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Probably the Best Kiss in the World

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  592 ratings  ·  150 reviews
Jen Attison likes her life Just So. But being fished out of a canal in Copenhagen by her knickers is definitely NOT on her to do list.

From cinnamon swirls to a spontaneous night of laughter and fireworks, Jen’s city break with the girls takes a turn for the unexpected because of her gorgeous, mystery rescuer.

Back home, Jen faces a choice. A surprise proposal from her
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Published April 12th 2019 by HarperImpulse
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May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour, 2019, arc
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This was a fun lighthearted romcom with a cast of delightful characters. Jen isn’t necessarilg living her best life, but she’s living a life she’s comfortable with. She doesn’t have a dream job, but she has a job that she’s good at. Her boyfriend/fiancé doesn’t make her swoon, but he’s reliable. Jen however has a different side to her as well. She is a little quirky, a lot opinionated, and she has a passion for brewing beer. When Jen’s sister Lydia plans
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“This ring was my great-grandmother’s, on Mumsie’s side,” he explained, plucking it off her palm as she stared shell-shocked at him, “apparently, it hasn’t seen daylight since the undertakers took it off her finger and handed it to my granny … Oh. It’s too big.” Great-granny must have had salamis for fingers, the ring would have fallen freely off Jen’s thumb.

I should wash your mouth out with soap. This is a haven of romance and dreams. Shame on you. I’m going to fill this space
Dash fan
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Uplifting, Fun, Feel Good Rom Com!

Probably the Best Kiss in the World is a heart warming and fun Rom Com, that will sweep you along.

Jen is stuck in a rut without really knowing she's in one.
Jen has raised her sister Lydia since a tragic accident left her sister disabled and lead to her parents death.
The only stable thing in her life is her dependable boyfriend Robert. Well that is until he proposes to her and threatens their safe relationship.

So doing what any good sister would do, they bundle
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweet, sassy, and inspiring!

Probably the Best Kiss in the World is a thoughtful, heartfelt tale about rediscovering one’s self, taking chances, following your dreams, and the special bond between sisters.

The writing is witty and light. The characters are quirky, dependable, and endearing. And the plot is a funny, engaging tale full of friendship, family, self-reflection, determination, independence, happiness, humorous mishaps, romantic moments, and an in-depth look into all the intricacies of
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Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This book is for you if… you couldn't possibly be more bored and are in desperate need of a somewhat generic but mildly thought-provoking and sometimes even funny Chick-Flick.

I still very much remember contemplating whether or not to request this book. I didn't feel touched. Not a bit. Neither by the many positive reviews nor the synopsis itself. But because the rating was so terrific, I decided to trust Goodreads on this one and requested it. Well, if only I hadn't.

I found
Finitha Jose
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
It would probably have been the best book if it is not for the hugely annoying heroine. Yes, I am being harsh. There is no rule which says that the protagonist needs to be perfect. But being narrow-minded, I found her a constant eyesore in an otherwise perfect book. Overprotectiveness, stupidity, pure judgement of character -- Jen Attison can be summarised this way. I am not saying that my moral compass is pointed exactly to north, but betraying your fiance is a mistake in bold letters in my ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This amazing novel is about finding love even when you don't think you need it. Jen and Lydia are sister and make the story even more amazing with the banter that comes from their friendship. It made me wish I had a sister to take care of me the way Jen does for Lydia. Brewing also was a major part of this amazing book, even though I think there was a little too much of it in the dialogue I understood why it was there. Jen makes some amazing growth over the entire story which made me think that ...more
Sleepless Dreamer
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is so cute! I really enjoyed reading it.

Briefly, our main character is Jen. Jen is likable and quite easy to relate to. She works in a job that she doesn't really like while her real passion lies with beer brewing. This is quite a nice change, I haven't come across a book that focuses on that. Jen is also engaged to man that is dependable yet quite boring. When she goes to Copenhagen, she meets a hot and mysterious stranger and yep, things happen from that point.

So when it comes to
Rachel Gilbey
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have to agree with the title, that almost certainly was Probably The Best Kiss in the World for Jen, after all she has been in a relationship for most of her adult life with a man that doesn't give her any excitement or passion.

So when she finds there is even some attraction to the Danish hunk that fishes her out of a canal, which she fell into saving her mobile phone, her life goes a bit into free-fall.

