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Kiss Me, I'm Irish

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Bestselling authors Roxanne St. Claire, Jill Shalvis and Maureen Child bring you three classic stories of sexy Irishmen and the women who love them...

The Sins of His Past by Roxanne St. Claire
For one incredible night, Kendra Locke gave Deuce Monroe everything she had. Then he walked away without a backward glance to chase his big-league dreams. Now after one too many dared
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Published February 21st 2012 by HQN Books
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, three short stories about gorgeous, sexy Irishmen and the women they drive crazy!

1. The Sins of His Past by Roxanne St. Clair: 4 stars - This was such a great story! Romantic, heartwarming, sensual and sexy… it had all the things I love in a short story. Seamus “Deuce” Monroe is funny, famous, successful, and all kinds of sexy. He knows how to charm women, in bed and out, but when a reckless move on his part ends his Major League Baseball career, he finds hi
♡Karlyn P♡
Hmmm, a collection of re-issued Irish hotties in category romances.

1. The Sins of His Past by Roxanne St. Claire. Originally published in 2006 by Silhouette, 192 pages.

2. Tangling with Ty by Jill Shalvis. Originally published in 2003 by Harlequin Temptation, 224 pages.

3. Whatever Reilly Wants by Maureen Childs. Originally published in 2005 by Silhouette Desire, 192 pages.
The Sins of His Past (4 Hoots)
Ms. St. Claire's story focuses on a recently retired ball player, Deuce, and the one girl that used to follow him around, Kendra. Well, Kendra is all grown up and now managing Deuce's family bar as a internet café. Deuce didn't know what to be more surprised about, Kendra all grown up, his father changing up the business or rumor that his dad was getting married. The build up leads to some hilarious "one-up-manship" as Deuce and Kendra try to prove their idea for th
I loved the Irish theme with all of these romance stories. Like all collections some are stronger than others.

Roxanne St. Claire's was the weakest of the bunch for me and a big part of that was because of Deuce, I didn't like him, thought he was selfish, and was made at Kendra for her choice at the end. It seemed like all Deuce could think of was himself, when he was the big baseball player he couldn't give those at home a second thought, but when in disgrace he expected all of them to fall at h

All three heroes in the three stories were Irish and very yummy. I mean what not to love about Irish men? Dark haired, light eyed and don't get me started on the accent. Oh, the accent. Well, at least I imagined that they talked in accent.

The Sins of His Past by Roxanne St. Claire B+

Tangling with Ty by Jill Shalvis B

Whatever Reilly Wants by Maureen Childs C+
Feb 04, 2012 Dannielle rated it liked it
Roxanne St. Claire- It was really hard for me to like Deuce at first. He comes roaring back into town after being gone for 10 years and expects nothing to have changed and Kendra to fall into bed with him after he left her with no phone call or anything. He really had an ego problem and spent most of the story working on getting into check. I knew finding out Kendra's secret would put him in his place, just took a little longer than expected. Kendra was nice, I thought she could have spoken up f ...more
Amanda The Book Slayer
4.5/5 Stars****

Whether you want a hot sports celebrity-once boy next door, bad boy with a Rockin bod and a dark past or the local heart throb with a bet to win this book has it all. Three sexy, drool worthy men meet their match in three equally determined women who tame their wild ways.

Recommend: You want Steamy Men and sexy wild scenes then this book is for you. Don't forget about the Happily Ever After's!

1. The Sins of His Past by Roxanne St. Claire 5 *****
This story pulled at my heart and ma
Mar 04, 2012 Holly rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I could have given this book 4 stars for the delicious cover alone, but all 3 stories about yummy Irishmen were fantastically fun and I enjoyed every minute!

***This book was provided to me as an ARC by Netgalley
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance***

The Sins of His Past by Roxanne St. Claire
That Deuce Monroe is something else. He's returned home due to being stupid and racing a car just to end up wrecking it. Now he's back and wonders what in the heck happened to Monroe's, the bar that has been passed on from father to son. Why is Monroe's spelled with a lowercase m and who put all these computers in it and why is the smell of coffee drifting from it's open doors?
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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This anthology is a compilation of previous released titles by Roxanne St. Claire, Jill Shalvis and Maureen Child. I have read only one of these authors (Jill Shalvis) so I was interested in reading some of her older titles, as well as reading works of the other two authors I haven’t had the chance to read as of yet.
As you can tell with the title, this has a St. Patrick’s Day theme, which is very, very cute!

