December 4, 2012

Review: More Than a Kiss by Stacey Joy Netzel



When a kiss...

All reporter Sadie Barton wants is to be taken seriously and judged on her own merits, not her stepfather’s money. She and her actress sister left Wisconsin to get out from under his controlling thumb and leave behind the malicious whispers that they’re no better than their gold-digging mother. But California isn’t all sun and fun, and paying the rent while trying to prove herself is harder than she ever imagined.

...is more than a kiss...

Something about Sadie drew self-made millionaire Zach Robinson—and it wasn’t just the amazing kiss they shared as impromptu actors in his company's commercial. He’s used to women being interested in his wealth, and Sadie’s fierce independence is an enticing breath of fresh air. He’s falling fast—until his brother suggests acting runs in her family and Sadie might not be exactly what she seems..

For the past few weeks I have been going through a terrible reading funk. I tried to find a book that would capture my interest but nothing seemed to snap me out of my reading funk. Well nothing until I decided to mozzie over to my bookshelf and pickup my copy of More Than a Kiss by Stacey Joy Netzel. Within the first few chapters of this book I was sucked in to the point that the world around me completely disappeared.

Sadie is running from under the thumb of her rich stepfather and her "gold-digging" mother. Sadie wants nothing more than to be independent and self made. Unfortunately the road to self made is paved with little money and lots of bills to be paid. When Sadie's sister Gemma falls ill Sadie has no choice but to fill in her sisters spot on a commercial set. Once on set Sadie is thrown into rich millionaire Zach Robinson's arms, and when the director calls action a passion ridden romance kicks off between these two characters that had me captivated; hook, line, and kiss, I mean sinker.

Stacey Joy Netzel has a gift for writing and creating characters with amazing chemistry. The passion between Zach and Sadie was natural and realistic. Sadie is sweet and caring but not overly perfect where you want to kill her. Zach is, I'm going to say it, Christian Grey if he wasn't all crazy and 50 shades of spanking girls. By this I mean Zach is young, rich, and still kind. Did I forget to say handsome? Oh yes, handsome he is! The push pull chemistry between these characters had me barreling through this book to find out the ending.

The amount of conflict between Zach and Sadie literally made this book impossible to put down. I had to know if they were going to make it. I had to know if they were going to be together. I had to know if they would meet again! I finished the book in less than two days, because I Just had to know. Not that I will tell you how any of these situations ended but you must find out for yourself!

I definitely recommend this book to adult readers. More Than a Kiss is a hidden treasure, an undiscovered jewel in a pile of books. When I realized More than a Kiss had only six reviews I was shocked. This book is too awesome of a read to not be read by millions of people. You should definitely check it out. I am holding out hopes Stacey writes a sequel with Gemma and Matt. 


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3 comments:

  1. Ah, so this is the one you were reading when you held up the pick-up lane at school. :)

    I was beginning to feel bad for Zach and Sadie on the review front, but knowing you loved it helps so much. Thank you for such a great review! May I use quotes from it again?

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    1. Of course! I want you to know I let my Dad borrow More a Than a Kiss & he loved it....finished in a day...qthen he goes "where's that book in the back I want to read that to". Haha so now hes reading Lost in Italy.

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    2. That's awesome, Danielle! Thanks for letting me know. :) I finally got my dad to read one of my books when he was laid up with foot surgery last spring, and he's been enjoying working his way through the list.

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