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Kiss

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,329 Ratings  ·  56 Reviews
A delicious romantic comedy by bestselling author Jill Mansell about finding love again when you think you've lost it all...

When Izzy is knocked off her motor bike she doesn't just lose her dignity - she loses as a result not one but two long-term boyfriends, her job and, to boot, her extremely bijou flat. Gina, who caused the accident, has more important things to worry a
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Paperback, 512 pages
Published September 7th 2000 by Headline Review (first published 1993)
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Natasha
Jul 20, 2015 Natasha rated it it was ok
Well....
I must say that I have loved every book that Mansell has released so far, but this left me gobsmacked... It started off well enough, each character endearing in their own way but soon in all fell away and by the end I despised each and every one of them. I nearly put the book down several times but held faith that she would pull something out to save it. That didn't happen, unfortunately.
Glad to have this one out of the way, but disappointed in what it was - bad.
Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic)
Published: 07/09/2000
Author: Jill Mansell
Recommended for:fans of chick lit

I love Jill Mansell books and can't find it in my heart to say a bad word about any book she has done. She is a truly brilliant author and amazing at 'chick-lit' books. There is several relationships been explored although some of the choices the characters make aren't the best it brings a more realistic light to them. The characters have great depth to them which makes them seem more realistic, this is because of the grea
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Nikki
Dit was toch wel een echte tegenvaller. De recensie staat nu online http://bookswithabeautychick.blogspot...
Maria
Mar 08, 2013 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Quem já leu Jill Mansell certamente que se lembra das suas tiradas engraçadas, com romances tempestuosos e mais que um triângulo amoroso. Beijo não é excepção. Sem ser uma obra-prima, é um romance para se ler numa tarde fria junto à lareira, ou num dia de completo tédio, para daí retirar algumas gargalhadas ou alguns sorrisos. Confesso que já gostei mais da autora, até porque quem já leu vários livros, como eu, acaba por se cansar um pouco da fórmula, quase sempre empregue nos seus romances: uma ...more
Goddess Of Blah
Feb 13, 2015 Goddess Of Blah rated it did not like it
DUMB. DUMB. DUMB. SO DUMB IT HURTS.
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Jill Mansell's books (that I have so far had the misfortune to read) have been far insult to an intelligent (or even semi-intelligent) audience. All seem to follow the same premise of ultra chick lit trash. Be prepared to lose brain cells when reading her trite, clichéd rubbish.

The heroine is generally naïve and either unsuccessful in her career or from a disadvantaged background. A confirmed sap, sh'es
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Mariazita
Oct 04, 2013 Mariazita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Opinião:

Ler um livro de Jill Mansell é como entrar numa espiral de pura loucura, irreverência e momentos bem divertidos.
Este livro tem três personagens principais, e muitas outras que irão aparecer e tornar esta aventura um delírio de situações inusitadas e divertidas.
Vejamos, Izzy é uma cantora que sonha com a fama, é completamente irresponsável, desorganizada, mas Kat, a sua filha que é uma menina certinha,inteligente, também ela vai cair em situações impensáveis.
E temos Gina, completamente
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Tempo de Ler
Sempre uma montanha-russa de emoções, os romances de Jill Mansell, que não têm nada de linear, cativam pelo tom debochado e cómico que a autora lhes imprime, apresentando-nos uma série de personagens de moral dúbia mas que merecem, certamente, o seu final feliz.

Em Beijo, a vida da venturosa e impulsiva Izzy, que sonha em fazer sucesso na indústria da música, colide literalmente com a da pacata e dependente Gina, que sonha apenas com o regresso do marido que acabou de a trocar pela amante grávid
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Dianne
Mar 15, 2015 Dianne rated it did not like it
This was definitely not one of Jill Mansell's better books. Each character's story jumped about like a flea on a dog, with worthy details seemingly lost in transit. It was very disjointed - almost as though the story wasn't written in a steady flow. The plots effectively became very superficial and shallow. The characters and story's premise started out well, but rapidly deteriorated as the book progressed with characters seeming to suffer personality changes, to the extent whereby halfway throu ...more
Sonia Cristina
3,5 estrelas. Podia arredondar para as 4 estrelas mas chateou-me tantas mudanças de parceiros e Sam não foi do tipo de herói que luta para conquistar a mulher por quem se apaixonou, por isso, ficamos assim.

