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With This Kiss: Part One (With This Kiss #1)

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Lady Grace Ryburn, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Ashbrook, has fallen wildly in love with Colin Barry, a dashing young lieutenant serving his country in the Royal Navy. When he returns home to exuberant celebrations, will he even notice the quiet wallflower he grew up with … or will he fall for Grace's sparkling, gorgeous sister?

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ebook, 65 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Avon Impulse
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

With This Kiss: Part One is...well... part one of Eloisa James' three part story, and it's. So. GOOD! I was up until wayyyyy too early this morning reading this installment, but I couldn't put it down!
From the cover:

Lady Grace Ryburn, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Ashbrook, has fallen wildly in love with Colin Barry, a dashing young lieutenant serving his country in the Royal Navy. When he returns home to exuberant celebrations, will he even notice the quiet wallflower he grew up
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Lisa Hutson
Mar 14, 2013 Lisa Hutson rated it it was amazing
I am soooo anti serial. I have been disappointed nearly every time. They are too expensive. And usually not well written. Even a couple of favorite authors have disappointed me with novellas. But this is Eloisa James. I have read so many of hers. I wont say every single on is a blow out 5 star. But they are always wonderful.
And now, having read part one of With This Kiss....I will say this....
1) Authors, take note. This is how to write part one of a 3 part serial. Perfect.
It is Eloisas style.
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Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please read The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: March 12, 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Avon
Author’s Website: http://eloisajames.com/
My Source for This Book: Edelweiss
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, With This Kiss Serial, Spinoff of The Ugly Duchess & Seduced By A Pirate
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Chaste
Pet Peeves: Love Triangle, No HEA
Favorite Tropes: Unrequited Love, Love Through Letters

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a
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Arshia
Feb 14, 2013 Arshia rated it it was amazing
You know you are a book nerd when you delay your plans to read a book, especially on Valentines Day! So here and now I confess, I'm obsessed. It was such a pleasant surprise to see this short story available for download today. Of course once I started I couldn't put it down. Ah Grace, she was such a special character! So sweet and giving, but she knew how to fight for herself. During the first third of the story I was very mad at Colin but he redeemed himself in the second and third part. Thank ...more
Dina
Oct 27, 2013 Dina rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars (rounded down to 4 stars, because I wanted to strangle Colin for his "blindness")
Aly is so frigging bored
Favorite quote:
And that was how Lady Grace Ryburn began writing to Colin Barry, Lieutenant. Her first letter was quite short, and included a frank truth: “I hate Lily. Last night she cut off the fingers of my favorite pair of gloves because she thought it was funny.”
Colin wrote a note back, saying that he’d had a rotten week, and her letter about the gloves made him laugh.
So Grace started trying to find stories that might make him laugh in the midst of the worst days.


FlibBityFLooB
The experiences of Grace, the heroine, in this portion of the story hit a little close to home when it came to when I was 19 years old. So, I have to confess that this portion of the story made me cry. I'm guessing most people wouldn't have that reaction, but it hit me personally...
Holly
I cried my way through this story. Colin and Grace broke my heart. I was so disappointed when it ended.
Annie
Dec 13, 2015 Annie rated it really liked it
3.5
Stephanie
Mar 01, 2013 Stephanie rated it it was amazing

ORIGINAL POST:

FANGS, WANDS and FAIRY DUST
WITH THIS KISS Parts 1, 2, & 3
A First-Class Trip to Happily Ever After from Eloisa James


WITH THIS KISS Parts One, Two and Three

by Eloisa James
Avon/Harper Collins March 2013

With This Kiss: Part One (3/12/2013)
Lady Grace Ryburn, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Ashbrook, has fallen wildly in love with Colin Barry, a dashing young lieutenant serving his country in the Royal Navy. When he returns home to exuberant celebrations, will he even n
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Kimberly
Mar 01, 2013 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
Recommended Read - My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/recom...

