How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You was a nice change of pace for me. It was an adorable, light YA romance that just made me feel giddy inside. Tara Eglington has written a book that is definitely YA, starring high school students and only going so far as a kiss. Nothing more. It is full of teenage romance, hijinks, and fun. There is a bit of family drama with an absentee mom and father that is going through a midlife crisis but for the most part light and funny.
I found Aurora a bit difficult to connect with at the beginning. She’s on the “popular side” of high school and has a large group of gorgeous friends. So for those of you, like me, that just tried to “get through” high school and not “rule” high school it will probably take a minute to connect with her and her friends. It did get easier, though, as the book continued and by the end I was thoroughly enjoying myself.
“Are you sure you don’t want my help on you love project?” Hayden’s voice came from just near my ear. I could feel his hands on my hat brim, trying to shift it from its current position of trying to eat my face.
Strangely, the drama room was silent, except for his voice. Why hadn’t our entrance been met with a chorus of laughs, or a yell of anger from Mr. Peterman about our immaturity?
I didn’t know this book was part of a series until I was looking up the author after finishing it. How to Convince a Boy to Kiss You is the second book in the series and looks pretty promising.
I received an advance review copy of this book that I have voluntarily chosen to review.