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About That Kiss

(Heartbreaker Bay #5)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  4,961 ratings  ·  661 reviews
When love drives you crazy . . .

When sexy Joe Malone never calls after their explosive kiss, Kylie shoves him out of her mind. Until she needs a favor, and it’s a doozy. Something precious to her has been stolen and there’s only one person with unique finder-and-fixer skills that can help—Joe. It means swallowing her pride and somehow trying to avoid the temptation to thro
Mass Market Paperback, 349 pages
Published January 23rd 2018 by Avon
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Darla No they don’t have to be read in order. There is no building of plot lines from one to the other. Just understand that couples from previous stories w…moreNo they don’t have to be read in order. There is no building of plot lines from one to the other. Just understand that couples from previous stories will already be together (as in most romances) or married and you will be good to read. You don’t need to read every book either, but they are all very enjoyable. I’ve rated them all pretty much a 4. (less)

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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
About That Kiss is book five in the Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis. This book…this series! I’ve loved it from the start but this one just might be my favorite. Or do I think that after every book?

About That Kiss - Jill Shalvis

Kylie Masters is a very talented wood worker. She is working for her long time friend, Gib at Reclaimed Woods. Kylie never knew her Dad and her Mom was more interested in her long string of boyfriends, so Kylie was raised by her Grandfather who was also a well known wood worker. He taught her
About that Kiss by Jill Shalvis is a 2018 Avon publication.

Sweet, sexy and suspenseful!

A mind blowing, toe curling kiss-

It was just a one off- Joe never called Kylie after they shared that kiss, so Kylie tries to put it out of her mind.

But, a special heirloom her grandfather made for her is stolen, and held for ransom- yes, you read that right, and she needs Joe’s expertise in getting it back.

Kylie insists on helping with the investigation, which means spending time with Joe, who is having a
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth


Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

When you've read so many books in your life you kinda feel that not much can surprise you anymore. And then there comes this one book, by an author you've never read (*hides in shame*) that becomes a total game changer. I don't think I have ever fallen in love with an author's writing that fast. Jill Shalvis' ABOUT THAT KISS had me from page 1. I was a goner from the very beginning. I know for many of you it's old news that she's awesome. C
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
And you kissed me that last time!”
“You were going on about a kiss being nice. But there was nothing nice about that kiss you planted on me in the alley. It was raw and sexy and dirty in the best possible way. You needed to be reminded of that.”
She covered her face. “Oh my God.”
“God had nothing to do with it,” he said smugly.

About That Kiss was everything I had hoped it would be; perfectly swoony with a side of suspense! Jill Shalvis never disappoints. I absolutely adored Jo
Stacey is Sassy
***IT'S ALIVE!!!***

It’s about not settling…

I think there is one thing that sets Jill Shalvis apart from other romance authors. Her heroines believe in themselves. Maybe it’s because she (Jill Shalvis) has a strong man at her side. Maybe it’s because she (Jill) brought up three intelligent, spirited and beautiful daughters. Maybe it’s because she (J. S.) doesn’t want her heroines or women, in general, to settle for less than what they deserve. Now, all of these things are probably true, but hones
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "We're partners in this." Stars!

2018 is going to be the year of Shalvis for me. One of my main resolutions is to read through her back catalogue, because in 2017 the books I read by her put her in #1 position as my favorite contemporary romance author.

And that is mainly due to the progression of the Heartbreaker Bay series, which saw three new additions to its ranks, and although About That Kiss officially releases in January 18, I read it in December so I am sticking it in the pile. This is
Geri Reads
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
About that Kiss is another delightful addition to Ms. Shalvis' Heartbreaker Bay series.

I've been looking forward to Joe's story ever since I found out that Jill is gonna give Archer's security men stories of their own. And she did not disappoint.

Security expert Joe Malone and woodworker extraordinaire Kylie Masters shared a hot kiss one night, and it suddenly changed everything.

Joe is fine being a bachlor. He doesn't lack companionship and besides, the extra time he has is better spent taking
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Sarina Bowen
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was terrific! Favorite quote:

The older woman smiled knowingly. "He'll appreciate your toys. But remember, it's all fun and games until someone loses the key to the handcuffs."

DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

Do me a favor and don’t compare me to the women you date… Or whatever you do with them. We all know the only reason you even remember their names is that you take them to the coffee shop in the morning and then read what gets written on their cup.

She told me not to mistake her silence for weakness, that no one plans a murder out loud.

I actually like being single. I get to be selfish with my time and personal space. I can leave the top off the toothpaste and sleep like a starfish.
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
***4.5/5 Stars***

About That Kiss is my new favorite Jill Shalvis book! The characters captured my heart, the sexual tension between the two of them was scorching hot, and I could not put this book down. I loved that there was a fabulous group of friends, an intriguing mystery, and scenes that made me have tears in my eyes. About That Kiss was such a huge win for me! If you haven't read this series yet, you can jump in anytime. Each book can easily be read as a standalone, which is always an adde
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
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This was great! I am really enjoying this series and this book was no exception. This is the fifth book in the Heartbreaker Bay series but it could easily be read as a stand alone since it does tell its own story. I would warn new readers to the series that you will want to read the other books in this amazing series as soon you finish this one just because you will want to spend a little more time with these amazing characters. I ha
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About That Kiss quickly became one of my favorite book from Jill Shalvis. From the second I started reading I was captivated by these characters. They were both very strong lead characters that I could admire. Joe was sexy with all his alpha-ness and Kylie was just as strong, yet had a quiet vulnerability in her character that I liked.

The story takes you on their journey to find Kylie's wooden penguin that also holds the memory of her grandfather. When I first fig
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love a couple who sizzle with chemistry and irritate the heck out of each other!  The results are delicious banter, searing kisses, and eventually fiery passion. A missing Penguin, has Kylie seeking Joe's investigative skills and this stubborn woman insists on tagging along.

I loved how strong both characters were in About That Kiss. They both come from difficult upbrings but Kylie is sweet and Joe was just adorkable. He has some hangs up, but he is the kind of guy you want in your court. He ma
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I’ve enjoyed the Heartbreak Bay series from the start, and while there were parts of About That Kiss I really enjoyed it didn’t have the same humor and fun I’ve come to expect from Jill Shalvis instead she opted to grab onto the romantic suspense ring that everyone seems to be grasping at these days which was disappointing.

Kylie Masters is an accomplished wood worker and enjoys her job at Reclaimed Woods with one of her late grandfather’s accomplished apprentices. She has a great group of frien
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About That Kiss is a charming and sweet romance that will leave you with a smile on your face and a book that will evoke hoots of laughter and smiles all around...perfect book to get you out of the winter blues

I haven't read Jill Shalvis in a while, I will admit that I didn't get a kick out of boo
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'Wow kiss' Stars!

This series, seriously! I am so glad I discovered Jill Shalvis' work because these characters and their stories keep giving me that satisfyingly sweet feeling that I love to have after finishing a book by this amazingly talented woman. I really enjoyed reading about Kylie and Joe's relationship, I loved all their kisses (you'll see why I mention this! lol), their sizzling chemistry and how they learn to deeply care about each other. Joe is so protective and Kylie is a kick-a
Jun 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm really struggling with how to rate this one, and it's not made any easier by Goodread's inexplicable refusal to let us use 'half-stars' in our ratings!

There were definitely enough individual things I liked about this installment of the enjoyable but uneven Heartbreaker Bay series to convince me it was worth the read, but ultimately the ending left me feeling let down and retrospectively a bit more disenchanted with the novel as a whole.

Some of my criticisms:

1. Did you know that Shalvis's h
Maria Rose
About that Kiss by Jill Shalvis is the latest romance in the Heartbreaker Bay series. It centers on a group of acquaintances and friends who live and/or work in the same building complex. Over the course of the series, several secondary characters have been introduced and this is the story of a couple of friends who let one little kiss lead to a whole lot more.

Kylie Masters takes pride in her woodworking skills, taught to her by her beloved grandfather who raised her when her mom abdicated her r
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (live on the blog 1/25/18)

Ahhhh Jill Shalvis. She does make me laugh. I had fun with About That Kiss. These two were fiery. Stubborn, pigheaded, sexy as all get out. It was fun watching them butt heads and drive each other crazy. In and out of the bedroom.

