#NewRelease ~ Just A Kiss (Angel Sands #4) by Carrie Elks ~ #Review @carrieelks

Posted November 1, 2019 by Cyndi Becker in 2019, 5 Star, 5 Stars, Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, Cyndi, New Release, Our Review / 0 Comments

#NewRelease ~ Just A Kiss (Angel Sands #4) by Carrie Elks ~ #Review @carrieelksJust A Kiss by Carrie Elks
Series: Angel Sands #4
on Nov 1, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Beautiful, perfect and everything he needs.

Caitie Russell's big brother is getting married. As the proud owner of Holiday Magic, Caitie is the obvious choice to organise the perfect Christmas wedding. Piece of cake, right?If it weren't for one gorgeous man-shaped problem...Her brother's best friend, Brecken Miller.

He was her first crush.Her first kiss.
And he doesn’t even remember it.

Construction worker Brecken Miller is a modern-day Scrooge. The confirmed bachelor would rather pull his nails out than celebrate Christmas, until he sees Caitie again. Like a moth to a flame he’s drawn to her.But there’s a problem with fire. It always leaves a scar.

Just A Kiss (Angel Sands #4)Just A Kiss by Carrie Elks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just a Kiss is a wonderful brother’s best friend, first kiss and first crush love story. Every visit to Angel Sands, every couple in Angel Sands, has been delightful. But, Just A Kiss might be my favorite in the series. There’s something about Caitie and Brecken and their history that really grabbed my heart. They are so meant for each other and their journey requires both of them to face their deep fears head-on.

This story is driven by the upcoming marriage of Lucas and Ember from the first book in the series. Lucas’ sister Caitie returns to Angel Sands to celebrate their engagement and comes face to face with Brecken, her childhood crush. He’s been gone for so long but somehow Caitie has always measured any romantic interests to him. Breck has also had a deep fondness for Cait”, as he calls her, and meeting her as a grown woman puts him in a tailspin. She’s one of his best friends sister, but the two feel an instant “adult” connection, and a new and improved friendship is born.

What follows is an emotional whirlwind of two people helping each other to overcome their past, providing the acceptance and support that they both need. There are fundamentally a few items that make them polar opposites, setting the stage for their personal reckonings:

“It’s like being a vegan and getting married to a butcher.”

They have to see through the assumptions and communicate openly and honestly, and they have that, it just takes them a little time to build a trustful foundation. There’s a bit of angst and definitely some heartache but I really loved how they find themselves back in each other’s lives and still have a fundamental connection.

Carrie’s storytelling, her writing, is exquisite and the plotlines add just enough “gotcha” moments to keep the reader engaged. Ms. Elks imparts a great sense of community as each couple shares amazing dynamics together and with this group of friends. The characters are true to life, imperfectly perfect. With a great cast of now secondary characters and the introduction of Caitie’s best friend Harper, the series is nearing the conclusion. I’ve enjoyed each and every book, which you can read standalone – but why would you? Another 5 Star addition to Ms. Elks library and a full-hearted recommendation for both series and book.

~Review by Cyndi


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About Carrie Elks

Carrie Elks lives near London and writes contemporary romance with a dash of intrigue. She has lived in the USA and Switzerland as well as the UK. An avid social networker, she tries to limit her Facebook and Twitter time to stolen moments between writing chapters. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can usually be found baking, drinking wine or working out how to combine the two.


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