Reviewed by Lynn F. for Readers' Favorite
Kylie's Kiss by Delia Latham is Book 2 in her Solomon’s Gate Series. Solomon’s Gate is the newest Christian dating service in Castle Creek, and upon a dare, Kylie Matthews has an appointment with them. When you’re the daughter of a former Miss California and sister to a famous actress, both who are beautiful, you feel like the ugly duckling among them. This gives Kylie a very low self-esteem and a fear of the unknown. Already late for her appointment, she ends up in a minor fender bender, running into the back end of a pickup. She finds herself looking into the eyes of the most gorgeous man, but one who gets a little upset with her feeble excuse of why she hit his truck. Little does she know that they will soon meet again.
Oh, yes, Kylie has had boyfriends, and she has kissed before, but none have been what she is looking for...the one kiss that thrills you from your head to your toes, stops your heart and melts your insides. When she is matched up with Rick Dale, the man from the accident, he is just the man she is looking for. However, he has a six-year-old daughter who has extreme scarring on her face, something to which Kylie has an irrational reaction; it makes her violently ill. Can Kylie overcome that and depend on God, or will that one deformity drive away the man she has come to care for?
After reading the first book in the series, Destiny’s Dream, I patiently waited for the second book to come out. This is a very refreshing true-to-life book, one in which we all can find ourselves in the same predicament as Kylie. Ms. Latham has a way of bringing the characters alive in her books and makes you feel as though you are there in the midst of them. Building on the first book in the series, we find Destiny and Clay still a part of the story, but they do not overshadow this book's main characters, Kylie and Rick. This is an enjoyable read, and one that can be read as a stand-alone if you have not read the first book; but if you are anything like me, you like to read the whole series. A good cleanly written book with a Christian background, I would recommend this book for all ages.