Kissing Lessons (Before…and After #2)

Title: Kissing Lessons (Before…and After #2)
Author: Susan Laine
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 26, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary romance, short story, best friends to lovers
Page Count: 90 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

A kiss is just a kiss. It doesn’t have to mean anything. Does it?

At seventeen, Merry’s never been kissed. Since he doesn’t want to disappoint his prom date, he asks his more experienced best friend, Boone, for some pointers. Surprisingly, Boone agrees to give him a hands-on lesson.

But they have no idea what they’re getting into.

They explore hundreds of ways to make out, but somehow it isn’t enough. A week later, they’re back together for another session. This time things go further than either of them planned, and their relationship becomes awkward and uncomfortable.

Have they learned enough to salvage their friendship and help it evolve? Their lessons have come to an end. They can either part ways forever… or share a true love’s kiss.

This book is a sweet read about two best friends who have never thought of each other as more then best friends until one of them needs help with a problem he has and trusts no one else to help him with it. From the moment Merry asks Boone to teach him how to kiss and Boone agrees to do so, things will never be the same for these two again.

This was a short story about how easy it is to miss what is right in front of your face until something that may seem small and insignificant at the moment can change things forever for one or both people involved. What starts out as a lesson in kissing to help out his best friend turns into something else completely and will forever change the friendship between Boone and Merry forever. Whether it is a good change or a bad change, well you will just have to read it to find out.

I enjoyed this read because it was a pretty light hearted read. Sometimes it is nice to read a book about two best friends that can or may become so much more and not a lot of drama involved in it. That is this book. It is a fun read with humor added into a situation that could have been bad.

I truly enjoyed his read and look forward to other books in this series in the future.

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Galley copy of Kissing Lessons (Before…and After #2) provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.