Review: Kiss of the Irish by Lauren Hawkeye



If Sarah Mercer had ever


been asked to describe herself in one word, it would be sensible. After all, she had a steady job. Made prudent decisions. Was in what she though was a logical relationship. But when her fiance dumps her for an exotic dancer, Sarah decides it’s time to change…everything! The first thing on her agenda? To get out of town and take a three month trip to Ireland. She’d always been captivated by the Emerald Isle. And she’d heard that there was nothing like an Irishman with a sexy accent and eyes as devastatingly green as the country’s rolling hills to make a girl feel better.

But maybe she shouldn’t have hooked up with her new landlord on the first night in town. Cian Murphy wasn’t supposed to be her type. His arms and chest were tattooed, and he had piercings everywhere. Still, he made her feel beautiful, sexy…alive for the first time in years. Falling for the Irish hottie was as natural as breathing. But figuring out what she’d do when it came time to leave? Not so easy…


Sarah is desperate for a change.  After her fiance leaves her for an exotic dancer a week before her wedding all she wants to do is run away.  What better place than Ireland?  What Sarah doesn’t expect is that her landlord she is renting her flat from is one of the hottest men she’s ever met and he keeps looking at her with a hot look in his eye.  Sarah has been burned before.  She has no interest in a relationship or another man telling her who to be.  But, Cian is a different kind of man.  Can Cian break through to Sarah and show her what a real man is like?

Whoo we this was a hot read.  I literally felt heat coming off of my kindle.  The chemistry between Cian and Sarah is palpable.  From the moment Sarah steps into Cian’s pub the story takes flight.  Though Sarah struggles to become who she really is, Cian is exactly what she needs.  Cian and Sarah aren’t the only fantastic characters.  His sister and her friend add a wonderful comic relief element that allows the story to flow organically.  Lauren Hawkeye does a great job creating a story and characters that the reader will truly feel invested in.  I give one warning for the reader about this book….be prepared to want to travel to Ireland immediately. This was my first Lauren Hawkeye book but I guarantee it won’t be my last.

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About Lauren Hawkeye

Lauren Hawkeye/ Lauren Jameson never imagined that she’d wind up telling stories for a living… though when she looks back, it’s easy to see that she’s the only one who is surprised. Always “the kid who read all the time”, Lauren made up stories about her favorite characters once she’d finished a book… and once spent an entire year narrating her own life internally. No, really. But where she was just plain odd before publication, now she can at least claim to have an artistic temperament.

Lauren lives in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada with her husband, toddler, pit bull and idiot cat, though they do not live in an igloo, nor do they drive a dogsled. In her nonexistent spare time Lauren can be found knitting (her husband claims that her snobby yarn collection is exorbitant), reading anything she can get her hands on, or sweating her way through spin class. She loves to hear from her readers!

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