Title: His Kiss
Author: Melanie Marks
First published November 2, 2011
108 pages, Kindle Edition
Lila had it all figured out: a stable job, a loving boyfriend, and a clear future. But then she meets the town’s notorious playboy, and she can’t resist his charm.
Now, everything is a mess. All she can focus on is…His Kiss.
About the Author
Melanie Marks, a Californian author, has written several books that are available in Kindle Unlimited or can be purchased normally. Her newest books are Nicole and the Coronavirus, With All My Heart, and The Boy Across the Street.
Additionally, she has written Unrequited Love, The Love Contest, and She’s Not Mine…But I Want Her. Melanie’s book Rented Rebound includes a story called “Ally, Griffin and the Rich Guy.”
The Fall for Me series includes Fall for Me (#1), Fall Forever (#2), Finn’s Fall (#3), and Louder Than Words, which is a standalone novel about Zoey’s best friend, Summer Baker, and her secret crush on childhood best friend, Mason Archer from the hockey team.
The His Kiss series includes His Kiss (#1), High School Boys (#2), and Her Kiss (Griffin), which is Griffin’s version of His Kiss. Other books in the series include Griffin, Griffin #2, and Louder Than Words.
Louder Than Words is a standalone novel about Griffin’s best friend, Mason, and his secret crush on the cheerleader, Summer Baker.
The Slumber Party Wars series includes several books such as Slumber Party Wars, Best Friend Wars, Fake Boyfriend Wars, and #Wars.
Melanie has also written several middle school books such as Matt and Nicole, Ally and Griffin, and Summer and Mason. Her newish teen books include The New Boy, My Brother’s Best Friend, Beck Bait, My Step Brother’s Kiss, My Forbidden Heartthrob, Dearest (Hot) Enemy, and His Best Friend.
Some of her other books written under the name “M. Marks” with other author friends include The Boyfriend Contract, The Forbidden Kiss, Ex-Boyfriend, Getting Lucky For Christmas, and Kissing.
Melanie has been published in over sixty magazines such as Highlights and Teen Magazine and has had nine children’s books published. She enjoys reading in the bathtub, writing in bed, and living in a house longer than two years.
“His Kiss” by Melanie Marks is a young adult contemporary romance novel that was published on November 2, 2011. Melanie Marks is a bestselling author who has written many romance novels that have captured the hearts of readers worldwide.
“His Kiss” is a beautifully written story that explores themes of love, family, and self-discovery.
The novel is set in present-day America and follows the story of a young girl named Katelyn Anderson. Katelyn is a high school senior who is trying to navigate her way through life after the death of her mother.
She is struggling with her grief and the pressure from her father to attend an Ivy League school. Katelyn’s life takes a turn when she meets the charming and mysterious Luke Ryan, who has just moved to town.
As Katelyn and Luke’s relationship begins to blossom, they are faced with obstacles that threaten to tear them apart.
Melanie Marks has crafted a captivating story that will keep readers engaged from start to finish. The author’s writing style is beautiful and descriptive, allowing readers to vividly imagine the scenes and characters.
The characters are well-developed and relatable, making it easy for readers to connect with them.
One of the strengths of “His Kiss” is its pacing. The story moves at a steady pace, with just the right amount of tension and conflict to keep readers invested in the outcome.
The plot structure is also well-crafted, with a satisfying resolution that ties up all loose ends.
While “His Kiss” is primarily a romance novel, it also explores themes of family and self-discovery. Katelyn’s journey of self-discovery is relatable to many young adults who are trying to find their place in the world.
The novel also touches on the importance of family and the impact of loss, which is a universal theme that readers of all ages can relate to.
However, one of the weaknesses of the novel is the predictability of the plot. While the characters are well-developed, the plot follows a formulaic structure that is common in many young adult romance novels.
Additionally, some readers may find the dialogue to be overly saccharine at times.
Overall, “His Kiss” is a beautifully written novel that will appeal to fans of young adult romance. It explores themes of love, family, and self-discovery in a relatable and engaging way.
While it may not break new ground in the genre, it is a satisfying read that will leave readers with a warm and fuzzy feeling.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.