Every once in a while, I just want to sit down with some sweet and clean reads that are a little lighter. One Little Kiss definitely hit the spot for exactly that!
About the Book
Tessa has her future planned to perfection. First get into medical school and become a doctor like everyone else in her family—despite her queasiness around blood. Second meet and marry someone who is just as successful as her brother—the new, handsome doctor in her ward will be just right. And last, prove to her brother that, despite what he thinks, she has it all together. Easy, right? Except that she’s just been called to be the ward road show director for the upcoming stake singles activity, a distraction she doesn’t need. And when a mix-up means that she’s partnered with her bug-eating, seventies dressing home teacher? It’s a disaster with a capital D, and she knows that no one in her family can ever find out about this.
As a PhD student studying insects, Henry White has had his fair share of girls try to change him into someone more socially acceptable—including his ex- fiancé. When his sister convinces him to join the singles ward for his last year of school, he decides to play up his oddness in order to keep the singles at a distance. When he begins to work with Tessa on the road show, he finds that she’s managed to get past his defenses. One little stage kiss is all it takes to make him question everything. But then his ex-fiancé comes home from her mission with one goal in mind: win Henry back, no matter what it takes.
Tessa is soon faced with a choice. Go for the perfect life she’s always pushed herself to have, or find the courage to look past appearances and figure out what she really wants.
In My Opinion…
Tessa’s desire to keep up with and please her family pushes her into an area of study she’s not passionate about and into the arms of a guy who is not long-term material. But a short play in a road show and another guy who becomes a friend open her eyes to more than competing with her brother and living up to her parents’ expectations.
Henry is adorably geeky (which is mostly an act to ward off female interest) but a good guy. His relationship with his sister and father is different than Tessa’s which allows her to witness a different family dynamic.
A cute and sweet, sometimes funny, story about finding yourself in the middle of the noise by surrounding yourself with those who build you up and blocking the voices of those who tear you down.
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