The First Kiss Hypothesis
But after four years of zero-reaction kisses, she ...more
“A kiss with chemistry is different from a kiss without chemistry. Period.”
This was a YA contemporary romance story, about a girl with a scientific theory about first kisses.
I liked Nora and Eli, and I liked how relaxed they were around each other. It was also nice the way that Eli always drove Nora to school after she broke someone’s leg during drivers ed.
The storyline in this was about No ...more
3.5 “Science, Friendship and Love” Stars
ARC via NetGalley
Thank you, Entangled Teen (Crush)!!
I’ve been on a BFF-to-more trope vibe lately, and this is probably the one with one of the most unique premise I’ve read lately. That’s because of Nora Reid’s obsession with the first kiss hypothesis and finding true love.
While with the BFF trope we normally have characters fighting their attraction to each other because they’re afraid to lose their friendship, here we have Nora refusing to move her hot b ...more
When I saw a science term in the title, I jumped at the opportunity to read this book, and I was really glad I did, because this one gave me miles of smiles.
•Pro: First and foremost, this was a friends-to-more story, and I love those.
•Pro: These two had soooooo much history, ten years worth, to be exact, and Mandelski ...more
Nora believes this Hypothesis and is trying to find her first kisses. Her methods include charity Kissing booths and plenty of first dates. Her grandmother found her soulmate after one kiss and married 2 weeks later. Nora wants her experience.
Eli is trying to prove the hypothesis is untrue. Nora and Eli have already shared their first kiss and it wasn't magi ...more
This is another cute YA novel with the standard one could expected from Entangled Crush. I'll never say enough how much I live for their releases. I always feel sad when I can't pick more to review but I always make sure to find room at least one. I don't regret picking this one up.
Nora had a hypothesis she's formed based on the story of how her grandmother knew her grandfather would be the per ...more
Nora and Eli have been best friends ever since Nora moved in next door when they were eight. Nora’s grandmother told her a story about how when she and Nora’s grandfather kissed for the first time, the earth shook etc and they knew right then that they were meant to be together. Nora has been tryin ...more
What a fun contemporary! Although, contemporaries are usually always fun. There were so many positives in this book, it made my heart happy. Even though the MCs drove me a bit nuts at times with their really irritating teenage thought processes. But hey, teenagers of all ages drive me nuts. I think it's because I'm old.
Like I said, this book has a lot of positives ...more
3.5 stars -- I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.
Well that was an up and down ride!! It started off really strong, I absolutely adored the author's voice in this one. There was a bit of sassiness and snark that was delightful. I spent time both loving and hating BOTH characters, but in this case (unlike my previous read), I'm happy to say they redeemed themselves and showed those two words I lov ...more
When it comes down to it, this book was a fairly decent book. I got from it exactly what I expected form this type of YA contemporary romance novel. There was nothing really new added to the table here and that would have been fine by me, it’s just that a lot of the YA contemporary tropes it had have always been a bit problematic for me.
This is about Nora, a girl who is determined to find her one true love, which she thinks will be revealed to her by the magic of their first kiss. B ...more
Love Eli. Poor dude was friend zoned due to a silly hypothesis and kiss in like 7th or 8th grade.. he was a sweet kind guy just trying to find himself and resigned to feel like he was not much. I think this was because he felt that is how his parents saw him. He was smart but didn’t really apply himself. He was hopeless in love with his next door neighbor. A girl he respects and trusts. A girl he believed in and wanted by his side no matter what.
Nora thou ...more
Nora crossed Eli, her best friend, off her possibilities list in middle school after a horrible first kiss that definitely did not create the reaction she's looking for. Now if only she could get rid of her feelings for him... However, as Nora concocts a scheme to get over Eli Costas once and for all, he comes up with a p ...more
Young Adult age-range: 13+ due to language. Kissing.
Nora's grandparents met and shared an earth-shattering kiss, and they spent the next 40+ years living happily ever after. As the child of divorce, Nora is holding onto her dementia-addled grandmother's inspiring story of love, wanting a lifetime of what her grandparents had, never what her parents did/have with other people. This has skewed Nora, missing what is being o ...more
However, she still can' ...more
I am a sucker for best friends turned love interests and thought the idea behind this book ...more
Nora Reid loves science and she has a hypothesis. She believes in it, she lives by it and she's determined to prove it "for each person in the world, there is exactly one other person, and at first kiss, they'll experience an immediate and intense reaction".
Nora's grandmother married her soulmate just two weeks after their earth-moving first kiss and she believes they experienced a happily ever after, once in a lifetime, storybook romance. ...more
This is the first novel I read by Madelski, I really enjoyed her writing style and her wit. While she doesn't dwell too much on issues, she does dig deep enough to give it some weight. It's not just fluff, there is a wee bit more to this.
The story line is swoony, sweet and fun. I mean the outcome is kinda clear. But the ride there is thoroughly enjoyab ...more
The story is written on a first person point of view of Eli and Nora. Readers will become addicted with the author's writing style and will find it hard to stop reading once started.
The First Kiss Hypothesis is an exciting mixture of bestfriends-to-lovers trope and scientific methods. It has a light story that could make you swoon if you're into fluffy romances ...more
Nora and Eli were absolutely adorable together--best friends to lovers in the best of possible ways, with just a tiny little detour (or, okay, a whole book's worth) thanks to Nora's love of science and her more-than-a-little-questionable "hypothesis." (Still, I got where she was coming from, and fortunately, like the excellent scientist she was, she knew when it was finally time to let that particular belief go.)
So...best friends to lovers, an adorable kitten, a little brother ...more
The First Kiss Hypothesis was a thoroughly enjoyable YA read. I really enjoyed reading about the characters and the entire message of what true love is.
The First Kiss Hypothesis features Nora Reids and Eli Coastas. Both have them have been best friends since childhood, and Nora stuck Eli into the friend zone after a disastrous first kiss.
Nora was a fun heroine. I loved her character development in the book. Her scientist methods of testing first kisses seemed unrealistic at first...more
The First Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski was cute and entertaining. I sure did want to slap Nora around a time or two, but Eli seemed like a fun dude. Their friendship is pretty adorable. I love how they treat each other and interact. Even taking the romance out of the equation, there is a deep love there. It was quite beautiful.
The ARC of The First Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski was kindly provided to me by Chapter by Chapter for review. The ...more
Nora Reid believes scientific laws control everything, even love. With her grandparents’ epic first kiss story cemented in her brain, Nora develops a hypothesis she’s determined to prove:for each person in the world, there is exactly one other person, and at first kiss, they’ll experience an immediate and intense reaction....more
But after four years of zero-reaction kisses, she comes up with a new theory: maybe that pesky crush on her stunningly hot best friend Eli Costas is skewing her results.
I’m a romance nerd and ridiculously addicted to Entangled Teen (Crush) books. They’re delightful, cutesy, and so much fun to read. The First Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski is no exception and had me hooked from the beginning.
I LOVE friends to lovers stories and this one most definitely did not disappoint. The plot was entertaining, hilarious, and had plenty of sweet moments that made me smile like a dork. Nora’s theory about finding true love, while quite sil ...more
I received this copy in exchange for an honest review from Entangled Teen publishing. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you Entangled Teen!
I wish there was a 3.5 stars option on GoodReads. I enjoyed this, quite a bit, but there were somethings about it that had me pause.
The best friends/people next door trope is something I have always enjoyed. And I enjoy it more when there is no unnecessary love triangle or cattiness, which thankfully, ...more
After quite a few detours, my dream of having a book on that library shelf is finally comi ...more