How to Kiss a Bad Boy
A girl with a plan. A guy with a past. And a summer that could change everything.
Sixteen-year-old Frankie Hargreaves has her summer all figured out. Work at her aunt’s retro food truck, and have her first kiss with the cute guy from the surf shop. It’s foolproof. Until her aunt hires local bad boy, Jackson Lang to help out. Sure he’s cute. Okay, really cute. But Fr...more
Frankie Hargreaves is a 16-year-old orphan who has been living with her Aunt Lo in Cricket Bay, a fictional, small, Southern California beach town, for the past eight years since her mother died. Frankie has never been kissed, but she has carefully selected the perfect guy for this crucial rite of passage: a clean-cut, attractive boy named Aaron Tremain who works at a surf shop very near Frankie’s summer job, down by the beach.
For the past few summers, Au ...more
Opinions: All in all, How to Kiss a Bad Boy wasn't terrible, but I wasn't terribly impressed with it either. Everything was very cliche and stereotypical: high school parties, bad boys working in bakeries, and multiple love interests. I had difficulty taking the protagonist's problems seriously because of how simplistic and meaningless the conflict was. While I found most of How to Kiss a Bad Boy's elements banal, I must admit tha ...more
“There goes the no kissing rule,” she whispered as his arms snaked around her waist, her mouth hot on his. He couldn’t even remember why they’d had the rule in the first place.
Kissing a bad boy was better than she ever could have dreamed.
This was a G-rated, young adult romance. It was cute and an enjoyable book to read. I love the banter between Jackson and Frankie. The message behind this book is that people aren’t always what they appear to be, don’t judge a b ...more
Oh my goodness! I really loved this sweet and captivating book with its cute, quirky and absolutely lovable characters! Okay, Jackson is not really the epitome of cute and quirky but his loyalty and helpfulness as well as his steady and caring personality that totally contradicts his bad boy image and all the prejudices against him, make him very lovable.
When Frankie sets out one fine summer to kiss a boy, it definitely wasn't Jackson Lang, son of the infamous Marty Lang and bad boy p ...more
Frankie reminded me of a sweet girl next door type and Jackson is the typical bad boy. Frankie has had some rough patches in her life but things seem to be looking up for her. I love the thought of Rosie and h ...more
Even though it was a summer romance, the author took the time to show the characters getting to know each other and also how each one changed the other in little ways.
Definitely worth a read. I received a copy of the book from the author; a positive review was not required.
3.5 rounded up.
I enjoyed it. Sweet and clean teen romance.... AKA escapism and brain candy. Believable plot and sympathetic characters. Some of the best in this genre I've read on kindle unlimited (which shouldn't be hard considering most have terrible editing, typos, and outrage elements...) all that considered, it was quite well done. It's probably not ever going to be reread, but i did have a few good hours of eacapism reading.
How you react to life's ups and downs impacts everything around you.
Tie-ins with How to Kiss Your Enemy. Can be read in any order.
I'd like to thank the author for an eARC copy to read and review with my honest opinion.
She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nomin ...more