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The Girl in the Photo

One Kiss

Contemporary Heat Rating: 3

Romance Heat Rating: 3

Wally Wood

After the death of their father, an eminent surgeon, his adult daughter and son discover a memoir he was writing about a time in his life they knew nothing about and his love for a Japanese woman. Even as they mourn, David and Abbie question what they thought they knew about his life—and theirs—as they struggle with conflicting memories, unexpected emotions, and new possibilities—an unknown sibling. Review: The Girl in the Photo by Wally Wood was a well-written and emotional novel. How well do we ever know someone? That’s the question Abbie and David face when uncovering information about Masami Takeda, the woman their father had been sharing his life with in Japan. After the discovery of the unfinished memoir and the photo, Abbie and David began to question their father’s intentions with not only his wife but their life as a whole. I enjoyed this novel and would definitely recommend it. I liked the transitional narration that took place with the inclusion of some of the “chapters” from the memoir which brought history and added depth to the story. I wasn’t a fan of some of the religious undertone between Abbie and the rest of her family which became repetitive. The mystery of Japanese family brought life to the story though and kept me invested. Reviewed by Stacie Carrier

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Lisa Fox

Sometimes one kiss can change everything. New Year’s Eve is supposed to be a night for celebration and new beginnings. For best friends Kat and Dean, it is a nightmare filled with disastrous dates and enraged exgirlfriends! Lucky for them, they’ve got each other to help laugh off the embarrassing, and downright inappropriate, moments. But then midnight rolls around and neither of them have anyone to kiss… There’s no doubt this is a night they will always remember. The real question is whether it will be a night they want to forget… Review: One Kiss by Lisa Fox was a quick, steamy read. It takes place over one night, New Year’s Eve. Best friends, Dean and Kat, have always had an underlying attraction to each other. Will the kiss they share at midnight turn into something more, and will their friendship survive? Friends turned lovers are my favorite kinds of books, and this was no exception. The sexual chemistry between the two of them is hot and sexy, but the romance was sweet too! If you like your romance with a little spice, give this short story a try! I look forward to reading more by Lisa Fox. Reviewed by Christie Mitchum

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