Kissing Drake by Jenna Dales

Grade: C-
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: Mild Kink
Genre: Contemporary
Series: Butterfly Girls #1
Published: 4/17/14
Reviewed by Kate
123 pages

Paige owns a small bookshop on an island.  She’s happy and content with her life, has no desire for things to change…except for maybe adding a man to spice things up.  Enter Drake, dressed in a business suit and stranded by a storm.

Unfortunately I was never able to get to the point where I actually liked Paige.  From page one she comes across as a horny book store owner who is so hard up for sex that she will basically go after anything male.  Her calculation in her approach with Drake left me with an icky feeling.  It’s definitely meant to be a one time only kind of deal, but we all know it very rarely works out that way (in romances anyway), but it still just felt a little gross for me.

In the second part of the book, Paige is a different person.  A completely different person.  One I found I could like much more, but it just felt like such a sudden change from horny and contented Paige to wistful and wanting-to-wander Paige.  One of the Paiges felt out of character, I’m just not sure which one.

Drake didn’t impress me much, one way or the other.  I can’t decide if I wanted him to be more upfront and honest with his supposed-to-be-a-one-night-stand or if I just wanted him to be more sure of himself in general.

This one is probably worth checking out if you like small town romance with people working on their issues (alone, not really together). It just didn’t work for me.

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