Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Kiss the Girl by Tara Sivec

A struggling antiques collector finds herself falling in love with a millionaire playboy; but can she ever be a part of his world?

Meet the Naughty Princess Club, a series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that brings readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that three women fall into once they decide to strut their stuff and bring on their own happily ever after.

While her friends have broken free of their insecurities, Ariel Waters is struggling to come out of her shell. Her ex-husband took away her voice and her self-confidence, and Ariel is drowning under a sea of debt to afford the alimony she has to pay him. She refuses to ever fall for a man’s charms again, and is determined to make her own way.

When her house and her beloved antiques are taken by the bank after too many missed payments, Ariel finds herself adrift until the infuriatingly charming Eric Sailor comes to her rescue. Although she can’t stand the millionaire playboy, Eric’s kindness and unconditional support reveal hidden depths and a love that Ariel never imagined she could find.

But there are outside influences who will stop at nothing to keep them apart; can Ariel and Eric weather the storm and find a way to be together?

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Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

To be completely honest, Ariel's story was the one I wanted to read the least. What a mistake that was!

Strong, defiant, ball-busting Ariel. She takes no crap, gives a rash of crap to others, has attitude for days, yet is loyal and dependable. One of the three Naughty Princesses, Ariel is the only one who isn't performing. Eric Sailor is the millionaire playboy who never wastes the opportunity to shower attention on Ariel. Funny enough, she doesn't want his attention, and the sparks just fly!

I really enjoyed this whole series, but Kiss the Girl has quickly become my favorite of the three. This story is relatively deep: it plays a lot with body issues, touches on verbal and emotional abuse, and finding oneself after losing oneself in a terrible relationship. There are humorous moments, and sweet moments, and super sexy moments. Overall, though, this story is about a woman finding her power. Not only finding her power, but finding the posse to help her harness her power!

I love this story, I love Eric and Ariel, and I will always love The Naughty Princess Club.

This is the third book in the series, and I would definitely recommend that you read them in order as the underlying story is ongoing, as well as the romances carrying forward and being important to the next book. If you have a love of Disney Princesses, then reading this irreverent take on three of their most famous and popular ones will be a real hoot. They are clever, fun, sweet, and sexy. I have loved it every time a name has been used that ties back to the original story – but don't be fooled, these are not rewrites, just clever nods. I am assuming you have read the earlier ones in my review.

I think that Ariel was my least favourite of the three, as she is introduced as one of Cindy's husband's flings and also, she has not been prepared to join the other Naughty Princesses on stage/party yet. But actually, as we get to know and understand her, she became the very best of all of them and had me laughing and shedding a tear. She has really had a rough time of it and deserves all the happiness she can find – even if there seem to be forces about who think otherwise.

A lot of the humour is in the descriptions of her actions, and Tara Sivec is the mistress of the funny set-up. From the fish tank rescue, to the karaoke, to the presentation to the Board, we can envisage exactly what is going on, thanks to the clever writing.

Do yourself a favour and get this set of three books, set yourself up in a quiet spot, and have a really good read. Good for the soul!

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
A fitting conclusion to this series. In learning Ariel's true story, we see the true Ariel, the one she's kept hidden from everyone, including her closest friends. She's hid her demons and problems from the world, not wanting people to see her as weak or lacking in self-confidence, which is exactly how she feels.

She let a man take advantage of her and it’s cost her everything: her pride, self-esteem, and the business she loved. Now she's homeless and having to rely on the kindness of the one man who aggravates her to no end: Eric Sailor.

Eric's not a bad guy – he's just a guy and she's done trusting me. After all, the last time she trusted a man, he betrayed her and cost her home and antiques.

Ariel is a character I could really relate to – she expressed her feelings in ways many of us would: loudly and proudly. Then she would semi-regret her outburst but only because it may have hurt people she cared about. The things she said had lots of truth in them, and it seemed the only way she could express herself would be to yell, otherwise she felt as though her voice couldn't be heard.

Also Available in The Naughty Princess Club Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our At the Stroke of Midnight post.

Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our In Bed with the Beast post.

Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.

After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book and she was voted as Best Author in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards for 2014.

In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Kiss the Girl (Naughty Princess Club #3) by Tara Sivec to read and review.

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