Kiss a Stranger

There’s one thing I really like about R.J. Lewis’s books and that they are so easy to read. I can read her books in one day. Not necessarily in one sitting, but they are usually a couple hundred pages that it only takes a few hours to read them. This particular book, I loved. I stayed up all night reading it and finished at about three in the morning.¬†All her books have interesting plots and they all have a twist in the middle or near the end. About seventy-five percent in, the twist came and I was worried there wasn’t going to be enough pages to finish the book the way I wanted it to end.

Claire and her best friend Emily made up a Dare card game where they had to pick a random dare card and do whatever was on the card immediately. So, on the subway one day it was Claire’s turn to pick a card. The card she chose was to “Kiss a Stranger”. There just so happened to be a really hot guy sitting next to her. She makes up a lame excuse to talk to him and they end up having a flirty conversation. When he got off at his stop, she realized she never kissed him. So she ran after him and kissed him right on the lips hard and got back on the train. She didn’t think she would ever see him again, until a year later when he finally finds her. That is when their crazy story begins.

I always like the characters she makes up. They all have such personality and the chemistry between them is electrifying. Claire’s character did a total one-eighty. At the beginning she was this stuck up girl, who tried to sleep with any man. She knew she was a bitch and was proud of it. I was totally thrown off by her in the beginning and thought the whole book she was going to be like this. But something drastic happens to her and she became a different person. She became a guarded girl, and a total introvert. Not that that’s necessarily a good thing. It was when she met Ben and he helped her to love herself again. To feel something good about herself and the world around her.

Ben is a total alpha male. When we first meet him, I didn’t think this. We only saw him for a brief moment and then a year later we really meet his personality. He is dominating and strict inside of the bedroom. Not in a BDSM sort of way, but he demands what he wants and he always wins. He still knows how to laugh and have a good time and that’s what I liked about his character. Ben made Claire feel beautiful and broke her out of her shell. He was a walking mystery as well. Not sharing certain things about his work life and personal life, made me more curious about him.

I really didn’t want this book to end. I loved when the twist came and just like Claire, I was totally heartbroken. Something so unexpected happened and it was a total shocker. I really didn’t know how it was going to be rectified, but of course in the end it all works out. But, it definitely kept me on my toes. I recommend this book if you want an easy to read, on-your-toes kind of love story. If you want to read an Alpha male who knows what he wants inside and outside the bedroom then this is something you’d like to read.

This is a New Adult novel with a lot of swearing, and sexual content throughout. It’s not intended for younger readers under the age of eighteen.

Kiss a Stranger Book Cover Kiss a Stranger
R.J. Lewis
New Adult
July 18th 2014

I loved him.
I loathed him.

I knew he had secrets.
I knew he had darkness in him.

And yet I took all of him. Accepted all his ugly the way he embraced all of mine.

But sometimes loving someone isn't enough. Sometimes it breaks you apart and moulds you into somebody else entirely.

And sometimes the person you loved the most can be the one to hurt you worst of all.

(Kiss a Stranger is a new adult/contemporary romance.
There is a whole lot of sex, and a whole lot of swearing. If that is not your cup of tea, then this is not for you.)

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