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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Awesome

Totally amazing book for me. I rest my case...

posted by 9662969 on July 29, 2012

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12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Good

When I first came across Kiss Crush Collide I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Based on the synopsis, I just knew I had to read it. I was super excited to finally have a copy and started it immediately. I guess my expectations were a little too high being that the b...
When I first came across Kiss Crush Collide I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Based on the synopsis, I just knew I had to read it. I was super excited to finally have a copy and started it immediately. I guess my expectations were a little too high being that the book was compared to Perfect Chemistry, which I adored.

Leah has huge shoes to fill. Her family is rich and they only want the best for her and her sisters. But her mother is a little too controlling and pretty much runs their lives. She has very high expectations when it comes to her daughters. To her mother, it's all about what's on the outside. You look at them and you would think "Perfect Happy Family." Her sisters were Valedictorians, dated the captain of the football team, prom queen, you name it, they did it. So all this was expected of Leah as well, but when someone is telling you what to do with your life, who to date, how to dress, you begin to get bored. Leah didn't even have to study because she wasn't going to fail. That is how popular her family is and that also tells you just HOW rich they are. So what does Leah do? She begins to take things into her own hands. She tries things she's never done before, like cheating on her boyfriend with someone her family wouldn't approve of. It just happened. But what she didn't expect was to actually fall in love.

What I had a problem with was I felt that Meredith focused a little too much on Leah's life and gave too little about the romance. According to the synopsis, I am expecting this huge forbidden romance and lots of drama, but I did not get that. You get a couple of chapters of Leah and Porter together, but nothing that would WOW you. I liked them together, but I just didn't feel the connection in the beginning. It wasn't until almost the near end that you finally get a feel for them. The way it all played out though, was put together really well, but I would have liked a lot more. There was just way too much of Leah's life and memories than there was romance.

Now the book isn't bad, but it just wasn't what I was expecting at all. Christina is a great writer though and excellent at describing things. It wasn't hard at all to picture what Leah was feeling, or picture a scene in my head. Again, I just wish there was A LOT more of Porter and Leah.

Would I recommend Kiss Crush Collide? Yes. Other than what I listed above, it actually has a good meaning behind it.

Will I read any future books by Christina Meredith? Yes. I really do like her way of writing.

I give Kiss Crush Collide 3 out of 5 Stars!

posted by damarisc123 on September 22, 2011

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

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    Good

    When I first came across Kiss Crush Collide I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Based on the synopsis, I just knew I had to read it. I was super excited to finally have a copy and started it immediately. I guess my expectations were a little too high being that the book was compared to Perfect Chemistry, which I adored.

    Leah has huge shoes to fill. Her family is rich and they only want the best for her and her sisters. But her mother is a little too controlling and pretty much runs their lives. She has very high expectations when it comes to her daughters. To her mother, it's all about what's on the outside. You look at them and you would think "Perfect Happy Family." Her sisters were Valedictorians, dated the captain of the football team, prom queen, you name it, they did it. So all this was expected of Leah as well, but when someone is telling you what to do with your life, who to date, how to dress, you begin to get bored. Leah didn't even have to study because she wasn't going to fail. That is how popular her family is and that also tells you just HOW rich they are. So what does Leah do? She begins to take things into her own hands. She tries things she's never done before, like cheating on her boyfriend with someone her family wouldn't approve of. It just happened. But what she didn't expect was to actually fall in love.

    What I had a problem with was I felt that Meredith focused a little too much on Leah's life and gave too little about the romance. According to the synopsis, I am expecting this huge forbidden romance and lots of drama, but I did not get that. You get a couple of chapters of Leah and Porter together, but nothing that would WOW you. I liked them together, but I just didn't feel the connection in the beginning. It wasn't until almost the near end that you finally get a feel for them. The way it all played out though, was put together really well, but I would have liked a lot more. There was just way too much of Leah's life and memories than there was romance.

    Now the book isn't bad, but it just wasn't what I was expecting at all. Christina is a great writer though and excellent at describing things. It wasn't hard at all to picture what Leah was feeling, or picture a scene in my head. Again, I just wish there was A LOT more of Porter and Leah.

    Would I recommend Kiss Crush Collide? Yes. Other than what I listed above, it actually has a good meaning behind it.

    Will I read any future books by Christina Meredith? Yes. I really do like her way of writing.

    I give Kiss Crush Collide 3 out of 5 Stars!

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    It was okay

    Umm when i got this book i dove right into it expecting love lust and want it had a couple of chapters that gave you s taste of it but not really detsiled that you would get from the cover of the book but the ending was not really good at all good read but could have used more detail on the romance but definetly not the bestgiving a 3 is being generous.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2013

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    The major conflict in KISS CRUSH COLLIDE is about the perfect li

    The major conflict in KISS CRUSH COLLIDE is about the perfect life of a sophisticated family which stands in conflict with the personal preferences and wishes of single individuals, like Leah their youngest daughter. In general exactly that conflict made me want to read the book in the first place. Leah falling for the poor boy. I hoped for a story like PERFECT CHEMISTRY which circles around an unwanted love between a girl who is supposed to be perfect and a boy out of her league, that overwhelms you with its awesomeness.

    For my taste the romance came way too short. Sometimes scenes between Leah and Porter were totally irrelevant and not well-integrated into the whole story. I was frankly disappointed by the love story. No chemistry, no insight into the characters feelings for each other, only some inexplicable hook-ups from time to time.

    It’s not only that we don’t really get an insight into Leah’s thinking, but the fact that from the moment she starts seeing that new boy, Porter as she calls him, she not once feels shame or guilt for betraying her boyfriend Shane with another boy. That trait of character let her appear like such an unsympathetic person to me that I couldn’t really enjoy the rest of the read.

    A friendship between Leah and two old friends and one girl she dislikes is sketched, but I don’t believe in a very close relationship since Leah is such a careless character. She is one of the few YA contemporary protagonists I didn’t like. Sometimes a spark of sympathy tries to push its way through, but mostly I just didn’t get her way of thinking. She blames other people for her misery first and starts thinking about her own part in the story after only a while, if at all.

    The whole family of Leah, her sisters and mother are so shallow, it started to really annoy me. I cannot tell you how bored I was every new time Leah mentioned her oh so perfect boyfriend who bothered her, the colour trio her sisters and her are always supposed to wear or her analysis of every single chest in that book! It’s all about the looks and very few about the inner strengths of people. The family has issues, but they are mostly ignored and are not discussed.

    Christina Meredith has a convenient writing style which is fitting for a contemporary romance novel. Cover and writing are really nice, but the content couldn’t convince me at all. I expected the romantic conflict between Leah and that boy at the country club to be so engaging, some sneaking around and sizzling romantic scenes between the two. The premise was so promising and I liked the general constellation of characters and the setting, but their interaction didn't convince.

    THE VERDICT

    2,5/5 **/* KISS CRUSH COLLIDE- Pretty cover, dull content. They kissed, expectations were crushed and opinions collided.

    This is the story of a well-established (in this case: shallow) family trying to break out of their habits. Definitely no PERFECT CHEMISTRY. If the premise draws you to the story like it did with me, just pick up this book and just see if it works for you. I’m a fan of YA contemporary romances, but this one unfortunately didn’t really work for me.

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  • Posted January 21, 2012

    loved it

    was a good read, loved the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

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