Book Review – Sixteen Kisses by Kelly Oram | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Sixteen Kisses by Kelly Oram

Sixteen Kisses by Kelly Oram | Blushing Geek

Sixteen Kisses by Kelly Oram
Published June 21st 2016 by Bluefields
Genre: Young AdultRomanceContemporary
69 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Received for free when subscribed from author’s mailing list
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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All Cassie Caldwell wants for her sixteenth birthday is to finally be kissed. When Cassie’s older brother and his best friend—the lovable, sexy cowboy, Jared—discover her secret, Jared takes it upon himself to make sure her birthday wish comes true.

Review

This novella, Sixteen Kisses is exactly the reason why I love YA romance! 

Sixteen Kisses, is about Cassie, who is complaining about turning 16 the next day without even experiencing her first kiss. She’s been complaining about it with her bff Selena when Jared, her big brother’s best friend came in and Selena being Selena told Jared about Cassie’s so-called “problem”. Once the two of them we’re alone in the room (because apparently, Selena and her brother Ben we’re playing “come and get me”) Jared offered to be her first kiss. And that’s the first time she felt something about him. All this time, she only saw Jared as her brother’s best friend and now, she felt different. But instead of accepting his offer, she refused because she doesn’t want to get a “pity” kiss from him, she wanted to receive it from someone who really wants to kiss her. So the next day, Jared made her wear a “Kiss me it’s my birthday” shirt and created a plan, thus explaining the title of this novela, Sixteen Kisses.

This story is just a very short read but my! I. Really. Love. It. I’m not sure if I could relate though because I don’t really care if I turn fifty without experiencing my first kiss, I’m an old soul, haha. But ofcourse I do understand that some see it as a complex that they need to fix, ASAP, so I’m not really judging anyone.

I actually like the idea even though kissing 16 random people is quite gross when you think about it, but my! It was kind of hot and I really enjoyed reading each kissing scene, haha. And the hottest kiss for me was the 16th, *wink. And speaking of kisses, I have to comment about these guys who kissed her. It’s just that, most of them were her friends (90% of her friends we’re guys). Close friends to be exact. Wouldn’t it be a bit weird and awkward? But well, in this story, they’re obviously not because they’re practically fighting who should kiss her lol. It’s funny considering that Jared only dared one person to kiss her and now, looks like the entire school knows about her sixteen kisses lol.

It was actually a bit cliché when you think about it, but most stories are nowadays eh? But what’s great about Kelly Oram is that she writes it so well that you have no other choice but to overlook the cliché plot because you’ll end up loving the whole story. Besides, I love “her brother’s best friend turned her lover” romance, *wink. Plus, I love the main characters. Both of them were very likeable and seeing that it’s only a short story, there’s not enough time to introduce them thoroughly but I still feel like I know both of them so well. Also, the side characters we’re sooooooo funny that thinking about them now, I still have this stupid grin in my face.  

This was my first novella from Kelly Oram but just like her other books that I’ve read before, I still ended up really entertained. Ofcourse I still prefer her longer books but I have to say that this one did its purpose and send me to squealing paradise where all I did was squeal and laugh at the same time like a crazy gorilla. Well, you can never expect less from Kelly, that’s for sure, *wink.

So if you’re looking for a very short read that will still entertain, then Sixteen Kisses is a perfect choice.

Favorite Lines

  • I needed a bunch of guys to give you meaningless kisses so that you’d be able to recognize a real kiss when I finally gave you one.
  • Actually, I did fall. I fell head over heels. This was my sixteenth kiss, on my sixteenth birthday, by the sixteenth different guy – forgive me, person – yet it was really my first kiss, by the first guy that really mattered. This was my first real kiss. And it was everything I’d ever dreamed of.

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Mary Kirkland
4 years ago

That sounds fun.

Vanessa
4 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

It really is Mary 🙂

Kimberly Caffeinated Reviewer

I love the cover and this sounds perfect for someone I know. Passing it along now 🙂

Vanessa
4 years ago

The cover sure looks cute. Most of Kelly Oram’s book covers looks so good actually 🙂

LilyElement
4 years ago

Yay! I love when short stories work so well 🙂

Vanessa
4 years ago
Reply to  LilyElement

Hehe, me too 🙂

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

Yes, some cliches are forgivable when they are written so well. This sounds like an adorable quick read. Enjoyed your review, Vanessa. 🙂

Vanessa
4 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

This is absolutely a very sweet read considering it’s just a novella Sophia Rose 🙂

Nadene@Ttly addicted 2 reading

Cliche reads can be enjoyable when written well and I agree you about Kelly Oram.

Vanessa
4 years ago

Hehe true. Have you read any Kelly Oram books before too Nadene?

Nadene@Ttly addicted 2 reading
Reply to  Vanessa

Yeah. I read Cinder and Ella and I am gearing up to read Happily Ever After.

Vanessa
4 years ago

OMG! You should read Happily Ever After. I love it more than the first book <3

Wattle
4 years ago

This sounds short and sweet…not sure I’d want to kiss 16 different people in one day though lol

Vanessa
4 years ago
Reply to  Wattle

Hehe, exactly what I’ve been thinking too Wattle 😉

Melliane
4 years ago

I didn’t know about this one but it looks good!

Vanessa
4 years ago
Reply to  Melliane

It is Mellian 🙂 I hope you could try some of her books soon

Carole's Random Life
4 years ago

This sounds like such a wonderful story! The lines that you shared are so romantic.

Vanessa
4 years ago

Hehe, true. And my! Everytime I think about this story, I can’t help but feel giddy hehe

Diva Booknerd
4 years ago

I like fluffy novellas from time to time, breaks up all the heavy fantasy and science fiction I tend to read. I actually read one of her books a few years ago and quite enjoyed it. So glad you liked this one Vanessa, will definitely be checking it out. Wonderful review! <3

Vanessa
4 years ago
Reply to  Diva Booknerd

True about that. It’s also a good choice if you have limited time too as they’re quick to read especially this one because the story was smoothly executed. Thanks 🙂

Karen
Karen
4 years ago

I love novellas and I’ve been wanting to try this author so this actually sounds perfect for me.

For What It’s Worth

Vanessa
4 years ago
Reply to  Karen

Yey. I hope you’ll enjoy this one Karen 🙂

Silvia
4 years ago

Even if a bit cliché, it sounds like a cute read and you gotta love when novellas work well like that 😉

Vanessa
4 years ago
Reply to  Silvia

It is. But if it’s from Kelly Oram, I can never expect less 😉

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