by Christine Rees
My rating: 4 stars
Expected publication date July 20, 2018
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Pucker up for KISSED!
Kisses can be innocent, playful, or just to comfort. Some are for luck and others have the promise of sweeter ones to come.
That's why we've dedicated an anthology to the kiss. These eight hand-picked stories are brimming with romance, and they all begin and end with a kiss.
Our talented authors will prove that love knows no boundaries.
The stories and authors of KISSED:
Just Like the Movies by Christine Rees
It Started with a Kiss by Kacie Ji
After Tomorrow by Roxas James
It's in His Kiss by Peri Elizabeth Scott
Pixie Cuts and Purple Dye by M. Wiklund
No Romeo by Sasha Hibbs
Dare by Lisa Borne Graves
Run to You by Kate Larkindale
by Christine Rees, Kacie Ji, Roxas James, Peri Elizabeth Scott, M. Wiklund,
Sasha Hibbs, Lisa Borne Graves, Kate Larkindale
Raging hormones, insecurities, secret crushes and tentatively reaching out for friendship, love and acceptance. Welcome to the world of teenage emotions as eight authors each offer up a short story about teens and young love and infatuation.
KISSED is like revisiting high school, both the good and the bad days. Teens will expose their sexual preferences, risk being vilified and embrace who they are. Teens will also take a chance on the more traditional young love. Will they each find a happily ever after with another or is their true bliss I taking the leap in the first place?
Nothing can be more terrifying than being labeled a lousy kisser. Relive your first ever kiss. Feel the struggles these kids have with love/hate relationships and the whole tsunami of emotions that flood the young adult world.
Did I have favorite stories? Yes! Did I not like a story or two? Not telling. What I did find was that the voices of the teens comes through loud and clear from their inner turmoil to their outward shows of bravado. What I did find that I am not sure I enjoyed, was that in each story, although told by a different author, the voices of the teens were almost identical.
Some stories are fun, some are serious, but all of them are definitely young adult material that acknowledges the power of a kiss.
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Evernight Teen!