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Magic Kiss

(Hope Falls #11)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  1,052 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Hed lost his best friend
Logan Dorsey left the military and his job as an undercover detective, but he still couldnt shake the nightmares that haunted him. The only thing that had ever silenced the horrors for the chiseled former Marine was the one woman that was untouchable for so many reason

Shed lost her husband
Emma Locke wrote romantic stories for a living despite
Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published December 20th 2015 by Red Hot Reads Publishing (first published September 14th 2015)
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Aug 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
Read my updates for the reason why. Adults should never use phrases like 'pussy-whipped' to a child. What sort of image does that give about women? Euw.
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I really enjoy this series and Magic Kiss is no exception. Magic Kiss is book 11 in the Hope Falls Series but, like the others, can be read as a standalone.
Emma is a mother and widow whose been on her own a long time and from a very early age. She had tough love parents and the love of her life was taken from her too soon. She has had a successful career as a writer (love her pen name) but she is in a bit of a slump. She draws story ideas
Books and Spoons
Sometimes life delivers more than we could ever dare to hope and dream for, and in this new instalment to Hope Falls series, Logan and Emma are about to be delivered with so much adoration, devotion, and love, that it will leave you breathless, and smiling, cause there's no one else, that would deserve a HEA, more than Emma and Logan.
Logan is haunted by the ghost of his past, he has witnessed and lost so much while risking his life to serve his country. The night terrors, the restlessness, and
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I have been reading Melanie Shawn's work for awhile now. This book completely captured me. It is a love story that I will not be forgetting any time soon. Logan & Emma work through a difficult, real life situation and find themselves denying what was so ment to be. One thing that I love about the Hope Falls series is the way that Melanie Shawn incorporate all of the past characters into one big story. It makes me want to move to Hope Falls!!! Thank you Melanie Shawn for another fantastic ...more
Wendy Moore
Sep 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know I start every review with how much I love this writing duo...But I do LOVE this sister team!! Each book gets better and better. Logan and Emma story was beautiful. It was not rushed it felt real. I laughed and cried. It was nice catching up with some of the gang from Hope Falls. This book has everything I look for in a great book!! Great addition to the series.
✨ Gramy ✨
Liked the story, except for the profanity and explicit sexual scenes. This reduces my rating.
Marissa Chavez
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness! Logan and Emma were everything! They were absolutely perfect for one another! I loved getting to know them! Drew for sure kept things entertaining! He was just a happy kid. I loved seeing them all together! I absolutely loved the ending it was super sweet! 😍📚💛

Can't wait to read all about Lucky next! ☺
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
This book was amazing. I am a big fan of the author and I have read every single Hope Falls book and this is by far the best book in the entire series. It was simply magic. It was a beautiful love story between newcomer to the series Emma, and Logan Dorsey (brother to Levin and cousin to Adam).

Part of the magic of this story is that it is not one love story but three. Yet I fell in love with all three stories and wanted to keep reading about all three. The first kiss between Emma and Logan
Jill Cohen
Feb 22, 2017 rated it liked it
First I have a thing about books who's main character is a writer. I know you are supposed to write what you know, but I feel that most books with a main character who is a writer are taking a short cut.

In this book, Emma is a romance writer, and I feel that the secondary storyline from the book she was writing took away from Emma and Lucas. For me a Melanie Shawn book is like diving into the deep end of a swimming pool; I become totally immersed in the book. I did not feel that depth of story
Sarina Smith
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imagine returning to your hometown after being away for a long time. Hope Falls and Melanie Shawns series somehow has that magical effect. I had been looking forward to Logans HEA and I have to say I think his is one of my favorite love stories.

Logan Dorsey is a brooding, super sexy, former Marine/ex-undercover cop who has been through a lot. He lost his friend and partner with the NYPD, is dealing with his father trying to re-enter his life after walking out when he was a kid, has PTSD and lost
Lynn Brooks
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A heartwarming tale of finding love again after loss!

