Kiss Me, Sweetheart (Something Borrowed, #2)
The bridesmaids and groomsmen for hire at Sweetheart, California’s Something Borrowed have the cure for celebrity wedding headaches. But even a job that’s strictly business can lead to the real thing . . .  RULE #2: DON’T UPSTAGE THE BRIDE AND GROOM  Rylie Templeton had big dreams, until she quit culinary school to take care of her father and signed on with Something Borrowed. Suddenly years have gone by and she’s still a bridesmaid-for-hire, with her idea to open a gourmet bakery on the back burner. Scoring a high-profile wedding could help turn her life around, if only she didn’t have to share the spotlight with her coworker, the insufferable—and undeniably gorgeous—Dustin Kent.   Instructed to make it work, Rylie plunges into the wedding festivities with Dustin by her side. If only she could convince him to turn his spectacular charm on someone else! But the enigmatic, reformed playboy has his own ideas about romance, and they all include Rylie. As the nuptials get closer, Rylie realizes that Dustin’s wooing is actually working, and that the two of them might make a good team in more ways than one . . . KISS ME, SWEETHEARTA Something Borrowed Romance

Kiss Me, Sweetheart (Something Borrowed, #2) Details

TitleKiss Me, Sweetheart (Something Borrowed, #2)
Author
ReleaseFeb 13th, 2018
PublisherLyrical Shine
Rating
GenreContemporary, Romance, Contemporary Romance

Kiss Me, Sweetheart (Something Borrowed, #2) Review

  • ⚜️Trea
    January 1, 1970
    FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER THROUGH NET GALLEY. I VOLUNTARILY OFFER MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE BOOK, THOUGH IT IS NOT EXPECTED OF ME! RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW! Having read the first book in this series, I was quite eager to read this installment. I found it to be an easy read, definitely interesting and engaging!We were introduced to Rylie and Dustin in the previous book, but reading that book i FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER THROUGH NET GALLEY. I VOLUNTARILY OFFER MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE BOOK, THOUGH IT IS NOT EXPECTED OF ME! RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW! Having read the first book in this series, I was quite eager to read this installment. I found it to be an easy read, definitely interesting and engaging!We were introduced to Rylie and Dustin in the previous book, but reading that book is not necessary to enjoying this story. I found them both to be complex and engaging characters, despite Rylie being a little bit of a doormat character. I loved that there was more to Dustin than met the eye, and how he redeemed himself in the end.If you're looking for a quick and easy read, I definitely recommend this book!
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  • Ann Lorz
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed for Romancing the Readers: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....From the first book, Don't Call Me Sweetheart I've wanted to know Dustin's story. There was just something there. He drew you to him but at the same time you are like..."this guy is a dick!"Mixed messages for sure. I knew there had to be more to him than just what he showed everyone else. Boy...was I right! He is so layered you are going to be shocked. Sure, he's a dick, but he's a dick with a heart and emotions. Tons of Reviewed for Romancing the Readers: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....From the first book, Don't Call Me Sweetheart I've wanted to know Dustin's story. There was just something there. He drew you to him but at the same time you are like..."this guy is a dick!"Mixed messages for sure. I knew there had to be more to him than just what he showed everyone else. Boy...was I right! He is so layered you are going to be shocked. Sure, he's a dick, but he's a dick with a heart and emotions. Tons of emotions. He hurts so deeply that you will also hurt for him. In the beginning I was a little shocked at how much dislike Rylie had for Dustin. She really didn't like all that he stood for. She saw him only as a cheat and a player. The cheat part she was really having trouble getting over. As the story moves on you'll see why she feels this way about Dustin even if he doesn't deserve all of her mad. It's easier to be mad at the person who's not causing you trouble instead of the real problem within you life.The funny part is that when she does deal with a big issue in her life it's Dustin who stands for her. Told you, layers. He helped her out and was there for her with no judgement. You've got to love that in a man. These two have a ton of issues but with the help of each other they learn how to deal with them, if not get over them. They are so perfect for each other and I was so happy that they where able to see that for themselves. I really enjoyed both of them and my only issue is that I felt in the middle of the story it dragged a little. I found myself getting slightly bored. I can't tell you how happy I was when it picked up again. Talk about being worried. I will also mention that I really liked Charles, Dustin's brother and can't wait to see if he'll have a story. Follow me on:https://www.facebook.com/RomancingThe...https://twitter.com/RomancingreaderARC received for a honest review
