Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Licks by Kelly Siskind

Title: Licks
Author: Kelly Siskind
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: One Wild Wish #3
Main Characters: August and Gwen
Release Date: April 2018
Publisher: CD Books
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
The hot new second chance romance from Kelly Siskind! 

36 hours is a short spell when racing the clock.
2,160 minutes is an eternity for old friends to fall in love…

August Cruz is the only man I’ve ever loved. 
He’s the one who got away. 
He’s the one I totally screwed over. 

Now he’s standing on my doorstep, nine years later, but he’s not the only thing that turns up. My mother’s lost diary is in my hands, and it might lead me to my father. A possibility I wished for one year ago, at my last birthday. 

I have 36 hours to fulfill that wish. 
I have 36 hours to drag August on a wild scavenger hunt. 
I have 36 hours to protect my heart before I lose him again...because there's something he's not telling me. 

LICKS is a full-length, standalone Sexy Second Chance Romance with a swoony Happily Ever After.

My Review:
I really totally and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of reading this story...except for maybe that very first chapter where my stomach was squirrelly from knowing the heroine was making a HUGE mistake. But that mistake is the premise for the entire, amazing book. 

This is a second chance at love story for two best friends who totally screwed up their friendship because neither spoke up about their feelings. After the prologue, the book takes place in a thirty-six hour period, nine years later. Both the hero and heroine have changed and grown, but neither has ever recovered from the blows their friendship took nine years before. 

I loved this story. These two were best friends. For Gwen, life was always awful. August was her knight in shining armor growing up, but she couldn't be his charity case and he never saw that. now she's this super-strong woman...I love that about her character. Back then, she let life happen to her. Now she's grabbed onto every single bit of living her life. I loved her transformation. 

August hasn't been just sitting around either. He took the devastating emotional tsunami that Gwen sent him into and channeled it into creating a music career filled with his anger and bitterness for her. He's a rock star and his best song was the one about Gwen's black heart. 

Yeah, there's a bit of unresolved emotion between the two and when they get back together nine years later, it doesn't take long for that to completely combust.

The book is hot and emotional and it was so, so entertaining and riveting to read. I loved it... a LOT. I've never read Kelly Siskind before. I need to go check out her backlist. 

I HIGHLY recommend this book!! You won't regret diving into it. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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