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It Started With A Kiss

It Started With A Kiss [Kindle Edition]

Miranda Dickinson
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Praise for It Started with a Kiss:

‘This book kept me hooked until the end – I loved it!’. Closer

‘A guilty pleasure.’ Grazia

‘The perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter’s eve.’ Closer

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Snubbed by her best friend, Rom flees from her humiliation and encounters a stranger whose kiss changes everything. Join her as she embarks on a quest to find the man of her dreams…

Exclusive extra material available in this e-book edition!

What would you do to find the one that got away?

Romily Parker is a woman on a mission. On the last Saturday before Christmas, (shortly after disastrously declaring her undying love for her best friend, Charlie) Romily has a sudden, brief encounter with a gorgeous stranger who might, just possibly, be the man of her dreams. It only takes two small words – ‘Hello, beautiful’ – and one, heart-stopping kiss to make up her mind: she has to find him again.

Giving herself a deadline of the following Christmas Eve, Romily commits to spending a year searching for the stranger – a decision which divides her family and friends.

The ONLY book that you’ll want to curl up with this winter - perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Sophie Kinsella.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 840 KB
  • Print Length: 387 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1847561675
  • Publisher: Avon (3 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847561675
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847561671
  • ASIN: B005IH02GM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,506 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Miranda Dickinson has always had a head full of stories. Born in 1973 in Wolverhampton, she grew up in Kingswinford and dreamed of one day writing a book that would reach the heady heights of Kingswinford Library... Her first novel, Fairytale of New York (2009) was discovered on - HarperCollins' site for unpublished authors. Within three weeks of its release, Fairytale of New York had entered the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestsellers List, where it remained for five weeks - making it the world's first crowd-sourced bestseller. The novel was also shortlisted for the RNA's Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2010 at the Pure Passion Awards.

Miranda's second novel, Welcome to My World (2010) became her second Sunday Times Bestseller within its first month of publication and will be translated in two countries to date. She is currently writing her third novel, It Started With a Kiss (available to pre-order now and due for publication 10th November 2011), and is keeping a yearlong video diary with exclusive extracts, insights and news about the book, from initial draft to published novel. To find out the latest about the book, visit

Miranda lives in Stourbridge, in the Black Country and is also a singer-songwriter. Her first album, About Time, has just been released. As well as writing about weddings for It Started With a Kiss, she is also planning her own wedding, to fiance Bob, in 2012!

Photo ©Jim White 2009 @ Bobwhite Photography

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read 12 Nov 2011
By Ails
Romily Parker meets a gorgeous stranger on the last Saturday before Christmas after embarrassingly telling her best friend she is in love with him. The stranger kisses her and tells her she is beautiful then disappears. Romily is on a mission to find him. Her best friend Wren, Auntie Mags and Uncle Dudley help her find him but do they succeed?
I loved this book from the gorgeous Christmas cover until the end. I think although the first few chapters are set around the Christmas period it's a book that can be read any time of the year, I found it funny; I loved the song titles after each chapter number. I couldn't put it down; I wanted to see what would happen at the end. I want to adopt Auntie Mags and Uncle Dudley as my own Auntie and Uncle. I would definitely recommend this book; it's the best book so far by this Author.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Miranda Strikes again! 12 Nov 2011
By realovesbooks TOP 500 REVIEWER TOP 1000 REVIEWER
It started with a kiss follows Romily's quest to find her mystery man who kissed her just before Christmas. With no leads to go on not even his name Romily sets herself a year to find him with the help of her quirky family and friends.

The first thing which stands out for me in this book is the descriptive writing that Miranda Dickinson uses to set the scene straight from the start of the book. I felt as though I was there in the Christmas market with Romily which helps the storyline feel more real.

The book starts off at such a fast pace and throws us straight into a gripping storyline. By the end of the first chapter I loved the character of Romily she is so easy to connect to and you find your heart going out to her.
This book has a real mixture of content including Christmas, romance, music and suspense which means there is something for everyone in this book. I really couldn't predict what I thought the ending was going to be in this book and this is what made it such a page turner.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great Start, middle and end! 4 Nov 2011
By Chloe S "Chick Lit Chloe" TOP 500 REVIEWER
Somehow, I have managed to not yet read a Miranda Dickinson novel, despite her having released 2 gorgeous books over the past few years. Now I've started my own site, I decided it was time to finally read one of Miranda's books and eagerly decided to read her new book, It Started With A Kiss. Firstly, I have to comment on the cover - gorgeous much?! The pink and wintery scene work perfectly together, and it's definitely one of my favourite book covers of the year. I've read such positive things about Miranda's earlier books that I had a feeling I was going to like this one, but I didn't just like it... I loved it and here's why!