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  • Terri
    January 1, 1970
    Review also found at https://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/...I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!This is the second in the Something Borrowed series. Although I have read the whole series thus far, no need to worry if you did not read the first installment. This can be read as a stand alone. That being said, I would recommend starting the series at the beginning as it is a fun series and you do get the introduction Review also found at https://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/...I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!This is the second in the Something Borrowed series. Although I have read the whole series thus far, no need to worry if you did not read the first installment. This can be read as a stand alone. That being said, I would recommend starting the series at the beginning as it is a fun series and you do get the introduction to both Rylie and Dustin in the first book.There really are no surprises with this story, it really is just pure light and fun entertainment. The chemistry between the characters is evident from the get go and the reader knows that it will not take long for the temperature to rise on said chemistry. Given the fact that this story is 210 pages, it really does not take long at all.It also doesn't take the reader very long to see past the playboy persona of Dustin to see who he really is. I think it is every (single) girls fantasy to be able to win over a player and change his ways. This is probably why so many woman date frogs in hopes that they meet their prince. Too bad it works out in fiction way more often than reality! I digress....however it really is heartwarming to see the transition within Dustin all because of Rylie.That is all I am going to say about this story. If you are looking for a romance that is on the shorter side, has some witty banter, and is entertaining, this is a good choice for you.
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  • Isha Coleman
    January 1, 1970
    The lonely hearts club gets a fresh face, a new spin and bubbly humor. Codi Gary has a knack for heart racing, all embracing, witty romance. Kiss Me, Sweetheart blends sweet romance, with provocative romantic fun. The best surprises are the ones that have always been there, hiding in plain sight. Rylie and Dustin are like that. Sparks fly and are obvious to everyone else, but the people involved (One person in particular.) Ms. Gary brings the best traits of love to the pages of a piece of comedi The lonely hearts club gets a fresh face, a new spin and bubbly humor. Codi Gary has a knack for heart racing, all embracing, witty romance. Kiss Me, Sweetheart blends sweet romance, with provocative romantic fun. The best surprises are the ones that have always been there, hiding in plain sight. Rylie and Dustin are like that. Sparks fly and are obvious to everyone else, but the people involved (One person in particular.) Ms. Gary brings the best traits of love to the pages of a piece of comedic pleasure.
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  • Heather andrews
    January 1, 1970
    Dustin is a very territorial man, "when a guy nearby started to ask her to dance, Dustin snarled at him, “Back off, we’re talking.” Dustin likes to grab the bull by the horns, “I propose that Monday morning I walk into your office and I ask you out. And when I do, you’re going to say yes.” Dustin can be a little self conscious, but the man won't admit it, “can you not giggle that close to my ***k?” I liked this book, I loved Dustin.
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  • Red Cheeks Reads
    January 1, 1970
    I love Codi Gary, and I REALLY love the Something Borrowed series. Kiss Me, Sweetheart is the second book in the series and much like the first it is sweet, fun, and the perfect easy read. I found myself smiling from beginning to end.Rylie is a character from the first standalone I was curious about. She’s smart and sexy, but she has had a hard time in life. Dustin is sexy and what you picture when you think about a millionaire. But there is more to him than what everyone sees. I was hooked on t I love Codi Gary, and I REALLY love the Something Borrowed series. Kiss Me, Sweetheart is the second book in the series and much like the first it is sweet, fun, and the perfect easy read. I found myself smiling from beginning to end.Rylie is a character from the first standalone I was curious about. She’s smart and sexy, but she has had a hard time in life. Dustin is sexy and what you picture when you think about a millionaire. But there is more to him than what everyone sees. I was hooked on these two from the start and quickly became very invested in them getting their HEA.~miranda
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  • Crystal
    January 1, 1970
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I needed Rylie and Dustin's book, because I was in love with her in the first in this series and wanted to knee him in the nether regions. Somehow I knew Codi could make me see his heart and she succeeded! Great book and series!
