Kissing Games by Stefanie London is such an entertaining and cute read! If you’re looking for a friends-to-lovers story with a small-town vibe then you won’t be disappointed.
He’s a star MLB pitcher home in the small town of Kissing Creek to nurse a torn ACL. She’s a feisty librarian new to town and ready to shake things up, starting with a steamy romance book club. They’ve got nothing in common but everything to lose…
Sloan and Ryan are paired together to decorate this small town’s floats for the Halloween parade. However, Ryan is leaving in a few months to resume his baseball career, so they both want to avoid romantic entanglements.
Ryan is a great hero – he’s there for Sloan when she needs him but doesn’t push, introduces her to his friends, and is proud to be with her. He’s masculine but is also a softy.
Meanwhile, Sloan just reminds me of…me. She’s trying to put down roots in a new town, care for her house, do a good job where she works at the library, and basically just like a happy life. And I wanted that so badly for her! I also wanted her to get with Ryan (obviously) so even I was conflicted as the reader. Luckily, there’s a very happy and satisfying ending.
This is a great choice for romantic comedy lovers who still want a real book filled with real people. While it’s not high on angst, it still kept me on the edge of my seat (couch) because I wanted to see these two end up together so badly! And the witty banter is just so perfect.