The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. Shrum

The Art of French Kissing

Seventeen-year-old Carter Lane has wanted to be a chef since she was old enough to ignore her mom's warnings to stay away from the hot stove. And now she has the chance of a lifetime: a prestigious scholarship competition in Savannah, where students compete all summer in Chopped style challenges for a full-ride to one of the best culinary schools in the country. The only impossible challenge ingredient in her basket: Reid Yamada.After Reid, her c...

Details The Art of French Kissing

TitleThe Art of French Kissing
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherSky Pony
GenreContemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Reviews The Art of French Kissing

  • Lola
    This book contains:➽ A competition.➽ Lots of food talk.➽ A boarding school setting.➽ A love/hate relationship.➽ A headstrong main character.A winning combination for me. And yet I didn’t enjoy any of it, because it is followed by:➽ A poorly-developed storyline.➽ Predictable scenes.➽ Amateur-ish writing.➽ Extremely childish behaviour, sabotage➽ Forced/unnatural-sounding dialogI had to force myself to r This book contains:...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    RATING: 3.5/5ARC provided by Edelweiss and NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewYou know what I love more than anything else in the world? Books! Among other things like writing, dancing, listening to music, eating....Okay eating is at the very top of the list. I love food more than people. And that is the reason I was drawned to this book. We follow Carter Lane, a young girl who wants to become a chef. She gets the opportunity to compete fo...
  • may ❀
    ✔ Book #5 done for the Contemporary-A-ThonBook for the challenge of: "read a contemporary from a new to you author" this was so fricken cheesy (yes i deliberately chose that word) and i loved it, i dont even recognize myself anymore- this book is like masterchef or chopped or any other cooking competition and my foodie soul was all here for it- i LOVED the cooking and baking, i thought the author was able to capture the scenes really well. the...
  • Tatiana
    3.5 starsI am either super lucky to come across TWO romance novels in a row that I liked (never happens!), or I am currently just predisposed to consuming romance and can look past the genre limitations. What can I say - I liked The Kiss Quotient and I enjoyed The Art of French Kissing, although to a lesser degree. The Art of French Kissing is a summery read, with cute banter, low stakes drama and yummy descriptions of food. The romance is set in...
  • ✶Rachelle✶
    2 stars**I received this eARC in exchange for my honest review**A Chopped YA romance...yeah I can get behind this. I love the Food Network. My favorite chef/show is Alton Brown's Good Eats. I even own several of his cookbooks, and all of his recipes I've tried have turned out fabulous (unlike another chef I know *coughGiadacough*). So hey...a YA about serious chef-ery? I'm on board. Unfortunately....I couldn't get on board with the main character...
  • Amy Leigh
    I didn't know going into this book that I would adore it as much as I did! This story is about following your dreams no matter what comes up to make you feel less-than, even romance. I need this beauty in hardcover please! The cover is gorgeous and I can't wait to re-read this as soon as it comes out!Carter Lane is seventeen and has been anxious ever since she sent in her application for a cooking competition where the prize is a full ride schola...
  • Kayla
    This book was sent to me by the publishers for an honest review so thank you so much. Everything that is talked about is my own opinionThis book follows Lane as she enters a cooking competition against some of the best young chefs out there. She then becomes very competitive with her fellow contestant Reid. They start to sabotage each other's food and everything gets out of control. Lane is questioned if this is Hate or something more.So I never ...
  • Stacee
    I was intrigued at a cover filled with macarons, but sold at the promise of hate to love. I liked Carter and Reid. They have some excellent banter and the button pushing is perfection. Their chemistry is almost instantaneous and it was fun to read that play out. Especially when they stopped fighting and started flirting. There’s a fun and small, core group of characters and I liked most of them. Plot wise, it was pretty good. I enjoyed the reve...
  • Cri (PaperbacksandPizza)
    First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank you :) RELEASE DATE: JUNE 5TH, 2018. Most importantly, I would like to thank NetGalley and publishers for allowing me to read this book. Thank you very much. Don’t know about you, but I love reading contemporaries in summer. All that fluffiness, plus th...
  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    4.5 StarsThe Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. Shrum is a fantastic contemporary. I cannot even begin to tell you how long I have been waiting for a book about a cooking competition. Honestly, this one is exactly what I wanted with a high-stakes competition, a rivalry, and some mouth-watering descriptions of food. I wasn’t so sure about the main character at first, but she really turned around. This story is original and cute, and I definitel...
  • Roobie
    ⭐3 stars⭐ "He's just this guy here who went out of his way to completely screw me on day one.""How did he screw you?""In the kitchen," I say. Then immediately. "DON'T. DO NOT." That was a cute book that actually made cooking seem fun (see, mom, that was the way to go) and made me crave macarons BUT our main girl Carter was such an annoying character. She'd get mad over..well..pretty much anything and she just acted like a brat I just couldn...
  • Laurence R.
    I was really impressed by this book. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I knew that it would probably be cute, fun, and that it would involve cooking. It was all of those things, but also so much more. The characters seem real and they’re likeable, even when they’re acting like jerks. The competition is interesting, even for someone who doesn’t particularly enjoy cooking (I love eating though). There is also an undeniable chemistry between...
  •  pagesandteastains
    2.75/5 stars First thing's first.I thought this was based in France? Or at least some sort of French culinary school? Where was the French cooking?!But I suppose I shouldn't complain as cooking has already been slashed through.Oh, man. So let's see. I actually liked this book. It was like watching Masterchef but with all the behind the scenes and high school kids. I loved all the stuff rel 2.75/5 stars First thing's first.I thought this was ...
  • Scrill
