I have mixed feelings on this book. Its well written, easy to get through and hard to put down. Having been published originally 12 years ago, it showed no signs of being dated. I liked the story line, it was very fairytale and Cinderella-ish. The idea of meeting a stranger and thinking you found your soul mate based on a kiss, appeals to the hopeless romantic in me.
Here comes the BUTThe actual romantic couple in question have a relationship based on teasing, insults and well a long history of being very unkind to one another. I have known people in my life who have enjoyed relationships that were in some sort of constant upheaval and I never understood the appeal of that. Just like I couldnt understand the appeal these two finally see in one another. Honestly, I found the bickering and their being at odds all the time, tiring. The fighting really brought down the rating on what could have been a fully romantic and sweet story.
Sharon K. reviewed Kiss and Tell (Sunrise Key, Bk 1) (Loveswept, No 787) on
This is a very sweet story about "Cinderella who gets kissed by a ninja at the stroke of midnight at her brother's New Year's Eve party. What she doesn't know and spends the next two weeks trying to find out is that it is her brother's best friend, the town doctor Marsh Devlin. He has been her arch nemesis and secretly in love with her for years.
Leila Hunt is swept off her feet by a ninja at a costume ball. Her almost fiance remains too busy with work to join her in Florida while she tries to figure out who the secret ninja is. He works hard to get her to forget their arguing and tormenting each other since childhood. A pleasant, light read.
When Leila Hunt decides to go home to Sunrise Key to visit her brother, she finds out that his best friend, Marshall Devlin, is currently staying at his house too. Leila and Marsh have always got along like oil and water. But, if she wants to have a nice vacation, she'll have to learn to put up with him. At her brother's annual New Years Eve Masquerade party, she is kissed by a ninja who disappears minutes later. Trying to discover the identity of the ninja, Leila enlists Marsh, her brother and her best friend to help her find him.
I don't know if I was just in the mood for a quick, contemporary romance, but I absolutely adored this book. Even though we find out at the beginning of the book that the ninja is Marsh who has been in love with Leila for years, the book kept me glued with it's entertaining story and sexual tension. My rating: 5 Stars.
Plain and simple. A great love story. Something that Suzanne Brockman excels at. A story of a love that it took time and patience to marinate into true appreciation of love that is willing to compromise to be sustained.
I was in the mood for a good adventure but wanted it to be short in length. When I started listening to this story, I was immediately drawn in. Ms. Brockmann gifts the reader a love story, an adventure, and a precious glimpse into the life of her characters.