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Fairytale Kisses

(Stirling Bay #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Can one unforgettable kiss turn a disheartened cynic into a hopeless romantic?

After winning his battle against cancer, Caleb Anderson believes in happy endings. Now he prides himself on living each day to the fullest, seeking adventure every chance he gets. Yet, no matter how he fills his days, he still feels incomplete.

Until he meets Zadie, with her strong will and sad ey
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Published February 20th 2020 by North Mile Books
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Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-four-stars

Kim Bailey has written a sweet, emotional, and steamy story with a hero who is truly a gem of a guy with a heart of gold! I’ve been wanting Caleb’s story from the moment I met him in Bailey’s debut novel. Caleb is a lovable and fun guy and I just knew when he grew up he would be an amazing man. I was right- he was just as fantastic as I imagined he would be!

Caleb Anderson is a romantic at heart. He’s having trouble with his path in life right now, but one thing he knows he wants is love. He wan
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦After meeting Caleb's character in Complex Kisses, the first book of this series, I've become completely intrigued and enamored by him. He is such an endearing and complex soul, a complete gentleman and a hopeless romantic.

➦Nope, I'm like, not even kidding. And on top of all that Kim Bailey made him not only swoony, but downright sexy. It was actually a nice change of pace to read about a non-asshole/non-alpha hero. Don't get me wrong, I'll take a broody alpha in my romance any day,
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Caleb is one hot, sexy, sweet, sensitive and swoon-worthy hero that any woman can fall in love with. But our hero got his eyes only to a woman who doesn’t believe in love anymore after what she’d been through. And that’s Zadie whose life turning from bad to worse or so she thought. She made some reckless decision, that’s going to affect her future relationship to anyone. Can Caleb woo Zadie to give him a chance? Convince her that she deserves a happy ending?

This is my second book from this auth
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it


descriptionGood cover on this one. Great representation of the characters. Good composition and title work.description

descriptionMan, I have had some books the past few days that have been hard to review because I love certain aspects of them but am turned off by others. It was the same case with this book. The writing was FANTASTIC. The pace was perfect. The plot was engaging, and it kept me turning the pages. No OW/OM drama. I wouldn't say there was a ton of angst, but the heroine does push/pull the hero away for 80% of the
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Wow, another wonderful book by one of my closest book friends. It’s a surreal experience to read something your friend wrote. Good job, Kim!! I'm so happy you're making your writing dreams a reality.

A little twist to the typical romance story where the guy is older pursuing someone his age or younger. Our heroine, Zadie, is not quite a decade older than our hero, Caleb. She's unsure of dati
~Stéphanie's Journal~
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 stars *

I owe Kim a huge thank you for giving me a copy of her book! If it wasn't for her asking me to review I'm not sure I would have read Fairytale Kisses and I'll be missing out a fabulous love story and most specifically a true gentleman.

I had fears before reading Caleb's book. I knew who he was because I read Illicit Kisses (view spoiler) I let this fear overcome my desire to know more about Kim's w
S.M. West

Full disclosure, I'm a huge fan of Kim Bailey and she's a dear friend. I've wanted Caleb's book from the second I met him as the adorable 14-year-old flirt in Complex Kisses. I just knew he would steal hearts. So as I'm sure Kim will tell you, I cheered her on and waited patiently (okay, maybe not patiently all the time) for this book. It was worth the wait!

Caleb may be young but he's an old soul and wise beyond his years, so falling for an older woman made perfect sense. Zadie and Caleb's story
Lisa Marie Barrera
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
SIGHING....Kim Bailey...YOU DID IT AGAIN!!! Fairytale Kisses is a Must Read Book!! Caleb Anderson will MELT YOUR HEART & LEAVE YOU A PUDDLED MESS!!! Zadie & Caleb story is One HOT Emotional Chemistry story you Do NOT wanna Miss!! It makes you believe you Can and Will Find the ONE & ONLY of your Life to spend your Forever with. Even though LIFE can put obstacles in your way, there is Always a Silver Lining at the end or in this case...FairyTales!! At times when you think your life is going end or ...more
Sep 27, 2018 rated it liked it
3 disappointed stars.
I liked the plot till 88%. Then it was rushed into some freaking mess!
The heroine was meh, she allowed treated her like trash, don't like it!!!
The H was 8 years her junior. He was virgin. He was young and dreamy.... He made some mistakes, but he was all about this girl from the night they've met.
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it

4 True Love CROWNS

Fairytale Kisses is the second full length, standalone novel in the Here and Now series, and while I didn't love it as much as book one, Kim Bailey still delivers a well written and beautiful romance.

