Sunday, March 3, 2013

Review: Kiss Me (The Keatyn Chronicles #2) by Jillian Dodd

Title: Kiss Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #2)
Author Name:  Jillian Dodd
Release date: November 28, 2012
Genre: Romance
Age Group: Mature Young Adult
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description:

I’ve always written scripts for my perfect life.
But no way could I have ever scripted this.
My life is so far from perfect, it’s not even funny.
All because of a stalker.
I’m at a boarding school where I have to lie about who I am.
I can’t see my family.
I’m tutoring a hottie god that tortures me with his smile.
The most popular girl already hates me.
But there’s this boy.
This hot, sweet, sexy boy.
So I’m going to stop trying to script my life and just live it.
Because who knows how long I have left.

My Thoughts:  The second episode of the The Keatyn Chronicles, Kiss Me, finds Keatyn at boarding school under the name of Keatyn Moore, her alias.  After the creepy creeper Vincent tried to abduct her, she had to change everything about her life and go into hiding, because there wasn't enough evidence to arrest him.  Vincent is persistent, dangerous, and still actively trying to find out where Keatyn is.....thus the drama continues.  I wanted to share this paragraph from Jillian Dodd from the beginning of Kiss Me, so that you understand what the Keatyn Chronicles is about.  "The Keatyn Chroicles are similar to a television series.  The books do not stand alone and this book begins the same night book one ends.  There is no recap of the story..."  At the end of this paragraph a brief description is given of the last scene in Stalk Me, just like you would see at the beginning of a television show. 

I just love Keatyn.  She is fun loving, outgoing, charismatic, boy crazy, loves to party, smarter than people give her credit for, is very sensitive regarding others feelings, she can be a prissy fashonista, and can hang out and just be one of the boys.  Yes, she has had "quite a few" boyfriends.......Cush (swoon, swoon, swoon) who she had to leave behind when she did her disappearing act, then there is Brooklyn, and we can't forget The God of All Hotties, Aiden, who she has been crushing on since her encounter with him on her first day at boarding school.  Her two new partners in crime are Riley and Dallas.  She and Dallas like to hang out at night at the cave, get their buzz on, and kiss a little, but are still just friends.  Then there is that hot, sweet, sexy boy she talks about in the synopsis, Dawson.  Dawson is Riley's older brother.  He and Keatyn did not start out on the best of terms and in fact didn't get along to well.  They end up apologizing to one other, becoming friends, then the relationship grows into a whole lot more - and it is definitely hot, sexy, and sweet.  

Kiss Me chronicles a month in Keatyn's life, and boy is it ever an exciting month, with more happening during that time frame that most teenagers would see in a year.  She is still dealing with her feelings/attraction for Aiden, and agrees to tutor him in French.  Theirs is a complicated relationship to say the least.  Even though she says that Dawson and her are not dating, what occurs between them during this month is really a lot more and they are obviously crazy about each other.  I was team Cush in book one, but I am definitely team Dawson in book two.  Who I'll be in book three, remains to be seen.  Normally, I wouldn't like a girl who hops from boy to boy, but with the way Jillian Dodd writes Keatyn's character, it just works, and I couldn't help but just love her.  There are some serious and scary moments in Kiss Me, as well as some really fun moments, and some really hot steamy moments as well.  

I absolutely loved this book, and I love this series.  I cannot wait for Date Me to see what happens next.  The Keatyn Chronicles really is like a television show.  The synopsis of Stalk Me begins with "Gossip Girl Meets Hollywood."  I think if you go into this series keeping in mind, that that is what it is like...a fictional television series.......then you can truly appreciate it and have fun right along with Keatyn.  I know I have had a blast.  Enjoy it?  Yes I most certainly did.  Recommend it?  Yes I most certainly would.  

About the Author:  

Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy.

She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.


  1. I am so glad you love this series and that this book was as good (if not better) than the first!

  2. Okay, I keep seeing this series, but I still have read it. *face palm* I really need to get these, it sounds so good. Wonderful review. :D

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

    1. Thank you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

  3. I keep hearing about this everywhere. I like the covers a lot and I havet to say that I love the hotties on your sidebar "swoon, swoon"
    GREAT review, Ellen
    Your reader,

    1. Thank you. It is a great series.

  4. I really need to read this series! They just sound so fun!


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