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Kiss Me

(Love The Way #1)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  472 ratings  ·  331 reviews
From USA Today best-selling authors W Winters and Amelia Wilde comes a sinful romance with a touch of dark and angst that will keep you gripping the edge of your seat … and begging for more.

I should have known when I couldn’t keep my eyes off her that this would be a mistake.

I was hired to protect her, this woman who’s lost everything yet there’s an obvious fire that blaze
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Published May 25th 2021
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❤️ Paulette's  Alphas Review

This is one of those on the edge of my seat kind of read, that make you what the heck did you sign yourself up kinda books

Eleanor Bordeu. Born into wealth and a high-profile individual, doesn’t always mean she gets what she wants…. Well maybe it does most of the time

She has been committed to psychiatric clinic for god knows which of her many discretions …. Her manager, helps her get release to The Firm – So all of partners of The Firm have extensive backgrounds in high-profile security and perso
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Very ugly cover. Very good Book!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💋💋💋💋💋
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📙📕📗📘
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎
Character development: 👨🏻👱🏻‍♀‍🧔🏻👩🏻👱🏼‍♂‍

The heroine: Ella - has been locked away in a psychiatric hospital for over a year. Her manager, Kam is helping her get out by having “The Firm” take over her care in her home. The book begins with a court hearing to transfer her care to The Firm.

The Hero(es): Zander - he works for The Firm, which is owned by his Brother Cad
Willow Winters
May 25, 2021 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Hold Me, Book two in the Love The Way You Series is LIVE!! I am so happy to bring you more of Zander and Ella.

Snag your copy of Hold Me here –

If you haven’t started reading the series yet, start today with Kiss Me –

Don’t miss out on pre ordering book 3, Love Me here –

May 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021-arcs
3.75 or 4 stars ⭐️

”The black letters on white paper don’t do justice to the grays of morality.  Every shade matters because they all come with a story.  A reason.  A thread that makes up the fabric of who they really are when no one else is looking.”

I’m still confused about what just happened?? I mean till 20%, I couldn’t understand a single thing but then once i got the hang of things, something else happens which leaves me even more confused but i understand that it’s a duet and the second in
W. Winters
May 25, 2021 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Hold Me. book two in the Love The Way You Series is LIVE!! I am so happy to bring you more of Zander and Ella.

Snag your copy of Hold Me here –

If you haven’t started reading the series yet, start today with Kiss Me –

Don’t miss out on pre ordering book 3, Love Me here –

Elush Books
May 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was such a fun read. I am not into bdsm this much but i like it in this book and how it is used . Instead of complete humiliation this was pretty decent. The chemistry was🔥. I felt it was like a slow burn as the sexual tension is building from that first court room scene. But the last sex scene was🌶🌶. I am looking forward to read the next part.
... Lost  In Bookland...
The Ultimate Storyteller + The Queen of Wicked Sensuality – what a combination???? Willow and her stories, in which darkness mixes with light, pain, and pleasure are two sides of the same coin, and fear and passion are intertwined... Add to that Amelia, with her unique descriptiveness, and exciting wickedness and you surely get a story that from the first chapter he will drag you into its whirlpool and will not let you go to the very end...
Secrets and passion, forbidden love and sinful thoughts
May 11, 2021 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Willow Winters and Amelia Wilde Fans, Romance
I Never Did Well...
Not Getting Whatever I Wanted...
I Had The Wealth And Lifestyle...
And If I Desired It...
It Was Mine...

Now I Have The Biggest Challenge Imaginable...
My Life Is A Mess...
They Say I Need To Be Fixed...
I Need To Have A Protector...
Someone To Confide In...
And I Do Have One...


The Feelings I Am Having...
Are Not The Ones I Should...
They Would Be Called Inappropriate...


They Cross That Line...
Break All The Rules...
To Act On Them...
It Would Need To Be In Secret...

Claire Annovazzi
May 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Prepare yourself for a silent journey through the mind of two broken people. Silent because everything is subdued and quiet–like Ella who can barely speak. In a sense, the book follows the mood of both main characters, Zander the man of few words and depressed Eleanor.

