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Welcome to Kissing Creek, where everything has a romance-themed pun for a name and love is lurking around every corner...

Audrey Miller doesn’t believe in happily-ever-after, so she is definitely living in the wrong town. But she’s never getting out of Kissing Creek, because playing pseudo-mom for her younger siblings doesn’t leave time for much else. She’ll do anything
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Published November 9th 2020 by Entangled Publishing LLC (Amara)
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Kissing Lessons by Stefanie London

Contemporary romance. Romantic comedy style.
Ronan accepted a professor position in a small college outside Boston so he could be near family. Audrey supported her brother and sisters working multiple jobs, getting them to and from school and making sure homework was done. She ran the household and waylaid their father as much as possible. She loved her siblings so much and wanted them to get to college and lead successful lives so any sacrifice on her part was
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DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

Ronan didn’t date much these days—he’d tried it once or twice, and it always ended up in tears. Never his.

The llama let out the same bleating, hollering sound, which could only be described as Chewbacca on helium crossed with angry cat gurgling. In other words, a sound that would haunt him for the rest of his life.

He loved his grandmother to bits… But her stubborn Irish blood made her tough as nails and twice as sharp.

Maybe it was the worry festering in his brain about his grandm
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
3.5 stars

I have mixed emotions about Kissing Lessons by Stefanie London; on one hand I loved the fairytale quality of the story, but on the other hand I had issues with the fact that the heroine dropped out of school at 15 to raise her siblings and work to take care of her family because her father basically gave up after her mother’s death. I think there would have been some legal ramifications about that from the school district and social services, so right away I had an issue getting firmly
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, cute-story
Kissing Lessons is a cute, small town story about an older sibling who stepped up to take care of her 4 other siblings when their mother died and their father lost his way. It has a serious side to it due to her responsibilities with her family, but the romance with the hero was just so cute. I loved getting to see these two meet and get to know each other. They are both adorably brainy. I have to say I learned a lot of really cool facts from this book.
Kimberly
3.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin

A hero and heroine with sizeable emotional baggage and an aversion to romantic commitment have no chance against love when they live in a town called Kissing Creek. Author Stefanie London ups the charm with this cute small town without becoming cloying, but don’t expect all fluff just because Kissing Lessons takes place at locations like the Kisspresso Café.

Audrey has had a difficult life, but she maintains (outwardly at least) a positive disposition.
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Jenn (The Book Refuge)
Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: age-gaps
*Thank you to NetGalley and Entangled for the eARC I received in exchange for an honest review.*

This book was freaking adorable!

Audrey was a sweet woman, who has put her dreams and education on hold to assist her younger siblings after her mom died. She left high school and works too many jobs in her small town to help mitigate the weight on her father and ensure that her siblings get the education she doesn't have.

She meet Ronan on his day of work when he stops into her coffee shop. She acciden
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Annie
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The professor and the student trope…but make it classy and empowering.

I have SO MUCH LOVE for this book. ‘Kissing Lessons’ hit my shelves when I was having a really bad week (and I mean truly awful…the kind of week that leaves scars your heart). And although I was excited to read it (I mean, have you seen the reviews?), I was doubtful it would do anything for my mood. And that’s when Stefanie London took me to school.

‘Kissing Lessons’ is a meeting of mi
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Chandra
3.5/5 stars. Much of this book was very sweet (and occasionally sexy). However it was marked down a bit for two reasons. One, it got overly sweet (toothache level) at times. Two, the more bothersome factor, was the confusing depiction of an abusive parent that doesn’t come with any sort of real thoughtfulness or resolve. I feel this is very sensitive material and it just needed to be considered a bit more intentionally or left out all together.
Janae
Oct 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Well hello, a curvy heroine? Yes please! I love when an author gives us real characters. I throughly enjoyed this novel by Stephanie London. I have read a few of her books and this may be my new favorite.

Audrey is such a wonderdul main character. I really enjoyed seeing the growth and development that was exhibited. She struggles to find balance between personal and family life.

