on May 15, 2017
Series: Foreign Fling #1
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
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...
Kiss of the Irish by Lauren Hawkeye is the first book in the adult contemporary romance Foreign Fling series. To me, even the name of the series screams frivolous fun. And I am happy to report this book was just that. I had a few minor issues with the character and some plot things, but overall this book was a lot of fun. Bring on the Irish!
Kiss of the Irish is the story of Sarah and Cian. Sarah has had a rough go of it lately, so she breaks free for a fun trip to Ireland, where she meets Cian. I enjoyed Sarah and Cian. I liked each of them about 90% of the time. Sarah irked me a bit towards the end of the book, but overall I thought they were both good characters , and their romance was sexy and fun. Just like I wanted. The couple has minor roadblocks but nothing too dramatic, which I appreciated. I liked the set up of the story because it was like a cousin to the roommates trope that I love so much. Sarah was renting Cian’s cottage, so they were in a lot of close proximity.
The Foreign Fling series looks like it will have some interesting characters. I liked a lot of the secondary characters, and I think I might end up liking their stories more than this one. I liked Kiss of the Irish, but the ending of the book felt a little rushed to me. Other than that, Kiss of the Irish was an enjoyable light hearted read. It wasn’t earth shattering for me, but I wanted something quick, and fun, and it delivered on both of those things. Overall, I liked Kiss of the Irish.
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