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There’s nothing that single mom Liv Preston won’t do if it means making her six-year-old son smile again. After a heartbreaking two years, her little family is due for some fun in the sun. She just didn’t expect to find it in the big, rugged, Search and Rescue hero next door—who shows her just how exciting, and sexy, life’s adventures can be.As head of Reno’s K-9 search diThere’s nothing that single mom Liv Preston won’t do if it means making her six-year-old son smile again. After a heartbreaking two years, her little family is due for some fun in the sun. She just didn’t expect to find it in the big, rugged, Search and Rescue hero next door—who shows her just how exciting, and sexy, life’s adventures can be.As head of Reno’s K-9 search division, Ford Jamison knows what it takes to make life-and-death decisions on the fly. He doesn’t hesitate, doesn’t do regrets, and has never doubted his instincts—until he makes a promise that turns his world upside down. Desperate for redemption, he returns to Sequoia Lake, only to find himself face-to-face with his past…and the one woman he can’t have. Not when his secret would destroy her—and everything she holds dear.For Liv, finding love once was a gift. Finding it twice seems impossible, until the moment Ford’s lips meet hers. Love doesn’t always come easy, but when it’s right, it’s worth fighting for…...

Title : Every Little Kiss
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Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Every Little Kiss Reviews

  • Jo
    2018-09-24 21:23

    Just as FANTASTIC and EMOTIONAL as the first book!!! Marina Adair is ON FIRE with this series!! “And for the record, I think stubborn is sexy on a woman.”“You’re just saying that because you have your eye on my remaining cupcake,” she teased.“I’d have my eyes on more than your cupcake, but you laid down the no-flirting rule.”Ford Jamison knows to keep his feelings out of the way of doing his job. As head of Reno’s K-9 search division making life-or-death decisions in an instant has always been easy for him. He never doubted his decisions until the rescue and retrieval of two years ago. And the promise he made then continues to haunt him. The guilt continues two eat at him and he knows the only way to move forward, to stop risking the career he loves is to return to Sequoia Lake. He had hoped to find closure, but instead he found himself in the company of the very woman he should stay away from, the woman his secret would hurt and the woman he suddenly has trouble staying away from.For the last two years Liv Preston’s world has been about her little son and picking up the broken pieces of their lives since her husband tragically died. She’s determined to make her little guy smile again and to grab her career by the horns. What she didn’t count on was the sudden attraction she felt for her sexy new neighbour, Ford.It wasn’t peace he was feeling—it was coming home. He didn’t want to run, didn’t feel the need to search. He felt as if he’d been lost, searching for his way home, and Liv had rescued him.I adored Ford! I loved the way he flirted with Liv, that he called her cupcake and that he couldn’t keep his distance from her, even while knowing it could end in disaster. His dog, Bullseye, was so adorable and I loved how sweet he was with him.In dust-covered boots, low-slung tactical pants, and enough testosterone to level a football arena, Ford was over six feet of unadulterated fun waiting to be tapped.Liv was a wonderful heroine and the way she loved her son was amazing. I definitely could relate to her love of cupcakes and I loved the friendship she built with Avery and Grace. I also loved how brave she was, working so hard at proving she was the right person for a new opening at work and the way she opened up to Ford even when she was afraid of taking a risk again. “I came here searching for answers and found meaning.” He looked into her eyes. “I found you, Liv.”I’m a sucker for instant attraction and it was so great here and I loved that their romance was still a slow burn with lots of cute banter and flirting! The older woman, younger man trope is a favorite of mine and I loved that the age difference between them was never an issue. Their romance was sweet, sexy and very emotional and I loved all of it!“I wish someone would move on me,” Grace said. “It’s been so long I don’t know if my body would know how to move back.”I love small town romances and this series has a cast of amazing characters. All the senior townspeople are hilarious especially the women and how they kept making passes at Ford :-D Then there’s Harris and who is so sexy and the way he loves his little daughter just made my ovaries explode. I really hope we get a book for him and I REALLY hope Grace is going to be the one for him. *crossing fingers* I am SO loving this series! I love all the feels and how sweet and sexy it is. A definite must read for all romance fans!

