This is a very sweet, frothy read and I really liked it. And that cover, from the colours to the dance pose, wow, I love it.The Kiss Instructor by V Anton
Published by self published on 19 Nov 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA
Source: Received from Author
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For Alana Summer, ballet dancer and magnet for awkward moments, life is far from simple. She struggles with an alcoholic father and an abused mother. She vents her frustration through dancing
and spending time with her two best friends: Chris and the hot looking Adin.
She has been secretly in love with Adin for as long as she can remember and is pretty sure he feels something for her. So she concocts a plan to make him confess his feelings for her. But when one of her biggest fears come true, she is forced to leave the ones that keep her sane. Choosing between her family and her heart, she has to make tough decisions, even when the one she loves the most, loves her back
Alana is a ballet dancer who has to cope with an alcoholic father and an abused mother. 2 things save her from the awful reality of her home life – her ballet dancing and her 2 besties Chris & Adin. A time comes where she has to choose between her life and saving her mother and the choice she made rose her several levels in my estimation.
My big fear about this book was that it was going to be yet another book about a love triangle. Thankfully it’s not! It’s also not insta love which is my pet hate. Instead the mutual love between Alana and Adin feels real, passionate and totally believable. My favourite part of the book was the bits in Puerto Rico, it sounds amazing from the scenery to people, I fell in love with it a little. The humour that was scattered throughout the book was another plus for me too, Alana’s awkwardness at times made me smile knowingly, been there, done that!
The only downside for me was that I would have liked the story to move a little faster. At times it was a little too drawn out for me.
Overall though, a fun read and recommended to fans of contemporary YA books.
Thanks to V. Anton for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.