Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Book Review: Mouth to Mouth

We're half way through this week and I don't know about you but I feel like I'm limping through it. It's awful. If you are on Instagram, I'm having a giveaway that ends Friday. Or Saturday. I can't remember. But go there and enter! If you're in need for a short book with a little steam, here you go.

Mouth to Mouth - Tessa Bailey

A man with a prison record has no place around a fresh faced college student. Tell that to Rory Prince. He should stay the hell away from Olive Cunningham. There’s one small problem, though. She won’t stop almost getting killed—and with this too-smart, too-sweet girl holding his heart in her hands, Rory is powerless to do anything but keep saving her.

Homeschooled from a young age, Olive is now out on her own and discovering the world, one milkshake flavor at a time. Until recently, she has experienced life through books. She’s walked in a million sets of shoes while flipping pages—enough to know that Rory gives her once-in-a-lifetime feelings. If only he would stop trying to protect her…from himself.

If you're around here often (thanks!), you'll have seen me review the latest from Tessa Bailey, Fix Her Up, which I really enjoyed. Because that was my first book by her and I really liked it, I thought I would pick up a couple more from her and this was one of the ones I got. It is right around 200 pages and I got through it in one day easily and it would have been a good summer book, even more so when I realized it's the first in a trilogy, so I have books two and three on order.

In this one we have Olive, who grew up in a YouTube family and as she got older she was not so subtly butted out because she basically aged out of doing cutesy things with them. With a bank account full of cash she picks up and moves- she's going to go to college and start a new life in a cute beach town. Unexpectedly, she meets Rory, who is incredibly good looking and full of tattoos and an ex-con. She doesn't know that of course, but it's clear immediately that sparks are flying and whatever it is that clicks for soul mates very much happens to them both.

Over the course of a few months he saves her (again!), we have a steamy shower scene, and this couple makes some real rookie movies with miscommunication and/or noncommunication. When they are together it's hot, and they crave each other when they aren't, but the entire book is them trying to get this worked out so they are on the same page.

I really enjoyed this one. If you're a fan of books where you have to fix the guy? This is a good one. I'm giving this one 4 stars and really, the only thing keeping me back from a 5 is some of the dialogue what on its way to Cheese Town. The way Rory talks in the midst of sex is just.... let's just say I'm that person who would start laughing because it's just too much. Also, Olive is almost too naive and while we do get a kind of resolution to Rory's past, I don't know that we really get one for Olive. I guess in a way, yes.. but I think I expected/wanted more.

Overall, a good book if you're looking for a quick romance with a beach vibe and a guy in real need of saving. I'll let you know how the rest are.

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