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Kismet (Serendipity #1.5)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  1,340 Ratings  ·  93 Reviews
Elisabetta Gardelli thought she'd spend her days serving coffee and writing obits for the town paper. But then an unexpected opportunity results in her dream job as a real journalist for the News Journal. Now, divorced and determined to make it on her own, Lissa is assigned to write a series of interviews about entrepreneurs who’ve made their mark at an impressively young ...more
Nook, 1st edition, 80 pages
Published November 17th 2011 by InkWell Publishing (first published May 4th 2011)
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Nov 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Publisher: self-published
Publish Date: Out Now!
How I got this book: advanced copy from author

When Carly announced on Twitter that she was releasing a novella set in the town of Serendipity, I got all sorts of excited, asked if she wanted to do some promotion with us, and then nearly fainted when she offered me an advanced look. I loved the town of Serendipity and the folks in it, so this was a super sweet treat for me!

We only
Very enjoyable - but I wish the characters would have gotten a full length book. There was so much more about them - their relationship, the daughter, Trevor dealing with her ex-husband - that I would have loved to have read more about.

But I loved what I read, plus wanting more isn't always a bad thing and maybe Carly will revisit them in future books or another short story perhaps :)
Jul 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: small-town
Lissa was such a bitch in Serendipity that I didn't know why she got her own novella and not Kate. Nevertheless this is a wonderful story of past lovers who eventually find love again.

I understand why Lissa was a bitch. She had a rough life because of one mistake when she was young - she lost her love, she got pregnant and had to marry a jerk early and when she left him, she got nothing from the divorce, a young daughter to raise and working on part time jobs that barely paid rent. What i like a
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4.5 Stars

I started to like Lissa just a lil' bit in SERENDIPITY, but wasn't sure if I could like her enough to want her to have a HEA in her own book, cause, well let's face it, she was a BIATCHHH. In KISMET, the reasons behind her behavior are revealed and by the time I finished I was a total Lissa Fan!

Trevor and Lissa had strong chemistry and feelings for each other while in High School, one bad argument led to a mistake that would drive them apart and have Lissa married to one of the town gol
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this little story a lot. Even if Lissa is not one of my fav character in the series, I'd liked a whole story for her and his ex-boyfriend.

The thing is that I think that short stories between books should be a particular situation or a scene between already known characters and not a brand new story. That's my opinion.

That said the (short) story was good.
Dorothy Morawsky
Oh wow what a great job Carly Phillips did on this one.
Lady Heather
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: contemporary romance, luvvas of the 'serendipity' series
This is an amazing 'add' to the "Serendipity" series!
It explains a lot about Lissa and her attitude.

.. and the ending is wonderful *sigh*

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A cute short quick read sweet contemporary romance story that more could of been written for this couple instead of the short that Carly put them in (may a revisit...). Emotional read that was an overall good one from a great author...
Ashley Hedden
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great story. I love reading the progression of Lissa and Trevor's story. Carly is a great writer who writes amazing stories. Everyone should read this novella.
Too short for me as would have loved a full length story for Alissa and Trevor but very nice second chance romance read.
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