Shut Up and Kiss Me by Jessica Lemmon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
WOW, this book was so worth the wait even though it felt like forever!
We first met Cade and Tasha in Fighting for Devlin, Cade is Devlin's half-brother and Tasha is Rena's best friend. In Fighting for Devlin Cade was in a near fatal accident and now we find out exactly what happened to him.
Cade's accident during an illegal street race left him battered, bruised, and without a voice. He will heal from his injuries but how can he be the lawyer he was planning on being if he cannot speak without a severe stutter? His nickname of sliver-tongued fox no longer applies to him because of his impediment.
At the crash site all of Cade's friends took off and left him there, but not Tasha she stayed with him until Emergency Services showed up even though they weren't friends, in fact they didn't like one another much at all. Tasha is studying to be a physical therapist and she is an assistant PT at a facility so she knows just how much intense therapy its going to take to get Cade back on his feet. What she hadn't expected is for Cade's father to hire her to help him with his speech therapy.
I have to say that Cade wasn't a very good patient for Tasha but that didn't stop the sexual chemistry between the two of them from building. I found it very enjoyable to watch them go from acquaintances, to a therapist/patient relationship, to friends, to lovers. They definitely covered all the bases with this story. It had me laughing out loud with some of the "Oral Exercises" Tasha was trying to get Cade to perform, it also had me shedding a few tears from time to time.
While this is the second book in the Lost Boys Series it can be read as a stand-alone. I prefer to read the series in order that way you have the character background from the prior books but it's not a necessity with this book but I have a feeling once you read this book you will want to go back and read Fighting for Devlin....just sayin'
***I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I requested from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept through Netgalley*** https://www.netgalley.com/