So I have loved all the other books in this series for me this one just fell flat. I really couldn’t get into it and I struggled with getting into this book. I couldn’t really get on with Abbi, I really didn’t like Michael. Although I loved the secret baby trope I just couldn’t find myself to like the main characters. Except Zara the baby, well she’s a child so it’s not really a secret baby more like a secret child.
Abbie and Michael’s connection was there but again I didn’t really connect with them, they were a cute family. I loved the scenes between Zara and Michael they were so adorable and cute and just the love he felt for his kid was just so cute.
I really missed seeing the fmaily in this book and I mean Michael’s brothers and mum like we’ve had so much of them in the other books I was expecting it to be the same in this book but they were barely there and it made me kinda sad because I love reading about the family. When they did appear honestly that’s when this book changed for me and I began to like it better.
I have to admit I had mixed feelings reading this, and even now after a few months I still have mixed feelings about it.
I’d like to thank Terrie for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated. This is book number 6 in the Irish Kiss series it starts with Irish Kiss, Professor’s Kiss, Fighter’s Kiss, The Irish Lottery and My Brother’s Girl. I had really high expectations for this book especially as we saw some of what Eion went through in My Brother’s Girl and my expectations were met.
In the last book I found it really hard to feel that Eion really loved Kayleigh because it seemed so out there I think is the best word. But we discover that his whole relationship with Kayleigh was very real to him and the pain he felt when she left was very real to him and a big part of this book is him dealing with his anger and realising that he was angry at himself rather than Darren or Kayleigh.
Duffy was adorable she is the woman who has a life plan and is trying to follow every step to get where she wants to be, what she didn’t count on was Eion disturbing the well thought out plan of hers. I really liked Duffy she was very sassy and is not willing to let Eion get away with the shit he is.
So this book begins with Eion in the club you may be wondering why this is important my favourite scene in the whole of this book is at the beginning when his ex babysitter throws beer at him. Honestly his outrage out of beer being wasted was mood. Like yes. I loved the outrage about it. Made me chuckle so much.
I really loved the chemistry between Duffy and Eion, they were both drawn to each other despite wanting to keep it professional it doesn’t take long for boundaries to slip and honestly another one of my favourite scenes is when Duffy handcuffs her and Eion to the bed so he can’t go out. I think right there is when everything began to change for them and I really liked it. They didn’t want the nice perfect version of love, they wanted the hard raw version they wanted messy and messy is what they got. I really loved these together and they were so cute.
Eion went on one hell of a journey in this book from forgiving Darren and Kayleigh and learning to behave and that what he thought he had with Kayleigh wasn’t real he didn’t love her like he had fallen in love with Duffy. I loved that realisation from him and when he took Duffy to meet his Ma he knew it was real. I must say a disappointment from this book that we didn’t get the big family scenes I mean I get why he was on a destructive route but I still kind of wish we had some scenes with them.
Duffy and Eion and there tricks honestly made me laugh I loved how inventive they ere with each other especially when Eion was still trying to get rid of her. Some of the best scenes came out of it and how creative they both were.
Another scene that sticks out when she goes to the club to scold Eion and she sees he’s about to take ecstasy so instead of throwing it away like a normal person she snatches it from him and swallows it! And oh my god she was hilarious when she was high as a kite. For Eion it kind of clicked then that Duffy was doing everything for him and not to annoy him.
Another favourite scene it’s amazing how many favourite scenes I have for this book but it was just so good and I love it! Anyone who has siblings will feel this one, Noah and Michael try to talk to Eion about forgiving Darren and every time they try to talk he turns on the blender annoying them both. Honestly it was such a scene because I could totally relate to doing something like that to annoy my siblings.
These two were definitely a whirlwind and I loved their relationship and the trials that it came with Duffy’s Job and Eion trying to repair himself. I loved the story and the characters and I cannot wait to see what Sienna comes out with next which I know is Michael’s story which I believe has secret baby so I’m all there for that.
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.
So I love Sienna’s writing without fail every single time her writing ends up hitting me in the feels and totally destorying me. This book was no exception it hit in the feels and she knows how to write heartbreak real good I must say. The stakes in this book was high and damn she wrote them so you knew they were high. You could feel how important things were to the characters and she gets it across the page so well.
Declan we’ve seen him in Irish Kiss and Professor’s Kiss briefly and I was very excited for his. There is no denying Declan is an ass when we first see him in this book our boy has been through a lot including recovering from a car accident where he was told he was not allowed to fight again. We go through watching him try to train to fight again despite being told he shouldn’t. He was determined to get revenge on his wife who he is seperated from and make sure that the person she cheated on him with doesn’t steal his title. So from the off we have really high stakes for Declan it’s his life. It’s that or nothing for him at least until River turns up into his life.