Insert Ronan. Their chemistry is amazing and watching each of them.navigate their relationship, and their personal aff
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Jennifer Hines
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
*I received this book free from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley.*

Audrey hadn't been dealt the best hand in life, but she did everything in her power to make the best of what she had. Her mother passed away, her father was present, but not really there, and she spent her time working two jobs and trying to raise her four younger siblings so that they could ascend to bigger and better things. Ultimately she put her own wants and desires in a box and locked it away so deep she never even visited
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NICUnurse Stephanie
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kissing Lessons is the first book in Stefanie London’s new Kissing Creek series, and it delved into a lot more serious topics than I originally thought it would when I first saw the cover and read the blurb. Let’s just say it took me places I didn’t expect to go when I first picked it up.

This book is not just about the relationship between the hero and heroine, but it also highlights the importance of confronting negative relationships in our lives and either working to fix them or cutting them
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Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
Adorable, full of emotion, passion, and personal connection...Kissing Lessons is a wonderful read!

Audrey Miller always wears a smile and appears to the outside world like the eternal optimist, but when you get to know her she's actually a realist living in the present and just getting through life day by day. After her mother died she took over as the head of household raising her younger siblings and she basically gave up on whatever dreams she may have had for herself. It isn't until Ronan Wal
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Annie
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WATCH A FUN VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

The professor and the student trope…but make it classy and empowering.

I have SO MUCH LOVE for this book. ‘Kissing Lessons’ hit my shelves when I was having a really bad week (and I mean truly awful…the kind of week that leaves scars your heart). And although I was excited to read it (I mean, have you seen the reviews?), I was doubtful it would do anything for my mood. And that’s when Stefanie London took me to school.

‘Kissing Lessons’ is a meeting of mi
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Megan
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
When going into this book I thought I was heading into a sweet, rom-com type of a read. Oh boy, was I wrong! This story was so emotionally charged it had me completely addicted.

Audrey and Ronan, two people so deserving of love but neither of them realizing that was exactly what they needed, stumble across each other in a bustling cafe where Audrey makes an absolute fool of herself. (Something that Ronan will never let her forget.)

While there were some laugh-out-loud moments this story was more a
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Vicki
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Audrey Millers life changed when her mom died and her father emotionally checked out. At twenty-six, she's working two jobs to keep food on the table for her younger siblings. Her one college class per semester is the only thing that is completely for her. But when her newest professor strolls into the coffee shop she works at as a barista, everything changes.

Ronan finds Audrey to be absolutely captivating, and he can't stop from seeking her out, despite the potential taboo of a professor/studen
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Alicia
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I was expecting something light and fluffy, there are some light moments but this one got me right in the feels.

Audrey Miller has lived in Kissing Creek her whole life with more responsibility than most women her age. She works two jobs supporting herself and her younger siblings. Her main goal to get them to college and out of their small town.

Ronan Walsh is the new young professor who she mistakes for a student. She utters something embarrassing about the hot guy ordering coffee and is
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Kari Hansen
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audrey would do anything for her family and that includes pushing aside all her plans and wishes for the future in order to be there for those she loved. She works multiple jobs to make ends meet and the one source of entertainment she has is the intermittent college courses she manages to take.

Ronan is a college professor who has recently moved to town to be near his family, but his time here has an expiry date. Even though he and Audrey’s first meeting wasn’t without its confusion they are bo
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Melena Torretta
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, netgalley-arcs
I absolutely loved Audrey and Ronan's story.

From their meet cute at the coffee shop their chemistry was obvious. Ronan was so supportive and kind. He truly saw how smart and quick witted Audrey was and wanted to encourage her to reach for her dreams. She was hard-working, loved her family, and so strong and resilient. They were two characters who were easy to love.

Their story was well paced and I couldn't put it down. It's one of my favorite books this year.

The idea of a small town themed aroun
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Talie
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2020-nov
3.75stars

Thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the advance readers copy of this title.

