Review: About That Kiss by Harper Bliss

What if the greatest role of your life is playing your true self?

Ida Burton used to be Hollywood’s sweetheart until the best roles started drying up in her forties.

When Ida lands one of the leads in a big-budget lesbian rom-com, it’s not only a chance at reviving her dwindling career. Maybe this movie can be an opportunity to finally burst out of the closet she’s forced herself into.

Faye Fleming has been at the top of her acting game and collecting awards for the past few years. When she’s cast in a huge blockbuster opposite the legendary Ida Burton, she’s over the moon.

Ida and Faye hit it off. The chemistry on set is through the roof… until their characters’ first kiss.

Best-selling lesbian romance author Harper Bliss brings you a feel-good story about finding the courage to follow your heart.

My thoughts

I never really know how I feel about a book until I am writing the review. It is especially true in the case of About That Kiss.

Harper Bliss gives us two phenomenal women who respect each other, work hard, and don’t come with a u-haul of drama.

About That Kiss tells the point of view of both main characters, heterosexual Faye and closeted lesbian Ida. The only problem I have with this is that when you start reading a new chapter it can take a few paragraphs to figure out whose head you are in. It might have been better to label the chapters with the character’s name.

There was a lot of talk online about how steamy this book is and it rates about average for Bliss. She has definitely written steamier. I should know better than to pay attention to what anyone says about a book I am about to read. Expectations and all that.

I like how Ida and Faye become friends first. It is not so much a buildup of chemistry, but a logical path for women who are fifty-years-old. Bliss gives us realistic romance on that front.

Having said this I realize that now I am wondering who Bliss pictured when designing Ida. I kept thinking of Julia Roberts because of her hair, smile, and dazzle.

About That Kiss is what the start of a romance should be – all about that first kiss and wanting more.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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From Mx. Phoebe’s desk:

Spoiler alert, Harper Bliss just let everyone know who they saw as inspiration for their characters. Read about it here.

Further Details:

Publisher: Ladylit Publishing, 9789464339031, July 23rd 2021

Narrator: Abby Craden

Settings: Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL, U.S.

Pages: 274

SC: Lesbians, Gay



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