Matt Reed was living the dream until a bad career move sends him back to his hometown for much-needed privacy. Instead, he finds someone he never expected: the woman whose steamy kiss he remembers like it was yesterday.
Vivienne Forrester finally has her life in order… until Matt moves back to town. She doesn’t want to think about the time she threw caution to the wind with him, but running into him everywhere, it’s impossible not to.
Titles in the Band on the Run series include: One More Kiss –
Title: One More Kiss
Series: Band on the Run #1
Author: Samantha Chase
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: February 7, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4 stars
Band on the Run takes us that step further to see what happens in the lives of the Shaughnessy band members once the group has dismantled themselves and moved on to new musical endeavors.. some more successful than others.. I would call this series a spin-off of The Shaughnessy Brothers series, but I don’t know if it’s officially billed this way.
One More Kiss gives us Matt and Vivienne’s romance, one that grows out of a best friend’s little sister’s crush, and one world weary man’s life changing memory of her kiss. Matt made his choice for what to do as an individual performer, no longer just one of the band. And his efforts flopped spectacularly and quickly closed after only a three day run. Torn to pieces by the critics, practically booed outta town by the fans, Matt has gone into hiding in the last place he expects anyone to be able to find him. He’s going home to North Carolina, a small town and hopefully the blissful quiet of his friend’s home where he can drink himself into oblivion and sulk until he’s as down in spirits as a man can get.
He certainly didn’t expect Vivienne to show up with her bubbly, happy personality, her refusal to put up with his crap – or the memory of one kiss that could change everything. But that’s a risk, and he’s not too fond of risks at the moment.
I enjoyed One More Kiss. This story gives us a look into the artistic mind of a musician who is questioning his talents, and the hope that there is life after a huge failure in his professional life. I liked Vivienne, she’s no nonsense, kick butt when she has to and completely loyal to the man she loves, even if he is a royal pain in the behind at the moment. They fit together so well, even those rough around the edges moments made perfect sense given how much she needs Matt to come back from the edge and live again… with her.
If you are looking for a Romance with all the feels you could ever wish for… have I got a story for you. I’d definitely recommend One More Kiss for any Romance reader who enjoys a solid story, likable couples and interesting secondary characters. You may want to sit Matt down at some points for a stern talking to, but you’ll enjoy his journey back to the world that Vivienne offers, one where only he matters, not what he can do or who he is – just Matt, and that’s enough for them both.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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