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A kiss to last a lifetime
Aiden Gallagher was only five years old when he appeared in a photograph on the Kissing Bridge. The town of Darling, Vermont, has used Aiden’s image on the famed bridge—local legend has it that a kiss there results in everlasting love—as part of its tourism campaign. Now, twenty years later, Aiden is asked to recreate the moment with the woman he once kissed: Laurel Stone.
Recently divorced, there’s nothing Laurel wants less than to pretend happily-ever-after with Aiden. As teenagers, their romance was no fairy tale—and Laurel has never quite forgiven Aiden for breaking her heart. But now that she is back in her hometown, and keeps bumping into police officer Aiden, Laurel can’t deny that there’s still a strong flicker between her and her old flame. Could it be that the Kissing Bridge is working its magic on Laurel and Aiden—and that all true love ever needed was a second chance?
I received this book for free from Author, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I am a sucker for a good romance with tension, misunderstandings and plenty of heat! Aiden and Laurel have known each other since they were little children and as teenagers were hot for each other but boys being boys…. let’s just say that Laurel has been harboring a grudge against Aiden for a long time! Laurel has recently moved back to her hometown of Darling, VT. and has just crossed paths with Aiden. Oh boy the heat and tension between them jumped off the pages. Did I say that Aiden is dreamy ? Well he is beyond hot and dreamy and Laurel is having a hard time staying mad! As far as the town of Darling, VT goes? It is definitely a place that I would love to visit, Vermont being one of my favorite places to vacation and Darling sounds quaint and pretty. There is more to the story of course than all the heat between these two, Aiden has a good heart as does Laurel and they help out a homeless man and become his champion. I thought that was a great part to this story, I won’t give too much away but the author manages to convey the wonderful moral that you never can judge a book by it’s cover, you never know who that homeless person really is and you may be surprised.
We meet Aiden’s boisterous and fun loving siblings and parents, I am hoping that the next books feature more of them 🙂 We also meet Laurel’s friend Willow, whom I already love because of her health food cafe and her love of yoga!
This book has me wanting more of these characters.