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Kiss Her Once for Me: A Novel

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It comes up several times, and the mc says time and time again that she's not this type of person, she doesn't go home with people after the first date, she doesn't have one night stands etc. The second half of the novel is what really sets ‘Kiss Her Once For Me’ apart from others in its genre; loved the way third act conflict was handled, and seeing protagonists actually communicate and be honest with each other was such an unexpected breathe of fresh air!

Alison Cochrun is fantastic at writing characters, so even the fact that I could be so annoyed by one is a testament to her talent in that area.I don’t let her see how these words affect me, though—don’t let her know about the hot kernel of shame that blossoms in my stomach.

HOWEVER… She spent the whole book going after her brother’s fiancée, and straight up trying to get with her, making out with her… A literal homewrecker! There were some other things which I didn't like (for example Jack's smile is described as a quarter/half moon so many times it can be used as a drinking game), and it was getting dull too.

So I'm really upset, because a lot of people who have never heard of demisexuality/ don't know much about it, will read this and get the wrong idea. There was tons to like here, and this was so close to working for me, if Jack had just acknowledged her significant part in what went wrong--but she doesn't. Andrew telling Jack to help Ellie when she fell, Dylan making Jack teach Ellie to snowboard, the whole family leaving them together to cook, making them stand next to each other for photos, even the DOG pushed them together so they fell on each other!

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