One boy. One girl. Two feuding towns.
I’ve heard a lot of things about Weston Cole. Popular. Conceited. Supercilious. He’s spent the last three years steadily dismantling my family’s legacy. I should hate him. And I did. Until I encountered him freshman year and discovered he’s also troubled. Captivating. Audacious. And when I come across him again senior year, it turns out that knowledge is even more dangerous than his suggestive smirk…
No girl in Glenmont is more untouchable than Maeve Stevens. She lives across enemy lines. Her father is the head football coach. Her twin brother’s their quarterback. My latest problem? One glimpse of her viridian eyes makes me forget about the decades long rivalry between our two towns. A few forbidden kisses, and the only thing I want to fight for? Her.
Title: Kiss Now, Lie Later
Author: C.W. Farnsworth
Publication Date: December 31, 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
What a nice contemporary romance! I wasn’t really sure what to expect going in especially because I was getting Romeo and Juliet vibes from the synopsis, but I really enjoyed this book!
This book started off strong! It started with how our main characters, Mauve and Weston, first met. I liked experiencing this moment rather than hearing about it later in the story. It was also kinda fun to see how the characters differ a little 3 years later.
Sometimes with books where the main guy character is a popular and well-liked jock, the girl is shy and nerdy or whatever. But I liked in this book how Mauve, our main girl, was popular and athletic as well. She was captain of her soccer team and worked really hard to lead them, on top of her other academic activities. It felt like the characters were more equally yoked this way.
I also had a lot of fun getting to know both characters’ sets of friends. We don’t spend loads of time with each group since our main characters are always sneaking away to see each other, but I appreciated the time we had with them.
One thing that kinda bothered me was the timing of things. Like one chapter something would happen and then the next chapter would take place a week or two later. And that’s how most of the book was. As well, there were a few times where Mauve or Weston would mention something that happened between the two of them, but it was like off the record. For example, Mauve got one of Weston’s sweatshirts, but we never see her get it. She just tells her she got it from him at some point. This happened with things a few times which I didn’t love, but it didn’t ruin the story for me.
Lastly, I wish I could have gotten to know Mauve’s twin, Liam, a little better. Or he at least could have had more screen time. He’s basically only mentioned in passing until the very end which I was sad about. To be such an important person in Mauve’s life, we hardly ever see him.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book! While there were a few things I didn’t love, those things didn’t ruin the rest of the book for me. I liked the romance between Mauve and Weston and liked seeing them grow in the relationship.
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