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Kissing Kendall

(Gone Wild #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  34 reviews
All Kendall Barnes wants is a nice relaxing cruise to reconnect with her friends from college. Instead, theyre mistakenly booked on a singles cruise. Despite this series of unfortunate events, Kendall is determined to follow through on her original plan At least until she meets a gorgeous stranger who might just be enough to tempt her into breaking all her rules.

ebook, 200 pages
Published March 24th 2020 by Trinkets and Tales LLC (first published March 3rd 2020)
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Kendall is mortified when she realises the calm and relaxing cruise she book for herself and 4 of her college friends is actually a party cruise for singles. So much for spending their days by the pool quietly catching up. It might just be the best mistake she's ever made though since it brings Alex into her life. The last thing workaholic Alex wanted was a holiday but his grandfather booked this cruise for him and his best friend in the hopes that Alex would finally start to unwind and forget ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Kissing Kendall by Katee Robert is book One in the Gone Wild Series. This is the story of Alex Jeffries and Kendall Barnes. Kendall and her former college friends decided to take a cruise to reconnect with their friendship. They move forward to do so but find out the are signed up for a singles party cruise. Kendall ends up meeting Alex on this cruise. Alex is a workaholic who doesn't take vacations but his grandfather insist he takes this cruise and learn to relax some. Alex isn't so happy ...more
Becky Burrier
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Magic of Alex and Kendal.

Connections and amazing attraction are happening before they even speak a word to each other. You can almost feel their instant connection the moment their eyes lock. Love a first site? A vacation fling? Can all this equal a HEA for a slightly neurotic rule follower and a commitment fearing control freak with abandonment issues?

Alex has total bad boy written all over him from the beginning. He does not want to be on this singles cruise and is forced to by his meddling
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Kendall is supposed to be on a relaxing cruise with her friends. Except it's not a "relaxing" cruise, it's a singles cruise. Yep...

But then she meets Alex and he brings out her until now dormant bad girl instincts and suddenly that singles cruise is looking WAY UP! But what happens when the cruise is done? Will they go onto a long distance relationship? What about when she has to bail early for a family emergency? Will Alex let go of his pride and go get his woman?

This is a fun, really sexy
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kendall Barnes was mortified. She'd carefully organized a vacation for her best friends, knowing they could all use a relaxing getaway. She very specifically had NOT gone for a "party cruise" but from the near-orgy on the deck even before the ship left port, she'd made a serious miscalculation somewhere along the line.

Alex Jeffries wasn't thrilled to be on board either. Not a fan of the party scene, he'd much rather be behind the bar at his place, Pop's. Instead, his grandfather had strongarmed
Lynn Brooks
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 STARS!

Explosive chemistry right from the start! With the kick-off book in the highly anticipated Gone Wild series, Katee Robert brings us Kendall's story in KISSING KENDALL. The heat between these two is off the charts and their story was a lot of fun to read. I did feel there was a noticeable lack of interaction between the friends which is the only thing that would have made the book feel even more complete.

Kendall was super easy to like and sympathize with when she discovers the
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Of the four books Ive read in this series, Kissing Kendall is my favorite. I felt the most connection personally to the characters, as well as their chemistry with each other.
Kendall is the organizer of this cruise with her college friends, and being a bit of a homebody, shes appalled that she accidentally booked them on a singles cruise. Alex is pretty much forced to take this cruise, so its more than a little outside his workaholic comfort zone as well.
While they start off flirting, this
Jennifer Pierson
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kendall makes the mistake of booking a single's cruise for her & some of her college friends, and honestly, it's the best thing she ever did. Alex hates every minute of this cruise & time off, as all he does is worry about his bar back home (he didn't book it himself), until he lays eyes on Kendall, and all of a sudden, his focus shifts. See, these two have chemistry in spades, and it's magnified since there aren't a lot of places to get away on a cruise, so the heat is even more leveled ...more
Stella Thompson
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kissing Kendall (Gone Wild Book 1)!

Kissing Kendall is the first book in the new Gone Wild series. Each book is written by a different author, and as such, each has a unique feel and story for each friends story. Five friends embark on a singles party cruise, but Kendall was joining the cruise thinking it would give her an opportunity to reconnect with her college friends.

