Guest Reviewed by Ami
Title: One More Kiss
Author: Kim Amos
Series: White Pine #2.5
Heroine/Hero: Betty Lindholm/Randall Sondheim
Genre: MF Contemporary Romance
Length: 107 Pages
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central)
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: ONE MORE KISS…
Betty Lindholm doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry. The banner advertising the new shipment of satin at her fabric store finally arrived and now the entire town of White Pine is up in arms. How was she supposed to know there’d be a typo? Now the entire town thinks she’s proclaiming “Satan is here!” Even the gorgeous pastor with his steel-grey eyes and sexy smile.
…IS NEVER ENOUGH
Pastor Randall Sondheim is always on the lookout for excuses to drop by Betty’s shop and gaze into her lovely blue eyes. The latest is her crazy sign—could that be a sign of something more? Sweet Betty brings out the best in him but it’s the worst in him, his dark secret tragedy, that worries Randall. Can this man of God conquer his own demons to win a match made in heaven?
Review: I first met Betty and Randall in the previous two novels of this series. In book #1, I found out that Randall Sondheim, pastor of the town’s Lutheran church was interested in Betty Lindholm, owner of local fabric store. Then in book #2, I discovered that they had married. So it was really love to finally able to read their story.
Being a novella length, I was ready for a condensed version — which is kind of too bad, I think, since I rarely read a contemporary romance with a Lutheran pastor as the hero — of their love story. I was ready with a lower expectation. Unfortunately, I still wish there is more pages *sigh*.
The story opens in the present time, when Betty discovers that she is pregnant. On the brink of telling her husband about it, they remember what finally put them together — the fiasco of a typo on Betty’s ordered banner for her store during Halloween more than a year ago. I thought it was sweet reading how Randall thought Betty was wonderful. But the length of the story doesn’t do justice in exploring more thoroughly about Randall’s tragedy or even put Randall and Betty in more scenes together. Because of that, I thought the ending felt rather rushed for me.
Nonetheless, I was happy with the progress of their marriage. I will definitely enjoy reading updates on their parenthood in the future books *cross fingers*.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*