Review ~ The Day He Kissed Her by Juliana Stone


Book: The Day He Kissed Her

Series: Bad Boys of Crystal Lake #3

Author: Juliana Stone

Format: e-book

Page Count: 321

Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca, April 1st, 2014

Source: Publisher


He can’t wait to leave…

Mac Draper finally has everything he’s always wanted: An amazing career. A New York City apartment. He’s this close to being free of his past forever. But a mind-blowing encounter with the sexy yet tough-as-nails Lily St. Clare has him delaying his plans to put Crystal Lake in his rearview mirror for good.

She’s finally found a place to stay…

For Lily St. Clare the charming small town of Crystal Lake is her haven – a place she can hide from her famous, back-stabbing family. It’s as close to happy as she’s ever been. Until an unforgettable night with tall, dark and tortured Mac Draper gives her a glimpse of what true happiness feels like.

Lily can’t help but melt a little under the sizzling heat of Mac’s touch. But Mac’s scars run deep, and Lily’s afraid she may be falling for the one man who can never return her feelings…


Alright. I didn’t even have the time to mark this book as ‘currently reading’, which should say a thing or two about it. It’s no secret that I loved Juliana Stone’s Bad Boys of Crystal Lake . Ever since the first book, I’ve read these guys getting over their problems and finding love, and with each book my excitement grew more and more. Naturally, when I realized Mac’s story was within reach, I grabbed for it and inhaled it real quick.

I already said this before, but the biggest thing I like about this series is the kind of problems the heroes are facing. I still call myself a newbie when it comes to contemporary romances, and the ones I’ve read so far, as enjoyable as they were, didn’t exactly deal with the kind of real life struggles these heroes had to face. Don’t get me wrong, every book has its own unique story and beauty, but I love a challenge when it comes to romance, something more than just jealous exes or spiteful could’ve beens. So when I come across a story that takes its hero and/or its heroine and puts them through some rough patches, it becomes extra special and exciting for me. This story, along with its predecessors, did exactly that.

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