Friday, April 18, 2014

Review ~ Kiss Me Goodnight by Michele Zurlo

Release: March 2, 2014

Paperback: 195 pages

Publisher: Omnific Publishing


ISBN-10: 1623420997

ISBN-13: 9781623420994  

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I’m Lacey Hallem, and I have a few secrets. These aren’t them: I wash my hands a lot and lie when I’m stressed. Also, I have horrible taste in men. That’s how I knew Dylan was trouble the first time I saw him.

Life can be challenging for Lacey, especially when things don’t come in sets of six, but she’s smart and funny and able to keep her demons at bay--most of the time. She might have sensed trouble when she set eyes on Dylan, a delectable musician in a vintage T-shirt, but that doesn’t stop her from thinking about him, or spending more and more time in his company.

Enter Thomas. Wealthy, handsome, and completely adoring of Lacey (flaws and all), he’s everything a man should be. So why can’t she convince her heart to fall in love?

Prepare to be swept up in Michele Zurlo’s emotional and compelling story of learning to trust yourself, facing the past, and finding strength you never knew you had.

“Michele writes with such vivid style that she lifts the reader into the story to participate in the delicious, wicked fantasy. “ ~ USA Today

Author Bio:

I’m Michele Zurlo, author of over 20 romance novels. I write contemporary and paranormal, BDSM and mainstream--whatever it takes to give my characters the happy endings they deserve.

I’m not half as interesting as my characters. My childhood dreams tended to stretch no further than the next book in my to-be-read pile, and I aspired to be a librarian so I could read all day. I ended up teaching middle school, so that fulfilled part of my dream. Some words of wisdom from an inspiring lady had me tapping out stories on my first laptop, so in the evenings, romantic tales flow from my fingertips.

I’m pretty impulsive when it comes to big decisions, especially when it’s something I’ve never done before. Writing is just one in a long line of impulsive decisions that turned out to showcase my great instincts.

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My Thoughts:

Kiss Me Goodnight was different in a good way. The characters had issues, well the heroine in particular. She has OCD and lies when stressed or anxious. That didn't stop me from really liking her. Lacey had a lot of charisma and despite her issues she was very easy to like.

Dylan is a man on a mission. His mission is to live his dream. His dream is to be in a successful band. He is sexy, handsome, has a voice that can make you melt, a sense of humor and is compassionate and understanding. What's not to like? That is his secret to tell and you'll find out if you read the book!

Then there is Thomas. He is successful, rich, handsome, and is a victim of one of her lies. I like that it doesn't deter him!

It was funny, quirky, dramatic, musical (there is a band and lots of awesome lyrics!), and romantic. It is also deep and intense in parts. There were some things in Lacey's past that would make anyone shudder. Which is how she came to have her issues.

Lacey's lying is the cause for many laughs throughout the pages. They are also the cause of many good things that end up happening.

I really enjoyed getting ensnared in Lacey's story. Reading what her and her friends go through was a worthwhile escape from my reality that left me a little more appreciative of what I have.

I'd recommend this one to anyone looking for a romance that includes a little bit of a love triangle and is a little quirky and unusual. I would advise having tissues handy for one or two parts.

I really liked it and will be happy to see June come so that I can get my hands on Kiss Me By Moonlight, the next book in the Kiss Me series. I received an ecopy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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  1. it sound interesting and emotional... you also made me curious about the consequences of her lies ( for thomas for example)...; i'm not sure from the blurb for which male i would side but i could be tempted^^

    i hope you will enjoy book 2 as much as this one when you get it

  2. As you're reading it, it becomes clear who she belongs with but I didn't want to give to much away! :D

    I hope so too. Thanks!

  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed Lacey's tale. Thanks for the thoughtful review!

  4. I like flawed characters and this sounds very intriguing. I'll definitely add it to my list. :) Thanks hun!

    1. :-) No problem! You'll like it, I'm almost positive.

    2. I trust you so I'm sure I will. :)