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One More Kiss

(Pennistan #5)

2.97  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Mary Blayney, the acclaimed author of Courtesan’s Kiss, returns to the Pennistan family with this new historical romance—the delectable story of a free-spirited beauty with no interest in marriage who gets more than she bargained for when a seductive kiss leads to the possibility of love.
Dispatched by their ambitious father to snag a titled husband, Beatrice Brent and h
Paperback, 448 pages
Published April 30th 2013 by Bantam Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Beatrice and Cecilia Brent don’t come from a titled family but their father has made his fortunes as a mill owner. The Countess of Haven has agreed to sponsor the twins and decided to get them adjusted to the ton by hosting a house party. Beatrice is attracted to Lord Jessup Pennistan, a man surrounded by scandal. Even though her father and the countess both warn her off Lord Jessup, Beatrice finds herself engulfed in scandal as well...a scandal that could destroy both her and her sister’s debut ...more
I really struggled to finish One More Kiss. Even though I hate to let a book defeat me, I’m almost sure that had I not been reading it for review, it would have been a DNF.

Non-identical twin sisters Beatrice and Cecilia are the daughters of Abel Brent, a wealthy Midlands industrialist. Although they’re rich, Mr. Brent is a self-made man and thus looked down upon by society, so he has enlisted the help of the influential Countess of Haven to launch them into the London season. So that she can gi
Ravioli Rachel

3 out of 5 stars

Let me start off with letting you guys know that this is the first book I've ever read of Mary Blayney. I've also not read any of the previous books in this series.

Can you read this book without reading the previous ones?
I had no problems with it, maybe I was missing a few of the relationships and everyone's complete background but, it didn't effect my reading enjoyment. Would I have enjoyed the book more - it's very possible!

I could go into describing the basics of the book b
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: why-did-i-bother
First let me say, I wanted to like this book. I am always grateful when I receive an Advanced Copy and prioritize them above my other TO READ books. I am sad to write this review and almost thought this book was a waste of time.

The story begins with twins who look nothing alike attending a country house party before they are launched into the Ton. Both girls - Beatrice and Cecelia are not part of the peerage as their father has a trade. They are of the rising working class - so they are wealthy
Feb 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
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I had really hoped to like this book because it sounded so wonderful. But, unfortunately, One More Kiss was not the best historical romance.

Beatrice was an okay heroine but she was so indecisive for a woman characterized as bold and reckless. When she wanted something, she went for it, but only after being agonizingly slow in making her decision. I didn't dislike her, but there wasn't anything about her to make me lik
Mary - Buried Under Romance
Oct 19, 2012 rated it did not like it
This is one of those rare books that I could not finish even when I mentally forced myself to. I've gone into the book halfway before setting it down, as first, the writing itself confused me greatly when I tried to identify the speaker of lines of dialogue from the two sisters. Despite the sisters' dichotomous setup as a plain and bookish one, and a vain and superficial one, I found them both to be lacking wit and character. (I won't even bother to summarize the plot because I just couldn't fin ...more
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Angela by: netgalley
Really wanted to like this book, but I just couldn't. It took me a couple of days to read it because I just kept getting bored with it. This is the first book by this author that I've read so I'm not sure if it was just this book or her writting style that I didn't care for. It just seemed as if nothing really exciting happened. I wasn't to impressed with the characters either. I got tired reading about how short one of the guys were, I mean every time his name was brought up it would mention ho ...more
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
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Jan 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lovely romance! Twins Cecelia and Beatrice attend their first house party in preparation for their first season...........will they find love and a match ?

Full review closer to release date.
Kathy Davie
Mar 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: history, romance
Fifth in the Pennistan historical romance series with this story set in 1819-20 London. The couple focus is on Lord Jess Pennistan and Beatrice Brent.

I received an ARC from the publisher.

