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The Perfect Kiss (The Merridew Sisters #4)

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To rescue her friend...

Grace Merridew's childhood has made it hard for her to trust men and in three years on the marriage market, her senses have never been stirred. So she makes plans for a life of adventure instead—to see the moon rise over the pyramids of Egypt and dance amid the marble ruins of Greece. But first she has to help a friend.

She must enter the lair of the
Mass Market Paperback, 339 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Berkley Sensation (first published January 1st 2007)
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Oct 27, 2014 kris rated it did not like it
Grace ~disguises herself as a companion to her bff Melly while on her way to meet Melly's fiance, Dominic. Dominic is unmoved by Melly but gets hotpants over the companion. That's literally the entire book. Dom has hotpants over Grace. Grace has hotpants over Dom. Exit left, pursued by a bear.

1. WOW Katie pretty much summed it up when she said, "This is a story about two people who fall into lust." There's no real sense of connection between them: just a lot of burning loins. And it's distracti
Jun 13, 2009 Rane rated it it was amazing
Anne Gracie went back to her roots with the last book of the Merridew Sisters with shades of the first book the Perfect Rake in the pages of the Perfect Kiss.

This was such a delightful read through and through, with great humor and a nice sensual level between Grace and Dominic.

Dominic was such a great hero with a quick sense of humor that made you laugh out loud at times, but could withdrawn into himself from the pain that still lurks from his childhood. Going back to a home he never knew
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
The Perfect Kiss Is yet another beautiful love story that revolves around Dominic Wolfe:the young aristocratic dole heir of the late Lord Wolfe, whose dying wish was to to destroy Dom's all chances of happiness as a revenge on the young boy's mother,who had left their broken marriage and runaway to the sands of Egypt,instead.


AS instructed by the will,he was only,AND ONLY allowed to inherit the ancestral home once he marries meek,bookish mellie.. which he has no problem in doing until ,that is he
Dec 01, 2014 Mei rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
I'm really glad Gracie's story is the last one because I enjoyed it very much!

Gracie is her usual outspoken self! She tells what she means and doesn't care who she's addressing! I loved that she was true to herself! There was no keeping secrets, no prolem fronting anyone, even Dominic... especially Dominic! :)

Domic was her other half and I liked him very, very much, except when he started with his desire for revenge.

Thank God there is where Gracie comes! And shakes his believes to the foundatio
Olga Godim
Feb 28, 2016 Olga Godim rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, historical
The worst book of this writer, very disappointing. For the entire novel, there are sexual tension and innuendos instead of the plot. No characters. No actions. Just kisses and lewd thoughts galore, a couple or more of bed scenes, and my pet peeve – the instant and irresistible lust. The heroine shags her best friend’s fiancé without even a glimmer of remorse, and he seduces her without compunction too. They both should’ve been ashamed of themselves, the way they acted like rutting beasts in heat ...more
May 14, 2014 Tiko rated it it was amazing
wow the whole series was simply breath taking... i enjoyed absolutely every book in this series... loved absolutely every hero :D and heroine too xD what fascinated me the most is that every hero and heroine was so different from others. all of them were individuals and all of them and really different stories too.

Prudence had a perfect rake for a husband and some scary encounters with her grandfather.
Charity had a calm totally unrakelikely duke and pretty calm love story too xD (she was a side
I'm so disappointed I want to cry. I had to skim to finish the book. The only funny scene is the one with uncle Oswald at the end of the 20th chapter, so if you can brace yourself and get there, it will be worth it.

I'm not a great fan of love triangle or false identities plots. The big misunderstanding dragged for too long, and I felt like Grace was every bit of a hussy to fool around with her friend's fiancee (never mind Melly was not in love with Dominic - this was just not ok).

When Grace fi
Jan 12, 2016 Issa rated it did not like it
DNF at pg 62. A "hero" that despicable set on sexually harassing our heroine no matter what is not worth any more of my time.
❆ Crystal ❆
Oct 04, 2015 ❆ Crystal ❆ rated it really liked it
A wonderful book that I enjoyed very much. 4 stars and a great way to end the series.
Katrina Passick Lumsden
While I'm a fan of the first three installments of the Merridew Sisters saga (and a huge fan of the first, The Perfect Rake), The Perfect Kiss just didn't do it for me. The plot at this point is redundant since it was used in all three predecessor books, and I had a rather difficult time connecting with Grace as I found her to be rather dull. Dominic came off as kind of creepy. Don't get me wrong, I generally liked him as a character, but there were times that I just sort of wanted a carriage an ...more
This is a story about two people who fall into lust.

