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Friday, September 26, 2014

Disappointmentville: Bad Boys of Crystal Lake Series, Book 3

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 321; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1165 KB | Expected Release Date: April 1, 2014 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Day He Kissed Her" [Bad Boys of Crystal Lake Series, Book 3] by Juliana Stone (aka Julie Bale)

Author's Book Description : He can’t wait to leave...

Mac Draper finally has everything he’s always wanted: An amazing career. A New York City apartment. He’s this close to being free of his past forever. But a mind-blowing encounter with the sexy yet tough-as-nails Lily St. Clare has him delaying his plans to put Crystal Lake in his rearview mirror for good.

She’s finally found a place to stay...

For Lily St. Clare the charming small town of Crystal Lake is her haven – a place she can hide from her famous, back-stabbing family. It’s as close to happy as she’s ever been. Until an unforgettable night with tall, dark and tortured Mac Draper gives her a glimpse of what true happiness feels like.

Lily can’t help but melt a little under the sizzling heat of Mac’s touch. But Mac’s scars run deep, and Lily’s afraid she may be falling for the one man who can never return her feelings...

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars, a man goes home for an annual get-together and finds the one woman who sets him on fire, can he win her over and not give away his heart or will their non-relationship be more then either of them can handle?

I loved reading about Mackenzie (Mac) & Lily's "non-relationship," it was HOT and sweet while still giving themselves room to grow even if they don't want it too. In truth, their banter and spicy tales together really made me like this novel. However, this novel also had heart because it wasn't all light and fun as I expected it to be. Throughout this novel, while they deal with their growing feelings for one another, Lily & Mac try to overcome their pasts and families both of which were harsh because of how they were treated. It wasn't what I expected to read about but it made this novel more dynamic.

Nevertheless, because of how the plot was laid out it was hard for me to fall in love with this novel. The first chapter was a struggle for me to get through because of how slow the pace was, yet once Lily & Mac meet again in chapter two the pace moves along. Then it was hard for me to appreciate the last few chapters because of how Mac reacts to everything around him and how he deals with the clean up of it all. I mean I like that he didn't take long to correct his wrongs, yet I think for what he did it all wrapped up a bit too nicely. And I say that even though I feel happy about them getting together.

Overall, it was an okay novel. Therefore, I recommend it mostly to those who are fans of Ms. Stone and/or of this series.

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Author's Novel Extras : The Day He Kissed Her - Overview | The Day He Kissed Her - Excerpt

Author's Series Extras : The Summer He Came Home - OverviewThe Christmas He Loved Her - Overview | The Summer He Came Home - Excerpt | The Christmas He Loved Her - Excerpt

Book Teaser(s) :

Lily's eyes feasted on the sight of his wide shoulders, muscular back, and, damn those old, faded cargo shorts were dangerously close to exposing what she knew was one hell of a butt. God, he probably wasn't wearing any---
"I know you're staring at my ass," Mac said over his shoulder.
Wait. What?
Liam snorted and shot a look her way before running ahead of his uncle and disappearing inside.
"I was not," she began and froze when he turned back to her. The man could stop traffic with that face and smile, and at the moment, he seemed to have stopped not only her heart but all rational thought.
"It's okay. You can admit it," he said with a wicked grin. ~ within Chapter 21
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Juliana, then please check out her website.

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