Wednesday, April 19, 2017

REVIEW: Sara Ney's KISS & MAKE UP Series (Young/New Adult Romance)


I am so thrilled to share the details about Sara Ney's KISS AND MAKE UP series, which is officially relaunching today with stunning new covers! You can read all three books in this YA/NA series for free with Kindle Unlimited now - check out the covers below and pick them up today!

Books in the Series

KISSING IN CARS
by Sara Ney

Genre: YA Romance
Series: Kiss & Make Up, #1
Standalone: Yes



Description from Publisher:
WILL SHE, OR WON'T SHE...

Studious and (mostly) sensible, the only thing Molly Wakefield wants to do is get through Senior Year and graduate. Well, that and hit the beach in her spare time. Okay, fine - and go shopping every once in a while for a new dress... (and who could blame her?)

And things are going according to plan - until the day she spies Weston McGrath, handsome star athlete and scholar, spying on her in study hall.

A tad creepy? Maybe.
Thrilling? Absolutely.

You see, Weston McGrath happens to be one guy no one can get close to.

Despite her best efforts to avoid it (because let's face it - the guy isn't exactly "boyfriend material") Molly and Weston form a friendship.

And more....
Sort of.
But it's a friendship that comes with a price - because Weston just cannot seem to stop screwing things up. Or saying all the wrong things. Possibly in that order...
And who has time for an 18 year old "fixer-upper" that should know better?
Not Molly.
Or does she?

Note: This YA book is intended for 17+ due to the vulgar language used by its male characters (and occasionally the females as well, even though they're too lady like to do it throughout the entire book). Some adult sexual situations that steam up a few car windows. This title is approx. 63,000 words.
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My Musings:
Ha, this was surprisingly both sweet and snarky!

I really enjoyed the banter between Wes and Molly, and their chemistry was evident from the first few pages in study hall. Molly's strength and stubbornness was a lot of fun, and both are qualities that I love in a heroine! Wes was adorable at times and clueless at others, while also being the high school equivalent of an alpha male (could you expect less from a badass hockey player? I think not!).

The thing I think I liked the most about this was how very realistic and genuine their relationship progressed. This wasn't a story where two high school seniors fall into insta-love and sail off into the sunset. These two took things fairly slow emotionally and didn't immediately take their relationship incredibly seriously. And when they DID decide to go all-in, they were relatively mature about it. The casual way they dealt with dating was both entertaining and refreshing!


My Source: Received a digital ARC from the publisher. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

HE KISSED ME FIRST
by Sara Ney

Genre: YA Romance
Series: Kiss & Make Up, #2
Standalone: Yes



Description from Publisher:
HE SAID...

“Trust me – If there’s one thing I’m not attracted to, it’s the shrieking, overly-dramatic shrew that’s taken over my sister’s apartment. And what is up with her hair? I know what I want; an easy, uncomplicated lay – and Cecelia Carter sure as shit isn’t one. But I never could resist a challenge, and vow to wipe that condescending grin off her pretty face. Aw, shit. Did I just call her pretty..?” – Matthew Wakefield

SHE SAID...

"Trust me - If there's one thing I'm not attracted to, it's an arrogant, selfish and foul-mouth hockey player. I know what I want; someone who’s good for my body and soul and makes me laugh - and Matthew Wakefield isn't any of those things. I cannot stand the sight of him; I mean, what a jackass. If I refuse to give him anything but sass and sarcasm, it's only because he deserves it…” - Cecelia Carter

This book is intended for those 17 and older. If you're offended by cursing (particularly "F" bombs), sarcasm, sexual situations and Alpha Male jackasses - this book is not for you...

A KISS LIKE THIS
by Sara Ney

Genre: YA Romance
Series: Kiss & Make Up, #3
Standalone: Yes



Description from Publisher:
ABIGAIL DARLINGTON IS AWKWARD…

She will never be “that” girl. You know the one: that girl on campus, confident in her own skin. Always saying the right things. Putting herself out there. Knows how to talk to a guy without stammering.

Nope. Shy but clever, and easily embarrassed, Abby is fine being the wallflower in her circle of outgoing, beautiful friends; she would rather read about a sexy book boyfriend than actually have a live, breathing one.

…BUT CALEB LOCKHART IS WORSE.

Star goaltender for the University’s hockey team, Caleb is quiet and broody, preferring the solitude of his orderly, regimented life. He doesn’t like, or need people—and plans to keep it that way. One more year left of hockey and he’ll be long gone.

AWKWARD NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD. Both their lives change the day that Abigail falls for Caleb. Well, falls directly on top of him, to be accurate. Because sometimes we don’t settle into love.

We fall there.

WARNING: This book contains cursing, and LOTS of it. It also has sex, uncomfortable and often awkward situations. Not to mention, the secondary characters say some really inappropriate s**t. Not intended for readers under 17
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My Musings:
One thing can be said for the books in this series is that they are a breath of fresh air for the Young Adult Romance genre. The characters are engaging and familiar, and the situations are the type that you have no problem believing could happen to real life people!

Of the three heroines, Abby was the one I could relate to the most. She is an introverted, slightly awkward bibliophile who is happy to stay at home in something comfortable and read a book or binge-watch a show. The meet-cute for her and Caleb, our hero, is pretty amusing, as she falls on him - literally - while climbing out of the window of a frat guy's bedroom (but it's not what you think ;) ). Caleb is a nice guy, though one of few words and is very responsible. These two are opposites, but also have many things in common, which makes them a really fun pair!

This is the final book in the series, and I think it's a really great end to it all. We get to see the couples from the previous two books pop up (Weston is one of Caleb's hockey mates, and Abby is friends with Cece).


My Source: Received a digital ARC from the publisher. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About the Author: Sara Ney
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.
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