Monday, 25 August 2014

A Kiss by the Book (Kiss & Tell #2) by Christy Hayes

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to CAH LLC and Netgalley.
A Kiss by the Book (Kiss & Tell, Book 2)
Blurb (From Goodreads):
College senior Zach Chamberlain’s charmed life has always gone according to script:
Date the prettiest girl in high school, check.
Football scholarship to a division-one school, check.
Heisman contender, check.
Buy engagement ring, check.
On track to graduate with honors, check.
There’s just one glitch. His girlfriend is in love with his younger brother and breaks up with him in the middle of his senior season. Shocked, betrayed, and embarrassed, Zach turns to the only woman he can trust: his nerdy tutor.

Tutoring college athletes at Southeastern State University is more than a job for Jenna Peterson; it’s a way for her to pay it forward after long-ago tragedy struck too close to home. SE State’s golden boy, Zach Chamberlain, isn’t the first jock Jenna’s tutored with cover-boy good looks, and he won’t be the last. When he asks for her help with statistics, Jenna assumes he’s as egocentric as the other athletes on her roster. A wildly inappropriate and lackluster kiss at the worst possible time doesn’t do much to disprove her theory.

Zach will do anything to save face in front of his family, and he uses Jenna’s bleeding heart and unfortunate circumstances to enlist her help over the holidays. Jenna begins to realize Zach is more than a pretty face as his storybook life begins to unravel. When a sprig of mistletoe provides the perfect opportunity for Zach to affirm his skill, the searing kiss pits the playmaker against the rule maker in a kiss to the end. When secrets are revealed and the game’s on the line, will they follow the script, improvise, or throw the book out the window?

A Kiss by the Book by Christy Hayes

My rating: 4.25 of 5 stars

A Kiss by the Book (Kiss & Tell, Book 2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to CAH LLC and Netgalley.)

This was a really good YA/NA romance story, although there were once again some funny lines!

I really liked Zach and Jenna in this. I wasn’t Zach’s biggest fan in the first book, after all who moans at their girlfriend for breaking up with them before a big football game? I mean what a tool! Thankfully though I liked Zach in this, even forgiving that line! Zach turned out to actually be a sweet guy, and he and Jenna made a really good match.

The storyline in this was good, and I am so glad that I decided to read it! I switched to this book for a break from another book, but liked this so much that I read 80% of this before going back to the other book! I really enjoyed this one, even though there were a few dodgy lines –

“that flick of her finger made his kickstand spring to attention.”
His kickstand? I’ve never heard it called that before!

“Her tiger was about to meet his lion, and together they’d roar.”

“(she) couldn’t help but marvel at his perfect arches. Even his feet were beautiful.”
Again, really?

Anyway, the romance in this was really good, and I really loved how Zach and Jenna slowly got to know each other. The kisses and sex scene were hot, and Zach and Jenna made such a great pair!

The ending to this was pretty good, and I was glad that we got a ‘happily ever after’ for Zach and Jenna!
Overall; great YA/NA contemporary romance,
8.5 out of 10.

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