The Sweetest Kiss is the 4th book in a series. I didn’t realize this until after I had finished it, but it worked just find as a stand alone. I thought this was going to be a sweet romance novel, but it wasn’t very romancy, if you get what I mean.
The book follows Megan Wallace. She wants to travel to Italy to fulfill a promise she made to her Aunt Bea. But when an unexpected medical expense comes up, all the money she has saved needs to be used for that. Then the local library hosts a contest – and the winner will receive a contract to work for one year in Italy at a gallery. Megan is an artist first, but a web designer and dress shop worker second – but that’s what she has to do to make ends meet.
Megan is also in love with her friends brother, Brian. The two have been close over the years but she is always hesitant to tell him how she feels. He is a talented woodworker and she wants him to make the frames for her pieces in the contest, but has has already paired up with another contestant! After Megan finds someone else to work with her, Brian seems very jealous.
The two end up kissing under the blue moon – a legend in town that means good things or bad things depending on who you are. What will it mean for Megan and Brian? Will Megan win the contest and fulfill her dreams of visiting Boboli Gardens? Find out when you read The Sweetest Kiss.
I liked this book, the only downside is I thought it would be more “romantic”. It was a very cute story with likeable characters and a quick read. I will definitely keep an eye out for some of the other books in this series to find out more about some of Megan’s friend’s who were mentioned in this book.
I received a free e-copy of this book from Netgalley in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Megan Wallace wants three things: to make a living as an artist, to fulfill a promise she made her grandmother to visit the Boboli Gardens in Italy, and—oh yeah— for her best friend Brian Watts to fall in love with her. When the local library hosts an art competition, in which the winner will receive a one-year contract to paint in Florence, Italy, Megan sets out to make all her dreams come true.
Since Brian is a talented woodworker, Megan plans to ask him to make the custom frames for her paintings. She’s crushed to discover he’s already partnered up with Chelsea Chambers, Megan’s rival since art school. Megan is even more devastated when Chelsea sets her sights on Brian romantically.
The stakes are high and there can only be one winner. When the contest judges praise Chelsea’s classic style, Megan wonders if she should forego her own surreal painting style for one that’s more traditional. Brian urges her to be true to her talent. He also gives her reason to believe that maybe he feels more than friendship for her after all.
Will Megan have to give up her vision in order to win the contest? And if she wins, will she have to say goodbye to the love of her life?