Shut Up & Kiss Me

Posted July 11, 2015 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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Shut Up & Kiss Me Book Cover Shut Up & Kiss Me
Madeline Sheehan & Claire C. Riley

She ran from her past.
After relocating from a small town in Tennessee, Mila has been living in New York City for a year and a half, more than happy to be lost in the crowd. Living vicariously through her best friend and roommate, Nikki, Mila spends her days waitressing and her evenings at home. Then, one night, after getting exclusive tickets to a nightclub downtown, Nikki is able to convince Mila to let loose for once.

He’s running from his future.
Having lived a privileged life, William is used to getting what he wants, and who he wants. Now, though, in his thirties, he’s bored, and seeking more from his life than mindless sex, and even worse—mindless women. Spotting Mila from across the club, he senses right away that she’s different from what he’s used to, an observation that proves true.

One night together will change everything for both of them. Pasts and futures will collide, secrets will be revealed, and the results will transform both their lives forever.

Will nodded slowly. “So what you’re telling me is, if the woman is worth it, no matter what happens, you fight for her.”

I have to start by saying that I absolutely love this writing team. These ladies have a way of drawing you in from the first page. In fact this story had me hooked from the prologue. I just had to know what was going to happen, what had already happened! Mila is an average girl, trying to keep her head down and not be noticed, for fear of her past catching up with her. Will is ultra-wealthy but bored with the stereotypical Manhattan socialites his family would prefer him to date. When Will and Mila have a chance meeting their worlds are both turned upside down. She is determined to forget him in order to protect him and herself. Of course this does not work out for either of them, as the attraction is just too strong.

“Maybe we should just have coffee,” she said suddenly, her breathing coming fast. “I mean, if that’s what you want. We could watch a movie, or talk more, or-”
She blinked, sucking her bottom lip into her mouth again. “Hmm?”
“Shut up,” he whispered, lowering his mouth to hers, “and kiss me.”

I really enjoyed this story. Will is a great character. He is strong and wealthy and handsome, but he is not arrogant nor overbearing. He is just a normal guy. While I did find Mila frustrating at times, I could empathize with her behavior given her past traumas. Their romance was somehow sweet and super-hot at the same time. While the course of their relationship was not necessarily something we see every day, it was believable. And the end! Oh the end was just great! Super suspenseful and with just the right amount of twists to keep you on the edge of your seat. I would expect nothing less from this duo! Great for a summer read on a sandy blanket!

4 stars and a Sex on the Beach. Enjoy! 

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