Kiss Me, I’m Irish (Tennessee Waltz #1) by Bella Street – Review

Kiss Me, I'm Irish cover

Emily Musgrave is heading a direction she never wanted to go in Regency England–namely a convent to turn her from her waywardness. But it’s more loneliness than rebellion that motivates her to escape her certain fate. Liam Jackson is going nowhere fast in modern-day Tennessee. Playing his Dobro in seedy bars and backward dives along with his fiddling sister, Tinker, is doing nothing for his music career–and even less for the dark places in his soul. Pixie mischief can not only change time-lines, it can change hearts. Because sometimes a girl just needs a little magic in her life.

MY REVIEW:

KISS ME, I’M IRISH by Bella Street is a quirky and delightfully sweet love story. Her characters are as captivating as they are sassy. The story is fresh and well told with just the right magical mix of humor, mystery, romance, and even a touch of danger.

Liam Jackson is a brooding, edgy, sexy southern musician who draws women to him wherever they play with his dark hair and beautiful blue eyes. He travels from venue to venue with Tinker, who plays the fiddle while he plays the dobro, with plans to head to Nashville someday. If only they can pull it together.

Emily Musgrave, is an orphan from a good Cornish family in 1813 England, who isn’t quite the proper, obedient young woman they expect her to be. She finds herself banished and on her way to a convent. Instead she ends up in modern day Tennessee and immediately meeting up with Tinker and Liam who take her in. They are not sure what to make of her proper old English speech and accent, highbrow ways, and tales of time travel. And she is adorably lost in these modern times, but eager to adapt rather than go back to the misery of her life in 1813. Having a history of a decided weakness for Irishmen, she finds herself quickly falling for Liam, being as he’s Irish.

Their adventures are at times hilarious and at times frustrating. Liam has a painful history of his own to overcome, as does Tinker. Each unable to truly move forward without first letting go of their guilt. Liam and Emily’s growing feelings for each other are sweetly romantic, except for when he’s done something to push her away, because he worries he’s not good enough. Oy, men! Overall this story is fun, engaging and I loved the characters. 4.5 stars.

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