Release Date: May 15th, 2012
Finished Date: October 18th, 2012
Source: For Review
The Review: 4.5 stars!
Well, that was one hell of a surprising read! I have to be honest, I kind of judged The Kiss Off before I started reading it. Not a lot of my reading buddies on Goodreads have read this book so I wasn’t really expecting much from it – but boy was I wrong, because The Kiss Off was one kick ass read!
Poppy Douglas is a teenage girl on a war path since her boyfriend; Cam, cheated on her with one of her so-called best friend; Nikki. So to get revenge, Poppy writes a song and posts it on YouTube for the whole world to see. However, Poppy is more than shocked when her song becomes one of the most popular watched videos on YouTube and soon, a local band wanted to pick up her song. This is where she meets Ty, the lead singer of the band and it’s pretty clear he’s interested in Poppy. While Poppy is welcomed into Ty’s world, she can’t help think about Cam, especially when he starts showing interest in her again. Can Poppy survive being so popular? And most importantly how does she choose between Cam and Ty?
I still can’t believe how much this book surprised me! I’ve been on a real contemporary kick lately and this really hit all the spots. The storyline was just so much fun – even the opening chapter was fun and I loved it!
The main character Poppy is fantastic, she’s very bubbly, funny and very talented. I loved the whole singer/song writer and YouTube business and it really added to her awesome personality. She’s has a lot of balls to do the things she does – not many people would do it but Poppy does and she doesn’t do it by half’s. The secondary characters were fantastic too, especially Ty. I even liked Cam as he’s supposed to be the bad guy. I didn’t really care for Nikki – to much drama for my liking and all the other boys like Dev were a great addition too.
Overall, The Kiss Off is a fun, feisty and flirty read and this is YA contemporary romance at its best! I’d highly recommend you read this book because it’s not one to miss out on and I cannot wait to read the sequel when it’s released.
A big thank you Megan at Reading Away the Days & Sarah Billington for giving me the opportunity to review this book.
The money's in! Poppy's royalties for penning the accidental hit song
The Kiss Off that shot her boyfriend's band to super-stardom are in
and she knows EXACTLY what she's doing with it.
“See that?” I said, pointing at the feature band name on the flyer.
“Academy of Lies are headlining Bay Fest over in Tallulah Shores.”
“They’re headlining? Are you serious?” Mads said.
I grinned. “Pack your bags, baby.”
“Two words: road trip,” I said. “One word: camping.”
“Five wor — is it five? Yeah — five words: One week by the sea.”
“Four more words-”
“Enough with the words already.”
“I’m nearly done,” I said, “four final words: you, me and Van.”
She bit her bottom lip, staring at me when her hands started wringing
in front of her again. And she started bouncing.
“No,” I said, “no, no. You shut up. You start screaming again and
you’re not coming.”
Instead, Mads squeezed me in a bear hug and planted a kiss on my
cheek. “I’m going to Babe Fest. I’m going to Babe Fest!”
Bay Music Festival. Of all the nicknames in the world, it could have
been a lot worse.
THE KISS OFF 2 will include:
A road trip with an unexpected passenger.
The realization too late that they don't actually like camping.
Accidental topless swimming.
Paparazzi punch ups.
A news-worthy (yet totally false) love triangle.
Obsessed fan girls.
And an overwhelming request from someone super-famous.
THE KISS OFF 2: Coming 2013.