by Phyllis Bourne
Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
★★★★★ (5 / 5 stars)
I love all of Ms. Bourne’s books, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Though not prominent on the cover, Moonlight Kisses is book 2 of the Espresso Empire series. A few characters from book 1 (Every Road to You) make small cameos in this book. Moonlight Kisses follows the story of Cole Sinclair, Tia’s brother, and CEO of Espresso Cosmetics. After a glamorous publicity stunt (which I thought was hilarious), he meets Sage Matthews, CEO of Stiletto Cosmetics. This is a classic “enemies to lovers” story in which Cole is bent on buying Sage’s company to reduce the competition, but Sage refuses his offer countless times. Their rivalry eventually buds into an unexpected love affair, and it takes off from there. Their affair takes them as far as Milan, Italy, where they meet an unexpected adversary that eventually forces Cole and Sage to choose what is best for their companies and their future.
This is a sweet contemporary story that will appeal to everyone. Fashion and cosmetic enthusiasts would definitely enjoy this book. There’s plenty of humor, love, and everything in between. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series!