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AWAKENED BY A KISS

Laura Fairleigh needs a husband. If she is to keep a roof over her siblings heads, the prim rectors daughter must wed by her twenty-first birthday. When she finds a mysterious stranger with the face of an angel and the body of Adonis unconscious in the forest and with no memory of his name or his past, she decides to claim him for her own. Little does she
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Mass Market Paperback, 353 pages
Published April 30th 2002 by Bantam (first published 2001)
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Christine The Dark Romance Junkie *Wallflower Addict*
6 STARS!!!



Laura's papa had tried to warn her. If you sold your soul to the devil, it would only be a matter of time before he came to collect.
But Papa had never warned her the devil would be so beautiful that she would be tempted to surrender that soul without a fight.


I have that warm fuzzy feeling in my chest, the one you get when you finish reading a book that touched your soul. I read this book on a whim because lets be honest I'm a cover whore and the cover on this book didn't really impr
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Mo
May 18, 2016 Mo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aw, how sweet was that? Loved it. 4.5 stars.

Laura Fairleigh needs a husband. If she is to keep a roof over her siblings heads, the prim rectors daughter must wed by her twenty-first birthday. When she finds a mysterious stranger with the face of an angel and the body of Adonis unconscious in the forest and with no memory of his name or his past, she decides to claim him for her own. Little does she know that her fallen angel is really the devil in disguise.



"Someday, you'll understand son."
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Eloisa James
Memory loss is one of the biggest plot clichés – the more so because it never really seems to happen in real life. One hears about people losing their memory of an accident or a mugging, but only very rarely do they lose memory of everything. But in fiction?

Bring on the amnesia!

Over the years, as memory-less men and women pile up on the paperback shores, it’s become more and more difficult to write this plot well. But Teresa Medeiros does it brilliantly, and her A Kiss to Remember is probably my
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Ronyell
Alright! This is the second book that I have read by Teresa Medeiros and I am starting to really enjoy some of her books more and more everyday! “A Kiss to Remember” is a historical romance book that is the first of the Farleigh series and it sort of takes on a “Sleeping Beauty” spin on the tale as Laura awakens a total stranger by giving him a kiss and when she realizes that the stranger lost his memory, she gives him an identity of Nicholas Radcliffe which might cause her world to turn! “A Kis ...more
Bindi Boo
May 19, 2016 Bindi Boo rated it really liked it
4 completely smitten stars!

I'm completely smitten!! This is my first book by this author and i will be most definitely checking out more of her other books. I was lured in by the blurb and was glad the book turned out great! A simple story of memory loss and rediscovering love, family and how to live again. A worth your time read.
Krista (I remember you, Min) (Critical)
Ugh. What is this peice of crap? It was absolutely ridiculous.
It starts off with a mother selling her son. Uh-huh. And then we are supposed to sympathize with her because, oh how sweet, a bunch of years later she took in a bunch of kids without a family.

Right.

The heroine was selfish and weird. She finds an unconscious man randomly in the middle of the forest (uh-huh) then kisses him--while he is unconscious for no reason that I can see. Can you say CREEPY? Then, when he wakes up with amnesia,
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Cynthia
Sep 20, 2009 Cynthia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Amelia Fransiska
Kalo Charming a Prince tema nya Cinderella, ini a kiss to remember tema nya Sleeping beauty…

Tapi yg jadi sleeping beauty nya bukan heroine melainkan si hero Sterling Harlow, the seventh duke of Devonbrooke.. LOL


Ketika umurnya msh 9taon Sterling ‘di jual’ ama orangtuanya ke sixth duke of devonbrooke, paman dr bapaknya sndiri.
Kalo anak lain di jual trus mo di jadiin duke pasti senangnya bukan main, Sterling jusrtu sebaliknya dia gak mau, dia marah, kecewa bahkan jd benci ma ortunya..
Masa kecilnya
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♥ Melody
First book of Teresa's I read and I fell in love. This was recommended to me and I read the synopsis and I was intrigued. I'm glad I took the recommendation. I was honestly expecting to hate it given the plot and deception on the heroine's part but I was pleasantly surprised. This was very eerily similar to a storyline I watched on a soap (yes go ahead and laugh) same EXACT plot only the woman who pulls off the lie and tells the guy she's his wife I wanted to strangle, her desperate lying and sc ...more
The UHQ Nasanta
2.5 - 3 stars

What I liked about A Kiss to Remember is the overall romance. I also liked the humor and how the reader can see that Sterling did care for Laura without him saying, "Yes, I love her." Instead, the reader sees Sterling being amused by her moods, his thinly veiled concern for her, and his desire to keep her despite what she'd done.

