Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Published: November 1st 2016
Summary: 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.
River is damaged.
River is dark.
River is sensual and sexy.
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.
My Rating: 2 NOPE Stars
I received this ARC for an honest review, and honest is what you get.
I wanted to like this book. The beginning started out well, it really did. I liked the unknown of what was going to happen between River, Nate and Noah. I also very much liked that River was UK Wildcats fan, for obvious reasons.
Nate and River connected instantly because of their backgrounds. Nate was VERY creepy to me. I like big brooding guys, but this was just too much. His art was messed up and much later when you discover the reason he creates what he does, it will leave you scratching your head.
Noah, the normal twin, the basketball star. Well, he was right from the beginning head over heels with River. He was just recently in a relationship and the consistency with that was strange. It was back and forth with him and his ex.
I assumed there would be a huge twin brawl over who gets the girl, but it just continued like both boys were “courting” her.
But then you meet Jake, a third brother, the oldest actually. He was a war hero, recently returning home from battle after he lost a leg or two in war. (There were inconsistencies with the lost of Jake’s limbs, it goes from one to both and then back to one.) He was depressed and had PTSD from war, which was understandable. He locked him self in his room all day and dear River was the only one that would make him listen and come out
The pheromones that River must emit must be like a cat in heat, were every tomcat in the neighbor can smell it and come to the scent for a taste. I rolled my eyes a ridiculous amount of times because really, three guys in love with this one young, eighteen year old girl instantly. I was just waiting for the Dad, Jake SR, to jump on board the River train also. I also expected a ménage à trois or maybe a foursome if that is a thing. Thank God, it didn’t occur.
Another reason as to way this was hard to read/hard to believe was the fact that the mother, Margie, just opened up her house and her life and her sons to River right when she walked through the front door basically. Margie, the mother, just let her come in and take care of her PTSD ridden son even though she was seventeen and had even taken care of anyone like that before. I understand that she probably felt sorry for River and her past but Margie moved the girl into the house on day one and was like “Here, I have three hot sons, take your pick.”
And then when the plot “thickened” so to speak, I was sitting there reading this shit storm as it was occurring and thinking to myself “Really? After a week, Margie loved River THAT much?” It was the same with everyone really. They all loved her so much.
A week and BAM, I love you.
This just wasn’t it for me.