Published by Createspace Independent Pub on June 26, 2015
Series: Kiss & Make Up #1
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: ecopy from Author
Will she, or won't she...
Studious and (mostly) sensible, the only thing Molly Wakefield wants to do is get through Senior Year and graduate. Well, that and hit the beach in her spare time. Okay, fine - and go shopping every once in a while for a new dress... (and who could blame her?)
And things are going according to plan - until the day she spies Weston McGrath, handsome star athlete and scholar, spying on her in study hall.
A tad creepy? Maybe. Thrilling? Absolutely.
You see, Weston McGrath happens to be one guy no one can get close to.
Despite her best efforts to avoid it (because let's face it - the guy isn't exactly "boyfriend material") Mollly and Weston form a friendship. And more.... Sort of. But it's a friendship that comes with a price - because Weston just cannot seem to stop screwing things up. Or saying all the wrong things. Possibly in that order... And who has time for an 18 year old "fixer-upper" that should know better? Not Molly. Or does she?
This is book one and includes chapter one of book two, Ke Kissed Me First. This book is a stand-alone with no cliffhanger. Note: This YA book is intended for 17+ due to the vulgar language used by its male characters (and occasionally the females as well, even though they're too lady like to do it throughout the entire book). Some adult sexual situations that steam up a few car windows. This title is approx. 63,000 words.
Kissing in Cars is the first book in the YA contemporary romance series, Kiss & make Up by Sara Ney. Each of the books in the series can be read as a standalone, but the entire series has just gotten a cover makeover and has recently been re-released, so now is the perfect time to binge read them. I love the new covers for the series. Kissing in Cars was great for a quick, cute YA read. It was pretty light. I enjoyed this one, and I will be reading book 2 shortly.
Kissing in Cars is told in dual narrative between Molly and Weston. I ended up really liking both of the main characters. I liked Weston right from the start, but it took me a little bit of time to warm up to Molly. But in the end, I liked her more than Weston. Funny how that sometimes works out. At first glance, Molly seems to be stuck up and superficial. She has no problem describing how pretty she is and all of life’s luxuries that she has been given. But the more you get to know her, the more you can see how sweet she is. I grew to really like how confident she was in herself. She isn’t superficial, she is just a cool, confident young lady, and I loved that about her.
The romance in Kissing in Cars is a lot of fun too. I will say, I didn’t really care for Molly’s friend, Jenna. Something about her just rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe it was the way she carried on about Weston in front of her own boyfriend. I found that to be very rude. Either way, I am really interested in continuing this series. I liked the characters and the romance was really cute. I would reccomend this for someone who is looking for a quick, light read that features a cute romance an awesomely confident main character.Looking for a quick cute read w/ a confident MC? Check out Kissing in Cars by @SaraNey @BookBriefs #Review Click To Tweet
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The cover is so cute. I like duel narratives and I need to read more contemporary books. 😉
I think this sounds like a book to read on the beach or by the pool this summer. I’ll have to check my library and see if they have copies. The main character sounds a lot like my daughter as far as putting studies first her senior year but still loves shopping for a dress or two or three (prom coming soon!).
This sounds like a good book, I like the cover. It’s something my 20something year old daughters & I could all enjoy.