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Monday, May 24, 2010

Shut Up and Kiss Me by Mysti Holiday

Shut Up and Kiss Me by Mysti Holiday
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (50 pgs)
Other: M/F, anal play
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Kasey Davenport and Cole Roberts—adversaries since junior high when Cole did nothing but pull her hair, snap her bra strap and tease her mercilessly—find themselves unexpectedly thrown together when Kasey is in town on a layover. As always, sparks fly between them, but this time the attraction simmering close to the surface explodes into a passion neither of them expected or wanted.

After years of mutual avoidance and denying their attraction, can Kasey and Cole stop arguing long enough to discover if what they feel will last more than just one night?

What are you waiting for? Shut Up and Kiss Me. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? For Cole and Kasey, it’s anything but simple.

I love a story that grabs me and makes me feel what the characters are thinking/feeling immediately. This book is one of those rare gems. I’ve never read a Mysti Holiday story, but I guarantee, this won’t be the last. There is a sense of not only their longing for each other, but the raw desire felt when they’re thrown into a situation together. Ms. Holiday writes tenderness and snark with equal prowess.

Kasey’s an intriguing heroine. She’s independent, spunky, and still has an inner ‘fraidy cat. She wants Cole with her whole being, but when he’s offering himself, she’s not sure. I could identify with her struggle. How do you know when to take what’s offered and when to turn tail?

Cole had me from hello. He’s handsome, open, and honest. What more could I want out of a guy? For him to be real, but that’s another story. When he ripped his heart open for her, it got to me. Many men don’t just come out and say what they need. And the simple fact that he still had gentlemanly qualities really stuck with me as well.

When Kasey and Cole get together, it’s really super hot. I mean, scorched the screen, melted the casings, hot. They know each other on an elemental level before they get physical and it really works well. They have a freedom to explore with each other that flows with passion I couldn’t help but get wrapped up in.

If you want a story that will make you laugh, sigh, smile, and wriggle in your seat, then you need to read Shut Up and Kiss Me. I give it 4.5 cherries. Kudos.

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