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Trail of Kisses by Michelle Monkou


Cover art: Trail of Kisses Reviewer: Lori Graham
Title: Trail of Kisses
Author: Michelle Monkou
Publisher: Kimani Romance
ISBN-13: 978-0-373-86151-4
Release Date: February 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Contemporary Romance
Year/Setting: Current/Colorado
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual with a brief touch on Sexual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: None
Michelle's Website/Blog: www.michellemonkou.com

Asia Crawford is at a crossroads in her life. Her love life has become non-existent and she has now been laid off from her job. She really doesn’t know which direction she wants to take with dating, with her career, with…well, with everything. Her sorority sisters decide this would be a good time for Asia to take a break and pool their funds to send her to Colorado to just be alone (or maybe not totally alone ) and make some decisions.

Shortly after arriving, Asia is woken up in the middle of the night by a man standing over her bed. Startling to say the least. The man, though, is as startled as she is. Trace Gunthrey had planned a short vacation with his daughter before she went to camp. He was incredibly surprised to find someone already in the home they had rented for that time period. Given his determination to get his daughter, Hannah, into this behavior management camp, he can’t just head home. The two of them are at a crossroads as well and need for this to happen.

Asia makes an interesting proposition once she spends a bit of time with Trace and Hannah. Since the house is quite large, they should all share the house. This starts them on an interesting journey of discovery and mapping out a new trail for all of them.

Michelle Monkou creates a wonderful romance in Trail of Kisses. Now, don’t get me wrong in today’s world, I am not sure I would be inviting a strange man and his daughter to share my space. However, in the world of romance, it was touching and a lovely way to reach out to someone. Asia’s heart is hurting and she needed these two people to stay as much as they needed a place to stay. In the process, we watch Trace and Asia learn to trust again as well as Hannah begin to grow into a healthy young woman after the death of her mother.

Trail of Kisses was a real study into human emotions covering everything from fear to love to confusion and back again. Well done!


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