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Kiss Me Again (If We Kiss #2)

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Kiss Me Again, the sequel to Rachel Vail's beloved contemporary teen romance If We Kiss, follows Charlie (Charlotte) Collins as she struggles with her feelings for her longtime crush Kevin Lazarus after their parents marry and he becomes her stepbrother.

It was complicated enough when their parents were only dating and Kevin was going out with Charlie's best friend, Tess. N
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 5th 2012 by HarperTeen
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Apr 03, 2015 Antonia rated it liked it
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Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
As I began reading Kiss Me Again, I was initially highly concerned. I really liked the direction that Charlie was heading in at the end of If We Kiss. She had finally managed to make a step away from her unhealthy crush on boy-slut Kevin Lazarus, which was really good timing, too, since her mom and his dad just got married. Then, I open the next book and there she is obsessing over kissing Kevin again. Vail does, though, quickly convince me that the story is actually going where it needs to go, ...more
Mar 20, 2016 Morgan rated it liked it
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I quickly found that Joe seemed very uptight and in control, only being part of the family for a short period of time.

I think that Charlie still has issues with her father, and the fact that he basically left her and her mother for a new family, just hits you in the heart.

I really like that as soon as they are all living together, Samantha and Charlie now have this bond that is unique and a little odd at times. I still think it'
Jan 23, 2013 Ellen rated it really liked it
Forbidden crush Kevin Lazarus is now Charlotte (Charlie's) step brother, and life is very interesting, especially at breakfast when Kevin texts Charlie about the overly healthy breakfast his father prefers "ain't breakfast swell", and later after they fall asleep in Kevin's room, and wonder if they're going to be "busted". The set-up is awkward, the writing fun, and even if I have a quibble that Kevin remains a mystery, it all works, particularly when told in Charlie's hilarious voice. A winner, ...more
Jul 13, 2014 Sophie rated it really liked it
I want to read more books with deeper issues and thought provoking concepts. I like the idea of writing reviews on complex texts that better my understanding of the world.

Kiss Me Again is not a novel that fits that description at all. However, I enjoy allowing myself to indulge in a lighter books sometimes. This novel boils down to a young adult romance story about forbidden love. It's a plot that isn't original, let's face it. It's not new or inspiring, but I just really liked it.

Numerous sim
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Feb 15, 2013 Dark Faerie Tales rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: The aftermath of a first kiss has led to the tension leading to the next kiss.

Opening Sentence: I tried not to look at Kevin Lazarus’ lips, or remember how they tasted.

The Review:

Kiss Me Again is the sequel to Rachel Vail’s If We Kiss. There is a lot of charm in this book, mostly from the main character, but also from the scenarios that Vail writes about. Family, love, and relationships theme the pages of the book, and it was fun to read.

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Kiss Me Again is the sequel to Rachel Vail’s If We Kiss. There is a lot of charm in this book, mostly from the main character, but also from the scenarios that Vail writes about. Family, love, and relationships theme the pages of the book, and it was fun to read.

Awkwardness abound as Charlie and Kevin are now stepsiblings. After the marriage of her and Kevin’s parents, after the broken friendship between Tess and herself, and after the confusion of her relationship wi
Once Upon a Twilight
I thought this book was really good and really cute all in one. It was written really well and the way the author wrote the book was amazing because you felt like you were part of the book and that you were experiencing everything the characters went through. It was a very addicting book that I couldn't put down. I was able to finish it in a couple of days because it was a very fast moving book that kept you on your toes and kept you wondering what will happen next. It was like reading somebodie ...more
Jul 04, 2013 Lo rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, 2013

This is the kind of book I am embarrassed to enjoy--especially since I'm the kind of person who enjoys "meaningful" books--so I really shouldn't be liking a book all about one girl's annoying interest in somebody she shouldn't be loving, along with other kinks in the writing such as annoying friend issues, uncanny similarities in several characters, and problems that seem way worse than they really are or should be. But the amount of awkwardness from the sexual tension in this novel made me
Apr 21, 2015 Flor rated it really liked it
Flor Cristerna
Rachel Vail:Kiss Me Again

This Book was about how Charlie and Kevin used to be together then when their parents got married they were forced to live with eachother.Charlie is an only child and she lives with her mom.Kevin Has a little sister named sam and they are now Step brothers.Charlie has had a big crush on Kevin since he dated her bestfriend tess.It has been very hard for charlie to not like Kevin .She has to keep it a secret from her bestfriend Because then she will lose he
Jul 29, 2014 Jade rated it liked it
Although I was a bit disappointed about the direction this book took, it was okay.

