Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wishlist Thursday[60]: 17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen

17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: June 17, 2014

Goodreads Synopsis:

No matter how many boys Claire kisses, she can’t seem to find a decent boyfriend. Someone who wouldn’t rather date her gorgeous best friend, Megan. Someone who won’t freak out when he learns about the tragedy her family still hasn’t recovered from. Someone whose kisses can carry her away from her backwoods town for one fleeting moment.

Until Claire meets Luke.

But Megan is falling for Luke, too, and if there’s one thing Claire knows for sure, it’s that Megan’s pretty much irresistible.

With true love and best friendship on the line, Claire suddenly has everything to lose. And what she learns—about her crush, her friends, and most of all herself—makes the choices even harder.

In her moving debut, Rachael Allen brilliantly captures the complexities of friendship, the struggles of self-discovery, and the difficulties of trying to find love in high school. Fans of Sarah Ockler, Susane Colasanti, and Stephanie Perkins will fall head over heels for this addictive, heartfelt, and often hilarious modern love story.


The synopsis definitely sounds interesting, even though my interest was turned down when it mentioned the main girl and her best friend liking the same guy, and given that it sounds like a good contemporary romance, with the synopsis and title definitely leading to that, it caught my interest at least a little. But it’s mostly the couple reviews I’ve seen (one in particular) that made me put this on my to-read list. The mention of the writing style, the humor, and then how it handles sex, has definitely made me want to pick it up. And given that the reviews I read (without giving anything away) told me the synopsis is misleading, has me wondering where the story really goes.
I’m intrigued, and look forward to seeing where the book ends up taking me.

So, what are you looking forward to?

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