Tuesday, May 18, 2010

ARC Review - Shut Up and Kiss Me by Christie Craig

Shut Up and Kiss Me by Christie Craig
Dorchester Publishing
June 2010
ISBN: 978-0-5055-2799-8
ARC book received by Publisher for review
Available Format - Trade Paperback, Ebook
Pages 336
Purchasing Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Borders
Author's website

Book Blurb:


Where fistfights serve as dinner theater and fire ants rain from the sky. The locals are usually very friendly, if a bit eccentric. No pictures please, or you may find yourself a guest of the county morgue.

“Christie Craig will crack you up!”
—New York Times Bestselling Author Kerrelyn Sparks

Photojournalist Shala Winters already had her hands full bringing tourism to this backward, podunk little town, but her job just got tougher. Pictures can say a thousand words, and one of Shala’s is screaming bloody murder. Now she has to entrust a macho, infuriating lawman with her life—but she’ll never trust him with her heart.

Trusted or not, Sky Gomez isn’t about to let a killer get his hands on Shala’s Nikon—or any of her more comely assets, for that matter. Her mouth might move faster than a Piney Woods roadrunner, but all he can think about is how good it must taste…and how she’ll never escape true love.


All Shala wanted to do is complete her job and return home. Too bad she didn’t count on some madman out to kill Shala for her camera. Luckily she has a few people there for her whether she wants their help or not.

Sky doesn’t believe in love at first sight.. Hell, he doesn’t believe in true love either that is until he meets Shala. And according to his pesky foster father, Redfoot…Shala is Sky’s true soul mate. Now if only he can keep her alive long enough to prove his old man wrong.

(Yeah, like that is really going to happen.)

From the very beginning I fell head over heels in love with Ms. Craig’s Shut Up and Kiss Me. Who wouldn’t love a book with that title alone. I still have a huge kool-aid smile on my face thinking about this book. I knew this was going to be a great book.. What I didn’t count on was how much I was going to love Shut Up and Kiss Me.

The sparks literally fall from the heavens above every time Sky and Shala are in with inches from each other. Hell must be missing their heat ever since Sky and Shala seem to drawn it them.

Okay enough about Sky and Shala not that they weren't a huge part of the reason that drew me into the story.

Matt and Maria… These two are so amazing together! I love how tormented they are and learn how much secrets could destroy the only thing worth fighting for. Eventhough they weren't the main hero/heroine, I happen to love these two characters as well. Their mini storyline just made this book even more addicting read.

Now speaking of one character that need a swift kick in the ass.. Jose. He’s going to realize that he missed out on something wonderful with two of the female characters in this book. I love the emotions and inner turmoil he goes through in his realization of what he really stands to lose, his family and of course love with the right woman.

Redfoot is the glue that holds this family albeit dysfunctional family, but family nonetheless together.

Christie Craig, you just rocked my world with “Shut Up and Kiss Me.” I can’t help the last time a book kept me smiling and the kind of smiles that hurt because one can’t stop smiling kind of smiles. I really, really, really, really, truly hope that you will add more titles to this Precious, Texas world.

Well, I hope I did a good job with review and not embarrassed myself too much. *Grin* Yeah, I know.. too late for that.

I rate “Shut Up and Kiss Me” 5 out 5 Stars!

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Note: This review has been edited and revised from originally posted review from date: 3/11/2010. And this review will also be post at Book Lovers, Inc. Blog here.


Moonsanity said...

I need to pick this up. It sounds like a really fun read and no, I don't think you embarrassed yourself:)

elizabeth said...

Awesome review! I need to read this! Definitely don't think you embarassed yourself!

Melanie said...

Great review Veronica!! Don't worry about embarassing yourself because you didn't. It definitely looks like a book I might enjoy. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I love reading your reviews. :)


Rosie said...

Okay, so the fire ant comment at the beginning almost stopped me from reading the review, but I did anyway. This sounds like a really good book. Definitely going to put it on my tbr list!

Sharli said...

Nah! ou didn't embarass yourself! :)
Love the review! I'll add this to my TBR, it sounds like fun :D

bianca_riot said...

You didnt embarass yourself, i love your review and it sounds like a fun book i could read, so ill be checking it out. thanks! =)

skyla11377 said...

This Review Makes Me Want This Book. I Love A Book With Romance And Suspense. Definitely Going On My To Be Read Pile.

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

I just posted my comment but then my computer froze, so I don't want to duplicate it, if it did save it, please delete one of them.

Great review and thanks for telling me why you loved this book so much! I have to admit it was the fantastic title (and the shiny bright pink cover) which piqued my inetrest at first (what an extraordinary title is that?), but after reading your review I want to read this even more! :-)

Thanks for your review and for the giveaway (and for making it international!) :-)