Extreme Kissing by Luisa Plaja
Review by: Lauren
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Bethany and Carlota have been best friends ever since Carlota moved from Brussels. Ever since then, Carlota has been pining after her ex Yves, though she doesn’t let on, having everyone believe that she’s only interested in Kisses Etcetera with a bunch of random guys. With her boy snaring techniques, Bethany soon finds herself with her own boyfriend, Declan, but what happens when she has a pregnancy scare? Before knowing Bethany’s secret, Carlota comes up with a day out doing extreme challenges using magazines to reveal another secret to her best friend.
Extreme Kissing was a very interesting novel. Throughout the novel, the two girls are hiding things from each other but would rather run around London doing crazy tasks instead of owning up to the truth. However, in the end, Carlota’s plan to make Bethany chill out does work, but Carlota begins to understand all the worries that Bethany used to carry around.
I was quite shocked by the end of this novel. Things aren’t quite what they seem in Extreme Kissing and it just added to this novel’s greatness. If everything was obvious with a happily-ever-after ending it wouldn’t have been as good, but instead, you get romance, lies, mystery, breaking out and living life, and the meaning of friendship.
Cover: I think the cover is fun and cute, but I'm not a huge fan. The main reason is because I feel it doesn't show the depth of the novel. It makes it seem like a frilly book about a day out on the town and it's definitely more than that. You should know this. :-)