Emma Locke is a 26 year old widow and single Mom to 10 year old son, Drew. Her husband Andrew was a Marine killed in action 6 years earlier. After dealing with her initial grief, she had to find a way to support herself and her son, so she began writing romance novels. She became quite a hit with a series, pumping out book after book, but then writer's block hit. For the last 2 years, she's been trying to get the final 2 books of the series
Kay Pflueger
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Full of magic moments... This book is the latest installment in the Hope Falls series and once again, it is a wonderful story. The town of Hope Falls seems to be magical and it holds true in this book as the magic continues with Logan and Emmas story.
Logan is an ex-Marine who is taking some time off from his job as an undercover cop. He needs time to regroup from the loss of his best friend, Andrew, in Afghanistan, as well as his partner who died in an undercover operation in New York. He comes
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Magic Kiss by Melanie Shawn is quite possibly one of my favorite books in the Hope Falls series. Hope Falls is one of my favorite fiction places ever. Its an awesome small town tucked into the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you have read Susan Mallerys Fools Gold or Jill Shalvis Lucky Harbor then you will love this series. My absolute favorite thing about this book and all Melanie Shawn books is that they always work in amazing pop culture reference. This book did not disappoint there was a Salt N ...more
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel like a broken record always saying how much I love Melanie Shawn books, but I'll just keep saying it because it's true! I so enjoy the visits we get to take to Hope Falls. The stories are always full of hope, love, family and a sense of belonging.

Logan Dorsey has known Emma Locke for years, as she was the wife of his best friend, Andrew, who was killed in the line of duty several years ago. Logan has always held a special place in his heart for Emma, but he never wanted to act on his
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.**

"Magic Kiss" is written by Melanie Shawn, and it is the 11th book in the Hope Falls series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features Logan Dorsey and Emma Locke.

Emma's husband, Andrew, unfortunately lost his life while in the line of duty a few years ago. It left Emma a widow and a single parent. She's not used to having support. She doesn't know or remember what it's like to be able to depend on someone or feel that romantic
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Hope Falls series is contemporary romance at its best. This book was a solid 4.5 stars for me and new releases are always on my automatic buy list.

I love a hunky, wounded, protective hero - and Logan is definitely that with his past experiences from the military and police force. Emma was widowed at a very early age with a small child and that has forced her to handle everything on her own and not rely on a man for assistance. Logan believes that he can't love - and then there's the fact
Jamie Rhodes
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so happy to be back in Hope Falls. I love this series. If you are new to Hope Falls, its ok. I think you could read this as a stand alone, but to really develop feelings for this town and the people who live there you need to read the entire series. Magic Kiss is about Logan and Emma. Logan and Emmas husband were best friends for years while in the military together. Since Andrews death, Logan has had feelings for Emma, but he does nothing to act on them. Actually, he runs away. They havent ...more
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review copy received for honest review
Logan Dorsey has come to Hope Falls for some R&R. Logan was a Marine and is now works undercover NYPD. He's lived some seriously bad $(^*# and needs a restful location to regroup. Hope Falls is where his older brother Levi lives, so it seemed like a natural fit. EARLY one morning there's a knock on his door. When he opens it, there stands his 10 year old god son Drew. Logan and Drew's dad Andrew were Marines and best friends together. Andrew was killed
Alima Livzletlivz
Its truly amazing how the sister duo of Melanie and Shawna pen these magical stories in Hope Falls taking readers into a world of hope and love, family and friends, hot guys and sassy ladies, riding on sweet romance and sizzling passion. They are enchanting, mesmerizing and totally gooey to read!

The latest couple to fall into the magical web of togetherness is Ellen Locke and Logan Dorsey, succumbing to a love that has grown over the years and only became stronger with time. As a romance
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great read by Melanie and Shawna!!

This book had so much heart and emotion that I laughed, cried, and fell in love over and over.

Logan Dorsey is an ex Navy who has PTSD. He has guilt and nightmares of the lost of losing his best friend and being ambushed in Afghanistan. His only savior from this torment is knowing that he needs to be there for his best friend widow Emma and his godson Drew. Emma has the best job in the world she's a romance writer. The fact that Emma is a romance writer
Tina Todd shobe
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 11th book in the Hope Falls Series. I must say this series just keeps getting better in better.

Emma Locke is a young military widow and mom to 10 year old son, Drew. She is supported them by writing well loved, sexy romance novels.
Her husband's best friend and former fellow Marine, Logan Dorsey is temporarily staying in Hope Falls taking a break from his undercover NYPD job after his partner is killed in the line of duty.

