More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
itemsitem
Ratings and Book Reviews (8 12 star ratings
8 reviews
)

Overall rating

4.9 out of 5
12
5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star
11 1 0 0 0

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Book Reviews

  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Absolutely 5 Stars!

    Absolutely 5 stars! What a great read. I have been waiting for Troy’s story and this was well worth the wait. Troy and Alison were fantastic characters and worked so well together. I loved that Mila was and still is, even with Alison in the picture, Troy’s 1st priority. Troy is such a responsible and great brother. He gave his career for his sister and you can tell he doesn’t regret it in the least bit. He also stays true to himself and his family. Alison is such a sweet woman that needs a nice man to settle her. Troy is the perfect man for her. I loved how easily she made friends with Troy’s brothers and their significant others. Alison also instantly connected with Mila which was huge for Troy at least. Putting sexy with passion and not just one or the other was a really good way to go. My favorite, besides the couple, was how you showed that Alison could have a career and the man instead of having to pick one over the other. As always did NOT want the story to end!!
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Wow!! I Loved this Amazing Story

    WOW!!! Oh WOW!! I loved, loved, loved this book!! Troy and Alison’s love story in Playing by Heart book four in the Valentine Bay series by the amazing duo of Melanie Shawn is another must read!! When his parents died Troy gave up everything to come home to Valentine Bay and raise his little sister, Mila. Being the oldest, he puts the needs of everyone else first, forgetting what it’s like to think of him first. Broadway star Alison was badly in need of a break from the high-pressure stress from her theater career along with all the judgment that came with it; so she take a sabbatical and drives across country to regroup. Alison meets the sexy, hot, construction worker Troy on her first morning in Valentine Bay, making her very happy to be far from New York City. Alison is the first woman Troy is attracted to since returning to Valentine Bay. As these two spend time becoming friends and lovers, they discover there is so much more to life than they previously believed. Alison begins to wonder if maybe she could make a life in Valentine Bay instead of on the New York stage. The chemistry between Alison and Troy is off the charts. I love how human, down to earth, and “soft” Alison is, caring about nurturing other artistic types. Troy is very protective of his sister Mila, so the fact that he allows Alison into their lives demonstrates how strong the attraction between them is. Mila is also very encouraging of Mila and her desire to perform. I found it interesting that the first friends Alison made in town were the wives of Troy’s brothers. Troy will need to learn that letting Alison go to perform for others does not mean sh doesn’t love him nor that she won’t return home to him and Mila. Melanie Shawn wrote a wonderfully emotional and moving story filled with sexual chemistry, fun dialogue, and endearing characters that is not to be missed. I highly recommend Just One Kiss to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    A must read!!

    This is, by far, my favorite Valentine Bay read yet!! It sucked me in from the start, and kept me there with the chemistry between Troy and Alison, the banter between Troy and Mika, and the whole Valentine Bay crew. There was very little drama in this read, just an overall, feel good read I would definitely recommend!!
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Oh My Word!

    Sensual, sexy, and sweet all at the same time in the most fabulously sultry way that blew even me away, the avid reader of Melanie Shawn novels... The story has it all, the small town vibes with the blessings and the meddling, the best of friends that becomes the family of your heart, the romance that sweeps you off your feet and is adorable, lovable, and seductive, and I enjoyed each of these elements and how they played part in the tale and the development of the relationship between Troy Valentine and Broadway star Alison Bartholomew. But what really sets this story apart, what had me to tear up, my heart to swell a few sizes, and want to cheer out loud, that was Mila and both Troy and Alison's relationship with her. That girl stole my heart in the first Valentine Bay book, but oh my, here, with her performance, and the town's response, I felt like I was a proud auntie in the audience applauding her until my hands were sore. And yes, there were tears all over my face as I read that scene. Troy and Alison are just so perfect together, in each and every possible way, that it is delightfully cute and deliciously delectable. The chemistry, the connection, the celebrity status, the interests, their love for Mila, it all just fits, it is harmonious and beautiful and mixed with all the other elements of the book, vastly entertaining. ​ And after enjoying the funny, the amusing, the touching, and the steaming -- it was the last sentence, just three words that pulls the whole story together in a brilliant way, that brought me to my knees, figuratively speaking, and brought all the feels, the smile, and the tears that only a fabulous story manages to draw out of me. ~ Five Spoons
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    A wonderful love story!

    **I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review** This has been such a great series and I've loved reading the love stories of all the Valentine brothers, but I have to say, I was looking forward to this one knowing what all Troy gave up when his parents passed away. Troy Valentine was a professional baseball player and when the unthinkable happened and his parents passed away tragically, he was the only one of the four brothers in the position to return to Valentine Bay to care for his young sister. That meant giving up his baseball career, but over the years he's found that caring for Mila and returning to Valentine Bay hasn't been too bad. He's currently working construction and flipping houses. Alison Bartholomew was doing the job she always thought she wanted to do in performing on Broadway. But when things go sideways a bit after appearing as a judge on a show, she decides she needs a break. She chooses to fly cross country from New York City to Valentine Bay, on the coast of Oregon, to try to get some perspective. Alison rents a house on the water and the first morning she's there she is woken early by the sawing and pounding coming from the house next door. Going to investigate, she ends up coming face to face with Troy and to say sparks flew immediately is an understatement! As Troy and Alison spend more time together, it's apparent that they have a true connection. Throw in that Troy's sister, Mila, has been a fan of Alison's for years and you have what is either going to be the start of a great love story, or in the end there will be more than two heartbroken people. Will Alison choose to stay in Valentine Bay or will the bright lights of Broadway lure her back? As always, Melanie Shawn did a fantastic job with this story. I was in it from the outset and I was happy to see Troy, and Mila, get their happily ever after!
12

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • WINDOWS