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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  1,092 ratings  ·  48 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 Book Pub Ltd (first published 1993)
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Maria
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
Natasha
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 it what it was - bad.
Goddess
DUMB. DUMB. DUMB. SO DUMB IT HURTS.
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JUST SHUT UP. YOU'RE STUPID.
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NO MORE PLEASE! YOU DUMB B****


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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
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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cloudyskye
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
Jacqueline
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
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!
Liliana Martins
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
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
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
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 Simões
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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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
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
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
Cada vez que leio um livro desta autora farto-me de rir. Consegue conciliar romance, bom humor, algum suspense à mistura. Óptima escolha :)
Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic)
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.
Cláudia Martins
Um livro cômico e interessante, gostei uma leitura descontraída!
Shelley
Borderline cheesy at times, but still a great holiday read :-)
Pam
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09/22/07
TITLE/AUTHOR: KISS by Jill Mansell

RATING: 4.5/B+

GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: fiction-chick-lit/1993/503 pgs

SERIES/STAND ALONE: Stand Alone

TIME/PLACE: 1990's, London

CHARACTERS: Izzy/free spirit club singer; Katrina/her 17-yr-old daughter; Gina/wife whose husband just left after 12 yrs of marriage to be w/ his pregnanat mistress

FIRST LINES: I just want to know, Katerina said slowly, whethr your intentions towards my mother are honourable.

COMMENTS: Jill Mansell still amuses
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Twinkle Doloeras Tito
:) a happy read once again :)
Gina -
Jill Mansell is an author that strives in pick-me-up corny romance novels. There is always a smile on your face while reading her novels and turns you mood around so you can laugh along with the characters and what happens as well as go "awwww" at the romance that is bound to happen between the main characters.
Sarah
Love Jill Mansell and she doesn't disappoint, as usual. Haven't read so much as a bad chapter by her yet :) everytime I was sure 2 people would be getting together she puts a twist into it.... She creates realistic characters and situations that you can just lose yourself in. Can't get enough of this author!
Janet
For a while there I thought I might need to use a scorecard, too many characters romantically involved with/wanting to be romantically involved with each other, kind of like a game of musical chairs. I also felt it was a bit too long. But all in all a good read.
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