Shut Up and Kiss Me was complex, emotional and sexy and through it all two people discovered they were stronger than they thought they were, able to move past well…the past, and open themselves up to not only a new reality but the possibility of love. ~ Slick, Guitly Pleasures
Cade: I tried. I really tried. I should be out of this small town by now, finishing my law degree and partnering up with my buddies, but I couldn’t resist one last street race. Now I’m sidelined in the hospital, and while my injuries will heal, I’m not so sure my voice will return. What kind of attorney can’t talk? Yeah, exactly. I’m afraid that I won’t be able to come back from this… until Tasha Montgomery reawakens every competitive bone in my body.
Tasha: I nearly watched Cade Wilson die on that lonely stretch of road. He’s damn lucky just to be alive, even if he doesn’t realize it. I know he’s destined for bigger and better things, but I don’t mind helping him get there as he relearns everything he took for granted. Cade’s a good student, a real perfectionist; I can tell how much his stutter bothers him. But when he lets his kisses do the talking, everything else disappears. And one day, maybe he’ll be able to tell me that he wants me—as much as I want him.
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Wow, Shut Up and Kiss Me by Jessica Lemmon was such a powerful book in that one night changed both of these characters lives forever. I’m always intrigued by romances where they couple has a less than stellar history and that’s the case in this book, but one puts that aside in the other’s time of need and out of that comes a friendship and more. This book was complex, emotional and sexy and through it all two people discovered they were stronger than they thought they were, able to move past well…the past, and open themselves up to not only a new reality but the possibility of love.
A freak accident while street racing left Caden Wilson broken in more ways than one, and while he’s healed physically his speech is still impaired and the stuttering is unacceptable to him. He’s scrapped his plans to become a lawyer and for the time being he is working on his new car and bussing tables at his half-brother’s restaurant. He also spends a lot of time dodging the help of Tasha Montgomery who his father has hired to help him with his speech while she finishes her degree as a physical therapy assistant.
I really loved Tasha’s bold and sassy attitude and the fact that she really didn’t let Cade’s indifference and bad attitude get to her. I admired the fact that despite not being a speech therapist, she researched and tried to learn various ways of reaching him and even went so far as to contact his former therapists. While the method that finally broke through his barrier was a bit unorthodox, she kind of proved not all of Caden’s issues were physical that a book portion of them were mental. I enjoyed their journey and the fact that they both had to take a good, hard look at themselves and what made them happy, what they could deal with, what was worth fighting for and what was worth letting go.
Packed with emotion, but also a lot of steamy, sensual fun I loved Shut Up and Kiss Me.