Monday, October 14, 2013

*GUEST REVIEW* "3am Kisses" by Addison Moore

Baya Brighton is looking forward to her first year at Whitney Briggs University, new friends, dorm life, and finally being close to her brother again. Love is the last thing on the list, but when Baya meets her brother’s roommate she begins to have thoughts and feelings that make even her blush. 

Bryson Edwards has a secret he prefers buried in the past and long forgotten. He prefers loose girls, fast cars, and long nights working at the string of bars his family owns. When his roommate’s sister shows up on the scene, she’s far too innocent and sweet for him but he can’t shake Baya out of his mind and worse, it looks like she’s seeping into his heart as well. 

Baya seems determined to show her brother she’s not a little kid and equally determined to use Bryson’s body to prove her point. It’s been made pretty clear that Baya is off limits to Bryson but their undeniable sparks explode into a whole lot more than just a few 3:AM KISSES.


Nicola's Thoughts

3:AM Kisses is the story of Baya Brighton’s eye-opening freshman year at Whitney Briggs University.  Now that she is out on her own she wants to shed the boring, good girl image and try to enjoy university life.  Unfortunately for her, university life is nothing like she imagines, especially when she realises that the brother she grew up idolising and adoring, who protected her and looked after her is one of the biggest man-whores on campus. 

“You are not the Cole Brighton I grew up with.  For sure you aren’t the same Cole Brighton who called home once a week to lecture me on boys and their wandering penises.” Baya

“And here I thought he was nothing like the playboys he preached long and hard for me to avoid, when all along he’s been their fearless leader.” Baya

Whilst dealing with this new revelation she also has to contend with the fact that his partner-in-crime, Bryson Edwards, is also the hottest man she has ever met and evokes feelings in her she has never felt before.  Even though both Baya and Bryson have been thoroughly warned off of each other by Cole, their instant attraction makes it difficult to keep their distance.  While Baya is all for giving Bryson a chance, Bryson has some skeletons in his closet that he is not yet ready to release and tries to fight the attraction.

That idea comes crashing down however, when Baya decides she has had enough of her roommate’s overactive sex life and moves in with Cole and Bryson until she can find another place to stay.  Living in such close proximity to each other, as well as working together makes Bryson’s battle all the more difficult and even though everyone except Cole thinks that this relationship would be good for him he still doesn’t feel like he deserves it.

“I’ve hung out in the dark for so long, I’ve forgotten what it really feels like to live, to soar with the promise of something wonderful on the horizon.” Bryson

The story is told from alternating points of view between Baya and Bryson.  Whilst Baya has this sweet, quiet girl persona (courtesy of her overprotective brother), her inner thoughts are far from it.  She is feisty and witty and one of the best parts of this book are her thoughts and conversations about her roommate’s sex life.

“I’ve sort of made friends with the Pointer Sisters – Thing One and Thing Two.  They’re more than friendly with me.”
Roxy lights up the place with a high-pitched cackle.
Laney leans in with an incredulous look on her face.  “You named them?”
“I had to.  It was getting lonely, and it was like they’re always trying to get my attention.  They’re like two bloated puppies, happy to see me.”

Unfortunately, because of this, it does make it difficult to connect with her as the innocent girl she is supposed to be.  Apart from the furious blushing, she is quite forward with her actions and isn’t exactly shy when it comes to Bryson and what she wants from him, which is a refreshing change for a female lead in a romance novel.  Their relationship does progress quite quickly and seems a bit rushed as well so there isn’t a great deal of build up of emotions which is disappointing.  Overall though it is a good love story with a bit of humour thrown in.


Review by Nicola



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