Until We Kissed (2018) by Heather B. Moore is the sixth book in her Pine Valley series. This book comes in all forms including eBook, and is 210 pages in length. With a full-time job and a busy six-year old, this book took me two days to read. I received a copy of this novel in eBook form from Mirror Press Publishing via Kathy at Clean Wholesome Romance/ I Am a Reader. In no way has this influenced my opinion of the story. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. I give Until We Kissed 5+++++ STARS. This book is a Contemporary Clean Romance.
About the Book
Livvy knows Dr. Slade McKinney is the perfect man for her, but when she keeps running into Mason, Livvy discovers fate has a different plan.
USA Today bestselling author Heather B. Moore welcomes you to Pine Valley!
Pine Valley librarian Livvy Harmon has big dreams, which include marrying Dr. Slade McKinney. Trouble is, he’s only kissed her once in their four months of dating, and it wasn’t all that great. But Livvy isn’t ready to give up yet on hooking such an amazing man, even though Slade seems to have time for everyone but her.
When Livvy keeps running into writer Mason Rowe, who seems to be camping out in her library to finish his book under strict orders from his agent, Livvy at first keeps him at arm’s length. But the more their friendship grows, the more she finds that her dream relationship with her doctor boyfriend isn’t so dreamy after all.
Oh. My. Word!!! Until We Kissed is a FANTASTIC romance. I loved every single minute of this story, and I’m debating whether or not to re-read it again right now (fiddlesticks, you heavy review schedule!!!). I have loved every book in the Pine Valley series, and with each latest installment I keep thinking it is my new favorite, but I can tell you with confidence that Until We Kissed is the best book in this series (so far … LOL!). Heather Moore knocked this romance out of the park!
My favorite aspect to this novel is how happy it made me. I definitely ended this book with a big smile on my face. To me, Until We Kissed checks off all the boxes for the perfect clean contemporary romance. There are hilarious moments where I laughed out loud. There are moments I stressed quite a bit for the main characters. And, there are moments where my heart swooned and I got a little weak in the knees — the kisses in this book are THE BEST!!! Until We Kissed also follows one of my most favorite story lines: boy and girl meet, girl insults boy, boy keeps showing up but girl already has a boyfriend. I love this story line because I know with every fiber of my reader-being that the boy and girl are each other’s “The One,” and they need to be together. But how will they get to their happily ever after?! Until We Kissed does a wonderful job of keeping the reader turning pages just to see how Livvy and Mason’s story ends. I adore when a book keeps me turning pages well into the night way past bedtime!
I’ve said it before several times — my favorite hero is the man who pays attention to details. I don’t think there is anything sexier on earth than a man who sees and acknowledges what’s truly important to a woman and then acts accordingly. Mason is a hero who sees and acts. He is a prolific and best-selling author, which means details are his thing. Because details are his thing, he tends to be a little bit of a worrywart when it comes the the people and issues he cares about. Mason’s worrisome nature is quite endearing and made me love his character all the more. I love when a guy does things like worry about the girl he cares about being cold or hungry or bored. I love when the guy then tries to fix things for that girl — by bringing an extra jacket just in case or purchasing a bag of yummy muffins for her just because. The other aspect to Mason’s character that I love so much is his acceptance of Livvy, flaws and all. Livvy is intelligent, independent, and beautiful, but she is also a little bossy, stubborn, and sort of stuck in fantasy land. But to Mason, Livvy is exactly the woman for him. He loves her in spite of her flaws because the flaws are part of what makes Livvy “the one” for him. I love when a man accepts the woman just as she is.
Until We Kissed is the perfect clean-read romance novel to escape into this holiday season. It’s well-written, the characters are endearing and sweet, and the kisses left me breathless. I highly, highly recommend this book. I know that if you are a fan of good clean-read romances, then you will totally love Until We Kissed.