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A fun and upbeat paperback original romance about a girl who has a New Year’s resolution to make the coming year epic in every way—and is willing to put herself out there for love. Tess and her opinionated older sister Lauren are spending the week after Christmas at the snowy Evergreen Lodge in Vermont and they aren’t happy about it. Their stern grandmother, who owns the ho A fun and upbeat paperback original romance about a girl who has a New Year’s resolution to make the coming year epic in every way—and is willing to put herself out there for love. Tess and her opinionated older sister Lauren are spending the week after Christmas at the snowy Evergreen Lodge in Vermont and they aren’t happy about it. Their stern grandmother, who owns the holiday resort, is not known for her warmth and good humor. But when shy, straight-laced Tess meets Christopher in the lobby, things are suddenly looking up. And when she decides to get out of her comfort zone and create a bucket list of things to accomplish before the New Year-like singing in public and skiing a black-diamond slope-Christopher is happy to help, even as he keeps a secret that could turn everything upside down. When the ball drops, will Tess and Christopher share a magical kiss-or will Tess start the new year off alone?


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A fun and upbeat paperback original romance about a girl who has a New Year’s resolution to make the coming year epic in every way—and is willing to put herself out there for love. Tess and her opinionated older sister Lauren are spending the week after Christmas at the snowy Evergreen Lodge in Vermont and they aren’t happy about it. Their stern grandmother, who owns the ho A fun and upbeat paperback original romance about a girl who has a New Year’s resolution to make the coming year epic in every way—and is willing to put herself out there for love. Tess and her opinionated older sister Lauren are spending the week after Christmas at the snowy Evergreen Lodge in Vermont and they aren’t happy about it. Their stern grandmother, who owns the holiday resort, is not known for her warmth and good humor. But when shy, straight-laced Tess meets Christopher in the lobby, things are suddenly looking up. And when she decides to get out of her comfort zone and create a bucket list of things to accomplish before the New Year-like singing in public and skiing a black-diamond slope-Christopher is happy to help, even as he keeps a secret that could turn everything upside down. When the ball drops, will Tess and Christopher share a magical kiss-or will Tess start the new year off alone?

30 review for New Year's Kiss

  1. 5 out of 5

    Irena BookDustMagic

    When I first started this novel I was in love. It pulled me in immediately, I loved the feeling it gave me while I was devouring the pages, and I honestly though I was on a way to discover new Anna and the French Kiss. However, as the story progressed, it took a different turn and if I'm completely honest, it bored me for one with it's predictability, and second, with selfishness of the main character who's only focus was on her love interest. Yes, her sister was the good one either, but that was When I first started this novel I was in love. It pulled me in immediately, I loved the feeling it gave me while I was devouring the pages, and I honestly though I was on a way to discover new Anna and the French Kiss. However, as the story progressed, it took a different turn and if I'm completely honest, it bored me for one with it's predictability, and second, with selfishness of the main character who's only focus was on her love interest. Yes, her sister was the good one either, but that was explained from the very beginning, that they were not close and were mean to each other. I mean, this was okay story, but I didn't like how romance took all the focus and bigger problems were hidden under the carpet, instead of explored. I mean, how can one character have a break down and the next day everything is back to normal without even a talk? Don't want to put spoilers here, but this is an example how some situations were there just so our main character could build her story from them, without ever looking at side characters or solutions to problems that were maid. I'm not going to say anything more. Still, I am glad I read this ya novel.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Claude's Bookzone

    Well. This is a super cheesy YA romance. I am sure people will find aspects to enjoy. I could see it going well with NZ Year 9 students looking for a formulaic and safe romance. The characters weren't unlikeable, they were just very forgettable. Just not for me. Well. This is a super cheesy YA romance. I am sure people will find aspects to enjoy. I could see it going well with NZ Year 9 students looking for a formulaic and safe romance. The characters weren't unlikeable, they were just very forgettable. Just not for me.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Vee

