Jeremy Engel has managed to claw his way back from the dark depths of personal hell. He’s now a successful comic book author and working on his second book. But when the woman he met while on a rare getaway—the one he hasn’t been able to forget—opens a shop in his neck of the woods, he thinks he’s even learned to trust and hope again.
Elizabeth Desmond is determined to make a success of her shop in the Adirondack tourist town of Lake Placid. And just when she thinks it can’t get any better, the mysterious stranger she kissed on a moonlit resort beach walks back into her life.
But when Jeremy’s old demons return, it’s up to Elizabeth to show him they’re not so different after all…
Two Tough Isses & Very Well Done
Jolyse Barnett tackles two tough issues in His Kiss; alcoholism and image/weight. She goes to enough depth that you can easily understand the struggles Jeremy goes through and the nervousness of letting control over his environment and what could happen, as Elizabeth struggles with her image and her feelings of her perception versus how her family sees her.
Then Jolyse also adds the complexity of two very different economic backgrounds. Elizabeth is quite wealthy and Jeremy's family is blue color comfortable, but had to work for everything with a zinger of an climax to the story.
Received an ARC for an honest and fair review.