Along comes Alex! Hes a workaholic wanting to get back to running his familys bar. But his grandfather booked him and his
Katrece Nelson
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Alex Jeffries is my new book boyfriend. He is everything. EV-E-RY-THING!! I was a little worried going into this book cause I had just finished Attracting Aubrey in this series and wasn't that much of a fan so came into Kissing Kendall with my guard up. Kendall and Alex blew that guard right on down.

I loved Kendall's character so much. She's what some would call uptight, detail and plan oriented, maybe a little neurotic and I totally felt that on a spiritual level. Then when she started to let
Lee Ann
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kendall had a great idea for her and 4 of her friends - they'd have a reunion on a cruise and spend their days relaxing and catching up. But things go awry because little did she know that they are on a party cruise for singles! Non-stop partying and people on the prowl is what she's gotten instead, but it works out for her in the best way possible.

Alex, her romantic counterpart, didn't want to be on this cruise at all, but his grandfather booked it for him so he'd take a break and unwind and
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Katee Robert kicks off the Gone Wild series with Kissing Kendall.  This is the first in a five book series with each book by a different author.  In KR's installment we meet Kendall, one of a group college friends reconnecting on a cruise.  The friends find themselves mistakenly booked on a singles cruise.  Add in Alex, a workaholic that can't help but think of everything that can go wrong with the bar he owns back home.  I loved the chemistry between Kendall and Alex.  Add in the singles cruise ...more
Becky Baldridge
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kendall and Alex make quite the couple. Both are in desperate need of a vacation, and they both need to loosen up. Alex is a reformed bad boy, who knows how to have a good time even if he hasn't been doing so for quite some time, and Kendall is rather innocent until her inner exhibitionist rears its head. These two tiptoe around the whole romance thing for much of the story, but darned if they don't have a steamy good time anyway. There is some angst, including dealing with the loss of a loved ...more
Kari Hansen
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
What Kendall thought was going to be a fun cruise to spend some time with her besties from college takes a turn when they find themselves on a singles cruise. What started out as a mistake could be the best thing that ever happened to her when she meets Alex.

A singles cruise is the last place that Alex wants to be as he would much prefer being back at home rather than worrying about all the problems that could be happening at the pub he owns when he wont be there to handle them. Meeting Kendall
Reading  In the  Red Room
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kissing Kendall is the first book in the Gone Wild series. Friends from college get together to go on a cruise. They thought they were going on a relaxing vacation. Turns out its a single party cruise. But one by one(book by book) they find romance.
Kendall meets Alex and they have a instant chemistry that she literally runs from. They spend more time with each other then the people they came with. Which is why I cant wait to read the next book! This was a fun quick read! I will Definitely read
Ga Books LoverX
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kissing Kendall is the first book in the Gone Wild Series (5 books total) and it was thoroughly entertaining!

When Kendall realizes that her group was accidentally signed up for a singles cruise instead of a nice and relaxing one, let's just say that she was absolutely horrified! When she meets Alex, sparks fly like crazy. This book is crazy hot and full of amazing chemistry. It was a pretty fast read, but was EXTREMELY steamy and fairly lighthearted (you will see why I mean fairly). All in all,
Andrea (Hammock and Read)
This is book one of the Gone Wild series written by different authors. College friends in up on a party cruise over the nice relaxing one they thought they were on. Kendall is mad and is the up tight one of the group. She meets Alex who is not wanting to be on the cruise either but they meet and learn they have chemistry and common childhoods. There is most just a lot of sex, and their story put not much on the others. There is a little background and ending that's not so happy, but needed more ...more
Nikki Swope
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Holy hotness. The chemistry between Kendall and Alex is incredible and the sexy time scenes are awesome. I mean you will need some cold showers after reading it for sure. This is a quick fun read about a group of friends who accidentally book a singles cruise. This is the first of five. There is a little bit of a twist at the end that gets you in the gut a bit but it all ends on a happy note. Excited to read the rest of the books in the series.

*** I did receive a free advanced copy of this book
Melena Torretta
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
The cruise Kendell and her friends are on turns out to be a singles cruise - not what she planned on. She ends up meeting Alex, though, and their fling has the potential for so much more.