    Wordpress Blog | Twitter This was the perfect start to 2021, kicking off my year with a cute, fluffy romantic read set in snowy Vermont. I loved following Tess as she grew as a person, enjoyed just being a teenager and navigated her way around her first romance. The setting was the best part, cosy ski lodges and snow covered ski slopes. It really helped the cosy atmosphere the book had, and we got to visit all of it while Tess was making steps to complete her bucket list. From karaoke to firing pa Wordpress Blog | Twitter This was the perfect start to 2021, kicking off my year with a cute, fluffy romantic read set in snowy Vermont. I loved following Tess as she grew as a person, enjoyed just being a teenager and navigated her way around her first romance. The setting was the best part, cosy ski lodges and snow covered ski slopes. It really helped the cosy atmosphere the book had, and we got to visit all of it while Tess was making steps to complete her bucket list. From karaoke to firing paper planes in swimming pools, this holiday retreat has it all. I loved the easy dynamic between Tess, whose parents were going through a divorce, and Christopher, suffering from a broken leg after an incident on the ski slopes. They clicked immediately without it feeling forced, and I rooted for them all the way. This is a shorter book at less than 250 pages, and perfectly paced. While the story was predictable, it was uplifting and compulsively readable, the time flew by while I was reading it. I could see this being a frequent winter holiday re-read for me!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews

    *** Note: I received e-copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to PRHGlobal for free copy. *** New Year’s Kiss was fun and uplifting New Year themed YA romance that revolved around Tess’ ten bucket list to accomplish before New Year. It was about getting out of comfort zone, trying new things, and enjoying life for yourself once in a while, family, friendship and love. Writing was gripping, entertaining and fast paced. It was first person n *** Note: I received e-copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to PRHGlobal for free copy. *** New Year’s Kiss was fun and uplifting New Year themed YA romance that revolved around Tess’ ten bucket list to accomplish before New Year. It was about getting out of comfort zone, trying new things, and enjoying life for yourself once in a while, family, friendship and love. Writing was gripping, entertaining and fast paced. It was first person narrative from Tess’ perspective set in Tess’ family resort Evergreen Lodge, in Vermont . The resort, all the activities for guests in resort, skiing slopes, and the town around the lodge made the book atmospheric. Romance was cute. I was surprised and at the same time enjoyed reading how Tess and Christopher became friends, started having feelings, managed to fight, derailed and made up in just four days. But never I felt it was too short time. Author filled this duration with flying paper plane, skiing a black diamond slope, meeting famous star, singing in public, lots of drama, fun, and entertainment. Overall, New Year’s Kiss was sweet and entertaining holiday themed YA romance. If you want uplifting quick read, you should try this. Read full review on my book blog by following this link- https://booksteacupnreviews.com/2020/...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ariel

    I really enjoyed this book! It gave me Jen Calonita and 10 Blind Dates vibes and I was all for it. I wasn't really sure what the purpose of the book or the end goal was going to be when I first started the book, but I quickly found out our main character, Tess, wanted to accomplish a bucket list. This bucket list contained a list of things she had always been too scared or too shy to do, but wanted to accomplish before the start of the new year. Almost like a reverse new year's resolutions list. I really enjoyed this book! It gave me Jen Calonita and 10 Blind Dates vibes and I was all for it. I wasn't really sure what the purpose of the book or the end goal was going to be when I first started the book, but I quickly found out our main character, Tess, wanted to accomplish a bucket list. This bucket list contained a list of things she had always been too scared or too shy to do, but wanted to accomplish before the start of the new year. Almost like a reverse new year's resolutions list. I loved this premise especially because it brought me, the reader, on some fun adventures with the characters. At first, I wasn't sure how to feel about most of the main and side characters, but they all grew on me pretty quickly. Tess was a nice main character. I loved that we got to see her grow and evolve throughout the book more into the person she wanted to be. It was fun to see her come out of her shell and try new things. I also really liked getting to know Christopher. He was around in the first two-thirds of the book and then disappeared for nearly the whole last third of it. His disappearance was explained, and I guess it gave Tess a chance to see that she could accomplish her bucket list items on her own, but I still missed his presence. He was such a huge part of the book and then he just disappeared. I think that time was vital to the growth of the relationship between him and Tess, but that's alright. The ending didn't feel super forced, despite his disappearance, but I think it could have been more organic if he wouldn't have been gone for this chunk of the book. Overall, this book was sweet, and fun and, and right up my alley! I love cute YA romances, especially ones that take place around the holidays (at a lodge-type resort at that!) so I was happy with this one. Definitely take the time to check this one out! Blog | Instagram | Twitter

