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3.71  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  54 reviews
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 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 ge
Kindle Edition, 83 pages
Published May 14th 2016 by Inkspell Publishing
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May 08, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really, really wanted to like this book. Not because I was given this for a review, but the plot was promising.
What a letdown. So where to begin with the many things that got me face palming, eye rolling, and if not for the fact that it was on my kindle, wanting to throw it against a wall.

The characters were pathetic, boring, that it made the story seem to drag on and make no sense. I can sum up this whole thing for you so you don’t need to bother to read it. Ordinary girl meets pop star boy o
I love YA romance done well. But this one... well it isn't as well done as I would want it, it's more medium-rare.... (yeah, I make bad meat-related puns sometimes).
The plot, the whole story seems interesting when you read the blurb. But it doesn't deliver as much as it promises. The characters are fine, but the whole time I felt like everything was developed in a very childish manner. And the vocabulary used is a stereotype, which annoyed me most, teenagers don't talk like that. The atmosphere
I received this book free in an exchange for an honest review

This book was a short good read (see what I did there with the 'good read'?? Awesome, right? I know!;)

Both Hannah and Theo were very relatable, I feel like sometimes we forget that famous people and celebs are people too. It was a good reminder to see them as people with fears and insecurities just like anyone. Hannah is a shy, timid, introvert who avoids any unnecessary contact with any human, she loves to blend in which is quite iron
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

The Story of “Kisses on a Paper Airplane” by Sarah Vance-Tompkins is a sweet one. The romantic kind of story that every teenager … nope let’s be honest – that every girl AND woman dreams of.

We do not really get to know Theo that well even if the story is told from both sides the reader has to work with the public view of him that Hannah is conveying to the reader.

Hannah on the other hand is in her own mind a lot and thinking quite loud.

There are some interesting dialogues between them and havin
Melinda Howard
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

This was a really enjoyable and cute romance set against the backdrop of multiples flights, airports and a wedding. I loved the main characters Hannah and Theo as they were life-like and flawed just like all the rest of us. I really respected Hannah as after receiving harsh criticism from a teacher she didn't let it destroy her but instead embraced it. I also liked the fact that the author portrayed Theo not as a stuck-up and
Bran Pendergrass
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge
I loved this little corner of romantic guilty pleasure! It did feel a bit rushed and I wanted more story which was why I gave it a 4 star review. It hit the spot and kicked me right in the feels!
Annelise Lestrange
Review originally posted on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange :)

I received this copy from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Let's go :D

The Story

Theo Callahan is a teen pop star that is really trying to stay away from romance after what happened with his former girlfriend, supermodel Olivia. But a random meeting with a girl at London’s airport starts to change things for him. For the first time in years Theo was just T, the geeky awkward boy, not Theo the hot star. The
I was given a copy of this book for free through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

2.5 stars.

It's short and sweet, but it wasn't particularly spectacular to me. If you like Jennifer E. Smith's books, then you might like this one. It has kind of the same feel. It was similar to The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, but I like that one slightly more.

I don't feel like I got to know the characters very well, to be honest. There are a few flashbacks of Hannah's prior to the cur
Paula  Phillips
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favourite themes to read about and one that I certainly am a sucker for is the Cinderella type stories where your ordinary plain Jane meets a handsome guy and they can fall in love or even have a "moment" , a just for now instead of a HEA. One that can be story that they will reflect on in the future. Kisses on a Paper Airplane was one of those books. Hannah is flying back home for her mother's impromptu wedding and is travelling in luxury from London to New York as her new stepdad -to ...more
Veronica of V's Reads
Hannah is a nineteen year old drama student studying abroad at RADA, the premiere acting school in London, returning home to Wisconsin to attend her widowed mother’s whirlwind wedding. She’s not only innocent–never even been kissed–she’s terrified of flying. The First Class ticket is a godsend from her new step-father-to-be, but Hannah’s panic overcomes her in the lounge where she’s sent when the flight is delayed.

She faints, and is rescued by a sweet, ginger-haired boy who calls himself T. T co
Sep 26, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Kisses on a Paper Airplane is a quick, simple read, but I honestly did not enjoy it.

Hannah Evans is travelling home to attend her mother's wedding. Her step-father-to-be got her a first class ticket from London, and during her time in the first-class lounge, she catches the interest of a good looking pop star AND FAINTS BECAUSE HE'S SO BEAUTIFUL.
There's instalove and there's over dramatic. How many people do you know see a good looking person and pass out. Like, I'm sorry, what?

Once conscious, s
Roz Lee
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sarah Vance-Tompkins is a unique and relatively new voice on the contemporary romance scene, and one well worth following. Her characters are complex and real - so real you'll feel you know them - or you were them, back in the day.

This is a book about firsts and learning to embrace the changes in your life. Told with the touch of humor I've come to expect from this author, this sweet first kiss story will remind you of the wonder of falling in love and leave you smiling and wishing your first ki
Emily Cox
Airports become romantic and enlivening in KISSES ON A PAPER AIRPLANE. A hunky rock star, a quirky girl, and a first-class encounter create a layover that will make any starry-eyed reader jealous.

The story reads as fast as a connecting flight and, when you reach the final page destination, you'll find a smile on your face. No jet lag here.
Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions)
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
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OMG, what took me so long to finally pick this up?! I’ve had this eARC on my kindle for ages, as in, since August, but I haven’t had the time or the mood to pick it up. But because I’ve vowed to be better at reading my galleys this year, and my goal is to read my backlogged ARCs from Netgalley, I decided to start this one, and it was a great decision.

This is a very short book, VERY VERY SHORT, and that was my main complaint about it, because I needed more. Because the writin
Lisa Bentley
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you love pure escapist pleasure in under 150 pages then Kisses on Paper Airplanes by Sarah Vance-Tompkins is for you.