  • Sunny
    2018-08-27 14:16

    ARC REVIEW, 3.5 starsOriginally posted at Scandalicious Book ReviewIf I have not said it before, shame on me, but I love the way Marina Adair writes. There is an easy quality to her stories and she hits just the right notes on the emotional scale. Her small town settings give us an opportunity to mingle with some well-meaning, but quirky characters. In my mind, I keep picturing television shows like Northern Exposure and the Bob Newhart shows. Every Little Kiss is book two in the Sequoia Lake series. Because this series features the Sequoia Elite Mountain Rescue team, it features another favorite feature of mine – very hunky first responders. Hubba hubba. Ford Jamison is an elite K-9 handler out of Reno but gets called in to do rescue and recovery work all over the world with his trusty partner, Bullseye. Years ago, he had to make a heartbreaking decision of rescuing either the father or son after they were in a car accident. That situation leaves an indelible mark on both the boy and the rescuer. The boy, Paxton, now suffers from select mutism and the Ford carries the guilt of not being able to save both. This is further complicated by a promise Ford makes to the father to deliver one last present to his wife. Liv Preston is cautiously but surely learning to go on with life without her husband. She recognizes that it would be easy to focus her entire life on her son and bury her grief, but she does not do that. She knows that she must take care of her child by being a warrior for him and modeling that same behavior. This is where the story really shines for me. I really like how Liv pulls herself up and takes risks to help herself evolve, but to also be the mother that Paxton needs. This includes standing up to her mother in law. I love how she finds her voice and puts on her Wonder Woman warrior armor to face challenges head on. When she meets Ford, it is easy to be attracted to him. But Liv also sees Ford for who he really is and what he really needs. He is a man who needs deep connections but avoids them like the plague. Unfortunately, Ford’s story is a weak point in the plot. We know that he is abandoned by his father as a child and that makes him wary of investing in relationships. I get it, but he is a little stalker-ish. He sends both Liv and Paxton anonymous presents, he helps Paxton get accepted and pays the tuition for a popular summer camp. He is generous, but he does not know this woman or her child. Also, I have a real issue with his inability to come clean with Liv about who he really is and how he is connected to her and her deceased husband. I think it took entirely too long for him to tell her the truth. I also got tired of his excuses for keeping his secret. It becomes a character issue for me. Luckily, the author also knows how to write a good happily ever after. She mostly redeems Ford at the end, mostly. It is Liv’s courage that makes me reconsider Ford. She does not settle for anything less than being totally loved. Here is a woman who knows her worth.

  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    2018-08-26 17:18

    Marina Adair is one of my top go-to authors for contemporary romance novels and she persistently proves to be so with each book she writes. This second installment of Marina Adair’s Sequoia Lake series has heartbreaking bits that made my heart ache, and I loved the well-deserved happy ending. Adair wrote a story of love, loss, and second chances, and it was an amazing read.Liv and Ford’s past experiences and current situation just touched my heart along with Knox, Liv’s MIL and the rest of secondary characters. Adair’s writing gives you a chance to get to know everyone in this town and I can’t help feel anything but adoration for all of them. Especially Liv and Ford.I love Liv because of who she is. This good hearted woman who despite her hardships, still strives to be a better person, strives to work on her nursing career, and be the best mom she can be. After losing her husband a couple of years back, nothing has been easy for her but she is amazingly surviving with a gusto. Of course, after meeting a search-and-rescue officer who happens to have just moved in next door makes things complicated, but almost a relief that there could be life after being a widow.Ford has his heart set to make sure Liv and Knox are well taken care of but from afar. His obligation to doing this gets more complicated when he comes to town for a temporary assignment. Getting to know each other is inevitable and following the single-mom rule is just harder to follow. They live in a small town after all. I love, love Ford. He’s your all-American hero whose heart will always be in the right place. He’s sweet, sexy, and super flirty.The twists of the story were unexpected but it wasn’t a surprise. I like that Adair slowly informed her readers that there’s a connection there and that there are secrets that could ruin everything. Rest assured, there is a happy-ending that is well deserved. This book is a feel-good romance novel and perfect for a summer read.*ARC provided by publisherReviewed by Angela❤ ♡ Don't want to miss any of our posts? Subscribe to our blog by email! ♡ ❤

  • Stacee
    2018-09-19 18:20

    3.5 starsI have really enjoyed some of Marina's other books, so I requested this off her her name alone. I really liked Liv and Ford. She's sweet and he's stoic and together they just work. They're both stronger than they realize and it was interesting to see how they were able to work through the things they're each struggling with. Bullseye is hands down the best part of this story and stole every scene. Plot wise, it was what I expected, to a point. I don't feel like it's a spoiler to say there's a HEA. Surprisingly the conflict didn't show up until the book was almost over and it's resolved so so so quickly. Not to mention, Liv's son Paxton is 100% on board with everything when it seemed like he had only been around Ford a small handful of times. {Obviously I'm reading way too much into it, but for some reason, I couldn't get that part out of my head.}Overall, it's a sweet story with some adorable moments, a fantastic grand gesture, and what could be the best dog ever written. I can't wait to see who's next. Fingers crossed for Harris and Grace. **Huge thanks to Montlake Romance for providing the arc free of charge**

  • Ashley
    2018-09-02 22:30

    Rating: 3/5(I received a free copy from the publisher, Montlake Romance, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Available at***Minor spoilers***Liv hasn't had the best past few years. Her husband died in a tragic accident, and her son doesn't really speak to anyone but her anymore. She struggles to balance being a nurse with being a single mother. New light appears to come into Liv's hometown in the form of a man named Ford, but what she doesn't know is that Ford is the rescue worker who rescued her son and was forced to leave her husband to die in the blizzard. When the two grow closer together, Ford struggles with figuring out how he could tell her his role in her husband's accident, and what would happen if he knew. He doesn't want to be the thing that reminds her of the tragedy, but at the same time, how could he live a lie?This was a cute book with an interesting story, but I didn't find it particularly gratifying. The writing was good, and the characters were developed, but I just found that I didn't care enough about their situation. Perhaps it was because the perspectives of the characters were a little distanced and I couldn't feel fully for them, or just that the characters themselves just came off as distanced. Liv in particular felt a bit cold. While I understood the characters, I didn't empathize with them, which lessened my interest in the book. Despite this, the characters were well done, I just didn't feel a connection to them.I find that there isn't too much to say about this book. It had a cute romance, but nothing that struck me as amazing. The story was a bit predictable in how (view spoiler)[ Liv found out the truth in some other way besides Ford telling her(hide spoiler)], which was disappointing but at the same time it's the only bit of excitement in the story. Overall, while I enjoyed this book, I didn't think it was anything special. I didn't feel that much of a connection to the characters or the story, so I found it hard to enjoy it at times. I feel like it would have been better if it delved deeper into the minds of the main characters, particularly Liv. I felt like her feelings were just the same things over and over again. I wouldn't tell you not to read it, but I wouldn't recommend it either.

