Shut Up and Kiss Me is a slow burn contemporary romance by Julie Cannon. It involves two characters from opposite social standings as well as wealth status who meet on a ship, the world’s largest private residence on the water. Faith works on the ship and Lowe is visiting her parents who own one of the larger residences on the ship. The story is mainly about the two of them meeting and slowing coming together.
I’m afraid I had a hard time with this book. The story is written in the first person, but the POV changes between the two characters often, sometimes in the middle of a chapter. It became rather confusing sometimes trying to keep up with who was talking. I never connected with the characters, and actually did not like Lowe very much at all. While I occasionally felt some sparks between the two main characters, it was rather sporadic throughout the story. I also did not like the ending of the story. It was too abrupt. We needed to see more at the end.
There is a lot of witty, and sometimes rather snarky, humor, especially in the dialogue and thoughts of the characters that I found amusing. The different settings the characters visited were also well described. This is an OK read for those who like stories that have a truly slow burn and change settings often.
I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.