Kisses on a Paper Airplane
by Sarah Vance-Tompkins
|Publisher: Inkspell Publishing|
Genre: YA Romance, New Adult
Publication Date: May 14th 2016
|Description from Publisher:|
|Drama student Hannah Evans isn't kissing any frogs on her path to find Prince Charming. She's determined to share the perfect first kiss -- with the perfect boy -- in the perfect place -- or she's not kissing anyone at all. When Hannah meets a cute ginger-haired boy in first class lounge in the London airport, she knows he's 'The One.'
Pop star Theo Callahan is on the road to get as far away as possible from his back-stabbing best friend, and his supermodel girlfriend who broke his heart. Until one shy smile from Hannah has him rethinking all of his travel plans.
Theo is smitten, but he's worried she's just a groupie in search of the ultimate selfie. Can Theo learn to trust Hannah in time to share one perfect first kiss, or will Hannah be forced to kiss a frog?
Aw, what a cute, sweet YA romance novella!
Hannah, our hesitant heroine, was an endearing character, and I liked that her insecurities weren't overdone. She was also a character that I could very much relate to, having waffled a bit over my own first kiss (eventually also happening at 18, my ultimately getting my movie-worthy first kiss, though not as epic as Hannah's!). The "It's just a kiss, right? I should just get it over with" and the "But why can't it be SPECIAL and memorable?" is something I think us idealist romantics have all considered at some point.
Don't get me started on Theo. Seriously, he was so adorable, and sweet, and his playfulness made him that much better. Considering he was a famous pop star and this was a novella that has lots of indulgent fantasy, it wouldn't have been the worst if he were more stereotypical, but he wasn't. I really enjoyed his character. Bonus points for the fact he was a blue-eyed ginger!
This is like a cupcake - a wonderful story with all the elements you would want, in a smaller, quicker-to-finish form. Did it leave me wanting more? Only in that one can never have too much cake! :)
|I received a digital ARC from the publisher for an honest, unbiased review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is my 100% own.|
|About Sarah Vance-Tompkins|
|Sarah Vance-Tompkins was born in a small town in northern Michigan. She spent every summer exploring the sugar sand beaches near Sleeping Bear National Park. She left her heart behind when she moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California. She received an MFA in Film Production and went on to work in feature film development in Hollywood. She has worked as a reporter for a weekly entertainment trade publication, and been paid to write obituaries, press releases, the directions for use on personal lubricant bottles, and breathless descriptions of engagement rings for an online jewelry store. She lives in a small town north of Los Angeles with her husband and three cats.|