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ABIGAIL DARLINGTON IS AWKWARD… She will never be “that” girl. You know the one: that girl on campus, confident in her own skin. Always saying the right things. Putting herself out there. Knows how to talk to a guy without stammering. Nope. Shy but clever, and easily embarrassed, Abby is fine being the wallflower in her circle of outgoing, beautiful friends; she would ratheABIGAIL DARLINGTON IS AWKWARD… She will never be “that” girl. You know the one: that girl on campus, confident in her own skin. Always saying the right things. Putting herself out there. Knows how to talk to a guy without stammering. Nope. Shy but clever, and easily embarrassed, Abby is fine being the wallflower in her circle of outgoing, beautiful friends; she would rather read about a sexy book boyfriend than actually have a live, breathing one. …BUT CALEB LOCKHART IS WORSE. Star goaltender for the University’s hockey team, Caleb is quiet and broody, preferring the solitude of his orderly, regimented life. He doesn’t like, or need people—and plans to keep it that way. One more year left of hockey and he’ll be long gone. AWKWARD NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD. Both their lives change the day that Abigail falls for Caleb. Well, falls directly on top of him, to be accurate. Because sometimes we don’t settle into love. We fall there. WARNING: This book contains cursing, and LOTS of it. It also has sex, uncomfortable sexual situations, and secondary characters who say some really inappropriate shit. RATING: R...

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a kiss like this Reviews

  • Dilinna
    2019-05-09 04:47

    Started well....but didn't keep me wanting more.... the awkwardness was becoming too much and their friends....sometimes I wanted to strangle them. Not bad though. I don't knw what is a serious book funk. Need a book to knock me off my feet but so far nothing. I blame Kaz :''(

  • Michelle [Helen Geek]
    2019-04-26 07:23

    07/04/2015 -- Found this one on Amazon cruising for something to read. The reviews mentioned humor and I thought it'd fit my mood. Very wrong. Sometimes my Amazon cruise works, and sometimes it doesn't. This was a BIG doesn't.In the first chapter we've equated pothead to moron twice. Not sure I agree that someone using pot should be referred to as a "pothead" equating to a moron. Seems a bit judgmental and I don't find this passive aggressive style the least bit humorous.So, am of the opinion that me and this author are not going to mesh well. Stayed with it to about 25% and just had to say, No. Thanks though.You may like this just fine. Me, not so much.I'm in a slump .. can you tell?Happy Reading!!

  • Iva
    2019-05-04 12:37

    I forgot most of the book as soon as I read it. Not a good sign..

  • Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.
    2019-04-25 08:20

    Absolutely loved this one! The main characters re so painfully awkward that it's hilarious. They know it, everyone else knows it too and yet the characters are still completely attractive and likable. This one was a fun one to read, for sure.

  • Kathleen R.
    2019-04-25 12:19

    Title: A Kiss Like This Author: Sara Ney 4 unexpected starsAs i've noticed more and more, by the third novel in the series, i knew that i'd be reading a book that was different from my usual go to genres, which i can't complain nor would i regret reading A Kiss Like This by Sara Ney. Possibly the most that made me think of The Failing Hours with the socially awkward girl, Abigail (which i can compare to Violet), and the star athlete, Caleb (which i can compare to Zeke). Their meeting wasn't on the best ways, Abigail having fallen on top of Caleb, but their journey as they try to figure out exactly what is happening to one another and their feelings.4 breath taking dreams I found myself often comparing this book to the first i read by Sara Ney - there were some incredibly good parts, and others i wondered if i was rereading a book but with different characters. However, that didn't detract from my enjoyment of it nor from the butterfly feelings i received. As the last book in the series, it was a good way to end it, crossing the 't's and dotting the 'i's, but considering that it's not my usual go-to genre, it didn't make me bounce up in joy or cry in frustration that it was over. I liked it, and will absolutely read more from Sara Ney because if nothing else, her style of writing made me happy for the time that i read her books. *ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest review.Reviewed by Kathleen, The Small Girl from A small girl, her man and her books       [image error]          

