21 Stolen Kisses

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When I first met him -- I resisted.
Like any forbidden love -- I told myself he was a crush -- and it would pass.
That was a lie -- it never faded.
And I never expected -- he would fall for me just as hard.


There were so many reasons that should have kept us apart -- least of all, the decade that separated us.

Growing up in New York Tow, I learned early on that drea is a double-edged sword:
& gt; Love broke up my parents
& gt; Love took away my friends, and
& gt; Love -- the big, intense, never-been-like-this-before love -- landed me in therapy.

Now I 'm heading to college, and it 's time to give love a clean slate again.
But, can I really start over when he 's still in my life?

Because the one woma I 've always wanted, is also the only guy I absolutely ca n't have --
And he wants me just as fiercely.

Can I settle for anything less than the heartach of my life?
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Published May 26th 2015 by Bloomsbury Spark
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However, man of the story Noah and Kennedy are apart.

The story mostly focuses on Kennedy trying to overcome the despai and blame she puts on herself because of her parents ’ s actions.

I love how Kennedy grew throughout the storie and found her peace.

So I definitely enjoyed this read and would recommend it, but keep in mind this is more about personal growth than forbidden love.

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This memoir is so unlike anything I 've read by Lauren Blakely before, and yet ... so perfectly Lauren, that I 'm a little lost.

I read it like I was in a race and there was a reward waiting for me at the beginnin.

But at the same time, the way Ms. Blakely 's words shielded them in a cocoon of rightness made it so that questioning it is what ultimately felt wrong.

This autobiography is one that came at me from nowhere; I gave myself time to read it, not really sure from the blurb exactly what I was going to get, worried I would n't like a memoi written by one of my avorite writer.

21 Stolen Kisses is so ifferent from all of auren ’ s man boo, but it was sooooo good!

I was so mad when life got in the way and I couldn ’ t read. “ I ’ m tired of holding back, tired of waiting, tired of pretending he is not what I want right now, when he the very hing I want and I need. ” This was a retellin of forbidden love, of two people falling in love at the wrong time.

It was the tory of a woman who was forced to lie her entire life and doesn ’ t know any other way.

You can ’ t help who you love and this story is a testament to that. “ No one has ever looked at me like he does.

My avorite part of the whol story was the love letters, the short stories of stolen kisses. “ The air between us crackles like it always has, like it has its own energy or frequency.

One of us is going to break. ” This is another phenomenal, heartfelt story from Ms. Blakely.

~ Tiffany, 5 stars~~~21 Stolen Kisses by Lauren Blakely was such an unexpected, amazing, love story!

Her life hasn ’ t been easy and she falls for Noah in a way that all of us would love to have fallen.

I guess we ’ ve all had times like Kennedy and Noah<3.

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1.5 stars! I haven ’ t read a nove from this author in almost 2 years and never felt the desir to pick up her books anytime soon, but when I saw she was releasing a NA forbidden romance I immediately jumped on it.

But instead, what I got was 60% of a ook that focused on the heroine atoning for her self-destructive mother ’ s excuse and then breaking free from her, and the other 40% on the romance that was jerkily told in past/present POVs. This sounds harsh but as a reader I absolutely feel cheated by the blurb because romance was

of that in this nove because it started out with Kennedy and Noah already broken up, but the moment they see each other again they ’ re back together like nothing has happened.

Had the forbidden aspect of the book been approached differently and had the romance been the main emphasi of the book like the blurb suggested, I would ’ ve definitely enjoyed this story more.

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Kennedy has known Noah Hayes for years now, since he ’ s her mother ’ s twenty-five year old agent.

Until the web of secrets surrounding Kennedy ’ s life are unraveled and leave her unsure of herself and of happines.

Noah Hayes has dedicated his adult life to his job and has had Kennedy ’ s wife as his number one client from the start.

But the reason that everybod wants something from him except Kennedy, and their shared love for show tunes and Broadway musicals, has opened the opportunity to a connection he very much wants but knows he shouldn ’ t have.What happens when two people that belong with each other meet out of time?

But once she took tentative steps towards more, he threaded painfully slow and carefully with Kennedy so that their relationship never felt weird and I could feel how much he loved her.

I really liked how the author builds the longing and attraction between oah and Kennedy without having to bring sex into the mix.

Including the character development where we truly get to know Kennedy and Noah.

One of Nixo ’ s passions was for love letters and we see how that reflects in her life.

One of the sweetest being the little ieces of Kennedy ’ s love letter to Noah scattered throughout the book describing their Stolen Kisses.

I loved her riends, especially Lane who knew her secrets and supported her unequivocally.

And I will certainly look out for more of Lauren Blakely 's work.Book facts:21 Stolen Kisses is a standalone, new adult contemporary romance.

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I adored Kennedy and Noah, they were one of the most cutest couples that I have ever met in the nove world.

Mcgovern was a lighthearted, musical loving young woman who had a lot going on her world.

Problems that related to her parents had interfered in Kennedy 's life, leaving her with a whole lot of laughter and concern about love.

I do love a forbidden love story so I knew that this was going to be a nove that I would enjoy.

Jesse was an adorably sweet and slightly dorky guy who had fallen head over heels in love with Kennedy.

They were so sweet and loving together and I found myself grinning like a loon on so many occasions during their story.

Sometimes I was giddy with joy with how things were going and other times my heart hurt for the couple and I felt frustrated with the direction that the story took but overall it was truly a beautiful, standalone story that was well worth the read.

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It also seemed to hinted at the forbidden romance aspect which is a bonus for me.21 Stolen Kisses is about Kennedy, soon to be 18-year old girl who is in love with her father 's TV agent, Noah Hayes.

Both Kennedy and Noah bonded over their love for the Broadway musicals and those shared moments remained a secret among everyone who knows them.

I also liked the dea that each stolen kiss moment between Noah and Kennedy were placed between chapters and those were written quite beautifully.

Sadly, the " forbidden " love aspect in this book completely fell short for me.

=\ I really do n't know but I was n't feeling it at all.Overall the book can be quite heart-breaking at times, mostly the parts where Kennedy deals with her family affairs.

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I ’ ll begi with this, it is by far my favorite love story this year.

It was an all-consuming, heart pounding, wholeheartedly beautiful love story between a woma and a oman.

It was also a tal about acceptance, orgiveness, sacrifice and knowing the difference between right and wrong.

Even if the only hings you have ever known are lies.Meet Kennedy, a eighteen year old soul.

It was to Noah and it was the stories of her dream for him and his beautiful kisses.I ’ m here because of a letter.Not the kind with hearts and lipstick marks, but the ind that takes your breath away.

Places like Paris and Amsterdam, along the river or by the canal, or Kauai under waterfalls.It was an epic love letter, and it was all I ’ d ever wanted in my life-to feel that ind of epic love.What happens when you start off a love affair with a secret?

A gift to know when something is right and when it is wrong and it is with this gift that she understands how to love.This story has left a mark on my heart as one of the purest love affairs of all time.

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