  • LiliMarcus
    2018-09-11 17:29

    A sweet and heartwarming love story...When Liv bought her late husband's childhood home, all she has in mind is for her six-year old son and herself move on. But she didn't expect the guy from next door would be of big help. Ford didn't expect to be part of Liv's life as well, especially that he's still being haunted by his past. Packed with fun and sweet moments, this book is so well-written that I feel like I'm a part of Sequoia Lake, or rather I want to be part of it. I love the people in it. The characters are not shallow and definitely not the cliche types who said the cliche dialogue. Because seriously, most contemporary novels like this almost have the same dialogues. Liv is sweet which is slightly opposite from Ford's indifference to emotions.. :) :)Though the main conflict showed up almost at the end of the story and was solved almost instantly, I'm fine with. I still enjoyed reading this.

  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    2018-09-01 20:05

    Nice small town romance, my first read by this author. I took it because I like 'second chance at love' stories and K9 Search-and-Rescue. The story fulfilled the first part, but all the S&R was off-page, and the dog (Bullseye) was woefully underused for my tastes. The big secret wasn't that big a deal, imo, but it was definitely something Ford should have told Liv about before beginning a relationship with her.

  • ☕ Kimberly
    2018-09-19 15:20

    Liv Preston, bought her husband's childhood home after he died in a traffic accident. She and her six-year-old son are taking it one day at a time. Adair does an incredible job of bringing us into their home and sharing the complexities of their daily life and their struggles to move forward. I liked and identified with Liv but recognized she isn't quite living. Her son is adorable from his stuffed dog to his love of super heroes.Ford Jamison is the head of Reno’s K-9 search division. A tragedy two years ago left him questioning his decisions and seeking redemption. He returns to Sequoia Lake to put the past behind him and prepare for his next assignment. But Liv and her son are there, and things are about to get complicated.Adair descriptive writing style brought the town to life while allowing us to get to know Ford and Liv. Ford is quite sexy, and the ladies are fawning over him, particularly the older women of the community. Liv is reawakening, setting career goals and for the first time reaching out to participate in small-town life.I loved the feisty older women who all needed saving. The back and forth banter and trickery between Ford and a fellow officer added moments of laughter.  Then we had Super Hero camp and community mothers who quickly made us feel a part of the town and upcoming events. All of these elements added depth and had me wanting to pack my bags and move to Sequoia Lake.Through it all, a relationship is developing between Ford and Liv. It is slow burning and filled with baby steps and no expectations. Ford was swoony, as are most heroes, and I had no trouble falling for this man and his dog. I felt for him, but I also wish, he had been more open about who he was in the beginning. On the other hand, Ford awakened something in Liv. I enjoyed seeing her blossom and engage in life again. Baby steps for her and her son, but it was a pleasure to witness.Adair managed to give me all of the feels from sorrow to outbursts of laughter. Renee Raudman's narration was delightful. I adore her narration of Ilona Andrews works, so it was pleasant listening to her take on a contemporary romance. She does well with both male and female voices, and I quickly slipped in. Ruadman enhances any tale she narrates capturing the emotions of the characters and enabling the listener to lose themselves in the story.Audio provided by the publisher. This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer

  • TJ
    2018-08-29 21:32

    *sigh*. Aw, there is nothing like a Marina Adair happy ending! She writes them better than almost anyone I know and this one is ranks as one of her best!I'll admit I was a bit worried throughout the first half of the book. It kind of wandered around a lot. I could put it down and not even think about it (something I can rarely do with this author's books). I also had trouble connecting (or really liking) Liv's character, as she was so short and closed off with those around her. Thankfully not long after the 50% mark everything started picking up and, once again, the magic started happening. The strongest points?I LOVED that the relationship came organically and grew before all the sexcapades. It was beautifully real and wonderfully done. Liv is a widowed mother who is trying to mend her broken heart while raising a child who has suffered a severe trauma. Allowing her to slowly grow and learn to love again before the physical aspect takes over made this story so much more real and touching.I LOVED Paxton and his relationship with his Mom. Another aspect that resonated with believability. Things aren't always easy, sweet and fun when trying to love and help children through their hardships. This story shows both the depth of that love and the uncertainty any parent has when navigating the emotions and hurts of their children's fears. I also loved Ford's character, although I didn't get the whole, "I can't tell her" excuse. It just didn't make sense. Still, his amazing loyalty and kindness far outweighed any short-comings. SO... my advice - persevere through the first half and you will have yourself an exquisitely touching and sweet confection guaranteed to bring on those happy sighs!!

