Shut Up and Kiss Me by Claire C. Riley, Madeline Sheehan
on June 7, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
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She ran from her past.
After relocating from a small town in Tennessee, Mila has been living in New York City for a year and a half, more than happy to be lost in the crowd. Living vicariously through her best friend and roommate, Nikki, Mila spends her days waitressing and her evenings at home. Then, one night, after getting exclusive tickets to a nightclub downtown, Nikki is able to convince Mila to let loose for once.
He’s running from his future.
Having lived a privileged life, William is used to getting what he wants, and who he wants. Now, though, in his thirties, he’s bored, and seeking more from his life than mindless sex, and even worse—mindless women. Spotting Mila from across the club, he senses right away that she’s different from what he’s used to, an observation that proves true.
One night together will change everything for both of them. Pasts and futures will collide, secrets will be revealed, and the results will transform both their lives forever.
I adore Claire C. Riley and I was super excited to read Shut Up and Kiss Me. I’ve read Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan which I remember being gritty and raw and like nothing I’ve ever read before. From Claire I’ve only known her as a horror author. So to see that these two came together to write a romance, I was was intrigued and excited.
Shut Up and Kiss Me is a romance with a little suspense thrown in. I wish I could start out by saying I was amazed, shocked, astounded by the story but I wasn’t. It was just okay for me. I think I my expectations were through the roof comparing what I’ve read from these two authors individually, to what I expected they would be like together.
That’s not to say that this particular story isn’t good. It’s just not what I expected. Given the premise, I wish more time had been spent on Mila’s side of the story and less on the poor rich kid who can’t live up to his parents expectations and could never bring home a girl like Mila. I felt as though the emphasis was more on Will’s story which to me was lackluster. Given Mila’s back story and what I know now….boy that could have been epic.
Instead I felt like we were left with a typical romance boy meets girl, boy and girl have lies and secrets, said lies and secrets almost tear them apart…you get my drift.
*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*