  6. 5 out of 5

    Samantha (WLABB)

    I originally wanted to read this book when I first saw it, because I was looking for something fun and cute. When I read a few reviews, which likened this book to a Hallmark movie, I was all in. As a Hallmarkie, I can see some parallels, and I rather enjoyed spending the year end with Tess. Her life was going through a LOT of changes, and as type-A person with a list and a plan for everything, let's just say, she was not embracing the changes. When she met Christopher, he encouraged her to push I originally wanted to read this book when I first saw it, because I was looking for something fun and cute. When I read a few reviews, which likened this book to a Hallmark movie, I was all in. As a Hallmarkie, I can see some parallels, and I rather enjoyed spending the year end with Tess. Her life was going through a LOT of changes, and as type-A person with a list and a plan for everything, let's just say, she was not embracing the changes. When she met Christopher, he encouraged her to push beyond her comfort zone. Together, the pen her "bucket list", ten things she wants to accomplish before the new year. There was nothing too outrageous on the list, but each helped her learn something about someone in her life or herself. Overall, I got what I was looking for - a fun, cute, and sweet story. The ending earned a grin from me too, which was the marshmallow fluff on top. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS

  7. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    I was hooked by this at the start. I really enjoy the bucket list trope, as well as characters coming out of their shell a little bit. I also really liked the festive vibes of the hotel, and I’m such a seasonal reader that I actually finished it on New Year’s Eve which matched the story, so I thought that was cool. However, this ended up being only an average read for me. The romance happened pretty quickly (which I guess is to be expected since the book is less than 250 pages), the conflict was I was hooked by this at the start. I really enjoy the bucket list trope, as well as characters coming out of their shell a little bit. I also really liked the festive vibes of the hotel, and I’m such a seasonal reader that I actually finished it on New Year’s Eve which matched the story, so I thought that was cool. However, this ended up being only an average read for me. The romance happened pretty quickly (which I guess is to be expected since the book is less than 250 pages), the conflict was introduced and resolved quickly, and the whole thing basically remained at the surface level. Still, it’s a perfect seasonal read and overall I enjoyed it.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    This book tried to be a lot of things but didn't have a lot of heart, sadly. This book tried to be a lot of things but didn't have a lot of heart, sadly.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Ekstrom

    This was a cute one. And I finished it right on time :)

  10. 4 out of 5

    ThatBookGal

    This is a sweet read, which is mostly very innocent and reads like a PG Christmassy movie. I would say it's more aimed at pre-teens, as opposed to YA. It's a very gentle tale about a girl coming out of her shell and finding her feet outside the safety of her books. The characters were all likeable, and whilst it's fairly predictable, it was lovely just to sink into something wholesome. It made me want to escape to a lodge full of Christmas trees and drink gallons of hot chocolate! This is a sweet read, which is mostly very innocent and reads like a PG Christmassy movie. I would say it's more aimed at pre-teens, as opposed to YA. It's a very gentle tale about a girl coming out of her shell and finding her feet outside the safety of her books. The characters were all likeable, and whilst it's fairly predictable, it was lovely just to sink into something wholesome. It made me want to escape to a lodge full of Christmas trees and drink gallons of hot chocolate!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Neha Thakkar

