So this is book number 5 in the Irish Kiss series I always have such high hopes in the series and so far Sienna has not let me down with this. I loved Irish Kiss, Professor’s Kiss, Fighter’s Kiss and The Irish Lottery. So I had this sent to me as an arc when it was first being released earlier this year I’m only 3 months late… Better late than never? So let’s start with the review.
I really liked Kayleigh at the beginning and then this book carried on and I began to dislike her a little bit. Well not really dislike her but dislike a particular thing she carried on doing through this book and it actually dropped a star rating for me because of it. I really liked that Kayleigh wanted to learn how to fix the bikes and cars and become a mechanic and I really liked that although it was hard she wasn’t willing to quit. Also a great metaphor for her and Darren.
Darren. He was very angry and an asshole. But we all know I’m attracted to assholes in books so I was here for it. The author did an amazing job writing Darren’s character I loved the way she unfolded all of him and that we didn’t just get him all at once she laid his character throughout the story and it was shocked when we found out something. (I don’t know if it’s a spoiler so I’m not going to say it just in case.) I really loved the journey he went on to accepting grief and that it wasn’t his fault and he was holding guilt for something he had no control over. I liked that we also saw him begin to accept that he could be happy again. Thanks to Kayleigh of course. Family means everything to him.
There is one big obstacle in the way of these characters and that was Eoin. Honestly when we first meet his character I thought he was either drunk or high. Turns out he actually wasn’t and he was just plain wrapped up in the idea of love rather than being in love. This is where my annoyance for Kayleigh begins, she knows she’s attracted to Darren. She knows she doesn’t love Eoin or want to be with him yet she carries on in the relationship with him. Like it got to a point where I was thinking girl just tell him you’re making it worse. I wasn’t invested in Eoin or Kayleigh’s relationship so I wasn’t bothered about the whole Darren situation that was happening.
I loved the family aspect in this I’m always a big lover of books when it comes to characters in their family and I loved this one. Ma was amazing and she was just so there, she knew Kayleigh had feelings for Darren and Eoin and I just think that Ma was perfect in this. I hope we see more in Eoin’s book which is the next book in the series.
I really liked Darren teaching Kayleigh to be a mechanic and rather than putting her down about it he helped her every step of the way and encouraged her and honestly I loved it. The couple just had off the charts chemistry and you could feel it pouring off the page. It was the kind of raw energy that these two characters just needed to kiss already! And man when they kissed it was a sweet moment. I really loved the proposal at the end and that they incorporated the mechanical aspect into it. So cute.
I really enjoyed this story and the characters and the plot. I love Sienna’s writing she always makes me feel things and this story was no different. She hit me in the feels and even made me cry a little. She is fabulous at making me cry.