    ARC provided by Edelweiss for a fair review.All Carter Lane wants is to be a chef. She gets the opportunity to a challenge that could win her a full ride scholarship at the culinary school of her choice. Unfortunately Reid Yamada tries to sabotage her from the first challenge, leading her to a cooking vendetta. But being thrown together has Carter confused about whether she hates the guy or if she has other budding feelings.The Story-I am going t...
  • mith
    3.5ish stars! Was not a fan of the drama at the end but overall, AHHH, this was so refreshing! Really adored this one and I'm so glad bc it was one of my anticipated reads of the year. Review to come closer to release date!
  • Shorouk Abd Elhamed
    The book was enjoyable . I liked it . It had tons of cooking and made me hungry 😀 but that's it . I couldn't find any thing else in it . The romance was good enough but I hated the fight between the two main characters. For the characters, I loved Reid with all his adorableness . I didn't like Carter , she wasn't doing any thing right . The only thing I liked about her was her determination.The other characters were beautiful.I loved them and ...
  • Zoë ☆
    This book was so adorable, funny and unique!! It was really fun to read about the cooking contest, it was like 'watching' a cooking show while also having the 'behind the scenes' which is very cool. The characters were also very cute and I definitely recommend if you like contemporaries and food! =D
  • Stardust
    Umm so it went a little like this:Pretty-cute coverAnnoying Female leadNot-so-special Male leadPetty fightsCringy nicknamesSlow-burn romance This was a quick read and quite likable too but the writing was so amateurish that I was close to losing interest in the beginning.
  • Obsidian
    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my review or rating. Well the book started off promising and then faltered for me pretty early on. And even when the book tries to right-side itself it goes back down again due to the actions of the main character (Carter Lane). I did read the book synopsis so the author/publisher is up front about the fact that Carter is going to get revenge on a boy that screwed her over i...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    This was Carter's shot at her future. If she won the competition, she would have a full ride to culinary school, which was an important step towards achieving her dream. The only problem came in the form of an extremely handsome teen chef, who was bent on challenging her every step of the way.I am a fan of hate-to-love romances, and the pranks were sort of funny. However, I will admit that the story really picked up for me when Reid and Carter we...
  • Eileen (BookCatPin)
    If there's one thing I can't resist hearing about it's the mention of food. The synopsis of The Art of French Kissing promises food galore and my favourite type of romance trope: hate-to-love. I had to see if it's as sweet as the cover suggest ;)The story was simple and fast with plenty of food and romance. The writing was a bit bumpy at times but surprisingly it fit well inside the storyline. Even the characters' immaturities worked out.Hands do...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    ♦ Video Review ♦The Art of French Kissing was so delightful and adorable. A quick and short read that will absolutely make you smile.I felt drawn to this book as I love Brianna Shrum's Never Never so much and I especially love the way she writes romance. That mixed with a hate-to-love trope and cooking? I wouldn't miss it for the world.And I ended up loving this even more than I anticipated. I thought it would just be fun, fluffy romance bu...
  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
    ✔ Great descriptions of food and cooking. I spent most of the book starving✔ Brilliant snarky hero✔ Who happens to be queer and half-Japanese✔ In fact there's great diversity throughout ❌ INCREDIBLY IRRITATING HEROINE WHO DESERVES TO FALL OFF A CLIFF, IS SELFISH, AND IS THE REASON WHY THIS BOOK LOST TWO STARS [Blog] - [Bookstagram] ✔️ Great descriptions of food and cooking. I spent most of the book starving✔️ Brilliant snarky...
  •  Amelia
    Update 2 days later: lowering this to 1 star because life is short and my hate is still going strong :)Carter Lane, I have something to say to you:To say that I HATE CARTER LANE would be an understatement. She was so annoying it was unbelievable. She ruined the whole book with her idiotic behavior and the whole "I didn't do anything wrong, everyone else is to blame" attitude. I had about 7-8 quotes prepared for this review (yes, she was THAT bad)...
  • Peachy
    "I bet they all write sonnets to butter and caramelized onions in their sleep. They all get heart eyes for macarons and flutters in their stomachs for a perfectly braised lamb shank. These are my people."LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL COVER. I adore that cover so much with all the pastel and the macarons! It’s making me droooooool.With that kind of cover, I didn’t expect much. But let met tell you, The Art of French Kissing is as good as it looks. It...
  • Colleen Oakes
    No one writes kissing like Brianna Shrum, no one. The heat of the kitchen meets the heat of our characters, The Art of French Kissing is BEGGING to be made into a TV series. Not only does Shrum really understand teens, she doesn't talk down to them in her writing. Seventeen-year-old Carter Lane is a character to be reckoned with; she's strong willed, passionate and unflinching, and I feel like I've been waiting for this character for a long time....
  • JJ.
    3.5 starsThis book gave me a slew of wholesome, fuzzy feelings. And an appetite for dessert.The cast of characters is effortlessly diverse, and I love, love, love that. I grew up reading books where all the characters were some white, cis, and straight--I am so glad that now, just about a decade later, young adults can read books with characters that actually look like them. Whether it's Reid Yamada's Japanese heritage or sexuality or personal st...
  • Cimone Watson
    1.5 stars.I'm SO disappointed. The concept of this book sounded great. I was really looking forward to this book, even before it had a cover, and I love the cover. But I CANNOT root for the main character, Carter. How can I like the book when I don't like her?Y'all, this character does so much mean, vindictive, immature stuff to other people and blames it on everyone else. The love interest lies to her about cheese at the beginning, causing her t...
  • Mayumi
    3 STARS Food, food and more food. And a cute love story. But mostly food. ‘I love this moment. I love food’ This is basically about a masterchef competition to win a scholarship to a prestigious culinary school, with Carter Lane as our narrator. Along her quest to win, she struggles with trust issues, self acceptance and love.I think this was a cute, quick read, but with some important messages along the way. I could relate to Carter’s str...