Read Time: 1 day
Rating (1-5): 4
Tag Words: Valentines Event, ABC Book Challenge (I),chick lit, first kisses, uniting families,weddings, cheating with your best friend’s boyfriend, mother daughter relationship
Charlotte ‘Charlie’ wonders what it would be like if she kissed Kevin Lazarus, the hottie of the ninth grade; when Kevin chooses her best friend, Tess, over her, and Charlie’s mother chooses Kevin’s father Charlie wants to know what would happen ‘If We Kiss’...
It’s cute, short and sweet. Charlotte is an interesting little ninth grader, I think she’s on her way to being her own person, even though she get’s a bit side-tracked by the handsome hunk, Kevin.
I think that the way Vail handled the many family dynamics was really something, she convinced me, and that is all I can say without spoiling things.
I’m not much for fluff, but this book is one I am happy to have on my Mod Podge Bookshelf.
Notes on the Names: Charlotte, nn Charlie is such a cute, modern take on a classic name, and one of my guilty-pleasure names for a girl, the other being Elliot. No, I wouldn’t do it, but still! Tess is a very cool name, but I felt like the Tess in the book didn’t live up to the smart and sophisticated look of her name, she was a tad vapid, something like Brooke, Lane, Joy or Brianna would have sufficed. Kevin means ‘The handsome one,’ very well-played card on the part of Vail.
Thoughts on the Cover: I have the hardback cover, it’s pink, and very retro, with two straws coming out of a milkshake to boot! I really like it for all it’s kitchiness!
Parental Book Review *spoilers*
The book is centered around a high school freshman having her first kiss, then a second and finally a third. The tongue and “frenching” is quite a fascination for the characters. The first kiss is a bit “lame,” the second goes well, with tongue, and the third is very sweet and quite chaste.
Kevin and Charlie do go behind Tess’s back in their “kissing-ship” while Kevin and Tess are still dating.