Review: Only A Kiss by Ines Bautista-Yao

Only A Kiss

Only A Kiss is written by Ines Bautista-Yao, a Filipina, and I am so happy to be part of this book tour.

I featured this the other day and posted an excerpt which you can find by clicking here.

Aside from my review, there is also a giveaway at the end of this post.

Only A Kiss book cover

Only A Kiss

by Ines Bautista-Yao

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When she was nine-years-old, Katie knew she wanted Chris to give her her first kiss. It wasn’t because she was in love with him (no way, he was her best friend! Besides, she was in love with his fourteen-year-old big brother), it was because she could make him do anything she wanted.
Besides, it didn’t really mean anything. It was only a kiss after all.

But then things started to change. They grew up. They parted ways and went to different high schools. And other girls and boys—well, just one particular boy—came into the picture, throwing their lives upside down.

Told from the alternating points of view of Katie and Chris, this love story between two best friends will tug at your heartstrings and leave you thinking how the simplest things can mean so much.

Purchase links: Amazon | Buqo.ph (The book is on sale for ONLY $0.99 until February 14.)

Initial Thoughts
I have always wanted to find and promote quality YA themed books by Filipino authors, I know there a lot now and the industry is booming with success. I signed up for this not only to promote Filipino authors but because I think this is something right up my preferred reading material.

The Cover
Look at how pretty that cover is. I love it! The colors blend well and the artwork is beautiful. I was told it was designed by Ebony Paguia, @handslovepapers at Instagram.

The Plot
If I described the plot, I would end up spoiling the story.

The Characters
Katie is bossy, but she loves her best friend Chris to bits. She had plans for her future with Chris’ older brother since they were 9. It was cute.

Chris is a nice guy turned heartbreaking hottie. He’s sweet and always has Katie’s back.

And some other characters that make up the story but I don’t really care about them.

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Mostly writing about my life and experiences, I started blogging in 2005. This current version of the blog has been established since 2011. Professionally, I'm a homebased SEO Expert for a UK company with international clients. With a wide range of interests and hobbies, it took me a while to narrow down my blog niche. I own and care for 5 dogs in a small studio apartment in Las Piñas City, Philippines. I love traveling locally when I have the means, otherwise, I spend most of my time at home.

1 Comment

  1. Buqo YA Bundle 2 Sweet Complications - Night Owl Reads
    9 May, 2015

    […] love Ines’ writing. Her stories are so sweet, so simple, and relatable. Like her other work, Only A Kiss, it makes people my age feel young again. I rate this story 4 stars. And I will rate the other […]

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