This story is all about atmosphere. You’ll discover the characters and their backstory bit by bit–you’ll even be left with questions by the end of the book. The relationship too builds in tiny increments, though there’s an instant
May 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a page turner kind of book. Holy moly what a fantastic book. Such chemistry between Zander and Ella. By helping Ella heal does it also help him heal or will he lose everything in the process. So many emotions are felt by these characters. I love how this author makes you feel what the characters are feeling. I love this authors writing and she loves keeping you in suspense. Excited for the next book.
Sophie's Reading Corner
Zander is working for the Firm and they take the case of guarding Ella 24/7 , who was previously in a psychiatric hospital. The attraction and then chemistry between them was palpable from the first moment, but it's forbidden, because both of them have issues and pasts that should also hold them apart. However, Zander's Dominant side makes it hard to resist , as he thinks that's what she needs.

I don't remember the last time I read a book that included BDSM, but it had been a while. I don't know
Shani Haim
May 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"I could burst into flame and take this chair with me, and the house, for how much I want her." -Zander ❤️

Love the Way You Kiss Me was an intense romance (part 1 of a duet),
taking place mostly at one of Ella's homes where she's being transferred from the Rockford Center where she's been institutionalized for 2 years.
The Firm, owned by Zander's brother, is to watch out for her instead, with the partners taking shifts around the clock to attend to her and see that she's ok.

One of them is Zander ❤️
Tasha Mahoney
Oh my! This is one steamy read! I love the blend of mystery, suspicion, romance, attraction, and tension.
The Firm are a company of body guards who will protect their charges with all of their ability, even if they are protecting them from themselves. Owned by Cade, they take charge of Elanor Bordeau, High profile and wealthy, Ella is a perfect example of wealth not buying happiness.

After her stay at the Rockford Centre, Ella becomes the charge of The Firm. The mission, to protect her, keep her
(3.7 Stars)
Zander Thompson works with his brother at The Firm, a private security company for high profile clients. Discretion is key…Eleanor Bordeu is that client. Released into their custody from a psychiatric clinic, she is a danger to herself and it is Zander’s job to keep her safe. Hopefully so she can heal…mentally & they can find out what happened to her. One problem though, he can’t stop picturing all the things he wants to do with Ella. Can this stay professional or will lines be cross
May 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This completely surprised me, in a great way.

Zander is part of a security firm who are put in charge of Ella who has just been released from a mental health facility. The security firm are their to monitor Ella 24/7 for as long as she needs. As soon as Zander and Ella set eyes on eachother there is this connection that neither of them understand. This is a slow burn book and features a dom/sub relationship.

I'm left with so many questions after reading this book as there's so many underlying thi
Jun 26, 2021 rated it liked it
I love a good bodyguard romance
May 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Man, do I love dark romance, and this story hit all my "I need" points!

Zander and Eleanor are both, complex characters.

Intrigue that kept me hooked!

A dark romance that had me crossing my legs and fanning my heated face!

I cannot wait to see what's next, because, yep, you guessed it...there's more to come!

Wonderfully written!
May 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
*****BDSM and Voyeurism Themes *****

This story is fire. A slow burn erotica take that will leave you marked and thoroughly satisfied but I won’t say till the very end as it is a cliffy.

Zander and Elle are sensual but so damn hot together. She has to be protected by Zander’s security firm but what starts off as work becomes blurry with so much lust and angst.

I haven’t read bdsm themes in a long while which resurfaced some enticing goosebumps along the way.

Cannot wait to see what transpires in
PP's Bookshelf
I am still trying to make sense of my jumbled thoughts and feelings after finishing Love the Way You Kiss Me by W. Winters and Amelia Wilde. I am recovering from the shock of dizzying twists because I didn't see this story going that way at all. I am still trying to get over the fact that this story is insanely sexy and sinful while being mysterious and angsty at the same time. I may have turned the last page but the effect is still in my heart and soul.

Eleanor aka Ella Bordue has lived her life
May 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Zander is hired on as private security to watch over Ella who’s court mandated to be under care after being locked up in a psychiatric institute.
Why? I still don’t know. It’s “a misunderstanding” according to Ella.
You get the feeling that she has a tendency to hurt herself as some objects in her house that are sharp or could potentially be a danger or removed from her home by the Firm security company.
There is so much going on with the story that it really was overwhelming and I had a hard ti
FS Meurinne
May 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2021, reviews, bdsm
Ella and Zander's story is interesting, having one of the characters at a psychiatric hospital meeting the other, has lots of mystery to uncover, I liked both characters, all the secrets and suspense is what got me going, I need to find the answers to this puzzle. Each character individually has its own past and mystery, there is a BDSM theme with them and can't wait to read the next one.

