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Harlequin Spotlight – First Time for Everything by Aimee Carson (Kiss Line)

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KISS is sharply contemporary, glossy and chic, attracting readers who enjoy a short hit of romantic excitement with a thoroughly modern twist! Smart and stylish, sweet or sexy, these stories offer fun, flirty reads featuring smart, sassy heroines, equally matched by 21st century alpha heroes!


KISS Key Elements

Contemporary romance series with a range of sensuality – we’re looking for authors who can convey that young urban feel with sparkling characters and simmering tension – either with or without the hot sex!

This series is all about the 21st century alpha male hero!

Vibrant, sexy, spirited, fun – but still offering a strong emotional pay off and happy ever after.

50,000 words

Featured in KISS:


Sparky, spirited heroines in control of their own destinies and with friends to help them through – these ladies are more than a match for their men.


Flirty, cheeky, alpha heroes, who expect their partners to be their equals – these guys are absolutely irresistible!


KISS is: all around you! Just look out for edgy, modern-day characters, sometimes struggling, sometimes knocked sideways by love, but finding their happy endings with plenty of laughter and attitude along the way…

TV: Brothers and Sisters, Ugly Betty, New Girl for their fab, witty dialogue

Films: What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Bridesmaids, 500 Days of Summer, 27 Dresses, No Strings Attached, The Holiday, Friends With Kids, Crazy Stupid Love.

Authors: if you enjoy authors such as Kristin Higgins, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Tasmina Perry, Jennifer Cruisie or Meg Cabot you’ll love KISS!


Did You Know?

KISS will be launched in North America in February 2013

KISS is published as RIVA in the UK

There are 4 new Harlequin KISS books available each month.

First Time for Everything

by Aimee Carson

Harlequin KISS

Mar 2013

Category: Contemporary Romance


ISBN: 9780373207046 (#5)


Back of the Book

“So tell me, suit,” she said, as lightly as she could. “What exactly is a virgin supposed to act like?”


Jacqueline’s new boss is none other than her friend’s older brother—hot-shot lawyer Blake Bennington. His control freakery and his need to always, always be right would normally send fiery, unconventional Jax running a mile—but even she has to admit he looks edible in his bespoke suit!


She’s quickly realizing she’s way out of her depth…but with this contained, experienced guy, trying to get him to lose his cool is just a little too tempting….



I adore Ms. Carson has a Presents writer so I picked up her little gem from the new line from Harlequin. Wow, powerful story about letting go, finding out who you really want to be and letting love come into your life.

From the moment Jax and Blake meet the sexual tension crackles off the pages. Not to mention their complete lack of respect for each other lives. Blake is a States Attorney and his life is orderly, boring and he hasn’t had a girlfriend in a long time. It’s gotten so bad in his love life, his sister and mother have taken notice. (That’s bad)

Jax is a smart, sexy, somewhat emotionally scarred young woman. She knows who and what she is and not afraid to speak her mind. Unfortunately, speaking her mind has gotten in the crosshairs with Blake. Their meeting was hilarious and I’m still picturing the look on Blake’s face. LOL!

Just when you think, okay, polar opposites in two totally different worlds troupe has been done before, Ms. Carson throws a couple of curve balls at you. For this reader, they made complete sense and I fell even deeper into the story. I truly didn’t want this book to end.

The crisp dialogue, characters that I truly liked and cared for and an ending that was sweet and perfect for Jax and Blake. Oh and the smexy times are hawt and powerful, too. Not too over the top but emotional. Oh…the inner dialogue from Blake and Jax is funny, too. Blake is all male when it comes to sex and Jax well…you need to read the story to find out what she thinks. 🙂

I highly recommend it. And for some reason, Bulldog is singing to me now. 🙂






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