Author Lisa Hobman

Thank you #netgalley and #boldwoodbooks for allowing me to read this ARC in exchange for an Honest review. Firstly, I really love Lisa Hobman books, they are feel good and emotional. This is an easy flowing read which had me rooting for both characters. We meet Star and Fin and the story follows their individual perspectives. I love that Star has bright pink hair just like Lisa often does. She fell in love with Scotland as a young girl and moves there as a young adult, she had been raised in the Midwest of the US. She works in a coffee shop, which is where she meets the soon to be married Fin. Fin is eager to please his very stern father who borders on being a bully with his expectations of Fin to fulfil the life he has mapped out for him. From the choice of future wife, career to the home he lives in, he had little to no say in them. Then he gets jilted at the alter and life takes a turn. With a lot of pressure from his friend he ends up on Debasement a rock and indie Karaoke bar. Which is where he and Star meet again and a somewhat on again off again Pretty in Pink style Romance begins. Can they both make it with their styles and backgrounds being so different? You will have to read to find out. I do love that one minor character shares my name and the choice of music, from Linkin Park to Pearl Jam, The Darkness and even Kiss’ I was made for loving you appear.

You can purchase this book here: It Started with a Kiss: The perfect uplifting romantic read for 2022