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Kissing in Cars

(Kiss and Make Up #1)

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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, handsom
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Kindle Edition, 231 pages
Published January 26th 2014 by Amazon Digital Services
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Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
3.5 stars!

Review at Of Pens and Pages.

Kissing in Cars is a cute start to the Kiss and Make Up series. Teenage drama and hormones galore. Everything you’d expect in high school.

Apart from the annoying tap tap tap of the girl texting in study hall, it was a normal day for Molly Wakefield. It’s hot as balls and her skin is sticking to the chair and she’s starting to regret wearing a short skirt to school. To make things more interesting, Molly spots Weston McGrath, the unattainable hockey star of
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Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
This one is an oldie but hey it’s Sara Ney.

I usually stray away from Young Adult books, but every once in awhile I get a craving for them. And this one, I fell for. And holy crap, I want more!!!!! After that last sentence, gimme gimme gimme more to Weston & Molly.



Molly & Weston are both seniors in high school, neither one has had a boyfriend or a girlfriend. Doesn’t mean they haven’t dated nor ever fooled around. Weston has dedicated his life to hockey so he has no time for a steady girl, Mol
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Meags
4 Stars

I believe this was Ney’s debut novel and as such I feel it was a damn good first offering. She delivers stories in the young adult/new adult romance genre, featuring a good dose of teen angst and capturing all those first-love feels, representing the behaviour and characteristics of the age group pretty damn perfectly.

Here, we follow the unexpected but extremely sweet and sexy romance between high school seniors, Molly Wakefield and Weston McGrath.

Molly is smart, fun, and laid back; she
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Jacob Proffitt
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I ended up enjoying this quite a bit. It's a YA romance, but on the mature side and includes sex as an expectation of relationships—and sometimes non-relationships, frankly. The story's biggest strength is Molly, at least for me. I was engaged with her from the start and really enjoyed her frank evaluations and refusal to do the expected. She likes being in the background and tends to enjoy being the observer in social situations, but isn't afraid of attention or reluctant to defend herself if c ...more
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
DNF at 50% there's just too many outdated references to make it relevant anymore and it's so childish a lot of the times. ...more
Alla
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I´m on a Sara Ney bing at the moment.
Cute one, I really enjoyed it.
Michelle
So cute.

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This book was so cute. I 've not read a YA book in a while so it was nice to read something light. Molly and Weston are great together. Weston is your typical cocky hockey player who has girls all over him. But one girl has caught his eye and that's Molly Wakefield. The only thing is Weston can say stupid things. He's not used to dating girls so keeping Molly on his side is wasnt easy.

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I thought this book was good. I m a big fan of Sara Neys books. She alway makes great character
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CeCe
DNF 55%

This my opinion/thoughts as to why the book did not work for me.
I liked Molly at first, but then all the quotes/advices from her friends at the beginning of each chapter annoyed me. Jenna, her BFF annoyed me the most. How could Molly be friends with a girl who flirts and talks about other guys in front of her own boyfriend? I would never want my daughter or son to treat another human being like that. So disrespectful and selfish to not think of other people's feelings.

It would have been
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JadeShea
Kissing In Cars begins with Molly sitting in class waiting for the day to end. She's just ready to go home until she feels someone staring at her. When she looks up she catches Weston staring at her. The local hockey star who doesn't "date" or have "girlfriends." So Molly isn't sure what to think, but she knows she doesn't want to deal with any of that. And Weston who is just now noticing how beautiful Molly is doesn't know how to react to her either, but he knows he wants to ask her out. And th ...more
Just Josie
What a sweet and innocent ride.

Sara Ney writes lovely. I must say I prefer her newer works(#douchebagfortheWIN) , plus I am not the biggest fan of High School YA- but this was so sweet and innocent, and Ney has such a nice flow to her writing.

Molly is a pretty girl, who one day gets the attention from the school “ asshole” Weston. Who also happens to be a god damn hockey player(#loveSPORTromance)
I wasn’t really getting the “asshole vibe”- but I think that is mainly because the book was more “
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Shannie's ⭐️Lookin' 4 My Next BBF⭐️
That was such a cute story I wasn’t ready for it to end!! Who knew kissing & making out could create so much steam!!! 🔥
Meredith Wilson
Sep 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I have read almost everything that Sara Ney has written and loved them all. But with this one, it fell a bit flat for me. The writing was great and the story flowed nicely, but the plot was thin and the romance was lacking. However, I did find this to be a cute and entertaining YA read.

The character development was decent, but their immaturity drove me crazy. Weston and the way he went about things with Molly, constantly messing up. I guess this boiled down to his inexperience with girls and dat
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Gayatri
Theres not much to say about this book. Its never a good sign when you forget what the boo is about when you are writing a review. There was no character development in this book and it left me feeling extremely unsatisfied. I hate books that leave me feeling unfulfilled. All I got out of this book is that all guys are assholes and all girls are idiots except exceptions which are ironically the main characters. I think Molly was the biggest idiot of them all. The amount of times she took back We ...more
Meegz Reads
Aug 23, 2018 rated it liked it
*3 Stars*

I really don't know how to write my review for this one. I've read Sara's Douchebag series previously, and I really love those books. This one though, it fell a little flat for me. I'm thinking its because I'm getting to that point where YA books are a little too young for me now, and all this high school drama just annoys me.

