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Kiss Me Again (If We Kiss #2)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  678 ratings  ·  89 reviews
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...more
256 pages
Published December 5th 2012 by HarperTeen
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Antonia
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Dark Faerie Tales
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.

Aw...more
Michelle
Posted on Dark Faerie Tales.

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...more
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
Once Upon
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
Ellen
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
Jade
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...more
Sophie
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...more
Michelle
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...more
Marley
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.
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Jan 21, 2014 XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of the first book.
Recommended to XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL by: Goodreads.com, 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
Sherry
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
Ercyann
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
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...more
Lindie
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...more
Ms. Yingling
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
Anne
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...more
Princess Bookie
My Thought: Gosh, I read If We Kiss years ago, so when I saw there was a sequel in the works, I was excited. I love Charlie and Kevin as characters. I love the idea of these novels.

Charlie and Kevin are fun to read about. Charlie is so funny and Kevin is charming in his own way.

In When We Kiss, their families are living together, their parents are married, and they have to adapt to it. Well, they do but they start sneaking kisses when they can. Of course they still have feelings for one another...more
Jana
5 sweet and yummy double chocolate chip cookies.

Cover Love:
Yes. It's such a simple touch and kind of below the table so it might be hidden. Love it!

Why I Wanted to Read This:
I read and adored If We Kiss. I loved the innocence of it all and was excited to read the sequel.

Romance?: Of course!

My Thoughts:
First of all, I am glad these books are set with Charlie and Kevin as freshmen. The things that happen between them seem very true to life and there is still an innocence about them. I am around f...more
Lo
Jul 04, 2013 Lo rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: series, 2013
3.75

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...more
Jessica
See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.

My Thoughts:

This book. Oh my. Okay, so I've been saying off and on about how YA has been kinda "meh" for me as of late. However, this one really had me involved in the story, sitting on the edge of my seat, and pining away for the love to happen.

I read If We Kiss awhile ago and it was one of those absolutely adorable stories. I imagined myself as Charlie and felt all those feelings about what would happen if I kissed Kevin. And the...more
Andi (Andi's ABCs)
I read the first in these series before I even knew it was going to be a series. I remember picking it up because I wanted something fun and man was it man. Charlie has such a personality and wit that I immediately fell in love with her. Fast forward to earlier this year. I was so excited when I found out there would be a follow-up and I was even more excited when it arrived unexpectedly in my mail box. It had been a while since I read If We Kiss so I had forgotten what I had loved in the first...more
Hannah
This is Book 2

Charlie Collins is now the step sister of her long time crush Kevin Lazarus. Kevin, his father and his little sister have all moved into her house and she has to deal with the fact that her crush, who she kissed not that long ago, is now her step brother. Plus the fact that her kissing Kevin is what totally messed up her friendship with her best friend Tess, who also had a crush on Kevin! With him now living under the same roof lines have already been crossed, but what are they goi...more
Lanedee
After reading the first book (If We Kiss), I got so curious because their life doesn't happen to everybody else, does it? And after reading this I really didn't know that there isn't a third book so I searched for it and there isn't and I got so disappointed because I want to know what happened to them. So I hope there will be a third one. I'm crossing my fingers for it.

Anyway, this book is funny and romantic. I love how they handle the situation though they were still young. And I love how they...more
Dana
This book’s saving grace is how much I love the main character, Charlie. She is so witty and clever, without sounding unrealistic. Sometimes authors fall into a trap of writing hyper-witty characters that wind up not sounding like anyone you would actually meet in the hallway of a high school. (John Green, much as I LOVE his books, has a habit of doing this sometimes.) Beyond Charlie’s entertaining voice, I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I wanted to. The plot was pretty boring and I felt like...more
Gabriella Diaz
To be honest I didn't really like the book. It was very slow pasted for me and the main character got a little annoying. But I will say I liked the relationship growth between the main character and the potential love interest. I do think Rachel Vail is a good Arthur so I will give her other books another chance in the future. With that said I didn't really enjoy this book.
Lucy+Love
Okay, so this was a bit better than the first one.
Honestly, I was just annoyed at whatever was going on in Charlie's head (ramblings - mostly) in the first book so I didn't really pay that much attention. This one however, had more story to it - though I felt that some of the complications were never really addressed: What kind of friend Tess REALLY was? Where in the world was George? Did Toby really like Charlie? What happened to Charlie's newspaper/reporter career, or whatever? What was Charli...more
Michelle
the book kiss me again by rachel vail which tells the story of charlie collins a freshman who is fallig inlove with kevin lazarous who is also her now stepbrother charlie doesnt know whether the whole situation with kevin is right or wrong considerng he is also her bestfriend tess's ex boyfriend charlie doesnt know whether this will ruin the realtionship of the freidn she just got back or who knows what overall the book is phenonminal. I love stories like this because it keeps you entertained an...more
Mara
A 3.5.

Cute story, but I never felt like the MCs were in the ninth grade, despite being repeatedly reminded throughout the novel. Charlie's voice-- as well as all of her friends-- sounded much more mature than a ninth grader. Also, they're reading Hamlet in school. It seemed like the author wanted the Hamlet thread to develop into a subplot, but instead it felt tacked on. The job at Cuppa also felt like an afterthought.

Not a lot of action in this novel, but that's okay because the focus was on r...more
Danniele Whitman
So much better than If we kiss. IT was really cute and sweet.
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Birth
I was born on July 25, 1966, in NEW YORK CITY, and grew up in New Rochelle, NY, with my mother, my father, and my younger brother Jon. (And down the street from my future husband, though of course I didn't know that until much later.)

Interests
Some details, I do know-I was very into reading and theater, so I read every book I could get my hands on (especially realistic fiction, either contempo...more
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