Kissing Games of the World


Sandi Shelton has been writing her entire life, from articles for working mother’s magazine, a book on surviving parenting (you need to have a sense of humor) to her third fictional novel “Kissing Games of the World”.
This is a funny griping novel with twists and turns throughout. The plot is well thought out and centers on a single mom with a 5 year old boy struggling to survive life from day to day. I could see this novel being made into a movie, very entertaining and with a great ending!

Type: Fiction, 383 pages, hardcover

Synopsis:
If there’s one point that Jamie McClintock and Nate Goddard can agree upon, it’s that love is overrated. Jamie doesn’t have time for it. Nate doesn’t need it. And they certainly don’t want it from each other.

Jamie, a struggling free-spirited artist, is a devoted single mother who hasn’t been in a serious relationship since her boyfriend abandoned her after their son was born. Nate, a charismatic jet-setting salesman, is widowed and estranged from his father and five-year-old son, Christopher. Jamie would rather glue glitter to pinecones than go out on a date. Nate spends most of his nights wooing his clients. Then one afternoon Nate’s father drops dead of a heart attack. In that moment, their highly guarded worlds collide.

When Nate shows up at his childhood home to settle the estate and reclaim his son, he discovers that Jamie has been living in the Connecticut farmhouse as his father’s roommate. Mistrustful of each other’s motives, Nate and Jamie bicker about everything from children’s nicknames to Jamie’s fashion choices to Nate’s home renovation methods. It doesn’t help that Christopher prefers Jamie to his absentee father.

But after the funeral, Nate and Jamie begin to see each other in a more forgiving light. Nate, traveling to sales conferences all over the country with a sullen Christopher in tow, learns he can’t breeze his way through single parenthood. Jamie, who has moved back in with her sister, wonders at the wisdom of her unconventional choices as a woman with a child to support. And both begin to realize they don’t know as much about love as they thought. Still wounded by past heartbreak and sorrow, can they learn to trust each other and open their hearts?

Reviews:
Lolly Winston… “Funny, funny, funny from page one… Shelton’s writing sparkles with humor and insight”

People Magazine… “Zany and affecting… plenty of laughs”

1 comment

  1. This is an easy light-hearted read, somewhat predictable but would definitely be enjoyable if you are trying to relax.

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