To sum it up, this is the sequel to "If We Kiss", a novel that depicts the crazy life of 15 year old Charlie, who has started a secret romantic relationship with her step brother Kevin.

"Kiss Me Again" starts up right where we left off, with Charlie in Kevin's arms, which is pretty much the whole story. Aside from a few details such as: George is now Charlie's unofficial ex boyfriend, so he is cut from the story c
Apr 05, 2013 Marley rated it it was ok
I wasn't sure if this book was entirely necessary--there's been such a time difference between this book and the last one..and it shows, even in the technology used. Charlie is pretty much in the same place she was at the end of the last novel. Realistically, it doesn't seem like that kind of situation would be so easily resolved, considering they're teenagers who just recently got forced into being siblings suddenly. Especially since they like each other.
Feb 22, 2015 Alexis rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
I really didn't care for this book. I had listened to an audiobook version of "Unfriended" also by Rachel Vail last week and enjoyed it so I decided to give reading one of hers a shot since they're pretty quick.

To be fair, this was a very quick read. Huge text on the page and small chapters. I'm definitely to old for these but I just wanted something quick and fluffy.

So, the thing I had the largest problem with was the main plot : boy and girl (Kevin and Charlie) were crushing on each other but
Jun 11, 2015 Mayra rated it it was ok
I was really excited to read this book after finishing the first one and was a little disappointment because I felt that so much was unresolved. I enjoyed reading more about Charlie and Kevin and how the dynamics were changing now that they were "family" but the attraction was still there. Once again the title of this book does not reflect what the story is about. When I finished the book I was left with questions such as ... how long will Tess and Charlie be friends before Charlie realizes she ...more
Sharon Mariampillai
This book is about a girl who crushes on a boy for a long time but at the end she has no chance to like him anymore but that doesn't stop Kevin or Charlie from liking each other or doing anything any further. Even though the author didn't really tell or give a background story about either Charlie or Kevin, she still give a lot of information about one another. I would recommend this book to those who like to read about romance.
Apr 14, 2016 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give this book 3.5 stars

This book was much better than the first one. The characters were less annoying and more mature.

A few things that kinda bugged me:

So Tess and Charlie made up but it seemed like Charlie would do anything to regain her friendship and it seems like Tess knows that. Tess would say that they're best friends again and expect Charlie to go back to their routine when they were best friends before. Tess wants to know all of the gossip and where Charlie is 24/7 (it seemed li
Feb 04, 2016 Salsabrarian rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, romance, stepfamilies
More of a 2.5 rating. Charlie (for Charlotte) and Kevin are now stepsiblings...and they are both strongly attracted to each other. As if Charlie didn't have enough to deal with, she's learning to live in a family that's grown from two to five, and trying heal her relationship with best friend Tess. Teen girls may enjoy the Judy Blume-like informality of this book although I found Charlie somewhat offputting as a character and wishy-washy in affairs of the heart. Guess I'm too old to appreciate t ...more
May 03, 2016 Mia rated it really liked it
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Jan 21, 2014 XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of the first book.
Recommended to XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL by:, public library.
I have to admit, I did not realize that there was a first book to this until I brought it back from the library. But luckily, it explained what happened, so I got the gist of it and was t confused. I was mostly attracted to the cover because it was really cute and when I read the back of the book. It made me feel really interested and wanted to read it so badly. The plot was really good and unique. I could tell it was a little awkward for Charlie because she had kissed her best friends boyfriend ...more
Apr 21, 2015 Denis rated it really liked it
I read Kiss Me Again by Rachel Vail the second book this book was about how Kevin and Charlie live together since both of there parents got married and made it worse since they like each other even though it is a secret.I choose this book because it was the second book and I wanted to see what happens next. My favorite part of this book was the ending when charlie and Kevin hold hands and are finally together. My least favorite part was when they both started fighting with each other and saying ...more
Jan 10, 2014 Sherry rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
I thoroughly enjoyed Kiss Me Again, by Rachel Vail. Until I began reading, I didn’t realize it was book two in a series, but I don’t think my understanding of the characters or situation suffered at all from not having read book one. I truly liked the main character Charlie. She was a very well-written, believable fifteen year old with fears and urges and doubts. What I liked best about her is her ability to think things through and figure things out. It wasn’t that she never did the wrong thing ...more
Dylan Engbrocks
Mar 14, 2016 Dylan Engbrocks rated it really liked it
The book "Kiss Me Again" by Rachel Vail is very good. The main character's mom gets married to her crush, Kevin's, dad. Meanwhile her and her bestfriend Tess are having a conflict because of him. Kevin and her are very close, maybe a lottle too close. They continue to sneak around. Will they get caught, and what will happen with Tess?

