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The Art of French Kissing: Book Review

The Art of French Kissing: Book Review

 TITLE: The Art of French Kissing

Author: Brianna R. Shrum

Release Date: June 5, 2018

RATING: ★★½☆☆

2½ stars out of 5 stars


Pages: 256

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

Series? No, this book is a standalone.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

My Review of The Art of French Cooking Kissing


A YA Contemporary story with cooking twist? Yes please! Also, can we talk about how cute this cover is? Like the color and the creativity. It’s beautiful.

The anger and emotions that Carter feels towards Reid are a bit forced at times. During the majority of the book she is angry, mad or furious, and a lot of the time there was not a good reason for it. The main reason I gave this book a three out of five stars was because I found the main character so annoying.

On the flip side of things, the secondary cast was great. I loved the relationship between Riya and Will.

Can we stop and talk about Reid for a moment? He is such a charming character.

In my opinion, the curse words in this novel were overused. With the cursing and some inappropriate content I would lean towards a 14+ age group for this group.

If you are looking for a fluffy contemporary romance, with a side of competition, then this book is for you!

*I received a digital ARC of this book through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This did not sway my opinion in any way.

Thanks for reading this book review! I hope you enjoyed it!


Sarah June


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