Lily St. Clare grew up in a wealthy family, but their
crazy issues could even rival Mac’s. So she moved as far away from her family
as she could. But her beloved brother had been in Jake’s platoon and was killed
in battle overseas. Since his death, Lily and Jake have developed a close
friendship, although nothing of a romantic nature.
Lily knew that one night stands were never a good
thing, but she had been caught up in one on New Year’s Eve with bad boy Mac. It
had been all about sex that night. In fact, she had not known his name, nor had
he asked for hers. She should have left town, but she hadn’t and now he was
back. Meeting again over the Memorial Day weekend, their desire for each other
is an inescapable fact. She has never been as physically attracted to another
man as she is to Mac.
Lily is a challenge to Mac and he wants to get to know
her. Giving into the attraction between them, they agree to be exclusive with
each other, but only until he leaves town. After all, this is just a physical
relationship. But Lily finds herself falling in love with the local bad boy.
Could Mac possibly feel the same way, and can Lily get beyond the walls that
Mac has built up around his heart?
A scrumptious tale, THE DAY HE KISSED HER, the third
book in author Juliana Stone’s BAD BOYS OF CRYSTAL LAKE series, is an
emotion-packed contemporary romance that readers will be unable to put down
once they start reading. Mac and Lily are two vulnerable souls and they have a
lot of issues to overcome before they have any chance at happiness together.
Any moment they are together is fraught with sexual tension. But their sexual
attraction quickly evolves into deeper feelings as they get to really know one
another. I really loved his support system; the other bad boys of Crystal Lake
and their wives.
Domestic abuse, family dynamics, friendship, healing,
sexual tension, humor, romance and love combine in this emotion-packed story
that will keep readers glued to the pages right up to the very satisfying
ending. I have enjoyed all three books of this series and have relished being
able to revisit the other bad boys from the first two stories. Although this
novel can read as a standalone, I recommend reading all three, starting with
THE SUMMER HE CAME HOME and then THE CHRISTMAS HE LOVED HER, finishing up with
THE DAY HE KISSED HER. Do not miss any of them!