3 AM KISSES By Addison Moore
*ARC provided by Author
From the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, 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.
3 AM Kisses tells the story of Baya Brighton, a young college freshman who is ready to shed her good girl image and live a little. On her first day of college an embarrassing predicament results in the gorgeous, Bryson Edwards entering her life. And Baya is looking for some fun and flirty times, so who better to give her that than the campus bad boy, who keeps a tally of the women he beds next to his doorframe?
Bryson Edwards is a complicated bad boy. He is a guy who could major (if it were a subject) in seduction and uses women to glide through a life void of true feelings. Bryson is a guy who literally abuses his charms and good looks to bed women, in an effort to numb the emotions and guilt that he carries from his past. It is this reason that he so relentlessly shuts out any opportunities for love. Bryson is also a gorgeous, sweet character that you cannot help but fall in love with and as the story progresses his behaviour (whilst you may not agree with) becomes understandable.
I found Baya and Bryson to be two characters who complement each other well. When the pair first meet, their connection is well depicted and explored through the flirtatious and incredibly humorous banter they share – that will literally have you laughing out loud.
The book is written in both Baya and Bryson’s POV and it served great purpose in creating a nice flow to the story, and created a highly humorous and entertaining book.
3 AM Kisses is a quick, easy read that fits the New Adult genre perfectly. The characters are likable and the plot is delicate and much more subtle, than a lot of books I have read. I just wish it contained a little more angst and the progression and development of Baya and Bryson’s relationship was hashed out and explored in more depth. I think that would have made me truly connect to these characters more.
The book at times was also a little too descriptive. I found the plot to have such great potential, and the prospect of these two characters challenging each other in every way was one I was chasing throughout the book. The slow the build up of their chemistry through the writing fuelled that. I found myself so consumed with the idea of these two characters identifying their feelings and watching their relationship grow , that the overly descriptive nature through the internal dialogue (particularly in Baya’s POV) was just a little too distracting and detracted from that for me.
Overall this book was an incredibly light, flirtatious read and is filled to the brim with great humour. It was not at all what I was expecting when I began reading, however was a refreshing and entertaining story even though it is much less angst-filled than expected.
Addison Moore Biography:
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.