About KISS OF THE IRISHIf Sarah Mercer had ever been asked to describe herself in one word, it would be sensible. After all, she had a steady job. Made prudent decisions. Was in what she though was a logical relationship. But when her fiance dumps her for an exotic dancer, Sarah decides it’s time to change…everything! The first thing on her agenda? To get out of town and take a three month trip to Ireland. She’d always been captivated by the Emerald Isle. And she’d heard that there was nothing like an Irishman with a sexy accent and eyes as devastatingly green as the country’s rolling hills to make a girl feel better.
But maybe she shouldn’t have hooked up with her new landlord on the first night in town. Cian Murphy wasn’t supposed to be her type. His arms and chest were tattooed, and he had piercings everywhere. Still, he made her feel beautiful, sexy…alive for the first time in years. Falling for the Irish hottie was as natural as breathing. But figuring out what she’d do when it came time to leave? Not so easy...
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“Starting over and finding love in unexpected places, 4 stars”
Sometimes life comes crashing to a halt. It’s like a roller coaster, you know what’s coming, but somehow the roller coaster malfunctions and your stuck upside down with no idea for how long. That’s kind of what happened to Sarah, she didn’t foresee her Fiancée cheating on her, she didn’t realize how truly unhappy she was, both professionally and personally. So, she decided to take her life back into her own hands. Sarah did something so unexpected, she put herself first.
Sarah didn’t realize when she went to Ireland that she was going to make friends, discover who she really wanted to be professionally, and the most unexpected thing to happen to her was love. Love for the people, the country, her art, and herself.
In Kiss of the Irish you watch Sarah go from a shy woman who is afraid to step out of the box to a woman who is comfortable with who she is and isn’t afraid to dish some right back to others.
Cian knew by the picture he saw of his renter that he wanted her, when he met her he was more than blown away, the internet didn’t do the woman justice. But there was a sadness in her eyes that he was determined to chase away. Between his sister, her best friend, and himself they drew Sarah out. The more he got to know her the more he wanted her. Not just for a night, he wanted her for life.
Will Cian, get the girl? Will Sarah decide to say goodbye to her life in the States? Or will someone or something stop her? Kiss of the Irish has a smooth flow. You can’t help but love the characters and the charm of the place. There are only two things I would have changed, I would have added some Irish/Gaelic to it and I would have made the ending a little smoother. The ending was fine it was just a little abrupt for me. Other than that, I have no complaints.
Here are two pieces of Kiss of the Irish that stuck out to me;
“The Yank was innocent, sweet, and surprising as hell. And yet he was pretty sure that once she broke out of her shell, she was going to be more wild than either of them could ever imagine.”
“Some part of her— some rather annoying feminist part— insisted that this was taking womankind back to the time of the caveman. The rest of her shouted at the feminist to shut the hell up and wallowed in the hottest thing ever, which was being wanted so badly that her man just had to scoop her off her feet and take her to his bed.”
Writing style- 4/5
About Lauren Hawkeye
Lauren Hawkeye/ Lauren Jameson never imagined that she’d wind up telling stories for a living… though when she looks back, it’s easy to see that she’s the only one who is surprised. Always “the kid who read all the time”, Lauren made up stories about her favorite characters once she’d finished a book… and once spent an entire year narrating her own life internally. No, really. But where she was just plain odd before publication, now she can at least claim to have an artistic temperament.
Lauren lives in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada with her husband, toddler, pit bull and idiot cat, though they do not live in an igloo, nor do they drive a dogsled. In her nonexistent spare time Lauren can be found knitting (her husband claims that her snobby yarn collection is exorbitant), reading anything she can get her hands on, or sweating her way through spin class. She loves to hear from her readers!
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