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Review: How To Keep A Boy From Kissing You – Tara Englington

How To Keep A Boy From Kissing You by Tara Englington
Pages: 320 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Thomas Dunne for St. Martin’s Griffin, October 2016

Links: Goodreads // Amazon
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars

Sweet sixteen and never been kissed . . .

That’s Aurora Skye’s big secret. And the way she wants it to stay. She’s not going to give away her first kiss to just anyone. Busy dodging suitors and matchmaking for her best friends, Aurora (not so) patiently awaits her prince.

But everything changes when Aurora is coerced into a lead role in the school production of Much Ado about Nothing. Which means she’ll have to lock lips with her co-star Hayden Paris—the smart and funny boy next door who also happens to be the bane of her existence, always around to see her at her worst.

Now Aurora is more determined than ever to have her first kiss with the one who’s truly worthy of it. But first she’ll have to figure out just who that person is.

Romantic and funny, Tara Eglington’s How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You is a feel-good tale of finding love where you least expect it.


You know how much I love contemporary books. They are my go to (in every season) reads when I don’t know what to read. However, with school in full swing lately, I’ve been kind of slacking with reading. Okay, confession, I’ve been REALLY slacking with reading. It’s been a mix of being busy and also being lazy to read. Sometimes, especially when you’re tired, it’s easier to pick up a remote and watch tv instead of reading.

In cases like these, I always try to pick up a contemporary book to get me back into reading. I picked up How To Keep a Boy From Kissing You when I was really busy and was trying to push myself back into reading. Surprisingly, it was a fairly light and quick read. I think that’s the thing I enjoy the most about contemporary books, they are so so easy to read! Although I didn’t particularly LOVE any of the characters, I think they were all really cute. Alongside, the interactions between the main characters were so fun and cute. The only thing I would have to point out is that it’s a little bit predictable — might just be because I’ve read so many contemporary novels. Nevertheless, definitely worth picking up if you’re looking for a little autumn fun & contemporary 🙂


One thought on “Review: How To Keep A Boy From Kissing You – Tara Englington

  1. I actually really enjoyed the premise for this one! It reminded me of one of my favorite movies ever: Never Been Kissed. I’ve watched it several times and I never get sick of it. Also, this title is so adorably funny!
    I am glad this book helped you get back on reading! If you’re still looking for light contemporaries, I’d recommend Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List. I love this book and it really helped me out of my reading slump.


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