  • Maria11
    2018-09-19 14:17

    Sweet readI really like this one. Sweet touching story about healing.Paxton’s story was very touching and made you want to cry. Liv was so realistic. She wasn’t the perfect mom and was learning as she went and that is so real life!! Ford was sexy and hot. Great heart warming story

  • Nellie Rivera
    2018-09-20 14:10

    Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. I enjoy Ms. Adair's books, they always deal with more than one emotion, you have happiness, sadness, grief, and frustration, all rolled up into one book. We were previously introduced to Liz, in the last book, and I liked her, but in this book, she annoyed me, she was a little too stubborn, a little too independent, and I felt like she just thought that what she thought was always correct, it just bugged me. It just did not seem like the same sweet person from last book, but it could just have been me. Now we meet Ford, and god almighty, he sounded "hot", I really wanted a visual, I still loved my Ty and Harrison, from first book but he has been added to the ranks. He was sweet, true he kept a pretty secret, a bad one, and should have come clean, and in that I will give it to her, in just that aspect, but everything else, he was absolutely, the best, he deserved someone who noticed all he had to give and then some. Now don't get me wrong, I do know that Liz had a pretty rough time, and it could not have been easy for her, but the going back and forth, anyway, she did have her good points, she was a good person, great mom, great nurse, and her friends loved her. Anyway, hope next book is about Harrison and Grace.

  • Amy
    2018-08-30 19:15

    This is the 2nd in a series but I don’t feel like I missed anything by not reading the first. This can definitely be read as a standalone novel.I really enjoyed this contemporary romance. It’s the first book I’ve read by Marina Adair but I don’t think it will be the last. She has such a way of balancing the emotional wallop of the story with the quirkiness of the characters and the town. It never felt overdone or underdone. It was all just right. This romance centers around loss and its impact on a number of people. I LOVE Bullseye (the hero’s canine partner) and what a fun part of the story he is for the characters. I thought the journey of healing for both Liv and her son was so well done. The relationship between Liv and her son’s grandmother also really resonated with me – it felt real and honest. All in all, I really enjoyed this story and how it all came together. The community in this novel (Sequoia Lake) is really sweet and I can’t wait to read more about the characters I’ve met in this novel. Definitely recommended!NOTE: Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a free ARC of this novel for an honest review.

  • Vikki Vaught
    2018-09-24 16:27

    This is not the first book I have read by Marina Adair, and it will not be the last. When I received an invitation from the publisher, via Net-Galley, I eagerly accepted, and I am very glad I did.I thoroughly enjoyed Every Little Kiss from beginning to end. The romance is sweet, the characters are delightful, and the plot is realistic. I’m so glad I had a chance to read this emotionally-charged story. The pacing is nice and steady. The ending is one of the best I have read in a while. Liv is a great heroine. She is determined to move forward and leave her grief in the past. I truly loved the way she protects her son and tries to help him become more carefree. I also liked her willingness to open her heart again after such a tragic loss.Ford is a hero after my own heart. He is determined to fulfill the promise he made to a dying man. He had to make a horrific decision and I can understand why he has a difficult time moving forward and putting it behind him.There is one thing I would have enjoyed. I loved Paxton and Bullseye, and I would have liked a bit more interaction between the child and the faithful dog. I think it would have enriched this story ever more. If you enjoy small-town USA novels with great characters and strong American values, then you will love Every Little Kiss as much as I did. This is a good series and does not need to be read in order. Happy reading!

  • GraceMyBookSnack
    2018-09-15 18:12

    5 StarsLiv and Ford’s story will captivate your heart!Ahhh! Marina Adair continues to charm me with her romances, and this installment of her Sequoia Lake series is absolutely irresistible. After being introduced to Liv Preston in the first book, she was definitely a character I wanted to see find love again. Liv is a hard working single mom to six-year-old son Paxton. He really is her little superhero! There’s a specific reason why she’s living in Sequoia Lake, and their story will make your heart twist. Liv surely does deserve happiness and love in her life again.As an avid reader of Adair’s romances, I always find the heroes in her books alluring. Ford Jamison has the right balance of being torn on the inside and tempting overall. He will superbly satisfy the hero personality romance readers crave. Oh, and he happens to be Liv’s new neighbor.Filled with fun and lovable characters, scrumptious tension, and enticing romance, Every Little Kiss, will ultimately fill your heart with a generous amount of warmth and emotion.*Review also posted on My Book Snack.

  • Irene
    2018-08-31 19:10

    3.5 stars

  • Amy
    2018-09-17 14:23

    I am a huge fan of Marina Adair and her new Sequoia Lake series. Every Little Kiss, the second book in the series, is even better than the first and I was a huge fan of that one!The strong single mother trope in romance novels is one of my favorites and Liv Preston is one of the best! She may be my favorite Adair heroine out of a pack of great heroine's. From the opening scene to the happy ending, Liv was smart and dedicated and the woman I want to be when I grow up. Since every good heroine needs a strong hero, Ford Jamison came into the picture. But, as we find out, he's been a part of Liv's life for longer than anyone realizes. Watching these two work through their attraction and their demons as they headed toward true love was really wonderful. The twists were well timed and kept the story going forward at a pace that had me up all night reading.No one does small town series romance like Marina Adair and I can't wait for my next trip back to Sequoia Lake for another wonderful love story.

