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Kisses, She Wrote

(The Prince Catchers #1.5)

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3.77  ·  Rating details ·  845 ratings  ·  104 reviews
Christmas in town has never been so steamy . . .

Handsome as sin and scandalously rakish, Cam Westfall, the Earl of Bedwyr, is every young lady's wickedest dream. Shy wallflower Princess Jacqueline of Sensaire knows this better than anyone, because her dreams are full of the breathtaking earl's kisses. And not only her dreams—her diary, too.

But when Cam discovers the maiden
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ebook, 1st Edition, 176 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Avon Impulse
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

5 “Let the fantasy begin.” stars!

Oh, how I love this story! And what a surprise, that, because I absolutely loathed Charles Camlann Westfall, the Earl of Bedwyr, in I Married the Duke and could not, for the life of me, understand how this vile man could be deserving of his own story. Well, I was wrong about him, and I am so glad I was!!

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Handsome as sin and scandalously rakish, Cam Westfall, the Earl of Bedwyr, is every young lady's wickedest dream. Shy wallflower Princess Jacqueline of Se
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MRB
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I discovered a few months ago that I really enjoy Katharine Ashe's prose, and this relatively short novella was no exception. I found Kisses, She Wrote a sweet, sneakily smart and engaging holiday story. As a novella/short story fan, I felt the length was ideal: not so long that the characters' conflicts and conversations start to feel tiresomely repetitive and drawn out (a complaint I have about far too many of those 400 page romance novels these days!), yet still long and substantive enough to ...more
Daniella
Dec 02, 2015 rated it liked it
(3.75 rounded down to 3.)

I've got to hand it to Ms. Ashe; she knows her stuff. I've fallen in love with her writing!

And the sexual tension between Jackie and Cam? Damn. *fans self*

(Full review to follow.)
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Julie
Kisses, She Wrote (The Prince Catcher, 1.5) by Katharine Ashe is a December 2013 Avon Impulse publication. I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Princess Jacqueline is a plain, quiet wallflower that should have been married before now, but her brother has shirked his duty in that area. Now the queen has demanded that the princess marry at Christmas.

Cam Westfall, the Earl of Bedwyr is a notorious rake. He also has his good points, like re
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Georgie-who-is-Sarah-Drew
Sometimes it's hard to review books that haven't made much of an impression, and even harder if one's enjoyed the author's other work. Both I Married the Duke and I Adored a Lord were among my top discoveries last year, so I confidently expected to go a bundle on this novella. Unfortunately it's lacking the pace and bite of those stories.

KA is a fluent, intelligent writer & that hasn't changed - so the story is by no means a dead loss, but it isn't at all a satisfactory read. I think all the pr
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Gloria
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
It wasn't awful...... I just didn't really enjoy it. I liked the hero, but honestly hated the whole diary plot. I hated the poetry even more though. It also seemed rather tidy that she was already in a marriage contract and able to just get out of it (when that's so hard in other historicals). ...more
Farrah
Nov 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
A sweet holiday novella, Kisses, She Wrote was a wonderful historical romance. I really enjoyed reading this lovely book.

Both of the main characters were great. Jacqueline was a likable character. She was a quiet type of woman and she wasn't much for fighting. She knew that she had a responsibility as a princess and she accepted that. But, over the course of the book, she still found ways to assert herself and, in the end, nothing was going to keep her from what she truly wanted. I thought she w
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Amanda
3.5 stars!

This was my very first time reading Katharine Ashe and I have to say that the combination of her lush descriptions and flowy prose appealed to me immediately. And I loved Cam and Jacqueline. From their playful banter, to the unexpected kinship they found in each other and, of course, their red hot chemistry that admittedly I wasn't quite prepared for. But between Jacqueline's naughty diary entries, Cam's heartfelt (and unintentionally hilarious) poetry and the little stolen moments the
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Asma
Dec 19, 2020 rated it did not like it
Some books are so tiring, they get you into a reading slump... It's one of those...

This novella felt like a 400pages book
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Catherine
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
With all his faults, Cam Westfall has never seduced a maiden, wouldn’t even consider it, until he finds the secret diary of Princess Jacqueline of Sensaire. Her sensual entries become his addiction, and his muse.

Well written novellas with holiday themes are delicious and calorie free. A perfect holiday delight, Kisses, She Wrote delivers a heartfelt and surprisingly sexy happily ever after for two seemingly mismatched characters. Katharine Ashe has eloquently penned yet another must-read romanc
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Miranda
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No. Just....no.

I couldn't even finish this book...and it is a novella! I could NOT even get into the story. The hero wasn't even interested in the heroine until he started reading her diary. AND I had a problem with the heroine. She was quite boring. She hid her diary outside her room for anyone to stumble upon.

Sorry, Ms. Ashe, I usually love your novels but not this one.
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Juliana Philippa
I'm a particularly tough critic when it comes to novellas, but I seem to be on a roll and this was another fabulous one!

Highly recommend. I loved the interactions between Jacqueline and Cam and watching the development of their relationship. It's clear in the beginning that there's nothing on his side and hers is really just built on physical attraction and admiration from a distance, so I was wondering how it would play out and whether it would pull off feeling like "something more."

Happy to sa
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Gorgeous Nina
May 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
The ending was Okay but very rushed and in the other hand the story was just a DRAAAAAAAAAAAG that could have been summarized into 5 Chapters instead of 9.
SORRY Miss Ashe this is sooooo not you
Nishtha
four and a half stars, i took a half coz i am thrifty like that. The real reason was that i wanted more!!!


