Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Review: Saltwater Kisses

Title - Saltwater Kisses
Author - Krista Lakes
Series - The Kisses Series #1
Genre - Romance
Format - Kindle Ebook
Published - June 24th 2013
Publisher - Zirconia Publishing


When small-town girl Emma LaRue won a vacation to an exclusive tropical island, a last minute cancellation meant she would be going by herself. Shy and studious, she never had time to fall in love, and often wondered if she was just meant to be alone. However, that all changed when a handsome stranger literally walked into her life while on the beach and sparks began to fly.

New York's most eligible billionaire bachelor Jack Saunders thought this vacation would be the perfect escape, one last hurrah, before taking full control of his father's company. When an innocent Emma didn't recognize him, he figured that he might get a chance to have a vacation from being rich. He didn't tell her about the cars, the yacht, or the penthouse. All he did was let her fall in love with him.

Soon, Jack found that he was the one falling in love with Emma. When they enjoy a fantasy marriage ceremony on the beach, they thought it was a bit of harmless fun before returning to their normal lives. A bittersweet goodbye was supposed to be the end of their perfect vacation romance, but when photos of the ceremony were leaked to the press, everything changed.

Feeling lied to and thrust into a world of wealth and privilege, Emma must choose between following her dreams or following her heart. Will she be content at being nothing more than the billionaire's wife, or will she return to her normal life with only memories of saltwater kisses?


Emma LaRue won a radio station contest receiving an exclusive tropical island vacation for two. When her sister has to cancel at the last minute Emma has to go alone. Upon arriving at the hotel she is enchanted by the beauty and the ocean which she has never seen before. While sitting on the beach enjoying the sun she sees a woman struggling with a man in the water. Without thinking she rushes in to help starting CPR when the get to land and saving his life. She also encounters Jake who was walking along the beach when he happened upon the accident.

The two start talking finding that while she’s a small town girl he’s the son of a wealthy business owner but he doesn’t tell her which one. He’s taking one final vacation before taking over the company. Together they find companionship spending the whole week together as much as they can each knowing it will end when they return to their real lives.

 On a whim they get married knowing it’s not legal and when they return to their normal lives it will just be a memory. Jake isn’t just some wealthy son of a business man he’s New York’s most eligible bachelor and the press gets wind of their wedding. Soon Emma is forced into Jack’s world to play his wife until the press dies down putting her dreams on hold. Will it all work out of backfire in their faces?

I like Emma she’s a total sweetheart, however being a small town girl I didn’t expect her to jump right into the sack with Jack. Their romance is sweet taking two people from different worlds and finding love.  While Jack is doing the right thing taking over his father’s company he also is a good guy even if he is a workaholic. They needed each other on vacation finding what their lives had been missing and I love the two of them together.

I’ve had Saltwater Kisses on my kindle forever and the other day I grabbed the fourth one I think as a kindle freebie. So I decided it was time to check them out and I’m glad I did. I could have stayed up all night reading if not for needing to get up early. It’s a fast paced story that kept me on the edge of the seat wanting to know what was going to happen between Emma and Jack next. I’m a fan of well written chick lit that has a story that isn’t overloaded with steamy scenes and this one is my kind of book. The characters are easy to connect with you can’t help loving Emma she’s so sweet. I just finished and I can’t stop smiling the book made my whole day. While it does have a few steamy scenes I can see mature teens as well as adults enjoying this book. I know it’s the kind of book I would have read as a teen. Plus I love the cover makes me want to take a vacation to the beach.  I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series. 
4 out of 5 stars

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