  • Anna Doe
    2019-05-14 07:35

    * 4-4.5 awkward stars * A Kiss Like This is book #3 in Kiss & Make Up series. Book #1: Kissing in Cars - reviewBook #2:He Kissed Me First - reviewI wasn't really a fan of Kissing in Cars, but He Kissed Me First was huge improvement comparing to the book #1. I can also say I really enjoyed this book, A Kiss Like This. This one is my favorite in the whole series. Abby and Caleb (love the name!) are so awkwardly cute together. This is a one really sweet LOVE story. It's real and a nice change if we compare it to other books in new adult & college category. Especially if sports romance is added to the mix. Caleb isn't ma manwhore and Abby isn't there to try to save/change him. They are trying to find their way in this crazy world and figure out the feeling that bloom between them. I'm usually a big fan of supporting characters, but in this series, they are going on my nerves. Especially in this book. Most of the time I was like - Let them be! They are always meddling and standing in the way, making Abby and Caleb more nervous than they usually are. All in all, I had fun reading this book!

  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    2019-05-06 06:43

    This was the third book in the Kiss or Make up series. Abby and Caleb were really cute and heartwarming together and a great opposites attract pairing! Caleb and Abby meeting on a really random night and couldn't be more different. She is a wallflower and he is Mr. popular college hockey goalkeeper. But what happens when a spark strikes and two people from two different worlds meet and connect? Fireworks!While I thought this was a cute story, I just couldn't understand the conflict AT ALL. It was pretty obvious halfway through what the big blow up would be about. It seemed really silly honestly. And forget the fact that it's strange that he (Mr. Popular) is also socially awkward for no apparent reason, but to have a HUGE blowup over such a small matter was really frustrating. In addition, while I liked their relationship, I wished that Caleb wasn't as shy and awkward as Abby. It just seemed weird at times.All in all this was a nice addition to the series! I will miss this wonderful cast of characters! 3.5 Stars! ~Ratula

  • Goddess Of Blah
    2019-05-14 08:28

    DNF 20%Negatives1. Ridiculous writing style - suffered a severe case of "trying TOO HARD to be funny, witty, cute, cosmo-girl and trendy" but massively failed. 2. Melodramatic word usage that DIDN'T MAKE ANY SENSE, e.g. there's a scene when the Heroine misplaces her ring and the Hero spots it on the ground outside his flat (soon after the Heroine had flounced off) AND he's "horrified" - eermm WHY?? Dismay I could buy, BUT horror??!! It's this sort of melodramatic language use throughout the book that was annoying.3. Swooning - seems to afflict the heroine randomly and she TURNS INTO A MUTE DITHERING Victorian Maiden. Think the author was going for comedy BUT it was ridiculous.4. Unnecessary STUPID IMMATURE "comedy" scenarios which had me ROLLING MY EYES so often I thought I'd go cross-eyed. NOT FUNNY. 5. Heroine constantly getting DEFENSIVE and placing her fists on her hips was ANNOYING. 6. Unnecessary angst OVER NOTHING WHAT-SO-EVER. At least create a real reason for the hostility. I get the Hero $lut-shaming the Heroine was misogynistic (he assumed she had relations with frat boys) - then put him in his place and ignore him. But the hissy fits were tedious and childish. 7. Heroine discussing EVERY ENCOUNTER she had with the Hero to her friends (2 sets of friends so we ENDURE the TEDIOUS REPLAY TWICE - because it wasn't sufficient to read it the actual event when it occurred).8. POOR PLOT - it lacked a storyline. Hero and Heroine meet under unusual circumstances, hostility ensues, but they secretly fancy each other, but behave immaturely, AND the whole book so far revolves around this. Meh.--------------------------Positives1. Hero's quiet, moody and brooding persona was attractive. Although the author didn't execute it very well. Rather than saying it was so- we could have witnessed it 2. No insta-lust per se. Only semi., which I could live with--------------------------Overall, had potential but writing style annoyed me. And the TRYING TO BE WITTY stuff.