The hero of the the novel, Caleb Anderson, stole my heart as a teen in Complex Kisses, and when I found out he was getting his own book, I was elated. The grown-up Caleb readers meet in Fairytale Kisses is the quintessential romance hero. He is sear
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

while the writing felt a litte to sugary sweet at times - especially considering when the plot is told from the male point of view - the story truely has the potential of a fairytale. And there were def. some good lines in here that are worth remembering even afterwards. I am talking "deep stuff" - so enjoy the read.
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
Oh My Gosh, this book had so much passion and love in it that I was drawn in instantly to the attraction between Caleb Anderson and Zadie Fisher. Kim Bailey did an outstanding job writing this book. I felt so many emotions reading this story. I laughed, cried, and fell in love with the characters.

I liked how Chante, Caleb's cousin, introduces him to Zadie at the bar, the way he swoops in and saves her is priceless. I loved the way Zadie was trying to always push him away; but he was always purs
Michelle Claypot_Reads
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars for me
Zadie and Caleb's love story has just about every obstacle thrown at them and yet Caleb perseveres. He may be young but he's one hell of a man. I loved the dual POV in this book - I really enjoy getting both sides of the story. I enjoyed catching up with characters from other books and seeing what everyone is up to. There are some major plot twists and enough angst to keep things moving along. Definitely recommend if you're looking for a love story that's believable and sweet at
Peek At My Book Review
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Kim Bailey did it again, but this time better!


Fairytales Kisses is well narrated with well-crafted characters. This author knows how to tell simple, sweet, love stories which will touch your heart. I highly recommend <3

Please note that Caleb is a character that we meet in Complex Kisses (first book in the series) and now he gets his own book which is a standalone.
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story had a twist I didn't expect but LOVED.
Cale was such a dreamer, a lover, a hopeless romantic. He knew he would find love, be head over heals and never let go. His love would be forever.
Zadie couldn't have been more of his opposite. I wanted to choke her at times. He was right there, her Prince Charming, her Knight in shining armor but she didn't believe in fairytale or love.
They had some very unconventional circumstances between the two of them but they only made them perfect for each
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this series. Kim's writing is elegant and evocative, and she tells funny, sexy, stories steeped in truth. I love Caleb, and I've been waiting for his story. He's been through so much in his young life, and he's survived it with wit and strength and honor. ...more
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Oh i fell in love with Caleb's character in Complex Kisses and was excited to see what his HEA would be like. Now although Caleb was in Complex Kisses his character at the time was only Fourteen, a very funny charming Fourteen year old. In Fairytale Kisses he is now TwentyOne and for me this can be read as a standalone but!! i would recommend reading the whole series because your seriously missing out on two wonderful but different books. And i bet if you do read this first it will leave you wan
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This is the first book I've read by Ms.Bailey and I loved it. Caleb is just such a swoon-worthy character and total romantic at heart. He just knows he wants to fall in love, hence romantic at heart. It was good to see a main character that wasn't a jerk/a**hole. Caleb was an old soul and it was perfect that he fell for an older woman. Zadie keeps pushing Caleb away when all she wants to do is hold him close and never let go. I was slightly annoyed with Zadie's constant push and pull o
Sep 02, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Annette Brignac
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A sweet, wonderful love story that will make you believe fairy tales are real! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book and I'm so happy I did. This is the first book I've read by Kim Bailey and let me tell you, it won't be the last. Fairytale Kisses gives refreshing twist on your typical romance novel, which is a breath of fresh air. It did take me a bit to get to the point where I didn't want to put it down, but I totally enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it! ...more
Diary Of Book Fiend
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just when you think Kim Bailey can't top the previous book..she proved me wrong. Caleb & Zadie. I don't normally like older woman..younger men books but I like the way Kim portrayed the age worked...Caleb was wise beyond his age anyway. The bath scene...oh my gah...even though Zadie ruined the moment soon after.
I get her reasons for pushing him away but gah it's Caleb!! Enjoyed the little Jamie & Eric pop ins. And of course Dylan ans Chante pop ins....seriously Kim gimme Dylan!!
Diane Plourde TDC Book Reviews

OMG, this story was so amazing that I read the first half in one sitting and the second after work, also in one sitting. What a great 5 star story this was.