I think the best description for River is she’s like the sun always smiling and for the most part seeing the bright side of everything and I loved her personality. She was so adorable and caring and I loved the fact that she wanted to make Declan smile more than anything whilst she was there being his personal assistant. He definetely wasn’t the easiest person to please which River soon learnt.
Within the first meeting of these two I could tell it was going to be explosive and boy did it meet my expectations which I loved. I really liked how Declan and River built their relationship and that they didn’t just jump straight into bed together. I mean that happened after some progress but I was glad it didn’t happen straight away. I really liked their chemistry and the attraction each of these characters felt for each other I really liked that. I really loved when Declan finally began to open up to River it was definitly a special moment in the book. He melts my heart especially when he organises a photo studio for her to apologise for being an asshole.
Seamus is one heck of an asshole and honestly I just wanted to punch him, I mean I get being Declan’s manager he was more focused on getting him back in the ring but I swear to the end of this book he crossed a line that made me want to smack him.
We have a little appearance of Danny and Diarmuid through this book and honestly I loved it. No matter if they’re with their wives or got drama those men are still there for each other and I live for it. They are just the real best friends anybody could ask for.
The tension and the stakes really rise at the end of this book and let me tell you. I was on the edge of my seat, I did not want to put this book down because I wanted to know how it ended especially when Declan get backs into the cage when his doctor warns the next hit could be his last.
I think my one disappointment for this book is that at the end when the thing happens (me trying to not to spoil) we didn’t get to see any of Declan’s recovery and it was rather abrupt ending and I just wanted to see a bit more of his recovery.
Loved the proposal that was the cutest thing ever.
I love the dictionary of words about the different kind of words. It’s so helpful and I love it!
Waylyn was an interesting main character, at times she seemed so much older than she was meant to be and I guess that was because of the past she had to endure. I really enjoyed how she grew as a character and how she was willing to open up to all three of the men. Also she knew it was her last attempt to escape from Keegan.
X, Jace and Magnar were a very interesting trio of characters, all three of them were different. Jace was sweet and caring, whereas X was all brooding and strong and Magnar was kind of a mixture of all of them at one point. I loved how they all cared for Waylyn.
I loved seeing Magnar when it came to his daughter Charli, it was an interesting dynamic between the two. I loved how she cared about him and wanted to take care of him as well as him taking care of her and making sure she was safe. I loved their relationship I wish I saw more of it though.
The chemistry between all four of them is hot, and intense, and together they are truly so cute together. There were some great scenes together especially the twisted game it was hilarious with all the sexual tension that the story could ever do. It was one of my favourite scenes
I loved the Caitlin scenes they were funny!
I do have to say I love the honourable mentions of the characters from the other stories. DANNY! I loved Danny and it was great seeing him in this one. Although my shock, came at the end when Roman from the Dark Romeo box set appeared. But surprise and shock ever. He’s still my favourite character from Sienna. So yes I loved seeing the two in this!
I loved the story, I loved the plot and I loved the characters.
I’d like to thank Terrie and Sienna for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated! This is not the first book of Sienna’s I’ve read a few from her Irish Kiss series and her Dark Romeo trilogy, I have loved each of them. I love her writing, she has such lovely writing that I can connect with her characters and writing not only normally but on an emotional level too! Her writing just hits me in the feels all the time and this story was of course no different.
When we first meet Savannah she thinks she has the perfect life, and I am kind of glad when it goes to tits up from there. I did enjoy how she made complete character progress and she changes into a nice person. I loved her character in the end. I also loved how strong minded she is.
I fell in love with Killian, Fionn and Aiden, all three of them different and I loved each of them. Broody, bossy Killian, the fun-loving Fionn and the kind-hearted Aiden. It was nice for all three of them to be different. I totally understood why Savannah couldn’t choose between these three men because wow I wouldn’t have either. They were so sweet and I just loved all three of those brothers and how they managed to be together with Savannah. I also loved when Aiden started talking again and then he manages to tell his brothers why he stopped. I just loved it. The brothers were beautiful hard working men. I love the fact she connected to all 3 brothers for different reasons it was so cute!
The sex was written amazingly well! You can totally imagine what they are doing to her and how they are all feeling during the sex. It was written very well!
I loved how their little foursome was normalised by the end of it, not by the community they lived in, but they were accepted by the community who have the same idea about relationships and they managed to save their farm on top of that so I loved it.
I really didn’t like Emer she was a proper dickhead, I mean we wasn’t meant to like her but she was just so needy and what she did in the end, she was just a twat and I didn’t like the way she went around to try and hurt Fionn.
I loved the book. It was such amazing writing, characters and plots. I love it all so much!
