When I’m dragged to a party by my best friends, I don’t plan on having a good time—and I’m not, until “he” finds me alone on the beach. I expect him to be a jerk with looks like him—but he’s not. He’s funny and sweet and we spend hours talking about nothing and everything.
Then he kisses me.
And I give myself to him—a familiar stranger with a name as fake as mine—then we say goodbye.
I never planned on seeing him again.
When Shell Beach Hall moves all their classes to Shell Beach Academy, I’m more than a little annoyed. The Academy is full of the snobs I avoid like the plague.
I can’t hide my surprise when I see him again. He can’t hide his derision, accusing me of knowing who he was and using him to gain popularity.
I realize I was wrong about him. He’s a jerk…and I want nothing to do with him.
But he won’t leave me alone.
He taunts and teases me.
He’s arrogant and a jock who sleeps with any girl he wants. “They should all be so lucky”—his words, not mine.
I’m disgusted. This is who I gave my V-card to? Ugh.
I loathe everything he represents and I want to punch him in his pretty bullying face.
So why can’t I stop feeling his hands on my body or hear his sexy whispered words?
Why, oh why, did he have to kiss me?
KISS THIS, book 1 in the Kiss Duet
School life, young love, young hate, mean girls, jealous girls, teenage drama's, it's all covered in Anne Mercier's new Young Adult series Kiss This.
Kiss This is a duet and does end on a, to be continued note, but Kiss that follows just a short month later.
Basically, this is the story of a nerdy girl who loves her books, moves areas due to her dad being deployed with the forces and having lost her mother years before is staying with her Aunt.
New school, new start, new friends and then new Jillie.
Jillie is befriended by two girls when she meets them in a store, I couldn't decide if I liked them or not, they were the type of girls that were materialistic, conversed with one another with what to wear, drove Mercedes, image was important and once Jillie became their friend she was told what to wear, how to wear her makeup and Jillie just went with the flow. It turns out they were in fact good friends because there was a whole different realm of catty, mean girls once they started school, so her two new best friends didn't seem as bad in comparison.
The whole story is based around a night with a boy, a boy Jillie meets at a party, they spend hours together on the beach. Because Jillie doesn't know how long she will be with her Aunt she asks the guy if they can just have a perfect night together and not share names, just have one night together and nothing more. Jillie tells him her name is Jill and gives him the name Jack.
(My inner sarcasm kept kicking in, "of course he'll let you call him whatever you want, probably even Ronda, he's a teenage boy who's about to get his end away for goodness sake".) I eye rolled a lot but that's just me not being used to YA.
Jillie does walk away with a night to remember, a perfect night where she lost her virginity to a stranger and her night with Jack becomes something she will treasure, until she starts her new school and her Jack turns out to be the star quarterback and has a girlfriend.
I have to admit, I am not used to reading young adult, I fell in love with Anne Mercier's Rock-star series first and have enjoyed other books she has written so had to give this a go.
Decisions made by these characters and the immaturity drove me insane, Jillie even tries to move on from her night with Jack and begins to have a relationship with a guy who first becomes her friend but because they both deep down fancy other people, they settle, spend a lot of time together like dating, movies etc but never go any further than kiss? I thought they were perfect together myself, I saw the plot going a completely different direction with a message to it, but what do I know, it seems the quarterback does always get the girl.
If you love YA, you will love the drama's and the angst in this story, me personally it drove me round the bend but it won't stop me from reading the second book, I have to see how it all goes. The ending was dramatic and heartfelt and of course,I want to see how Jillie gets on, the mother in me wants to see how this poor girl copes, I want a happy ending.
Told in first person, finishes with TBC. Available In KU.