The kiss list by Sonya Weiss
All Haley Bowman has ever wanted was her One True Love. But now, with her cousin getting married and Haley back in her small town, the pressure is on. Good thing she’s got a foolproof Kiss List, full of potential OTLs. Her parents knew they were soul mates at their first kiss, so surely Haley will know the same. All she needs to do is…well, kiss each of these guys…
Enter Max Gallagher: bane of Haley’s existence, her nemesis since childhood, and, unfortunately, as a local, her way in with all the guys on the Kiss List. Max wants nothing to do with love and certainly nothing to do with Haley, but he can clear the way for her to get to know the guys on the list. Of course, he wants something in return…. to be made a partner in Haley’s family’s business. One kiss for relinquishing her hold-out vote on Max.
But the more time Max and Haley spend together, the clearer it is that there’s a paper-thin line between love and hate. Max will have to decide between the job he’s always dreamed of or the girl of his dreams before his fate is sealed with someone else’s kiss.
Max and Haley have been enemies for as long as people can remember. He lived to irritate her, she just wanted to graduate and move away. She always intended to come home, settle down and have a family.
Haley’s come home, but not to start a family, she’s hiding. After being dumped and it being filmed, this went from bad to worse. Going viral only made it worse, gossips made it twice as bed, and Haley is in hiding.
Max needs to get away from his family, after watching his brother and girlfriend leave town together, he has to watch them come back and join the family business. He’s extremely bitter, and wants nothing to do with it all.
Working at the Bowman’s family business is the way out he needs, he can work there full time and maybe become a partner.
The enemy to friends has never been a favourite genre of mine.
But the laughs along the way in this book smooths the way.
Max and Haley both vehemently deny any attraction between them, and in fact if Haley helps him smooth his way into a partnership with her dad, then Max is happy to help Haley find a date for her cousins wedding.
But the more time they spend in each other’s company, the more they see that person in a different light.
But when his brother and ex-girlfriend turn up and she’s pregnant, it brings it all back crashing down around his head. He pushes everyone away, including Haley. Can Haley convince Max that she won’t break his heart?
A few surprises that kept me reading, and the inevitable kiss and turn around….. From enemies to friends to more.
It’s a fun read.