Series: Summer Sisters #1
on October 24th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Life never goes as planned. Jaime Summer learned that lesson the hard way when her fiancé wreaked havoc on her carefully constructed life plan. Now, Jaime’s back in her hometown, working at her sister’s flower shop and living with her family once again, swearing off dating and men for the rest of her life. That is, until Ryan Elson walks through the door.
Ryan has been in Jupiter Bay for a year now, and has worked hard to make this new town his home. His construction business is growing and while his personal relationships with the fairer sex are lacking, he’s more content than he’s ever been.He doesn’t need a woman, but a chance meeting with Jaime has Ryan ready to pull out all the stops to have her.
Exhilarating. Intoxicating. Consuming. Ravenous. Passionate.What happens when those kisses lead towards something more? Something that looks a lot like forever.
This book is intended for those 18 and over due to graphic language, descriptive sex, and the world’s most inappropriate grandparents.
One of the things I love most about reading is discovering new-to-me authors. Be that first-time authors or well-established authors who I just never read before. It’s exhilarating because you never know what you get yourself into—unlike with your go-to authors. Lacey Black was such an author for me. My Kinda Kisses was my first book by her, but definitely not my last.
My Kinda Kisses is a sweet romance about not only finding love, but also letting go of the past, opening yourself up for possible heartache after tragedy, hoping this time will be different. Filled with witty banter, sweet love, and hilarious characters, this book was a delight to read.
Jaime Summer has come running back to her hometown after fiancé left her via the worst breakup method ever invented—a text message. She’s finally over the worst of her heartache and getting her life back on track when she meets Ryan Elson. The attraction is instant, maybe a little too instant for my taste, and soon they can’t stay away from one another. But can Jaime let go of her past? Move on from her heartache and trust again?
The heat between Jaime and Ryan is palpable and bleeding through the pages. They fit perfectly, especially in their imperfections. The writing was very engaging and drew me into the story, portraying the complex characters and interesting story line flawlessly. The side characters only enhanced the story. Jaime’s sisters are all very diverse and individual, while her grandparents were a hoot who had me laughing constantly. It was a great mix of the individual journey of two people as well as family relationships and dynamics.
The only reason this wasn’t a five star read for me was the lack of an emotional arc for me. I was constantly waiting for something big and emotional to happen, but it never did, which left me disappointed. It was all a little too rushed in the beginning for me.
But all of this is a personal preference and doesn’t mean this book wasn’t great. I still believe y’all should pick it up and give it a chance. I know I will keep waiting for the next one!
“Sorry, we’re closed.”
The woman’s voice draws my attention towards the counter in back. Taking long strides, I head towards the voice, determined to buy a bouquet before she can kick me out the door I just walked through.
“I understand that, ma’am, but I’m afraid I’m in desperate need of some flowers. I promise to be quick, take whatever you have already made up, and I’ll pay in cash,” I offer as I reach the counter.
The woman, who’s still showing me her back, is cleaning the work area filled with clippings of greenery and those little white flowers they stick in bouquets for whatever purpose they serve. Her hair is pulled up in a messy knot at the back of her head, revealing the long, slender column of her neck, and for some reason, it turns me on.
My eyes peruse leisurely down the back of her body. A crisp white dress shirt hugs her perfect hourglass waist, tight blue jeans mold flawlessly to long legs, and the swell of her ass is so damn enticing. Even through her clothes, I can see the divot at the base of her spine. The mental image is like a bolt of lightning straight to my dick.
“I said we’re closed,” she says while she spins around, the last word trailing off and almost inaudible as her eyes lock on mine.
Pale green eyes the color of dewed grass slam into mine so damn hard, the impact forces me to take a retreating step. I’m struck stupid, unable to process a thought let alone communicate words, as I gape back at her. The only thing that saves me from looking like a complete ass right now is that she appears to have the same reaction.