But what bothered me about this book had more influence in how I viewed this book so while I had enjoyed this book, I would not read this again - and I am
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Ana
Sep 23, 2010 Ana rated it it was amazing
– How much do I love Teresa Medeiros’s work? Let me count the ways…

10. She infuses humor while maintaining the integrity of the characters.

9. Heroes to die for.

8. Uses historical research seamlessly as a condiment rather than the meat of the story.

7. Colorful secondary characters.

6. Quaint, appealing settings.

5. Convincing villains who aren’t cartoon-ish.

4. Great escapist read.

3. Inventive plot twists without losing sight of the character’s motivations.

2. Sexual tension that will melt the pantie
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Deniz
Deliciously Romantic!!

I love the characters and author's humorous writing style.
Viohlet
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Patrícia
RATING: 2.5 stars.

This just didn't have a believable romance, story and character development. Not the best I've read by Medeiros, but I am curious about Lottie's story.
Andrea
DNF at 35%

I'll admit, when I read the premise (woman finds unconscious man and tells him he's her fiancé), I almost didn't read it. But all the five star reviews made me reconsider.

Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to finish this. It's not badly written or anything, and I'm sure everyone but me thinks this is cute and funny (and really, I don't judge), but I just hated how the heroine manipulated the hero, and that's a dealbreaker for me. I'm aware that I didn't even finish the book to find out if
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HÜLYA
Dec 24, 2013 HÜLYA rated it really liked it
Terasa Medeirous'un anlatım gücünü çok seviyorum.. Güllerin Fısıltısı kitabından sonra bence bu hikaye okuduğum en duygusal hikayesi idi.
Fakat romanın anlatımından mı ? Çeviriden mi bilemiyorum ama hikayeye başlarda bir türlü giremedim.
Bazı okur yorumlarından okuduğum kadarı ile kahramanların birbirlerine özellikle karı-koca oldukları bölümlerde siz demelerini yadırgamışlar ama benim hiç tuhafıma gitmediği gibi hoşuma bile gitti.
Hala daha hissetmenin duyumsamaktan daha çok sıcak olduğunda ısrar
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Titinha Scaeiro
Agora a opinião final...

Começo por dizer que... Recuperei do último livro da autora e do "trauma Conn", esse "trauma" profundo que o protagonista do livro A Conquistadora causo na minha maravilhosa deusa interior (sorry mas até me esquecer da deusa interior de 50 Sombras, não consigo para de a utilizar e não li os livros), na minha essência como mulher pensante, esse foi curado pelo maravilhoso Sterling que mesmo com seu mau humor, no seu "sou um duque", no nariz empinado e no "não vou amar nunc
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Patrícia
May 03, 2013 Patrícia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Por entre paredes que espelham uma casa vivida, escondem-se três corações palpitantes que buscam o impossível. Um, sonha com o crime perfeito, aquele do qual sairá impune e que o ajudará a levar para a realidade todas as histórias que somente leu no papel. Outro, deseja ser o homem que ainda não é, o sustento que não pode ser, e o árbitro de uma «vingança» que não poderá ser impedida. Por fim, temos o terceiro coração. O mais quente dos três, o mais sozinho. O que pede aos céus, o que promete v ...more
Cata
Feb 09, 2013 Cata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
4,5 estrelas

Teresa Medeiros é uma das minhas autoras favoritas dentro do género. Em Portugal conta com apenas duas obras publicadas [contando com Um Beijo Inesquecível].


A Conquistadora, editada pela Planeta, é um romance muito cru e atribulado que divide os leitores. Mas em Um Beijo Inesquecível, Teresa Medeiros revela a faceta mais romântica, humorística e descontraída que encontrei em Yours Until Dawn e em The Pleasure of Your Kiss.