  • Caro
    2018-09-06 16:11

    I loved this one, much like the previous one.Here, we learn about Liv and Ford. Liv is a single mother that lost her husband to a car accident, that also left her little kid not wanting to talk. It was heartbreaking to watch him go through with this, but also super lovely to watch overcome that and be cute little boy Liv knew he was.I loved Liv and her desire to make a better life for her and her kid; it was hard to see how much she had to struggle though, but a lot of that came from the fact that she refused to accept help from anyone. I liked her journey in this, how she started opening up and actually started to enjoy the little things.Ford was a different story, he was great and a happy guy, but with a burden he carried all too willingly. I loved his work with his rescue dog and all the different things he did for the town, lol. He truly was a good guy, he just needed to believe it. There were some secrets and things he should’ve talked about with Liv from the start (boy, did I want to smack him, lol), but I loved their journey together and how they helped each other out be better.Really enjoyed this second book in the series and can’t wait for the next one.*Thank you to NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange of my honest opinion*

  • Book Lover
    2018-08-25 14:28

    Ford Jameson is an elite K-9 Search and Rescue agent. Years ago, he made a decision to save the son from a father and son car crash. It left its mark on both of them. Ford questions his judgment on everything from that point on and the little boy, Paxton, withdraws into himself, speaking rarely. Liv Preston is determined to make a good life for her and her son. She does a great job of pulling herself up and setting a good example for her son. She took crap from her mother-in-law much longer than I would have, but finally stood up for herself.I loved Bullseye, Ford’s K-9. He stole the show in my opinion. I struggled with a few aspect of Ford’s character. He needed more background into his childhood and how it shaped him. For being a world renown, sought out K-9 SAR agent, his character was weak. This is the second book in the series. It’s an okay read, but not as good as the first one. I hope Harris is next!!I voluntarily reviewed an ARC provided by the publisher and NetGalley.

  • Mary Mooney
    2018-09-16 15:09

    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.Liv Preston is trying to get her life back together after the death of her husband, not just for herself but for her young son too. Paxton has shied away from most things since his father's dead a few years ago. But Liv is determined to make life happy for them both. But when Liv meets Ford Jamison, can she trust her feelings?Ford Jamison is head of the K-9 unit in Reno, and one hell of a man to behold. He is huge and very handsome. He calls Liv cupcake because when they first met she was wearing scrubs with cupcakes on them and doing surgery on a stuffed dog.But Ford has a secret and he is only in town for a short time but is afraid when Liv learns his secret, she will hate him. Can he tell her the truth and move on? Will Liv be able to accept the truth and trust Ford in anything else he says? Will Paxton trust and began talking again? And will Bullseye ever stop stealing kids stuffed toys?This story is heartwarming, with points of laughter and I loved it. Marina Adair has a way of touching your heart in this series. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

  • Lisa
    2018-09-17 19:29

    3.5 starsI don't know how to rate this because I love some parts and have mixed feelings for some other parts but anyway I love Liv's love and devotion towards her son, Paxton. Paxton is the cutest, most adorable child it's hard not to love him. The bond between Ford and his dog Bullseye is also my favourite. I have a weakness. I also love Ford's flirty ways, as weird as it sounds. He's just a fun guy with a huge crush on the single supermom. The only qualm I had about this story is Ford's inability to come clean about who he really is and the role he played in Liv's husband's death,it made me uncomfortable.Overall, it was an entertaining read. I really hope that Harris gets a book of his own. He's so adorable with his daughter. And I also want Liv's friend Grace to find her own HEA.E-ARC is received thanks to the publisher via Netgalley.

  • Isha Coleman
    2018-09-11 20:25

    The beauty of a Marina Adair novel is that, no matter how big or small, love is the force that drives them. The best way to read Ms. Adair is to listen with your heart. There is always a meaningful message behind the madness. Every Little Kiss, ponders a subject we all take for granted in a way that is humbling, humorous and hopeful. The small town presentation makes the journey more intimate but no less insightful. Life is a precious gift. Whether short or long, joyous or heartbreaking, the experiences are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Trial or triumph, we don't want to miss a thing.

  • Tammy
    2018-09-04 15:31

    I love Marina Adair’s contemporary romances. They are always well written and she always provides such happy endings. In Every Little Kiss, we meet Liv who is a single mom and Ford who serves as head of a K-9 Search and Rescue Division. Liv just wants to move forward with her life after the death of her husband and provide a safe, stable life for her son. Enter Ford, who unbeknownst to Liv, was the one who rescued her son from the accident but was forced to leave her husband behind to die. These secrets should have been shared with Liv from the beginning, but in the end, I like the way that things developed between them.Liv and Ford will capture your heart! This book can be read as a stand-alone and you will not feel lost at any point in the book.

