Short Book Review: How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You by Tara Eglington

cover91217-mediumTitle: How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You

Author: Tara Eglington

Publication Date: October 25th 2016

Format: ARC 

 Sweet sixteen and never been kissed—and that’s the way Aurora Skye wants it to be. She’s too busy finding guys for her two best friends, counseling her sensitive New Age dad (the NAD), and dealing with the unexpected return of her long-absent mom.

But always in the background there’s Hayden Paris, the boy next door, the bane of Aurora’s existence. Smart, funny, and always around to see her at her worst, he ‘gets’ her like no-one else… and that’s what makes him so infuriating.

When Aurora and Hayden are coerced into the lead roles in the school production of Much Ado About Nothing, things can only get worse. How is Aurora going to save her first kiss for the secret admirer who wooed her with poetry and a spectacular bunch of flowers on Valentine’s Day if she doesn’t know who he is and she’s obligated to lock lips with Hayden in the play’s final dramatic clinch?

 

3 stars and a half
**I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions, as always, are my own.**

A contemporary book that I really enjoyed reading! Woohoo! I’ll get there, people, I’ll get there. I have tons of other contemporaries on my must-read-soon tbr and I’m pumped.

Anyway, yes, we were discussing this book. I actually really liked it! Sure, some of Aurora’s best friends were like cardboard cutouts, Aurora herself annoyed me a bit with her I-HATE-HAYDEN attitude, and a lot of the drama that happened could have been avoided by simple communication and not jumping to conclusions, but you know what? This book was fun. I laughed my ass off, Hayden was super swoony and dreamy, and one of my favorite Shakespeare plays was reenacted in a super cute way. It was a good, fun, fluffy read and my heart felt lighter every time I picked it up. It had heart and that sparkle of magic that had me grinning and giggling and feeling all warm inside. And apparently? There’s a second book. Give me now.

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