✩★✩REVIEW: Shut Up and Kiss Me by Madeline Sheehan & Claire C. Riley✩★✩


She ran from her past.
After relocating from a small town in Tennessee, Mila has been living in New York City for a year and a half, more than happy to be lost in the crowd. Living vicariously through her best friend and roommate, Nikki, Mila spends her days waitressing and her evenings at home. Then, one night, after getting exclusive tickets to a nightclub downtown, Nikki is able to convince Mila to let loose for once.

He’s running from his future.
Having lived a privileged life, William is used to getting what he wants, and who he wants. Now, though, in his thirties, he’s bored, and seeking more from his life than mindless sex, and even worse—mindless women. Spotting Mila from across the club, he senses right away that she’s different from what he’s used to, an observation that proves true.

One night together will change everything for both of them. Pasts and futures will collide, secrets will be revealed, and the results will transform both their lives forever.





Shut Up and Kiss Me by Madeline Sheehan & Claire C. Riley

Will & Mila


I saw this book come up for sale… And when I saw that it was co-written by Madeline Sheehan, it’s a no-brainer for me… You buy it! I could sit through an insurance seminar if Madeline Sheehan was giving it. Her books have been rocking my world for a few years now and I’ve never read a bad one. This book was no different. I guess it could be in the contemporary romance category however there is suspense, there’s action, there’s hot steamy erotic sex. And just when you think things can’t get any better, they get worse!

“One night stands are like the rest areas off the highway: you stop to send a quick text and refresh yourself before resuming your travels. It’s the five star hotel you should be looking for! Full of amenities and shit like that!”

Mila is all kinds of fucked up. She’s living in New York City with her friend Nikki on the run from what I can only guess is an evil, hateful, and shady past! She seems to have her shit together and live each day for what it is, another day above ground. When she meets William, her life seems to instantaneously transform, until her past comes trickling in. Will Mila come clean? How will she incorporate the information from her past into her future with Will?   Will she run?

William Bellamy Townsend III is a beautiful man inside and out. He comes from a very wealthy, very well known, and very discourteous family. Although that may have been his upbringing, Will is definitely a millionaire with a heart!   Will has set out to earn his own fortune away from the family business and doing quite well. He’s sick of the normal gold digging girls that he usually sleeps with and he’s searching for something real… Enter Mila!

The supporting character cast in this book was good. Mila’s best friend Nikki was a tiny little spitfire that doesn’t take shit from anyone! My kinda girl!   At times it seemed that Nikki was the only backbone Mila had and thank God for that. William’s family was just dreadful. That Mother and sister of his… man oh man, I wanted to put Nair in both their shampoo bottles! I’d have to say, Richard (Will’s driver) was one of my faves… there’s a story there, just not sure it’ll get told. Richard was always calm, cool, and collected with an enormous sense of humor!

This story was phenomenal and kept me glued to the pages from start to finish! The pacing is flawless, the dialogue flows and feels exceedingly natural, and the characters (lead & supporting) were very relatable. It will make you laugh through tears, make you cringe and bite your nails, but rest assured, it will also make you grin from ear to ear.

5 Freakin’ Stars!!!

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