I fell for it. With my head, with my body, and with the heart I was sure I’d never be able to piece back together after another inevitable disaster.
The problem is that she’s not like the others.
She bakes cakes with my daughters, laughs with them, and shows them her magic bag. They’re crazy about her.
And so am I.
And now she knows it, and I know it, and everyone around us knows it. But I can’t take that step. I can’t let everything go to start over.
I can’t live through this again – because this time, I won’t be left standing.
Not if she’s the one to break my heart.
My Review of One Last Kiss
This is a bit of a first for me – a book that I have really mixed feelings about. I will explain more about my feelings throughout the review. One Last Kiss is a story that follows the main characters Rian and Parker as we follow their somewhat tense romantic journey. The story is told from both of their points of view and it seems that both of them really like each other, but are very nervous and scared to act upon how they are feeling. The romance between the two of them is actually very sweet.
There is one thing about the romantic journey of Rhian and Parker that may not sit well with some people and this is the age gap between them both.
With Rhian being 19 and Parker being 40, some people may not enjoy this aspect of the story. I have to say this didn’t bother me too much. The one thing I didn’t struggle with is the large amount of dialogue within the story. I found it quite confusing at times at which character was actually talking and for me this detracted from my enjoyment of the story.
One Last Kiss is a really lovely story about the developing relationship between both Rian and Parker (so long as age-gap relationships don’t bother you which personally for me, they don’t). There are many lovely elements to this story and I would say, it really is one to read.
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