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Kissing Games by Evie Alexander

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Published: September 22, 2022

Emlin Press

Pages: 332

Genre: Romantic Comedy

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Evie Alexander is the author of sexy romantic comedies with a very British sense of humour. She takes a method approach to her work, believing her capacity to repeatedly fail at life and love is what has given her such a rich supply of material for her writing. Her interests include reading, eating, saving the world, and fantasising about people who only exist between the pages of her books.

She might have made it to Hollywood, but he’s about to show her what she’s missed…

When actress Valentina Valverde arrives in Scotland to film Braveheart 2, she’s at breaking point. Driven by demons, she’s worked tirelessly since she was a teen. But she can’t stop now: everyone she loves depends on her. Yet despite all the glitz and glamor, Valentina can’t shake the feeling that she isn’t really living.

Bodyguard Charlie Hamilton’s lived too much. With looks and charm, he should have it all. But he’s broken. Estranged from his family, sacked from his job and with nothing left to lose, he flies to the Scottish Highlands to help his best friend protect Kinloch castle from a crazy Hollywood film crew.

But falling hard for a movie star isn’t in Charlie’s contract…

Thrown together on set, chemistry crackles between them. When Charlie suggests she take a holiday from life, Valentina is tempted to let down her guard and live a little. But as fun crosses the line into love, disaster bursts their bubble.

Can they let go of the past and find a future together? Or is this just a Highland fling?

“You can pay me back in kisses.”

Charlie isn’t living his best life. He is unhappy in most ways. After having his heart broken, Charlie decides to take his best friend up on his offer, and he heads to Scotland. An easy gig, and a break, exactly what Charlie needs. The last thing he expected was a pair of chocolate eyes to steal his breath.

This was the sweetest love story, with the steamiest scenes. I adored Charlie and Valentina. They are such a beautiful couple.

I enjoyed how emotional this book was; the connection these characters had was perfect. I also love that this story took place during Hollywood Games, but from a different perspective. It was awesome getting so many scenes from the other side of the room.

I loved how this story unfolded. The humor, the vulnerability, the compassion, and the heat! I didn’t think I could love a couple more than Rory and Zoe, but Charlie and Valentina are so beautifully imperfect!

Evie has become such a brilliant writer, her storytelling is top-notch, and her ability to evoke so many emotions simultaneously is incredible. This book will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and sweat!

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