  • Avid Reader
    January 1, 1970
    Kiss Me, Sweetheart (Something Borrowed #2) by Codi Gary3 starsM/F RomanceTriggers: Child abuse, domestic violence, attempted rapeI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Rylie loves her job. She knows that it's not her life dream, but she's willing to do whatever it takes to get to her end goal. She has an amazing talent to bake and that's her ultimate goal - to open a bakery where she can bake wedding cakes, etc. for the company she currently works for.Then you have Dustin. H Kiss Me, Sweetheart (Something Borrowed #2) by Codi Gary3 starsM/F RomanceTriggers: Child abuse, domestic violence, attempted rapeI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Rylie loves her job. She knows that it's not her life dream, but she's willing to do whatever it takes to get to her end goal. She has an amazing talent to bake and that's her ultimate goal - to open a bakery where she can bake wedding cakes, etc. for the company she currently works for.Then you have Dustin. He's a wealthy man, arrogant and sneaky. He is attracted to Rylie, but knows that his usual charms are not working. You get some background on his past and see that despite his wealth and charm, he has lived through some troubled times.These two together are much more friends than relationship in this story. It felt very juvenile and rushed. Their interactions were fun and witty, but never quite to the level of romance or steam that I would have expected.When danger comes lurking for Rylie, Dustin has to figure out whether or not he can do forever.Overall, this was a quick read. You didn't need to use much in terms of figuring out who was the bad guy or good guy. However, it lacked in chemistry and romance.
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  • Sally Lindsay-briggs
    January 1, 1970
    PleasingA great Goodreads Kindle gift. Initially, I didn't like the plot but then I realized that Dustin was exactly like a man I had dated. Then, the whole story became pleasing. Rylie was funny, fiesty and strong. Loved it!
  • Cris Conquers
    January 1, 1970
    I was first introduced to Dustin in the first book in the Something Borrowed series, DON'T CALL ME SWEETHEART and honestly, I wasn't very intrigued by the idea of him finding love. He was an arrogant, entitled millionaire who was more than a bit of a manwhore. Some bits of that jackassery can still be found in the beginning of KISS ME, SWEETHEART, but when you start to see what has made him the way he is and the way in which he grows to care for Rylie, you kind of fall for the whole package anyw I was first introduced to Dustin in the first book in the Something Borrowed series, DON'T CALL ME SWEETHEART and honestly, I wasn't very intrigued by the idea of him finding love. He was an arrogant, entitled millionaire who was more than a bit of a manwhore. Some bits of that jackassery can still be found in the beginning of KISS ME, SWEETHEART, but when you start to see what has made him the way he is and the way in which he grows to care for Rylie, you kind of fall for the whole package anyway. You see a very different side of Dustin – one with deep scars and a kind, generous heart. And somehow, the progression from jerk to book boyfriend seems incredibly natural. He won me over more and more with every sweet thing he did for Rylie and his flirtatious attitude became much more adorable when he stopped being indiscriminate with his attention and realized the only woman he wanted to get closer to was Rylie. Some characters might think of Rylie as a doormat who puts up with abuse and lets people walk all over her because she wants people to like her. I wouldn't characterize her in that way at all. She's kind and loving but she doesn't let Dustin's charm or good looks go to her head like most women in town. She has serious dreams she wants to accomplish and a future she's trying to build. Yes, she was in an abusive relationship but she made the decision on her own that it was time to leave, not knowing where she was going to live. I think that's incredibly brave. She isn't afraid to speak up for her creative ideas with clients and even defends herself physically when she needs to. I think Rylie has too much flair to ever be considered a doormat. I loved that there was a bit of conflict thrown into the story to help bring the characters together. It wasn't just emotional scars and insecurities being used over and over again to create drama like you find in some novels. That push and pull between the lovers can become a bit exhausting if it's reused too often. Rylie and Dustin have a lot going on in their lives which keeps things interesting but it always feels natural and like it really fits into the story and who they are. It's not just tacked on as filler. I totally misjudged the twist in the story and was actually still genuinely surprised by who was creating all the drama. I seriously loved reading Dustin and Rylie's story. I still think that the idea for a series that revolves around a bridesmaid rental service is a brilliant one and offers infinite possibilities. I loved getting to see Rylie and Dustin work together on the planning process and being forced to live with each other as well. It gave you so many opportunities to see them interact and grow closer, which I think is part of what made the transition in their relationship so seamless. If you're looking for a sexy contemporary romance but love 'the reformed rake' trope, KISS ME, SWEETHEART has your name written all over it. It's sweet, fun and an absolute pleasure to read. I couldn't put it down and I'm seriously hoping that this will become an eight book series. At the moment I'm really excited to see Charlie, Dustin's brother, fall in love and fall hard. Can you please get on that, Codi?