  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    2019-05-02 07:41

    This was a nice way to end the series! I cannot wait to share my reactions during the upcoming book blog tour. this was the last book in the series brought a slight tear to my eye. I read all of these books back to back so I felt connected to these characters, as if they were my own friends. It was sad to see their stories come to an end.This was the story of Abby and Caleb. Abby was introduced earlier in the series and she was not a nice person. I wasn’t sure I was going to like her in her own story but I wanted to give her a chance. She is very prim & proper, one for rules, and slightly stuck up. She sounds like a peach, right? The more her story went on and she was the protagonist, the more she started to make me laugh. It really was a good story! In comes Caleb. Que all of the swoony feels when it comes to Caleb. Do not let his shy and quiet side deceive you! He is not always so shy and reserved. He quickly became the character I wanted to read more about.This, like the other books, had a nice pace and moved along keeping my interest peaked. I couldn’t put the books down, I just had to know what was going to happen. The ending on this book though…. it felt a little rushed. It also did not feel like the series actually ended. So … perhaps there could someday in the future be a fourth book? Maybe? A girl can wish, right?

  • Laurie
    2019-05-02 06:22

    I generally do not write reviews because I'm french but this book!! It wasn't just awkward, it was painful to read!! Let's go straight to...the Gap Teeth?! I was like: Really??? And it is not just a simple and natural gap teeth, it's an hockey accident gap teeth! So I searched Hockey Player Gap Teeth on Google and what I saw...WHAT I SAW!!! I could not forget. Every time she was obsessing about said gap teeth I was like "Eeeew!!!" So, there was the gap teeth but there was also the fact that the guy doesn't talk, doesn't smile and is a huge a-hole to everyone around him. But for the last part I can forgive him because it seemed like he was surrounded by a bunch of idiots and immature. It looked, to me, like all those things that worked - for me - on book 2, the author tried to put them back in book 3. For example, Abby does the same kind of list in her head, as Cecilia. It's ok, they're best friends. But while reading, you could find a lot of expressions and situations that already happened in the previous book. While it was fun on book 2, it was just painful on book 3. It was like those comedy movies that makes you laugh but then, they do Chapter 2 and it's the same jokes and similar're like: ok, anything new? It requires a lot of talent to make you laugh a second time about the same thing, in this book, it required good characters and I did not met them. I like awkward, as a book nerd, around my friends I'm the awkward one but I said, it was painful. It looked like the guy - forgive me, I can't even remember his name, right now - missed one or 2 brain cells, at some point I was really preparing myself to hear him explain that he had some brain dysfunction. That would have made more sens to me then the truth. I could, sometimes, relate with Abby and I truly thought that she deserved better than Mr Teeth Gap.Talking about the friends, now. !!!!! What kind of friends are those?! I like crazy friends in books. I have crazy friends, one of them I could really see in Molly. But what's with all of them crashing their dates, interrupting, making fun of them, embarrass them...Wasn't it already to awkward with just the 2 of them?? Being Abby, I would have ditch those people a long time ago and I'm not even talking about the guys!!! I missed the atmosphere of Book 2 that made me laugh so hard and in public - while eating, may I add - and I felt like Book 3 was a sabotage of all of what was good on Book 2. The Gap Teeth was a turn off for me but I could have easily forget about it - hey, not everyone can be perfect - if the guy had some charisma but he had none, in fact he was close to the idea I have of a real Neanderthal. And pleeeaase, do we talk about the guy saying thing like "I move my hockey player hips against her..." WTH was that?!

  • Melissa
    2019-05-20 07:38

    I've been in the mood for a New Adult Romance that is both humorous and sweet. While searching through Amazon A Kiss Like This crossed my path and the synopsis caught my eye. I downloaded the sample, and after the first few chapters I was enjoying it enough to buy the ebook. However, at the end I was left feeling a little disappointed.In theory, this book had the potential to be amazing, but it just fell short for me. The humor was generic, and the characters were a little flat. I did love that both the main characters, Caleb and Abby were introverted. That is something I haven't seen before in this genre, because it's typically an introverted virgin girl and the extroverted "player" guy. Unfortunately, it was written in a way that made their encounters feel awkward at best, and that took away from the overall romance. The swoon worthy moments were completely missing, and that was the biggest let down for me. When we reached the climax of the plot, the actual "conflict" left me rolling my eyes. It just felt completely unnecessary and over the top ridiculous. Overall, I thought this book was cute. I did enjoy it even if I was left a tad disappointed. I don't think I will be reading the first two books in the series though.