Yeah, they say "I love you" and all, but the descriptions were about their intense physical attraction, not really about what they LIKE about each other. And when they meet, he thinks he's a servant and grabs her and kisses her and . . . yeah, that's an uncomfortable power dynamic.

Plus, the obstacle ended up being kind of silly. It started out okay, but it shouldn't have stayed an obstacle for as long as it did. (Though it's not really "long,"
Actually, I wrote a long review but I lost it because of my password issue.

Anyway, it was avarage until the last qurter part. And I got very bored the harem and 3 wives part. Also I should sya that I'm Turkish and I've never heard a name of Kadije and I'm not sure it's a Turkish or Ottoman name.
Jul 22, 2014 Cris rated it it was ok
I found our hero to be more jackass than alpha. Still, overall the characters are charming. And the plot, while formulaic, has enough little touches to go down easily.
Feb 06, 2012 Charlotte rated it did not like it
DNf because I was so annoyed by the characters.
The hero is an asshat. He thinks it is ok to seduce the hired companion of his fiancee. Not only betraying his (admittedly not romantic) promise to his fiancee, which is one thing, but also aggressively going after a servant, who is not really in a position to say no. And when she does, he completely ignores her. I kept waiting for her to draw her knife or chuck boiling water at him. Instead she sighs at his kisses and thinks they 'sizzle'.
And she
Jan 20, 2016 Keri rated it it was amazing
There aren't too many books I read that bring me to tears, but this ending certainly did(in a good way). Grace is determined to help her friend out. Melly has been placed in marriage contract with Dominic Wolfe and she absolutely doesn't want it. Grace pretends to be her companion as they travel to Dominic's ancestral home. Grace instantly falls in love with the house and the man. Dominic for his part wants prickly Grace and is determined to have a "white" marriage with Melly. Melly wants kids a ...more
This book is about the youngest of the five Merridew sisters. Grace, the brave, valiant, endearing bloodthirsty child all grown up. Her book should have been the great symphonic ending, the fireworks at the end of a terrific show. Because the other three books were really good, and I couldn't wait for Grace to grow up and have her own romance and HEA.

The book was not bad, because I don't think Anne Gracie can write a bad book. But, it was disappointing because it was just okay. I thought the ot
Jul 31, 2013 June rated it really liked it
The final book of Anne Gracie's The Merridew Siters series
I have mixed feeling with this book. On one hand I like the interactions between all the characters, not only the leading two, but the secondary ones as well. The book was fun and at time made me chuckle a lot, at times it was so sad, especially part about Dominic's childhood.
However, I feel that this book missing something. I'm not sure what it is. Probably because Dominic/Grace somewhat resembled Gideon/Prue from the first book, The Perfect Rake (The Merridew Sisters, #1) by Anne Gracie, whi
D.W. Nichols
Una historia de regencia llena de enredos, divertida a veces, poco creíble lotras. Me hubiera gustado que Dominic se hubiese resistido más a cambiar, o que el conflicto que los separaba fuera algo más que las ganas de venganza de él. De todos modos, es una novela entretenida para pasar el rato.
Jun 18, 2015 Claire rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2015
I really didn't like Dominic at all, he totally disregarded Grace's wishes for pretty much the whole book doing what he thought was best and not what she actually wanted. He seduces her knowing that while she fancies him she doesn't want to be seduced, manipulates her and ignores her repeated protestations that she doesn't want to be a mistress to her best friend's husband. I can't even like someone with so little respect for someone they supposedly care about never mind believe in any chemistry ...more
Peta Whitney
Apr 06, 2015 Peta Whitney rated it really liked it
IT’S been a long time between bodice-ripping romance for me. Reading bodice-ripping romance, that is to say.