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  • Cheri
    January 1, 1970
    **I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**From the first book in this series, Don’t Call Me Sweetheart, I was intrigued by Rylie’s story. She is a smart, sweet, funny, sexy woman. Why would she stay with a guy everyone in her inner circle seems to hate? We all know things aren’t always so simple and black and white. So I was looking forward to her story and to seeing her find her HEA.Dustin is you **I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**From the first book in this series, Don’t Call Me Sweetheart, I was intrigued by Rylie’s story. She is a smart, sweet, funny, sexy woman. Why would she stay with a guy everyone in her inner circle seems to hate? We all know things aren’t always so simple and black and white. So I was looking forward to her story and to seeing her find her HEA.Dustin is your typically rich-boy player who we find out later is actually a total sweetheart…for the right woman anyway. He has a temper that he tries so hard to hold in check since he knows first hand what a bad temper can do to those around him. Yet just seeing him with his housekeeper and the way that caring lady is with him you just know there’s more to him than meets the eye. Of course, being around Rylie brings that good part out for all to see.I love the chemistry between Dustin and Rylie. Even when they’re mad at each other their pull comes across and out of the pages. Enough that those around them who barely know them can see it even before they truly see it for themselves.Dustin’s back story had the potential to give so much more depth to this story. As much as I enjoyed this story overall, I was a bit disappointed that these things weren’t fleshed out more. So as not to give away the reason Dustin really decided to work as a groomsman for hire I won’t say too much, but I was super curious as to why he even decided to pursue that particular avenue. Not to mention the fraught childhood he had…although I hold out hope we’ll get a story about his brother Charlie and maybe we’ll get more information on that matter.All in all this was a great book and I’m continuing to enjoy this author’s work.https://allingoodtimeblog.wordpress.c...
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  • Nightbird Novels
    January 1, 1970
    Rylie Templeton loves her job at Something Borrowed. From planning the fabulous weddings to actually being a part of the wedding party. The one aspect of her job she doesn't love? Her obnoxious playboy coworker, Dustin. Dustin Kent loves pushing Rylie's buttons. Sure he doesn't NEED to work, but he has his reasons for being at Something Borrowed, and keeping quiet about them is just another thing that annoys Riley... so bonus!Rylie and Dustin are destined to have a strained working relationship. Rylie Templeton loves her job at Something Borrowed. From planning the fabulous weddings to actually being a part of the wedding party. The one aspect of her job she doesn't love? Her obnoxious playboy coworker, Dustin. Dustin Kent loves pushing Rylie's buttons. Sure he doesn't NEED to work, but he has his reasons for being at Something Borrowed, and keeping quiet about them is just another thing that annoys Riley... so bonus!Rylie and Dustin are destined to have a strained working relationship... until Dustin steps in when Rylie needs him most, and these two work acquaintances may turn into something... more?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This was a really good read! Book #2 in the Something Borrowed series continues with the story of two people who couldn't be more opposite, continually rub each other the wrong way, and are perfect for each other...Rylie has formed her opinion about Dustin and not a lot will make her feel differently about him. Even when he saves her from a bad situation, she decides to keep him at arms length as much as she can.Dustin has never pretended that he was anything more than his playboy bachelor persona suggests. Suffering through a bad childhood, he decided early on that serious relationships just weren't for him.Despite their differences, now that Rylie and Dustin are spending more time together, their once strained relationship starts budding into an actual... friendship? When Dustin's penchant for flirting and Rylie's newly single status leads them to one night of no strings sex, will their tentative friendship be able to survive?I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest and unbiased review.Check out the Blog!https://nightbirdnovels.com/2018/02/1...Follow Me on FacebookFollow Me on TwitterFollow Me on Instagram