  • Cali Jewel
    2018-09-23 21:27

    Beautifully written contemporary small town romance with lots of emotional twists. Perfect for a afternoon relaxing in the sun, sounds of nature sounding you with a cold drink near you reading. Liv Preston is a fearlessly determined single mother looking to get her six year old son to open up and smile once again hoping to heal after the tragic loss of her husband. Ford Jamison is the sexy, strong, and intriguing K-9 search and rescue leader next door neighbor who is looking to help her little family have some much needed fun in the sun and struggling to deny any sparks that may be flying bright and hot between him and Liv. Very entertaining reading.

  • Heather andrews
    2018-08-27 15:20

    Liv is a sassy lady, “I thought you were checking to see if I’m wearing a bra.” She bit her lip and shook her head." Foord appreciates all the effort his girl does, “you bought new panties,” he said in a low voice , but she saw other, deliciously big, signs that he was as excited over her panty choice as she was." I really liked this book, I fell in love with Ford.

  • Amber Hughes
    2018-09-21 19:13

    **3.5-4 stars**In Every Little Kiss, the second book in Marina Adair’s Sequoia Lake Series, Liv Preston is trying to make a better life for her and her six-year old son after losing her husband two years prior. Moving to her late husband’s home town and working as a nurse at the local hospital, she’s working on finding some real happiness, learning to move on and trying to help her son heal from the traumatic experience he went through losing his father.When she meets hot, sexy Ford Jamison, the head of Reno’s K-9 Search and Rescue, life takes a turn into new territory for her; learning to open up her heart to the possibility of a new love in her life. This isn’t easy for her, but she’s working on getting there. Ford is back in Sequoia Lake after failing to take a major test for his job and is put on desk-duty for a while. He’s not in town for long, but he’s having a hard time fighting his attraction to Liv. And the more time they spend together, the harder is for both of them to fight the chemistry between them. Ford doesn’t want to hurt her, but he’s hiding a very big secret from Liv and if he doesn’t come clean, it could threaten to break them apart before they even get a real chance to be together.I appreciated that things weren’t rushed between Liv and Ford. Liv still had some wounds to heal and Ford had his own personal issues to deal with. I also loved how Ford treated Liv’s son, Paxton.You can always count on Marina Adair to bring the sweet, heartwarming moments and of course the hot, sexy scenes too!**I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

  • Nate Brightman
    2018-09-25 19:05

    Every Little Kiss is the second book in Marina Adair’s Sequoia Lake series. IMHO she’s hit them both out of the park with this series. Liv a 34 year old widow and her young son Paxton are trying to rebuild their lives in her late husband Sam’s hometown after his tragic death in an auto accident on Christmas Eve two years ago. Liv an R.N. is fighting for a promotion at the hospital she works at which will allow her to work straight days and have more time with Paxton who will be starting kindergarten in the fall. To earn the promotion she is encouraged to develop more ties in the community since familiarity with the residents of the small town of Sequoia Lake is seen as a real asset to the job and the person she’s competing against for the job is a lifelong resident whose family has been there for five generations. Liv has made a few close friends in her 18 months in Sequoia Lake (including her BFF Avery whom is the heroine of the first book in the series) her life has primarily revolved around her son, her job and keeping up with the responsibilities of home ownership. Looking for a way to expand her connection with the community Liv finds herself volunteering to be the chairman of the entertainment committee for the coming Wagon Wheels annual festival. Now in real life having been in her shoes I don’t know where she’d find the time to wear all the hats she was already wearing and take on this monumental task but hey this is a fantasy so we’ll role with it. Beyond her professional life Liv is also on the cusp of being ready to spread her wings in her personal life although she still feels a little guilty over her growing need to add a little romance to her life. Liv is a wonderful heroine. She’s smart and caring and sexy as all get out. Enter Ford, an elite mountain rescue team member, swoon worthy hero and his scent dog Bullseye. Although unbeknownst to Liv, it isn’t chance that brings Ford into her life. Ford was the rescue team member that found and stayed with her late husband Sam through is final hours and saved Paxton. Sam’s dying wish to Ford was that he make sure his wife was happy. Ford has been carrying around a load of guilt since Sam’s death because of decisions he made during the rescue causing him to second guess all his moves since. He comes to Sequoia Lake to see how Liv and Paxton are doing and to hopefully put all of his doubts behind him so he can get on with his life. What he didn’t plan on was falling in love with the beautiful widow and her son. This is a great story that moves right along rather quickly. Ms. Adair creates a story where the people and their relationships and complex emotions feel authentic. Liv’s grief over the loss of her husband doesn’t sugarcoat the fact that there were problems in the marriage. Her desire to move forward with her life and perhaps find love again is balanced with an expected sense of an anxiety and level of guilt or betrayal for the memory of her late husband. Her relationship with her opinionated ex mother-in-law felt real. Even the fact that when she finds out the truth about Ford and accuses him of seducing her and forgets that it was actually her that made the first move beyond flirting every step of the way it just made the moment feel more real. About the only thing that didn’t feel real was her steady consumption of cupcakes and take-out while still being able to maintain her figure. Paxton is a darling little boy and a great character. I did think as most authors do when it comes to child characters Ms. Adair often imbued Paxton with language skills far above the average 5 year old. Harris’s daughter Emma was also precious and adorable. Harris as Ford’s friend and boss was a great secondary character as he was in the first book and Ty the hero of the first book (now Avery’s husband) was also a great supporting character as they helped Ford find his way both in his professional life and his relationship with Liv whom Harris and Ty both regard with great respect and brotherly affection. Harris is an exceptionally great character whom I suspect with get his H.E.A. in the next book if not Grace, Liv and Avery’s other single BFF. Who knows, maybe they’ll be the next couple? There are along with a few teary moments and awful lot of laughs in this book too between Bullseye and the town’s female senior citizens and Emma. The only minor complaint I have with this story was that Ms. Adair sort of IMHO rewrote Avery and Ty’s story a little saying Avery had hid the truth of her medical condition from Ty and because of that Ty had dumped her. As I recall it Avery was pretty open with Ty that she’d had a serious illness that required surgery and it was actually her that pushed him away fearing he couldn’t handle her health issues. But that’s nitpicking. This was such an enjoyable book I think it deserves a rare 5 star rating!

