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Kisses on a
Paper Airplane
by Sarah
Vance-Tompkins

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 14th 2016
Inkspell Publishing

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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 anyone 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?

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Let’s
get real. I had never even kissed a boy. Should I really start with a pop star?
I needed to get at least a little practice in first. Julia was right. I needed
to kiss my way through a whole bunch of frogs before I attempted to kiss
someone as close to perfect as Theo Callahan.

I took a
deep breath and ducked out of sight behind a pillar, my fears too overwhelming
to face talking to him again.
What if
Theo Callahan was my first kiss? Then what would happen?
I closed
my eyes and imagined Theo Callahan brushing his lips over mine. Just the thought
of it made me jittery, as if I’d downed a triple shot of espresso. My eyes
opened wide. My pulse was racing. My heart was in my throat.
There
was no way I could kiss Theo Callahan. Not for reals. Not if I had to talk to
him, too. Yes, T would be the perfect boy to share my first kiss, but if I had
to carry on a coherent conversation with Theo Callahan before, during, and
after, it just wasn’t going to happen. Especially when I was going to have to
deal with all of “the feels” I was sure kissing would bring. I had enough on my
plate dealing with school, my mom’s wedding, and another plane flight after my
layover.
I’d seen
enough movies to know what a great kiss looked like, but having never been
kissed, I had no idea what it would feel like—not just to touch someone’s lips
with mine, but I was even more curious about “the feels” Julia mentioned she
always had when she kissed a cute boy she’d been crushing on.
I
couldn’t do it. I couldn’t talk to Theo Callahan, let alone kiss him.

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Sarah Vance-Tompkins was born in a small town
in northern Michigan. She spent every summer exploring the sugar sand beaches
near Sleeping Bear National Park. She left her heart behind when she moved to
Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California. She received an
MFA in Film Production and went on to work in feature film development in
Hollywood. She has worked as a reporter for a weekly entertainment trade
publication, and been paid to write obituaries, press releases, the directions
for use on personal lubricant bottles, and breathless descriptions of
engagement rings for an online jewelry store. She lives in a small town north
of Los Angeles with her husband and three cats.

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The
Story of “Kisses on a Paper Airplane” by Sarah Vance-Tompkins is a sweet one.
The romantic kind of story that every teenager … nope let’s be honest – that every
girl AND woman dreams of.
We do
not really get to know Theo that well even if the story is told from both sides
the reader has to work with the public view of him that Hannah is conveying to
the reader.
Hannah
on the other hand is in her own mind a lot and thinking quite loud. 
There
are some interesting dialogues between them and having been a fan of a British
actor for some years now I (and I guess many fans too) can totally relate to some
stuff that is said and recited in the book. 
Usually
I would say the story unfortunately suffers from the short story-disease.
Having trouble finding the right balance of background and depth. But something
in the transient setting of the airports helps to fill that gap. A reader will
not expect anything permanent in a setting like an airport so even any
conversation with depth will already exceed those expectations – great move
actually to place it like this.
I would
have introduced the story with a different Blurb, meaning from a different
angle but that is my personal taste. This story could be an easy earned 4 star
read (again for the 5th star you need to trigger specific reactions
from me that I did not have and cannot control – like crying or laughing fits) 
But
the writing style of the author is not a developed or not as fitting to the story
as I would have liked as a reader so its more like a 3.5 stars – but as
Goodreads and other rating systems will not allow that – I will leave it with
the 4 stars. 
Please
enjoy this as a light summer read