A primeira metade do livro é essencialmente recheada de situa
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Summer
May 02, 2011 Summer rated it did not like it
The main heroine in the story was portrayed, in my opinion, not very well. It was like she was supposed to be this pure saint-like woman and she lies to the male lead pretending to be his fiance as he has amnesia. Maybe it's just me but that seems a little shady. Perhaps if she was not supposed to be such a pure and saintly character it wouldn't have seemed so off to me. Or at least the situation could have been funny. But the further I went into this the less funny it became.
Not to mention, as
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Yumru
Nov 28, 2013 Yumru rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eğlenceli bir kitaptı,kızın kardeşleri ve yardımcılarıda komediydi :)Çok muhteşem bir hikaye değildi belki ama diyalogların eğlenceli olması,havada uçuşan bol bol yalanla kitap bir çırpıda bitti.Bayan karakterin kız kardeşi çok yaramaz 2.kitapta onun hikayesini okuyacağız.Ona tahammül edecek erkeğe şimdiden çok acıyorum kendisini neler bekliyor kimbilir:))

Yazarın bu kitabı diğer kitaplarına nazaran daha değişikti,sanırım her serisinde farklı bir tarzı var ve bence bu çok iyi.Ufak bir eleştirim o
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Ash
Oct 15, 2015 Ash rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
Some books manage to make the amnesia plot work and deliver a stellar romance, this is not one of them
Patrícia
Opinião do blogue Chaise Longue: http://girlinchaiselongue.blogspot.pt...

Desde os 21 anos que Teresa tem demonstrado que abandonar a carreira de enfermeira para se dedicar à escrita foi das melhores coisas que ela podia ter feito e nós, leitores e fãs, só podemos agradecer por isso. Com mais de dez milhões de cópias vendidas por todo o mundo, a autora tem-se consagrado como uma das autoras mais queridas do género já tendo sido premiada diversas vezes o que a colocou na Lista de Honra da Romance
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Célia Loureiro
Opinião: É daqueles livros que leio em algumas horas, compulsivamente. Sou obrigada a atribuir uma nota baseada no que o livro suscita em mim e não na sua qualidade literária. Basicamente fartei-me de rir com a história e, na última parte, houve ali alguns apertos de peito. Por muito que não seja um livro pesado, a autora levou-o a bom porto com a infância do Sterling e o que os pais fizeram por ele. Derramei algumas lágrimas quando ele finalmente lê as cartas da mãe. E é por isso que gostei mai ...more
Susana
2,5 stars

Com uma sinopse divertida, esta era uma história que há muito me tinha despertado o interesse... mesmo após ter lido duas obras da autora que para mim ficaram muito aquém do esperado.

Como li a versão traduzida, não sei se o problema se deve apenas à escrita de Teresa Medeiros, ou se houve por parte da tradutora uma certa liberdade "artística". No entanto parece-me mais plausível o primeiro cenário.
O que sei é que escrita _ para mim _ se revelou demasiado infantil. Tanto que a qualquer
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Widala
Feb 15, 2016 Widala rated it really liked it
At first I don't really care about Laura's lies and Sterling's pride. But as the story goes, the more I understand what drove the characters behavior, I become more sympathetic and enjoy the story.
I think the author successfully wove her tale of forgiveness.
ஐ Canan ஐ `·.¸¸.·´´¯`··._
gerçektende şu "siz" olayı çok gıcıktı.CİDDEN!
ama yazarın espirili bir dili var.eğlenceli bir hikayeydi.
Thenia
Jun 08, 2015 Thenia rated it liked it
A story with quite a few tropes including the sleeping beauty theme reversed, amnesia, mistaken identity and enemies to lovers.

Laura Fairleigh needs to find a husband before her 21st birthday if she is to keep the house according to her late benefactress and after receiving a missive from the new owner, the notorious Duke of Devonbrooke, aka Devil of Devonbrooke, Sterling Harlow, basically informing her that she will need to leave, she takes desperate measures to avoid that.

Those measures includ
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Telma Duarte
Sep 11, 2013 Telma Duarte rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uma história improvável, mas deliciosamente hilariante, que me levou às lágrimas, de riso e não só. Uma mistura de Cinderela, com belo adormecido, príncipe que vira sapo, sapo que vira príncipe, gata borralheira, a bela e o monstro e, pasme-se, com o "inédito" final "e foram felizes para sempre". É que não estava nada à espera! ehehe. Devorado e adorado.
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New York Times bestseller Teresa Medeiros wrote her first novel at the age of twenty-one and has since gone on to win the hearts of both readers and critics. All of her books have been national bestsellers, featured on the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She currently has over 10 million books in print.

She is a seven-time Rita finalist, two-time PRISM winner, and
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