Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman

Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman

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Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman sounds so adorable! I am interested in the friends-to-lovers idea and the fact that the boy is going through a tougher time than girl. In most books that I read, it seems like the girl is usually the “fragile” one, so I am eager to see this play out. I am also so intrigued by the main character’s love for cooking. We need more culinary books! I can’t wait for this one to hit the shelves this summer.

Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman

Kissing Max Holden by Katy UppermanTitle: Kissing Max Holden
Author: Katy Upperman
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: August 1, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

Kissing Max Holden was a terrible idea...

After his father has a life-altering stroke, Max Holden isn't himself. As his long-time friend, Jillian Eldridge only wants to help him, but she doesn't know how. When Max climbs through her window one night, Jill knows that she shouldn't let him kiss her. But she can't resist, and when they're caught in the act by her dad, Jill swears it'll never happen again. Because kissing Max Holden is a terrible idea.

With a new baby sibling on the way, her parents fighting all the time, and her dream of culinary school up in the air, Jill starts spending more and more time with Max. And even though her father disapproves and Max still has a girlfriend, not kissing Max is easier said than done. Will Jill follow her heart and allow their friendship to blossom into something more, or will she listen to her head and stop kissing Max Holden once and for all?


Book Quotes: Kissing Max Holden

He grins, a sun-cresting-the-horizon sort of grin, and I want to lock it up and keep it forever.

About Katy Upperman

Katy Upperman

Katy Upperman is a graduate of Washington State University, a former elementary school teacher, and an insatiable reader. When not writing for young adults, Katy can be found whipping up batches of chocolate chip cookies, or exploring the country with her husband and daughter. Kissing Max Holden is her debut novel.

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10 thoughts on “Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I didn’t even think about it until you said it, but you are right… It does seem like there are way more books with girls struggling with issues than boys. In real life, that just isn’t the case. So, I am very interested in a new perspective!

  2. Kelly says:

    This sounds so cute, and I love the synopsis! I’m such a fan of the friends-to-lovers trope so I can’t wait to check this one out. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Aneta says:

    That cover tho!! I love the synopsis as well. This is the first time I’m hearing of this book, but its definitely going on my TBR.
    Great choice this week 🙂

  4. Jaime Lynn says:

    So many wonderful covers, so many awesome stories, so little time… Sigh! This sounds sweet and cute, although I am not a fan of the cheating aspect. I do love a friends to more story though!

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