Este livro teve momentos bons e outros menos bons. Gostei do drama em volta de Katerina e da mãe, quando esta soube com quem a filha andava envolvida. Gostei do final, foi fofinho.

Izzy - ah mulher complicada! Mas ao longo do livro, passei a apreciá-la um pouco mais do que no início.

Gina - est
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cloudyskye
Mar 03, 2014 cloudyskye rated it did not like it
Normally I’m a Jill Mansell fan, but this was a low point. I didn’t even finish it. The main heroine Izzy is just too annoying. How can a woman of nearly forty be this immature? Too sluttish, too, for my liking, juggling two blokes she just uses for sex. Then, apparently, she is incredibly optimistic (J. M. telling us, not showing) when she is actually rather stupid. She "never cries", according to Jill Mansell, but in fact she is the one who cries the most of them all. Even the other characters ...more
Neha
Nov 24, 2015 Neha rated it it was ok
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Jacqueline
Nov 03, 2014 Jacqueline rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Complete and utter drivel. Around half way in I started to wonder whether my edition had been misprinted with a Jackie Collins or Shirley Conran, as the characters, the dialogue and the situations seemed a world away from the relatively real characters that the novel started with. I persevered to the end just to see if it improved. It didn't. Don't bother.
Susan
May 07, 2011 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was actually one of my favourite Jill Mansell novels, as with all her best work there were several relationships being explored and non of the characters let you down in the end. Yes some strange choices were made along the way but then that is life isn't it!
Candice
Jul 26, 2013 Candice rated it did not like it
How can this be the same author as 'to the moon and back' (5 stars from me)???? I don't know how I am going to finish this book...
Liliana Martins
Mar 05, 2013 Liliana Martins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muito divertido tal como os livros desta autora costumam ser, salvo algumas excepções :)
Filipa
Quem já conhece os livros da autora Jill Mansell não vai encontrar encontrar nada de diferente neste Beijo. O enredo, a construção das personagens e o desenvolvimento da história deste livro tem decididamente a marca da autora e para os fãs isso tanto pode constituir um conforto ou simplesmente mais do mesmo. Eu, que até gosto bastante da autora (embora já tenha gostado mais) confesso que me sinto dividida entre essas duas realidades. Por um lado, é bom abrir um livro e saber o que vou encontrar ...more
Sara Gonçalves
Dec 06, 2013 Sara Gonçalves rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Que dizer, que dizer? Bem, a princípio pensei que não fosse gostar do livro. Sério, fez-me lembrar do Três é Demais da mesma autora, que é trocas e baldrocas até mais não. Ao princípio é tudo uma enorme confusão, com personagens que têm os seus podres, é difícil gostar de quem quer que seja (quer dizer, tirando a Kate...).
Enfim, o que vale é que a Jill Mansell sabe dar bem a volta à história e fazer-nos gostar dela. As personagens vão evoluindo, bem como as suas histórias, tornando possível gos
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Patrícia
Não há alma terrena que resista a um bom romance com a dose certa de humor, mistério e enganos amorosos, pior ainda se tiver muitos, e muitos beijos à mistura. Mas Jill Mansell é mestra na sua arte de criar enredos interessantes e super divertidos, e em cativar os seus leitores com personagens interior e exteriormente bonitas, pelo que, aos que já a conhecem, esta é uma leitura obrigatória, e aos que se mantém no desconhecido, este é um livro que suscitará curiosidade, aposto.

