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Lissa's Review: 21 Stolen Kisses by Lauren Blakely

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark

Released: May 26, 2015

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Length: 251 pages

Format: Ebook

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When I first met him I resisted. Like any forbidden love, I told myself he was a crush, and it would pass. That was a lie. It never faded. And I never expected he would fall for me just as hard. There were so many reasons that should have kept us apart, least of all, the decade that separated us. Growing up in New York City, I learned early on that love is a double-edged sword. Love broke up my parents, love took away my friends, and love — the big, intense, never-been-like-this-before love — landed me in therapy. Now I’m heading to college, and it’s time to give love a clean slate again. But, can I really start over when he’s still in my life Because the one man I’ve always wanted, is also the only guy I absolutely can’t have…And he wants me just as fiercely. Can I settle for anything less than the love of my life?

Review - Three Boundless Stars

Kennedy's life is complicated but finds the one uncomplicated thing in her life.

Her mother, the creator of lords and ladies. A soap opera, just like the one she leads in real life. She left her daughter with these secrets she could no longer contain. I just don't understand, how she could do that to her daughter. Make her keeps secrets for her, for her own cover up. Then in a way taught Kennedy the art of Cover Up.

The book spans this relationship, with someone that is older. That's always some kind of Danger Zone. But she wants love. The idea of love.

"... I know who I am. A Purist. A lover of love."

I found that the love letter she scribed, with each stolen kiss. Made it seem as I was a viewer. That they were sitting in front of me, telling their secrets. Spilling their heart and souls onto paper.

"Kennedy, you have ruined me for anyone else."

Personally, I didn't mind the relationship. She was younger and not that it's ok. But you never know, who will come into your life. Sometimes when it's needed. The line they drew seemed to be breaking with each kiss.

Though I didn't love the book, It was good. It was quite slow paced, I would of liked it to have moved a little bit faster.

It was a unique take on the story of love. There are no rules on how it happens. We've all been there, not understanding, where it all came from. But I think Noah and Kennedy were their home. That's where they wanted to stay. I believe they were destined for a love that couldn't be confined.

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