Saturday, April 20, 2013

Blog Tour, Review & Spotlight: Kiss Me & Date Me by Jillian Dodd

My Review
Kiss Me
The Keatyn Chronicles: Book 2
By: Jillian Dodd

My Honest Thoughts:
Kiss me is book two in the Keatyn Chronicles. It picks up right where we left on in Stalk Me (book 1). I enjoyed reading Kiss Me more than I did Stalk Me. There are aspects of The Keatyn Chronicles that I really enjoy and others' I'm not a fan of.
For me, Kiss Me's story-line seemed more realistic than Stalk Me. I say that because there were parts of Stalk Me that I felt were too far fetched, mainly the fact that her parents allowed her to spend the entire summer in Europe with her boyfriend. I felt they gave their 16 year old daughter far too much freedom. Regardless of how much money you have that's horrible parenting (in my opinion). 
In Kiss Me, Keatyn is starting over in life, not because she wants to, but because she has to. She adjusts very quickly to her new life, new private school, new friends, and new boyfriend(s). I adore Keatyn, but she often annoys me. She's smart, charismatic, and has a like-able personality. She's the girl all the girls love to hate and all the boys want to date. She just drives me nuts with the back and forth between so many different guys, when she prefaces her statements with  the word 'like' and when she tells us every single detail about the outfit she is wearing that day. 
Don't get me wrong, Jillian Dodd did a great job creating a detailed story-line and well developed characters'. 
Personally, I just struggle with connecting to the life styles of many of those characters. I think my indifference boils down to the fact that I'm just not a fan of promoting promiscuous behavior and/ or alcohol and drug use among teenagers. If these characters were 18 and older, it wouldn't have bothered me nears as much.
In Kiss Me Keatyn finds herself attracted to two guys in-particular: 'Gorgeous' aka Dawson and "The God of all Hotties' aka Aiden. I actually really liked both of these guys. They seem to respect Keatyn and truly want to be with her for reasons beyond sex. I have to say though that I am definitely pulling for Aiden. There is definitely something between those two that goes far beyond superficial attraction. 
I will be reading book 3 because I do want know where Keatyn's story goes. I am hopeful that with continued life experience, we will see her character continue to mature.
(I give Kiss Me 3.5 Stars)

Title:  Date Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #3)
Author:  Jillian Dodd
Release date:  Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Genre: Romance
Age Group:  Young Adult/New Adult
Event organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description:
I’m not scripting my life anymore.
I’m living it.
I’m done with the God of all Hotties.
I’m going to give my heart to the boy who I think deserves it.
The boy whose kisses are hotter than molten lava.
The boy who offered me the key to his heart.
The boy who asked me to Homecoming in a big, sexy way.

There are so many things to look forward to.
Parties at the Cave. Homecoming festivities. Drama Tryouts. Shopping trips to NY.
But things aren’t always as perfect as they seem.
I find out that my best friend has been keeping a secret from me.
Not that I can blame him. 
I have secrets too.
But, for now, I’m going to pretend I’m just a normal girl.
I’m going to pretend he’s not still out there.
I’m going to pretend he’s not getting desperate.
I’m going to pretend I’ll never see him again.
But, I will.
And this time, I might not get away.

About the Author:

Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy.
She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.

Date Me The Keatyn Chronicles: Book Three is now available for purchase. My review is coming soon.

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