Review: Kiss Me I’m Irish

Kiss Me, I'm Irish: The Sins of His Past\Tangling with Ty\Whatever Reilly Wants...Kiss Me I’m Irish by Roxanne St. Claire, Jill Shalvis and Maureen Child

  • ISBN-13: 9780373776542
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • Source: Netgalley

Synopsis:

The Sins of His Past by Roxanne St. Claire

For one incredible night, Kendra Locke gave Deuce Monroe everything she had. Then he walked away without a backward glance to chase his big-league dreams. Now after one too many daredevil stunts, he’s back in his hometown ready to pick up where they left off—but Kendra has no intention of giving in so easily….

Tangling with Ty by Jill Shalvis

Dr. Nicole Mann, a child prodigy who graduated high school at the age of thirteen, has no room in her mind or her schedule for romance. But when the architect renovating her apartment turns out to have a charming Irish accent, all bets are off—and Ty Patrick O’Grady plans to use every trick in his book to stay in her life for good.

Whatever Reilly Wants by Maureen Child

Connor Reilly only has a few weeks to go in his “no sex for ninety days” bet with his brothers—and he figures no woman is safer to be around than his best friend, Emma Jacobsen. Until Emma shows up at a bar in a short skirt and high heels, and suddenly seems anything but safe!

My Thoughts:

All three of these author provide a great short story and their style work well together well enough that it is difficult to tell one style from the next.  I enjoyed all 3 story but for different reasons.

The Sins of His Past by Roxanne St. Claire

I really liked the history between all of characters in this story.  Roxanne St. Claire does a great job with the foreshadowing and give ideas as to what happen in the past between Kendra and Deuce.  It made for a lot of depth that was easily build with very little background.  The balance between the characters was extremely strong.  Deuce is a former baseball player who comes home to run the family bar only to find it turned into a internet cafe run by Kendra, his high school best friend’s little sister, a girl he had a one night stand with and never called.  Kendra is stunned to find Deuce in her cafe and extremely upset as there are things he does not know and she really does not want him to find out.  She is also concerned that Duece’s father will just turn the old bar over to his son.  Instead, a competition is what happens.  Kendra will run the cafe during the day and Deuce the bar at night and they would see who would do better.  This causes some competition and more sexual tension between them, and then all of Kendra’s secrets are spilled. I enjoyed the sexual tension and relationship building done in this story and better yet its outcome.

Tangling with Ty by Jill Shalvis

This was a fun loving and funny.  Just the interactions between Dr. Nicole Martin, straight laced and driven, and Ty Patrick O’Grady, the handyman working on her apartment building.  They are so very different from each other it make reading comical.  There is a constant struggle in their relationship.  Nicole has never done anything but work.  As the other two women in her building and her mother are constantly reminding her.  And Ty is much more laid back but has been running from his past for a very long time and it seems to be catching up with him in the form of emails from a woman.  What I enjoyed the most about this story was the unraveling of Nicole’s uptight personality and her falling for Ty who is just the perfect Irish Man!   

Whatever Reilly Wants by Maureen Child

This is about a man, Connor, and Emma, the woman he considers his best friend. Emma has always has an attraction to Connor but he views her as just a friend.  Connor is engaged in a no sex for 60 days contest with his brothers, the prize being their part of the $15,000 an uncle left them, if they don’t make it the 4th brother a priest gets the money to use at the church.  Connor confessed to Emma that he doesn’t view her as a woman and she is bound and determined to prove him wrong.  Connor’s brother warns Emma that it might just hurt her.  Emma shows up at the local bar in a short skirt and turns Connor’s world upside down.  I loved the pure attraction between these two and Emma’s drive to prove Connor wrong.

All in all, I just enjoyed all three stories and the steamy interactions.

My Rating

5 Penguins

  • Looks like three great authors came together to produce some great short stories. I’m not really a huge fan of short stories but I might just try this one.

    Thanks for the great review.

  • WOWZER—5? I might have to put this one on my list. I am not much for the short stories but if they are good they are worth it 🙂