“Did you call me a sex robot?”
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Length: 252 Pages
POV: Third Person
Welcome to Kissing Creek, where everything has a romance-themed pun for a name and love is lurking around every corner…
Audrey Miller doesn’t believe in happily-ever-after, so she is definitely living in the wrong town. But she’s never getting out of Kissing Creek, because playing pseudo-mom for her younger siblings doesn’t leave time for much else. She’ll do anything to make sure they don’t end up stuck like she is, working as a barista in a college town, serving Pink Passion mochas with Chocolate Smooch donuts.
Then Ronan Walsh, a new young professor and walking cliché, right down to the elbow patches on his blazer, steps in for a coffee and into her life. She knows his type—intelligent and charming, yet sweet as a cinnamon roll, the sort of man she’s inevitably attracted to but is always out of her league. So why does someone like him have any interest in a worker bee with no future?
Her bland-as-oatmeal existence has nothing to offer, but Ronan’s temporary teaching position is only a stepping stone on his way to somewhere else. He isn’t here to put down roots, Audrey’s roots are firmly planted—neither of them is looking for love. And maybe that’s just perfect.
But in a small town called Kissing Creek, sometimes love can be impossible to avoid…
*I received this book free from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley.*
Audrey hadn’t been dealt the best hand in life, but she did everything in her power to make the best of what she had. Her mother passed away, her father was present, but not really there, and she spent her time working two jobs and trying to raise her four younger siblings so that they could ascend to bigger and better things. Ultimately she put her own wants and desires in a box and locked it away so deep she never even visited it.
Ronan grew up with a non-existent father and a mother who was self-involved in her art that it seemed as if she forgot she had two kids. Thankfully he had a grandmother who was there for him and his sister. Although that wasn’t enough to keep him from becoming more like his mother than he’d care to admit. He focused on his career, put all his effort into it, and never wanted anything to care for so he wouldn’t have to risk getting his heart broke again. Of course that all changed when he moved to Kissing Creek in order to be closer to his aging grandmother and his nephew. That was where he discovered getting a coffee wasn’t as simple as he’d thought. It came with being called a sex robot and accused of being a thief by a woman he would never forget.
“No, I was dancing with a leprechaun, and he turned me too fast.” She rolled her eyes. “Yes, I fell.”
Ronan was intrigued by her brain and entranced by her beauty (curves and all). Audrey was enraptured by everything that was Ronan. Did they try to fight it when they realized he was her professor? Yes. Did they fight it after she dropped his class? Not, at all!
Ronan discovered that he wanted roots. He wanted Audrey. And Audrey discovered she wanted everything that she’d put in that locked box. Together they learned that they could have it all without a single sacrifice.
“Every day without you is like being torn apart.”
Kissing Lessons was a cutsie read. It had drama, mixed with a little humor, and a little romance. Oh and a llama. Can’t forget the llama…or the fun facts. I may have already shared a few of those facts with my own kids.
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