    A cute little romance middle school/teen novel. Reminds me a bit of a Hallmark holiday movie, perfect for tweens and teens that want romance!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Christina (A Reader of Fictions)

    New Year's Kiss very much falls into the realm of okay imo. The audiobook is a quick and pleasant listen, but the story is not particularly remarkable. This book might appeal to people looking for younger-oriented YA, as I know some people are, given the regular complaints that YA is written to old toward the adult readership. Well, this one has a very youthful, teen feel. The heroine makes a "bucket list" for her time at the family resort before New Year's, and her goals include things like maki New Year's Kiss very much falls into the realm of okay imo. The audiobook is a quick and pleasant listen, but the story is not particularly remarkable. This book might appeal to people looking for younger-oriented YA, as I know some people are, given the regular complaints that YA is written to old toward the adult readership. Well, this one has a very youthful, teen feel. The heroine makes a "bucket list" for her time at the family resort before New Year's, and her goals include things like making a paper airplane that can fly for more than 20 seconds and TPing a house (which hits poorly during a pandemic) and to make out with a boy whose last name she does not know. Some of the goals feel a bit young for teen, but I could see it hitting right for children reading up. The heroine is also very convincingly teen, as is her sister. They're constantly whining and crying when they don't get their way, and they feel like the adults in their lives are trying to ruin everything by making them do boring things. This sounds like such a read, but this was absolutely how I felt whenever I didn't get my way as a teen. Just be aware that there is a lot of entitled whining and crying and decide whether that's something you can deal with, because I know it annoys a lot of readers. If you're excited for a New Year's-themed book, I have bad news: it feels more like a Christmas book, even though it's post-Christmas. There are carolers at one point. When the heroine sings karaoke, she does Wonderful Christmas Time. There are a few other mentions of Christmas music. I personally don't listen to Christmas music much at all, so the soundtrack to me comes from stores or radio, and I feel like it goes back to regular music after Christmas. Your mileage may vary, but to me the only New Year's feel was the brief party scene at the end. The romance is not great. She bonds with a cute boy with a broken leg early on, and it's fairly cute. But then he gets jealous of this other guy who likes her (who happens to be the employee who broke Christopher's leg). Christopher then essentially ghosts her without explanation. This does not make a great ship imo. Nor does the fact that, when Tess learns that Christopher's family is suing the resort (owned by Tess' grandma), she yells at Christopher and not at her grandmother, who hasn't fired the employee who pushed Christopher on purpose. There is a right side here, and she is not on it. Obviously, a reasonable solution is reached, but her take on that was awful. Admittedly, at 12, I might have been on Tess' side? I don't know. This was a decent way to spend four hours, but it doesn't really do anything special. I'd recommend it potentially for readers looking for younger-voiced YA. I received this audiobook for free from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jill Jemmett

    Sixteen-year-old Tess and her older sister Lauren are sent to stay with their grandmother at her ski resort after Christmas. Their parents are getting divorced, so they want the girls to spend some time with their grandmother over the holidays. Lauren wants to take chances and deviate from the schedule that their grandmother plans, while Tess always follows the rules. When Tess meets Christopher, a guest at the resort, they create a bucket list of things she wants to do to get outside of her com Sixteen-year-old Tess and her older sister Lauren are sent to stay with their grandmother at her ski resort after Christmas. Their parents are getting divorced, so they want the girls to spend some time with their grandmother over the holidays. Lauren wants to take chances and deviate from the schedule that their grandmother plans, while Tess always follows the rules. When Tess meets Christopher, a guest at the resort, they create a bucket list of things she wants to do to get outside of her comfort zone before the new year. However, Christopher has a secret that could ruin their new friendship. REPORT THIS AD This was a cute New Year’s Eve story. It was set during the days after Christmas and until New Year’s Eve. I haven’t read a story that had a theme around the New Year like this before. Rather than make resolutions for the new year, Tess wanted to do some new things before the year ended. Some of these things were sing in public, wear high heels, and talk to a stranger. The only thing I didn’t really like about this book was the ending, when Tess was close to completing her list. This may be a bit of a spoiler but there was a reason that she couldn’t do a couple of items on the list. She learned something about herself, which made it so she couldn’t do one of the tasks and I think she should have known about it before. It felt like the story was written into a corner and something had to be made up to add some tension at the end. This was a short, cute holiday story.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Shivani