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars - This is a cute romance with a likable hero who starts out as a bit of a playboy jerk, but who matures and a nice woman who dreamed of opening her own bakery but finds herself in her hometown, working for a wedding planning business that also supplies stand-in wedding party bridesmaids. She enjoys the job, but really just wants to bake. As the story opens, Dustin and Rylie are assigned to work on the same wedding, which she's rather worried about because she's attracted to him, but ca 3.5 stars - This is a cute romance with a likable hero who starts out as a bit of a playboy jerk, but who matures and a nice woman who dreamed of opening her own bakery but finds herself in her hometown, working for a wedding planning business that also supplies stand-in wedding party bridesmaids. She enjoys the job, but really just wants to bake. As the story opens, Dustin and Rylie are assigned to work on the same wedding, which she's rather worried about because she's attracted to him, but can tell that he's a player. There are plenty of sparks between them, but she knows he's not interested in anything serious. Both MCs have challenges to overcome. Rylie is involved with an abusive boyfriend and Dustin comes from an abusive background and has sworn never to get serious about anyone. He tells everyone he took the job just for kicks (he's rich and doesn't need to work), but the truth is, he has something dishonorable in mind that could ruin the business if he goes through with it. As the story continues, Dustin helps Rylie out of the situation with her boyfriend and they grow closer as they spend more time together. Their relationship continues to develop and both characters figure out how to move forward in their lives. Dustin was the one who needed to mature and he does so satisfactorily. By the end of the book, you do believe that they make a good couple and can find their happy ending. I received this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Claire Mc Partlin
    January 1, 1970
    RECEIVED AN ADVANCE READER COPY FOR AN HONEST REVIEWAnother very enjoyable story in this wedding themed series set in a little town called Sweetheart.This story is about Rylie and Dustin, who both at a bridesmaid etc. for hire company, Something Borrowed. Rylie needs the money but Dustin is extremely wealthy and doesn't need the job, and Rylie always wonders why he is working there. He does have an ulterior motive, which eventually is revealed.Rylie has had a bit of a hard time recently, especia ​RECEIVED AN ADVANCE READER COPY FOR AN HONEST REVIEWAnother very enjoyable story in this wedding themed series set in a little town called Sweetheart.This story is about Rylie and Dustin, who both at a bridesmaid etc. for hire company, Something Borrowed. Rylie needs the money but Dustin is extremely wealthy and doesn't need the job, and Rylie always wonders why he is working there. He does have an ulterior motive, which eventually is revealed.Rylie has had a bit of a hard time recently, especially with a nasty ex who causes some problems. But she is thrown together with Dustin as they work together on a wedding and she starts to feel differently about him as he helps her out on more than one occasion.I really liked Rylie's character, she was absolutely lovely, but had mixed feelings about Dustin. He had a playboy image and didn't get involved with anyone, definitely a one night stand type of guy who wasn't interested in anyone else's feelings really. But he also had a lot of issues from his childhood which made him that way. Sometimes I really liked his character, when he was helping Rylie out and acting 'normal', but then he'd say or do something and act like a complete idiot again which made me really irritated with him.It all worked out well in the end though and Dustin was a reformed character, but it definitely took a while getting there! Very enjoyable series nonetheless and I hope it continues as I'd love to hear more about the wedding themed town a few of the characters have invested in.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book from net galley for an honest review. Thank you!!This novel was a great read!! This book is the second in the series and some of the old characters return but the focus is on a different couple in Sweetheart, California. Rylie Templeton works for Something Borrowed as a bridesmaid for hire to earn money to start up her own bakery, a dream she has had since she was a girl. However, complications in the past have put that dream on hold but she keeps working toward that goal. R I received this book from net galley for an honest review. Thank you!!This novel was a great read!! This book is the second in the series and some of the old characters return but the focus is on a different couple in Sweetheart, California. Rylie Templeton works for Something Borrowed as a bridesmaid for hire to earn money to start up her own bakery, a dream she has had since she was a girl. However, complications in the past have put that dream on hold but she keeps working toward that goal. Rylie is a kind person, always trying to see the best in everyone. However, she thinks of Dustin Kent as a playboy and even though he is sexy, she does not want to be a notch in his bedpost. Dustin is more than he seems. He has some secrets and an ulterior motive for joining Something Borrowed. He has always thought Rylie was beautiful, but knew she wanted a commitment and he had no plans on marriage due to his own childhood. However, when Rylie needs help, he is there for her, believing she needed a protector. Rylie and Dustin work together on a big wedding, but also get to know each other. Still, Dustin has moments of being a jerk, which hurts Rylie. Dustin slashes out since he is scared of what he feels for Rylie, something he has never experienced before. Rylie realizes what she was missing and falls for Dustin, but believes he could never feel the same way. However, someone is stalking Rylie, and Dustin knows he needs to keep her safe. But will she still feel the same when she learns of his true motives?