Kissing Lessons by Stefanie London was a satisfying romance. Audrey Miller is a woman forced to grow up quickly when her mom passes away when she was a teenager. With a distraught dad who can't cope, Audrey steps in to take care of her four younger siblings. She does this while working two jobs and slipping in a college class here and there for her own enjoyment. One day Ronan Walsh comes into th
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Kari
Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, 2020, for-review
I ended up really enjoying Kissing Lessons. Both of the main characters had heartbreaking backgrounds that hurt my heart. Audrey deserved the world but she kept putting her dreams on hold to raise her siblings. Ronan was just who she needed to realize she was worth everything. I was rooting for them. One of my favorite parts of the book was the little trivia tidbits that were included at the beginning of each chapter. I learned some new fun facts about things I never knew I needed to know. It wa ...more
Kelly (AndKellyReads)
This book was cute! And it was fun. It definitely wasn't my favorite Stefanie London book, and it did have some moments where I just wanted to skim through, but I really did love our hero and heroine. Audrey was feisty, she was strong, and she was stubborn, but sometimes too much so. Ronan wasn't the best hero I've ever read, but he was still pretty charming and definitely a fun counterpart to Audrey.

It was a fine book. It wasn't the best it wasn't the worst. I enjoyed it, but I wanted more. De
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Zeba
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kissing Lessons is the first book in the Kissing Creek series, where Professor Ronan Walsh comes for a temporary teaching position and meets Audrey Miller. Working two jobs and caring for her siblings leaves Audrey little time and money for herself but meeting Ronan makes her want things which she knows are well beyond her reach.

This book is a wonderful read with all the feels and I loved the small town setting. Both Ronan and Audrey are the sweetest characters with very real emotional burdens a
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Tammy
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
While I loved Audrey and Ronan with their banter the book focused a bit too much on their family dramas for me. The lightheartedness of the couple was a plus and I needed a light read but the family drama brought it down for me personally. I would rate this a 3.5 due to it being marketed as a fun, light read and it had dark drama to it.
Traci
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kissing Lessons is the first book in the new and fun series The Kissing Creek. It certainly started the series off with a bang! The book was full of emotions and the characters were realistic and so easy to connect with. I loved the witty humor and the main characters' trivia questions, which was unique to them and their relationship. It caught my attention at the beginning and held it until the last sentence!
Audrey Miller had taken up the responsibility of her mother when she had passed away. A
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Lauren loves llamas
Content warnings: (view spoiler)

I’m always on the lookout for curvy heroines, and seeing one on the cover of the book really caught my eye. Even better, this book leans hard into some rom-com tropes and it was such a satisfying read because of it.

“But, in Audrey’s opinion, the little moments mattered in life, too.
And that’s what she did—she gave people little momen
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Julie
I’ve read a few of Stefanie’s books, and they’ve always made me smile. Cute couples, laughs and enough passionate moments to keep me reading.
Kissing Lessons is the first book in her new series “The Kissing Creek.”
Audrey had to become a mother to her siblings at the young age of 15, her father was still around, but he just fell apart! So she left school and ran the household. She worked hard and forgot about her dreams, she didn’t want the same thing for her siblings, so she pushed and helped th
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mandy ❤
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

In Kissing Lessons by Stefanie London we have a forbidden small town romance between a student and her professor. 26 year old Audrey is a single parent to her 3 siblings since her mothers death and her father having checked out emotionally and mentally to care for the family. She juggles two jobs while raising her siblings and has no time for a personal life, which includes romance. Which is iro
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pageswithpayten
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you NetGalley, Entangled Publishing and Stafanie London for gifting me an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!
Is there anything better than a book blowing away your expectations?! I love going into a book expecting one thing and getting so much more. A small town with a cutesy romance name, young woman working in a coffee shop supporting her younger siblings and alcoholic father and out of town hottie professor? I expected this book to be light and fluffy and more
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Nayab
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a pleasant surprise Kissing Lessons was! Honestly? I requested to review this book based solely on the cover and synopsis (picturesque small town where everybody knows everybody’s business? Yes please!) So I wasn’t expecting much from the characters; for me (initially) the star of the book was looking to be the town.

And then I started reading and colour me shocked! I absolutely ADORED Audrey and Ronan! To be fair anything that begins with the female protagonist calling the male protagonis
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Maureen
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although this cover isn’t really something that speaks to me or calls my name, after I read the book description of ‘Kissing Lessons’ I found myself very intrigued with this read and requested a copy. I was lucky enough to receive a copy and started reading as soon as I could.

In ‘Kissing Lessons’ we meet Audrey. Audrey has been living in Kissing Creek all her life. Funny really, since this town is all about romance and she definitely isn’t one to believe in love or anything of that romantic stu
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Stefanie London is the multi award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romances and romantic comedies.

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