    This book was short and sweet. It’s a cute winter/holiday contemporary in which we follow our MC Tess who’s supposed to be the typical shy, boring, doesn’t have to have fun, just stay in her room reading gal. The characterization was one that I think is really overdone. Anyways, enter a boy who helps her make a list of things to complete that get her out of her comfort zone before New Year’s. I think a younger version of me would have devoured this book because I love books where the main charac This book was short and sweet. It’s a cute winter/holiday contemporary in which we follow our MC Tess who’s supposed to be the typical shy, boring, doesn’t have to have fun, just stay in her room reading gal. The characterization was one that I think is really overdone. Anyways, enter a boy who helps her make a list of things to complete that get her out of her comfort zone before New Year’s. I think a younger version of me would have devoured this book because I love books where the main character has to complete a list. Unfortunately, now I don’t think these books hold as much substance as I want them too. I just felt like this book didn’t feel like one that was written in 2020, but one that could have been written in 2013. I think the love interest was mediocre. They got together pretty quickly in the beginning which for me doesn’t build a lot of tension between the characters and feels a little bland. Also, by the end, even though I understood his reasoning later on, the male love interest was kind of a jerk? Anyways, what I’m really trying to say is yes this was a cute and short romance/self discovery type book, but there was just not enough that I really loved about it. Characters: 5/10 Atmosphere: 6/10 Writing Style: 6/10 Plot: 5/10 Intrigue: 6/10 Logic: 5/10 Enjoyment: 5/10 Rating: 5.4 or 3 stars

  15. 4 out of 5

    Joanna Bennett

    I definitely was drawn to this one because of the cover. Designs like this always catch my eye and it’s hard to look away! Tess meets Christopher and they talk about what what she really wants to do and soon she is making a list to complete before the new year. This made for a good plot and it’s always nice to read about someone facing their fears and taking on new challenges. She also gets help from Christopher and you can see their relationship blossom a bit because of it. When it came to Tess, I definitely was drawn to this one because of the cover. Designs like this always catch my eye and it’s hard to look away! Tess meets Christopher and they talk about what what she really wants to do and soon she is making a list to complete before the new year. This made for a good plot and it’s always nice to read about someone facing their fears and taking on new challenges. She also gets help from Christopher and you can see their relationship blossom a bit because of it. When it came to Tess, I did like her for the most part but sometimes she could be a bit much especially when it came to the jealousy part. She did have good qualities so I guess it does balance out a bit. Her sister is pretty selfish but at least she knows her faults, haha. I do think that they are more alike than Tess thinks because she does end up breaking the rules but got mad at her sister for doing the same. The plot at times can be a bit dramatic and when it comes to that it is always a hit or miss. For me, it just kind of made the book less desirable to read but since it’s a short book I just pushed on. I did like the first half over the last half though. Besides the ending, it was cute. Overall, I liked it but not as much as I wanted to. It does have it’s cute moments so I can’t complain too much.