So I’d like to thank Terrie and Sienna for sending me an e-arc of this! So I read Royally Screwed which is part of the Royal and Reckless collection featuring numerous other authors. I am really looking forward to this collection and actually already have it pre-ordered. So I was lucky enough to get my hands on Royally Screwed and hot damn it was amazing. This had such great writing, I’ve always loved Sienna Blake’s writing. I do have to say for such a short story I was surprised I loved it because usually, I struggle with short stories.
I loved Sophia’s character, she was funny, strong, independent and deep down a lovely romantic at heart. I loved Grayson he was an interesting character at first I couldn’t understand his whole deal with the two bodyguards there as well and as the story went on it kind of explained itself. I loved how their relationship built and went from sex into a relationship. And when he came back to her after something happened (trying to not spoil) it was so cute, my heart literally melted. I loved it!
So the sex was amazingly written, it was so hot. The way that Grayson, Chase and Nicolai, the way they took charge in the bedroom although when it came down to it they were all controlled by Grayson. I also liked how all three of the men were different with her. It was really good. I also loved how Grayson began to get jealous when Chase and Nicolai were with her.
The book also made me laugh at the end of the book Sophia makes a joke to Grayson about Chase and Nicolai joining them and his reaction is funny. I loved it. Such an amazing short story! I’d highly recommend.
I’d like to thank Terrie and Sienna for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated. I love Sienna Blake’s writing and so I had high expectations for this book. This is the 3rd book in the Irish Kiss series and it was fantastic. So this is the third book in the series it started with Irish Kiss, and then Professor’s Kiss, So I had very high expectations and they were met.
Aubrey I loved her character almost immediately, she got me a little annoyed when it came to her relationship with Sean and the fact she just let some of the shitty things slide. I felt she was very go with the flow kind of girl and just accepted most things that were thrown at her. I liked that she was a bartender and didn’t think it was below her like a certain ex boyfriend did.
Noah. He was adorable. I loved the relationship he had with his brothers and his ma. It was so cute and adorable you could see how much his family means to him especially the relationship he had with his ma. I also loved the friendship he had with Aubrey and how they used to spend their night and do lotto tickets together. There’s so much cute bonding between them.
I loved the fact that everyone knew how Noah and Aubrey felt about each other but those two. I love stories where the main characters are blind to each other’s feelings because you get so much angst and then a great reveal between them and this book did not let me down for this.
I loved how supportive Noah was of Aubrey and that they were both just always there for each other. I loved their relationship.
I loved that we get an appearance from Danny in this book and I loved what he did in this book for Aubrey and Noah I don’t want to say to much but it was amazing with what the author did in terms of the #YesToHer and I think it was brilliant. (When you read the story it’ll make more sense.) It was just so inspirational and I really love how the story played out. So that was really beautiful and I did not expect it.
So I loved the plot of this book it was so well done. The sex in the book was really written well as was the actual lottery scene in this book. It flowed perfectly within the setting of the book and where it appeared in the timeline of the novel. The characters were amazing I loved Aubrey, Noah, Ma, Darren, Eoin and Michael also Candice was a golden egg in this story, when you think she isn’t going to be important and then she just shoots up and is important. I loved that. I really enjoyed this book.
I’d like to thank Sienna and Terrie for sending me an e-arc of this book, it is a spinoff to Irish Kiss which I read earlier this year, I really enjoyed it. I fell in love with this book it got me in the spin and it was just perfect. It is a way more better than Irish Kiss and it was fantastic!
I really enjoyed the plot to this, I also loved although Ailis did have cancer when she was younger it didn’t take a central focus to the story that she used it to gain what she wanted which I thought was really good. I liked the attraction both Ailis and Danny had for each other and how they were trying so hard to fight it.
Ailis I loved her character, the way she tried to be so strong around Danny and then eventually she was strong enough to deal with him. I loved how passionate she was about music and yet when it came to performing in front of Danny she had stage fright. I loved how she wanted to concentrate on her music.
Wow at so many times Danny was an asshole. But he always believed in Ailis and what she could do with her music and I loved that. Despite wanting to push her away he still believed in her music. So many times his emotions were in a spin because for some odd reason he was pushing away. We do discover why but I won’t spoil that for you guys!
The story is told in dual point of view and we go from the past to the present and I loved how we got to see their relationship in the past and then the rebuilding in the present. I do have to say in some stories not many quotes stick out but this one did:
“I’ve only just learned how to breathe without you.”
This absolutely destroyed me. I have never felt so much pain than when I read this line, the emotions I felt. I could totally relate. It’s such a beautiful story, and it honestly destroyed me. Something about Sienna Blake’s writing just gets to me and she writes some of the most beautiful stories. That quote will always stick with me when I think of this book!
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!