Sunday, June 2, 2013

Review & Giveaway: First Kiss by Ann Marie Frohoff

Release Date: June 11, 2013
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Genre:  YA Contemp | Pages: 483

It was all about the band, until the girl next door. 

Her innocence is tempting.

A sexually charged coming of age story set in the throes of stardom.

About an up and coming teenage rocker on the verge of stardom, when the girl next door becomes something more, they are forced to face the harsh realities on his road to fame and the expectations of their friends and family. 

Sacrifices are made as everything changes, as they know it.

My Rating:

My Review:

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This is no way influenced my feelings about the book.

First Kiss is a coming of age romance that took me by surprise. At the beginning of this book I wasn't sure that it was for me. I wasn't entirely comfortable with Alyssa and Jake's relationship, and it wasn't because of their age difference. The difference in maturity, especially sexual maturity, is vast. Alyssa is about to be a freshman in high school, she's naïve and has never been kissed. Jake is a senior who is already running full throttle. It was hard to get into the first few chapters because I was a little worried about where this book might go, I was afraid for Alyssa.

As the chapters progressed, and the point of view changed back from Alyssa to Jake, I began to feel a little differently. Sure, Jake is a somewhat of a bad boy, but it's clear he cares about Alyssa and doesn't want to hurt her. Alyssa was a little bit annoying at times for me, but I think it was because I'm so used to older characters that have more experience in relationships.

Alyssa is a kind of typical fourteen year old girl about to enter high school. She's starting to get these feelings that are overwhelming and confusing as hell. All girls go through this. Who doesn't remember what a crush feels like at fourteen? I know I do. INTENSE. It feels like all you can think about is the boy you like and you can't stand not seeing them for one minute. This is pretty similar to what Alyssa feels. Jake consumes her, and her addiction to him causes her to make some risky decisions. I found myself looking back to when I was fourteen, and I had a lot in common with Alyssa.

Jake is pretty damn swoon worthy. Sure, he's a guy who thinks guy things a lot of the time, but he definitely has a tender, sweet side. Jake feels like he's been playing a part and no one knows him. Alyssa is different, Jake can be himself with her. He finds himself opening up to her and falling like he never has before.

I felt like there were a few too many secondary characters that had half developed stories. I think it ended up being a bit too much because I kept forgetting who was with who and exactly who each character was. I think it might have been a little better if there were one or two secondary characters with strong stories instead of five or six couples that became kind of forgettable. I was most interested in Sienna and Dump[the name cracks me up] and Notting and Kate. I would definitely read a Notting and Kate adult novel[hint, hint].

This book created a pretty true vision of teens turning into young adults. There was labeling and superficial comments, but it was realistic. Alyssa and Jake had to deal with pressure from friends and parents and the pressure of Jake being on the road. Not everything went well, and there wasn't an ending that was all pretty with a bow on top, but I definitely enjoyed the ride. I can't wait to see what happens with Jake and Alyssa next.

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  1. Thanks for posting this so much and for sharing your awesome review. You totally rock. xo


  2. I think this books looks awesome! Love rock star romances :)

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  4. Looks like a great read! Looking forward to reading this one! Have not read the prequel novella yet.


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