The Gist: A penguin has been stolen. And Kylie...she wants it back. Even if it means begging the sexy yet supremely irritating Joe for the use of his tracking skills. She'
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
About That Kiss is the fifth book in the Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis, a series, I completely adore. It's always a good time when you spend it reading a Jill Shalvis book. Although this book is a part of a series, it can be read as a standalone, like every other book by her.

Kylie is a woodworker, that she learnt from her grandfather as she lived with him. I loved her profession, it was quite interesting to know more about it. Kylie isn't close to any of her parent, but her grandfather
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it

One kiss on a druken night and he never called back is usually not the beginning of a romance. But when you both have the same circle of friends and both can't forget the damn kiss and there's a talented author who decided to tell your story, it is ;p

Kylie have a crush on her boss Gib for quite a while now but Joe doesn't let her indifferent too. Anyway, Gib never demonstrated anything other than friendliness towards her. And with a mom who acted more like a teenage girl than a mother figure
Terri Wino
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another entertaining entry in this series. Loved Kylie's spunkiness, her adorable dog Vinnie, and the sexy Joe Malone. I have yet to be disappointed in any of the books in this series. Hoping the next one features Molly and (I'm assuming) Lucas!

(2018 reading challenge: February - In honor of Valentine's Day read a romance novel or book that features a love story for the month of February.)
4.5 stars

About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis is such a good read.

The storyline is sweet, funny, heartwarming and very romantic.
The writing is beautifully done, the plot easy to follow and once I started reading I didn't want to put it down.
Kylie and Joe were likable, passionate characters that I easily connected with and touched my heart with their story.


I have to applaud author Jill Shalvis, she's once again delivered a very entertaining read that will bring out the feels and leave you with a smi
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Aaaah, I liked this one so much. Joe comes across as a bad ass and the strong silent type, and he is both of those but there's more to him. Kylie is quiet, determined, and hesitant when it comes to romance. Together, they have fun and let down their walls to let each other, and other people, inside.

This book works fine as a stand alone so you can jump into the series here if you want, or start at the beginning and follow everybody's journeys. Joe and Kylie were minor characters in those books s
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
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*I received a free copy of [title] from [publisher] via . This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *About That Kiss brought out the feels. You know how it is when you pick up a book, and it feels like you're hanging out with your best friends? Living through their struggles and their good times right there with them? Shalvis does that to me. With every book she writes - no matter if there ar
nick (the infinite limits of love)

I swear Jill Shalvis can do no wrong with the Heartbreaker Bay series. I’ve loved every book to date, and About That Kiss was no different. Once again, Jill Shalvis has written a sweet and swoony story that left me smiling for hours after I was done reading the book.

Kylie and Joe are so damn adorable together. Seriously, these two are precious. Not only that, these two also had super sexy chemistry between them. I love that Jill Shalvis writes these couple that you can’t help but ship with all y
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very sweet (but steamy) romance! Kylie is such a fun heroine to read! Joe, on the other hand is frustrating but it is an awful lot of fun to see how the two end up together!
Gretchen  (About That Story)
I absolutely adored this. About That Kiss is my favorite book in the Heartbreaker Bay series so far. I loved the main characters, the animosity between them, the humor, and the bit of mystery mixed in. This was pretty perfect to me!

I loved Joe and Kylie. They had such great chemistry and I loved how they played off one another and the humor that was created. That animosity was really playful and a bit snarky and I ate it up. I thought Joe was fantastic, all gruff and bossy but really sweet and c
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher via Edelweiss***

Jill Shalvis is a favorite of mine because I know when I pick up one of her books, I am going to enjoy it. This book was no exception.

I enjoyed Joe, Kylie and their investigation into kidnapped penguins and fake furniture.

There was a kiss. The kind that you can't stop thinking about, that makes you weak in the knees and makes you wonder if it was a fluke, if that kind of chemistry is something that happens only once. And, then there was nothing,
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“It wasn’t entirely his fault that he was so emotionally challenged, she thought, putting a hand on his jaw. “You’re so pretty, Joe. It’s really a shame that you’re such a dumbass.” 10 likes
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