Monday, January 3, 2011

Kiss It by Erin Downing

Book Blurb

A girl’s gotta do who a girl’s gotta do.Chastity Bryan has never been shy about going after what she wants. And when sexy, mysterious, so-not-from-this-town Sebastian walks into Chaz’s life, she knows in an instant that what she wants next is him. Chaz has no intention of playing for keeps—but she most definitely has intentions. Who needs true love when you’ve got true lust?
Sebastian has no idea what he’s in for—but maybe neither does Chaz….

My Review
So, I read some other reviews about this book before posting my own, because I really didn't know what to say.  Other people seemed to enjoy it a lot more than I did, so bear that in mind as you read this.

I didn't like Chaz!  She is confident, loyal, and preoccupied with boys- not bad ingredients for a teen romance book.  I actually should have identified with her more- smart, from a small town, eager to get out.  I think my problem is that she reacted to things in ways I never would, and so even though she is a likeable character, I just couldn't really connect.  I could never get a grasp on her feelings towards anyone in her life- she seemed ambivalent a lot of the time and didn't act in accordance with her feelings.  Something just seemed a bit off about her.  The rest of the characters were pretty flat.  Intriguing, mysterious love interest.  Best friend who is a complete opposite and foil to main character.  Intrusive mother. Etc.

Light on action, heavy on Chaz's inner turmoil and musings.  Not a lot happened from start to finish, which is realistic for a small town I guess.  There were events that happened to each of the minor characters in the book which Chaz reacted to.  Not my favorite.

I liked Sebastian and Chaz.  They are the one part of the book that redeemed itself for me.  The attraction was there, the tension was there, and the mysterious reason for not being able to be together for 90% of the book was there.  I liked wondering who Sebastian was, and watching Chaz figure it out.  

Unfortunately, it was an "ehhh" book for me.  Nothing is inherently wrong with it, it's just not my thing.  I'd have to give it 2 stars based on my own enjoyment.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for stopping by Totally 4 YA Eileen! I'm actually glad to see a review that's not gushing.

    I read your review for Perfect Chemistry as well, and let me just say, I love the series and an anxiously waiting the release of the third book. Chain Reaction.

    So from one Simone Elkeles fan to another, "HI!"