Review & Giveaway (INT): Kissing Kendall by Jennifer Shirk

Blurb: Kendall Grisbaum is finally taking charge of her life—pouring her heart into opening a new bakery business and even allowing her best friend Georgie to play matchmaker for her. Trouble is, the one guy she secretly wants is Georgie’s older brother, Brad, who is decidedly off limits.

Brad can’t seem to get his little sister’s best friend out of his mind. He and Kendall used to be close friends, too, and as a local policeman, Brad can’t help but play protector, looking out for Kendall. When he offers to help her renovate her new bakery space on the side, their friendship—and their attraction—flares back to life.

Amid the temptation of doughnut muffins and blueberry cobbler, a new temptation draws them both closer. Can they take a chance on love when it means risking their friendship, even when not doing so risks everything?

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My View: I realized this was book 2 of a series but I still ended up reading this one first. And I’m glad to tell you this one stands alone well enough. Not for once, I felt the need to go read book 1 or that I was missing out on something.

I like the little bit of innovation in the plot. Oh yes, you remember I love baking books? Well, guess what, maybe they have become a tad too repetitive to hold my interest anymore. Uh huh! But good for the book, it concentrated on more important issues and kept baking mostly in the background.

The characters are real and nicely built (oh, I may also be pointing out to the physique of a certain main character. *wink wink* ).

The story is simple enough but mercifully I didn’t feel the pace was too slow albeit I may have felt ‘oh, move on already’ a couple of times but I knew that the author was being realistic. So ‘oh well’.

Overall, if you are looking for a clean romance and some easy reading, pick this one up.

3.5 stars – Between ‘I liked it’ and ‘I really liked it’. images (25)

About Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy–which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.

She writes sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Samhain Publishing, Avalon Books/Montlake Romance and now Entangled Publishing. She won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC’s Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her first book, The Role of a Lifetime.

Lately she’s been on a serious exercise kick. But don’t hold that against her.

Feel free to follow her on Twitter or become a friend on Facebook.

Social Media Links: Twitter | Facebook | Website | Blog | Goodreads

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