Book Review: Kissing Games
She might have made it to Hollywood, but he’s about to show her what she’s missed…
When actress Valentina arrives in Scotland to film Braveheart 2, she’s at breaking point. Driven by demons, she’s worked without a break since she was a teen and can’t stop now. Everyone she loves depends on her. But something’s missing. Despite all the glitter and glamor, she’s never really lived.
Bodyguard Charlie’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 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 his contract.
Valentina’s never met anyone like Charlie. When he suggests she take a holiday from life, she’s tempted to step out of her comfort zone and live a little. He sweeps her into a world of skinny dipping, laughter and blinding passion. 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?
While this book is the third in this series, it is my first-time introduction to this series and author. This book can be read as a standalone novel. After reading this book, I do want to go back and read the prior two books. In regards, to sharing some laughs along the way while reading this book, I am happy to report that it is true. I did find myself laughing. Just wanted to point this out as I have gone into books before expecting to laugh and being disappointed that it did not happen.
I do have to take a moment to mention Valentina's grandmothers, Isabella and Ana. There was a brief moment where they appeared in the story. The conversation between them and Charlie had me chuckling. Charlie and Valentina could not be more polar opposites. However, as the say goes "Opposites attract". The experiences that Valentina had with Charlie were fun. It was nice to see her let loose. Plus, the romantic chemistry these two shared as steamy.