Saturday, August 2, 2014

[Kame's Review]: "The Day He Kissed Her"

The Day He Kissed Her by Juliana Stone
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (April 1, 2014)
Series: Bad Boys of Crystal Lake, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance

He can’t wait to leave…

Mac Draper finally has everything he’s always wanted: An amazing career. A New York City apartment. He’s this close to being free of his past forever. But a mind-blowing encounter with the sexy yet tough-as-nails Lily St. Clare has him delaying his plans to put Crystal Lake in his rearview mirror for good.

She’s finally found a place to stay…

For Lily St. Clare the charming small town of Crystal Lake is her haven – a place she can hide from her famous, back-stabbing family. It’s as close to happy as she’s ever been. Until an unforgettable night with tall, dark and tortured Mac Draper gives her a glimpse of what true happiness feels like.

Lily can’t help but melt a little under the sizzling heat of Mac’s touch. But Mac’s scars run deep, and Lily’s afraid she may be falling for the one man who can never return her feelings...

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Reviews of Stone's Previous Books:

Offside (#1) -- TBQ

The Christmas He Loved Her (#2) -- Kame

Kame's Review:

Mac Draper only finds one reason to come home to see his best friends. Crystal Lake does not hold any happy memories for him. During his annual trip home Memorial Day weekend he sees the one woman he can't get out of his mind. Lily had one passionate night with Mac on New Years Eve but left before he could get her name or number.

Mac is a great character. I have something for broken heroes. I wanted to wrap my arms around Mac. He has no confidence in his ability to be a family man because of his past. Many think that Lily has had an easy life but even though she has had many a luxury she hasn't had much love in her life. The two of them are perfect for each other, their dialog was heartwarming and at times very much a window into the character. Their sexy times were steamy but not too many to over take the book.

The plot was easy to follow and since there was the confines of summer there was a definite timeline the reader could relate to. I enjoyed seeing the other characters from the other Bad Boys books.

As in Book 2 I didn't really want the book to end and just wished it kept on going. I am really hoping this wasn't the last in the series I would love to read more about all these characters.

4 1/2 STARS! 

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Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her  honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) I've heard great things about Stone's books.

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Until Next Time,


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1 comment :

Sharlene Wegner said...

I have been loving this series & didn't get to this book yet. Glad you liked it!