Title: A Kiss by Design (Book one of Kiss & Tell Series)
Author: Christy Hayes
Age Group: New Adult
Publication Date: November 21, 2013
Cover Design: Kim Killion Hot Damn Designs
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Synopsis What’s a girl to do when her best friend is making a mistake? Stop him, of course. College sophomore Emily Dilbert has been best friends with Dylan Chamberlain since they were kids. All she wants is for him to be happy and she knows him better than anyone. That’s why when she finds an engagement ring in his backpack she has to stop him from marrying the wrong girl. Dylan Chamberlain has been in love with his brother’s girlfriend, Emily, since the second grade. When his brother asks for help planning a surprise proposal, Dylan knows it’s time to bury his feelings and finally let Emily go. Too bad his heart refuses to cooperate. All of Emily’s attempts to lure Dylan away from his girlfriend fail, forcing her to turn up the heat on their friendship. Will Dylan reveal his long-buried secret and tell Emily how he feels? Or will Emily be forced to use any means necessary to show him the error of his ways?
Christy Hayes lives outside Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She has a journalism degree from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Women’s Fiction chapter of Romance Writers of America, and the Contemporary Romance Writers chapter of Romance Writers of America. Christy has been writing seriously since 2004 and made the decision to indie publish in 2011. When not working on her next novel, Christy can be found walking her dogs through her neighborhood or at one of her kids sporting events.
I was a little surprised by this read. I really enjoyed it. I have been a little tired of the love triangle thing but this read was a lot of fun and an easy reality escape for the day.
The characters were great and easy to relate to. It was interesting and kept me turning page after page. I loved the relationship between Dylan and Emily. I think my favorite character might be Dylan although its hard to pick :)
Overall a really good read. I would recommend this book to any romance fan. This new little spin on the love triangle is a little different than the rest.