Kisses On a Paper Airplane by Sarah Vance-Tompkins
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (84 pages)
Age Recommendation: 16+
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 3 Stars
Review by: Astilbe
Drama student Hannah Evans isn’t kissing any frogs on her path to find Prince Charming. She’s determined to share the perfect first kiss — with the perfect boy — in the perfect place — or she’s not kissing at all. When Hannah meets a cute ginger-haired boy in first class lounge in the London airport, she knows he’s ‘The One.’
Pop star Theo Callahan is on the road to get as far away as possible from his back-stabbing best friend, and his supermodel girlfriend who broke his heart. Until one shy smile from Hannah has him rethinking all of his travel plans.
Theo is smitten, but he’s worried she’s just a groupie in search of the ultimate selfie. Can Theo learn to trust Hannah in time to share one perfect first kiss, or will Hannah be forced to kiss a frog?
Airports are full of endless possibilities. You never know who you might meet or what might happen to you when you’re in one.
Hannah was such a sweet and relatable girl. I really enjoyed seeing the world through her eyes, especially when she was describing what made her feel nervous. The fact that she worried about so many different common things only made me like her more than I did when I first met her. I had a lot of empathy for her.
The romance moved too quickly. While I liked both of the characters involved in it and could see how they might make a good match, it would have been nice for them to get to know each other better before they started flirting. They were strangers who knew almost nothing about each other when their flirtations began, so it felt a little strange to me to see them act so close to each other on the first day they’d ever met.
The dialogue in this story was so much fun. Every character had his or her own unique speaking style, and it didn’t take me much time at all to figure out what those styles were for everyone. I especially enjoyed seeing how someone as shy and proper as Hannah reacted to the people in her life who often said the first thing that popped into their minds without any hesitation. Those conversations were worth their weight in gold.
Give Kisses On a Paper Airplane a try if you like seeing characters getting swept off their feet.