Thank you so much to Entangled Amara and Netgalley for letting me read an ARC of Kissing Lessons by Stefanie London early! I read Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London earlier this year and I really liked her writing style, so I was very excited to read Kissing Lessons and it definitely did not disappoint- for sure what I needed during the craziness of election results week!
Kissing Lessons 4/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads:
Audrey Miller doesn’t believe in happily-ever-after, so she is definitely living in the wrong town. But she’s never getting out of Kissing Creek, because playing pseudo-mom for her younger siblings doesn’t leave time for much else. She’ll do anything to make sure they don’t end up stuck like she is, working as a barista in a college town, serving Pink Passion mochas with Chocolate Smooch donuts.
Then Ronan Walsh, a new young professor and walking cliché, right down to the elbow patches on his blazer, steps in for a coffee and into her life. She knows his type—intelligent and charming, yet sweet as a cinnamon roll, the sort of man she’s inevitably attracted to but is always out of her league. So why does someone like him have any interest in a worker bee with no future?
Her bland-as-oatmeal existence has nothing to offer, but Ronan’s temporary teaching position is only a stepping stone on his way to somewhere else. He isn’t here to put down roots, Audrey’s roots are firmly planted—neither of them is looking for love. And maybe that’s just perfect.
But in a small town called Kissing Creek, sometimes love can be impossible to avoid…
There was so much to like about this book! I liked how Audrey took care of her siblings no matter what (your girl loves her family bonds!), I loved the coffee shop (yum coffee!), and I liked Ronan a lot! I thought the small college in the town of Kissing Creek didn’t seem like a real college, especially since it was so new, but that’s because I’m from a college town with a pretty old college (pretty old by American standards anyway) in it. It also seemed weird to me that it would be so small and still be a research university with PhD students and classes like the one that Ronan was teaching, but I digress. I thought Audrey and Ronan’s first meeting was really cute- the fact that she called him a sex robot and that was repeated throughout the book was great. I also really liked all of the appearances by the llama throughout the book. I thought the growth that Ronan had with his family was great too- and Audrey’s growth in herself was great too. And the romance between the two of them was so cute and adorable and I loved reading it! Overall, Kissing Lessons was a really cute, fun read and I highly recommend it to anyone! Kissing lessons comes out on November 9th, so make sure you check it out then!