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  • Becky Burciaga
    January 1, 1970
    As with the first book in the series, I have been completely entertained with the premise of bridesmaids for hire. The wry humor and witty dialog make for a truly enjoyable story. With Ms Gary's ability to transport the reader into the scene, it makes the story so much more realistic and and often amusing...finding yourself laughing right along as if you're taking part. Again as I stated in my review of the first story in the series, living in the Sierra Foothills it's so much fun reading the lo As with the first book in the series, I have been completely entertained with the premise of bridesmaids for hire. The wry humor and witty dialog make for a truly enjoyable story. With Ms Gary's ability to transport the reader into the scene, it makes the story so much more realistic and and often amusing...finding yourself laughing right along as if you're taking part. Again as I stated in my review of the first story in the series, living in the Sierra Foothills it's so much fun reading the locale references...knowing the area first hand is another way to feel a part of the story. I was mesmerizing by Dustin and the depth of his character, how his player ways succumbed to Riley and her genuine and gentle heart. His transformation is entertaining and amusing. I'm looking forward to Kelly's story, reading the except already has whet my appetite for what I'm sure will be another engaging chapter in the series. this ARC book was complimentary, provided by the Publisher and NetGalley. I am voluntarily providing my honest review.
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  • Bec_BookMagicReviews
    January 1, 1970
    Rylie Templeton is working as a bridesmaid-for-hire with Something Borrowed until she can make her dream of opening a gourmet bakery come true. However, working alongside the gorgeous Dustin Kent is proving difficult, especially when he's so determined to win her over. Will Dustin be able to win Rylie's heart or will they lose their chance at happy ever after because someone else wants Rylie's for themselves?Having absolutely loved the first story of this series, I couldn't wait to read more abo Rylie Templeton is working as a bridesmaid-for-hire with Something Borrowed until she can make her dream of opening a gourmet bakery come true. However, working alongside the gorgeous Dustin Kent is proving difficult, especially when he's so determined to win her over. Will Dustin be able to win Rylie's heart or will they lose their chance at happy ever after because someone else wants Rylie's for themselves?Having absolutely loved the first story of this series, I couldn't wait to read more about the women that work as bridesmaids-for-hire, and I've got to say that Rylie and Dustin's story was a wonderful addition to Ms. Gary's Something Borrowed series. Really, it had a wonderful combination of intense moments and playful banter that had me loving the main characters; obstacles that include whether Rylie can trust Dustin because he's an enigmatic and reformed playboy that seems to attract women wherever he goes. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine discover they have to work together that made this story very interesting, as Rylie isn't all that enthused about having to work with Dustin. Will he prove that he can do a good job when it comes to what they've been tasked to do?Both the main characters were fantastic and I loved every time they conversed, as the hero is determined to win the heroine over and help her in any way he can when it comes to the trouble that someone is causing for her. Moreover, the heroine is resilient and courageous in giving the hero a chance and in handling all the harassment she suffers from someone determined to scare her with the nasty name calling. Who is the person harassing her? Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine was her passion for baking and how it helps her when she stressed. While the hero, he's enigmatic, confident and I loved how determined he was to win the heroine over, even though he's not sure he wants a relationship after everything he's been through in his past. I also liked how determined he was to help the heroine with all the wedding planning and to help her when things get tough. Why is someone stalking the heroine?Overall, Ms. Gary has delivered a fantastic read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was delightful; the romance was nicely-detailed; and the ending had me worried for one of the main characters, but had me loving how these two end up together, as a confession of love is good for the soul. I would recommend Kiss Me, Sweetheart by Codi Gary, if you enjoy the enemy to lovers trope, or books by authors Melissa West, Gail Chianese, Rachel Lacey and Miranda Liasson.
