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The Kiss Countdown

Risk-averse event planner Amerie Price is jobless, newly single, and about to lose her apartment. With no choice but to gamble on her shaky start-up, the last thing she needed was to run into her smug ex and his new, less complicated girlfriend at Amerie’s favorite coffee shop. Panicked, she pretends to be dating the annoyingly sexy man she met by spilling Americano all over his abs. He plays along—for a price.

Half the single men in Houston claim to be astronauts, but Vincent Rogers turns out to be the real deal. What started as a one-off lie morphs into a plan: for the three months leading up to his mission, Amerie will play Vincent’s doting partner in front of his loving but overly invested family. In exchange, she gets a rent-free room in his house and can put every penny toward her struggling business.

What Amerie doesn’t plan for is Vincent’s gravitational pull. While her mind tells her a future with this astronaut is too unpredictable, her heart says he’s exactly what she needs. As their time together counts down, Amerie must decide if she’ll settle for the safe life—or shoot for the stars.


The Review

Hello Book friends!

Today I’m reviewing The Kiss Coutdown by Etta Easton. In this contemporary romance we follow struggling event coordinator Amerie Price and NASA astronaut Vincent Rogers, in this swoon-worthy debut romance about finding your person and making room for love.

Ladies and gentlemen, and everyone in-between, this romance debut is not to be missed.


Now, let’s chat about the book itself.

Charming, delightful, Easton’s debut checks all the right boxes for the perfect fake dating romance. Amerie and Vincent are my new favorite OTP, and the bond they have for their families is what makes this such a heartwarming story. And how an accidental run in (literal) and a spilled Americano can be the spark to an epic romance story. 👩‍🍳😘👨‍🍳

I loved every moment spent with these characters and I think romance readers will too. If you’re a fan of fake dating trope and an adorable meet cute, then be ready to fall head over feet for The Kiss Countdown.

Happy Reading ~ Cece

RATING: ink blotink blotink blotink blot – Exceptionally Inked


About the Author

Etta Easton is a certified hopeless romantic who now writes contemporary romance. Her stories are full of humor, relatable heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, and Black joy. She lives in Central Texas with her husband and two young kids.

publication details

Pub DateISBNPage CountPublisherAge GroupSource & FormatReview Posted Online
28-May-24978-0593640227336Berkley AdultNetGalley, Digital ARCJanuary 15, 2023

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