Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Book Review ~ "The Kiss that Launched 1,000 GIFS" by Sheralyn Pratt

The Kiss that Launched 1,000 Gifs by Sheralyn Pratt
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Contemporary Comical Romance

Book Description:  Each weekday from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Grace and Ashton cohost Battle of the Sexes, a radio program arguing the he-said/she-said issues of the day. Their fiery debates often have listeners wondering if there’s more to their relationship than just talk, even though Grace has been dating Phillip, Mr. Tall, Dark, and Perfect, since long before she ever met Ashton Miller.
Yet when news comes that Battle of the Sexes is on the bubble for cancellation, Grace and Ashton need to step up their efforts to engage their audience to keep the show alive. When a charity organization approaches them and proposes that the two of them kiss for a fund raiser, Grace and Ash agree to kiss for a good cause. A kiss is just a kiss, right?

My thoughts: Cute, cute, cute, cute, cute. There's the review in a nutshell. This book is stinkin' cute!

Grace and Ashton are co-hosts of a popular local radio talk show. The premise is a "he said/she said" format. They argue about the body image, cupcakes, etc. Pretty much anything goes on the show as long as they can keep up their hilarious banter. The tension between the two is very high, the problem is that Grace can't see how much their flirtation can be. She clings to her boyfriend as a safety net.

The tension builds as they agree to a fund raiser to get shoes for needy kids. They agree that for every thousand $ raised, they will kiss. I'm not going to tell you how much was raised, it does make for a very interesting kiss. A little awkward at points, but a memorable kiss regardless of the circumstances.

One of my favorite things that is subtly referenced in books is the fact that you can't judge somebody by outward appearances.  You can't say that someone isn't smart or deep just because they are athletic. (Grace learns this lesson.)    You also can't assume someone is perfect for you just because they are physically attractive.  There are many layers to a person and often they will surprise you.

If you want a great summer read that will have you laughing out loud, this is perfect. It's pretty clean. There is innuendo and of course kissing! It is a light read but has some deep conversations that are pretty profound.

Purchase a copy for $3.99!

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