Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sara Ney's Kiss and Make Up blog tour series

The Kiss and Make Up series by Sara Ney. Each book has been separately reviewed. As always no spoilers will be in the review because that is not how I roll.  Each book in the series can be read as a standalone.  

KiC Amazon 

This novel, along with all others in this series, is a standalone with no cliffhanger. You're welcome.
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") Molly 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?
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.
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I previously read the Douchebag series by this author, while I didn't love the first book in that series I wanted to read this series because as many of you know I am a huge YA fan. 
I am a bit on the fence about this book. While I usually like my YA with more substance this is a cute book. The characters act like teens should act. Molly is a girl who is spunky, sassy and smart I mean she has the 3 s's. Then there is Weston who is all about hockey but finds Molly interesting and yet he can't seem to figure out the right way to act in front of her. I loved this it makes the characters relatable. I remember in HS how awkward it would get around my crush so it brought those feelings back as I read. 
I loved the moments of hilarity that broke up the monotony. The author does this well and I like that I can picture the characters and laugh right along with them. Then there is Jenna and while I love secondary characters IDK I just didn't connect with her and her advice.  
Overall I would say if you are looking for a quick cute read this would definitely hit the spot!

HKMF Amazon

This novel, along with all others in this series, is a standalone with no cliffhanger. You're welcome.

“Trust me – If there’s one thing I’m not attracted to, it’s the shrieking, overly-dramatic shrew that’s taken over my sister’s apartment. And what is up with her hair? I know what I want; an easy, uncomplicated lay – and Cecelia Carter sure as shit isn’t one. But I never could resist a challenge, and vow to wipe that condescending grin off her pretty face. Aw, shit. Did I just call her pretty..?” – Matthew Wakefield
"Trust me - If there's one thing I'm not attracted to, it's an arrogant, selfish and foul-mouth hockey player. I know what I want; someone who’s good for my body and soul and makes me laugh - and Matthew Wakefield isn't any of those things. I cannot stand the sight of him; I mean, what a jackass. If I refuse to give him anything but sass and sarcasm, it's only because he deserves it…” - Cecelia Carter
This book is intended for those 17 and older. If you're offended by cursing (particularly "F" bombs), sarcasm, sexual situations and Alpha Male jackasses - this book is not for you...
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Alright so this book wasn't one of my favs in this series. Cece or Cecelia was a tad annoying and I really wanted to smack her a few times. Matthew was a guy, he acted and spoke like a guy would so there was that. Again the author has moments in here of hilarity which kept me going but overall I wasn't too fond of this particular book. I don't know what it was, maybe I just couldn't connect with the characters? I don't mean it was a bad book by any means just wasn't exactly my cup of tea. This is more of an NA book than YA but even with that I felt sometimes Cece was a bit immature for her age. 

AKLT Amazon

This novel, along with all others in this series, is a standalone with no cliffhanger. You're welcome.

She will never be “that” girl. You know the one: that girl on campus, confident in her own skin. Always saying the right things. Putting herself out there. Knows how to talk to a guy without stammering.
Nope. Shy but clever, and easily embarrassed, Abby is fine being the wallflower in her circle of outgoing, beautiful friends; she would rather read about a sexy book boyfriend than actually have a live, breathing one.
Star goaltender for the University’s hockey team, Caleb is quiet and broody, preferring the solitude of his orderly, regimented life. He doesn’t like, or need people—and plans to keep it that way. One more year left of hockey and he’ll be long gone.
AWKWARD NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD. Both their lives change the day that Abigail falls for Caleb. Well, falls directly on top of him, to be accurate. Because sometimes we don’t settle into love.
We fall there.
WARNING: This book contains cursing, and LOTS of it. It also has sex, uncomfortable and often awkward situations. Not to mention, the secondary characters say some really inappropriate s**t. Not intended for readers under 17
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Of all the books in this series I have to say this one is probably the best one. We meet Abby who is reserved and shy. She likes staying in and reading. Caleb is also an introvert so them getting together comes slowly. I did have issues with this one as well only because I seriously hated the beginning when Abby is at her cousin's frat house and she is climbing out of the window and Caleb who lives next door sees her and calls her a slut. Granted I get maybe some guys would say that but I would hope my boys would never be so disrespectful to a girl. There were words used in here that had me think huh? Caleb finds Abby's ring and is mortified????? why mortified? I couldn't understand why the author used that word. Maybe if there was more of his inner dialogue at this point maybe I could understand this word choice. Nevertheless I did like this book and the characters were sweet, awkward and charming. I liked Caleb and Abby. They were just meant for one another. 

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.

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