Thursday, March 14, 2019
Kiss the Girl by Tara Sivec
A struggling antiques collector finds herself falling in love with a millionaire playboy; but can she ever be a part of his world?
Meet the Naughty Princess Club, a series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that brings readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that three women fall into once they decide to strut their stuff and bring on their own happily ever after.
While her friends have broken free of their insecurities, Ariel Waters is struggling to come out of her shell. Her ex-husband took away her voice and her self-confidence, and Ariel is drowning under a sea of debt to afford the alimony she has to pay him. She refuses to ever fall for a man’s charms again, and is determined to make her own way.
When her house and her beloved antiques are taken by the bank after too many missed payments, Ariel finds herself adrift until the infuriatingly charming Eric Sailor comes to her rescue. Although she can’t stand the millionaire playboy, Eric’s kindness and unconditional support reveal hidden depths and a love that Ariel never imagined she could find.
But there are outside influences who will stop at nothing to keep them apart; can Ariel and Eric weather the storm and find a way to be together?
(Synopsis from Goodreads).
This year, one of my main reading goals has been to complete series that I've started. Due to that, I recently decided to pick up the last book in the Naughty Princess Club series, Kiss the Girl. The series is by one of my favorite authors, Tara Sivec. I've read most of her books and loved them. Kiss the Girl was no exception to that.
Out of all of the books in the Naughty Princess Club series, I was looking forward to Kiss the Girl the most. It definitely didn't disappoint. Ariel is my favorite character in this series, so I loved reading from her perspective. I love her sassy, sarcastic humor that she uses as a coping mechanism. She makes me laugh so much with her outlandish, vulgar humor. She's definitely someone that I would love to have as a best friend in real life. She always sticks up for her friends, and doesn't take any crap from anyone. I especially loved a certain scene between her and her ex Sebastian towards the end of the book. She's such a strong, kick butt female.
There was only one thing that kind of took away from my reading experience, which was a minor detail. In the first two books in the series, the comparisons to Disney princess are more subtle. In this book, it feels like the reader is being hot over the head with them. The references are constantly shoved in the readers face, which can be slightly annoying at times. I think that's more of a personal preference though. I enjoy when books are more subtle about their hints and references to other things because it's almost like a treasure hunt trying to find them while reading.
Even with that minor annoyance, I loved Kiss the Girl. In fact, I loved the Naughty Princess Club series in general. From my understanding, Tara Sivec has said that she's not going to write anymore books in this series. I wish she would though because I really want more of these characters and this world. There is a character that shows up for the first time towards the end of Kiss the Girl that I kept picturing as Jasmine, based on her looks. I would love a book about her.
I give Kiss the Girl: 4/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange or an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.