This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Author, Katie Baldwin. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.A Kiss To Build A Dream On by Katie Baldwin
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Publisher: Ace Books, The Wild Rose Press
Source: Author, Katie Baldwin
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Bethany Michaels leads a fairly isolated existence, but she longs to be an outgoing and sexually confident woman. When her celebrity crush comes to town, and literally falls at her feet, her prayers seem to be answered. But can she protect her heart while still experiencing true passion?
Hollywood celebrity Aidan Shannon, drunk and lost in small-town Virginia, finds himself in the home of a beautiful woman, and he finds her more than just a little alluring. Bethany is voluptuous and nurturing, fragile, yet steely. And that is a problem for a man who never wants to be tied to another woman again.
Living in the now is good enough for Aidan and Bethany for the short term. When the universe steps in and shows them what’s important, will Aidan take a chance on love a second time around when his girl needs him?
A Kiss to Build a Dream On is a sweet contemporary romance! Bethany Michaels is an average librarian who is content with her daily life for the most part. Since the death of her family she has led a rather isolated life with not too much in the way of personal relationships and that is the one thing that she wishes she had more of. One day as she was leaving her job she happened to come across a man who was quite drunk. Although he seemed harmless enough she was wary of the stranger until she realized who he actually was. He was a drunk movie star by the name of Aidan Shannon, a movie star that she happened to have a huge crush on! Aidan had come to her town in order to film his latest movie and Bethany was a little star struck when she realized who the drunk man was but that does not last for long as it becomes clear to her that Aidan is indeed quite drunk and in need of assistance.
When Aidan woke up the next morning he had no idea where he was or why. He had hoped that he didn’t have sex with a random woman and was quickly put at ease as he woke up fully clothed. He was a little surprised to find that he had stayed over at Bethany’s place and had woken up alone. To say that when it came to women that Aidan was jaded would have been an understatement. He had been in the movie biz for a long time and knew what most people, especially women, were after. So, it was a little unbelievable to him that a woman would help him and not expect anything in return. From the start, Aidan was drawn to Bethany’s honesty, charm, and trustworthiness.
Bethany found that she was herself charmed by Aidan. He was nothing like what she would have expected from a famous movie star. She was just excited about the fact that she was able to help him out when he needed it but she never actually expected to see him again. Aidan did not disappear from her life like she had expected though, in fact he found many little ways to keep in touch with her. She found him to be a charming and sexy man, and she liked knowing him like he really was off camera. So, when he proposed a short-term affair, she was all for it. She was quite inexperienced in all things with the opposite sex and decided that she wanted to experience as much as she could with an experienced man such as Aidan Shannon.
What a swoony love affair that took place between Aidan and Bethany! They both had a mutual respect for each other and chemistry that was hot, hot, hot. I loved that Bethany’s character was honest with her inexperience and was not afraid to ask for what she wanted. I loved that there was a part where this librarian got a book for sexual research purposes, hilarious! Aidan’s character was wonderful! He was a typical Hollywood celebrity but he did have integrity and tried to keep the drama to a minimum. Overall, A Kiss to Build a Dream On was a swoony read that got my heart all sorts of twitterpated and I highly recommend!!
*Thank you to Author Katie Baldwin for this complimentary copy of A Kiss to Build a Dream On*