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May 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Love the Way You Kiss Me by is book 1 in the Love the Way Duet. I loved this deep, dark, lustful book. Willow Winters and Amelia Wilde do a fantastic job of sucking you in to this Ella and Zander's mysterious world. With each chapter they feed the reader little bits and pieces the character's past that adds to the tension in the story.

Zander works with his brother at The Firm, which is a private security company for high profile clients. Ella is their new high profile client, and has been recen
Sara - Curvy Constellation
This book is definitely the kind of book you read in one sitting. I swear to you it felt like I was reading for five minutes yet somehow I was at 50% through the entire thing. The story is easy to follow along and get sucked into. There is no shortage of steam and heat from this book. Zander and Ella I have great chemistry and an undeniable attraction to one another. I’m excited to learn more about both Ella and Zander, we only got bits and pieces about each of them in this book, but I have some ...more
Amour.Rebelle92 (Bran.d)
May 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Holy H O T security daddy;) Zander and Ella are drawn to each other before they meet! He knows exactly what she needs to help her heal and she accepts with a smile. Did I mention Z us H O T?! Seriously, have a glass of ice water while reading;)

I need Live the Way You Hold Me ASAP! I’m curious to see what Kam is up to…or has been up to🤔

Boss quote:

“I think we should start with confessions,” Zander begins.  “I’ve never been a fan of confessions,” I say, then nearly continue with a phrase that I’ve
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Did I spend a while trying to understand what I read? Yes. Was it angsty? Yes.
Steamy? For sure.
Did I get answers to my questions? Nope. I hope we get answers in the next book.
I haven't read mnay books from Willow Winters but whew I saw that this was co-written with Amelia, I was very excited.
We get Ellie who is recovering from some serious trauma and is under 24 hour supervision.
We get Zander and we get a whole lot of steam.
I did find some things that didn’t add up to the story but it was angs
May 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: may-2021-reads
I did not know what to expect starting this book. But I enjoyed it alot!

Zander and Ella are such interesting characters. Their chemistry is 🔥. You just want to get to know them better as well as all the other characters surrounding this couple.

It‘s a slower book but the build up is really good. Both authors writing slows easily through the story. I really liked it and am already soo excited for part two!

Trish (tiedupinbooks)
May 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
As usual, Willow blew this straight outta the water. She has such an amazing way of twisting dark aspects with light in her stories that it just keeps you salivating for more.

Love me a forbidden lovers trope and this mother did not disappoint! Now you’re certainly left with questions you desperately need answered, but I can guarantee you it’ll be worth the wait for the conclusion.
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
May 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing

Eleanor Bordeu is a wounded young woman, she carries many physical and mental scars from her life in the limelight, and her mind is frail. Too frail, to the point that she can't be trusted to her own devices. The men of The Firm have been hired to take care of her, and see to it that she can heal out of the public eye and in the peace of her own home. Which brings Zander into her life, he is part of the team that is in charge of her well being, which also means that they spend unsurmountable amo
Ria  | Abstract ♥ Books
Jul 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing



Star Rating : 4.5/5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : Yes

Hero : Zander

Heroine : Ella

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 5/10

Heat Rating : 6/10

Triggers Involved : Past Trauma , health Issues

Review :

Ella and Zander have a take that will pay with your heart, make you scream and cry all at once! The heartbreak is real and I loved every moment of it.

Ella is locked away in a hospital and the last thing she expected was
Emily Kurosawa
May 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Love The Way You Kiss Me is book #1 in this duet. When I heard that Willow Winters' latest duet is a collaboration, I was ecstatic to read this book. I've heard nothing but amazing things about Amelia Wilde's books, and I'm so happy that I was introduced to her work with this book! Holy moly, wow! This book had me at the opening paragraph! The storyline is very interesting, to say the least! A very steamy forbidden and forced proximity romance. As soon as Ella (heroine) and Zander (hero) meet, t ...more
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