by Christie Craig

June 2010
ISBN: 978-0-505-52799-8
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Mass Market Paperback

Shala Winters is a photojournalist, hired to help bring tourism to the small, mostly Indian, town of Precious, Texas. But when she gets there, and goes to the Indian pow-wow, she is horrified to discover that cameras are not allowed. Shala is not about to leave her eight thousand dollar equipment with a stranger, so she vows not to take any pictures. Unfortunately, the women openly ogling the almost bare dancers do take pictures, and Shala has her equipment virtually stolen by one of the dancers.

After the show, Shala starts tracking down the man who took her camera equipment, but no one is cooperative. They all say she has to wait a week and she might get it back. That is not good enough for Shala, she needs her camera so she can leave town. Eventually, she discovers that police chief, Sky, is the one who took her camera, but he stubbornly refuses to return it.

Now someone is following Shala. But who are they, and what are they after? What will it take for Shala to convince Sky to return her camera? Is Shalaís life in danger from her stalker?

Shut Up and Kiss Me is the first book Iíve read by Christie Craig. I thought it sounded like a fun type of story. It was described as quirky, touching, and fun on the cover. The book is quirky, touching in certain ways, but I didnít see it as fun. Ms. Craig did succeed at keeping sexual tension high.

I was rather disappointed by the weak plot line. The whole story was basically her camera and trying to get it back while keeping one step ahead of who ever is trailing her. The law man, Sky, was a sorry excuse for a police officer; he was more of a playboy looking for the fastest way to bed Shala.

If you are looking for a hot read, then Shut Up and Kiss Me should do the trick. If you are looking for a well-defined story that is humorous and fun, then keep looking.

Reviewed in June 2010 by Laura.

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