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One More Kiss (Love at First Kiss #9) by Tara September


Step one: Kiss Cal again. Just one more kiss.
Step two: Kiss someone else to compare.
Step three: Permanently close the door on Cal Chase.

Once again I bang on the connecting door to my dorm room, trying to be heard over the blaring music coming from the other side. My bestie should be living in that room, but no, she transferred to be with her boyfriend and now I’m stuck sharing a wall with stupidly hot track star, Cal Chase. My friends say I’m lucky, but his mere presence annoys me, along with his late-night music and the constant gaggle of giggly girls who visit. I’m the only one who can see right through that patented “Cal Charm.” He’s just another player and I’m not game.

So, why the hell did I let him give me an out-of-this-world kiss under the stars the other night? It had to be the magic of the meteor shower. I can’t actually like him, right? I simply need to prove Cal’s stellar kiss was a fluke, and I know how to do it and in just three steps.

Should be easy, right? Yeah, famous last words.


Ms. September hooked me with her writing back in 2020 when I read Mine to Five and Don’t Start Now in 2021. I don’t usually pick up a lot of novellas but when I received a personal request to review One More Kiss, I couldn’t wait to read it. Cal and April’s enemies-to-lovers story is playful and genuine as two college neighbors with a connecting door can’t stop with just one kiss under the stars.

Cal is kind and playful as he pursues his feisty and headstrong neighbor by serenading her with kissing songs, passes her notes, leaves her Hershey kisses outside her door, and calls her bluff with her silly notion to kiss someone else to make sure their shared kiss wasn’t a fluke. He’s a good guy with the best intentions of winning over the beautiful bookish girl next door. Yummy!

April is at college to get an education, not party all night. So when her next-door neighbor keeps her up with his giggly girlfriends she assumes he’s a playboy. After a stolen kiss under the stars, her lie of a less-than-enthused reaction to it is just the challenge Cal needs to prove her wrong. With lots of sexual tension and late-night conversations through their connecting door, her preconceived notions start to waver as one kiss leads to another.

I am pleased to recommend this fun college romantic novella full of playfulness and chemistry of the sensual kind. The characters are cute, the flirting is entertaining, and their HEA is refreshing.

Thank you to Ms. September for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Tara SeptemberBlogger and former PR executive for The Walt Disney Company, Tara holds a Master’s degree in journalism & communications from New York University and majored in English for her BA at Wheaton College, Massachusetts. For 16 years, Tara has penned a popular lifestyle, travel and parenting blog at

An avid romance reader, she has been daydreaming about being an author since high school. Dozens of bad dates and adventures later, she still finds it impossible that she met her husband on a New York City subway. They now live in sunny Southwest Florida with identical twin boys and four cats underfoot/on her laptop/everywhere. Fueled by an IV of green tea, she’s finally writing the happily ever after tales she’s been dreaming about.

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