Series: The Morrisons #1
Published by Oak Press on 06/11/2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Sean Morrison, one of six siblings and the top college baseball player in the country, is reeling from a heartbreakingly painful loss. Nothing seems to matter anymore...until the night Serena Britten unexpectedly ends up in his arms.
Serena is a world-famous model who has only ever wanted to be normal, even though her mother has always pushed her to become a superstar. Though it isn't easy to try to leave everyone and everything she knows behind, Serena is determined to enroll in college. More than anything, she wants to turn her love for books into a new career that she actually loves. Only, she never expected to meet someone like Sean on campus—or to be instantly consumed by their incredible chemistry and connection.
But when the pressures of her high-profile modeling career only get bigger and more demanding, will it make living a normal life as a college student—and falling in love with the hottest guy on campus—impossible?
I’ve been struggling a bit with reading. I’m not really in a full-fledged reading slump by any means, but I haven’t been able to get myself to read as much as I normally do. So, I was determined this weekend to get some reading done and I thought the best way was to read some romances. They are easy and not stressful in the least, and so enjoyable. I was checking out Bella Andre’s website, because I’ve only read a few of her book, and I came across Kiss Me Like This, Andre’s first New Adult book. From page one I was hooked on Kiss Me Like This. It was exactly the book I needed to read. There’s nothing like the right book at the right time, am I right?
Kiss Me Like This is about Serena Britten a famous model, who really just wants to be a normal girl and attend college. I just adored Serena. She’s shy and quiet, and really all she wants to do is hang out in the library all day and read. Don’t we all just want to do that? She never really wanted to be a model, but her mother had pushed her into it ever since she was a little girl. I really loved that even though Serena was shy and wanted to please her mother, she still had the gumption to tell her mother no and pursue her own dreams.
Sean Morrison is a junior at Stanford, but he’s struggling with some very heavy issues. Sean’s mother passed away three months ago, and Sean misses her so much. He really isn’t dealing with his grief in a healthy way, and his first encounter with Serena, although memorable, doesn’t show Sean off in a good light. But even though Sean wasn’t the greatest during their first encounter, he feels so badly about it, that he searches out Serena to apologize. I really loved that Sean saw how he wasn’t the kindest to Serena (although truthfully he wasn’t an awful jerk or anything), so he wanted to apologize to her. To make sure she was okay. We all can be hurt people’s feeling unattentionally, and it’s admirable that Sean made that effort.
Once Serena and Sean got past the rocky initial meeting, they slowly become friends, and then, of course, more than friends. I read all sorts of romances, but often the ones I dislike the most are ones with lots of drama between the couple. So I was so happy to see a fairly drama-free relationship between Sean and Serena. Any conflicts they had with their relationship was based on their own issues outside their relationship. Sean dealing with his grief, and Serena dealing with the pressures of her mother. The whole story of their relationship was sweet and adorable, and I really couldn’t get enough of it. Some of their earlier dates are just so sweet. I loved seeing Sean try to give Serena just normal, every day experiences that she’s never had.
Kiss Me Like This was charming and precious, and it is definitely a book I will re-read. I adored both the love interests, and stayed up late into the night reading this. I am already eagerly anticipating Andre’s next New Adult book, featuring one of Sean’s brothers. If you are a fan of Bella Andre, or New Adult books I think you would really enjoy Kiss Me Like This.