Monday, August 27, 2012

Review of Kiss Crush Collide

Goodreads Summary: "Kiss
What Leah did—only she really shouldn’t have—one hot night at a country club party.

What Leah has—only she really shouldn’t have—on the guy with the green eyes, the guy who is not her perfect boyfriend, the guy who does not fit in her picture-perfect life, the guy her sisters will only mock and her mother will never approve of. Not in a million years.

What happens when everything you always thought you wanted—having cool friends, being class valedictorian and homecoming queen—runs smack into everything it turns out you really do want.

Kiss. Crush. Collide.
For Leah and Porter, summer is only the beginning.
Some books were just meant to be read during the summertime. Whether it be on a lounge poolside, tanning on a towel at the beach or wherever else you maybe spend the long days of summer. They make you feel that summer heat, those long days of nothingness that are stretched out in front of you. Kiss Crush Collide is such a book.

Leah's family was the most frustrating group of people I think I've ever met. And I know frustrating family. But then, don't we all? Everyone has a plan for you, everyone knows how you should be, everyone knows what you should want and how it will be done. Yet, how they can know all of this without ever once asking you I don't know. Leah's wondering the same thing of her own cookie cutter existence. A perfect replica, or maybe not so perfect, of the women that came before her. Relatable, easy-going and just plain lucky.

And then there is Duffy whose only fault is making me think of that adorable stuffed Disney bear because of his nickname. Unless you can count not giving me nearly as much screen time as I'd like a fault in which case he is so busted. Needless to say, I'd get into a car with him any day. He's the personification of all those summer flirtation ideals. If not just a little less solid and more fantasy than I would like.

Though labeled a romance, and it does deliver on its promise, I think Kiss Crush Collide is more of a story of a girl finding herself when she has spent the majority of her life as the last one. Its a story about family and about learning that sometimes people aren't who you thought they were and how that goes both ways.

Now and then a book comes along that leaves you with a happy little sigh as you set it aside then roll over to continue your tan. A book that leaves you contented and daydreaming of your own summer romance. I think Kiss Crush Collide fits the bill. If you're looking for a romance to sneak in before you have to start hitting the books or maybe wanting to cram a little more summer in during the semester this is a go-to read.


  1. Oh, I have this one sitting on my shelf and just wasn't sure if it was worth picking up! Glad to heart it's good! Thanks for the review!

    1. It was definitely a cute read, especially for the end of summer or even during. Not necessarily a MUST read right this second kind of thing.