One Last Kiss Goodbye

N.J. Nielsen
One Last Kiss Goodbye
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Silver Publishing
Release Date
June 2012
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Jacen has always hidden his feeling's from the boy he knew he was meant to love, while Kayne, eighteen and confused, decides to marry his teenage girlfriend to start a family of their own, unaware of the trouble looming ahead. So with one last kiss goodbye he lied, and let his heart walk away – his best friend's brother.

Six years later, Kayne and Jacen must work together to find out who is trying to destroy their lives—an old jealous unstable boyfriend responsible for assaulting Jacen; or Teagan, overcome with swelling hatred toward Jacen for stealing her ex-husband's heart?

Book Review by Valentina Heart (author,reviewer)
Aug 14, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
119 people found the following review helpful
ONE LAST KISS GOODBYE is a romantic story that ignores the passage of time as well as distance and provides the reader with that satisfying although somewhat far-fetched ending.

Jacen has been in love with Kayne since he was barely a teenager, but with each passing day and his crush developing into something stronger, new obstacles keep on popping up and making his dream unreachable.

The story starts with a sort of an introduction that explains the beginning of the relationship between Jacen and Kayne. It's but a few pages that made me skeptical at first but truly ended up being my favorite part of the book. Once we are transferred into the present, the more incredulous paths start to arise and that starting magic sort of fades. The pair has obviously been in love with each other for quite some time, but each of them took a different road, trying to move on and forget their true feelings. Jacen found himself in an abusive relationship while Kayne ended up married to a rather unpleasant person but with two children he adores.

I liked the whole somewhat desperate feel to the story, where both men came out of a sad and difficult situation to the possibility of maybe finally having what they wanted for years – each other. But the random meddling from family, exes and the sheer stupidity of the main characters pretty much cut down the romance, not to mention the innocence I'd expected based on the first few pages of the story.

This time, my positive thoughts go only to the very idea for the story and the vision of the characters because I do think this story could have been amazing if it had taken triple the amount of pages and cut down on the unnecessary action inputs.

So far I've read a few stories by this author and find it somewhat hard to believe they were actually written by the same person. I found the writing to be very different in each of them and my enjoyment unpredictable. ONE LAST KISS GOODBYE wasn't particularly to my liking, but the story does hold an array of elements the readers might find appealing.

Disclaimer: The reviewer is also a published author with Silver Publishing.
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