I liked this book a lot. It was very interseting. I enjoyed reading it because it was so interesting. I really like all of the characters and the story in general.
Oct 19, 2014 Ercyann rated it it was amazing
Many things can change your life around but when one big situation changes everything, will there ever be a solution?. Charlie Collins doesn't know what to do about Kevin Lazarus, her crush and now becoming her stepbrother. This book is about a girl who crushes on a boy for a long time but at the end she has no chance to like him anymore but that doesn't stop Kevin or Charlie from liking each other or doing anything any further. Even though the author didn't really tell or give a background stor ...more
Sep 28, 2015 Ryan rated it it was amazing
This book has me literally screaming! While I haven't been reading my romance novels as often as I usually do this one literally has got me right back in the groove. With the main charachter's sarcasm and relatibility it's hard not to pretend you aren't Charlie Collins faced with the dillema of liking your insanely hot stepbrother.

Literally cannot get enough of the first half of the book! Only problem is that I am a senior and these freshman have more drama in their love life than I think I did
Juliana Monroy
Jan 13, 2015 Juliana Monroy rated it really liked it

I have been reading the book Kiss Me Again by Rachel Vail. Rachel Vail was born on July 25, 1966, and she is an author who writes books primarily for children and young adults. She was born in Manhattan, New York, but grew up in New Rochelle, New York. She attended Georgetown University and also graduated from there as well.

Kiss Me Again is told from Charlie's perspective and begins on the day of the big wedding. She has spent most of her life alone with her mother, but from this day forward he
May 18, 2016 Michelle rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-romance
soooo maybe i checked this out from the library because it mentioned crushing on a stepbrother and i had just finished rewatching clueless and i was on a paul rudd high. and despite not reading the first book, i figured it would be easy to catch up.

i'm not sure if reading the first book would've made me like this more, but ok, here's the thing: they're? in? 9th grade?? that was honestly the most unbelievable part of it. not the fact that the stepfather didn't notice his son and stepdaughter sle
Megan (The Book Babe)
Kiss Me Again I've been wanting to continue Charlie and Kevin's story for a long time - but what I didn't realize was thatKiss Me Againwould leave me with just as many questions as the first book! I mean, really. I was hoping for this book to resolve their romance - but I just have more questions about how they're going to make it work! That ending honestly felt like a cop out to me.

Kevin and Charlie were absolutely perfect together - they're the greatest mix of awkward and adorable. Just like t
Feb 12, 2014 Lindie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-love-love
To be honest, I really love If We Kissed, but it still left some questions unanswered. For example, why did Kevin go out with Tess in first place? Because Charlie kept pushing him about rather he liked Tess or not? Or because he liked Charlie but she's been avoiding him, so he settled for Tess? Or is it that the first kiss was meant for Tess but he got her confused with Charlie? What!?

As for Kiss Me Again, I couldn't put the book down. I finished it in a day (yes I was that much into it.) the s
Ms. Yingling
Jan 08, 2013 Ms. Yingling rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
In this sequel to If We Kiss (2006), Charlie is back, and the problem is that her crush, Kevin Lazarus, is now her step brother and living just down the hall from her, using her soap, eating dinner with the blended family, and generally making life uncomfortable. Fr a while, she tries to date George, but kissing him just doesn't have the zing that kissing Kevin has. She has other issues as well-- she's still trying to make things right with Tess, who was her best friend but who dated Kevin, tryi ...more
Nov 24, 2012 Anne rated it it was amazing
In compliance with FTC guidelines, I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

I had to go buy the first book through my kindle and I was a bit worried that it wasn't worth it. But it was. Although I am not of teenage years anymore, it really reminds me of it and even as an adult I enjoy the books thoroughly. The second book was as good as the first book even though the ending was a bit unrealistic to me. How possible is it to fall in love with a boy who soon became your step brot
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