Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Review: Kissing Eden by T. A. Foster

Title: Kissing Eden
Author: T.A. Foster
Category: Romance
Genre: New Adult

Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Publication Date: March 6th 2014 
*eARC received in exchange for an honest review*
Have you ever thought of taking a vacation alone? I mean step on a plane, check into your hotel, and lie on the beach completely and utterly alone. No? Me either, but then right before senior spring break I got dumped.
Something about break ups makes you do things you didn’t want to do, and try things you didn’t know you were capable of.

That’s how I ended up at the Palm Palace.
That’s how I met Grey.
That’s how my spring break turned into the most unforgettable week of my life.

 My Thoughts  

I feel that Kissing Eden is a book that was made for lying out on the beach and reading. It really is a perfect summer read. It was fun, sexy, and light. And though I wished I could have loved it, I did find it to be quite an enjoyable read. 

First, I’m going to talk about the detail in the book. It was very simply detailed, which there is nothing wrong with that, but I’m a person who thrives off of descriptive and deeply narrated books. I guess I can say that the author had a very direct way of writing. I did enjoy the way the author let her story unfold. And the characters, though it did take some time for the chemistry to set in, were a joy to read about.

All I have to say is poor Eden! The moment the book starts, that girl had a very bad cause of bad luck. Everything that could go wrong, well, did. But I have to give her mad probs, she didn’t let that deter her one bit! She really was a fearless character. Not only for keeping her head held high when her boyfriend dumbs her and then when a string of bad luck swings in, but because she took a vacation all by herself (something I would love to do). Though I really did enjoy this character’s fearlessness, I found her to be a bit crazy at times.

Grey, at first, came off as a very stereotypical love interest. But, not going to lie, he did capture my attention right way. He was definitely a surly and moody character at the start of the book. But once Eden started breaking down his shield I really started to like him. Grey is also dealing with a few issues himself, so his moodiness can be explained. What I did find interesting about him was that he was a pretty straight forward guy, I enjoyed that!
Deep down, I had never felt more connect to anyone in my life. 
As I mentioned, it took a while for the chemistry to start to build between Eden and Grey. I just couldn’t feel it until about the middle of the book. But after about that point, I could start to feel the real attraction between them.

The pacing in the book is also fast, along with the buildup of the plot, conflict, and resolution. It was definitely a fast, light read. And a few of the plot twists and events were a bit predictable. But that didn’t really turn me away from the story.  I also have to mention the setting! I really loved the setting of the book! Again, that made it feel like the perfect summer read!

All in all, Kissing Eden was an enjoyable, light, sweet, and fun romance. Prefect when you are in need of a lighter read or a book to enjoy while sitting by the pool or at the beach. I would definitely recommend this one to new adult readers who need a book about a girl taking a chance and then finding love! 


  1. It would be so nice to just go on a vacation by myself! I would literally just to to a beach and sit there for an entire week lol this sounds like a very sweet read and definitely one to be read while sitting on a beach. Great review.

    1. Me and a book on the beach being able to hot guy watch. YES! haha

  2. Mmmm..... love that cover!! Eden and Grey sound like interesting characters. I like it when the chemistry takes time to build up... not just rushing into anything. Great review Magen!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  3. Thanks for such an honest review Magen! I'm sorry you didn't love this, but I'm glad you could still enjoy it for what it was. I think I might struggle with the characters not having chemistry right away or at least not feeling it.

    1. It was definitely an enjoyable read and I did struggle a bit with the whole chemistry thing. I'm glad it did pick up though, if not, I wouldn't have been able to enjoy the book at all.

  4. I love that you say this book is fast paced and that the characters are good and that it's cute. I don't love that the author doesn't use a lot of descriptions and that the chemistry isn't exactly spot on at first. This does sound like a good beach read. I still don't know if I'll get around to this one but thanks for the great review!

    1. Yeah, I do love a good descriptive book as well!

  5. Great review! I'm always looking for some more new adult books to add to my list and this will definitely be added to my summer list now. I always enjoy having some lighter and fast paced books for the summer. The lack of descriptions might bother me a bit though.

  6. Great Review Magen! Even though this story was predictable, and lacked the description and deep narration that you usually enjoy, I'm glad that you liked it nonetheless. This does sound like a fun, simple, and fast paced book that's perfect for the beach.

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape


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