But I braved venturing between the book covers to read Anne Gracie’s The Perfect Kiss before next month’s Australian Romance Readers Convention and found myself swept up in 1800s-style seduction.

Gracie has well and truly mastered the strict rules of the Romance genre: manipulating desire into a believable plot that makes their coupling go against all sorts of odds.

The heroine – Grace Merri
Amy Sanders
Apr 28, 2014 Amy Sanders rated it it was ok
Out of the 4 books, I liked this one the least. I found the relationship very superficial, between the two. The fact that he sees her in the stable and just kisses her, then believes that he can do anything that he wants to her because he thinks she is a servant.
The fact that he is engaged to her best friend is reprehensible, and she has very little guilt about it really is surprising. She has little boundaries, and no resistance to a man who is a shameless cad.
As someone else stated, I think
Apr 25, 2016 Peyton rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, historical
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Caroline Yamashita
Jun 08, 2015 Caroline Yamashita rated it really liked it
Shelves: hist-rico
Último da série e acabou em grande estilo.
Grace cresceu e se tornou uma moça encantadora, forte e muito inteligente.
A primeira vez que Dominic a vê, já a quer para ele, e avisa: Você será minha! Claro que ele não tinha ideia que ela era uma lady, e para ele isso não importava, lady ou acompanhante, ele a queria do mesmo jeito!
Aug 26, 2015 Kimmarie rated it it was ok
I was so looking forward to this one. Grace is such a fighter in the first book. I absolutely loved her spirit though all of them. But when it came to her own story, I was so disappointed. She didn't feel as 3 dimensional as she did in the others. Her depth and spirit were missing. She felt like a dishrag. And any spirit she was given was forced. Her grandfather's abuse... while she seemed to have healed from that, still should have been part of her character.

To top that off, she was a slut. So
Feb 15, 2016 LemontreeLime rated it really liked it
The best of the four Merridew Sisters books, in my mind, for the humor and the pacing of the storyline. However, I found it a little distracting that the scenes would jump abruptly. For example, the early flashback to the grandfather's history of cruelty seemed to be in order to foreshadow some reaction Grace would have later in the story... that didn't happen, because she seemed to always have her game together - even when she didn't - and never REALLY freaked out. (But then, she always was the ...more
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Grace Merridew is the youngest of her sisters, who have all gotten hitched in the previous books. She was only ten or twelve when the series started, so there's been a bit of a timeskip and now she's of a marriageable age. Except that she doesn't want to get married: she's been out on the marriage mart for a couple of years, hasn't met anyone interesting, and so she's decided that if she can't have an epic love story like her sisters she's going to go abro
May 12, 2009 ChloeLeeNH rated it it was amazing
Definitely a keeper. I really enjoyed this one..and though it was part of a series it was definitely a stand alone. Great chemistry, great secondary characters and humorous as well. Loved it!
Aug 23, 2014 Chumchum_88 rated it really liked it
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I'm Done!! ^^

I have to say I must be in love with Anne Gracie by now, cause as far as I've read there hasn't been a book of her I haven't loved XD

Grace and Dominic *sigh*, well I have to say that Dominic was kinda of the lusty type, he didn't miss any single chance! But the idea of him gladly cheating on a wife, common!! It was logical and I'm glad that Grace kept fighting back the idea of a mistress, because he didn't think of her, imagine being the mistress of your best friends husband. But I'
Historical English romance about a wonderful young lady finds and helps a bitter damaged man find love and a new better way to live.
This is littlest sister, Grace Merridew's love story, after a horrible abusive childhood at her grandfather's house, she has a good life with her sisters and has entered high society in London. She is going to help a friend escape an unwanted marriage (I don't think that would actually happen at this time, but I'm suspending my doubts to just enjoy the story!)
Lord D
Mar 20, 2013 Thenia rated it it was amazing
A satisfying end to a great series!

Grace and Dominic are the last couple in the Merridew sisters' family and they are a good one!

Dominic is almost as incorrigible as Gideon, irreverent and daring, pushing all of Grace's buttons. Grace, the youngest sister and the only one skeptical about her mother's promise of finding love and happiness applying to her as well as her sisters, is in for a surprise.

The couple pushes one another and become better people just being together but they have a lot of o
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