Camp Kiss (Camp Boyfriend #0.5)
by J.K. Rock
Blurb from Goodreads: The Camp Kiss That Started It All…
Lauren Carlson, a fourteen-year-old expert on the cosmos, superheroes, and science fiction trivia has a crush on her longtime camp friend, Seth. Last summer she’d dreamed about upgrading their relationship to BF/GF status and this year she has a plan… if only her well-meaning cabin mates wouldn’t interfere before she’s ready. She hasn’t even adjusted to her new braces yet, let alone imagined kissing Seth with them. When a dare pushes her out of her comfort zone, will she and Seth rocket out of the friendzone at last? There’s only one way to find out….
When I started this short story I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. This is such a cute and enjoyable story. And even though it isn’t a full lenght book, it isn’t rushed at all. I also loved the setting, I felt like I really was there at the camp and I actually feel a little bit sad we don’t have camps like that in the Netherlands.
The story is a bit predictable, but it is really enjoyable and I wanted to keep reading. The story is perfectly paced and while I thought it would be only a short introduction to the main story, it felt like the story really started here. The pace isn’t rushed and I really enjoyed the story.
Lauren is a nice character who loves stargazing and everything else about the stars and planets. I really liked her. Seth is really adorable and he and lauren are so cute together. This book realy made me remember my early teenage years when everything was about love and everything felt so awkward. The authors really managed to capture this feeling really well and bring the book alive with great characters. While we don’t get to know much about most other characters, there is enough to realize how good friends they are.
I really enjoyed the camp setting and the details and the activities they did. It felt really realistic and I think it’s a great setting for a book.
To conclude: a really enjoyable short story. I loved the setting and I felt like I was there at camp with all the characters. Lauren is a great main character. This is a really cute story and it describes the feeling of those akward teenage years and first love. I can’t wait to read the next book and see where the story goes.
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You nailed it Lola! It really is where the saga begins and I hope readers of the series read this novella first to get a deeper understanding of the stakes when another boy- Matt- enters the scene to win her heart from Seth. Thanks so much, Lola, for this great review !!!
Thanks for stopping by! I have read quite some prequels already, which usually do give some more understanding to the series, but never quite like Camp Kiss. I really love how Camp Kiss is written like the story starts here! I am really looking forward to Camp Boyfriend!
I adored this novella! It brought back memories of camp and those special feelings that only come from new love.
I really wish we would have camps like that in the Netherlands, but unfortunately we don’t have camps like that here. It does bring back memories of new love, the authors really managed to capture those feeling!