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Thursday, April 20, 2017

{Blog Tour} BBReview: "Kissing in Cars" by Sara Ney


Genre: Young Adult - Contemporary/Sports Romance
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Publishing Date: January 26th, 2014
Page Count: 231
Source: Sent for Review
Format: E-Book

Description from Goodreads.com:
This novel, along with all others in this series, is a standalone with no cliffhanger. You're welcome.
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") 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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Review:
Kissing in Cars was such a cute story. This is seriously such a good YA romance. I love that it is a sports romance, because it gives its male characters an extra edge, and also an extra excuse for why they're so unavailable. I feel like calling it cute doesn't give it enough justice, but it really is cute. It's a very tame romance, because the characters are only in high school. Do kids have sex in high school, sure they do, but should it be spelled out in a book about high school aged kids? I don't really think so, because I think it would make me feel weird reading it as I am NOT a teenager myself lol. The other two books in this series are "standalone" books. This means you can read each book in whatever order you want, as they are each about different characters. I can bet that if you read book two before book one you might get some spoilers, but nothing major. The reason I say all this is because this book was cute and tame, but I am guessing the next two might not be since they are college aged characters so, I can't wait to dive into those! 

Now, back onto Kissing in Cars. The chapters alternate between the two characters, which we all know I LOVE, so that was definitely a big plus in my book. Another big plus was how strong Molly is. I love that she is smart, independent, and confident. She does well in school, doesn't consider herself ugly when she isn't, and doesn't need a boy. She wants a boy. Trust me, people, there is a big difference. She doesn't let people get away with hurting her feelings, and she isn't afraid to say something. There is only one instance where she only half-way sticks up for herself, but it was only because she was embarrassed and a tad scared of the giant hockey player in front of her making obscene suggestions. 

Wes isn't all who he appears to be. He has the reputation of being an ass and being a player. He may be an ass, but he isn't a player. He doesn't like the attention that girls give him JUST because he plays hockey. It's annoying to him. He cares about his family, and he doesn't really have true friends. So, yea, he's an ass and he sticks to himself. I love when we have characters like this, because all they need is someone to be there for them, just because they care, and Molly is that person for him. She cares about him, because she see's his true self. Not because he plays hockey, not because he has a promising future. She just like him.

This book is a short one and it focuses solely on their budding relationship so, I was left a little unfulfilled and wanting more. Luckily, there are two more books so I can't wait to start on those!

Overall:
I really enjoyed this book! It is short, sweet, and tame, which is exactly what I needed to get me out of my book slump. The entire book is about their relationship, with no other side stories, and it's just over 200 pages so, I was left feeling a little unfulfilled. Regardless, I really enjoyed it. It would be a fun beach/vacation read, and I can't wait to dive into the next two books!

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 4/5

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About HE KISSED ME FIRST (Kiss and Make Up, Book 2):
This novel, along with all others in this series, is a standalone with no cliffhanger. You're welcome.
HE SAID...
“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
SHE SAID...
"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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About A KISS LIKE THIS (Kiss and Make Up, Book 3):
This novel, along with all others in this series, is a standalone with no cliffhanger. You're welcome.
ABIGAIL DARLINGTON IS AWKWARD…
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.
…BUT CALEB LOCKHART IS WORSE.
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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About Sara Ney:
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.


**The books covers, descriptions, and info were all given to me by the tour host. All other work and ideas are of my own creation. These books were sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

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