The Perfect Kiss (The Merridew Sisters, #4)
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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...more
Mass Market Paperback, 339 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Berkley Sensation (first published January 1st 2007)
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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Dominic was such a great hero with a quick sense of humor that made you laugh out loud at times, but could withdrawn into himself from the pain that still lurks from his childhood.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...more
Gabriella *is awesome*
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
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
Tiko Telia
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 ahd 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...more
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...more
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), whi...more
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...more
Originally reviewed on Words in a Teacup

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...more
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!
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.
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...more
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...more
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...more
Karen Wilson
Another sweet and enjoyable read from Anne Gracie. The last of the Merridew gels, I am glad that the author did not focus on Grace's childhood and instead focused on Dominic. Like the previous books, the obstacles in the story were clearly shown without silly misunderstandings, prejudice, and stubborn idiocy.

Dominic was a confident hero with a heart as big as the other in-laws. I was also curious who the 2nd love story would be; Abdul or Frey and eagerly looked forward to it. Again, the secondar...more
I finally reading the four books in the Merridew Sisters series and I really enjoyed them, some more than the others. The four books in the series are (in order):

1) The Perfect Rake

2) The Perfect Waltz

3) The Perfect Stranger

4) The Perfect Kiss

The Merridew Sisters is about four sisters Prudence, the eldest, the twins Faith and Hope, and the youngest is Grace, who ran away from their abusive grandfather and came to London to seek husbands or at least wait until Prudence’s 21st birthday which would...more
While I do love the ending, that not only gives us a huge gathering of all the happily married sisters, but also happy endings of the main villagers, I am not really into this book till way past half of the book.

I have some issues with the h willingly dallying with a bethrothed man, bethrothed moreover to her very best friend. She seems to be putting up the least resistance to the H's seduction out of all the sisters, (yup putty in his hands) and incidentally it would seem she has the most reaso...more
Cherie Jensen
This is the story of the youngest of the Merridew sisters. There is a bit of a gap in years between the previous book and this one so she became a young lady in her third season between the two. Her hero is actually engaged to her best friend, Melly (their fathers responsible for this when their children were underage). Grace is in disguise as Melly's companion Graystone when they arrive at Wolfestone Castle intending to help her friend escape the unwanted marriage to Dominic Wolfe. The disguise...more
Nicol Althea
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This was a great ending for a great series. The author does a great job of giving us a fresh look to the characters we have heard about since the beginning. These sister's story just tears at your heart. I love nothing more than crawling up with a good book and this series did not disappoint. Lately, I have read many books were the first one was pretty good and then it just all goes down hill. This is not the case with this series. It just kept getting better and better. I literally read all of...more
The first half of the book is delightful, but the second half is not, unfortunately. The level of treacly sentimentality and "goody-goodyness" just got higher and higher until I almost couldn't stand it. Scenes that should have been in the book, like the arguments with Melly's father that finally convinced him to drop the bethrothal to Dominic, were briefly described in a completely inadequate off-hand, "oh, BTW" style. Instead the reader is given a totally implausible and "in your dreams" scene...more
3.5 stars. Liked it more than Faith's book but less then Hope and Seb's book. Re-read and real review will be forthcoming later this year. I do recall that I enjoyed this because I really loved Grace and seeing her grow from the ten year old we first met in book 1 but I'm not sure about my feeling regarding the hero - I think he was a bit of a jerk (maybe?).
Like The Perfect Waltz and The Perfect Stranger, this was a mix of highs and lows. Since Prudence and Gideon, I haven't been especially into the way the relationships have been developed, and in the latter two books in the series, the definite lack of family time (which was one of my favorite elements of the series) until the very end was a definite detractor. The concept for Grace's story - Dominic's forced betrothal to one of Grace's friends - isn't a bad one, but the execution didn't do much...more
BJ Rose
I guess I was expecting so much more for Grace's story. Here we have this intrepid young lady who has survived the horrors of growing up with a very abusive grandfather and had plans to travel and explore, and she's stuck in a semi-gothic novel. She got there because she wants to help get her best friend out of a loveless, arranged marriage, and being the intrepid girl that she is, she... and here's where it just doesn't quite hold up. Dominic is ruled by his desire for revenge against his dead...more
Helen Manning
Grace and Dominic's story. As before in this series we have glimpses of past characters. Another wonderful story. I have loved Grace since A Perfect Rake and Anne has given her a worthy story. So well written. Witty and effervescent.
Samia Ruponti
very disappointing end of an otherwise perfect series. Grace was dull and bland, and mistook lust for love. Dominick didn't behave like he was hurt before by the betrayals of his family. The wedding scene was pretty funny, but otherwise, I just endured it. Also, why in the world grace was so eager to dally with an engaged man even if Melly didn't want him? And he thought her a servant, so even after admitting what that piece of information implied to herself, Grace didn't care? And why didn't do...more
So I grabbed the wrong book, I read the last one in the series first. However, the book could be read as a stand alone novel. Anne Gracie did an amazing job of developing both the characters. Grace and Dominic were really adorable & passionate together. Their spark was evident from the beginning. At first I found their passion a little ridiculous, he kissed her as soon as he met her. Anyhow the one thing I absolutely loved about him was that he never judged her; her looks, her position, none...more
An excellent end to the Merridew Sisters series with Grace's story. Grace was just a child when the series started with her sister Prudence's story and ends 12 years later with Grace meeting her match in Dominic Wolfe. In my opinion Wolfe is the funniest of the men in the series and Grace matches him barb for barb. As always the supporting characters in Gracie's books are a highlight and in this story the eccentric villagers are a great addition to Grace and Dominic's love story. I was sad to fi...more
this one just didn't do it for me. The plot was so-so and the characters lacked some depth.
I wasn't turned away by the fact that the hero preferred...well, the heroine...over his betrothed. It was pretty much made clear from the start that he had no interest whatsoever in being wed and that the marriage would be one in name only. I enjoyed the interaction between the hero and the heroine; it was both witty and engaging. Although the story started off well enough at the beginning, it kind of fell apart towards the end for me. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking f...more
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