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Kiss Me, I'm Irish (Tennessee Waltz #1)

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  418 Ratings  ·  102 Reviews
Emily Musgrave is heading a direction she never wanted to go in Regency England--namely a convent to turn her from her waywardness. But it's more loneliness than rebellion that motivates her to escape her certain fate.

Liam Jackson is going nowhere fast in modern-day Tennessee. Playing his Dobro in seedy bars and backward dives along with his fiddling sister, Tinker, is doi
Kindle Edition, 373 pages
Published April 2011 by Firefly Press
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Pssst, come here.... Yeah, you, come here. Have I got a book for you. Do you like contemporary romances? How about time-travel stories? OK, what if I added paranormal, Regency, fairies, humor, starving artists, musician's life and just clean fun to the genres? KISS ME, I'M IRISH is book #1 in the 'Time for Love' series by a relatively unknown author. Bella Street has taken a hodge-podge of story themes and blended them together successfully. And what an enjoyment to read!

It is a fanciful tale of
Do you believe in magic?

Kiss Me, I’m Irish is about a young woman, Emily Musgrave, who finds herself headed down a road that she is determined not to go. No, literally. She’s on her way to a convent for kissing one too many Irish men, a race it seems she can’t resist. But when her carriage breaks down on that dark and gloomy night in 1813, Emily seized her opportunity to escape. Little does she know just how far from home and a bleak future in a convent she’ll find herself.

Propelled into the ye
Stacia (the 2010 club)
2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this one because it started out great but I never ended up connecting with the characters.

I have no idea why people are shelving this as YA. The characters are all over the age of 21, and happen to be touring musicians who are going from bar to bar performing. The only reason I could even think of why this might be mistakenly reshelved, is that the book reads fairly clean in content, yet this doesn't necessarily make a book YA. This just classifies a book as a cle
Clare Havens
Nov 04, 2011 Clare Havens rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bella Street has done the near impossible of taking someone from a previous era and put them in the present day and made their voice and behaviour completely authentic without sounded cliched or forced in any way. I can only imagine the amount of research Bella had to undertake to write so knowledgeably about times gone by! This book is fast paced, clever and funny! I don't want it to come to an end!! I highly recommend it!
LovesAllThingsBooks Book Reviews
Oh My Word! I was addicted to this novel from page one. I honestly don't think Bella could write something I wouldn't like, she's very talented. Her characters are always so real, the stories are well written allowing the reader to feel and experience everything the character goes through.

Aug 29, 2011 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know my reviews leave somewhat to be desired, because sadly I suck at this. And I won't do it justice. But I must say. I loved this book. I thought the story was very original. I've never read another book quite like it. Time travel, Pixes or as Emily calls them Piskeys, Irishmen, and music all in one story. This book really exceeded my expectations.

Emily Musgrave lives in the early 19th century where she has been caught kissing the Irish stable boy and the Irish footman. When her Aunt learns
Emily stumbled into a stone ring in 1813 Cornwall England only to wake up on the sidewalk in 2011 of modern day Tennessee. She not only jumps almost 200 years into the future but across an ocean, and with no way home (not that she wants to return!).

Life wasn't the easiest for Emily in her own time, with the loss of her parents she is sent to live with her Great Aunt - who is bound and determined to turn her into a respectable lady, even if it isn't what Emily wants. When the carriage taking her
Michelle Ella
Sep 03, 2014 Michelle Ella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book really wasn't bad, I liked the characters well enough and there were plot twists to keep your attention. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I'm not a huge fan of time traveling in the plot, which clearly is my fault not the author's.

I really enjoyed Emily and the way that she progressed and just conformed to what was thrown at her in the new world. And of course, Liam was brooding and how can you not love a musician? Tinker was everything I would expect with that name and
Jun 26, 2012 Daphne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fae, r2r
Kiss Me, I'm Irish is an interesting, entertaining and funny read. There is suspense and romance.

Liam and Tinker are trying to get big with their music. Singing at bars and any other gigs and living from hotel to hotel. Their days are pretty much mundane until the one fateful night when Emily Musgrave appears claiming she is from England; but not from this time we are talking about 200 years ago.

Convincing the sexy Liam seems to be a full time job, he isn't buying Emily's story. Once she shows h
Zoe and the Edge
Dec 30, 2012 Zoe and the Edge rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, romance, squeaky-clean
(Note: I liked the story, I just wish the author toned down on the magic. It was infused in the plot and in the romance and it got a bit much, y'know?)

