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#BookReview – “A Kiss for Miss Kingsley” by Collette Cameron

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A lonely wallflower. A future viscount. A second chance at love.

Olivia Kingsley didn’t expect to be swept off her feet and receive a marriage proposal two weeks into her first Season. However, one delicious dance with Allen Wimpleton, and her future is sealed. Or so she thinks until her eccentric father suddenly announces he’s moving the family to the Caribbean for a year.

Terrified of losing Olivia, Allen begs her to elope, but she refuses. Distraught at her leaving, and unaware of her father’s ill-health, Allen doubts her love and foolishly demands she choose—him or her father.

Heartbroken at his callousness, Olivia turns her back on their love. The year becomes three, enough time for her broken heart to heal, and after her father dies, she returns to England.
Coming face to face with Allen at a ball, she realizes she never purged him from her heart.

But can they overcome their pasts and old wounds to trust love again? Or has Allen found another in her absence?


In the first novella in the A Waltz with a Rogue series, Miss Olivia Kingsley has recently returned to London after living aboard with her brother and late father. She still loves the man she left behind years earlier, and although she fears he still wants nothing to do with her, she attends a ball at his parents’ home to finally settle things between them.

Allen Wimpleton needs to choose a wife, but the only woman he ever loved sailed away three years earlier. He never expected to see her again until she walks into his parents’ ballroom. Can he earn her forgiveness, or will he kiss his second chance at happiness goodbye?

This is a fast, sweet short romance with good characterization, but I wish it would’ve been longer. I’ll be sure to check out more books by Ms. Cameron.

3.5 Stars

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