Author: T.A. Foster
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.
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!
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.Deep down, I had never felt more connect to anyone in my life.
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!