Tuesday, 17 May 2016

ARC Review: Kisses on a Paper Airplane

Title: Kisses on a Paper Airplane
Author: Sarah Vance-Tompkins 
Published: 14th May 2016
My Rating: 4/5
Recommend: Yes

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?  

I received this book free in an exchange for an honest review

This book was a short good read (see what I did there with the 'good read'?? Awesome, right? I know!;)

Both Hannah and Theo were very relatable, I feel like sometimes we forget that famous people and celebs are people too. It was a good reminder to see them as people with fears and insecurities just like anyone. Hannah is a shy, timid, introvert who avoids any unnecessary contact with any human, she loves to blend in which is quite ironic since she is studying drama and drama is all about being in the limelight. She is just like any other teen who faces insecurities and self doubt about her ambitions and what she wants to do with her life. Theo, just like Hannah is also insecure, geeky, polite and fun loving lyricist. I love how despite being a huge pop sensation he is still pretty much grounded who doubts himself now and again. I loved how Sarah made things light and pure between them, but most of all, I liked how Hannah despite wanting to tell lies (and she does) owns up to her mistakes and tries to be very honest, it is very hard for someone to confess their mistake to someone. That was a very brave thing for her to do. Theo is just a delight to read and puts every guy to shame, we need more guys like Theo in this world. I want my 'frog' now *cries insanely*

Majority of the scenes are at the airport, I feel like both Hannah and Theo have just spent their entire lives there. But it was something different, the scenes weren't love at first sight or a guy trying to coax a girl in to her panties. It was something simple and pure and I LOVED that. I am a little disappointed that it was a short book, I was hoping there was more.

I also liked how they portrayed the step dad in a positive light, Jeffrey is a real sweetheart who deserves happiness in his life. I feel this is stretched out too much sometimes, hey not every step dad is the worst enemy.

Have you read a short book like this before? What are your views on them? Do you prefer long or short books? Let me know in the comments below!

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