By Tqwana B.
3.5 out of 5 stars ★★★☆☆
Sean Morrison, one of six siblings and the top college baseball player in the country, is reeling from a heartbreakingly painful loss. Nothing seems to matter anymore…until the night Serena Britten unexpectedly ends up in his arms.
Serena is a world-famous model who has only ever wanted to be normal, even though her mother has always pushed her to become a superstar. Though it isn’t easy to try to leave everyone and everything she knows behind, Serena is determined to enroll in college. More than anything, she wants to turn her love for books into a new career that she actually loves. Only, she never expected to meet someone like Sean on campus—or to be instantly consumed by their incredible chemistry and connection.
But when the pressures of her high-profile modeling career only get bigger and more demanding, will it make living a normal life as a college student—and falling in love with the hottest guy on campus—impossible?
Here’s a case where there’s nothing particularly wrong with a book, and yet you still don’t love it. I suppose it could be that I’ve read so many Bella Andre books that they’re all starting to blend together for me. There’s even a Sullivan/Morrison crossover in this one. Albeit a small one.
I think I just like a bit of damaged with my HEA or happily for now. And while Sean is dealing with real grief over the lost of a parent, and Serena has serious and justified mommy issues, Kiss Me Like This just felt a bit too schmoopy. Too many hearts and flowers and sighs, and not enough raunch and laughter and taboo. That’s not a criticism of the author; I knew what type of book I was reading when going in. So, if that’s the type of romance you’re looking for, then anything by Bella Andre is perfect for you. Kiss Me Like This is no exception. A cute and slightly sexy college, NA romance. She does sweet and sentimental to perfection.
Or maybe it’s that I can’t relate anymore. Isn’t that the reason so many people give for not reading romances with heroines that look like me? An unfair observation, maybe, but true for me nonetheless.