Welcome to my tour stop of No Kissing Allowed by Melissa West hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. You can view the full schedule here.
Author: Melissa West
Tittle: No Kissing Allowed
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New-Adult
Page count and format: 204 pages, Ebook
Published: July 28th 2015 by Entangled: Embrace
Source: I received a digital copy of this book as a part of the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
No kissing. No touching. And definitely no falling in love…
Armed with her besties, an embarrassing number of shots, and her list of 10 Wild Things To Do Before Adulthood, recent grad Cameron Lawson is partying it up before she starts her dream job at New York’s biggest ad agency. Her last task? Hook up with a random guy. And while it’s so not her style, the super-sexy guy sitting next to her is definitely game. No names. No details.
At least, that was the plan.
On her first day of work, Cameron discovers her hook-up is none other than Aidan Truitt—her new boss’s boss. Talk about failing the “no fraternizing with coworkers” policy on an epic level. Especially when Aidan makes it clear their one night was only the beginning. Falling for him could cost her everything, but sometimes the only way to get what you want is by breaking a few rules…
I absolutely fell in love with this book. It had all the elements that I love in a contemporary new-adult novel. Plus I have a thing for forbidden romance and it was sort of that which greatly increased the thrill of the read and made it such a great book.
The story revolves around a girl named Cameron who along with her friends decide to have a wild night before they start their new jobs. They had made a list of what they should do, Cameron’s friends decide to add one more to their list at the last moment which states that they have to hook up with some random stranger or atleast kiss them. At first Cameron is reluctant but she finally agrees. Then she meets the gorgeous Aidan Truitt in the bar and one thing leads to another and they end up spending the night together. After she sobers up in the morning, she practically kicks him out of her house, then she rushes to her new job where she finds Aidan is present and also learns that he is her boss’s boss and she has to constantly work with him. The attraction between them becomes undeniable and they forced to keep thei relationship secret because of the company’s no fraternity policy, but secrets have a way of getting out.
The plot was intersting and great. Cameron and Aidan received the shock of their lives when they came face to face in the next morning. They tried to stay away from each, keep their relationship strictly professional but the temptation was too great and they finally gave in to their desires. Byt they had to keep it a secret. It was a great roller coaster ride. When the truth came out about their relationship I absolutely loved how everything was handled.
I loved the characters. Cameron was a relatable character. She was confident, smart, knew what she wanted. And Aidan was simply yummy! I mean gorgeously handsome. And definitely swoon worthy. Their chemistry and the pull they felt towards each other was undeniable. It was an awsome moment when they finally decided to break the rules but they still had to overcome a few boundaries before they were finally together. But they agreed upon a few rules, one of them was never to fall in love, but they couldn’t maintain that rule either as they fell hard for each other but they took their time to accept it and admit it to each other. But how they handled things at the end melted my heart, it was just sooo sweet.
I also loved the family aspect of this book. Aidan didn’t have a mother and his father was an asshole, that’s why Cameron took him to her family to celebrate the holidays and he greatly enjoyed there. Her family was so warm and great and they accepted him as a part of their own with open arms. Cameron’s friends are also worth mentioning because they were literally awsome, specially Lauren. She was always there for her, whenever she needed her. It was such a beautiful relationship.
The writing was smooth and gorgeous. I was hooked from the very first page and I kept on reading even after 3 am. It was just so addicting. I easily finished the book in one sitting. I loved every aspect of this book.
Overall, the plot was interesting and greatly executed, the characters were awsome, the romance was sizzling hot and the writing was gorgeous. This book is definitely one of new favourites and I can see myself rereading this book a thousand times more in the future.
Highly. Specially if you love New-Adult books or sizzling romance like me, then you should definitely read this book.
Melissa West writes heartfelt Southern romance and teen sci-fi romance, all with lots of kissing. Because who doesn’t like kissing? She lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction.
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