Saturday, October 17, 2015

BLOG TOUR REVIEW... Just One Kiss by Jamie Wagner + Giveaway!

A first kiss is hard to forget—and Kelsey Brian’s just walked into the bar where she works and isn’t planning to leave anytime soon. It figures. With her last semester of college finally here, Kelsey can’t wait to finish the year smoothly and start a new chapter. She doesn’t need to drive over yet another bump in the road.

Ethan Connelly has spent most of his adult life trying to be accepted by his father, and now he has the chance to make him proud. He’s also just stepped into another chance with the girl who got away. Deciding who matters most to him isn’t an easy choice. If he picks his father, he’ll lose her again—if he picks her, everything he’s worked for will be for nothing.

Can Kelsey learn to trust him, or will Ethan’s secret of why he’s really back in town tear them apart?

This Book Nerd Says: 
I love a book about second chances so I was definitely drawn in by the synopsis of this book. Kelsey is just trying to finish her last semester of college and doesn't plan on any romance interfering with her life. But as we know its when you have those set plans that the unexpected usually happens and so when her old crush and first kiss, Ethan,  walks through the doors at her job... unexpected but still hot as ever... she knows that her plans are in danger of crumbling. 

There was something about Kelsey that I found so fun and endearing that she quickly became my favorite character (followed closely by Logan). Her propensity for finding herself in awkward situations and her clumsy escapes brought my smiles throughout. She was pretty positive and extremely patient (I'll get into that in a minute) so my feelings for her stayed consistent from beginning to end. 

Ethan. Gosh this boy. At times I loved him. At times I wanted to shake him. 
Forgive me if the following sounds vague but I want to make sure there's no spoilers. Very quickly we realize Ethan's conflict that causes him to pause his feelings towards Kelsey... Of course I wasn't a fan of his initial intentions but when he starts to come into his own self realizations I cheered him on. The only problem with this was that there was a a whole lot of I WILL! that was quickly eclipsed by I WON'T - this lends itself to the above comment about Kelsey's patience. 
I wanted to love him so much that he frustrated me even more. This is a good testament to the emotional conflict that was going on in Ethan's life. I really enjoyed that both Kelsey and Ethan were faced with similar dilemmas... having the future plans influenced by outside sources, in their cases it was their fathers. But despite this, there were two very different stories with two different attitudes and reactions. 

I thought it was a cute and fun story and it definitely left me with a smile. Since this is the first of the series, I'm curious to see whose stories we can look forward, especially since Logan is one of my favorites about this book. 
I'm giving JUST ONE KISS... 3 STARS!

About The Author

JAMI WAGNER was born in Wyoming. Still living in the Cowboy State, Jami and her boyfriend are currently writing their own love story with their yellow lab.
Jami enjoys writing New Adult and published her debut novella Date in the Dark in 2015.
Visit and connect with Jami at, on Facebook at, on Twitter at @Jami_Wagner, or on Instagram at @JAMIWAGNER_.

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