Kiss the Girl by Tara Sivec
Series: Naughty Princess Club #3
Also in this series: At the Stroke of Midnight, In Bed with the Beast
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
Point-of-View: First Person
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
Ariel is part owner of the Naughty Princess Club. It’s a stripping business that’s doing very well. The other two partners, Cindy and Belle, are stripping constantly, but Ariel hasn’t exactly found her stripping mojo yet.
Ariel had been married and her ex-husband turned out to be a complete bastard. He’d taken Ariel’s self-confidence and stomped it into the ground, then left her. Not only that, but then he made her pay him alimony! Because of Ariel’s debts she loses her house – with all of her wonderful antiques inside. Luckily her friends and their husbands help her out – along with Eric. Eric rubs Ariel the wrong way, but when he gives her one of his yachts to live on, she’s incredibly grateful. If she has a wonderfully nasty dream about him a time or two, it’s only understandable since he’s in the yacht right next door, right?
When Ariel’s house woes were happening she was supposed to be filing the Naughty Princess Club’s business license. Since she missed the deadline, it has to go to committee. The horrible woman she talks to at the licensing office, Ursula, doesn’t give her much hope that their license will be approved. Especially when she finds out there’s more to Ursula’s venom than Ariel firsts thought. Can Ariel save the NPC and can she do it while falling in love with Eric?
This was just as cute as the first two books in the series. It didn’t have as much to do with actual stripping as books 1 and 2, but it was still good.
I LOVED Ariel! She was mouthy and irreverent, and I adored it. Is that always a good thing? No, but in this story, it absolutely worked for the character. She made me laugh out loud more than once, that’s for sure. I also loved that Eric loved her mouthiness, fire and passion as well. He was such a good guy and so very patient.
The conflict with Ursula, I felt, was well done and a bit unexpected. The fact that Eric never hesitated to take Ariel’s side just endeared him to me ever more.
Overall this was a good story and it was a great series. Fun, light-hearted, and full of girl power.
Rating: 4 out of 5