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The Kissing Contract

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  210 ratings  ·  118 reviews
Marshall Dyson wants one thing and one thing only: to raze his grandfather’s island to the ground. Everything is ready to go––except for the freakin’ bunnies! Hundreds of the furry critters hopping about and multiplying before his eyes. And then there’s the American Bunny League, along with one distractingly beautiful veterinarian, taking him to court to save them...

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ebook, 365 pages
Published April 8th 2019 by Entangled Publishing, Amara
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Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun and flirtatious, The Kissing Contract is a light an easy read with an outrageous plot that Amy Andrews executed with flare.

Marshall’s grandfather was a mean SOB who left his family hanging because his mother didn’t dutiful toe the line. Leaving his grandson his worldly encumbrances in his last will and testament, they decide to liquidate the lot donating it charity, except for vacation spot island in the middle of a lake. An island that no one was allowed to visit. Marshall and his brother
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marshall Dyson and Augusta North met in a courtroom. She's a doctor for the American Bunny League, who filed an emergency injunction to delay his construction project on his late grandfather's island, until the hundreds of domestic rabbits roaming free has been successfully removed from the land. The judge have a great sense of humor and decide that to settle the arrangement, Marshall have to help rehome the furry creatures, which also means staying on the island that imply both happy but mostly ...more
I was a bit trepidatious about this book after reading the synopsis - um, bunnies? But, what a sweet surprise this book was for me. Even with the bunnies. Even with the outlandish setup. It still worked for me. This is a fun, flirty read that has a very original premise. The characters are great and the story is sweet.
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
- Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review -
I really loved this story and its vibrant, round characters. The plot is full of imagination and humor. It’s very romantic, yet realistic, largely due to the fact that Amy Andrews writes romantic characters that are also realistically complex, human.
There are no slow parts in “The Kissing Contract”; it’s an enjoyable, fun ride where two mature people test the limits of their capacity to risk their feelings. The whole subplot with
This was a very nice & sweet read after some duds. Our h/H are both 34 and nice people. The heroine is the cautious sort after a broken heart and isn't willing to give in to their chemistry. Plus the hero's 3 broken engagements don't make him a good bet. I liked this, plus the rabbits, bunnyguards & smoking chemistry was appealing too. ...more
Standalone/Cliffhanger: Standalone
Ages of H and h: Both are 34
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Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
With such an outrageous premise, I wouldn't have touched this book if it hadn't been written by Amy Andrews. I know I can trust her intelligence and that she will not fall prey to the pitfalls of the genre. In the hands of a lesser writer, this romcom could have devolved into a ridiculous and preposterous farce. It doesn't take a genius to figure out how it will go, but it's how we get there that makes all the difference, and this is where Ms.Andrews' skills shine.

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Jul 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-read
If you are a fan of enemies to lovers and a delicious slow burn, then this is the perfect book for you! Marshall Dyson wants nothing to do with the island his grandfather left him, but before he can raze the island to the ground and start building again he gets taken to court by Dr Augusta “Gus” North the veterinarian who is trying to save the bunnies that have been multiplying on the island.

Of course the chemistry between Gus and Marshall is off the charts, but Gus wants to keep it strictly pr
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully original romance

I was blown away by Amy Andrew’s The Kissing Contract.
Marshall and Gus/Augusta though they first met as adversaries became an amazing couple. I loved their banter and their sexual chemistry was off the charts. Each had personal baggage they needed to deal with before they got to their HEA and watching them grow and heal was extremely satisfying. The concept of the bunnies was really clever and I would love to read a book about Marshall’s brother Jeremy.
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The Kissing Contract was pure fun to read! This one had cute bunnies, a forced proximity plot and two really marvelous characters in the form of Gus, Marshall, Rambo and Thumper. I loved the interaction between Gus aka Augusta North and Marshall Dyson, they just had the right balance of witty banter, sweet and sexy encounters and a fantastic progression with their romance. The Kissing Contract is just the exact thing Rom Com readers would love!

*ARC provided thru NetGalley, all opinions are my ow
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars

The Kissing Contract by Amy Andrews is a fun and entertaining read.

