Monday, January 23, 2017

It Started With a Kiss by Melanie Moreland | Release Blitz and Giveaway | A Book Review

      Title: It Started with a Kiss
By: Melanie Moreland

Publication Date: January 23, 2017
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Designer: Monark Designs


It started with a kiss.
Then it became so much more. Love at first sight.
Avery Connor doesn’t believe in it.
But what about love at first kiss? 
A favor for a friend. Kiss a stranger and walk away. 
But what if that favor, and that stranger, prove to be the turning point of her life? 
What if that kiss leads to something more? 
Dr. Daniel Stewart is certain it will. 
He is determined to make her see him. 
To feel what he feels. 
To have the effects of that kiss last forever. 

A story about taking a chance, opening your heart to the moment, and falling in love.

This is a modern fairy tale. And like all fairy tales, the girl gets to keep the guy and they live happily ever after. Most of all, the kiss of true love.

This story started with a very serendipitous meeting that led to forever. Ah, what a romantic story. After you read this, you will wish you were Avery or have Avery's luck at least. To find or kiss that one guy and after which he will never let you go until you become his. Yes, sounds like a fairy tale but that is exactly what happened here. You will either go green with envy with Avery's fortune or you will want to be just like her. I would want to have what she has - love, a very adorable and cute family and forever with my own Daniel.

Though this story is in every way has the makings of a modern fairy tale but it didn't feel cheesy to me at all. The events were all very possible in real life. I bet, there are couples who met in very unlikely ways, maybe not exactly the same way as Avery and Daniel did but not the usual or far from the common first meetings we often hear. The story stayed very close to reality and yet still have that magical and unbelievable aspect that made it seem like the most feasible thing a person could wish for in a fairy tale love story. 

What I really like about the story is the part about Daniel having monthly dates with his daughter Maggie. It was so sweet and I wish we could all have Daniel for a dad. I think, when I get married and have a daughter, I would follow this kind-of-bonding time with my kids. It will encourage them to be open and develop a friendship-kind-of-relationship with me and my husband. I think it was a very clever and sweet idea. I think parents should emulate this. 

I give the book a handful or make that two handfuls of spearmint candies--5/5. I adored the story. You would wish you could have the same fate as Avery. It seemed like all the stars, heavenly bodies and elements in the universe aligned and conspired so she can have her happy-ever-after with Daniel. It made me wonder if this story may have any truth in it. Maybe, this really happened. Hmmmm... or it might still happen? Maybe, to me. Hahahaha... Wishful thinking! I girl can dream, right?

Then I'm calling dibs on the next ninety years.
- Melanie Moreland, It Started With a Kiss - 

New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them. 

While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys travelling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip. 

Melanie delights in a good romance story with some bumps along the way, but is a true believer in happily ever after. When her head isn’t buried in a book, it is bent over a keyboard, furiously typing away as her characters dictate their creative storylines to her, often with a large glass of wine keeping her company.