I absolutely adored it.

Kisses on Paper Airplanes has everything that a romantic short should have. In fact, I think any of us who love reading romance can honestly say that we have had this fantasy. You know the one, girl meets boy, boy and girl flirt and fall for each other, girl doesn’t realise straight away that they boy is famous. I can honestly say I have had that fantasy
Aug 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Airports can be romantic, right? Sure, if it's on TV, if it's in a movie, or if it's the plot of a book. Falling in love in an airport is a cute fantasy and this book delivered on that.

The story was simple and fast paced. The events were delivered in a smooth manner that made sense to the plot of the story. We had Hannah and Theo that were accidentally following each other's itineraries. The description of the first class lounge, first class versus coach in the airplane, and the madness that peo
I received this ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.

A quick read about two people who find each other when they least expect it. Hannah is headed home from London to her moms wedding. Theo is heading to the states after a public breakup with his girlfriend and band mates. When Hannah meets Theo she faints and from there things begin to blossom. A quick page turner, but with very little character development.
John Clark
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short, sweet, satisfying. Not a new plot idea, but well done here. Shy, quiet, but very likable girl meets hot, hurting singer on her way home from a tryout for the London theater. She doesn't recognize him until after the chemistry starts, but when she does, her impulsive act sets in motion misunderstanding. Great book for romance lovers.
Amber Hodges
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was such a cute and fun read. I knew it was short and that usually scares me with books. When a book is under 100 pages it usually doesn't get any good character depth and the book feels rushed. That was not the case here.

I love Theo. He seems like such a misunderstood nerdy guy that is in a spotlight anyway. His character sucked me in right away and made me want more and more of him as the story progressed. He is definitely on my book boyfriend list!

Hannah is a sweetheart. She reminds me
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Kayla (Kayla's Book Nook)
Kisses on a Paper Airplane was quite a fast read weighing in at around 146 pages, but I assure you that despite its tiny size, every single page is packed with loads of cuteness!

When I saw this book on Netgalley, the gorgeous cover and intriguing synopsis screamed my name, so I knew I had to request it. I just knew it would be awesome, and I was right!

To sum up, this story is basically about 18-year old Hannah, who really wants her first kiss to be perfect. Rather than taking on any chance she c
3.5 “Cute & Short Airport Romance” Stars

First of all, let me start by saying how much I like this cover and the title. Together they definitely do their job: call readers to pick up the book and give it a chance.

“Kisses on a Paper Airplane” is the short story of Hannah Evans, a drama student who’s been living in England for the past few months and is now returning home after her mother surprises her by announcing she’s getting married. Needless to say, Hannah isn’t too thrilled about that idea,
Kristyn - Reading to Unwind

Hannah is a student at a drama school in London. She gets a call from her mother that is getting married to a man that she just met and needs her to fly home. Hannah hates flying, but her new stepfather upgrades her to first class for her flight from London to New York. At the airport her flight gets delayed so she goes to the first class lounge to relax and happens upon a strange guy who she finds attractive and then she passes out.

This is a super short story that is told from the perspective o
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The book's setting reminded me of Jennifer Smith's The Statistical Probablity of Love at First Sight. Two strangers, meeting in the airport, what are the chances that they'd have a connection?

Hannah is yet to find a prince that will give her THE FIRST KISS she had been waiting for, and she's off to see her mom wed to a guy she barely even know, while waiting for the results of her audition. It was supposed to be a stressful flight with everything on her pl
Naomi Connor
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

This was a romantic quick read. It was fun and every teenage girls dream.
The characters were easy to read and the story was light with only a little drama.

Hannah is a drama student who is on her way home to attend her mothers wedding to a man she has yet to meet. Based on the first class flight ticket she has bought for her by her soon to be step-dad she is unsure of his intentions.

Theo is a celeb who is trying to
Samantha Bilodeau
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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
Aug 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teens, netgalley
This is a cute fluffy romance. It is yet another story of a girl who finds love with a famous person. This one takes place mostly in airports and on airplanes. Hannah is away at school in London when her mother drops the bombshell that she is getting married and wants Hannah to come to the wedding. Her soon to be stepdad splurges on a first class ticket from London to New York. Terrified of flying and not really supportive of the world wind romance that seems to have swept her mother away, she i ...more
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I don't want to kiss a frog. I'm holding out for Prince Charming.

Hannah's looking for someone. The One with whom she'll have her romantic first kiss. So when she meets a gorgeous boy in an airport, it almost seems like fate.

There's just one problem: The boy is pop sensation Theo Callahan. And though Theo falls for Hannah's meek smile, he worries she's just another crazy fan.

Okay. So this book was cute. It's a light, contemporary read with a sweet female protagonist and a swoonworthy love interes
Sep 14, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honest review based on an ARC provided by Netgalley. Many thanks to the publisher for this opportunity.

This was a short but very cute romantic book.

Never-been-kissed Hannah is freaking out about having to board a plane when this nice but familiar guy starts talking to her, "My friends call me T." It turns out he's the international heartthrob Theo Callahan. For the first time, she notices she actually wants to finally have her first kiss.

What first attracted me was the nice cover, it's simple bu
Jennifer Dicenzo
Now while I am a 42 year old woman, I do at times really enjoy a good YA book. This book was everything I have come to love in a YA book. It had young love, that fresh feeling of new attraction, and drama and yet was done with such an under current of innocence. Theo is a pop star who is trying to escape the ultimate betrayal by his girlfriend and best friend/bandmate. Hannah is a drama student in London returning to her hometown for her mom's wedding. She is a sweet innocent girl who is saving ...more
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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 w ...more

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