The story was sweet, romantic, pleasant and i recommend it to every Kleypas fan.
herdys
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Much better than the first book, so it gives me hope for the other two! ;)
Catherine Stein
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable novella. Cam is a great rogue with a heart of gold, and I loved Jackie and her diary.
Les Romantiques
Dec 01, 2013 rated it liked it
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Reviewed by Fabiola
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3.5 stars

Third novel from the author that I’ve discovered this summer. Third success as for me even if I found this novel a little underneath the other two, mainly because of the hero. But that, I’ll explain later.

Kisses, she wrote is a short story Katharine Ashe wrote for Christmas. It’s related to the Prince Catchers trilogy by the main characters: Cam Westfall is the cousin of Luc Westfall, the hero o
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Amy Alvis
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Originally reviewed for: Historical Romance Lover blog

Princess Jacqueline of Sensaire is forever scribbling in her journal, but it's not until she meets Cam Westfield, the Earl of Bedwyr that things get interesting.

Just like all the ladies that meet Earl of Bedwyr, Jacqueline has developed a crush. She is a very shy girl and whenever she is in the presence of him she can barely speak get two words out of her mouth.

But that is not the case inside her journal and in her dreams. She writes about a
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Dot Salvagin
Mar 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is not a new Christmas novella but it is a well written, fun story with very much will-he-or-won’t-he realize who is his true love. Cam reads the diary and is driven to write a poem but when he and Jacqueline are distanced he can’t finish the poem. He realizes that with her diary she becomes his muse. This creates some humorous sneaking around to find the next hiding place of the diary. All the while when Cam is in her presence, he is falling in love.
I found this book to be just the right l
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My Book Addiction and More MBA
KISSES, SHE WROTE by Katharine Ashe is a delightful Christmas Regency Romance set in Brittany, France and England. #1.5 of "The Prince Catchers", but can be read as a stand alone. A novella. A story of one of the greatest gifts of all.....love. With secrets,desire, and a gallant hero and a imaginative heroine you can't go wrong with "Kisses, She Wrote". A quick fast paced read! A story of love and the Christmas season. Follow Cam Westfall, the Earl of Bedwyr and Princess Jacqueline of Sensaire o ...more
Nita
Oct 25, 2013 rated it liked it
I liked the characters, but felt like I didn't get to see the hero and heroine interacting together enough to get a good feel for how they work together. When we did get to see Cam and Jacqueline together they were cute - flirty and smart, and I would have liked to have read more of that. Apparently the first book in this series, I Married the Duke, has their first meeting and we get to see more of Cam - more of his background and personality. I'm definitely going to read it.

I probably would hav
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Courtnie
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This story rocked my world. I am a sucker for letter writing in romances and though there wasn't any 'letter writing', there was a sort of exchange of lovely, passionate words via the heroine's diary and the hero creating a fairy tale. The writing was very lush and the story itself had such poetry. I just really loved it. And to think it's a NOVELLA!

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Sammy
Sep 11, 2014 rated it liked it
The aftertaste of reading this story was a feeling of wrongness; I am not sure if it was the deception, my lack of faith in the hero, or my lack of faith in the romance. I felt like the hero didn't even try. ...more
Bebe Four
2+
I didn't feel a real connection between the characters.
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Louisa
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic story, really enjoyed it, it was just spectacular!
Gina
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
I don't see all the fuss about this one. Took me 5 days to finish a novella! ...more
 ♥ Suger Honey ♥
Sep 24, 2016 rated it did not like it
DNF AT PAGE 40 couldnt get into it at all felt like I was missing so info I didn't care for any of the characters ...more
Kate Crowe
Oct 28, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Couldn't get into it. ...more
Kim
I liked the overall story here, but it unfolded so slowly. I kept waiting for something to happen between Jacqueline and Cam and 80% of the novella was over before something finally did.
Aiko
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
My third Prince Catchers book so far and I love it. Katharine Ashe has a way to capture our attention with the sweetest hero, the most unusual heroine, and the sweetest love story. The fact that Jacqueline's character developed into a new woman is interesting to read. She is the most unlikely heroine but one of the most adorable. And the poems! Oh.. the poems, particularly that last part, and what Cam said after Jacqueline read it, could get any woman swoon, really. Utterly beautiful. ...more
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“A girl silly enough to leave her private thoughts displayed so blatantly in a plain notebook tucked snugly in the back of an undistinguished piece of furniture in the corner of an out-of-the-way parlor frequented only by her closest female companions deserved to have her privacy invaded. He continued to invade.” 2 likes
“So, this is what it feels like,” she said a bit wonderingly.
“That—” He kissed her neck as she squeezed him gently and he saw stars. “Is what it feels like.”
Hesitantly, she stroked her hand along the length of him. “Why does touching you here make me feel liquid and hot?”
“Because your body wants it.”
“I know,” she whispered. “At least, I suspected.”
She had suspected him into a frenzy several mornings while reading her diary. And now she was putting her suspicions to expert use.
Tentatively her hand explored and his cock jerked beneath the caress. He pressed into her palm, needing her to touch him harder. He could not endure another moment of this teasing. He hadn’t sufficient self-control. He never had, but he’d never before put himself to the test.
Grasping her hand gently he removed it from him. But he could not tear himself away. Not just yet.
“I can give your body what it wants without assailing your virginity.”
“I know that too,” she admitted.
He knew she knew it, but he was not certain to what extent. “You know quite a lot for an unmarried girl.”
“I read.”
“I’d like to borrow your books.”

-Jacqueline & Cam”
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