Blame It On The Kiss Robin Bielman
The one guy she shouldn't want...
Honor Mitchell has lived with guilt and regret for a long time, so when she promises to do the things on her dying best friend's wish list, she's determined to follow through and do something right for a change. But when she's thrown together for wedding duties with the one man who complicates her vow--just by looking at him--she has to put her faith in
Bryce Bishop's pledge to help her, no strings attached. Bryce's near one-night stand with his ex-girlfriend's best friend a few months ago might have been a mistake, but helping the beautiful, free-spirited Honor with her promise isn't. His trust in women is shot, but he can't help but play his best man card to his advantage and help Honor tick off the items on his ex's list, even if it puts him in a no-win situation. Because his assistance might get Honor what she wants, but suddenly being the do-good guy puts his plans--and heart--in serious jeopardy.
Bryce stared at her. Most girls would’ve had a fit if the sprinklers had soaked them. Not only had Honor laughed it off, she looked amazing and none the worse for wear as the pink light of the toy ring glowed at her waist.
“Do not tell me you have x-ray vision and can see the color of my undergarments, because then I’d have to use this magic ring to one, make you color blind, and two, make your clothes disintegrate so everyone could see if you’re a boxer or briefs man.”
His grin came quick and easy. “You want to see what I have on underneath my jeans, all you have to do is ask.”
“No thanks.” She stopped in front of him.
“You don’t look positive.”
“How do I look?”
He took a slow inspection down her body and back up. “You really want me to answer that?”
“Boy, you had me fooled there for a minute Captain Underpants, but I see you’re just like every other guy, which is a huge relief, I can’t even tell you.” She brushed by him and headed toward the front door.
“What does that mean?” He fell in step beside her. Something didn’t feel right inside him. He didn’t like being lumped in with all guys.
“Here,” she slipped the ring off her finger and dropped it into their bag. “Be a good partner and turn our stuff in so I can raid Sophie’s closest for something to change in to.”
“Grab me one of Zane’s shirts, would you?”
She paused at the porch to slip off her shoes and slowly rake her eyes down and up his body. Touché. “Really? Zane’s got all sorts of muscle going on and I’m not sure—”
He whipped off his shirt. Honor was messing with him, but he wanted to remind her Zane didn’t have anything on him. He took care of his body, often working out with the guys he represented. He put forth the best image possible for his agency and that included being in good physical shape.
The appreciative look in her eyes told him she liked what she saw. She’d had her hands all over his chest in their hotel room, and if he closed his eyes he knew he’d remember exactly how hot her touch had made him.
“Can I ask you something?” he ventured.
“Okay,” she said to his chest.
“Eyes up here, sweetheart.” He motioned his hand in the direction of his face.
Her cheeks reddened. “Sorry, yes?”
“Have you had your one night stand?” He fisted his hands. It didn’t matter. It shouldn’t matter. But for some reason, he wanted to know. She might not be wired for it, but according to Payton, the two of them were like sisters, and if Honor promised to do the things on Payton’s list, he imagined she would keep that vow.
She gulped and again he could see her mind at work in the way she blinked and her head tilted a fraction to the side. “No.” A crease drew her brows together. “But I might be able to remedy that these next few days. A couple of Zane’s friends seem like they’d be willing to help me out.”
No doubt. “People hook up at weddings all the time, don’t they?”
“That’s what I hear.”
Honor Mitchell is a beautiful woman with a free-spirit. Not used to sticking to one thing or finishing anything, Honor is determined to complete her best friend's dying wish: a list of things that Payton wanted to do before she turned 25.
On that list:
1. Have a one night stand.
2. Get a tattoo.
3. Take a hot air balloon ride.
4. Open an antique store with my best friend.
5. Fall in love.
Honor almost crossed off number one months ago until she introduced herself to her one night stand to be and realized he was Payton's secret ex-boyfriend. Now she has to get through an entire three day wedding party with Bryce who is the best man.
Bryce Bishop knows better than to trust women after his ex-girlfriend Payton broke up with him via voicemail and never returned his calls. He knows he especially cannot trust her best friend Honor and yet the attraction he feels towards her is overwhelming. Playing his nice guy card, Bryce offers to help Honor complete her list. The trouble? He may be at risk of losing his heart to her and Honor is too free spirited to want to settle down.
Blame it on the Kiss is sweet, flirty, and fun. Honor and Bryce are utterly different in regards as to who they are and what the want. Honor is free spirited and not the type to commit to anything or settle down. Bryce is the white picket fence and family to come home to type. And yet for all their differences, the chemistry and connection between these two characters cannot be denied. I dare say that Bryce and Honor may very well be one of my favorite book couples.
Bryce tells Honor during the book that he just needs ONE kiss. Just one kiss and they can be done, but for this couple one kiss can never and will never be enough.
While Bryce and Honor try and fight the attraction to one another, they also have to contend with the guilt of being Payton's best friend and ex-boyfriend which just makes a complicated situation even more complicated. Even with all that though, Bryce and Honor make readers believe in happy endings and wish for one for this couple.
Robin Bielman takes readers on a journey filled with hopes, dreams, aspirations, loss, and regrets. And love - don't forget the love. Beautifully written, Blame it on the Kiss gives the readers something that will touch each one. And as for me, I think I will be making a list to celebrate my life as every birthday comes. Now what to put on my 'What to do before I'm 28' list...
FIVE utterly outstanding STARS!
About the Author: When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl, the beach is her favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can't live without jumpstarts all of her story ideas. She is a 2014 RITA Finalist, loves to frequent coffee shops, and plays a mean game of sock tug of war with her cute, but sometimes naughty dog, Harry. She cherishes her family and friends and loves to connect with readers.