Review: Just A Kiss

Title: Just A Kiss (It's In His Kiss #1)
Author: Ally Broadfield
Publisher: Entangled Edge
Published: April 28, 2014
Ebook, ARC
ISBN13: 9781622663828
Genre: Historcial Romance
Source: Netgalley

Goodreads Summary:
Charlotte Lightwood has one season to find a husband or she'll be forced to marry her guardian's loathsome cousin. With no title or dowry, she doesn't have much hope of making a good match. Sebastian Wilkinson, the Earl of Marley, has been the most eligible bachelor on the marriage mart for more years than he cares to count and is very aware of his duty to marry a woman who will add to the wealth and stature of his title. Sebastian makes Charlotte an offer she can't refuse: he will pretend to court her to help her attract more suitors in exchange for her advice about which ladies he should pursue. As they work together, their mutual attraction grows. When they realize they just might be perfect for one another, they must decide whether to bow to the dictates of society or follow their hearts.

My thoughts:
Just A Kiss by Ally Broadfield is the first novella in the new series, It's In His Kiss. The story centers aroud Charlotte Lightwood. She has one season to find a husband, or she'll be forced to marry the cousin of her guardian. And he's a really loathsome choice. Think Mr. Collins from Pride and Prejudice but more skeevy. So she embarks on her journey to find a husband, but she's at a sheer disadvantage. She's virtually penniless with not much to recommend her. Though she is a beauty. She catches the eye of Sebastian, the Earl of Marley. He, too, has to find someone to marry this season. Though he doesn't plan to marry Charlotte. He knows he has to marry someone who would make a great wife for an Earl. 

Charlotte invokes Sebastian's sympathy when he overhears her being laughed at among her peers. So he makes it his mission to find a suitable husband for Charlotte. And the more time they spend together, the more he finds Charlotte irresistible.  

At around 100 pages, this was an enjoyable novella. Broadfield managed to lure you in hook, line, and sinker. Charlotte and Sebastian have great chemistry together. I loved  their banter and their flirting. My only complaint is that it was over rather quickly. Just when the story climaxed, it was brought to an abrupt halt.Without giving away any spoilers,  I felt like the story could have used about 20 more pages to make the story perfect. I wanted to know more about the fates of the characters.  This is the first in a series, so there may be more to this story-line in the next book. Only time will tell.

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