Kendall and Alex have a quick, strong attraction and were cute together. The set up with unintentionally ending up on the singles cruise was entertaining.

A fun, quick read that kicks off the new Gone Wild series which has each book written by a different author.

Thank you to the author for providing an ARC for an
Becky Wise
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kissing Kendall is the first introduction to the Gone Wild series. I love that there is a different voice for the five friends. This is Katee Robert's book with Kendall. As you meet Kendall you see someone who likes to blend in, play by the rules and in need of a little fun. Last thing Kendall wanted was to meet someone on this single cruise. Then came Alex. He is a bit of a workaholic and he will steal your heart too. I love the chemistry Alex and Kendall have. There is this such an amazing ...more
Ash P Reads
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kendall breaks loose on a cruise vacation that went "wrong". when she decides to make the best of a bad situation. And that is all thanks to Alex, a smoldering stranger who can't seem to keep his eyes off of her. Both Alex and Kendall NEED this vacation but finding each other is the last thing they expected. So while they start out with no strings attached, Alex and Kendall soon realize that they'd very much like to be wrapped up in each other. When tragedy strikes, Kendal, as usual, puts her ...more
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I recieved an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book in a series about a group of friends who are going on holiday, trying to reconnect. But instead of a relaxing cruise..they get a party cruise.

From there shenanigans ensue. Sexy shenanigans.

First up is Kendall and Ryan. They're insta lust story is sexy as hell. And the push and pull between them is A+

Katee Robert smashed it and now I have high Hope's for the rest of this series about the other friends (written
Nicole ReadingBetweenTheSheets
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kissing Kendall, written by Katee Robert is the fun novella of Kendall Barnes and Alex Jeffriesneither of whom are real thrilled to be on a singles party cruise! She literally runs from him a couple of times, because instant attraction isnt her thingand boy does she feel it! This book (well, this whole series) includes a lot of graphic heated scenes, fun shenanigans, and enjoyable friends! Very fun, enjoyable read! 4.25 stars! ...more
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
Kissing Kendall is right! Alex and Kendall get hot and heavy on a singles cruise where they did not expect to find each other. They are smoking together and bring out a different side to each other. I liked getting to read Kendall's story and wondering about her sisters and other characters in the book. I would love more of Kendall and Alex and possibly getting an update on them in their future.
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Otay y'all I wasn't sure what I really thought about Kendall at first she is so high strung lol. She accidently books her and her college friends on a singles cruise instead of her nice relaxing cruise. When she meets Alex he is as much a workaholic as she is so there both kinda high strung. They definitely have some chemistry and daring moments through out. When Kendall abruptly has to leave they both almost blow it I was surprised that they stayed apart as long as they do. Im glad in the end ...more
CW: death of family member

I was nervous to dive into this current world climate but it was such a blast!

Kendall needs to loosen up and Alex is 100% there to help. The steam level is high and really delivers a lot of great scenes. The plot with friends on a singles cruise is perfect!

Arc provided in exchange for an honest review.
Messy Bun Book Blog
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ohmigosh! Kendall & Alex just steamed up my kindle! I loved the instant chemistry between these two and how they tried to resist it but there was no way to stop it. Watching Kendall break out of her shell was so amazing! She was such a daredevil. They were both a bit guarded but I loved watching them get their HEA!!
Nicole Smith
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This a great read. It was a fast read for me and one I had a hard time putting down. There is plenty of heat, but it also delivers on the feels. Kendall and her college friends are taking a cruise, but not one they anticipated. Kendall learns to let go and have some fun. It's an easy book to get into.
Victoria (Latte Nights Reviews)
This was a fun quick read about friends who accidentally go on a singles cruise and find love along the way. Kissing Kendall is the first in the series and sets up the rest of the series. I enjoyed the book, but feel that the ending was a little abrupt and took me out of the story.
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved Kendall and Alex so much! Shes a somewhat innocent girl who embraces her inner vixen quite nicely! Hes an absolute sweetheart, who knows what its like to be bad, but is oh so good! Together, they burned up the pages while romancing me with their love story! ...more
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