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A Kiss Is Never Just A Kiss by Lisa Fox


Do you remember your first kiss? Most people do. It’s one of those complex life moments full of anticipation, nerves, and wonder. A kiss shared by a couple in a romance novel is like that first kiss all over again, beautiful, enchanting, and life-changing.

One Kiss, my first novella for Harper Impulse, was set on New Year’s Eve, and I think we all know how important that midnight kiss is! For Kat and Dean, it was a pivotal moment, the turning point when their friendship became something else – something more.

As I was writing it, I thought a lot about how significant a first kiss can be for a couple, and from there, the foundation for what has become my Midnight Kiss series was born. What could be more fun – or romantic! – then having all my couples share their first kisses at midnight?

Of course, all the stories couldn’t take place on New Year’s Eve, so I had to come up with new and interesting ways for these midnight kisses to occur. For Stacy and Ten in Her Perfect Lips, church bells ring in the hour as their lips meet. And for Ryan and Grace, the hero and heroine of my latest release, A Kiss in the Dark, it’s at the moment the power is restored after a blackout.

These stories have been incredibly fun for me. I’m so thrilled with A Kiss in the Dark. I’m totally in love with Ryan, an amateur boxer and web designer, and Grace, a cozy mystery writer, who made me a bit teary more than once. He is bad boy, and she is a nice girl, and their instant attraction and very sweet chemistry was a pleasure to write. A Kiss in the Dark is out today and I hope you all come to love Ryan and Grace just as much as I do!

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A Kiss in the Dark

A Kiss in the Dark by Lisa Fox

Book Three of the Midnight Kiss Series, set in the dynamic world of ONE KISS

Blurb: A bad boy can make a girl feel so good.

Grace’s attraction to her new web designer, amateur boxer and all-around playboy, Ryan Granger, is off the charts. But the bad boy of programming is not someone she needs to get entangled with. She’s got too many responsibilities and no time for games. She has deadlines to meet and a sick father to care for. Ryan is tempting, but being with him is completely unrealistic. Still, a girl can fantasize, right?

Ryan wants Grace badly, but while he’s building her website, they have to keep things strictly professional. Thankfully, walking her home during a city-wide blackout is on his own time and whatever happens in the dark doesn’t count. He’s falling hard for Grace and he is a man used to winning. The only problem is, he’s got to convince her that he’s worthy of her trust.

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Author: Lisa Fox

World-renowned neurosurgeon, master chef, secret member of American royalty, seducer of legions of beautiful, outrageously sexy angels and demons and vampires and werewolves and the occasional pirate, Lisa Fox has done it all… in her own mind. In reality, she can generally be found at her desk with a cup of coffee close at hand. Or maybe a martini. It really depends on the day.

8 thoughts on “A Kiss Is Never Just A Kiss by Lisa Fox

  1. In reality first kisses tend not to live up to expectations for me. The second kiss however…

  2. I’ve never been kissed before so I only have amazing first kisses in novels to go by 🙂 Oh and how wonderful they are to read!

  3. My first kiss was when I was 13 and the kiss was sweet and forgettable but at the time it was again I forgot, oh well, I enjoyed the excerpt.

  4. This sounds like a great book. I don’t really remember my first kiss. It seems like it was decades ago – oh yeah, it was. I do remember the first time DH & I kissed though – and that was also decades ago. Guess that one was more memorable.

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