by Kathleen O`Reilly

August 2002
ISBN: 0-373-25989-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin #889
Mass Market Paperback

Just Kiss Me by Kathleen O’Reilly is fabulous. Hot enough to make ME blush and squirm, this book should come with a warning: Do Not Read In Public.

Amanda Sedgewick has long been the object of Avery Barrington’s affection. Since he was a bullied little kid, making a name for himself and marrying Amanda has been his goal, despite the fact that she’s only ever thought of him as a friend and has absolutely no romantic interest in him. Now, his brother Joe, she has an interest in.

Where Avery is now the epitome of elegance and sophistication as a plastic surgeon, Joe is a great deal more laid back. As an airplane mechanic he’s dealt with always coming in second to Avery and doesn’t even bother to compete anymore. So, as far as he’s concerned Amanda is off limits. But Amanda has other plans. And like Avery, what she wants she usually gets. And who can blame her for wanting Joe? He’s thoughtful, kind, attractive. His only flaw is that he thinks of himself as less than his brother.

Throughout Just Kiss Me Amanda tempts and tantalizes Joe who is doing his level best to resist her. But what man in his right mind can resist a woman as perfect as Amanda for long? Definitely not Joe. So now as far as he’s concerned, the only question left is, how long will it take for her to realize he’s only second best and move onto someone in her class?

The questions the reader will have is how long will it take Joe to realize he’s wonderful just as he is, and how long will we have to wait for Avery’s book? As the story progresses the reader gets to see the less pompous sides of Avery and begins to wish him well. I, for one, want to see him settled down with a woman who’ll turn his overly ordered existence on it’s head.

Just Kiss Me has my wholehearted recommendation.

Reviewed in July 2002 by JaToya.

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