  16. 4 out of 5

    CrimsonRoseReads

    I’m not one for contemporary romances but I really enjoyed this book! I wanted something light and season appropriate to end the year with and this lovely story about a Type A introvert putting herself out there and trying new things all while establishing an Instalove romance during the last week of the year was just the ticket! And the audiobook was expertly narrated by Lillie Ricciardi. Highly Recommend!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Julia Crandall

    3.5 ⭐️ This was a cute read. Not the best I’ve ever read but it kept me entertained and I liked reading it for the New Year. Some things were a little dramatic and I feel like that was the author not really knowing how to write teenagers at times. Other times I thought he did a good job. The only time I was annoyed was with Tess after she found out about the law suit and was mad at Christopher.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amy Curzenski

    A perfect book to end the year with or to start the year with. It was fun to see the characters change and grow throughout the story. Will keep you interested and wanting to know what happens next. A perfect book for reading by the fire or at a ski lodge, if you are lucky enough to travel to one!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    Really cute end of the year read! I really enjoyed this book but just found that Tess was a little too whiny/demanding of her grandmother at times. But I liked that she decided to challenge herself to do a few things that she's always wanted to do before the new year started. Might need to take on a few challenges myself. Really cute end of the year read! I really enjoyed this book but just found that Tess was a little too whiny/demanding of her grandmother at times. But I liked that she decided to challenge herself to do a few things that she's always wanted to do before the new year started. Might need to take on a few challenges myself.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sam

    This was a really cute, quick read. I could really identify with Tess and enjoyed watching her come out of her shell and try new things. Parts of the story were pretty predictable, but the story was enjoyable and fun. I'm glad I read it. This was a really cute, quick read. I could really identify with Tess and enjoyed watching her come out of her shell and try new things. Parts of the story were pretty predictable, but the story was enjoyable and fun. I'm glad I read it.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sara Vazquez

    v similar to that song about a partridge in a pear tree

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay Montague

    It was a short rom-com that I read in a few hours. There wasn’t much to it but I was entertained.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kate Waggoner

    Thank you to Random House Children's and #NetGalley for allowing me the opportunity to read an advance digital copy of New Year's Kiss by Lee Matthews. This YA contemporary romance novel will be published on December 1, 2020. All opinions are my own. Tess and her sister, Lauren, are banished to their grandmother's boutique resort for the week after Christmas while their parents finalize their divorce and her father moves out. The girls have a rocky and somewhat distant relationship with their gra Thank you to Random House Children's and #NetGalley for allowing me the opportunity to read an advance digital copy of New Year's Kiss by Lee Matthews. This YA contemporary romance novel will be published on December 1, 2020. All opinions are my own. Tess and her sister, Lauren, are banished to their grandmother's boutique resort for the week after Christmas while their parents finalize their divorce and her father moves out. The girls have a rocky and somewhat distant relationship with their grandmother. Upon arriving at the resort, Tess meets Christopher. The two develop a friendship and Christopher helps Tess develop a bucket list of items to complete before the year ends. The list challenges Tess to step outside of her comfort zone. As the two start working through the list and growing closer, Christopher is keeping a secret that may tear them apart. This was a fun, upbeat, and cute holiday themed novel. It would be the perfect winter break read. Tess is interesting, likeable, and relatable. I found that her story, for the most part, was believable. It is definitely a book where you kind of know exactly how it is going to end, but at the same time it didn't bug me for one second that it was predictable because I was having too much fun following Tess and her bucket list shenanigans. If you're a fan of Hallmark holiday movies you should definitely check this book out.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    This wasn't the worst book I've read, but it was predictable and lacked character development. I felt embarrassed for Tess for much of the book. This book might appeal to tweens with a simplistic idea of what it means to be a teenager, but lacks the nuance to appeal to its target audience. This wasn't the worst book I've read, but it was predictable and lacked character development. I felt embarrassed for Tess for much of the book. This book might appeal to tweens with a simplistic idea of what it means to be a teenager, but lacks the nuance to appeal to its target audience.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rachael

