From the blurb:
Running late for her spoiled stepsister’s bachelorette party, Lacy Goodlow is forced to speed—snagging a hefty traffic ticket and the interest of Officer Jared Kelly. Their paths collide again in the middle of the bachelorette party when Lacy plays an embarrassing game of Fact or Fun and she hands him a napkin that simply says Kiss Me. A full-blown attraction takes off, but so does conflict once it’s revealed that Jared and Lacy’s stepsister, Angela, had a tumultuous fling and she still claims territorial rights.
A thoroughly enjoyable witty contemporary romance. Having read Jan’s books before, I knew I was in for a fun, passionate read, and this book did not disappoint.
I love Jan’s lively writing style; for example:
She looked dejected and something stirred deep inside of him. He shook his head. She stood no chance of rescue since she was related to trouble-with-two-legs. The reminder made him swing back to the ballgame so fast he should’ve suffered whiplash.
Her sister had gone for gold this time and was probably off somewhere hugging her medal.
I often found myself smiling or laughing as I read.
I really enjoyed the storyline, which is a perfect blend of emotional and cheeky, and I was most swept away by the romance and passion between Jared and Lacy. Angela and her mother are the perfect villains who throw up all the conflicts in the book, and I was rooting for Lacy to roll her sleeves up and deliver some justice there. I also loved the secondary character of the father and Lacy’s feisty aunt Grace, and all the exploration of how difficult families can affect a relationship.
For me, the ending was perfect – just what I’d hoped for. A suggested twist was not acted on, and I liked that: nothing like keeping readers on their toes!
In all, a great summer romance; one to devour in a day ensconced in a shady spot with a cool drink.
Kiss Me is available now from Amazon; click on the book cover below to visit the store.