  • Melanie
    2019-05-04 10:44

    I have to ask the question, Sara is this the end? Having read the Kiss & Makeup books back to back, I feel like I know the whole crew now and its almost sad saying good bye to them.So a kiss like this is the story of Abby and Caleb. Admittedly when I read the first few lines of this book, my initial thoughts were, 'Oh no'. I didn't like Abby in the other book, she was far too straight laced, came across as a goody goody and a bit of a spoil sport when it came to fun. In fact I actually wondered how Cece and her could even be such good friends as they came across as opposites. Still, I kept reading and admit, the more awkward this girl got, the more I laughed. I know, that was probably wrong but my reviews are always honest. Then we met Caleb and my heart did swell. Caleb was just, well he was the sweetest thing. I loved that he did have a slightly naughtier side but with the shy introvertness of his character, it made him even more appealing.I do wonder if I'd have like to have seen Caleb with someone completely different, but thing anyone else, let's take Jenna for an example wouldn't have worked. She would have eaten him alive and he wouldn't have been attracted to her.The story has a good pace, its sweet and slow but not boring at all. I will say this though, compared to the others it just seemed to end. It left me thinking, 'Is that it?' Very abrupt and it left me a little disappointed I guess as I wanted to know more like we got with the others. So, Sara... If you read your reviews.... Please don't make this the last one, I for one would love to read more. 4 stars.

  • D.B.
    2019-04-22 04:35

    4.5 SexyCute & Awkward StarsThis is a fun sexy story about two awkward souls coming together. When Abby meet Caleb, she's trying to escape from her cousins frat house without having to take the walk of shame and what happens next is anything but ordinary. She literally falls for the guy next door. I found myself laughing out loud all throughout this book. I loved every second of it. I had to stay up all night to see how this would all play out. Loved the banter between the H/H and all their friends. A great lighthearted read. A definite page turner. If you're looking for a sweet read, buy this book. Sexy.Cute.Awkward.Sara Ney gets me. She's quickly becoming one of my go-to authors for light sexy reads with a comedic twist. **I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Dennise
    2019-05-11 05:18

    I wanted to like this book so much. It had an intriguing premise but the characters were so immature and annoying I had a hard time getting through it. Caleb and Abby are both awkward and inexperienced and I think this could have been a sweet romantic comedy but the side characters were so immature and disrespectful that it was really hard to continue reading. The side characters had few redeeming qualities and I found it very frustrating that the two main characters consistently put up with the shit their friends said and did. Caleb didn’t finally start to stick up for himself until the end of the book and by then I didn’t really care. What is the point of reading a book if I don’t care about the characters? I definitely won’t be reading anything else in this series but time will tell if I read anymore from this author.

  • J
    2019-04-29 08:37

    I really liked Sara Ney's novella "Things Liars Say" so I thought I would try another of her books. This one should have been another novella. The main characters were wonderful -- college girl and guy who are very awkward socially, meet cute (she's bailing out of the window of her cousin's fraternity room to avoid the taunts and bawdiness of his fraternity brothers and our hockey playing, not a romantic bone in his body hero, saves her from hitting the ground hard). Their ensuing relationship is really endearing.Then, you have several hundred other characters (that's a slight exaggeration) who get in the way and really make this book bog down. If Ms. Ney had just concentrated on our main two she definitely would have had another winner.

  • Tracie Payne
    2019-05-01 12:46

    I loved the main characters a ton. Their awkwardness was so endearing and their intimate times were fantastic. But oh my lord the cast of surrounding friends was just too over the top. They acted like 10 year olds with their first nudie magazine. The childish antics were just too much, no way would 20 something year olds act like that. It just got to be too distracting. Also the "thing" that forced them apart towards the end was just a wee bit ridiculous. I mean that reaction was silly on Abby's part. Overall I did like this enough to read it in one sitting, I needed something light and funny and sexy and this was it. But it could have been great.