    Thanks to Edelweiss for giving me access to the digital ARC of this book. All opinions are my own. This book was so fun!!! It’s been a while since I’ve read a YA romance and I’m so glad I read this one for multiple reasons. 1. It’s set at a ski resort the week leading up to the new year and since it just became the new year I thought it was fitting! And I was just talking to one of my friends that we should have worked at a ski resort in college haha. 2. I loved the growth in relationship that Tess Thanks to Edelweiss for giving me access to the digital ARC of this book. All opinions are my own. This book was so fun!!! It’s been a while since I’ve read a YA romance and I’m so glad I read this one for multiple reasons. 1. It’s set at a ski resort the week leading up to the new year and since it just became the new year I thought it was fitting! And I was just talking to one of my friends that we should have worked at a ski resort in college haha. 2. I loved the growth in relationship that Tess and Lauren had over the course of the book. I love reading about sibling bonds ❤️ 3. There was really great representation of what children go through, especially older or adult children, when their parents are getting a divorce. Some of the quotes about it really hit home for me and I wish that I had been able to read this book when I was still reeling from my parents divorce. I think it would have brought me some comfort and I think it’s great that there’s rep out there of older children of divorce. 4. The romance was very cute! It’s not really a mystery at all of who the love interest is so it’s a sweet friends to lovers type relationship. 5. Oh and I love bucket lists! All in all I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a cute YA romance in a snowy setting. Also! I’m almost certain this isn’t a glitch but on the ebook version there is a fun fireworks graphic between every chapter!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tabassum Irin (whatirinreads)

    3.85/5 ⭐ This was such an adorable YA romance! Since one of my 2020 resolutions was to delve into books outside the YA sphere, I ended up not reading a lot of YA books in the last few months. New Year’s Kiss made me fall in love with YA all over again. I really missed the warmth of cheesy, lovey-dovey books! 💜 I’ve always loved reading books which center around bucket lists, which is why reading New Year’s Kiss was such a treat! The main character, Tess, makes a list of things to accomplish before 3.85/5 ⭐ This was such an adorable YA romance! Since one of my 2020 resolutions was to delve into books outside the YA sphere, I ended up not reading a lot of YA books in the last few months. New Year’s Kiss made me fall in love with YA all over again. I really missed the warmth of cheesy, lovey-dovey books! 💜 I’ve always loved reading books which center around bucket lists, which is why reading New Year’s Kiss was such a treat! The main character, Tess, makes a list of things to accomplish before New Year, with her newest friend Christopher. It was very fascinating to see them crossing out different things along the way. I couldn’t wait to see what steps Tess would take to complete the task for the list to be complete. The plot was filled with twists and turns, which were predictable most of the time, but the drama was just what I needed in a book back then. :’) Tess was a likable character, but her selfish nature really annoyed me throughout the story. I wanted to see little more of character development from her side. Her issues with her parents were a pivotal point behind her breakdowns, so I wish the author provided a closure regarding that space before the book ended. Nevertheless, New Year’s Kiss was a very enjoyable holiday read. It’s the perfect story to cozy up to during the winter season.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Karina Q.

    😭❄️✨💕 I loved this book SO much! It was SO CUTE! I finished it in one sitting I couldn’t put it down! Totally living for Tess and her New Year journey! • • • 🎄✨🎿 Tess is having the worst Christmas ever. Her parents are separating and she’s stuck at her family’s hotel lodge with her “cooler” sister Lauren and her no-nonsense grandmother. It’s looking to be a really dull holiday until she meets Christopher—a super cute guy who is stuck in the hotel with a broken leg from a snow incident. 🎿❄️🎄 Tess fin 😭❄️✨💕 I loved this book SO much! It was SO CUTE! I finished it in one sitting I couldn’t put it down! Totally living for Tess and her New Year journey! • • • 🎄✨🎿 Tess is having the worst Christmas ever. Her parents are separating and she’s stuck at her family’s hotel lodge with her “cooler” sister Lauren and her no-nonsense grandmother. It’s looking to be a really dull holiday until she meets Christopher—a super cute guy who is stuck in the hotel with a broken leg from a snow incident. 🎿❄️🎄 Tess finds comfort in Christopher and their blooming friendship. While she finds comfort in her “Type A” habits, Christopher encourages her to invite flexibility into her life and together they create Tess’s New Year Bucket List: a list of all the things she’s always wanted to do, but has always been too afraid of trying. 🎿❄️🎄 Loved how this story included a bit of romance and butterflies, but made the theme more about the Tess’s character evolution, sister/family dynamics, and taking a chance on yourself. Totally recommend ringing in the New Year with this adorable book! ✨📖🎿❄️ #NewYearsKissBook #NewYearNewBooks @getunderlined