This book follows the character of Romily Parker on her quest to find her "phantom kisser" who unexpectedly kissed her in a local Christmas market. Romily has no idea who the man is, but after a disastrous heart-to-heart with her best friend Charlie, she decides she needs to do something positive with her life and sets about looking for PK (phantom kisser!).Romily is a lovely character, if a little bit barmy with her obsession with PK at first. However, I found her really warm and likeable, and despite the trouble she's having with best friend Charlie over her surprise confession, she's funny and a great lead character for the book. Her relationship with best friend Wren was hilarious, and it was a lovely friendshup to read about. Wren was a source of a lot of the comedy within the book, and she was just great for some funny one liners!

The other characters in the book were mainly made up of the band members - Charlie, Romily's best friend, Tom, Jack and manager D'wayne. They are all really likeable male characters, quite unusual in chick lit I must say, and they all play their part in the story.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read for all us romantics out there 16 Nov 2011
By S. A. Broadhurst VINE VOICE
I have loved Miranda's previous two books and have been looking forward to this book for sometime, and Miranda has not disappointed! It is a great read and has a Christmassy theme although the book covers the following year too.

Miranda Dickinson is a local(ish) author to myself and this book is set in Birmingham, again close to me. As I began to read the book I was able to picture the scene and this really made the opening scene at Birmingham's Christmas fayre even more special. I also really enjoyed the 'Birminghamisms' which littered Uncle Dudley's speech throughout the book.

The book begins with the main character, Romily, telling her best friend, Charlie, that she is in love with him, and want them to be together, however Charlie does not take the confession well and Romily walks out of the coffee shop and around Birmingham. Charlie manages to find her and shouts after her, but Romily runs away - and into a soft toy stall within the Christmas Market. Of course the market is very busy but nobody offers to help Romily to pick up the toys and just stand around watching or recording on their mobiles. However, help does arrive, a gorgeous man, who helps pick up the toys, before being called away by a friend before they can swap names and/or numbers. Following this encounter, Romily decides that she wants to find this handsome stranger, and gives herself until Christmas Eve the following year to find him. Her family and friends think she is mad but Romily is determined. Her only real supporters are Uncle Dudley and Aunt Mags.

Romily is a singer in a band and alot of the book is about the bands gigs, often wedding entertainment and some of the weddings sound like the perfect experience, whereas others are peoples worst nightmares.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet
It started with a kiss… This just sounds so out of a movie.

Being in love with the best friend, that’s never easy. Romily decided to tell Charlie about her feelings. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Simona Elena
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this on my kindle
I loved how easy this was to read. I really wanted Rom to find her man from the moment they kissed!
It was predictable in some places, but where it mattered I didn't have a... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Vicci Skinn
5.0 out of 5 stars One of My Favourite Books EVER!!
Miranda Dickinson has climbed inside my head and my heart, as if she wrote this story especially about me. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Mary Blevins
5.0 out of 5 stars it started with a kiss
I love this book it really sucked me in. Once i started it i could not put it down.would recomend
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read!
I bought this book for my kindle after getting another of Miranda Dickson's books for Christmas. I've now bought them all! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sophie Martin
3.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't get into it
I must admit I enjoyed the first few chapters of this book, but I hate to say I didn't enjoy the rest. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kayleigh Blackburn
1.0 out of 5 stars Miranda Dickinson's Novels
I have read several of Miranda Dickinson's books now and quite enjoyed them albeit they are very predictable. This one has to
be the most inane drivel I have ever read. Read more
Published 2 months ago by alistair booth
4.0 out of 5 stars How far would you follow your heart?
A feel good novel for the romantic in us that believes in a fairytale ending and a happy ever after.
Published 2 months ago by Fergiesgirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I only discovered this author recently - really good story, funny with interesting characters and a happy ending - what's not to like?
Published 2 months ago by G McArdle
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Fab book would recommend to anyone!
Read a few Miranda Dickinson books and this has to be my favourite one .
Published 3 months ago by H14
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