Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Kiss That Launched a 1000 Gifs Blog Tour with Sheralyn Pratt

The Kiss That Launched a 1000 Gifs
By Sheralyn Pratt
Publisher: Wicked Sassy
Published: July 6, 2015

Amazon Synopsis:

Each weekday from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Grace and Ashton cohost Battle of the Sexes, a radio program arguing the he-said/she-said issues of the day. Their fiery debates often have listeners wondering if there’s more to their relationship than just talk, even though Grace has been dating Phillip, Mr. Tall, Dark, and Perfect, since long before she ever met Ashton Miller. 

Yet when news comes that Battle of the Sexes is on the bubble for cancellation, Grace and Ashton need to step up their efforts to engage their audience to keep the show alive. When a charity organization approaches them and proposes that the two of them kiss for a fund raiser, Grace and Ash agree to kiss for a good cause. A kiss is just a kiss, right? 

Or can one kiss really change everything?

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My Thoughts:

Battle of the Sexes cohosts Ashton Miller and Grace Vasquez battle it out daily on a 2 hour afternoon radio program that is facing cancellation when they agree to kiss to raise money for a charity.

The main focus of the story is the tension between the two hosts as they banter back and forth on the set and how Ash has a crush on Grace but can’t really do anything about it because she is in a relationship with someone else.

The author does a good job of developing the characters of both the protagonists through their interactions with secondary characters in their lives. But it’s not just that the characters develop and mature, it’s also that we get to understand better who they are because in some instances, they were already like that, we just didn’t know it.

I think that Grace learned the most about herself because what she thought she wanted she had in Phillip, her boyfriend – suave, good looking, well-mannered, well-dressed, a business man, affluent. Through a variety of circumstances her thoughts begin to change.

The battle between them really got interesting when the producers insisted that Ashton start handling some of his own social media. Then the twists and turns began to happen in the story.

I always appreciate it in a romance story when the attraction between two people is less about how “hot” they are and more about their character. To me that is a real romance story because most of us aren’t as “hot” as the characters in most of the romance stories we read. True love however, actually comes from the loving character of the two people involved, when they are willing to give more of themselves for the person they love than that person can give back at that moment. It’s in those moments when we see the real connection between Ashton and Grace.

I enjoyed Grace’s fiery spirit and Ashton’s flippant comebacks. I think their radio program would have been very interesting listening. The pacing of the book was similar to their radio show, it just kept moving along with no time for dead airspace. I thought that The Kiss That Launched a 1000 Gifs would make a good summer read. I gave it 4 stars.

Thank you to the publishers for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

Sheralyn was born at an early age, with 10 fingers and 10 toes. She is proud to report that she currently retains all 20 digits. Described by one reviewer as "the bomb dot com" (url already claimed... bummer), Sheralyn has been a karate instructor, musical theater performer, a beach bum, freelance writer, nomadic traveler, and, yes, a private investigator. At the moment she enjoys working with and training her dog to give the poor thing breaks from sitting and Sheralyn's feet with the unbearable task of watching someone write a book.

Really, and you thought your job was bad!

Sheralyn currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, although as people who know her can attest to, that is subject to change at any time ;)

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