Title: Kiss of the Irish (Foreign Fling #1)
If Sarah Mercer had ever been asked to describe herself in one word, it would be sensible. After all, she had a steady job. Made prudent decisions. Was in what she though was a logical relationship. But when her fiance dumps her for an exotic dancer, Sarah decides it’s time to change…everything! The first thing on her agenda? To get out of town and take a three month trip to Ireland. She’d always been captivated by the Emerald Isle. And she’d heard that there was nothing like an Irishman with a sexy accent and eyes as devastatingly green as the country’s rolling hills to make a girl feel better.
But maybe she shouldn’t have hooked up with her new landlord on the first night in town. Cian Murphy wasn’t supposed to be her type. His arms and chest were tattooed, and he had piercings everywhere. Still, he made her feel beautiful, sexy…alive for the first time in years. Falling for the Irish hottie was as natural as breathing. But figuring out what she’d do when it came time to leave? Not so easy...
Author: Lauren Hawkeye
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: FLING: A BDSM EROTICA ANTHOLOGY, Claiming the Enemy
Series: Foreign Fling #1
Published by Entangled Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: May 15, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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This one fell short for me. The book started with emails between the two main characters, and the hero (Cian) was so forward in his come-on lines that I was immediately put off. And the heroine’s (Sarah) constant reminders to the reader as to her fragile emotional state was a bit too “and remember, my fiancé dumped me, so I’m kind of broken inside!”
Can did get better throughout the story. He was sweet, and quite thoughtful, but it was his piercings that the author paid most attention to…in the beginning, anyway. His piercings were a big deal to Sarah because she hadn’t really ever come across guys with piercings before. Cian had them everywhere – his face, nipples, and penis being the most talked about. But when it came to the sex scenes (a little more than halfway through the book), the piercings didn’t even come into play. For someone who made such a huge deal about them, Sarah certainly wasn’t giving any insight into how they made sex with Clan better/worse/stranger than sex with anyone else.
Sarah remained kind of wishy-washy throughout the novel. She was strong, then weak, then strong again, then weak again. It grated. The ending felt contrived as Cian did something sweet for Sarah, and she went overboard with her overreaction to him. I felt the author was using it as a way to being conflict to a rather conflict-less story, and I again found myself underwhelmed by it all.