Title: Kiss and Break Up
Author: Ella Fields
Genre: Mature YA/Romance
Publication Date: March 8, 2019
Dashiell Thane wasn’t a nice guy.
He was an abrasive, demanding, conniving, intolerable brat.
Yet somehow, we’d been best friends our whole lives.
Until our senior year when I finally decided to dip my toes into the dating pool.
All it took was one kiss for jealousy, lies, and betrayal to sweep in and propel us heart first into dizzying, hostile depths.
You’re not supposed to kiss your best friend.
You’re definitely not supposed to kiss your best friend while you’re dating someone else.
And the absolute worst thing you could do is fall for your best friend.
Unless, of course, you want to ruin everything.
Actual footage of me while reading Kiss and Break Up
Within minutes of starting this book, I had a stomach full of butterflies, a cheesy grin on my face and I might have squealed. More than once. I just couldn’t help it. This book gave me all the feels.
Kiss and Break Up is a YA/NA book that takes everything that I love in a YA contemp and mixed it with the angst and storytelling that I adore in NA. Dashiell Thane and Peggy Sue have been friends since they were in diapers, despite the fact that Peggy had no intentions of EVER being best friends with Dash. Over the years, circumstances surrounding their families and their lives have changed, but the one constant that has always remained is each other. Dash is like the annoying brother that Peggy never had, and she doesn’t want that to change. However, when Peggy starts to branch out and date, Dashiell realizes that maybe his feelings go beyond just friendship and makes it his life’s mission to become Peggy’s boyfriend.
There’s so much more that I want to talk about when it comes to these two, but I also don’t want to spoil anything for those of you who haven’t read this one! Kiss and Break Up will definitely be my top read of 2019, and I cannot get enough of Peggy Sue and Dashiell. I finished this one on Friday, and I’m still thinking about it days later. These two characters have gotten under my skin, and they haven’t let go. Dashiell Thane is so much more than some cocky jerk, and the way he is with Peggy and his love for her is amazing. Even now as I write this, I’m wearing a big cheesy grin.
I desperately need to know if Ella Fields is going to continue this series, because there were so many side characters that I loved and need to know more about. So if anyone has an inside track to Ella and can tell me if I’m going to get Jackson and Lars story’s soon that would be great!
5 Ahhhhmazing Stars!!!!
About the Author
Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in the land Down Under. While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters to her cat, Bert, and dog, Grub.
She’s a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.
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