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REVIEW: Sealed With a Kiss by Rachael Lucas


Sealed with a Kiss, so called because it is set on an island where there are many cute seals, is the perfect summer contemporary to take with you on holiday whilst you’re lying by the pool, or sunbathing in your garden (that’s if Britain ever sees sunshine!). Lucas is a name you definitely need to watch out for in adult contemporary.

Hooked from the first page, the novel tells the story of Kate who has just separated from her long-term boyfriend and is looking for a job. When she sees a job for a Girl Friday on a remote island called Auchenmor in Scotland, she doesn’t realise just what she’s taken on. Kate then has to deal with the fact that on such a small island there are no secrets, scheming ex-girlfriends and an injured seal. What more could you wish for in a book?!

As you know, I primarily read YA, so Sealed with a Kiss was a really nice change because it’s an adult novel. I think there’s a lot of YA crossover potential and I’d have no trouble handing it to a YA. It’s by far one of the best adult contemporaries I’ve read, up there with the likes of Katie Fforde.

The main character, Kate, charmed me right from the start. She’s clumsy, falling at her boss’ feet the first time she meets him, but she’s also devoted and caring. Kate is the kind of person you’d love to be friends with.

There were also such brilliant secondary characters that all had their own pasts that added a familiarity to the story, like Susan and Jean.

Sealed with a Kiss is definitely a book that will stay with you long after you put it down. I’m looking forward to re-reading it again sometime in the near future!


Book in a Tweet: Cute, romantic, and a must-read for any contemporary fan! You won’t want to miss out on this book!

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    Chrissi Reads
    11 May, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    This does sound really cute Lucy! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I love the book in a tweet section.
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      Lucy Powrie
      12 May, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you, Chrissi! The ‘book in a tweet’ is something I’ve wanted to introduce for a while now so I’m glad to see you liked the inclusion!

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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    Sandra @ Sandra's World of Books
    12 May, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    This book looks adorable. Especially the cover. I love the cover a lot! (I’d totally buy it just because of the prettiness of the cover) But I”m glad to read that it’s also worth a read! Thanks for the review!
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      Lucy Powrie
      12 May, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      It is adorable! Even though I read it on my Kindle, I’m thinking of buying a copy so I can just stare at it all day!

      I hope, if you read it, you enjoy it!

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