Champagne Kisses by Krista Lakes
•Love or Duty
This isn’t the first of Krista Lakes “Kisses” series that I’ve read. Each story seems to go along with another character but is still A STANDALONE HEA in itself!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM, I am going to have to go back and read them ALL!! Even the ones I’ve already read, they’re THAT GOOD! They’re all told as if they’ve TRUELY happened. I hadn’t realized until reading this story that the series had been released earlier, the first one I read was (Saltwater Kisses Book 1 in April of this year, which I also received as an ARC in exchange for an honest review) then read her New Release this year (ISLAND KISSES Book 9 in August which I also received as an ARC in exchange for an honest review & then I purchased it!). It doesn’t matter which order you read them, the characters tell their own stories that just blend with the other characters lives! I laughed, was scared, joyously happy as well as sad and broken-hearted, and shed a lot of tears along with the characters in this story, be prepared for the emotional roller coaster you’ll ride while reading; but it is Ssoooo worth the ride!!
Champagne Kisses goes back and forth between the summer of 1990 and present day.
(Summer of 1990) Rachel and her two best friends Kimberly and Jenny were renting a small condo as a a celebration for graduating before they went their separate ways for work. They notice the three guys on the beach and then go to find them that night. Dean, Matt & Tony are enjoying vacation before they’re deployed to the Middle East. The 3 couples are inseparable until their vacation ends. (Present Day) Rachel is billionaire Jack Saunders personal assistant, if he needed something done, she was the one he turned to, and had been since he was a boy. They’re all sad and hurting because Jack’s father Daniel is close to death. He has been like a father to Rachel throughout the years she’s worked for them. Because of his illness, Jack has to take over sooner than they expected as the CEO of DS Oil and Gas, the company his father started. Dean is now a personal guard for Emma, Jack’s wife. The chemistry between Rachel & Dean hasn’t changed, they just cannot act upon it because of the strict no-dating policy between employees within the Saunders company, that Daniel made very clear to her when Dean was hired. No matter their feelings for each other, if they acted upon them and were fired neither would be hired in their field of work again. So they just try to keep themselves out of tempting situations, so far it had worked. But would it always? What happens between them? Will their Love or their duty to their work win out? You’ll have to read on to find out, but I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT, as well as the rest of the series! I know I WILL be reading them ALL!!! Due to sexual situations, this book is recommended for readers 16 and older. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.