Review: The Art of French Kissing by Brianna Shrum

Title: The Art of French Kissing

Author: Brianna Shrum

Pages: 256 Pages

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing/ Sky Pony Press

The Blurb

Seventeen-year-old Carter Lane has wanted to be a chef since she was old enough to ignore her mom’s warnings to stay away from the hot stove. And now she has the chance of a lifetime: a prestigious scholarship competition in Savannah, where students compete all summer in Chopped style challenges for a full-ride to one of the best culinary schools in the country. The only impossible challenge ingredient in her basket: Reid Yamada.

After Reid, her cute but unbearably cocky opponent, goes out of his way to screw her over on day one, Carter vows revenge, and soon they’re involved in a full-fledged culinary war. Just as the tension between them reaches its boiling point, Carter and Reid are forced to work together if they want to win, and Carter begins to wonder if Reid’s constant presence in her brain is about more than rivalry. And if maybe her desire to smack his mouth doesn’t necessarily cancel out her desire to kiss it.

The Review

As far as cute, light hearted teen romances go you cannot go far wrong with Brianna Shrum’s The Art of French Kissing.

Set in a cooking school, the heat is turned up when a handful of teenagers begin competing for a scholarship program. Things are made more fiery when our protagonist Carter Lane has a cheeky run in with one of her competitors, Reid. But as the old saying goes “if you can’t stand the heat then get out of the kitchen.”

The Art of French Kissing really is one of those books that you can read without feeling too committed to. It is enjoyable and it is fun. The palpable tension between Reid and Carter is enjoyable and knowing that they are as bad as each other makes the teasing easy enough to handle.

All in all, The Art of French Kissing is an enjoyable read.

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