  28. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    For a more in-depth review watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_qvC... Tess's parents announce they are divorcing right after Christmas and are sending her and her sister, Lauren, to spend a week with their grandmother at the family's ski resort. Tess is miserable being exiled from her home until she meets Christopher, a cute boy who just broke his leg at the resort. As the two spend time together, Christopher encourages Tess to check off all the things on her end of the year bucket list. New For a more in-depth review watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_qvC... Tess's parents announce they are divorcing right after Christmas and are sending her and her sister, Lauren, to spend a week with their grandmother at the family's ski resort. Tess is miserable being exiled from her home until she meets Christopher, a cute boy who just broke his leg at the resort. As the two spend time together, Christopher encourages Tess to check off all the things on her end of the year bucket list. New Year's Kiss was just really cute and fluffy. However, the book reads much younger than expected with a seventeen-year-old main character. Tess, her behavior, and even her bucket list felt like they belong in middle school instead of almost being college-bound. Also, the trajectory of the characters and their relationships were obvious, with nothing about the book being unexpected. New Year's Kiss was a cute book with a little romance that is tween safe, and if that's what you're looking for, then you should definitely read it. I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Myria

    🎆 This book was super cute! It was just what I needed for that after Christmas, but not ready to really start a big book type of book. You know that limbo of I-want-to-read-but-not-that-one-yet type of feeling. 😆 I also hadn’t really seen many (or any) New Year/after Christmas books before. I saw this one and had to have it. 🎆 Tess and her sister are sent to spend a week with their grandmother who owns a ski resort. While there, she meets Christopher who has broken his leg and just has to hang out 🎆 This book was super cute! It was just what I needed for that after Christmas, but not ready to really start a big book type of book. You know that limbo of I-want-to-read-but-not-that-one-yet type of feeling. 😆 I also hadn’t really seen many (or any) New Year/after Christmas books before. I saw this one and had to have it. 🎆 Tess and her sister are sent to spend a week with their grandmother who owns a ski resort. While there, she meets Christopher who has broken his leg and just has to hang out in the lodge all the time. Tess isn’t very adventurous so they come up with a “bucket list” of things for her to complete before New Year. It’s fun and flirty and there’s some drama and adorableness. Definitely recommend if you like holiday type reads, but aren’t wanting a Christmas book because Christmas is over. 😂 🎆

  30. 5 out of 5

    Alexx

    OMG!! this was so good! i only bought this after reading “All I Want for Christmas” and honestly it’s so good!! i couldn’t put it down and finished it in one day (technically two since i finished it at midnight) but omggg it’s such a cute romance book and i’m totally going to start reading more romance novels however this book does feel like more for a younger audience or someone who is slowly merging into a different genre!! but i highly recommend BOTH of the books (All I Want for Christmas and OMG!! this was so good! i only bought this after reading “All I Want for Christmas” and honestly it’s so good!! i couldn’t put it down and finished it in one day (technically two since i finished it at midnight) but omggg it’s such a cute romance book and i’m totally going to start reading more romance novels however this book does feel like more for a younger audience or someone who is slowly merging into a different genre!! but i highly recommend BOTH of the books (All I Want for Christmas and New Years Kiss) even though their by different authors their still so good and puts you in the holiday spirits !! also the ending was perfect it didn’t feel rushed/short and it truely had me wanting to read more !!

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