In Kiss Cam, teen author Kiara London asks, what's a little harmless kissing between friends?
Juniper, Jasper, and Lenny have been friends forever and co-own a vlog channel called WereVloggingHere. Their fans are huge "shippers" who believe that Juniper and Jasper are perfect for each other, and, despite warnings from friends and family, a simple Truth-or-Dare inspired kiss soon spirals out of control into a whole new world of making out and surprise kisses.
Juniper and Jasper's relationship begins to shift. But as fan requests for different "Kiss Cam" segments keep pouring in, Juniper puts her worries aside and convinces herself that it doesn't mean anything. After all, it's just kissing… right? (Goodreads)
*I received this ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
5/5 stars, so fluffy and good
Kiss Cam by Kiara London was much cuter than I expected. If you like friends-to-lovers-to-awkward-encounters stories, this may be the one for you. From just the premise alone, I knew this would be a predictable and frustrating story (I mean, it's so obvious to the reader that they will have feelings and things will get complicated, and the reader will be like 'WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME?'), but that didn't mean I didn't enjoy it.
The relationship between Juniper and Jasper was very sweet. The two depended on each other as family, but even from the get-go, I could tell that feelings were already there no matter how many times both denied it.
I actually liked the cheesy VlogIt thing. It wasn't my favorite thing about Kiss Cam, but it wasn't as annoying as I thought it would be. It's easy to picture three friends making videos, even if it's hard to believe they'd be so popular that hundreds of people commented and thousands of people watched.
There was kind of a love-triangle-esque thing, but I liked how it was handled.
There were times when the main character, Juniper, would deny deny deny all her feelings even though it was SO obvious how she felt.
Juniper's other friend, Allison, was said to be her "best friend" (aside from Jasper, then Lenny), but she only appeared during school hours and was barely a presence even though she was kind of the fourth corner of the friendship square. It would have been nice to see a little more of her.
Speaking of people left out, the parents were almost non-existent. Juniper's parents cared about her, especially her dad, but they conveniently had jobs that made it very easy for her to spend all day and night with the boy across the street.
I do. It was sweet, fluffy, surprisingly tense, and a little swoon-worthy at times.
Kiss Cam by Kiara London will be published on October 18, 2016.