Drew is supposed to be at camp and he shows up unexpectedly on
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Magic Kiss is book 11 in the Hope Falls series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but I enjoy reading them in order. Logan Dorsey is Levi Dorsey's brother and Adam Dorsey's cousin. He is an undercover NYC officer on leave from his job due to PTSD. His best friend Andrew was killed 6 years ago when they were in combat together. Logan blames himself for his friend's death. He is also godfather to Andrew's son Drew. Unbeknownst to
Sherri Babb
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

I am not sure where to begin with my review. I loved the book for so many different reasons. The main reason being that I felt that each character in the book was on a journey of rediscovery. Logan learned to let go of his guilt and find happiness and love in his life. Emma rediscovered her love of writing and found a new purpose in her life. Drew, Emmas son, learned about his late father and found more happiness and contentment within him. I loved
Alison Davies
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't express how much I love Melanie and Shawna, and the Hope Falls series..
I have followed them from the start and they still amaze me with their books..
This one was no exception..
logan is lost, he blames himself for leading his team into an ambush while in the navy...
His best friend died too, he vows to look after his wife and kid..
But his feelings for Emma change one night, he can't cope with seeing her.. So he runs,ending up at Hope Falls.. One day he finds Drew on his doorstep, wanting
Marlene Brown
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Magic Kiss

Emma and Logan

Melanie Shana are back in Hope falls with another wonderful story. It is the very poignant story of Emma and Logan. Logan served with Emmas late husband. Emma is juggling mother hood, to a 10 year old, and a career as a writer with a case of writers block. When her son Drew decides he needs to visit his godfather Emma and Logan are brought together and they start to work on resolving the feelings that hey have had for each other. I thought this book was really well
Amy Williams
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know I say this about all of these books but I'm going to say it again...this is my favorite!!!
First, you have Logan who is ex-military who is haunted by his nightmares. He lost his best friend in Afganistan.
The only thing that helps his nightmares are his fantasies about the one woman he can't have, Emma. Emma is the widow of his best friend.
Emma is a romance writer who wants her HEA. After her son sneaks out of camp and takes s bus to Hope Falls to see Logan, his Godfather. Needless to
Shannon Ferguson
I just finished this book, and OMG. I can't say enough good things about it. The chemistry between Emma and Logan is crazy hot, and both of them attempt to fight it. Logan is an awesome hero, who is finding more of himself after not 1, but 2 tragedies in his past. It was awesome to see him grow as a person, and learn to forgive. I love Emma. She always seemed happy, and even with the cards she was dealt in life, she never gave up. I loved the story Emma was working on, and how it was playing out ...more
Chastity Gregory
Great Read! Emma lost her husband in the war and it was heartbreaking to see how her and her son and also Logan was taking it. Even after all the years he has been gone, its still hard. Emma and Logan are brought together by her son. He wants to know more about his Dad so he goes to Logan. They have a great relationship and I love how Logan treats him, just like his on. When Logan and Emma are together or just close together, the fireworks go off. It's HOT. When they finally give into it, it's ...more
Coral Mitchell
Sep 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A writer, Emma, and a former Soldier, Logan, each have their own problems. Emma is a single mother after her husband, Andrew, was killed on duty. Logan was his best friend and tried to help Emma raise her son long distance. Logan realized how wonderful Emma was after Andrew died but felt he betrayed his friend's memory with his desire. Emma is in Hope Falls attempting to write and Logan is trying to recover from a disastrous mission. Can they be honest with themselves and each other?

A great read
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You can never go wrong with a Melanie Shawn book, and this was no exception. Logan & Emma were the perfect match, and they never forgot who brought them together. You didn't get any sense that there was anything more than friendship between them prior to her husbands death, so there wasn't the forbidden "ick" factor. Drew was a great kid and you know that he will be well taken care of by Logan in the future. The extra glimpses into the previous characters lives' was wonderful as usual, and ...more
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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Melanie Shawn is the writing team of sister duo Melanie and Shawna. Originally from Northern California, they now make their home in So Cal.

Growing up, Melanie constantly had her head in a book and was always working on short stories, manuscripts, plays and poetry. Shawna always loved romance in any form - movie, song or literary. If it was a love

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