Review: Just Kiss Me by Rachel Gibson

Just Kiss Me
Rachel Gibson
Avon Books
July 26th

"Hello, Ms. Vivian . . . it's been a long time."

And with those words, Vivian Leigh Rochet nearly melted. It's been years since she last saw Henry Whitley-Shuler. She was a teenager scrubbing houses for a living. He was the gorgeous son of rich parents, not fit for the likes of her.

Vivian had vowed to get out of Charleston, become a big Hollywood star, and stick it to the snooty girls who made her cry.

She got what she wanted—and more—but why does her glamorous life seem so trivial?

Henry got out too . . . making it all the way to Wall Street, until a heart attack forced him to trade in his cufflinks for a good set of hand tools.

Making furniture soothes his soul, but escaping the Whitley-Shuler heritage is nearly impossible. And now he's come face-to-face with the one who got away. He's not looking for love. He's not even looking for sex . . . so why is resisting her the hardest thing he's ever done?

I'm always happy to see when Rachel Gibson has a new book out. I only wish they were so few and far between. I really enjoy her brand of humor and romance. 

Just Kiss Me filled me with so many emotions. It's one of those books that run you up and down, I wasn't sure if I loved it, hated it, or something in the middle. 

I went with something in the middle. 

I really enjoyed both Henry & Vivien as people. I even liked them as a couple. I just didn't like how they acted together as a couple. Who I didn't care for was Henry's mother. Which was okay, you need someone in the story to dislike and Nonnie is very unlikable. I also didn't care for Vivien's assistant, Sarah. She really shouldn't have made me feel anything thing, she's only in the story very little but she did. 

For the most part I really liked the story and just explode and not in a good way. (yes there is a good way) I don't know what happened. I really loved all the deep dark secrets, of course I figured them out right away, but whatever. One minute I was enjoying the story and then I wasn't. 

I was kind of shocked when that happened. I really didn't care for the way Vivien acted at the end of the story. Like a child. I would love to say more but I don't want to ruin in for you. You might now be bothered by the way she acted. Hell, some might have even agreed with it. 

I'm just not one of them. 

Of course even though I didn't care for all of the ending, I did like some, enough to find out the story on a high note. If anything, the story gave me something to talk about. 

If you've read, Just Kiss Me or anything else by Rachel Gibson I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! 


  1. Sounds like an emotional story that pushes some buttons. Good review!

    1. It is. You really need to read it and judge it for yourself.


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