Reading Five Times My Best Friend Kissed Me And One Time I Kissed Him First by Anna Martin was an emotional roller coaster. There were ups, and downs, twists and turns and when I reached the end I felt like I had been on the most fantastic ride!
Evan’s voice throughout the book was fantastic. He was an amazing MC throughout the story. His love for his best friend showed even through the ten year separation. He was a hard working guy who needed very little in life to make him happy, but longed for the one thing he thought he could never have.
Although, I felt in some parts of the book he was a little too trigger happy, as in one of the scenes he basically ran away before he found out what was going on and I felt a lot of drama could have been spared if he had just confronted what was happening. Then again I suppose the story wouldn’t have worked that way.
Scott was hilariously thick-headed. He seemed to waffle a lot when it came to his feelings for Evan, but considering his circumstances within his family, I really did understand his position. I really think he should have manned up instead of waiting 10 FREAKING YEARS to find Evan and explain, and try to get everything sorted. I just felt like ten years was a very long time for these guys to finally get back together and figure their junk out.
On the whole this book gets a resounding 5 star review. It was engaging, the characters were full of depth and seemed real, with their cute quirks and reasonable doubts. The world build up was beautiful and the build up of the love between the characters was so gorgeous to watch. It grew from friendship, to feelings, to an actual possibility for a relationship. A fantastic book to read if you’re a fan of Anna Martin (as I am). If you haven’t read any of her works yet, then this is a perfect example of the talent that she has. Highly recommend to one and all!
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When you realize you want to marry your best friend at age six, life should follow a pretty predictable path, right? Maybe not.
As a kid, Evan King thought Scott Sparrow was the most amazing person he’d ever met. At seventeen, his crush runs a little deeper, and nothing seems simple anymore. Scott is more interested in football and girls than playing superheroes, and Evan’s attention is focused on getting into art school. A late-night drunken kiss is something to be forgotten, not obsessed over for the next ten years.
When life suddenly brings them back together, it doesn’t take much for the flame Evan carried for Scott nearly all his life to come roaring back, and Evan discovers that life sometimes has a strange way of coming full circle.