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Just a Kiss Synopsis

Three friends,

One Wine Country Villa

Six Santino Brothers

And lots of wine…

Reeling from the loss of her mother, Sarah Dupont catches her fiancé doing the nasty on top of her pastry table at their San Francisco Bakery.

Devastated, she calls her best friend, lifestyle reporter, Danica Vargas. Danica convinces Sarah to start fresh, and rent a room with her at an historic mansion in Sonoma Valley.

With two roommates who act like the sisters she never had and a feisty landlord to stand in as the grandmother she always wanted, Sarah’s opens a café on the Sonoma Plaza. Her life changes the moment the little bell on the door rings and the notoriously sexy actor Jamie Santino, swaggers in.

Jamie, one of the six Santino Brothers, of Napa Valley Winery fame, needs baking lessons for his new movie and Sarah is just the woman to teach him. Wine flows, their love affair heats up and a tempestuous femme fatale enters the scene.  

How can Sarah trust that Jamie isn’t acting when everything he says seems too good to be true?


The entire room came to a standstill the second the little bell on the door rang, and he walked in, except Jamie Santino didn’t walk. Swaggering with a casual ease, he flung a look around the room before getting in Sarah’s line. 

“You have got to be kidding me,” Sarah said under her breath, sneaking another glimpse of the Adonis patiently standing in line. Even though every woman scrambled to offer him a place in line in front of her, he declined and didn’t seem to mind waiting his turn. He caught her peeking, flashed a mischievous grin and gave her a little I-see-you wave.

Jamie Santino didn’t have to do anything to get attention. It was impossible not to look at him. The seated customers seemed to forget about their food and shifted in their seats, begging for a better look.  Unless they’d been living in caves, they’d seen his face and other assorted attributes before, either on film, a billboard, a magazine cover or television. 

His bare bottom was so delectable, that movie reviewers seeing it for the first time in After the Lost wanted to know if he’d used a stunt double. Headlines like No Butts About it, It’s His! and The Power of Perfection graced many of the tabloids.  Jamie finally advanced in line and stood directly in front of Sarah.

He shrugged a strand of sandy blond hair away from his green eyes and she locked onto his gaze. Staying behind the espresso maker for protection, Sarah barely found her voice, “May I help you?” 

“Sure can,” he said, his sparkling eyes not wavering.  

Sarah gripped the coffee stained rag, hoping it would stabilize her. 

He beckoned her with his index finger.  “Could you come a little closer?”

He didn’t need to ask.  The total package of Jamie Santino, the way he looked, more mouthwatering than anything she’d ever even thought of baking, made her lean toward him without a second thought.

Bending over the counter close enough that Sarah felt his breath tickle her neck and with sex oozing from his voice, he rumbled in her ear, “I guess you’re my boss now baby. Your wish is my command.”  

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Kate Kisset Bio

Former San Francisco Radio Disc Jockey Kate Kisset has a passion for telling great stories. After playing thousands of  Hot AC, Country, Rock and Oldies tunes, for her primarily female fan base, she changed her tune and became an author. 

Just a Kiss is the first book in her wine country romance series, The Single Girls Wine Club.

She lives in Northern California and Santa Barbara with her family and rescue pup “editor” Luciana Parmigiana, where she hikes, reads, listens to music, and drinks wine. 

Connect with Kate via  Private Readers Club | Website | Amazon Author Page | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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