Friday, July 10, 2015

His Kiss (Summer in New York Book 2) by Jolyse Barnett Review


After a motorcycle accident and subsequent alcohol abuse, Jeremy Engel has managed to claw his way back from the dark depths of personal hell. He’s now a successful comic book author and working on his second book, and when the woman he met while on a rare getaway—the one he hasn’t been able to forget—opens a shop in his neck of the woods, he thinks he’s even learned to trust and hope again.

Elizabeth Desmond may have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but she’s determined to make a success of her shop in the Adirondack tourist town of Lake Placid. And just when she thinks it can’t get any better, the mysterious stranger she kissed on a moonlit resort beach walks back into her life.

But when Jeremy’s old demons return, it’s up to Elizabeth to show him they’re not so different after all…

My Review:

It’s hard to write a romance story about two damaged people and have it remain romantic.  But in this story the author does it in a way that works out really well.     

They were from very different backgrounds and they had more in common than they didn’t. 

Elizabeth Desmond and Jeremy Engel both battle addictions.  Jeremy is a recovering alcoholic and Elizabeth battles an eating disorder.  Both are total opposites.  She is rich and he grew up struggling for everything he had. 

When Elizabeth met Jeremy at the hotel where her grandparents celebrated their anniversary, she knew he was something special.  But she was afraid of getting involved with someone after her last relationship.  She wanted more than just someone to merge bank accounts with.  Elizabeth dreamed of a relationship like her parents had; romantic, exciting and fun. 

Jeremy had no idea the woman he found on the beach staring up at the stars would change his life.  Prior to meeting her, he was pretty much a recluse.  He didn’t socialize very often and never had anyone come to his house.  Would she be the one to finally help him get over the girl who broke his heart?

He was her missing piece.  All she had to do was convince him he deserved her, not just for the summer or a year, but for a lifetime of love. 

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