Review: It Started with a Kiss by Marina Adair

It Started with a Kiss
A Sequoia Lake Novel #1
Marina Adair
Montlake Romance

With a kidney transplant behind her, Avery Adam is determined to channel her inner-adventurer and explore everything life has to offer. Only problem, the closest Avery has ever come to a real life adventure was 6th grade science camp. So to seize the summer in her rustic Sierra Nevada town, she takes a job as a guide at the local adventure lodge. Avery is up for a challenge, she just didn’t realize her challenge would weigh in at six-plus-feet of rugged good looks and alpha-male-charm.

As a member of the Sequoia Elite Mountain Rescue team, Tyson Donovan has made a life out of cheating death and a career out of rescuing weekend-warriors from the deadliest of terrain. The world is his home is more than just a motto, it’s what scares off women who would otherwise try to tie him down. But when his dad’s health lands the family’s adventure lodge in serious danger of going up in flames, he moves home—and quickly remembers why he left. But then he meets Avery, the irresistible new guide who makes him want to stay.

Tyson gives the inexperienced Avery a lesson in romance that her books could never teach her. And with her undeniable spirit for life, Avery shows Tyson the healing power of love. But with one misstep everything come crashing down, and they’ll both have to take the biggest leap of all—into the kind of adventure that lasts a lifetime.

This is the first book I've read by Marina Adair. I have others sitting on my bookshelves I just haven't gotten to them yet. When I saw It Started with a Kiss for review I knew it was time to try her. 

I have to say that I really love this cover it plays right into the title. 

I wasn't sure what I would say in this review because I wasn't sure what I thought about It Started with a Kiss. I didn't love it, nor did I hate it. To be honest, I'm really not sure what I think of it.  

I liked the characters and the story line. So they weren't the problem. I guess it was just the way the author wrote the story. At times I had to make myself continue to read it when all I wanted to do was put it aside. 

You'll really like Avery. She has been through so much and now all she wan't to do is live her life to the fullest. You'll want the best for her. She makes the story. 

I also liked Tyson, more then once he made me smile. A charmer! See, I told you I liked the characters. I think there are plenty of readers out there that will love this story. I might not be willing to read the next book in the series but I'm really glad that I've given her a try. 

If you've read It Started with a Kiss or any other book by Marina Adair I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! 💓


  1. oh this sounds like a sweet one. I do need to pick up this author though. It can be hard when you read a book are still aren't sure if you liked it or not. Its that in between feeling.

  2. I have a few books of hers too. An honest review, something just didn't click for you.


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