ARC REVIEW: No Kissing Allowed by Melissa West

No Kissing Allowed

No Kissing Allowed
Author: Melissa West
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: July 28th 2015
Published By: Entangled Publishing, LLC
ASIN:  B0111LZ3SA

★ SYNOPSIS ★

No kissing. No touching. And definitely no falling in love…

Armed with her besties, an embarrassing number of shots, and her list of 10 Wild Things To Do Before Adulthood, recent grad Cameron Lawson is partying it up before she starts her dream job at New York’s biggest ad agency. Her last task? Hook up with a random guy. And while it’s so not her style, the super-sexy guy sitting next to her is definitely game. No names. No details.

At least, that was the plan.

On her first day of work, Cameron discovers her hook-up is none other than Aidan Truitt—her new boss’s boss. Talk about failing the “no fraternizing with coworkers” policy on an epic level. Especially when Aidan makes it clear their one night was only the beginning. Falling for him could cost her everything, but sometimes the only way to get what you want is by breaking a few rules…

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★ MY REVIEW ★

So far tonight, I’d bought a random guy a drink, danced on a bar, and serenaded a girl during a karaoke song.

No Kissing Allowed starts off with a bang. The antics of Cammie and her two best friends put a smile on my face. Sure, they seem a bit wild, and crazy, but I get what they are doing. When they finally finished their list and Cammie ends up hooking up with Aidan, I wasn’t really surprised how that came about.

What did surprise me though is Cammie’s thoughts on competition and her inner monologue about them. I read that part a bit wide-eyed and sighing. It’s no wonder she got into the situation she was in. The whole story is told from Cammie’s POV, although you do get a fair bit of Aidan’s emotions and so forth. The author has done a great job with the emotions of both of the main characters even while you’re only reading one side.

Aidan is an interesting character himself. You don’t really find out from his POV what his emotions are, but he translates well via his actions and reactions to Cammie. He kept me wanting to know what would happen next. Not to mention, it’s like his two sides of a coin, but one that blends together seamlessly the more you learn about him and the more you read the book.

There is chemistry between the two characters, and that can’t be denied. It reads well and you’re shown it, although you don’t have intense scenes about it. You know it’s going on, but you’re not going to be reading pages of sex scenes here.

All in all, there was nothing overwhelming about this book for me. It was a middle of the road, good read. I enjoyed the angst that went with an office type relationship, on top of roadblocks that the characters themselves threw in there. I do love love love the cover of the book and the name of the book though. Both are something that snag your attention. Last but not least, I thought the ending was great. It wasn’t rushed, it wasn’t awkward, it’s was just right. 😀 A solid three star book!

MY RATING:

**ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.**

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