Quickie Review: 21 Stolen Kisses by Lauren Blakely

Posted May 28, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Quickie Review: 21 Stolen Kisses by Lauren Blakely21 Stolen Kisses by Lauren Blakely
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on May 26th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Friendship, Lifestyles, Love & Romance, New Adult, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 272
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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When I first met him I resisted. Like any forbidden love, I told myself he was a crush, and it would pass.That was a lie. It never faded.And I never expected he would fall for me just as hard. There were so many reasons that should have kept us apart, least of all, the decade that separated us.Growing up in New York City, I learned early on that love is a double-edged sword. Love broke up my parents, love took away my friends, and love -- the big, intense, never-been-like-this-beforelove -- landed me in therapy.Now I'm heading to college, and it's time to give love a clean slate again. But, can I really start over when he's still in my life? Because the one man I've always wanted, and also the only guy I absolutely can't have And he wants me just as fiercely. Can I settle for anything less than the love of my life?Reviews: "21 Stolen Kisses captured my heart from the first page and didn't let go. It made my heart ache, leap from joy, and ultimately root for a love that's forbidden yet unstoppable." - NYT Bestselling Author Claire Contreras

Quickie Review

I absolutely adored Kennedy and Noah.  Kennedy has feelings for Noah, who is older.  They try to fight their feelings for a really long time.  I completely understood all the emotions that Kennedy had.  I think most 17 year olds have conflicting, and confusing, feelings about love.  Noah is a stand up guy, and he feels awful for his feelings, but he can’t keep away from Kennedy.  She gets him on a level nobody ever has.

I will say I had many stabby feelings.  But not toward Kennedy or Noah.  They were all reserved for Kennedy’s mom.  I really don’t like her, and the things she makes Kennedy hide are awful.  I couldn’t imagine growing up the way she did.  And her father hasn’t fully dealt with his emotions regarding their split, which makes it so much harder for Kennedy to confide in either of them.

Kennedy’s friends are great.  I love that they are there for her when she feels like nobody is.  It breaks me heart knowing she has all this hurt inside her.

This is definitely a book that goes through the emotions of a young woman, trying to find herself, her love, and deal with the situation her mother has put her in.  I highly recommend it.

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

2 responses to “Quickie Review: 21 Stolen Kisses by Lauren Blakely

  1. This actually sounds quite good. I usual stay clear of books where the character fight their feelings, just because it has been done so much, but that is not to say that I wouldn’t be open to giving one a go that is done well.
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