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Thursday, February 13, 2020

REVIEW - The Kiss List (Love List #1) by Sonya Weiss

Her parents knew they were soul mates at their first kiss, so surely Haley will know the same. All she needs to do is…well, kiss each of these guys…


What a delightful love story!

Sonya Weiss succeeded to offer us a very pleasant journey to the couple's HEA. Even if we know what to expect, the way of its delivery manages to keep us involved in their tribulations.

The happenings are mixed with both the main characters' thoughts in a manner that doesn't hinder the good rhythm that started from the first sentences. Also, even if their thoughts are (always) about the same issues, they don't become annoying by repetition, the author finding ways to maintain their novelty and freshness. 

Interlaced with the messages about true love and soul-mate matters, there are messages about the importance of our roots and family. They play a subtle but important role in lovers' happiness and ours. The respective scenes and circumstances bring the necessary nuances to the big picture influencing the possible outcomes. Kiss List is a "small- town" romance, a subgenre that has not only fans but also critics as is considered by some to be anti-feminist, too sweet for our today reality, etc. Kiss List is set in a small-town, plays within the atmosphere of a... small town but the criticisms of its subgenre cannot be brought against it.

There one or two aspects (mostly only one) that I would have preferred differently, but, in short, I liked Kiss List. Sonya Weiss proved that what so-called "clean" romances can outshine the stories where more or less explicit scenes are "needed"... to contour the true-love... which, by the way, exists!



All Haley Bowman has ever wanted was her One True Love. But now, with her cousin getting married and Haley back in her small town, the pressure is on. Good thing she’s got a foolproof Kiss List, full of potential OTLs. Her parents knew they were soul mates at their first kiss, so surely Haley will know the same. All she needs to do is…well, kiss each of these guys…

Enter Max Gallagher: bane of Haley’s existence, her nemesis since childhood, and, unfortunately, as a local, her way in with all the guys on the Kiss List. Max wants nothing to do with love and certainly nothing to do with Haley, but he can clear the way for her to get to know the guys on the list. Of course, he wants something in return: to be made a partner in Haley’s family’s business. One kiss for relinquishing her hold-out vote on Max.

But the more time Max and Haley spend together, the clearer it is that there’s a paper-thin line between love and hate. Max will have to decide between the job he’s always dreamed of or the girl of his dreams before his fate is sealed with someone else’s kiss.

About the author:
Sonya Weiss is a freelance writer, ghostwriter and author. She’s addicted to great books, good movies, and Italian chocolates.

She’s passionate about causes that support abused animals and children. Her parents always supported her bringing stray animals home although the Great Dane rescue was a surprise.

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