The Sins of His Past by Roxanne St. Claire - 3 stars

I found
Jun 24, 2012 Lori rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley
Wow.... 3 hot men for the price of 1... you just can't beat it!!!

Sins from his Past was a sweet and some what complicated story. I really did fall for Deuce but at the same time he seemed clueless even after everything was laid out for him. Kendra was adorable, still in love with the man of her dreams but trying her damnedest to keep her heart under lock and key! A definite 4.5 star read!

Tangling with Ty It took me just a little more to warm up to this one because I just couldn't connect with Ni
Feb 09, 2012 Jess rated it liked it
This was an anthology featuring Roxanne St. Claire, Jill Shalvis and Maureen Child. I've heard of St. Claire before but never read anything by her and have never heard of Child. I really picked this one up because I now have a love affair with all things Jill Shalvis. I am just in love with her heroes and her heroines.

I do find it hard to rate anthologies because it is technically three separate books. But I'll just break it down by story.

St. Claire started off the anthology with her story (The
Feb 17, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
You can also read this review at Reflections on Reading Romance

Anything with Jill Shalvis’s name on it is going to be an auto-buy for me, so when I saw this anthology on NetGalley, naturally I requested it. I hadn’t read anything by either of the other authors, but of course I recognized their names, so I was really excited to check out this book. I’m happy to say I was not disappointed! The three novellas have been previously published separately, so if you’re a fan of these authors, check you
I have been a fan of Jill Shalvis for a long time, but this was my first read by authors Roxanne St. Claire and Maureen Child and I was not disappointed.

Sometimes it’s hard for me to review and rate anthologies with different authors because some of the stories are not as good as the others, but in this case all of the stories are very well written and readable. And while they may not receive the same stared rating as a whole I am comfortable in the rating it received.

The first novel was The S
Feb 03, 2012 Becky rated it liked it
A collection of three "classic" (read: published several years ago) stories that can be considered either long novellas or shorter novels, Kiss Me, I'm Irish is a decent collection. The last story, "Whatever Reilly Wants" I thought was the strongest of the three, with the first, "The Sins of His Past" a close second. I found the middle one, "Tangling with Ty" to be the weakest, but it still wasn't a bad read.

"Whatever Reilly Wants" was a bit of a slow start and slightly dated (the heroine is tr
Julie Barrett
Mar 01, 2012 Julie Barrett rated it it was amazing
Kiss me I'm Irish by Roxanne St. Claire, Jill Shalvis, Maureen Child
Here we have 3 stories about Irish men and the women they love.

The Sins of His Past By Roxanne St. Claire
Deuce is back in town after he's been forced to retire from baseball. He
walks into the family bar and realizes it's now an internet cafe. He meets
Kendra who he had sex with the time he was home for his mothers funeral. He
never looked back. The town has changed so much although he was never here
to see it for himself. Now he fi
Lenore (Biblliolatry Me!)
Mar 12, 2012 Lenore (Biblliolatry Me!) rated it really liked it
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The Sins of His Past (4 Hoots)
Ms. St. Claire's story focuses on a recently retired ball player, Deuce, and the one girl that used to follow him around, Kendra. Well, Kendra is all grown up and now managing Deuce's family bar as a internet café. Deuce didn't know what to be more surprised about, Kendra all grown up, his father changing up the business or rumor that his dad was getting married. The build-up leads to some hi
Tina "coffee and books"
This is a compilation of 3 different stories. Tangling with Ty, Whatever Reilly Wants... (Three-Way Wager, Book 2), The Sins Of His Past. My rating is a product of the 3 stories. I individually rated them, as well.
Mar 27, 2014 AnnaBanana rated it liked it
I love anthologies so I was excited to read this one. Unfortunately I was pretty disappointed with it. The first story by Roxanne St. Claire was boring, I had a really hard time finishing it. I can’t name anything specific, I just didn’t like it. The characters were boring and I’ve seen it all before.
I did enjoy the second story by Jill Shalvis. I had actually read the book that came before this one about the first friend to fall in love, so I was happy to finally see what happens with Nicole. I
All three stories in this collection are reprints. I have to say, I didn't love them. Each story had its good moments, but mostly I found myself frustrated with the story or annoyed at the characters.
Ellen W-S
A nice 4 out of5 stars. All enjoyable stories, my favorite was Tangling with Ty.
The review that follows is a partial review. To read my full review, please visit:
When you put three popular authors together in one book, you know it's going to be good.

