Author: Aleatha Romig

One Kiss by Aleatha Romig

Posted on July 20, 2023 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 1 Comment

One Kiss by Aleatha Romig is the sixth book in her stand-alone Lighter Ones series. As the name of the series suggests, this was a light, sweet, and angst free, age gap small town romance.



One Kiss by Aleatha RomigTitle: One Kiss: Riverbend Lighter One
Author(s): Aleatha Romig
Series: Lighter Ones #6
Published by Romig Works on May 20, 2023
Pages: 308
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon|Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

A small town, best friend's sister, age-gap, grumpy, sunshine, contemporary standalone
Confirmed bachelor—that’s what I’ve become.Life is safe and predictable. After all, Riverbend doesn’t exactly have a roaring social life or an influx of women looking to be the wife of a farmer.Hold on.I’m not looking for a wife—or even a girlfriend.When my best friend tells me that his little sister, Devan, is moving back to Riverbend to teach science, I envision the little girl with pigtails, freckles, and an annoying urge to be wherever her older brother was. Of course, that was twelve years ago when she was ten years old.Newsflash. Devan is no longer a child.Imagine my shock when I learn that she is the woman who disappeared after one passionate kiss—one I couldn’t get out of my head.Once I realize Devan is my mystery woman, I can’t walk away.The problem is that she’s my best friend’s little sister, ten years younger than me, and definitely off-limits.
What will it mean for my friendship if I pursue my feelings?Can one kiss change everything?Have you been Aleatha’d?
ONE KISS is a stand-alone, age-gap, best friend’s sister, small-town forbidden contemporary romance set in Riverbend, Indiana, and one of Aleatha’s Lighter Ones. Sit back and enjoy the hijinks as Justin’s safe and predictable world is turned upside down..

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This installment introduces Justin Sheers and Devan Dunn’s love story. Having read the previous book, Quintessentially, featuring Justin’s sister, I was eager for his story. The story takes place in Riverbend. Devan recently graduated from college, but was unsure of her next move. However, when she received a job offer to teach at the middle school in her hometown of Riverbend, she opted to take up the offer. After her interview, she decides to attend the towns annual event incognito. While there, she experienced an amazing time. This was further enhanced with a kiss from her older brother’s best friend.

Justin was so enamored by the mysterious beauty he encountered at the town’s event, he could not resist the urge to kiss her. Imagine his surprise when he discovered she was his best friend’s younger sister.

One Kiss delivered a charming, light and an easy read, which can be read in one sitting. This drama free, slow burn romance with likeable characters will have you smiling throughout the story’s duration. The story also delivered its share of humour and quirky moments.

Overall, I enjoyed One Kiss and I am eager to do a further exploration of the series.

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About Aleatha Romig

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life! Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016. In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT. Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America.  She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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