«Beijo» é mais um r
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Elphaba J
Eu sou uma grande fã de Jill Mansell. Sou fã dos seus romances repletos de emoções, sorrisos e lágrimas, que nascem de paixões mirabolantes que envolvem muitas peripécias através de personagens que são, muitas vezes, caricaturas familiares ao leitor. Beijo, no entanto, é um livro diferente dos restantes que já li e de que fiz opinião aqui no blogue. Beijo é um livro com maior seriedade, um livro em que as personagens, entre os dramas e a alegria habitual, nos revelam um lado menos positivo do se ...more
Angela
May 01, 2014 Angela rated it liked it
A swirl of characters keep the story entertaining and as complex with their personalities as real life. The story was a bit bland and wasn't terribly exciting but for these types of books very little excitement is needed. Not all the characters were great, for some reason I just couldn't like Gina, but that's my own problem based on my own likes and dislikes. On the whole a good story to read to pass the time on those rainy days.
Meggie
Feb 05, 2014 Meggie rated it did not like it
Back when Gossip Girl was airing, my friend and I would watch it and play Relationship Bingo. Each season, we'd guess who'd hook up this time around, and then if it happened...well, you can guess the rest.

This entire book felt like Relationship Bingo. They swapped partners so often that it felt dizzying. This is real early, 90's vintage Mansell, and I just didn't find it anywhere as enjoyable as some of her later novels.
Ana
Dec 15, 2014 Ana rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Já não é o primeiro livro da Jill Mansell que leio, e todos os outros achei interessantes. São sempre livros leves e de conteúdo leve, mas são ideais para aqueles momentos em que não queremos pensar muito enquanto estamos a ler. Mas relativamente a este, quase estive para desistir, o livro é mesmo muito, muito mau....o enredo não é consistente as personagens são completamente baralhadas para não dizer pior.
Para mim as horas que passei a ler este romance, foi uma perda de tempo e não resisti a sa
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~☆laura
Apr 14, 2013 ~☆laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
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Ana Bernardes
Dec 21, 2015 Ana Bernardes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sabemos que Izzy quer ser famosa mas será que vai conseguir? E como ficará a vida de Gina após o fracasso do seu casamento? E claro as suas trapalhadas, e as suas histórias de amor que nos fascinam em cada página que passamos. Adorei e recomendo a leitura.

http://apenasamantesdoslivros.blogspo...
Tania Martins
Nem sei bem o que dizer deste livro, estava a espera de um livro refrescante como a autora já nos habituou anteriormente mas foi mais um curso de água fraquinho, não sei Jill Mansell já esteve mais inspirada ou então eu ando a ler coisas muito melhores...

A começar pelas personagens femininas que eram sempre tão giras, achei estas fracas de carácter, tanto a Gina como a Izzie e sem falar naquela filha apanhada que era a Kat, não sei qual a pior, a primeira com uma depressão à conta de um ex-marid
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Karen
Mar 01, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing
There were time I yelled(out loud)at the characters...times I wanted to grab a few characters and shake them and say "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING!"

Jill Mansell is a talented writer. She develops each character so the reader fells invested in each of their lives.

Only negative about this book, wanting more about Izzy's relationship with Sam.

Kylie
Mar 24, 2014 Kylie rated it it was ok
Sigh. Drivel. Characters pretty much not believable nor likeable, and the ones that you start to like (like Doug), pretty much start that stupid 'hard to get then they will like me' game playing nonsense.

Ana Fernandes
Aug 03, 2014 Ana Fernandes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cada vez que leio um livro desta autora farto-me de rir. Consegue conciliar romance, bom humor, algum suspense à mistura. Óptima escolha :)
June Jones
Apr 24, 2015 June Jones rated it really liked it
Unusually different kind of story, was spoiled by half way through, the pages were upside down and back to front- put me off slightly
Dawn Wells
Apr 15, 2015 Dawn Wells rated it liked it
I enjoy her books and although I figure them out pretty quickly. I still find them fun.
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Jill Mansell lives with her partner and children in Bristol, and writes full time. Actually that’s not true; she watches TV, eats fruit gums, admires the rugby players training in the sports field behind her house, and spends hours on the internet marvelling at how many other writers have blogs. Only when she’s completely run out of displacement activities does she write.

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