My Take
Blayney is one of those authors who puts a modern twist on an historical romance. In her case, it's a more egalitarian stance for the women and a contemporary feel for the emotions. The previous stories that I've read were all within what I privately refer to as the Poppy's Coin series, which I've enjoyed
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
One more Kiss by Mary Blayney is a Bantam publication with a tentative release date of April 2013.
This is the fifth in a series, but you wouldn't know it was part of a series. It could easily be read as a stand alone novel.

Jess Pennistan is "gamer" and arch enemy of Lord Crenshaw. After losing some land to Crenshaw while gambling, Jess has shown up at a house party hosted by a Countess, a good friend to Mr. Brent- a man in "trade", but wealthy enough and connected enough to try and get his daugh
Apr 15, 2013 rated it liked it
One More Kiss is Mary Blayney's fourth venture into the lives of the Pennington Family. A Group of unique individuals bound more by family ties than societal conventions in Regency England and was a pleasant, enjoyable read.

Twins Beatrice Brent and her sister Cecilia are sent into society to find husbands after all that is what Regency era girls do. While they are not ton, they are from a very wealthy merchant family and have their godmother, A Countess as their sponsor All in all things should
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**Received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.**

Rating: 4.5

Beatrice Brent and her twin sister, Cecilia, is attending a house party that their godmother is hosting for their benefit, at their father's behest. Because he would love nothing more, but to have them snag a titled gentlemen. Beatrice doesn't care if she gets married and is only attending to support Cecilia. But when the eligible gentleman start showing up, their is one that grabs her attention, Lord Jessup Pennistan...
Diane K. Peterson
What to say about this book? One More Kiss (Pennistan #5) was an unusual read for me and I couldn’t quite decide what to make of it. It was interesting, but slow. It was steamy, but not sensual. It just didn’t quite fit into any of the usual styles of historical romance that I have read.

Beatrice and Cecilia are twin sisters that have been invited to a country house party hosted by their godmother. The plan is for them to polish their social skills before the upcoming Season. Their wealthy, but n
N. Kuhn
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
Those of you who know me, know what a Historical Romance fan I am. So first off I want to thank Mary Blayney and Random House Publishing for this ARC of One More Kiss.

Beatrice Brent, an educated, ever curious woman, about to break out into the "ton". Her father has ambitions that she and her twin sister advance in life, and in London society. They attend a house party, where they will be able to practice getting on in society, under the training of the Countess. Beatrice is too advanced for thi
Feb 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
Unfortunately, I didn't like this. I didn't hate it; it didn't offend me; I didn't rage while reading this even once. I was just bored. So bored that I only really read half of it and then skimmed the rest. At about the halfway point, the only things that had happened were 1) they're at a house party, 2) people are talking. Eventually, there is a little bit of plot, but it comes in too late.

And books that have a lot of talk and no action can be good, if done right. But the dialogue here was wood
Feb 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
DNF at 21% The plot of this book drew me in: rakish man forced to marry an innocent girl and then, after the vows, falls in love. Right up my alley. But the telling of this tale is really tedious. We're at 21% and nothing has happened. Conversations go on forever are do not appear germane to the plot or character development. The plot itself is moving slowly. Everything is happening in real-time, from the guests arrival at this house party, to all conversations of a dinner party, and now into th ...more
Jeanne Murray
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
I am a “character reader” for the most part. Good characters, well developed with depth and passion, can save almost any novel. In Blayney’s “One More Kiss” fairly good characters cannot save an overall disappointment. Beatrice is well-developed and likeable as is Destry, probably the most likeable character in the whole book. Sadly, the hero of the piece, Jessup Pennistan, is fairly vapid and underdeveloped. Stilted dialog, choppy pacing, and clichés make the reading itself a slow go. The lame ...more
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
The story was well written and kept me turning pages until I had to put it down because I couldnt read anylonger.

Beatrice and Cecilia twins with a wordless connection and the pre coming out for the Season. The Bad boy who isnt and the women who love them. The one who tries to prove himself to the ladies where he really doesnt need to. It is pretty much getting two for the price of one.