  • Shirl
    2019-04-26 09:29

    Abby Darlington and Caleb Lockhart. You awkward and charming little lovebirds. Abby is sweet and unintentionally funny. She will warm your heart and cringe for her when she puts her foot in her mouth. Caleb. Oh, Caleb Lockhart. His last name is so appropriate because he will huff and puff his way into your heart and place a permanent lock on it. Sara Ney gives us a sweet and hilarious view of two college students just trying to figure out fate especially when they both begin to fall hard for one another. They discover the power of unique quirks and sexual attraction is just too hard to ignore. Laugh and smile your way through Abby and Caleb's love story. You won't regret it.

  • Ariana
    2019-04-29 11:45

    3.5 This was a cute read. Well, it was after I got past the authors need for super unnecessary details in things that added absolutely nothing to the story. I like the main characters and how they interacted together. It made me smile a lot. Especially how awkward Caleb was trying to make a move. I really hated the friends, but I think that was the point. I pretty sure that their obnoxious behavior was meant for me to dislike them so it contrasted with Caleb and Abby's behavior. My favorite part was when the group was watching the movie at the cabin. Too cute!

  • Paige Whittington
    2019-05-11 05:27

    Good read takes a different turnFound the book to be a very good read… And yet a different twist to the average romance novel… Despite the normal climax followed by make up and then happily ever after… This story has a combination of twists and turns that makes it that little bit different from every other romance novel but in a good way

  • Erin
    2019-05-01 07:32

    Eh. Cute.This book really like to elaborate on the mundane (there was a page and a half dedicated to Caleb's teeth. Not even kidding). I ended up skipping a lot of stuff just because it was long drawn out conversations or inner monologues that didn't need to be described in so much detail.

  • Brit
    2019-04-25 08:28

    So stinking cute. The drama at the end was almost cute. If you're looking for something totally fluffy then I recommend this.

  • Gaelle R
    2019-05-05 08:38

    First up this was an absolutely adorable read.Both Abby and Caleb are fairly awkward people, and to put them together to try to interact was pretty funny. It had me feel awkward for them, and occasionally had me going ‘awwww!’ Seriously, their first hand holding scene? Totally cute and even made me feel like a giggling school girl. (Abby)“That seems like an impulse buy. Are you sure you need that?” a deep baritone asks from behind me, and I flinch, startled. …I pivot slowly and paste a tight-lipped smile on my face that I’m sure looks as fake as it feels. “Tampons are not an impulse buy,” I say with authority as heat singes my face. “They’re a necessity.”“I meant the bubblegum.” Caleb deadpans in a deep voice.Shoot. Me. Now.(Caleb)“See ya.” But Abby doesn’t hear my reply, nor does she see my hand raised in a retreating wave. Because she’s already in the house. Because I waited too long. Because I’m a fucking idiot.It’s clear that they like each other, but both are hesitant to make a move. Abby is infatuated with the dichotomy of Caleb, who seems strong and unyielding in his physical build, but is actually quite the teddy bear.Everything about his physical appearance exudes power. Muscularity. Strength. Yet he’s so very bashful and restrained with me. Another turn-on.Lockhart.Caleb Lockhart.God, even his name is schmexy.Abby’s clumsiness endears Caleb and even though they didn’t started on the right foot, he can’t seem to get her out of his mind. She’s nothing like the girls he knows, and he finds that refreshing.Abby self-consciously reaches up to smooth her hair. “I…Oh.”Oh. That little word – spoken that way – makes my stomach flipWith the help of their friends, who seem to manoeuvre the both of them conveniently in front of each other, they eventually start to build a cute relationship, especially when the entire group decide to go to a cabin for the weekend away. In saying that, for every time they seem to help both Caleb and Abby get over their awkwardness, they double their efforts in being completely annoying and obtrusive. Now, I actually haven’t read the previous book in this series, so I’m not aware of the dynamic between the friends, but in this book, I couldn’t help but get utterly fed up with their antics, especially Cubby. Usually, I love second characters in books. But they were constantly interrupting Caleb and Abby whenever a moment seemed to have happened. And it got to a point where it felt like they could never catch a break. Honestly, EVERY moment was tainted by someone either barging in with no thought or purposefully trying to get a rise out of Caleb because they thought it would be funny. Not cool!Cecilia was the only one I could handle any time she was mentioned, and she was only in there via text message 99% of the time.Abby: What’s the most awkward thing I’ve ever done?Cecilia: I’m going to need you to give me a minute. There are way too many choices.What I enjoyed was the slow build between Caleb and Abby. That there were imperfections between the two, but that’s what drew them to the other. And while I enjoyed their floundering, towards the end, you’d hope they got more comfortable with each and in turn become more confident with their actions. This was an easy and very cute read, and I did enjoy it – bar the excess interruptions of so-called friends. I did feel it ended quite suddenly, and that a bit more of their story could have been added, but overall I had lots of laughs with some cuteness overload.

