Blog Tour: Kiss and Make Up Series by Sara Ney


Today is my stop during the blog tour for the Kiss and Make Up series by Sara Ney! I share my review for the first two books in the series today. There are also soem teasers.

Kissing in Cars

Title: Kissing in Cars
Author: Sara Ney
Series: Kiss and Make Up #1
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance/ Sports Romance
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Blurb:
This novel, along with all others in this series, is a standalone with no cliffhanger. You’re welcome.

WILL SHE, OR WON’T SHE…

Studious and (mostly) sensible, the only thing Molly Wakefield wants to do is get through Senior Year and graduate. Well, that and hit the beach in her spare time. Okay, fine – and go shopping every once in a while for a new dress… (and who could blame her?)

And things are going according to plan – until the day she spies Weston McGrath, handsome star athlete and scholar, spying on her in study hall.

A tad creepy? Maybe.
Thrilling? Absolutely.

You see, Weston McGrath happens to be one guy no one can get close to.

Despite her best efforts to avoid it (because let’s face it – the guy isn’t exactly “boyfriend material”) Molly and Weston form a friendship.

And more….
Sort of.
But it’s a friendship that comes with a price – because Weston just cannot seem to stop screwing things up. Or saying all the wrong things. Possibly in that order…
And who has time for an 18 year old “fixer-upper” that should know better?
Not Molly.
Or does she?

Note: This YA book is intended for 17+ due to the vulgar language used by its male characters (and occasionally the females as well, even though they’re too lady like to do it throughout the entire book). Some adult sexual situations that steam up a few car windows. This title is approx. 63,000 words.

Weston appears to be your stereotypical asshole hockey player player and the type of boy that Molly usually steers well clear of, however, appearances can be deceiving.

I really enjoyed the start to the Kiss & Make Up series by Sara Ney. Molly was a great MC with lots of spunk and a genuine heart. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind or articulate her feelings even in front of the hotness that was Weston and I really admired her self-confidence. Her friend Jenna was funny but she also irked me with the way she went on about Weston both in front of her own boyfriend and Molly. Seriously, not cool. I don’t actually think she meant to be hurtful but it was insensitive all the same.

Weston was swoon worthy in the extreme, and essentially a nice guy with a penchant for messing up spectacularly. That scene with Stacey was like a knife to the chest – this was when I wanted Weston to man up but he chickened out again and I was furious with him. All ends up well, even if the last chapter and epilogue felt rushed.

The writing is brilliant, character development is decent, and the story flowed consistently. I liked the dual POV and felt it was well executed. I would’ve like a little bit more of a plot and a lot more of the romance but that’s just a personal choice.

I’ve read (and loved) Sara’s How to Date a Douchebag series and I was expecting this one to be funny. It was, and the scene in the restaurant at the end had me giggling like a three-year-old, but it wasn’t quite up to the standard of her newer series.

All in all though, this was a great read and I’m looking forward to book 2.

Thanks to the author and Inkslinger PR for providing a complimentary copy of this book which I have voluntarily reviewed.

He Kissed Me First

Title: He Kissed Me First
Author: Sara Ney
Series: Kiss and Make Up #2
Rating: 3.75 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance/ Sports Romance
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Blurb:
This novel, along with all others in this series, is a standalone with no cliffhanger. You’re welcome.

HE SAID…
“Trust me – If there’s one thing I’m not attracted to, it’s the shrieking, overly-dramatic shrew that’s taken over my sister’s apartment. And what is up with her hair? I know what I want; an easy, uncomplicated lay – and Cecelia Carter sure as shit isn’t one. But I never could resist a challenge, and vow to wipe that condescending grin off her pretty face. Aw, shit. Did I just call her pretty..?” – Matthew Wakefield

SHE SAID…

“Trust me – If there’s one thing I’m not attracted to, it’s an arrogant, selfish and foul-mouth hockey player. I know what I want; someone who’s good for my body and soul and makes me laugh – and Matthew Wakefield isn’t any of those things. I cannot stand the sight of him; I mean, what a jackass. If I refuse to give him anything but sass and sarcasm, it’s only because he deserves it…” – Cecelia Carter

This book is intended for those 17 and older. If you’re offended by cursing (particularly “F” bombs), sarcasm, sexual situations and Alpha Male jackasses – this book is not for you…

My Review:
Book two in the Kiss and MakeUp series is the story of Molly’s brother Matthew and we watch as he falls in love with her roommate, Cecelia. Both Matt and Cece were freaking nuts and there are plenty of laugh out loud moments in this book and it definitely had me giggling throughout. The emails and texts were very funny and were a quirky touch. I liked that we caught up with Molly and West and it was funny to see how Matt and West sparked off one another. I did find it difficult to get into this book at first as both male and female voices were irritating but that wore off as the book progressed. While I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first book, and this series isn’t a patch on Sara’s How to Date a Douchebag series, it is still a thoroughly entertaining, quick, fun read. If you enjoy upper YA/NA contemporary romance with plenty of comedic moments then you’ll enjoy this series.

Actual rating: 3.75 stars

Thanks to the author and Inkslinger PR for providing a copy of this book which I have voluntarily reviewed.

A Kiss Like This

Title: A Kiss Like This
Author: Sara Ney
Series: Kiss and Make Up #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance/ Sports Romance
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Blurb:
This novel, along with all others in this series, is a standalone with no cliffhanger. You’re welcome.

ABIGAIL DARLINGTON IS AWKWARD…

She will never be “that” girl. You know the one: that girl on campus, confident in her own skin. Always saying the right things. Putting herself out there. Knows how to talk to a guy without stammering.

Nope. Shy but clever, and easily embarrassed, Abby is fine being the wallflower in her circle of outgoing, beautiful friends; she would rather read about a sexy book boyfriend than actually have a live, breathing one.

…BUT CALEB LOCKHART IS WORSE.

Star goaltender for the University’s hockey team, Caleb is quiet and broody, preferring the solitude of his orderly, regimented life. He doesn’t like, or need people—and plans to keep it that way. One more year left of hockey and he’ll be long gone.

AWKWARD NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD. Both their lives change the day that Abigail falls for Caleb. Well, falls directly on top of him, to be accurate. Because sometimes we don’t settle into love.

We fall there.

WARNING: This book contains cursing, and LOTS of it. It also has sex, uncomfortable and often awkward situations. Not to mention, the secondary characters say some really inappropriate s**t. Not intended for readers under 17

About the Author:
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.

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