This story is a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the writing. I've read a few books of modern people going back into the past but never a historical character coming forward to the future. Emily's journey to the future is hilarious as she awkwardly navigates herself in the 21st century.

She didn't know what a computer was, but it apparently was not
Do you know that moment when you start reading a time travel novel and expect it to be great and your expectations plummet to the floor like crazy because the writing doesn't really live up to the idea? Well, that's what happened to me and this book.

I picked it up hoping to find the next great time travel novel, but unfortunately, I was quite disappointed in the execution. The idea was great - bring a young woman from 1813 to the modern times and see what happens. How she deals with new stuff, h
Kinley Baker
Dec 19, 2011 Kinley Baker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kiss Me, I'm Irish is light paranormal at its best. I couldn't help but fall for Liam. He immediately drew me in and made me want to root for him. Tinker is an awesome, modern character who contrasts the heroine, Emily, perfectly. Emily is a wayward young lady from Regency England. Thrown into modern life, her journey is one of self-discovery. She's a great heroine who keeps it pretty cool despite the time traveling, pixies and Liam. This story has plenty of twists. It was a fun read that made m ...more
Aug 28, 2011 Englishrose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book with a realistic basis for time travel. Emily is a good character, though a little redundant at times. Liam is a bit self-absorbed, but mostly a great person and character. Tinker is a fabulous side character. Though you may feel in the dark until some of the mysteries are revealed, it's still an enjoyable read as you discover the characters learning to adjust to new circumstances and dealing with new feelings for each other. Plausibly created and thought out, this book keep ...more
Buffy Kennedy
Mar 25, 2016 Buffy Kennedy rated it liked it
Bella Street 19s tagline is 1CRomance with a touch of weird 1D. I now fully understand why as it is so true. This was my first book by her, and it was such a fun story! Emily is from a time where kissing alone is gasp worthy and to show skin was scandalous, so to wind up in the present day where people where tube tops as skirts for crying out loud is an unimaginable culture shock for poor Emily. Liam has enough problems with a pesky little sister to keep in line and a flagging music career to ge ...more
Sep 06, 2014 Megan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really hate giving lousy reviews, as I like to give everyone a decent chance(and I reckon the simple act of writing a book is an accomplishment in itself - Ms Street gets a star just for that). But sometimes a bad review is unavoidable ... and I'm afraid this is one of those times. I finished this book, hoping against hope that it would improve as I really liked the 'fish out of water' premise, but sadly it did not. I found none of the three main characters very appealing - particularly as the ...more
Jul 04, 2015 Sharon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
One of my status updates on this book says that I can't decide whether this book is charming or annoying. Having finished it, I'm still not sure.

In 1813, Emily Musgrave is being banished from her Cornwall home to a London convent for being too "wanton" (she kissed two different Irish servants). Problem the first: no convents in London during that time. There were one each in York, Storrington, Hertfordshire and Taunton ... but not London. So, there's that. But, of course, it gives an excuse to h
Jun 22, 2012 Katia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 20, 2014 Trea rated it did not like it
Shelves: challenges-2014
I was unimpressed with this book. The characters made little sense to me, and the story, even with it being a time travel novel, didn't seem plausible to me. I didn't like how Tinker acted for most of the story, then she was so instrumental to everything that had happened, when she had seemed like such a child prior to that. Just wasn't my cup of tea...
The Twists and Suspense In This Story Had Me Consistently Intrigued

I was blown away by this wonderfully written story where Emily escapes her fate of banishment dictated by her Aunt in Regency England to a convent for her unacceptable behavior. Liam, the hero who is in modern day Tennessee and is a musician, is the yin to Emily’s yang as they are an entertaining couple to read. The conversation between both of them had me turning pages because the dialogue was written appropriately for both time
Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
Original review here:

