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Irish Kiss – Sienna Blake

Saoirse
I wanted him since the day I met him. Long haired, tattooed and tall as an Irish giant. He was more than just handsome, he was drop dead gorgeous. And the only one who ever truly cared. It didn’t matter to him that my father was a criminal and my mother a whore. He saw me, understood me.
I could be anything I wanted, he said.
Except his.
Because I was too young and he was my Juvenile Liaison Officer.
Diarmuid
It’s been years since I last saw her. No longer a girl, she has a body of a woman. When our eyes met again, I saw the only one who ever broke through my asshole mask. She never judged me. She saw me, accepted me.
She could be anything she wanted.
Except mine.
Cause she’s only seventeen and I’m trying my hardest not to fall for her.
If I give in, she will ruin me.
*This is a slow-burn, angsty love story spanning across a seven-year time period with sexual situations and drug-use involving characters under the age of eighteen.
Irish Kiss is a complete standalone novel with a Happily Ever After, but damn, it is going to hurt along the way.

I’d like to thank Terrie, Sienna’s PA for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated! This is not my first book by this author I read her Dark Romeo Box set and you should definitely go and check that out! So I was expecting great things from this author and I was not disappointed by what I got! Sienna has such amazing writing that hits me right in the feelings and it gets me emotional all the time. Through this book, I was like please stop hurting my heart and each other!

The story is told in the dual point of view as well as a switch from the past when Saoirse is 13 to when she is in the present and is 17. It doesn’t get confusing and it is very well written that you know whose point of view it is as well as if you are in the past or present. Which is always good! I did have some trouble pronouncing Saoirse and Diarmuid’s names although by the time I’m writing this review I think I have the pronunciation down to a tee. There is a guide at the beginning of the book on how to pronounce them, my brain sucks. Anyway onto the book.

You forgot so many times that in the past Saoirse is actually 13, she acts so much older and maturer which is understandable as her dad is in prison and her mum is a whore. I love how mature she acts in some circumstances other times though you can still the child coming through especially when it comes to jealousy aspects in the story.

I loved the fact that both Saoirse and Diarmuid wanted each other (present) and that although he was her JLO he still had a very moral conflict with himself over the fact he shouldn’t be feeling like that for her. Diarmuid has a very moral argument with himself and it’s nice how much attention was put on that and it was actually shown in the story. Even though in Ireland the age of consent is 17 which she would be old enough but we still see him struggle with that being that he is technically in a position of power.

I loved learning why Diarmuid wanted to become a JLO and the fact his own life was technically saved by one. I loved how fleshed out his backstory was and how we learnt things about each of the characters in the book. Rather than it being info dump, it came out when it needed to.

Ava is a bitch.

Saoirse’s mother and father are bitches.

I loved Diarmuid’s friends Danny and Declan I loved the humour they brought to the book so A+ them, guys. I also loved Brian I believe his name was…

I fell in love with the characters in this book as well as the plot. I am looking forward to anything that Sienna Blake writes because I think I’m just really hooked!

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