Caleb is suffocating. Having lived through an ordeal as a kid , he feels he needs space in order to find himself. Sadie can’t seem to catch her breath by living one difficult situation after another. Caleb comes into her life when she needs someone the most. Now he just needs to convince her. Make her believe that fairytales do exist with t
Britt The Hatters
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves

Real, raw, and beautiful Fairytale Kisses packs an emotional punch that will have you reaching for the tissues and smiling ear to ear all at once. Caleb is a true romantic. After surviving the the worst he's sure of one thing, true soul deep love is real and he won't settle for less. The instant he meets the lonely, broken, and insecure Zadie he knows she's the one for him. Zadie doesn't believe in love. Her love life has always ended in disaster and hurt. Caleb has his work cut out for him in w
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Caleb believes in fairytales, despite the fact that life has so far not been a fairytale for him. Zadie has kissed a number of frogs that have left her feeling jaded by love and relationships. But life doesn't work out the way you want sometimes as Caleb knows Zadie is his one and sets about convincing her of that. Zadie doesn't stand a chance.

Caleb was certainly sweet yet determined and focused on the things he is passionate about. Zadie, while confident in some areas of her life, is less confi
Laurie Beemer
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When people in your life disappoint you time and time again how do you know when you finally meet someone that will stay by your side? Zadie has been in one seriously messed up relationship after another, never believing love was available to her only knowing disappointment. One night she meets someone that wants to change that feeling for her, but Zadie is to terrified to let another man in her life even if he knows her best friend. Just when she starts to get her life back on the right path so ...more
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
Four Fairytale Stars!

Caleb Anderson lives each day to the fullest, with no regrets. When he is visiting his cousin Chantal, he meets her friend Zadie. They both have a strong attraction to each other when they first meet.

Zadie has had some negative experiences in previous relationships, which causes her to be cautious with Caleb. Zadie feels it is best that they just remain friends, and Caleb agrees with this in order to stay in Zadie's life.

As time passes, it becomes more and more difficult f
Kim Richards
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, I was pulled in right from the beginning, watching the book play out in my head while I was reading it, which is something I love happening.
This book has got a lot happening with twists, turns and surprises. Some surprises you will see coming and others you won't but they all aid in the enjoyment of the book.
This book is so worth the 5 stars I have given it and I would recommend it to anyone who likes romance books you will enjoy this book.
Kim Bailey is a new
Kimberly Garner
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ummm Love. I Loved this book. The author knows how to make you pay attention and care about the characters as if they were your friends. I did want to choke the mess out of Zadie, but I held it together.While part of a series this book is a total standalone, and it was awesome.The writing is great, there is a twist, but like per usual I am not saying nothing, you have to read it to find out. This story is told in dual POV.

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Oct 06, 2017 rated it liked it
This is my first time reading any of Kim Bailey's writing and it will not be my last. She is an amazing story teller that has the ability to pull you into a story with just a few words. However with this particular story I found myself just wishing for it to end.

The story is focused around Caleb and Zadie. Both have been dealt a shitty hand in life. Caleb has fought and won a battle with cancer, but is being stifled in his hometown by his family, friends, and classmates that show him pitty. On
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2017reads
3.5 stars

So I had no expectations going into this book just that I liked the first book. The blurb was intriguing enough. There was no hint until the first chapters in that this was going to a younger guy older woman romance. I usually don't mind that trope but Zadie did not feel like she older was at all. I want to say this had an almost slow burn feel in that it took off close to the end. While I usually love those but this had an frustating way about it which dampened the feel of it.

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Kim Bailey is a born procrastinator and sarcasm junkie who gets her motivation from coffee and good books. She enjoys lively conversations, usually with imaginary people, and can often be found daydreaming at work.

Most of all, she loves writing about love.

Her romance stories range from small-town contemporaries to action-packed suspense but always have a high heat level. She writes strong-willed w

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