  • Charli (charlithebookprincess)
    2018-09-24 19:08

    This was the second book I have read by Marina Adair, the first being It Started with a Kiss. I love the way Marina writes small town contemporary romance. It is so light and fun, yet the characters all have some sort of heartbreaking past that they are struggling to overcome. Olivia Preston. Liv is trying to find herself again after losing her husband in a car accident two years ago, and trying to be supermom to her adorable six year old son, Paxton. Paxton was with his father when his father crashed and is struggling to cope in a world where his father is no longer there. Liv is doing anything and everything to get her son to open up to the world again and be a normal kid, but some things just take time. Liv was strong, stubborn, and independent, to a fault sometimes. She had a hard time accepting help from those around her because she had also closed herself off from the world, except for a couple friends who share a special bond with her. A promotion comes into the picture though and Liv is fighting tooth and nail to make sure she gets it in order to provide a more stable life for her son. However, to get the promotion Liv must start building strong community ties, and Liv realizes she has been unconsciously telling her son that it is okay to close himself off from others. Ford Jamison. Ford comes to Sequoia Lake in order to heal some deep wounds that won't heal until he deals with his past. He finds himself in this quirky town where everyone knows everyone, and they are all trying to sneak a peek at who the newcomer is. Ford has some hilarious encounters with the senior citizens and the dogs of the community, which are calling him Officer Doolittle by the end of day two. Ford is intense, sexy and he can't help but turn his charm on Liv. He carries so much weight and guilt on his shoulders that he has a hard time letting go of, and he knows Liv has her own sadness she is dealing with. Ford is an all-in kind of guy so he wants to make sure Liv is ready for whatever the next step might be between them. The relationship. Liv and Ford had a spark from the first moment they met! They were both fighting their feelings for each other so they were friends first. The sexual tension between these two was perfect and I loved waiting to see when they would each finally give in. There was a black cloud hanging over their relationship though because Ford was keeping something from Liv (in his defense he thinks he is protecting her). I felt that their relationship was so natural and easy. I loved them together! Paxton and Bullseye. I absolutely adored these two characters. Paxton was just finding a new way to cope with the hand that life had dealt him. Ford was SO great with him and I teared up every time they had a sweet moment. Ford knew exactly how to talk to Paxton to get him to come out of his shell a little bit. Bullseye was Ford's K-9 partner and he was also quite the charmer. Bullseye and Paxton had such a special connection, which was beautiful to see. Bullseye was just easier for Paxton to talk to without feeling like he was being judged, and I want to say Bullseye knew that. Side characters. I met Avery and Ty in the first book so it was fun to catch up with them and what they were doing. Avery (as well as Grace) were such great friends to Liv and knew when she needed a little push. The three of them have had a special bond ever since they were all undergoing a traumatic time on their life together. I am still waiting for Grace's story because hers might be the most heartbreaking yet. Harris was probably my favorite side character. He was hilarious and such a sweet dad to his little girl. Harris looked out for Liv, but he was also really good friends with Ford and was not afraid to give him shit. I thought the story was well written and there was a great pace to the story. I would recommend this book to those who like: small towns, men in uniform, adorable dogs, single moms, a drool worthy hero, and a independent heroine. Overall Rating: ★★★★/★★★★★Blog Post:

  • Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
    2018-09-20 17:20

    The last two years of Liv Preston's life have been a constant struggle just to stay afloat, but she's never given up hope that things would return to normal for her and her young son. Two years ago she lost her partner in life, and her son lost his father, and it's taken a toll on both of them, but Liv has fought hard to keep it from completely swallowing them up. She moved them to her husband hometown Sequoia Lake for a fresh start, also hoping it would help her son feel closer to the father he lost. And so far, it's helped, but she is still keeping herself a little sheltered, focusing less on having fun, and more on working and keeping her son happy. She knows she needs to open up a little more, and consider letting someone in, but that would mean letting go of the memory of the love she once had, and truth be told that's a little scary. But when she meets her sexy new neighbor, she starts to see the appeal of letting love in again... and from where she is standing it is looking like a very good idea, all six foot plus inches of it!Being head of Reno’s K-9 search division, Ford Jamison is always prepared to save the day of some unfortunate soul who has found themselves in trouble in the wilderness, they call and he is ready in a moments notice to handle the task... no matter the risk. But every once in a while things don't end on a happy note, and he's not able to save the day, and those are ones that really take a toll. Two years ago he made a promise to one of those unfortunate souls, and everyday since he has tried his best to carry out the man's last wishes, but when it winds up getting him in trouble he finds himself being sent to Sequoia Lake as punishment. And it's really the last place he should be... his past is lingering there and he isn't so ready to face it!This book was nothing short of amazing! Ms. Adair can do no wrong when she puts pen to paper, this story is one of my absolute favorites from her to date!! The moment Liv and Ford wandered onto the page I was completely taken with them and their beautiful story... be prepared for some serious feels with this one, it had me near tears a couple of times! These two came together a little unconventionally, and their road to finding their happy ending was definitely a little bumpy at times, but it made for a VERY entertaining literary adventure. As the story unfolds you will be treated to quite a few laughs from their endless banter, lots of heartwarming moments that will give you the feels and plenty of steamy moments that will leave you blushing! Highly recommend you make time to meet Mr. Ford Jamison... the rugged and sexy alpha is certain to steal your heart!I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.

  • Heather
    2018-09-20 20:07

    **Advanced reader copy provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review**Every Little Kiss is the second installment in Marina Adair's Sequoia Lake series. This book is a great addition to the series and I enjoyed heading back to the small town and getting to catch up with some of the residents we met in the first book.Olivia Preston has had a rough couple of years. She lost her husband to an accident that almost cost her the life of her son as well. Now six years old, Paxon is still learning to deal with his new normal following the harrowing ordeal he went through in the wilderness. At this point Liv knows that everything she is doing is for him and she'll stop at nothing to make him happy and to make him smile even though there are many times at this point she isn't sure what those things are. In an effort to help his recovery, Liv moved she and Paxon to Sequoia Lake where her late husband grew up, thinking that the close ties to his father might help her young boy.Ford Jamison knows all about life and death situations. They are what he deals with day in and day out in his job as the head of the Reno K-9 search division, but when he can't face the latest certification test he needs to take, he is relegated to a desk job in Sequoia Lake to help them out. Going back to Sequoia Lake makes Ford face a promise that he made and it is one that is compounded when he meets Liv and is immediately attracted to her. He knows that getting involved with her would be the worst thing that he could do since his stay in Sequoia Lake is temporary and the last thing she needs is more upheaval in her life.As the two work together on a town project, they begin to grow closer and fighting their growing attraction begins to become more and more difficult. Couple that with the fact that Ford's dog has become good buds with young Paxton and you have quite the tangled web. Will the promise from Ford's past cause problems with his budding relationship with Liv and will Liv be able to give herself permission to move on with her life as she knows her late husband would have wanted?While this book was a little bit slow in the beginning and it took some time to connect with Liv especially, it was definitely worth it in the end. Once the book found it's groove, the relationship began to form and it grew organically and realistically. I liked that the relationship didn't seem rushed. I enjoyed this book quite a bit and I look forward to the next one in the series!

  • Bec - Book Magic: Under a spell with every page
    2018-09-12 15:03

    Liv Preston is determined to do whatever it takes to bring fun back into her son's life after two years of heartbreak. However, nothing seems to be working until Ford Jamison and his dog, Bullseye, come into their lives. However, Ford is hiding a secret and when Liv discovers just what that secret is, will she be able to forgive him or will their chance at happy ever after be lost forever due to Ford not being game enough to tell Liv the truth of why he's come to Sequoia Lake?Ms. Adair is a master when it come to writing contemporary romance, and when she combines such a romance with the setting of a small town, she delivers a remarkable and magnetic read just as she has in this second book of her Sequoia Lake series. The way this story started had me enjoying this book immediately due to the heroine and her dilemma. Liv would do anything for her son, and I liked how she took charge to make sure her little boy would get back his favorite toy without it looking like it's been through the wringer and experienced unpleasant happenings.As for the dialogue, it was well-written, captivating and I loved how it illustrated the challenges Liv and Ford face throughout this story superbly. The emotions and reactions of both the main characters had an effect on me, and I couldn't help but sympathize with Ford because of his connection to Liv's past and the grief she's still suffering. Furthermore, Ford charmed me with his flirting and his kindness towards the heroine's son. I also liked how kind and caring he was to the secondary characters and that he would do anything for the heroine because she deserves happiness again. While the heroine, she's a fighter, which is proven by all that she's done since the death of her husband. She will do anything for her son and I liked how determined she was to help him, even if it meant doing everything she could to secure the job she wanted, so she could be there for her little boy more. I also liked how she handled her mother-in-law, because the woman needed to realize that Liv was the one to make the decisions when it came to her son and no-one else. Yet, what I enjoyed most about Liv is how she helped to bond her son and her mother-in-law better.Overall, Ms. Adair has penned another fantastic read for this series where the chemistry was instant and intense; the romance was hot and proved how good Ford was for Liv; and the ending was completely satisfying due to what Ford does to prove his love for the heroine. No way isn't he going to do whatever it takes to win her back. I would recommend Every Little Kiss by Marina Adair, if you enjoy second chance romances or books by authors Catherine Bybee, MK Meredith, Jill Sanders or Erin Nicholas.