Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Review of Kiss Me, I'm Irish by Bella Street

 On Goodreads
Emily Musgrave is heading a direction she never wanted to go in Regency England--namely a convent to turn her from her waywardness. But it's more loneliness than rebellion that motivates her to escape her certain fate.

Liam Jackson is going nowhere fast in modern-day Tennessee. Playing his Dobro in seedy bars and backward dives along with his fiddling sister, Tinker, is doing nothing for his music career--and even less for the dark places in his soul.

Pixie dust and thieving mischief can not only change time-lines, it can change hearts--because a girl can only get so far without a little magic in her life

 I want to start by saying that i won an ebook copy of this book from a giveaway. I lost the link or I would share it with you. oh wait! I saved the email! muahaha. The blog is Disincentive ReviewsThank you for the giveaway! And thank you Bella Street for the copy of your wonderful book. ;)


Emily Musgrave has a problem. She has kissed one too many Irishmen and now her uptight great aunt is sending her to a convent to mend her "wayward ways". Before arriving at the convent, however, she escapes and runs into the woods- right into the path of Liam and his sister, Tinker. But Liam and Tinker like in present day Tennessee in the year 2011. Emily lives in England- in the year 1813.  When she suddenly finds herself sucked through time and on an entirely new continent, you can only imagine how she reacted. Thinking her a "touched" girl in need of help, the wayward sibling take her in- and that's where the fun starts. :)

OK. This book was so entertaining. I laughed so many times. Between Emily's struggles to take in all the new and wondrous things around her and the siblings reactions to her ignorance, i was struggling not to wake everyone up in the house with my giggling (read this last night. finished at 5:29am).

I loved the language Mrs. Street used in the book. They are from different countries and different ages, so of course they are going to have trouble communicating. [“You're speaking English but I still don't get it,” Tinker muttered.”] The siblings, being modern people and all ;), do not believe her time travel story but help her anyway. 

She and Tinker are fast friends, but her relationship with Liam can be described as tentative at best. He things she is a loon and she thinks he has the most bewitching grin. But is her attraction to him real? He is, after all, the first male she has met in 2011 (haha). And of course, he had to be a bloody name like Liam. She had a particular weakness for Irishmen with bewitching grins. 

While trouble and mayhem erupt as a result of unknown circumstances (muahaha. no spoilers for you) the trio find themselves becoming closer... only to reguard each other with suspicion.

Now i want to talk about the emotions this bloody book made me feel. At a certain junction in this book, my heart went all....achy. lol. I didn't cry. I'm no pansy. (plus, i like, have no soul. so yeah ;D) I didn't cry but i felt like a certain person not so much as ripped my heart out...but my chest started to ache and i was like....WHY! So i just wanted to share that with you guys. ;) And, oh yeah, if you are into time travel, laughing, heartache, adventure, regency talk (which i'll admit i love. historical fiction is fun!) and piskeys (haha), then you definitely need to read this book. Kiss Me, I'm Irish

(Did i mention that i have the same affinity for Irishmen as Emily does? Oh i didn't. :D well i do. I LOVE those accents. And if you know me, you know i always wanted to go to Ireland.)

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