The First Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski
Publication Date: November 6, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Nora Reid believes scientific laws control everything, even love. With her grandparents’ epic first kiss story cemented in her brain, Nora develops a hypothesis she’s determined to prove: for each person in the world, there is exactly one other person, and at first kiss, they’ll experience an immediate and intense reaction.
But after four years of zero-reaction kisses, she comes up with a new theory: maybe that pesky crush on her stunningly hot best friend Eli Costas is skewing her results.
She needs to get rid of him, and fast.
Eli Costas is an injury-prone lacrosse star with a problem—the one chance he had at winning over the girl next door resulted in the most epically sucktastic first kiss ever. And now she’s…trying to get rid of him? Hell no. It’s time to disprove her theory and show her exactly what she’s missing.
Disclaimer: This book contains a stunningly hot lacrosse player who isn’t above playing dirty to win over the stubborn girl-next-door of his dreams.
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THE FIRST KISS HYPOTHESIS Playlist by Christina Mandelski PLAYLIST
Science loving medical researcher-to-be Nora Reid believe in the laws that govern the universe–and is convinced that she’ll be able to find lasting love by waiting for the chemical BANG of a first kiss with the right guy. If she could only get her neighbor (and first kiss fiasco) out of her fantasies – she’ll be fine.
All Eli Costas wants to do—besides play lacrosse—is prove that Nora’s hypothesis is dead wrong, and that he’s worth a second chance.
While Eli chauffeurs Nora around their small Florida town—of course they listen to music. Here’s a sample of the songs that they might listen to while driving, or that I listened to while I wrote their story, or perfectly encapsulates Nora and Eli’s chemical romance:
- She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby
- Homemade Dynamite – Lorde
- Past Lives – Borns
- Boys – Charlie XCX
- One Foot – Walk the Moon
- You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
- Flaws – Bastille
- Trees – Twenty One Pilots
- What Have I Done to Deserve This? – Pet Shop Boys
- XO – Beyonce
- A Kiss to Build a Dream On – Louis Armstrong
Christina Mandelski was born in South Florida, where her love of reading was cultivated in a house full of books. Stories like The Little House series, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Island of the Blue Dolphins and The Secret Garden, filled her imagination and fueled her dreams to be a writer. That dream came true when her first young adult novel, THE SWEETEST THING, was published in 2011, and she’s beyond thrilled about her upcoming series for Entangled Crush. Chris lives in Houston with one handsome husband, two beautiful daughters, and two freakshow cats. She has a fondness for the beach, her family and friends, and she still loves to read (especially curled up with a good cup of coffee!) She also enjoys shopping, traveling and eating, especially cake. Always cake. When she’s not doing these things, you can find her holed in a cozy spot with her laptop, writing. Visit her at www.christinamandelski.com.
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The giveaway is for: The First Kiss Hypothesis Prize Pack, including:
* A Mug
* A blueberry pie scented candle
* 2 lacrosse-themed hair ties
* An assortment of book related stickers (Silver Springs, Emory, chemistry pun, LAX, etc) from Redbubble
Sandra Watts says
I married my best friend from school.
danielle hammelef says
Best friends to more is my favorite romantic trope. This is probably because I’m living that story with my husband.
Juana Esparza says
I like Bully by Penelope Douglas.
Tammy V says
This was a fun read with PIE! Eli is very swoon worthy.
Dawn Webb says
I love a good boy next store story!!!! I have a friend that her husband is really the boy that grew up next store and their parents still live in the same homes.
This looks so cute!