Kissing Ezra Holtz (and Other Things I Did for Science)
Seventeen-year-old Amalia Yaabez and Ezra Holtz couldn’t be more different. They’ve known (and avoided) each other their whole lives; she unable to stand his buttoned-up, arrogant, perfect disposition, and he unwilling to deal with her slacker, rule-breaking way of moving through the world.
When they ar ...more
"That’s when he kisses me.📖 BUY THIS BOOK: Amazon 🌼 Kobo 🌼 Barnes and Noble 📖
It’s not tentative, it’s not a question mark, but of course it isn’t; Ezra hates question marks."
Much thanks to Edelweiss, Sky Pony and Simon & Schuster for this complimentary copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own.
📚 Series: No
📚 Genre: Mature Young Adult Romance
📚 POV: First Person. (h)
📚 Cliffhanger: No.
⚠ Content Warnings: Slutshaming. Misconceptions of Bisexuality and the LGBTQ+ Co ...more
I liked Amalia and Ezra well enough. She’s struggling with some things in her life and trying to find where her place is now. She might be a bit prickly and quite standoff-ish, but for the most part, I was settled into her inner monologue. Ezra was interesting, but I really wish we could have gotten even one chapter in his POV. And both of their family members are fantas ...more
I downloaded this book on a complete whim. The cover is shite but the blurb featured enemies-to-lovers, which I love, so I figured it would be an easy way to pass a couple of hours.
It was so much more than that. I cannot remember the last time I read a book which had such an emotional impact on me.
No, it wasn't perfect: Amalia is a bitch, and she annoyed me on so many levels. She characterises herself as the 'manic pixie dream girl', w ...more
Amalia and Ezra , the two protagonists are both jewish and they're family friends. Amalia is an unconventional jew who has a lot of fun while Ezra is a typical god fearing nerd. When Amalia's life faces some major changes , she got paired up with Ezra for an assignment. When they decide to work on a project to match up a few people to see if they fall in love for a psychology assignment , things get JUICY.
The MC's character arcs couldn't be more differ ...more
Received a complimentary copy from publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
There was this one stand-up comedy audition I once watched and the judges (stand-up comedians themselves) rated one of their applicants the highest not just because of how well he executed his jokes, the timing, tone, connection-with-audience etc; but mainly because of the diversity of his content. Each and every topic that he addressed ...more
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This review might be a little incoherent because I don't know how to articulate my love for this book. I read The Art of French Kissing by Brianna Shrum last summer and loved it so much, so when I saw the opportunity to read her most recent release early, I jumped on it. This book came out in June, and I...more
I like how the main characters are Jewish and how it is not just a side thing or that it makes up the character as a whole. It offered many educational nuggets about the faith but did not just rehash facts.
This was a very light and fun read. It was kind of slow going but 1/3 into the plot started to speed up.
Good read for anyone who likes Realistic YA Romance with a twist of science.
I adored The Art Of French Kissing, which I talk about all the time haha. I was so happy when the author announced she had another book coming out that was going to have the enemies-to-lovers trope and deal with figuring out what you want to do in life. It sounded so cute and really, really good.
Brianna R. Shrum seems to write about a little piece of my soul in each book. I saw myself so well with the anxiety rep in The Art Of French Kissing, and while this book deals with a differ ...more
A fresh take on enemies to lovers in the modern ages with a queer MC.
Amalia Yaabez and Ezra Holtz get paired for a psychology project and decide to try to play with love. But will they play with it or will it play with them? She may be th ...more
This is the story of Amalia Yaabez coming to terms with her first major disappoint and learning how to adapt and move forward. During this difficult time she is paired up ...more
I tried really hard with this one, and the premise sounded great. But Amalia was just soooo unlikable that I didn't want to read it. I felt bad for Ezra for having to put up with her. She seemed lazy, fickle, moody, and unpleasant to be around. Some may not agree with my opinion, but this one just didn't work for me.