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His Wicked Celtic Kiss

(Wicked Men of Rockland #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  16 reviews
It took just one teasing wink and a sexy Irish lilt from bad boy Lorcan Byrne to turn Julie Denison’s world upside down. The problem is, he’s only in town for six months, and happily ever after isn’t in this world traveler’s vocabulary.

Julie’s worked hard to get her life in a good place – dropping substantial weight and getting a great job at her friend’s bakery. But this
ebook, 204 pages
Published October 20th 2014 by Crimson Romance
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Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A Wicked Celtic Kiss, this was a wonderful romance. And definitely had me hooked from the beginning. It was so hard having to put this down, but sometimes you need to make a living right? Well this story had me captivated, and I had no idea what this author would be like for me and how this story would turn out. Well I was delightfully surprised with this one and it stunned me with the unique traits of the story that spellbound me. This story involves a man who has a difficult past and doesn’t l ...more
Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it
~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads Review Team~
It took me forever to get through this book. It seemed like it was all about Julie and her past weight issues and Lorcan only wanting to hook up and nothing more. I just couldn’t get into this book, I found myself skimming pages because it was the same stuff over and over and over. There was a little drama from some secondary characters that I honestly wish we saw more of, it was the best part of the book. When
Ruthie Taylor
Jan 07, 2015 rated it liked it
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads"

I enjoyed this story, finding it sweet and cute, with some passion thrown in for good measure. I felt that some of the weight issues were dealt with really well, but at times I found it a bit too much. I guess similarly with the PTSD, although there was some development on that issue. The isolation which they forced upon themselves, did work to reinforce their insecurities. I am looking forward to the next in the series and
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Lorcan. He's not really damaged. He's just...lost. He hasn't been home to his native Ireland in a long time and has a desire to go. But he suffers nightmares from his years as a soldier and believes he doesn't have a heart left to give to anyone because of his former jobs. Truth though, he had a heart. It showed up every time he thought of or was with Julie. His brain did most of the talking when it came to what he shared with her, convincing him that he had nothing to give her except a good tim ...more
Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
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This is a sizzlingly hot story set in a small town in Maryland.

Lorcan Byrne takes up an offer from his friend to work temporarily in the US. After many years of flitting around the world as part of the work he was involved with, he views six months in this small American town as a place to kickback for a while, especially if he gets an opportunity to demonstrate his wicked Celtic kiss!

Julie Denison has struggled with her weight and self-esteem most of her life, only managing to shed the excess p
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it

"His Wicked Celtic Kiss" by Karyn Gerrard. First, I'd like to note that this is Book 2 of a series, which I did not know before hand and it made no difference - works well as a standalone. Now, to the book. Lorcan is Irish - love me an Irish boy! He's sexy and kind and gentle yet tough too. I liked that he went after Julie although she was hesitant at first.
At first, Julie comes off a bit cold to me. She is working hard to build up her self esteem after being overweight most of her lif
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
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3.5 stars – rounded up
The second in her Wicked Men of Rockland Series, Karyn Gerrard brings a story that stands alone without issue, and leaves readers smiling. This fast-paced and fun novella focuses on Julie and Lorcan as their story continues.

Lorcan is Irish, and in the tiny Maryland town for just six months. He’s not into ‘fixing’ himself or his females, and happy ever after just isn’t something he’s considered. A bit edgy, a former soldier with his own issues, he’s got that ‘bad boy’ vibe
Colleen B
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read this entire book this morning. I just couldn't put it down.

Lorcan was a really deep character. It was painful to read how devastatingly broken his heart was after events he experienced in the Irish military. I can't the feeling of trying to completely turn off your heart to connections and love... but to have deep feelings of grief and loss and guilt. He was really a tormented man. It made me think of all of our troops that return from overseas... and to wonder what horrors their living
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Loran Byrne is hiding so much pain underneath a very handsome façade. The terrors that he witnessed as a soldier haunt him every night and he is convinced that they have destroyed everything good inside of him.

There is something about the quiet girl in bakery that calls to him. Julie’s luscious curves and shy honesty are far more alluring than he ever thought possible and what began as a casual dinner for two soon grows into a passion that is impossible to control.

Julie Denison will always be t
Victoria Rainey
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Lorcan Byrne is an Irish man who has traveled the world working for the Ireland Government in various aspects. Lorcan seems to have trouble staying in one place for long and while he loves his family seems to be looking for home. Julie attracts him like no other woman has before.

Julie Denison never went to college but in the years since high school has finally managed to get to a good place in her life. S
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I didn't know going into this one that this was book 2 in a series. But this can be read as a stand-alone with no problems. It refers back to some stuff in book 1 but not enough that I felt I was missing the story. That being said I totally plan on going back and reading it. I would love to get the beginning of Lorcan and Julie's story.

This was a very captivating and heartbreaking at times story. I was enthralled in it and read it in one sitting.

Julie is very relatable. She has a lot of insecur
Monica **can't read fast enough**
A WICKED CELTIC KISS is a page turner of a romance. With a hero with an Irish brogue and a heroine determined to grab a bit of happiness within her grasp, Gerrard creates a story of two slightly dented people coming together in an unexpected way. Although this is book two in the Wicked Men of Rockland series, I read it as a stand alone story with no problems. Julie's body image issues and shaky self confidence combined with Lorcan's issues stemming from serving in the military they both have ple ...more
Dakota Storm
Nov 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lorcan one hot as hell Irishman (I have one of those myself without the lilt though!) love Lorcan he's sexy, confident and outgoing or so he shows the works but he'd guarded, has nightmares and feels he's broken. Love Julie although she has major hangups from when she was over weight, I love her feistyness and her shyness but I love how much she loves Lorcan. The story was well written and intriguing, I loved Nick and Ronnie the secondary characters, they are awesome friends to Lorcan and Julie. ...more
N. Kuhn
Nov 14, 2014 rated it liked it
It was really hard for me to get into this book. I felt that there was too much focus from Julie on her past weight. Sure, we all struggle with weight issues, but for me, it toook up too much of the story. Lorcan was hot. Erm, really hot! I liked his bad ass attitude with the softer side for Julie. This really is a decent read once you get past what drags it down (again, the weight issue.) I feel like mentioning it a few times would have been enough, not making it the full story line. There's ac ...more
InD'tale Magazine
This is an exceptional example of how characters should evolve in a story.

Read full review in the 2015 February issue of InD’tale Magazine.
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Karyn Gerrard, born and raised in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada, now makes her home in a small town in Northwestern Ontario. When she’s not cheering on the Red Sox or travelling in the summer with her teacher husband, she writes, reads romance, and drinks copious amounts of Earl Grey tea.

Even at a young age Karyn’s storytelling skills were apparent, thrilling her fellow Girl Guides with

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