As a girl, Lady Grace Ryburn fell in love with Colin Barry. Since their families have always been extremely close, Grace was able to write Colin once he joined the Royal Navy. The connection forged by her letters only served to make her fall more deeply in love with him. Now that she’s out in society (however much a wallflower), Grace hopes that Colin will notice her when he comes to London
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Cocktails and Books
Eloisa James gives us a delightful story of about the children of two pirate best friends and how history seems destined to repeat itself.

In Part One, we're introduced to Lady Grace Ryburn, the eldest daughter of the Duke of Ashbrook and Colin Barry, Sir Griffin Barry's eldest adopted son. They've grown up together and have always been friendly, but feelings start changing when Colin enters the Navy. Grace takes to writing to Colin while he's away, telling him what's happening with both of their
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Gaele
Mar 01, 2013 Gaele rated it really liked it
In a perfectly engaging romance in the early 1800’s, we are introduced to Lady Grace Ryburn, the ‘good and dutiful’ daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Ashbrook from the author’s title The Ugly Duchess. Shy and watchful, Grace feels herself plain and unnoticed, especially in the company of her devilish and beautiful younger sister Lily. For all of her life, her family has spent August in the relative freedom of the Barry’s estate; their fathers are friends of long-standing, former privateers, no ...more
Lizzy
Nov 16, 2015 Lizzy rated it it was ok
I realize I have rated Eloisa James’s With This Kiss: Part One well below other reviewers, not that I didn’t like it. Who would not enjoy EJ’s skillfully written story of Grace and Colin, but by the end I felt let down.

Colin was miserable with his life, Grace ended also unhappy with his rejection. Maybe I was not on a good day, I have those as imagine does everyone, and I needed it to have ended in a more upward tone.

Maybe the problem, for me, was that it was only the beginning. If it had co
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
James has created two characters that stand out amongst a sea of faces. Grace is admirable and deserves so much more than Colin can give her at this point, but she is so blindingly in love that she does not care. Colin's character has so much room to grow and I am eager to see how and when he will finally open up his eyes and see the gift in front of him.

In the last chapter of WITH THIS KISS, James packs a punch and it propelled me to frantically grab the next installment. I needed to know what
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Alice
Mar 13, 2013 Alice rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all historical romance book readers
"This is a fantastic start for the three-part novella that is "With This Kiss." It brings back characters from "Seduced by a Pirate" and "The Ugly Duchess" via their children and their lives and interactions. Well written as all of Eloisa James's books are, the reader is most inconveniently yet intriguingly left hanging ... I look forward to the next two installments!"
Jennifer (FFT Reviews)
Very cute! I love when we get to revisit popular characters and their families years later. Both Grace and Colin are such well-developed and sympathetic characters. I am definitely rooting for them!
Stella
Mar 01, 2013 Stella rated it really liked it
First part in Eloisa James' With This Kiss trilogy, a story told in 3 parts.

Detailed review to be posted soon.
Mancho283
Jan 11, 2014 Mancho283 rated it it was amazing
สนุกมาก ตอนอานไมไดคาดหวังอะไร แตมีคนบอกวาสนุกและเศรากเลยอยากลองอาน แลวกเปนอยางนันจริงๆ คอนเลมหรือเกือบทังเลมเตมไปดวยอารมณที..คอนขางปวดหนึบหัวใจ ...more
MountainKat
Saving my thoughts until the end of the third part - but this was a great beginning!
Jenny E
Jul 10, 2013 Jenny E rated it really liked it
This made me cry!! I hope all this angst is leading up to a great ending!!
Book Binge
Mar 28, 2013 Book Binge rated it it was amazing
Rowena: Holly and I don't often review books together but it's something that we've always said we wanted to do. We both thought it would be a good idea to review the three parts of With this Kiss by Eloisa James together...and we had a good time doing it. So here is our not-so-review-more-like-discussion of With this Kiss, Pt. 1.