Kiss Me, I'm Irish is a fascinating tale that mixes the modern world with a little bit of paranormal thrown in. We follow a young woman named Emily who lives in 19th century England. She is starting to get a scandalous reputation since she was caught kissing a man. Her strict aunt wants to send her off to teach her a lesson. But Emily has other plans. She finds her chance at escape and takes i
Namrata Ganti
May 02, 2014 Namrata Ganti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a Time Travel Romance. Emily Musgrave, the heroine of the story lives in Regency England, a period when the society was into art and architecture. Emily, a rule breaker to some extent is not happy where she is and when she is being sent off to the convent, she tries to escape thus falling into darkness and waking up to the modern day world. She is found by Tinker who fins her because of her love for all things sparkly and gold. Tinker is accompanied by her brother Liam who is a musi ...more
Dec 19, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very cute and romantic light paranormal story! The hero and heroine have a special relationship, and the sister Tinker is very fun too.
Jul 12, 2014 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Emily decided on a whim to escape her carriage and the convent she was headed to, the last thing she expected is to end up 200 years in the future.
Tinker decided she needed to look after this lost girl. Liam was not so willing to believe Em's story. But was he falling for her old English charm?
It's a slow process for Emily to overcome her old ways, but she discovers the freedom and luxury that the future provides. Someone is after them though. Will they send her back to her time?
They all
Pam Knox
I thought I was getting a period romance and ended up with a time travel romance instead. Quite good fun.
Apr 04, 2014 MsChris1161 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, ebook, reviewed
KISS ME, I'M IRISH by Bella Street is a quirky and delightfully sweet love story. Her characters are as captivating as they are sassy. The story is fresh and well told with just the right magical mix of humor, mystery, romance, and even a touch of danger.

Liam Jackson is a brooding, edgy, sexy southern musician who draws women to him wherever they play with his dark hair and beautiful blue eyes. He travels from venue to venue with Tinker, who plays the fiddle while he plays the dobro, with plans
Ginny  Gallagher
Mar 19, 2014 Ginny Gallagher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Kiss Me, I’m Irish is a lighthearted time travel romance infused with a touch of pixie magic.

Emily Musgrave is a girl that is ahead of her time. She reads romances, likes jaunty music, has a weakness for Irish men, and is a constant source of disappointment and embarrassment to her great aunt, Lady Tremaine, Dowager Baroness of Barham. Regency England in the year of 1813 is just no match for this spirited girl.

Liam Jackson is a wandering musician with big dreams and a broken heart. He travels
Sandra Nachlinger
Jul 27, 2012 Sandra Nachlinger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first word I thought of when I finished reading KISS ME I’M IRISH was “delightful,” and that’s not at all what I expected! I rarely read stories that include fairies or time travel, but this book had both. By the end of the story, I wondered why I haven’t read more paranormal romance.

In 1830 Emily Musgrave, an English maiden, is on her way to a convent, banished because of her unseemly behavior. It seems she has been caught kissing Irishmen—a stable hand and a footman—making her no longer su
Mar 08, 2012 Kate rated it it was ok
I can't believe this book received so many five star ratings! The story line was way too drawn out, frustrating and way too many plot devices were used to justify poor behavior and angst. I was over 80% through when Hamish showed up with his poorly portrayed Scottish brogue, and I almost put the damn thing down because of it.

It had such potential, the cover and title were so enticing! Liam was far too surley, angsty and churlish, he acted more like a 15 year old boy than a 25 year old man. The f
Desiree reilly
Apr 11, 2012 Desiree reilly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5.0 out of 5 stars KISS ME I'M IRISH, April 11, 2012
desi reilly (ozark mo) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Kiss Me, I'm Irish (Paperback)
FIRST off i got this book form a hop and i love the way Bella Street did the book. T got in to the book right away
and was glad she did the book.Why i gave her book a 5 stars if i could do more it would get the grade. The books start
off in the 1800 and there is a young lady who is suppose to get married.Here is Emily with no parent to help her
get tho
Ryan Snyder
Jun 26, 2012 Ryan Snyder rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amazon
Some parts of this book seized my heart and make it ache. it was kind of scary. haha. man, but it definitely got my emotions involved.

I want to start by saying that i won an ebook copy of this book from a giveaway. I lost the link or I would share it with you. oh wait! I saved the email! muahaha. The blog is Disincentive Reviews

Thank you for the giveaway! And thank you Bella Stree
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“What the hell do you have on?”
Emily looked down at her ensemble. “I have done something wrong, haven't I?”
“Did Tinker put you up to this?”
“Well, she said it was my manager uniform.”
“ look like an oversexed librarian.”
She blinked. “Is that a bad thing?”
“You're speaking English but I still don't get it,” Tinker muttered.” 6 likes
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