When you add in hot Irish men, it becomes a decadent treat for any obsessed romance fan!

All three stories may have previously been published, but that doesn't detract from the impact of the book. After all, there are always new readers (like me) who have never read any of these author
Karyn Gerrard
Apr 05, 2012 Karyn Gerrard rated it liked it
This was a satisfactory enough read, the stories were good but none of them knocked me off my stool. All three stories were previously published. And I give all three stories 3 stars each.

The first was Tangling with Ty by Jill Shalvis. This is only my second story of Jill's. I didn't really warm up to the heroine much with her cool exterior and dogged work ethic. For a doctor she seemed detached and distant with people. Ty however, was adorable. If he had a more fitting heroine I would have give
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If you like Irish men, this is your book. What's not to like about them? Hot, tall, dark hair, light eyes....

Kiss Me, I'm Irish is a collection of three different stories, where the protagonists are in love with an Irish man. In The Sins of His Past, Deuce is a famous baseball player who is back home to take the family business. Except Kendra, the best friend youngest sister is part of the business now, and she isn't ready to let Deuce take everything from her, again. Deuce
Feb 28, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it

First up Roxanne St Claire "Sins of his Past". Roxanne gives us a story about finding yourself and reaching for your dreams. Deuce was a big time Baseball start and when that fell apart he came back home to run his parents bar which turns out to no longer be a bar. Kendra is running the show now and she's made it into a Internet cafe. The fights on with these two star crossed lovers when it comes down to a competition for who wins the right the run the bar/ Internet cafe. This is a great little
This was a good collection of three short stories by three amazing authors. While I liked each story and thought they were good I didn't really love any of them. I was glad I read them because they were definitely a light fun read, but I don't think I would re-read any of them.

The Sins of His Past by Roxanne St. Clair:
This story was about Deuce who was a wild and reckless kind of guy, who up until now played professional baseball but when his wild streak got the best of him he was fired. He is
May 01, 2012 Melindeeloo rated it really liked it
I am a little late for the 'Wearing of the Green' but who could resist a trio of hunky Irish lads:) A warning though for long time fans of the three authors, Roxanne St. Claire, Jill Shalvis and Maureen Child, all of the stories were previously published.

Sins of His Past (St. Claire) - Duece, booted from Baseball after getting a little too wild, returns home after a 9 year absence planning to take over the family bar and discovers some big changes in his home town and in his best friend's sister
I don't normally read anthologies that have re-issued stories, but when I asked to read this book from NetGalley, I didn't realize that these stories came from 2006, 2003, and 2005 respectively.

The Sins of His Past by Roxanne St. Claire
Okay. This is very twelve-year-old-boy, but the "hero's" first name is Deuce. As in, "I'm going to drop a..." No. Just... no.
So, Kendra Locke has been in love with Deuce Monroe forever. But he slept with her, then walked away to realize his dreams of being a big-
Sarah Eiseman
May 22, 2013 Sarah Eiseman rated it really liked it
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I’m a really big fan of anthologies, because I love finding new–or at least new to me–authors. In this case, two of the three authors were new to me, but all three were very well-known. Roxanne St. Claire, Jill Shalvis, and Maureen Child all contributed to this funny contemporary that centered around Irish heros.

The first book, written by St. Claire, introduced us to a former baseball player determined to take over the family bar. While I’m not a huge fan
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