Review: Kismet by Carly Phillips

Posted March 7, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 2 Comments

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Review: Kismet by Carly Phillips
by Carly Phillips

4 Stars


Released: May 4, 2013
Series: Serendipity #1.5
Published by CP Publishing
Pages: 91

We met Lissa in book one where for most of the book she was bitchy to Faith, the heroine of Serendipity.  Her career as a journalist seemed to be going nowhere and she had divorced her cheating husband and was now a single working mother.I was not expecting to like Lissa.  I’ll just put that out there.  So starting from that point I have to say she was a completely different woman in this short story.  I honestly felt for her and her situation.  She didn’t come from a money family, and she dated the son of the high school janitor while in school.  All was fine until they have a huge fight, break up, and she gets comfort from her ex-boyfriend…And just happens to get pregnant.

Now fast forward ten years, she married the guy that knocked her up but she was miserable the whole time.  He cheated on her, treated her as less than, until she finally got the guts to leave him.

Then Faith comes along and her career takes off!  So now her next assignment is to interview successful young men in the area.  And Trevor Dane is up.  Yes, you guessed it.  That was her high school sweetheart, the son of the janitor.  He went on to do something great with his life and now that she’s free, she might hope to get another chance at that spark they always had.

And sparks they have!  I think these two are such a cute couple, I can’t say it enough.  Trevor is just to die for, Lissa is very likeable when she’s with him.  And they just worked for me.

This story, even though short, was very sweet and very sexy.  I was glued to it until I finished it and then wanted more!  Can’t wait to read book 2 now!

Release Date: November 16, 2011

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About Carly Phillips

New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips tossed away her legal briefs and a career as an attorney to become a stay at home mom. Within the year, she turned her love of reading into an obsession with writing. Over 30 published novels later, Carly writes sexy contemporary small town romances, striking a balance between entertainment, humor and the emotion her readers have come to expect and enjoy.

Carly is a New York Times bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller and as of 2012, a Romance Writer’s of America RITA Nominee. In 2002, Carly’s novel, The Bachelor, became Kelly Ripa’s “Reading with Ripa” pick on Live with Regis and Kelly, making it the first romance ever chosen on a nationally televised book club.

Carly received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (J.D.). To date, Carly has over thirty novels to her credit, all available wherever books are sold.

When not writing or playing online, Carly loves to read, occasionally to knit, and to spend time with her family. She lives in Purchase, New York with her husband, two daughters and her dogs, a soft coated wheaten terrier and a Havanese. Her dogs are prominently featured on her website and Facebook page.

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