It should probably surprise me that we had the same reaction to the first part, but I’m not. Like you, I cried like a baby throughout the entire first part. From the ti
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Rowena
Jan 07, 2015 Rowena rated it really liked it
Rowena: Holly and I don’t often review books together but it’s something that we’ve always said we wanted to do. We both thought it would be a good idea to review the three parts of With this Kiss by Eloisa James together…and we had a good time doing it. So here is our not-so-review-more-like-discussion of With this Kiss, Pt. 1.

It should probably surprise me that we had the same reaction to the first part, but I’m not. Like you, I cried like a baby throughout the entire first part. From the time
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ChuCha
Mar 12, 2013 ChuCha rated it really liked it
With This Kiss is the reason why I love Regency Romance Novels
and why I loathe cliffhangers!


I should have taken the hint with the part 1 and wait for the two more e-copies for this series before starting. But then again - the blurb was too good to pass. And since it was short, and it's for $0.99 on Amazon, why not insert it on my reading list?

Lady Grace had been enamored of Colin at a young age. Their families have been friends, and they tend to spend some times together annually. So when young
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Melissa
Jul 30, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
I'm going to try very hard to review each of the three parts of this story individually because there were things that I really loved about the first two parts, but ultimately I was disappointed in how this story played out. To be fair, I'll limit my reviews to the particular part of the story that I'm reviewing, not the entire story as a whole.

With This Kiss is told in three small ebook stories that were released over the span of three weeks. I really liked the idea of doing this. It was kind o
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The Book Tart
Mar 12, 2013 The Book Tart rated it really liked it
originally posted on The Book Tart http://thebooktart.com/new-fiction-re...

How have I not read Eloisa James before? Oh my oh my oh my. In a short amount of time she grabbed my heart and my attention. I was highlighting throughout this story and my notes were smiles and sighs and the word crying. Seriously, I was impressed with how fast I got sucked into this historical romance.



I was captivated by the story of how Lady Grace grows up from a curious, rather shy little girl into a generous woman. A
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Joyfully Reviewed
As a girl, Lady Grace Ryburn fell in love with Colin Barry. Since their families have always been extremely close, Grace was able to write Colin once he joined the Royal Navy. The connection forged by her letters only served to make her fall more deeply in love with him. Now that she’s out in society (however much a wallflower), Grace hopes that Colin will notice her when he comes to London on leave. But will her dreams of romance be dashed when it’s not Grace, but her beautiful sister who catch ...more
Stephanie (Bookfever.♥)
Copy received from publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I requested this book on Edelweiss because it looked like a nice, short read + I love historical fiction a lot.

With This Kiss: Part One wasn't what I expected but I definitely liked it. It wasn't the best historical fiction I have ever read, though the story did speak to me, especially near the end.

This story mainly follows Grace and Colin from childhood until Grace is nineteen years old. Grace has had a crish on Colin forever. When s
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Elizabeth
Mar 16, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: abc-challenge
I absolutely loved Part One of With This Kiss...even if my roommate heard me howl like a banshee when I got to the end and realized I would have to wait 5 more days for the next installment!

Eloisa James does a fantastic job of capturing the hope, shame, joy and embarrassment that come with loving someone so fully when they don't love you back. Memories of my own had me wincing in sympathy with Grace and tearing up at the amazing support of her parents & the care with which they treated her f
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edzkie♥§*.*§♥
This is the first part of the three book from E. James. Story of Lady Grace Ryburn, eldest daughter of Duke and Duchess of Ashbrook, from The Ugly Duchess, and Colin is the eldest adopted son of Sir Griffin Barry, from Seduced by a Pirate.



This first book tackles Grace childhood crush to Colin. Her infatuation turns to love as time goes by and Colin leave to join the navy. Grace started to send letters to Colin so that he wouldn't miss home. Mostly mischief done by her siblings to amused Colin.
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New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa's very first book that she "found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar"; later People Magazine raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this." Her novels have repeat ...more
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