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Monday, March 29, 2010

His Sister’s Kiss by Kate Hill

His Sister’s Kiss by Kate Hill
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Recent Historical
Length: Short Story (96 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Fern

After surviving captivity in a Vietnam prison camp, Master Sergeant Abraham Marley Forbes longs more than ever for a loving family life. It’s a dream he doubts will ever come true, until a promise to a deceased friend sends him straight into the arms of the one woman who can fulfill his deepest desires.

His Sister’s Kiss is an emotional and moving story about two people who have faced tragedy, only to connect to one another in the aftermath.

When Master Sergeant Forbes returns from a tour in Vietnam, it should be cause for celebration. Instead, he finds himself visiting the sister and young daughter of his friend who perished after they became prisoners of war. Needing to share a final message, Abe is shocked when he meets Angela. As the sister of his fallen comrade, he never anticipated he would be so attracted and drawn to someone who would normally be off-limits. As he and Angela get to know one another and he becomes acquainted with Polly, he realizes that perhaps what he’s been missing most in his life has been serendipitously placed in his path.

This is the kind of story that leaves you with a smile on your face – even if the journey isn’t always easy to read. Angela is fantastic as a woman who meets the man of her dreams through tragic circumstances, yet, opens her heart to him regardless. Abe is perfect as the tortured hero who wants to live a happy life but continues to carry mental and emotional scars that are not so easily vanquished. I loved their chemistry and felt that the pace of the story maintained a perfect balance between heat and heart. His Sister’s Kiss is a very emotional read; however, the heat is definitely there when Abe and Angela give way to their desires.

Recommended for those looking for an emotionally charged and heartfelt romance, I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend His Sister’s Kiss.

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