Friday, November 13, 2015

BBReview: "Kiss Kill Love Him Still" by Jamie Blair and Dawn Rae Miller

Genre: New Adult - Contemporary/Mystery
Publishing Date: November 10th, 2015
Page Count: 183
Source: Sent for review
Format: E-Book

Description from
Jackson Landis kept secrets. It's how he got girls into bed, the grades he wanted, and a reputation for being the life of the party.

But now he's dead, and no one knows how or why. Especially not the four girls whose secrets he protected. Secrets so scandalous they could cause each girl to lose something valuable. Secrets so dark, someone may have killed for them.

The four girls - a campus drug dealer, an overweight bookworm, a closeted lesbian, and a spoiled princess have one thing in common – they’re terrified the things Jackson knew may not have died with him. As Reggie, Haddie, Val, and Livie try to piece together her own role in Jackson’s death, each girl realizes Jackson had some not-so-pretty skeletons of his own.

Which makes a girl wonder, who really wanted Jackson Landis dead?
I must first admit that I am a tad nervous writing this review. As most of you know, I work for Release The Kraken PR. Jamie and Dawn own RKPR and are my bosses *anxiety*, but I promise that it doesn't affect my honest thoughts and feelings on the book. I honestly enjoyed Kiss Kill Love Him Still! My favorite part is all the mystery and drama. I love being nosey and to see things from multiple points of view while also trying to tie clues together in order to figure out what happened the night Jackson died was super interesting! I honestly only figured out a small amount of things from this book. I have no real clue who killed Jackson, but I also don't think it was one of the four girls, unless there is going to be a super twist ending! That would definitely be interesting.

But yes, the drama and intrigue of trying to figure out everything I could about each suspect kept me turning pages. My fiance was super annoyed when I made him wait to go out to get lunch so that I could finish reading the book, and then to find out that I didn't even get to solve it! ASDGHJKL! O was reading off my phone and I'm pretty sure I threw it down. Did anyone know this wasn't going to be a standalone? I sure didn't!

The only reason this book wasn't a super slam dunk for me is that I didn't get along with all the characters, and a small part is that it's a cliffhanger ending. I JUST WANTED TO KNOW WHO DID IT! But, anyways. I absolutely loved Reggie and Val. They were my favorites. Livie took some getting used to, since she is such a spoiled brat. I just don't have anything in common with her and I found her to be too fake. I almost felt like even she didn't know who she was. Haddie annoyed me to no end. She is definitely not sweet and innocent so, why she continued to act like a baby grated on my nerves. For this reason I found myself glued to the page for Reggie and Val's point's of view, but close to skimming Livie and Haddie's. I really wanted to like them all, like with Pretty Little Liars where I have some kind of connection with each character, but I could just not connect with Livie and Haddie.

I really enjoyed KKLHS! The drama and multiple points of view added a lot to the mystery of who killed Jackson Landis. I wish that I could figured out who did it by the end, but unfortunately I am still in the dark. I absolutely LOVED Reggie and Val's characters, but I just couldn't connect with Livie and Haddie. I cannot wait to read the next installment and hopefully figure out what happened the night Jackson Landis died. I highly recommend this to those who love mystery, who-done-it books and fans of Pretty Little Liars!

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 4/5

**The books cover, description, and info was all found on Goodreads. A link back has been provided. All other work and ideas are of my own creation. This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.**