Series: Naughty Princess Club #3
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: September 4, 2018
Publisher: SMP Swerve
Format: eARC, 304 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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While her friends have broken free of their insecurities, Ariel Waters is struggling to come out of her shell. Her ex-husband took away her voice and her self-confidence, and Ariel is drowning under a sea of debt to afford the alimony she has to pay him. She refuses to ever fall for a man’s charms again, and is determined to make her own way.
When her house and her beloved antiques are taken by the bank after too many missed payments, Ariel finds herself adrift until the infuriatingly charming Eric Sailor comes to her rescue. Although she can’t stand the millionaire playboy, Eric’s kindness and unconditional support reveal hidden depths and a love that Ariel never imagined she could find.
But there are outside influences who will stop at nothing to keep them apart; can Ariel and Eric weather the storm and find a way to be together?
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I love love LOVED Kiss the Girl. I’ve been waiting for Ariel’s story since shortly after meeting her in At the Stroke of Midnight and it was totally worth the wait. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Cindy and Belle’s books too, but Ariel’s sassy self intrigued me and I couldn’t wait to see what happened with the sparks really started flying between her and Eric.
I don’t read all that many retellings these days, but the Naughty Princess Club hooked me from the very start. I loved these characters and the setting, the laughs and the romance. It’s been a long time since I read a book that made me laugh as much as the three in this series did. As much as I loved the romance, I loved the friendships between the ladies just as much. Forget your frienemies books, give me all the books with great female friendships. Cindy, Belle and Ariel were each fantastic in their own way and a force to be reckoned with when they banded together. The men of the Naughty Princess Club series were no slouches either. It’s possible Eric is my favorite, but I don’t want to say that too loudly as I loved the other guys, too.
Kiss the Girl was everything I wanted in a book and more. I literally laughed out loud more times than I can count. But, I also had a fair number of feels along the way. There was a lot more to Ariel than what you see on the outside and I appreciated the vulnerability underneath her hard exterior. My feels had feels of their own more than once or twice along the way. Ariel and Eric had oodles of chemistry and I enjoyed their “hate” to love relationship. Did I mention it was sexy, too? Because it was. Like I said, perfect book.
Now that I consider myself a Tara Sivec fangirl, I need to make time to tackle her backlist. I’m not sure why I waited so long to read any of her books, but now I want to read them all. It should be a really fun book binge when I get around to it.
“I do not have a boyfriend and I will never have a boyfriend. Stop trying to get me on the boyfriend train just because you found the one guy in the entire world who is sweet and romantic and loves you for who you are.”
“Piss off. I’m not difficult. I’m a fucking delight.”
My love for antiques wasn’t something I was born with. It showed up in my life at a time when I needed something to make me happy. I couldn’t rescue myself, so I rescued things.
“Did you know that out of the one thousand two hundred and thirty-five romance books we carry at the library, six hundred and seventy of them are about a romance between neighbors? That’s a startling statistic. You should love thy neighbor, Ariel. It says so in the bible.”
“The fact that you got paired up with a goat named Princess Sassy Pants who is giving you a run for your money in the attitude department is nothing but pure enjoyment for me.”
You are the rarest antique I’ve ever seen, and I want to spend the rest of my life making sure you know how perfectly imperfect and extraordinary you are.
What are some of your favorite retellings?