Review: 3:AM Kisses by Addison Moore
New Adult *Intended for mature audiences.
Baya Brighton is looking forward to her first year at Whitney Briggs University, new friends, dorm life, and finally being close to her brother again. Love is the last thing on the list, but when Baya meets her brother’s roommate she begins to have thoughts and feelings that make even her blush.
Bryson Edwards has a secret he prefers buried in the past and long forgotten. He prefers loose girls, fast cars, and long nights working at the string of bars his family owns. When his roommate’s sister shows up on the scene, she’s far too innocent and sweet for him but he can’t shake Baya out of his mind and worse, it looks like she’s seeping into his heart as well.
Baya seems determined to show her brother she’s not a little kid and equally determined to use Bryson’s body to prove her point. It’s been made pretty clear that Baya is off limits to Bryson but their undeniable sparks explode into a whole lot more than just a few 3:AM KISSES.
What I thought:
Let me star off with; I ADORE the cover!
I've read a lot of book about the innocent girl heading off to college with her mind set on change, and most of them have been really good and they all turn out completely different. 3:AM has a really good set up, but it's so fixated on the sex Baya is not having it kinda overshadows the rest of story.
She meets Bryson and sparks fly, but when she realizes he's the campus player and that she has the hot's for him everything he say is a sexual innuendo in her head. The most common, innocent sentence has her head reeling with "What did he mean? Did he mean it literally or is there a hidden meaning? Does he get a boner by just looking at me as I do him?" I get that she wants to be viewed as something else than a 15 year old little sister but it gets down right ridiculous.
I almost DNF'ed it after I've read a quarter but Bryson and his past had me keep reading. He's without a doubt the only thing that makes this book bearable. Well, he and Laney but she has such a small part she doesn't make much of a difference. Bryson is a good character, not a phenomenal one but a good and all over likable one.
In the last half of the book when Baya starts looking for something else than for somebody to "defile her" out comes a pretty okay story. It's a bit chopped up and it all happens very fast at the end but it's actually not that bad.
About the author:
Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.
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