Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"Kissin' Tell" By: Lorelei James Review

Kissin' Tell (Rough Riders, #13)
"Kissin' Tell"
By: Lorelei James

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Georgia Hotchkiss swore wild horses couldn’t drag her back to Sundance, Wyoming. So it’s ironic she’s forced to take a rodeo PR job in her former hometown—right before her ten-year class reunion. The only thing worse than facing her cheating ex-husband and his pregnant wife? Showing up to the reunion without a date. Fate smiles on her when she runs into her former classmate and current cowboy hottie Tell McKay. With his infectious smile and fun-loving ways—not to mention his banging body—he’s the perfect solution to her problem.
Tell McKay had it so bad for Hot Lips Hotchkiss during high school that he let her run roughshod over him. But he is no longer that easily manipulated boy—these days he’s earned a reputation with the ladies that lives up to the McKay last name.
My Thoughts:
Kissin' Tell” is the newest romance in the Rough Riders series by Lorelei James. Tell McKay is the mysterious cousin that has always been in the background of the family but we never learned too much about him...until now! A fan of the McKay family from the first, I of course, had this one pre-ordered and was dying to read the newest Rough Riders book and hear Tell's story.
Tell has had a crush on Georgia Hotchkiss since High School. As his ten year reunion approaches, Tell has a unique opportunity presented to him by his former crush. Georgia needs a date to the reunion, where coincidentally, her ex-husband and former rival of Tell, will be also attending. Needless to say, it doesn’t take long for Tell to accept...and being this is the infamous Lorelei James, it doesn’t take too long before Tell and Georgia are more than just reunion dates. Much more.
Georgia is portrayed as one of those preppy girls from high school that nobody liked, but really was just misunderstood. Bleh. I knew a lot of those girls from high school and I doubt very many of them were misunderstood, they were just bitchy; but I digress. Georgia was withdrawn and sure she was on the arm of the jock, but really she was just shy. Bleh again. It felt hard for me to believe, but once I just skipped over all that HS BS, it got better.
The relationship seemed strained between Tell and Georgia from the start, and raelly never gelled for me. I liked the book, don’t get me wrong, it just drove me crazy how Tell AND Georgia both seemed to be living in the past. Lots of High School drama is brought up again and again and it seemed to take away from the story for me. I wanted to hear about their romance now, not what some mean girls in highschool did ten years ago.
Beyond the aforementioned points, I did enjoy “Kissin’ Tell.” There were wonderful pieces on each family member, where they are now, how many children they have, and what is going to happen in the future. I love me some updates on the McKays! That said, Tell was a pretty good hero. He loves his family and would do almost anything for them, which was sweet and appreciated. He isns’t a tortured hero, but still has his share of problems to work through. “Kissin’ Tell” isn’t my favorite Rough Riders book, but it still adds to the tale of hte McKay’s in a delightful manner.

Book Details
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Date of Publication: June 26, 2012
ISBN: 978-1609288488

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