With This Kiss is a contemporary, romance book following a woman who can see how people will die when she kisses them, is it a blessing or a curse?
With This Kiss, Carrie Hope Fletcher
Themes: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Reading Format: Hardback
I was sent this book by the publishers in exchange for an honest review.
There is a simplicity in the way this is written that initially, I found hard to adjust to, but at the same time it was quite soothing and I found myself carried into the story. This was an easy and pleasant reading experience, despite at times dealing with some tricky topics.
I went into this book very intrigued by the premise of seeing how someone would die by kissing them. It reminded me of the concept of They Both Die at the End, the question of does knowing about an imminent death in fact cause the death itself? Initially, I felt this book didn’t quite explore this concept in the way I was hoping, but as the book went on, this because much more part of the plot. I liked the questions the main character asked and how she dealt with this strange gift she has.
It’s clear Carrie Hope Fletcher has a passion for the arts, especially theatre, and I love how this seeps into her writing. This book follows a main character who works at a fabulous cinema that focuses on showing loved films of the past, she also writes her own book to screen adaptations. I really enjoyed seeing this side of Lorelai and getting to know her more. She was a flawed and guarded main character who certainly developed throughout this book.