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  • Synergy Quest
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars - Kiss me sweetheart is a cute romance about a wedding for hire business that also supplies stand-in wedding party members. The heroine is an all-around good girl who used to be an ugly duckling. She's a hot chick now, but her life is far from perfect.The hero is a wealthy bachelor who it seems has taken on the groomsman for hire gig just for kicks. The truth is that his intentions aren't honorable and if he moves forward with his plans, his current boss would be ruined. As Rylie and D 3.5 stars - Kiss me sweetheart is a cute romance about a wedding for hire business that also supplies stand-in wedding party members. The heroine is an all-around good girl who used to be an ugly duckling. She's a hot chick now, but her life is far from perfect.The hero is a wealthy bachelor who it seems has taken on the groomsman for hire gig just for kicks. The truth is that his intentions aren't honorable and if he moves forward with his plans, his current boss would be ruined. As Rylie and Dustin learn more about and increasing lean on one another, they both learn that the other has layers that make them more than they seem. That growing intimacy is bolstered by their honesty with one another.It's a decent read with a HEA and at least one twist I didn't see coming.
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  • Josephine
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsMy overall issue with this book, and the reason for my rating, is because I felt like the amount of things happening and the pacing distracted from the relationship development between the hero and heroine. Perhaps if it had been pared back just to deal with the heroine's ex, or the job stuff I'd have found the HEA more satisfying. My favourite scenes were the ones with the heroine and heroine just hanging out together and getting to know one another. I hadn't read the previous book but 3.5 starsMy overall issue with this book, and the reason for my rating, is because I felt like the amount of things happening and the pacing distracted from the relationship development between the hero and heroine. Perhaps if it had been pared back just to deal with the heroine's ex, or the job stuff I'd have found the HEA more satisfying. My favourite scenes were the ones with the heroine and heroine just hanging out together and getting to know one another. I hadn't read the previous book but this did work as a standalone. After reading this, I'll definitely be going back to read the first book in the series though.I received an ARC of Kiss Me, Sweetheart for an honest review.
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  • Toni
    January 1, 1970
    Codi Gary continues her fun Something Borrowed series with Kiss Me, Sweetheart. I love a good snarky heroine and Rylie is that in spades. Coupled with her spunk is a desire to please others, which is an interesting combination that leads her into trouble a couple times. Good thing Derek is there to give her support when she needs it. Gary set up an interesting “black moment” but then didn’t use it. I was glad she didn’t go for the obvious but still managed to resolve the issue. I know the focus Codi Gary continues her fun Something Borrowed series with Kiss Me, Sweetheart. I love a good snarky heroine and Rylie is that in spades. Coupled with her spunk is a desire to please others, which is an interesting combination that leads her into trouble a couple times. Good thing Derek is there to give her support when she needs it. Gary set up an interesting “black moment” but then didn’t use it. I was glad she didn’t go for the obvious but still managed to resolve the issue. I know the focus is Something Borrowed, but I hope Gary has something up her sleeve for the other Kent brothers.I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
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  • Bette Hansen
    January 1, 1970
    This was a cute fun read that left me smiling! Rylie and Dustin are so cute together. They both work for Something Borrowed. A wedding services company that bridesmaids and groomsmen as part of their service As Rylie and Dustin get plunged into the prenuptial activities Rylie finds it more and more difficult to resist Dustin's charm. While she may be determined to resist him he's just as determined to get her to see how great they could be together.This is a great read and one you don't want to This was a cute fun read that left me smiling! Rylie and Dustin are so cute together. They both work for Something Borrowed. A wedding services company that bridesmaids and groomsmen as part of their service As Rylie and Dustin get plunged into the prenuptial activities Rylie finds it more and more difficult to resist Dustin's charm. While she may be determined to resist him he's just as determined to get her to see how great they could be together.This is a great read and one you don't want to miss. I recommend it.