I enjoyed the storyline, it held my interest from start to end and I loved watching Marshall and Augusta/Gus relationship unfold.
I enjoyed their banter and I enjoyed the feelings they brought out in each other.
These two might have started out as enemies but feelings soon take a different turn and I was happy they opened their hearts to each other.

The Kissing Contract is a lovely, entertaining friends to lovers read and I
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-2-blog, favs
Cute, sweet, funny, hot, and touching

I’ve been a fan of this author for a while, starting with her Sydney Smoke rugby series, but I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by her so far. Listed as a Wrong Side of the Tracks novel, I’m assuming this is the first in a new series. It certainly reads as a standalone, but I’m hoping there will be at least one more story in the series (more on that in a bit).

An enemies to lovers story (one of my favorite tropes), this was a fun setup. I really liked both Mar
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Kissing Contract by Amy Andrews is the most fun you will have reading the most preposterous plot. If you don’t believe me read the author’s note at the end of the book. Could this story happen, I don’t think so but who cares, it is just so enjoyable. Living life graciously, lovingly and fully is the best revenge is a lesson for us all.

The Kissing Contract is funny with serious undertones. The characters are extremely likable both the main characters and the supporting ones, includes the bun
Sofia Lazaridou
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Kissing Contract is Amy Andrews' newest stand-alone novel. The main characters of the story are Marshall and Augusta who goes by Gus. There was a lot of bad blood between Marshall and his grandfather which shaped in some ways the man he is now. The grandfather was a douche, so I was totally on Marshall's team. In his will, the grandfather left a whole island to Marshall's brother and now the two brothers have big plans for it. Well, at least they had until 200 bunnies got on their way. And t ...more
A private island, an unwanted inheritance, a benevolent gift and a whole load of fertile bunnies!

Marshall Dyson wants to open his grandfather's private island to single parent families to obliterate the memories of his past and his grandfather's inhumanity to the ground. Unfortunately a population of wild rabbits has grown on the island and the American Bunny League opposes his plans to eliminate them. Instead, a court orders Marshall to cooperate with the American Bunny League to humanely trap
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Marshall can’t wait to raze his grandfathers island to the ground. But thanks to the Bunnies and a court order he has to work with the ABL and Vet Gus/Augusta to save and relocate the rabbits.
From the start Marshall and Gus can feel the sparks flying around them. But Gus being a little gun-shy after her last relationship makes Marshall sign a no kissing contract during the 4 weeks they are in the island. But once the 4 weeks are up all bets are off.
The kissing contract is a sweet and sexy stor
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily received a copy of this publication from NetGalley for an honest review!

As a big fan of Amy Andrew I couldn’t wait to read this book. And as you know when you talk about contracts, then you know they are made to be broken.

I was quite frustrated in the beginning, I felt like it just took to long to get to the fun bits. Don’t get me wrong I know you have to create a story. They was just too much grid and quadrants for my liking.

Gus is too up tight. I mean honey you get to deal with
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This is the first book by Amy Andrews that I have read and I really enjoyed it. It was well written and the characters were very realistic. I could actually picture myself there, on this Island exploring, it was that vivid. The author painted a good picture and it drew me into the story.

