Rate this book

The Kiss (2008)

by Sophia Nash(Favorite Author)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 2
0061231371 (ISBN13: 9780061231377)
Widows Club
review 1: Overall I'd give the book 2.5 stars, but on the Goodreads rating system I'd round down to 2 stars. The main redeeming factor of the book was its ending, which I found sweet and endearing. The final resolution to the Big Misunderstanding was fairly heartwarming, and if the entire book had been like the final 50 pages I would have given The Kiss between 4 and 5 stars. Alas, that is not the case.Most of the book really grated on my nerves. The characters themselves were extremely annoying. I can't name a single character from the book I would want to meet in real life. Most the time their actions didn't make sense or didn't jive with how they were described. Quinn is supposed to be a diplomat- never once do we see him be diplomatic, in the present or in flashbacks of h... moreis past. In fact, his past seems pretty irrelevant except that we are told his dead wife was bad. Other than that we don't know anything about their marriage or why he married her in the first place. Definitely a plot device. And Luc, the "hero" from the first book in the series, spends most of the time strutting around acting like an ass. Not going to read that book... Though this is generally not a pet peeve of mine, everyone's actions were blatantly out of place for the time period.I am glad I pushed through to finish the book, because the cute ending justified picking it up in the first place, but I would not generally recommend this book.
review 2: A sweet story. Very heavy on the angst though; in fact, I'd say nearly two thirds of the narrative is pure angst-ridden misunderstandings. How much time and paper could have been saved if one of these characters had an inch of sense in them to set things straight? Thrown in also are some rather vile characters, although I'm sure they don't mean to be vile, bless their barely bereaved hearts.It probably would have benefited the story to have some sort of flashback chapter/s because I was pretty confused at certain points, like why Quinn had a grudge against Anthony, or how Georgiana's leg got the way it was. Much of it was explained in greater detail towards the end, which sort of defeats the point.Overall, I was interested enough to manage finishing the book which is more than I can say for others... less
Reviews (see all)
Excelent book. I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the next in the series to come out.
Boring and stereotypical. The characters actions made little sense.
Not read many of her books but this one was entertaining.
Not nearly as good as the others. Pretty staid.
A surprisingly literate bodice-ripper
Write review
Review will shown on site after approval.
(Review will shown on site after approval)