Kisses On A Paper Airplane by Sarah Vance-Tompkins
Published: May 14th 2016 by Inkspell Publishing
Review Copy: Provided via NetGalley
Description From Goodreads:
Drama student Hannah Evans isn't kissing any frogs on her path to find Prince Charming. She's determined to share the perfect first kiss -- with the perfect boy -- in the perfect place -- or she's not kissing anyone at all. When Hannah meets a cute ginger-haired boy in first class lounge in the London airport, she knows he's 'The One.'
Pop star Theo Callahan is on the road to get as far away as possible from his back-stabbing best friend, and his supermodel girlfriend who broke his heart. Until one shy smile from Hannah has him rethinking all of his travel plans.
Theo is smitten, but he's worried she's just a groupie in search of the ultimate selfie. Can Theo learn to trust Hannah in time to share one perfect first kiss, or will Hannah be forced to kiss a frog?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I really, really, really don't know how I feel about this one. On one hand, yes, it was cute. But on the other hand, it felt too much like an Ed Sheeran fan-fic. (That isn't necessarily a bad thing.)
Here's the thing, I was ready to put this one down twenty-percent in. I thought it was cute, but I was having trouble connecting with it. And then as I neared the middle, the book (and the characters) seemed to find their footing. I actually found myself enjoying the story. Yes, there are some flaws with it, but for what it is, it's a cute read.
With that said, I'm not sure a story like this works best as a novella. Or at least a standalone novella. It moves far too quickly and leaves way too many loose ends to tell a cohesive story. I would be interested in seeing the author possibly expand the story with one or two more novellas down the line.
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