Well friends, today I am sharing my 6th book read in 2019! Yes, it is only March and I am running right along. A part of me wants to increase my reading goal for 2019 but I know that there will be moments in the year that my reading will be decreased like the busy summer months. So, I will just be proud of my current reading progress. For my 6th book read of 2019 I picked up a young adult book called The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. Shrum. This is the first time I have read anything from Brianna R. Shrum and while it was a pretty fast and easy read I really enjoyed it.
The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. Shrum
Seventeen-year-old Carter Lane has wanted to be a chef since she was old enough to ignore her mom’s warnings to stay away from the hot stove. And now she has the chance of a lifetime: a prestigious scholarship competition in Savannah, where students compete all summer in Chopped style challenges for a full-ride to one of the best culinary schools in the country. The only impossible challenge ingredient in her basket: Reid Yamada.
After Reid, her cute but unbearably cocky opponent, goes out of his way to screw her over on day one, Carter vows revenge, and soon they’re involved in a full-fledged culinary war. Just as the tension between them reaches its boiling point, Carter and Reid are forced to work together if they want to win, and Carter begins to wonder if Reid’s constant presence in her brain is about more than rivalry. And if maybe her desire to smack his mouth doesn’t necessarily cancel out her desire to kiss it.
My Review of The Art of French Kissing
When I first picked up The Art of French Kissing I actually did not realize it was a young adult novel. Since I enjoy YA literature it wasn’t a big deal but from the beginning I could tell that this book was written for a younger reader than me. Let me be clear, I really enjoyed this book but there were moments that I felt like it was a little too immature for my liking.
This was a very quick read for me, which was nice, sometimes an easy read makes for the most enjoyable. Now, I will tell you, this book is pretty cheesy, but the romantic in me loved it. This is focused on a high school cooking competition that results in a scholarships to a culinary program for college. Through out the book we are introduced to a few of the 25 kids that are in the competition. In true YA fiction we find that two of them find an interest in one another.
What I really enjoyed about this book was that these high school students were given such a huge opportunity all while having to learn to be away from home. I found myself drifting back to my first few weeks of college and learning the whole system. This book made me smile a lot and I really loved the anxiousness during the cooking challenges. Plus, hearing about the yummy food was fun too!
I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys YA fiction, romance, chic lit and cooking. It was a nice combo of some of my favorite things!
Well my choice for book 6 for 2019 was fun and a light read. I enjoy those books every once in a while too. I posted on facebook the other day that I am so surprised at how great my reading goal for 2019 has been going so far. Who am I?!? HA! As of right now I have started my 8th book! So, be on the look out for some more great book reviews! How is your reading goal going so far for 2019?
Make sure you check out my reading list for 2019 that I have planned so far.
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