Reviewed by Dee
TITLE: Kiss the Girl
SERIES: Soho Loft Book 1
AUTHOR: Melissa Brayden
PUBLISHER: Bold Strokes Books
LENGTH: 264 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 15, 2014
Sleeping with the enemy has never been so complicated.
Twenty-eight-year-old Brooklyn Campbell is having a bad day. A speeding ticket, a towed car, and a broken heel are all working against her laid-back vibe. To top it all off, her birth mother, whom she’s never met, has requested contact. The only bright spot is an impromptu date with a beautiful and mysterious brunette.
Jessica Lennox is what you would call a high-powered executive. She’s the head of a multimillion-dollar advertising firm in New York City, and it didn’t happen by accident. But when the blonde head turner from the wine bistro turns out to be her number one competitor, her life gets infinitely more complex.
Is New York big enough for both Brooklyn and Jessica? Maybe it’s just time they experienced it together…
I’m a late comer to the Melissa Brayden fan pool, but after reading two books by this very talented author, I’m officially a fan.
Kiss the girl is told in third person and from both heroine’s point-of-views. It suffers from some slight head-hopping, something that would normally bother me, but I was more forgiving as this appears to have been ironed out judging by the authors more recent story I read.
I enjoyed that this story featured older women, both nearing forty. The setting was to die for. I’m a kiwi gal, small town, small country. To experience New York through these pages was something I treasured.
Oh, the story? Brilliant, the rivalry, the competition, the angst, putting up walls, pulling down walls, all of which made for a page turner. This story also addresses adoption, the effects it can have on the child, and the parent, and to add to the depth of those things, the eventual meeting, which doesn’t always go well. Throughout these pages, I had my heart broken and, thankfully, put back together.
While there’s a fabulous cast of side-characters, Hunter, Mallory, Samantha, they never overwhelmed the plot, an issue sometimes first books in a series stories suffer from.
The trip to the cow farm made me chuckle, more so how in awe the characters were. It also served as a reminder, unlike in New Zealand, dairy farms are not necessarily par for the norm.
Before I embarrass myself with my ramblings, I’m gonna wind this up. If you enjoy well written lesbian romances, with a bit of heat to whet the appetite, and characters that will have you enraptured, check out ‘Kiss the Girls’.