  • Sandie Book Boyfriend Reviews
    2019-05-07 04:28

    3.5 heartsOf all the books in this series, I have to say this one is probably the best one. We meet Abby who is reserved and shy. She likes staying in and reading. Caleb is also an introvert so them getting together comes slowly. I did have issues with this one as well only because I seriously hated the beginning when Abby is at her cousin's frat house and she is climbing out of the window and Caleb who lives next door sees her and calls her a slut. Granted I get maybe some guys would say that but I would hope my boys would never be so disrespectful to a girl. There were words used in here that had me think huh? Caleb finds Abby's ring and is mortified????? why mortified? I couldn't understand why the author used that word. Maybe if there was more of his inner dialogue at this point maybe I could understand this word choice. Nevertheless, I did like this book and the characters were sweet, awkward and charming. I liked Caleb and Abby. They were just meant for one another.

  • Heather andrews
    2019-05-16 07:35

    Caleb just loves to tease his woman, “are you trying to invite me in?” He regards me, amused" Abby and Caleb are just freakin' adorable together, "she gives her head a little shake and bites down on her lower lip. “I just haven’t really ever seen one up close before.” She laughs, staring down at my hardening ***k like it’s a museum exhibit. Not to brag, but it is pretty darn impressive." I have to say out of the three books in this series this one is my favorite, Abby and Caleb were just so...awkward.

  • Jennifer Shiels
    2019-04-28 12:19

    A Kiss Like This is a really sweet read. This is Abigail Darlington and Caleb Lockhart's story and its told in alternating points of view. They are both awkward and have a problem with dealing with people. Abby's a really sweet girl but she's not "that" girl. She's shy and easily embarrassed and prefers to stay in with a book. Caleb doesn't know how to talk to people either. He's the goaltender on the Hockey Team and he likes his regimented life. I love both characters and they're really great together.

  • Gracie
    2019-05-01 10:48

    What would Jenna do?I do enjoy socially awkward (have the t-shirt, and can totally relate). These 2 make the awkward cake, bake it, frost it, and decorate it like an awkward trophy. And they do it so adorably, you can't help but enjoy their story. Caleb (goalie and epitome of the strong silent type) and Abby (virginal good girl next door). Awkward first meeting, awkward first date, awkward meet the parents, surrounded by interfering, filter-free, no-boundary having roommates all add up to a highly entertaining book ful of lol moments.

  • Katy Battisti
    2019-05-19 11:37

    A great read!I really enjoyed A Kiss Like This, Abby and Caleb’s Love story. When two socially awkward people meet through a damsel in distress situation, something great happens. Although it kind of drove me nuts that there wasn’t much communication between the two because they didn’t know what to say. I loved the different recurring characters from the previous books in the series. It was a fun read!

  • Julie
    2019-05-12 09:41

    I really enjoyed this book. It was super cute and fun read. It has a lot of laugh out loud moments that had me giggling while reading. I think this was my favorite of this series. Both Abby and Caleb are both kind of loaners and introverts but it was cute to watch them try to open up to each other and get to one another. Good series that I highly recommend.

  • Christine
    2019-04-28 05:45

    I wish I could say a bear fell out of a helicopter and flattened Jenna.I wish I could say warring gangs came together to kill Jenna.I wish I could say sharks walked out of the sea for a Jenna feeding frenzy.Sadly I can't. The most annoying character in history is still alive. Lost three stars because of this.

  • Julissa
    2019-04-23 08:21

    Okay so I enjoyed most of the beginning, but halfway through the constant awkward, slow progression of their relationship was just irritating. Also the lack of maturity in their group of 21 year olds was redick. I just feel like in those painful silences there was the possibility of this book being so much more.