The play between the 2 main Characters, Beatrice and Jess, was a delight that they were not falling all over ea
Jun 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
While I liked Jess and Beatrice's story, I have to confess that I read this book for William Bendasbrook's story. He's my favorite character in the series, and I'm sorry he had to share a book with another character. For those of you who do not know, William is based on Miles Vorkosigan, the lead character from Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan saga books. William is unusually short (and thus unwanted by his grandfather), but also determined, impetuous, and charming. He has courted one young lad ...more
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
May 03, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, adult, romance, dnf
**Copy provided by NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group for an honest review**

This is a DNF for me.. Seriously, this book although it can be read as a stand alone in the series was BORING.

The right up had me excited to read this however, I couldn't stop from yawning the entire way I managed to get through this. I only managed to get 50% of the way through but even that was a struggle.

At times I struggled to decipher who was the speaker, whether it was Cecilia, Beatrice or at times Lord Pe
Ambrosia Sullivan
Posted first on Fire & Ice

Well the first thing that came to my mind when I started reading this book was that I am going to need to go back and read the other 4! When I got it I did not know it was part of a series. At any rate it really does actually stand alone very well and you can get a good feel of the characters without having to worry about having missed to much of the past interactions.

Jess is by far my favorite character. A loyal, heroic and wonderful cut of a regency man who has a
Jan 24, 2013 rated it liked it
A really good regency romance where the hero is the soon to be reformed rake and the heroine is educated and not particulary shy, that I do not really appreciate too much. Scandals, murder and a lot of pages for a nice reading that starts slow but then take off and it's pretty good.

Un regency romance veramente carino, dove l'eroe è quello che presto diventerà uno scapolo redento e l'eroina ha una certa cultura e non è particolarmente timida, che io le preferisco così. Scandali, omicidio e molte
Lynne Tull
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: regency-romance
I endured it to the end. I was not as disappointed with this last book of the series as I was Nos. 3 and 4. Sorry if I misled you with my review of the the two books, but I did like them. If only I had stopped there, but I had to find out how the other characters fared. Oh, well...

Ms. Blayney has the most creative ways to stretch the story out with meaningless techniques. This story takes place at a house party with a creative twist to fill the pages until the reader gets to the 'happily ever af
Mar 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Thanks to Netgalley for letting me review this one.

I hadn't read any others in this series and I didn't really need to. Some of the previous characters (I assume) pop up but you don't need to read their stories to understand this one.

This is a typical regency romance. The girl was intelligent and a bit more feisty than some of the rest. It dragged a bit in places and seemed a little childish at times (salting the wine).

I expected more heat, more passion, but there were very few love scenes and
Liz Peterson
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads-free
After receiving this book from a giveaway, I devoured it. I have read the other 4 books in the series, but even if I had not, the book is easy to follow and the story is engaging. This book is like getting two for the price of one. Two love stories about people that you quickly come to care about. This book is a perfect conclusion to the series. Mary Blayney is a wonderful author, and I will be on the look for more of her books.
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
This is the first book I've ever read from Mary Blayney and I was rather let down.

I've read a lot of the reviews on the this book so I was looking forward to it but just couldn't get myself into it. I really wanted to like it but couldn't. It took me forever to finish because quite frankly it bored me and the characters did nothing for me. Sorry.
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
I'm with other people who have reviewed this book. I wanted to love it but it was just okay. There was nothing extra. The romance all seemed forced to me and it was so G rated that I would almost let my 10 year old read it. I did enjoy the epilogue and seeing where all the rest of the family were at but it seemed rushed.
Vidya Tiru
Apr 28, 2013 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this read though the characters and the story was not too memorable for me. I think my favorite character in this book was the aunt – the Countess of Haven. But there was enough in the story to make me willing to try out other books by this author. There were many moments of humor in this book which were among my highlights in this book.

Rating: B-

ARC from NetGalley
Aug 28, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
This is a DNF. The plot and premise is traditionally romance, however, the pacing is very heavy. We, as romance readers, are used to faster paced books and ones that do not take approximately 50 pages to get through one dinner. I found Blayney to be an excellent writer, however, the storytelling needs more polish.
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