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  • Isha Coleman
    January 1, 1970
    Kiss Me, Sweetheart (Something Borrowed) by Codi Gary  The lonely hearts club gets a fresh face, a new spin and bubbly humor. Codi Gary has a knack for heart racing, all embracing, witty romance. Kiss Me, Sweetheart blends sweet romance, with provocative romantic fun. The best surprises are the ones that have always been there, hiding in plain sight. Rylie and Dustin are like that. Sparks fly and are obvious to everyone else, but the people involved. (One person in particular.) Ms. Gary brings t Kiss Me, Sweetheart (Something Borrowed) by Codi Gary  The lonely hearts club gets a fresh face, a new spin and bubbly humor. Codi Gary has a knack for heart racing, all embracing, witty romance. Kiss Me, Sweetheart blends sweet romance, with provocative romantic fun. The best surprises are the ones that have always been there, hiding in plain sight. Rylie and Dustin are like that. Sparks fly and are obvious to everyone else, but the people involved. (One person in particular.) Ms. Gary brings the best traits of love to the pages of a piece of comedic pleasure.
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  • Theresa
    January 1, 1970
    This was a great read. I could not put this book down. Rylie and Dustin are great together. Dustin is a is a rich playboy that no one can figure out why he is working at something borrowed, where Rylie is a baker trying to save money to so she can open a bakery. They end up working together on an account and find out there is more to each other. This was a great story. I forgot how much I loved Codi Gary writing and stories I high;y recommend this story and I will go back and read the first stor This was a great read. I could not put this book down. Rylie and Dustin are great together. Dustin is a is a rich playboy that no one can figure out why he is working at something borrowed, where Rylie is a baker trying to save money to so she can open a bakery. They end up working together on an account and find out there is more to each other. This was a great story. I forgot how much I loved Codi Gary writing and stories I high;y recommend this story and I will go back and read the first story in this series and the next one even though these are stand alone.
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  • Nelle
    January 1, 1970
    So this was a little bit like enemies to lovers only.. Dustin never hated Rylie as much as she did him! Like at ALL He was intrigued by her from the first. But yes he's a dick. A cheating dick, and that Rylie can't abide. Of course, all people have layers and Dustin is no different. His layers were slowly peeled away and we get to see that he's a good guy who just makes bad choices.Kylie comes to learn she can depend on him. I really enjoyed the way the story was told.
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  • poppy
    January 1, 1970
    This was a great read I really enjoyed the first book and could not wait to read this one and Rylie and Dustin's story did not disappoint these two were just so good together.They both work together at something borrowed she is a saving to own her own bakery and no one is quite sure why he works there as he's loaded.I really liked these two although he comes off as a jerk in the beginning but then she has an attitude as well.I really liked it and did not want to stop reading.
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  • Love V
    January 1, 1970
    Rylie has a dream of owning her own bakery but for now, she is a bridesmaid at Sometimes borrowed. She works alongside Devon a groomsman working for the same company, who is doing it for fun and who is also a ladies man. Well, Rylie is doing it in hopes of expanding the company to include cakes (her cakes). This was a cute read, I am happy I received it through netgalley and I most defiantly can’t wait to read more.
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  • Sofia
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I have read previous books from the author including the first in this series. I wanted to like this book but I just couldn't. I really could not handle the way that the hero Dustin behaved towards Rylie. He was a player but I could never buy into the characters having a HEA or even a happy for now.
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  • Pamela Devereux
    January 1, 1970
    PerseveranceRylie has a goal. She wants her own bakery. She is currently working as a bridesmaid for Sometimes a Bridesmaids. She is also living with her longtime boyfriend Asher. Devon is a millionaire and working as a groomsman for the same company. He is also a horn dog. Yet Rylie has crept under his skin. What to do? Fall for the good girl or leave it alone.
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  • ShinyObject
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy of Kiss Me, Sweetheart by Codi Gary from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I was intrigued by the summary and I am happy to report that the book did not disappoint. Yes, the plot was a little predictable and the lead characters made me want to throw my hands up at times, but it was a fun read - and a quick read. A fun, fluffy romance to unwind with.
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  • Margie Watson
    January 1, 1970
    I was given a copy for my unbiased opinion. I would have bought it though!The book was sweet. The characters were believable and funny. The story had a small town feel to it. Excellent combination for a light read.Over all the book was well written, edited well and I really enjoyed it.I would recommend it!!!
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