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ARC Review:  Once Kissed by Cecy Robson
Once Kissed

5 Stars

Book Info

Released: November 3rd 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: O'Brien Family #1
Published by Loveswept

Recommended Read!

“Kudos to Cecy Robson, the romance was well done!” ~ Under the Covers

Once Kissed is the first installment from The O’brien Family and a spin-off from Shattered Past series. While Shattered Past focused on the Santos siblings, O’brien Family will focus on, well, the O’brien siblings.

First up is Curran who is a Philly cop assigned on light duty due to a recent incident that resulted with his partner getting seriously hurt. This assignment is suppose to get him back on track. He’s not happy about it but it has its perks. The lady he’ll be protecting is no other than his one-night-stand from college, Tess Newart. He and Tess has changed quite a bit since the. but it’s obvious that the attraction remains the same. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. They both have demons that can prevent them from getting their happy-ending. Curran suffers from PTSD and Tess, an abusive father, not to mention the danger she is in by working with the District Attorney and simply, the pressures of life.

I loved the opposite-attract vibe in their relationship. Curran is funny, flirty, and sexy while Tes sported a librarian look, very serious and very closed off. Despite the difference the pairing worked and not a sight of instalove in their relationship. Kudos to Cecy Robson, the romance was well done!

The O’brien siblings together was a sight to be held. They were hilarious with their banters and teased each other to the brink of annoyance and embarrassment but in the end, the love and loyalty between them is strong and palpable. These siblings truly captured my heart. They are all down to earth, not just with their personalities, but the lives they live. There were are no gazilionaires with a tortured past in sight but honest to goodness regular people…down to earth.

Curran’s brother Killian already had his book and there are a total of seven siblings. I’m excited to read all their stories. I’m not quite sure who’s up next but whether it’s Angus, Seamus, Declan, Finnie, or Wren, I’m confident that Ms. Robson will not disappoint. She hasn’t yet.



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About Cecy Robson

Cecy (pronounced Sessy) Robson is a full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest. A member of Romance Writers of America, she attributes her passion for storytelling to the rough New Jersey neighborhood she was raised in. As a child, she was rarely allowed to leave the safety of her house and passed her time fantasizing about flying, fairies, and things that go bump in the night. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, she began writing in May 2009. Her Weird Girls Urban Fantasy Romance series is published with Penguin Random House’s Signet Eclipse and released to stellar praise from reviewers including: Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, and Romantic Times.


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Angela, I am so touched by your words of praise and your wonderful feature! I’m also beyond thrilled over how much you love the O’Briens. Thank you so much for taking the time to read ONCE KISSED and for your continued support. It means the world to me! Hugs!

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Well deserved Cecy! Congrats on the this new series! I can’t wait to read Of Flame and Promise, I love that series even more! ~Ang

Amy R

This sounds really good, I’m adding to my wishlist.

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Thanks Amy. All her books are really good. ~Ang

Lori Meehan

I loved this book and I can’t wait for the next one!

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Glad you agree, Lori. You also follow the Weird Girls series. right? ~Ang


Thanks for the review Angela

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Thanks Timitra! ~Ang


Thanks angela

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Thanks Elizabeth! ~Ang