Synopsis: ‘Aphrodite kissed a mortal once by the light of this moon, many thousands of years ago. It drove him crazy. The next person that he kissed – boum. The craziness travelled like this from person to person. It travelled through time. Everywhere – boum! Tu comprends?’ ‘Where did it end up?’ I whisper. His lips are on my cheek now. ‘It ended with me. And now I am going to pass it to you. You will like that, mermaid?’
Imagine the perfect kiss. A legendary kiss that makes people crazy with love. Imagine a summer’s night, on a moonlit beach in the South of France, as French boy Laurent kisses 16-year-old Delilah after the best chat-up line she’s ever heard. BOOM! Delilah is pretty sure the Kiss is fiction, despite her head-spinning holiday fling. But with all the sudden crushes, break-ups and melt-downs happening back at home, the Kiss starts looking a little too real for comfort. If only Delilah could keep track of where it’s gone …Who knew one kiss could cause this much trouble? A hilarious rom-com that will delight Geek Girls everywhere!
200words (or less) review: Admittedly I didn’t think I’d enjoy this book as much as I did. I ended up reading it because I was in the ‘romance’ mood which strikes me about twice a year so I grabbed The Kiss and didn’t stop until the last page was read.
Couple of things – Delilah didn’t exactly make the best first impression with her ‘onion’ verdict on her best friend’s boyfriend and I have some issues about the sheer stupidity of Jem’s past but I let it slide.
Why? Well firstly Delilah needs to mess up her best friends romance (it’ll become clear) and she owns her mistakes. Also I think The Kiss is somewhat mis-sold. It has the Aphrodite blurb, the pink hearts and the Geek Girl reference but actually Delilah has to figure out her money issues, there is a crime element. Delilah is trying to fix the relationship she thinks she created and then there are the Zombies (not real ones). It’s a lot – and it’s narrated with humour and feeling. I ended up really caring about Delilah.
The Kiss might not have been what I thought it was but that’s fine, because it was better. 🙂