The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Meet Rochelle Evans: pretty, popular–and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile–and a total player. And also Elle’s best friend’s older brother…

When Elle decides to run a kissing booth for the school’s Spring Carnival, she locks lips with Noah and her life is turned upside down. Her head says to keep away, but her heart wants to draw closer–this romance seems far from fairy tale and headed for heartbreak.

I have given The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Part of me wishes I had read this book prior to watching the movie adaptation however, I really liked picturing the movie cast as their characters in the book. Also, there were some major parts in the movie that didn’t happen in the book which I thought was interesting as it’s normally the other way round.

The young adult story I needed to break my reading slump. I absolutely loved this book! In this novel; we follow Rochelle (Elle) Evans who is a popular person and has never been kissed. Until her and her best friend, Lee Flynn, choose to create a kissing booth for their school carnival which turns her life upside down. Cue Noah Flynn, Lee’s older brother, who is an absolute hottie but also has the reputation of a bad boy with no ability to hold down a girlfriend. That is until, the school carnival turns his life upside down too.

The romance was so fun, tense and a little cheesy at times. I would have lapped this up even more if I was still a teenager. It wasn’t only the romance that I enjoyed though; the friendship between Elle and Lee hit differently and I loved how much Reekles portrayed their relationship and the amount of love and care they have for one another.

The only part I found that started to annoy my reading experience of The Kissing Booth was the frequent mention from Elle’s peers who kept asking her if she fancied Noah and also, why she called Noah by his first name .. Noah rather than Flynn like everyone else did.

I would definitely class this book as an enemies to lovers and falling in love with your best friend’s brother tropes. So for those of you who enjoy those tropes, I would recommend to pick this book up.

Have you read The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

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