Friday, May 28, 2010

SHUT UP AND KISS ME by Christie Craig

Publisher: Lovespell/Dorchester Publishing
Date published. May 2010
ISBN: 978-0-505-52799-8
Contemporary Mystery Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

Welcome to Precious, Texas where things can get quite lively when you least expect it. Photojournalist Shala Winters is trying to get the tourists to come to Precious, though it is one tough sell in her opinion. When one of her photographs leads to murder, Shala has to rely on the one man who can drive her nuts with just a glance, Lawman Sky Gomez. Sky Gomez isn’t about to let anyone come after Shala if he can help it. She is sexy as hell even if she can drive him nuts. There is one thing both don’t foresee in that love will knock you on your butt faster than you can blink. Can Sky keep Shala safe even as they fall for one another?

I have to admit, this was a fun and wild story to read. The writing is tight, a fast paced storyline keeps the reader intrigued with all the twists and turns and the characters definitely give the story some memorable moments. Mystery, comedy and romance all wrapped with a bow in SHUT UP AND KISS ME makes this one story you don’t want to end.

Meet Shala Winters, a photojournalist who is tasked to bringing tourism to Precious, Texas and man, it’s a hard job to do. Trying to sell this quirky little town is hard work but Shala is determined even if she thinks it is a futile thing. When one of her photos is part of a murder, Shala has to trust the one man who can get under her skin even as he makes her melt with a touch, lawman Sky Gomez. Sky Gomez is sexy, irritating and so macho, it is all Shala can do to either smack him silly or give him a kiss. The one thing she won’t do is give him her heart…but will that be taken from her when fate decides he is the perfect match for Shala? I love these two together. Shala is an independent woman and determined she doesn’t need anyone, including Sky but when murder happens, Shala has to rely on the one man who may be her perfect match in all ways. Sky is one alpha male but dang if he didn’t light up the pages with Shala as they sparred and the underlying simmering sexual tension just added to the tension throughout the book. Add in some really intriguing characters to keep the story flowing smoothly and you got a roller coaster of a ride from start to finish.

SHUT UP AND KISS ME is a wonderful mix of romance and mystery for a reader to enjoy. I am looking forward to more books on Precious, Texas and can’t wait to see who will get hit next with the love bug. If you enjoy a fun, light read then SHUT UP AND KISS ME is definitely one you should check out.


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