In Review: About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5) by Jill Shalvis

Posted January 19, 2018 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 2 Comments

In Review: About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5) by Jill ShalvisAbout That Kiss by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #5
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: January 23, 2018
Publisher: Avon Books
Format: eARC, 384 pages
How I got it: Edelweiss
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My rating:

When love drives you crazy . . .

When sexy Joe Malone never calls after their explosive kiss, Kylie shoves him out of her mind. Until she needs a favor, and it’s a doozy. Something precious to her has been stolen and there’s only one person with unique finder-and-fixer skills that can help—Joe. It means swallowing her pride and somehow trying to avoid the temptation to throttle him—or seduce him.

the best thing to do . . .

No, Joe didn’t call after the kiss. He’s the fun time guy, not the forever guy. And Kylie, after all she’s been through, deserves a good man who will stay. But everything about Kylie makes it damned hard to focus, and though his brain knows what he has to do, his heart isn’t getting the memo.

… is enjoy the ride.

As Kylie and Joe go on the scavenger hunt of their lives, they discover surprising things about each other. Now, the best way for them to get over “that kiss” might just be to replace it with a hundred more.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

in review my thoughts

Does anyone write swoony, charming, sweet but sexy romance like Jill Shalvis? I think not. I just can’t get enough of her writing, characters and especially the Heartbreaker Bay series. Can she please just keep adding new books to it forever? They make me totally heart-eyed every single time and I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of them.

About That Kiss is the story of Joe and Kylie. I absolutely adored both of them. Their story was fun, yet still had plenty of feels. And kissing. There was lots of that, too. Neither Joe nor Kylie were looking for a relationship, but their chemistry was undeniable — even if they tried — and the more time they spent together, the more apparent it became there was something special brewing. I read half this book with a giant, cheesy grin on my face and totally loved every minute of their story.

The Heartbreaker Bay series is rife with characters I’ve fallen for… hard. Joe and Kylie were stellar, obviously, but I also really enjoyed getting to see some of my favorites from earlier in the series again. I’m also looking forward to Molly’s story because I think I’m half in girl crush mode with her already. (Oh how I hope her book is next!) It’s not just the humans who bring something special to this series either. Kylie’s dog Vinnie? Oh. My. Heart. He was just about the cutest and most charming little guy EVER — and this is coming from someone who really isn’t a dog person. But, oh did he melt my heart.

I know I can always turn to Jill Shalvis when I want a darn good romance. Her books are the perfect combination of sweet, sass, sex, humor and swoons. About That Kiss was no exception. I loved it so freaking hard.


“If I could change things,” he said, “If I could go back and kick my younger self in the ass and tell him not to save the best for last, I would.”

“Say the word, Kylie, and I’ll take you back to your place.”
“What word do I say if I want to go inside with you? Or want you inside me?”

“I know diamonds are supposed to be a girl’s best friend, but then leggings happened. Leggings are the new diamonds.”

About Jill Shalvis

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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2 responses to “In Review: About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5) by Jill Shalvis

  1. Jill Shalvis is one of my favorite writers, too. Reading her stories feels like hanging out with friends I haven’t seen for a while – catching up and sharing their failures and successes, their joys and their heartaches.
    Great review, Kim! I’m so glad you loved this one, too 🙂