Jen loves control and to do lists, she has every second of a day mapped out, and hates
Kavita Kumar-Karthik
This was a sweet read..a little stretchy but it had it's heart in the right place..

It's possible that since I am from a totally different geography, I might not relate to their way of speaking. I get the sentiments, but not the words. This story was very mild and light hearted, follow your passion, break free from safe and boring..and all that. The pace was a little slow for my liking, and since it was also angst-less, it made very less impact on me. Lydia's character was well very written and I
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
You are convinced you are in a good place, but suddenly something happens and you see what you have been missing without realizing it. Time to turn your life around and go for what you want the most, right? Of course it is, but nobody told you it was going to be easy.

Being in any kind of relationship means not trying to control the other person, because caring is not synonym to making all the decisions. You mean well, but never do to someone what you do not like someone doing to you.

It's very
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Firstly, I just want to talk about the title! Yes, the title!! To non-Danes this might not mean a lot, but I believe Pernille is doing some word play on the Danish beer giant Carlsberg and their slogan: "PROBABLY THE BEST BEER IN THE WORLD". I also believe that their logo, a crown, is behind the name of the factitious brew giant "Kronegaard" in the book (krone means crown in Danish). Clever and fun puns, what can I say, I love it!!!

Now on to what is probably one of the funniest and cutest books
This story is probably one of the best RomComs in the World, IMHO! It is a heartwarming story filled with great characters, romance and laughter - I really didn't want to put it down!

Jen Attison was responsible for bringing up her younger sister, Lydia, including making life-changing decisions about her treatment, after she was seriously injured in a tragic accident will killed their parents. Jen has always like life to be organised and safe since the accident. She has a job she finds boring, a
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
What the heck is a brewster? Read Probably The Best Kiss In The World for an answer. It's a story about the struggle to not be a control freak. Let it go! Let it go! Jen, the heroine, does the letting go of a job, a guy. Jen is a puzzling character. One on hand, I'm sympathetic about her situation and what she's trying to do. But, on the other hand--actually, if I'm being honest, I want to use this hand to slap her. Jen has annoying tendencies to say the least. The brewing and beer part of the ...more
Karen Whittard
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love the writing style of this book. There’s something lovely and refreshing about it, it’s lovely and light, but also keeps the reader hooked from the very first page.

In this book you also have some really lovely characters. That you always cheer along and want the best for.

In this book we meet Jen. Whose life is good, she has a nine to five job that she doesn’t really like but it pays the bills, but at home Jen makes her own beer, she sells it at craft fairs and local markets and dreams of
May 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019

So, while it was cute and even comical in parts, this story felt way too drawn out for me.

I love angst in my reads, this has none. I like surprises...again, none. I love the romantic element (although slight for what I’d hoped), my favorite parts involved Lydia.

I’ve always wanted a sister, and while I love my brother, it’s not the, reading about their relationship, their conversations and banter, it gave me a longing for something I didn’t realize I was missing...

All in
Dini Kamayana
Aug 22, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5-3 stars.
I'm on the fence with how I feel about this one because there were obviously things that I really enjoyed but also things I strongly disliked, and I"m not sure which one is winning my feelings right now. I'm ngl, the cover is what had me picking this book up because the colors are fun and the design is super cute. It gives me cozy vibes and to an extent that does match with the contents of the book. I also love the title! The story and the romance wasn't anything new, and wasn't
Christina ☾
Jun 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Probably the Best Kiss in the World is a fun, slow burn romance about learning to trust yourself and going after what you want.
Meet Jen. A beer brewing magician who loves to-do lists, being in control, and is all too happy to skate through life. Jen is put in a tough situation when her long time boyfriend proposes and starts mapping out a future Jen isn't so sure she wants. The book follows Jen as she comes to
If you are British you probably recognise that the title is a riff on an advertising slogan for a well-known Danish lager, which kind of encompasses the concept of this novel.

