My rating: 4 of 5 stars
ARC kindly provided by Helena Newbury in exchange for an honest review.
‘Texas Kissing’ is part of the unofficial “Kissing” series by Helena Newbury, ‘Lying and Kissing’ and ‘Punching and Kissing’ being the first two, in that order. You don’t have to read ‘Lying and Kissing’ or ‘Punching and Kissing’ to read ‘Texas Kissing’ but they are there if you would like a hand at something similar or want a slight background story to this book. ‘Texas Kissing’ DOES mention Luka and Ariana in passing by Lily, so I thought that was very cool, once you find out how Lily knows Luka.
First of all, I wanted to mention that, as always, Helena Newbury Managed to create solely unique and dynamic characters that have captured my attention as only she could and made me want to jump for joy once I was able to read this novel after having to read and review lots and lots and lots of other ARCs. Only God knows how Helena Newbury manages to think these characters up, but they all have that real quality to them that is hard to point down but we all know it is there. Bull. BULL. BULL!! I mean how did she think him up? He is one good-looking hunk of a man. And he is not only a cowboy that rides bulls (funny, I know) and horses. Bull is also a very complicated and smart guy. For example he doesn’t let anything, and I mean ANYTHING, get away from him that he isn’t willing to let go. Lily on the other hand, is nothing like Bull. She has a mysterious past and she isn’t will to let anybody in whereas Bull has a normal past and leads a fairly simple life. What I loved soooo much about Lily is that she was smart enough to escape from the man that specialises in capturing people and never letting them go. Not only that, but she manages to stay hidden with want of nothing material, such as money or food.
The plot was also a very tense and full of anticipation. It headed towards what you thought was the inevitable but all the steps that led up to it was full of twists and turns that left you wanting more.
There were no grammatical, typing or spelling errors that I could see, given that it was an ARC, so that just made the whole story more smooth and enjoyable to read. The chapters were very short and alternated between Bull’s and Lily’s views, giving the story more depth and character.
As always, congratulations to Helena Newbury on publishing yet another gripping novel! Can’t wait for the next one!
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!