I don't think I particularly liked any of the characters to be honest. I was keen to see what would happen and I read the book fairly fast, but it was way too
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Siobhan Davis
Weston appears to be your stereotypical asshole hockey player player and the type of boy that Molly usually steers well clear of, however, appearances can be deceiving.

I really enjoyed the start to the Kiss & Make Up series by Sara Ney. Molly was a great MC with lots of spunk and a genuine heart. She wasn't afraid to speak her mind or articulate her feelings even in front of the hotness that was Weston and I really admired her self-confidence. Her friend Jenna was funny but she also irked me wi
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Jacqueline
Witty, funny and lots of feels for the most part. I really dislike grand gestures so the ending spoilt this for me a bit. And after that delish build-up I was ready for some good smut, but sadly, there was none.

Still, most of it was fab with lots of good, warm stuff to keep me interested.

Complete story and available on ku. Recommended.
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

I love Sara Ney and all of her words and oh my goodness y'all...! what a sweet, sweet series that will have you smiling, swooning, reminiscing good times, and remembering all of those good, angsty, unforgettable high school feelings that always remain with you.

Kissing In Cars was a quick standalone that will have you all in your feelings and loving every moment of it. He's the popular, cool kid. She's the good girl. It's complicated but isn't high school? Molly and Wes stole the show rig
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Kelly
Sep 26, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't stand any of the characters. This book was first published in 2014 and it didn't age well or at least I hope it didn't because I would hate to read a 2020 book with characters like these. Ugh. They were so annoying to say the least. I knew I was probably going to have a problem with this book from the beginning but I kept listening because I hoped to enjoy at least some of the story. I didn't enjoy much of this book. There was a little chemistry at one point but that was it. The posit ...more
Melinda
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read with a huge smile on my face! Loved it!
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I received a copy of Kissing In Cars for an honest review

Hmm, where to start with this one.

This is one of those books that I wanted to love but just kinda liked. I am wondering if it is because of the age of the characters and my age (old fart here), if that is a big part of my problems with it. Or the fact that I am also listening to a NA hockey book with characters only a few years older than this book and it is making the characters seem so much more immature.

I think we are supposed to love M
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Moments
Mar 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: review
Overall this is a quick nice read.

The plot is not complicated but funny and not boring, the hormones are running high so don't be surprised when there is constant talk about guys, kissing, making out, sex and so on... But it's teenage romance so there is more talking than doing.

I liked Molly because she is not a giggling silly girl but seems to actually have a brain BUT sometimes she is way too naive and somehow "unreal". I mean it's nice to read about a girl that has some self-esteem for a ch
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Tiffany Readz
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars Very Cute, Very YA

While it features her signature d-bag leading man, this isn't the typr of Sara Ney book I am use to. It was cute, however I'm probably too old to appreciate a high school book. Plus, I have a fifteen year old daughter and get to hear this kind of stuff in real life. That said, it was nice to finally meet Weston and Molly, as I have already read the first book in this series.

Kissing in Cars reads like a teeny bopper movie, hot untouchable guy, normal girl that admires
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Jamie
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book, but unfortunately that wasn't the case :(. Their relationship was weird because the H never stood up for the h, or even acted like he liked her. And I definitely needed waaaaaaaay more groveling from Weston. I feel like these two weren't even in a relationship at all. I don't think I'll be rereading this anytime soon... ...more
Samantha Larkin
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Oh my god I’m getting old!

This would’ve been awesome if only I was younger!

Love Sara Ney! So I think it was just the high school part I struggled with. I’m going to try the college one (h’s big brothers story) an see if that’s more my speed!
Courtney
Jun 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Didn't keep me hooked, didn't like it at all. ...more
Nikki Pennington
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 STARS!

"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 Mc
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Lisa Mandina
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars actually. I know a lot of people will probably complain about how this is written, but honestly it flows a lot like how I think. And to me, it sounded perfectly like the way I'd imagine a teenager thinks, or the way at least I thought as a teenager. So much about it cracked me up. I was laughing out loud sitting in public. There were a few things that were predictable, another thing people might have issues with. Personally though, I found that those really were done almost tongue-in-c ...more
BookSmackedMel
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was sooooo freaking cute. High school dating making me all smiley and giggly. From the awkward moments to the cute sighing moments

Weston was your typical high school jock with a little bit of a shove your foot in your mouth demeanour. Molly was that average girl in high school who had a close group of friends and swoooned over the guy.

The moments between Wes and Molly were that of a typical romance in high school. They had bumps and miscommunication that made your heart pound and at
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
I have loved Sara Ney's Douchebag series and wanted to give this a try. This was a really quick and sweet romance set in high school. While the characters were young at 18 years old and not what I usually read, I could not get enough!

In this book we have Molly, an all around High School good girl who's sweet, caring and popular and Weston who is the school's bad boy captain of the Hockey team. What happens when the good girl catches the eye of the bad boy with the player reputation? Will she giv
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