Shut Up and Kiss Me by Jessica Lemmon

5 loving  that dimple stars!!

Title: Shut Up and Kiss Me: A Lost Boys Novel, Author: Jessica Lemmon

Anyone who knows me will know that I am OBSESSED with Jessica Lemmon books! I have been blessed with an ARC copy to review of her second book in the NA series Lost Boys.  When I received the approval email I looked something like this…

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I am not a huge fan of the NA scene… especially for romance. It usually seems a little to juvenile for me.  However the way that Jessica Lemmon writes it is amazing.  Her characters have much more depth to them and are not whiny little brats.  Of course there is some drama because what is a HEA without some angst.  Onto the characters…

Tasha is trying to finish out her education to work in physical therapy.  Her mother left when she was younger and Tasha decided to stay with her dad.  Her dad is kind of a tough cookie to put it nicely.  He has a one track mind, which is all business.  Tasha has been working with Cade since his accident trying to help him regain his speech.  Her father in his obstinate way puts a condition on her helping Cade.  One thing I really enjoy about Tasha is the fact that while she may be rich she is humble.  She realizes what she has and is very grateful for it.  She thought she had previously found her prince charming, however he turned out to be a toad.  While she may not be a super fan of Cade the former smooth talker… she won’t leave him behind.   I enjoyed that Tasha was tough as nails with Cade and forcing him to talk in the beginning.  She didn’t back down from any challenge he put her way.  Her friendship with Rena was awesome; I always love good positive friendships in books. I always feel there is too much girl cattiness in most books. Tasha is a really awesome young lady, she is someone other 20 somethings could relate too.

Cade… he may be the epitome of strong and silent; at least in the beginning.  I loved how Cade’s perspective in the beginning was basically all thoughts.  Jessica Lemmon did an amazing job of getting across what Cade was thinking or feeling by the way he looked at Tasha.  I loved how Tasha would know what he was saying with just a look.  It was testament to how close the two had gotten over the couple months of her working with him during therapy.  When he finally listened to Tasha about how most of his problem may be he needs to relax and not try so hard (why don’t men listen sooner!) I was super excited to hear the sarcasm and wit finally come out of his mouth.  I love that even though he was self-conscious and stuttered he stood up for Tasha against her dad.  Cade while looking like a bad ass deep down is a really sweet guy.  Mind you he’s a guy who’s not afraid to stand up for what he believes in.   I felt so bad when no one understood why he wanted to change his life plans.  That ending though… well played Cade well played!

While this is the second book in a series it can definitely be read as a standalone! Although I highly suggest reading Fighting for Devlin too!! Jessica Lemmon has done it again with another wonderful book.  I’m so excited that she ventured into the NA scene, she definitely sets the bar high for the rest of the NA authors 😉

Thank you to Jessica Lemmon, Netgalley, and Loveswept for my copy in lieu of my honest review!

Goodreads link here.

Book Blurb..

ebook, 176 pages
Expected publication: December 6th 2016 by Loveswept
ISBN
1101884711 (ISBN13: 9781101884713)
Edition Language
English

Cade: I tried. I really tried. I should be out of this small town by now, finishing my law degree and partnering up with my buddies, but I couldn’t resist one last street race. Now I’m sidelined in the hospital, and while my injuries will heal, I’m not so sure my voice will return. What kind of attorney can’t talk? Yeah, exactly. I’m afraid that I won’t be able to come back from this… until Tasha Montgomery reawakens every competitive bone in my body.

Tasha: I nearly watched Cade Wilson die on that lonely stretch of road. He’s damn lucky just to be alive, even if he doesn’t realize it. I know he’s destined for bigger and better things, but I don’t mind helping him get there as he relearns everything he took for granted. Cade’s a good student, a real perfectionist; I can tell how much his stutter bothers him. But when he lets his kisses do the talking, everything else disappears. And one day, maybe he’ll be able to tell me that he wants me—as much as I want him.

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