Author: Brittany Geragotelis
Publish Date: November 2013
Source: I received a copy from the author; however, this did not affect my review.
Why You're Reading This Book:
- You're a YA fiction fan.
- You're looking for a fun read.
From Goodreads.com: "Arielle Sawyer is freaking out because she’s the last person in her class to be kissed. Frustrated by her kissably-challenged lifestyle, Arielle allows herself to be talked into selling her first kiss to the highest bidder—on eBay. The media soon catches wind of her story and all of a sudden she’s giving interviews and appearing on popular late-night talk shows. Due to her newfound fame, the former wallflower suddenly finds herself the focus of everyone’s attention, including that of the most popular guy at school, an actor who just happens to be the teen heartthrob of the moment and even the local bad boy. But as her popularity grows and her friendships begin to weaken, Arielle starts to wonder why she put up the post in the first place. In the end there will be a winner, but will Arielle’s first kiss end up being everything she’s ever dreamed of?"
My Two Cents:
"Kiss and Sell" is a cute story about Arielle, a high-schooler who just wants her first kiss and decides that the best way to just simply get it out of the way would be to sell her first kiss on Ebay. She just wants to remove herself from the group that hasn't been kissed to the cool group that has. All the sudden her bid to get her first kiss is getting her all sorts of attention, both wanted and unwanted and she feels that she may have gotten in too deep. She eventually realizes that there is a much better way to go about this luckily!
I really liked Arielle as a character and I felt for her throughout the book. I can remember those high school days where everyone was so focused on what they had or hadn't done when in the scheme of things, it's not really that big of deal but in high school, it seems huge. We get to follow Arielle on that journey of her realizing that there is a lot more to life than simply just doing things to do them. It takes her awhile to realize that though.
There is a little bit of a love triangle present in this book but with this story, it really works. I really liked both Ryder and Cade. I wish we got to see a little bit more of Cade and how he falls for Arielle but overall, I did really like the romance in this book.
This book is a lot of fun. It does require a little bit of suspension of disbelief. I know that my parents would have killed me (and I think a lot of people's parents would do the same) if I tried to sell my first kiss on Ebay but Arielle's mom seems just fine with it! Overall, I really liked the story and recommend it for when you are looking for a light read!