Jen Attison works in marketing for a local firm which sells eco-friendly incontinence pads, it's not her passion, that's brewing her own beer, but it's local and she's good at it and it allows her to look after her younger sister Lydia who lost a leg in the accident that killed her parents. She has also been dating her
Jo Shaw
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had not heard of the author until I was mooching on ‘bookish Twitter’ and found an animated clip of the front cover. Copenhagen, and specifically Nyhavn, is one of my favourite places in the world. For my 50th birthday my husband took me to Copenhagen for the weekend because I wanted to walk along Nyhavn and sit outside the restaurants taking in the atmosphere and the beautiful houses, plus I also wanted to travel over the Oresund bridge between Denmark and Sweden (although that is a story for ...more
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
I received an advance digital copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Something has clearly gone wrong here: I don‘t know why the marketing thought it would be a good idea to sell this book as a scandinavian inspired romcom. Because it‘s first not a sweet romcom and secondly you get next to nothing from Copenhagen. Where are all the scandi-vibes that were promised on the cover? Yes, there is the best kiss in the world for Jen, but only because it changes her life for the
Oct 28, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was a cute and cheesy quick read. Probably the Best Kiss in the World follows Jen’s journey of learning to break free from the mechanical and fully planned out methodology that she followed in order to pursue her dream aspiration of opening a brewery. I appreciated that though romance was an element in this book, it wasn’t the main focus and instead focused on her discovering herself and bettering her relationship with her family.
I thought that the plot was interesting and easy to
Apr 21, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
I am devastated! This sounded so funny and romantic, however I found it predictable and just meh.
Basically, Jen life is predictable, she likes her apps, timelines and schedules. When her predicable boyfriend proposes and plans her life out, Jen thinks she's happy. While on her hen do, Jen falls into the canal, only to be fished out by her knickers by a handsome stranger. This throws Jen's life into a spiral.
I gave 3.5 stars because of Jen's sister and friends. They were supportive and
Rachel Burton
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Funny, poignant and wonderfully descriptive - Pernille Hughes mixes family loyalties, perfect kisses and homebrew into an unlikely but perfect romcom.

From Copenhagen to the the British coast, from Yakob's almost perfection to Lydia's lust for life, from the inside of the brewing shed to the fabulous ensemble cast there was nothing not to love.
Jun 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I changed my mind several times during this one. I liked it, hated it, liked it, hated it...
I was frustrated enough at about a quarter in that I skipped ahead to see if there was anything that would compel me to read, rather than skim, this book.
The writing was excellent, the story was pretty good, the characters well-developed and I really liked the heroine's sister, Lydia, and the hero, Jakob.
What made me sweary and irritated and ready to give up was Jen.
I don't dislike heroines for the sake
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The book has a good synopsis. I decided to request the book because of it mainly, but the title, very interesting I might say, the cover and the synopsis itself don't really tell about the book. It kind of turn you off road, because if the title suggest that the relationship between her and Jacob takes the main focus in the book, it's not really true.
The cover should have been more of a beer bottle, or
Eve beinguniquebooks
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jen loves her home brewery whilst by day she helps to sell incontinence pads which are eco-friendly and the company is ran by her future sister in law's.

When her sister Lydia suggests she will have FOMO Jen waves it off as she and fiancé Robert stick to certain days for dates so they know what to expect. It's their routine and spontaneity doesn't exist.

Lydia her sister has a prosthetic leg after being in the accident which killed their parents and left Jen to be her form of mother in place of
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Right from the start, I was TOTALLY enjoying it. Two sisters left to fend for each other after the parents pass in particular tragedy, leaving one without use of their full self, and the other shouldering the weight of BOTH their worlds. Did either one ask for their new role? No...and in a rather funny twist...neither really needed to make the huge adjustments they did, but rather openly talk to one another and work together to help reach each other's goals.

I liked the sister's sense of
Apr 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Jen Attison has had her share of knocks. She was poised to start her dream job at a brewery when her parents were killed and her sister was maimed in an accident. Since then, she has set aside her dreams in order to take care of her sister. She has come to value stability above all else and she has the detailed calendar entries and the boring boyfriend to prove it. She does not want excitement (much too scary) and she wishes that her sister and friends would accept that! But, instead, they ...more
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
A few chapters in and I was already bored by the tone and pace of the story. Cover, title and premise led me to think it was a soppy and fun romcom story but it's more about self discovering, sisters and friendship. Which I like!, but throughout reading this book, I was hoping for more romance, more fire and more emotions in general from our protagonist Jen. There was so little focus on the development of her and Jakob's relationship that I felt the synopsis and marketing for this book was a ...more
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Pernille Hughes is a RomCom author and mum, whose debut novel was SWEATPANTS AT TIFFANIE'S, soon to be followed by PROBABLY THE BEST KISS IN THE WORLD (April 2019). Previously her writing has been printed in The Sunday Times and the fabulous SUNLOUNGER summer anthologies. Find out about her new books at

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