Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Book Review: No Kissing Allowed by: Melissa West

Release Date: July 28, 2015
from Entangled Embrace
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"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..."

My Thoughts:

This book is the perfect read for New Adult fans! It has everything I love about the genre, without feeling like every other New Adult book I’ve read. Melissa West’s characters are always likable and her guys are always swoony. No Kissing Allowed was an addictive read and one I was able to finish in a few short hours.

Cameron is an awesome heroine and I related to her in so many ways. I was Cameron not too long ago; starting a new job in NYC and while unlike Cameron I have lived here my whole life, it is still a crazy life change. We are both independent and take pride in our success and the competitive streak is something I understand well. So yeah. Me and Cameron would get along just fine and I really loved that about her. I love seeing myself in a character and I saw a lot of myself in Cameron.

Aidan, our love interest, is so so swoony. It’s very easy to fall for him. He is driven and successful, but he is also charming and sweet and a great guy. He isn’t an alpha bad boy and I loved him all the more for that. He is simply a good guy and a realistic guy and one that any girl would be lucky to find. He has his hang ups, but everyone does. What I liked about Aidan is that he is willing to work and evaluate and admit when he is wrong. So yeah. Aidan is great.

Aidan and Cameron are great together. They are the kind of couple that makes each other stronger. They push one another to be better and don’t try to hold each other back. Despite Aidan being her boss, he never treats her as if he is superior or shows her any preferential treatment. I also loved the low level of angst in this one. Their relationship has the normal ups and downs, but there is no drama and angst just for the fun of it. It was so refreshing to read a book like that and it made me love it even more.

All in all, No Kissing Allowed was a great read and New Adult fans should definitely check this one out. Its quick and fun and swoony and not one to miss.


  1. Aidan sounds wonderful, I would fall pretty quickly

  2. Yay! I really enjoyed this one too! I love how much of a good guy Aidan is! (I don't know if you saw the original, deleted scene that Melissa posted of their meeting on FB, but I wasn't a fan of that Aidan.)

    1. I did read that! Deff like this Aidan much much better!

  3. I love characters who are stronger together. And, of course, I just love the sound of him. I think I'm going to have to try and read this one as soon as I can!

    Lovely review :D

  4. They really are the kind of couple that makes each other better. I love that about them. Great review!

  5. I agree, they def made each other stronger and were so supportive of each other. Aidan was quite the charmer, that's for sure.

  6. Oh, yeah........ This book is SO perfect for kicking back with a glass of Merlot after a hard day's work..... I know I NEED to get this one! Thanks for the heads up! : )


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