Book Review: Kiss the Boys

Originally Posted on April 9, 2017 in my old blog.

Title: Kiss the Boys (Lost Girls #2)

Author: Chris Myers, Diana Downey

Publisher: Books on the Edge

Release Date: November 1, 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Three estranged brothers.
One runaway girl.

Sweet and sexy Noah soars as Spartans’ basketball shooting star. Overly protective, bad boy Nathan has beaten the devil and believes he’s invincible. And angry and bitter Jake cannot move past losing his unit in Afghanistan. After suffering personal tragedies, the three brothers barely speak to one another.

Until River.

When she runs away from her abusive foster home and notorious past, she crash-lands into Noah’s arms. She should feel safe with him, but she is attracted to guys more broken than she. And his brooding brothers Nathan and Jake wait patiently to catch her when she falls. Her relationship with each jeopardizes the precarious balance of their troubled family, and she will either mend their wounds or break their hearts.

Kiss the Boys is psychological romantic suspense, containing explicit sex and covering dark subject matter. This is the second book in the Lost Girls Collection. The first book is Blackout (steamy psychological thriller) by Chris Myers. Each of these books is a standalone.

*Copy was received from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.*

3 stars
I liked it

SPOILER FREE REVIEW

“There’s nothing human to hurt us, only my memories.” 

I can’t say I love this book, but it isn’t a bad book too. I enjoyed it rather well and with just enough curiosity to turn the page.Nate is just screaming for sex. He has this strong appeal that simply draw women to him and get down on their knees. Just by the description of his physicality, the reader would be drawn to him.

A family with 3 sons who barely get along, the life of rich people in art museums, a basketball star in high school about to go pro, an ex soldier who lost a leg, a best friend, and a girlfriend, an orphan.

If you’re looking for steamy bed scenes, and things that keep you warm at night then I’m sorry to disappoint because this book isn’t it. The characters try to find the light in their dark universe and it’s inspiring to see them work hard to reach the surface. Sometimes I feel for them, their pain, their hopelessness, but we know that there’s always that one person who refuses to sink with the ship.

The writing looks like it’s been written by an amateur, so are some parts of the story. Other times it just seems too exaggerated and unrealistic. If it wasn’t for the different world that Nate and River live in I would have stopped reading. But it’s because of Nate being a famous artist, him, River, and Jake being survivors, it gives me a glimpse of how people with their same experiences or challenges live. It’s new information for me and I’m always on the hunt for new information.

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