Wednesday, July 23, 2014

~Review: Never Been Kissed (Boys of Bishop #2) by Molly O'Keefe~

Perfect for readers of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson, Molly O’Keefe’s second novel in her exciting new series—The Boys of Bishop—features an irresistible romance and unforgettable characters in a page-turning story that delivers equal parts emotion and humor . . . with a little edge to boot.

As the daughter of a wealthy politician, Ashley Montgomery has had enough of her parents’ expectations for her future and is going her own way, volunteering to work at a refugee camp in Africa. But her act of charity turns dangerous when she takes a boat trip and is abducted by Somali pirates. Enter Brody Baxter, who was a bodyguard for the Montgomery family ten years ago and doesn’t think twice about coming to Ashley’s rescue. Handsome and tough, Brody has always done what needed to be done. So he swoops in, saves Ashley, and brings her to a place where she can rest and recuperate without the glare of the press and her demanding family: Brody’s small hometown of Bishop, Arkansas. But Ashley soon realizes that she’s not the only one in need of healing.

Holed up with Ashley in a tiny apartment over his brother’s bar in Bishop, Brody is tempted and torn in ways he never anticipated. Beautiful Ashley, vibrant despite her ordeal, fearless enough to love him beyond his wall of self-punishment, is now determined to save him. But with a little faith and a lot of love, they just may find happiness in each others’ arms.

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

Never Been Kissed is Molly O’Keefe’s newest book in her Boy’s of Bishop Series.  It's exciting, romantic and simply put…beautiful love story.  The characters that Molly has created are well rounded, very relatable and totally vulnerable.  

Brody Baxter is an ex-marine, turned bodyguard.  He has worked very hard to have the life he has.  Coming from nothing, being adopted and loving the wrong woman has been his life’s work at best.  He has maintained his determination to be the best at everything he does.  However, the most important things in life…family, friendship and love continues to eluded him.  

Ashley Montgomery is the well-bred politician’s daughter.  She walks to the beat of her own tune.  After graduating from college, she endeavors to break out on her own and decides to go to Africa to work in a refugee camp. This blatant act of defiance is totally against her family’s wishes.  While vacationing in Seychelles, she is kidnapped and detained by Somali pirates.  Thus, bringing her long lost love, Brody Baxter, to her rescue.

I was so consumed by Molly’s newest characters that I couldn’t stop reading until I was finished!  The plot was undoubtedly amazing and the way it flowed was a testament to the great work this author produces.  Will Ashley keep Brody this time around?  Can Brody put aside his ingrained training and pridefulness to love the woman of his dreams?  Read this book!  You won’t be disappointed.  Amazing job, Molly!  Grēta

Hero - Brody Baxter 4.5 stars
Heroine – Ashley Montgomery 4.5 stars
Steam Level: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.0 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! It is a truly fascinating read for those who enjoy something different.

Would I read other books by this author: Yes!  I really can’t wait to see how Molly shows off the rest of the crew from Bishop, Arkansas.  

***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review***

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