Marshal and Gus, short for Augusta, are great characters. The sexual chemistry between them is off the charts, which is why I was very intrigued as to how this story would go, given the contract they had just neg
J_Mc 251
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s another winner from Amy Andrews! I love how her characters are human and have flaws. It makes it so much easier to root for a couple to recognize their feelings for each other. Then again, not every couple has a few hundred bunnies to deal with while they sort their feelings out. The premise was unique, and I loved the humor that tied into the plot catalyst of the bunnies. As always, the sexy times were ohhh, so hot! I’ll never look at a jetty the same way again. For more thoughts on this o ...more
Isha Coleman
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Kissing Contract by Amy Andrews  
With a grin on my face and a smile in my heart, I gave myself over to the force that is Amy Andrews and lost my head in the process. Marshall and Gus are at odds over an island. For Marshall it holds painful memories. For veterinarian, Dr. Augusta (Gus) North it's home for over 200 adorable bunnies. Can a court order and a mischievous, yet cuddly group of rabbits, spell the beginning of an ever after kind of love for two stubborn hearts? Hold on to your hear
Paige Turner
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is shy of a 5 star read. The storyline was quirky and the characters sweet There was immediate chemistry between Marshall and Gus. It started in the courtroom and lasted throughout the book.
There were sad moments in the book that bright down the humour and silliness . It help bring the human element.
While I did enjoy the book I wish these two would have had more of a romantic relationship earlier than the end
Lindsay (nerdybooknurse)
{ @entangled_publishing #partner } The Kissing Contract by @amyandrewsbooks follows Augusta and Marshall. They meet in court when Marshall is intent on clearing the land of an island his family owns in order build cabins for families. One small problem. Someone released a few domesticated bunnies onto the island and they've been repopulating like crazy. The bunnies need to be removed before any construction can take place. Enter Dr. Gus North who shows up in court to petition that way in which M ...more
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books
This is the second book I've read by Amy Andrews, and I definitely want to read more of what she has to offer. This one is a little different than the last book, because that was a sports romance, but this one was a straight contemporary romance. I loved the plot of this one, two people that were at odds with each other trying to fight their attraction for each other.

Man both of these two are BROKEN characters and my heart re
Jun 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, arcs
more like 3.5 for me.

i really enjoy amy andrews books - this is my 5th or 6th, i think? i must admit i prefer when they are set in Oz, but that's just me and my homesickness talking.

this one was really cute, i really liked marshall and i liked gus too. i had a wee bit of trouble with the contract part of it all, didn't especially see the point of or need for it? i get that it's the title of the book and therefore necessary but i guess i didn't feel the reason for it was really valid. i didn't
Quinn Fforde
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Now this is the kind of book I love: so many funny scenes, some serious chemistry between the H and h, and an excellent plot. I loved every page. This is absolutely a keeper, and I will be rereading it when I need a great book.
Patricia Scar
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Too much physical feelings descriptions for my liking. Entire paragraphs, sometimes two or three on the same page, just describing how the characters felt about each other. Got a little boring to me.
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
Who would have thought bunnies would be so effective at driving a plot and bringing two people together. I sure as hell wasn't expecting it, and yet here I am, madly in love with Marshall and Gus as a couple, and as individuals. All thanks to a few bunnies doing what they do best on an island without predators.

For a book with ONE penetrative sex scene, this was one of the hottest books I've read this year. The tension between Marshall and Gus was off the charts. And it shows that shoving it in i
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

I had such fun with The Kissing Contract. Enemies to lovers, razing the buildings on a private island to the ground to erase a cruel grandfather’s memory, rebuilding a new future from an embittered past — oh, and bunnies. Lots and lots of bunnies. What’s not to enjoy about that?

Marshall and Jeremy Dyson have no earthly reason to have the least bit of respect for their late grandfather’s wishes. Certainly not after the way he heartbreakingly treated their mother, so se
Tara Peters
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Marshall and Augusta (Gus), aka Elmer and Goldilocks, were the most endearing couple I have read in awhile. She was nursing a broken heart and he was so deep in denial about his past that he couldn't see the forest for the trees. When they meet, she is trying to stop his company from starting demolition on an island his brother owns. He can't have any more setbacks on this project and is stunned to learn the vet, who is trying to rehome hundreds of rabbits, is a sexy knockout. When the judge ord ...more
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Marshall’s mother was disowned by her wealthy father when she fell in love with a man he deemed unacceptable, when she wouldn’t go along with his grandiose plans for her. His parents struggle financially and when both his parents die – his father when he is eight from an accident and his mother when he is fifteen, Marshall only has bitterness against his grandfather who spurned his own daughter the few times she was desperate enough to approach him for a loan.

Being the older of 2 brothers, it i
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Amy is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling Aussie author who has written seventy plus contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets.

Her books bring all the feels from sass, quirk and laughter to emotional grit and panty-melting heat.

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