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New Release Review and Giveaway! THE FIRST KISS HYPOTHESIS by Christina Mandelski

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.

Game. On.


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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Such a cute story!

Nora and Eli were absolutely adorable together–best friends to lovers in the best of possible ways, with just a tiny little detour (or, okay, a whole book’s worth) thanks to Nora’s love of science and her more-than-a-little-questionable “hypothesis.” (Still, I got where she was coming from, and fortunately, like the excellent scientist she was, she knew when it was finally time to let that particular belief go.)

So…best friends to lovers, an adorable kitten, a little brother who is wise beyond his years, and pie, pie, and more pie (Pie Fixes Everything) plus quite a few LOL moments (Eli’s descriptions of Nora’s driving attempts–OMG, too funny) makes The First Kiss Hypothesis a really fun YA read. This was my first book from Ms. Mandelski, but it definitely won’t be my last!

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.


About the author:

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


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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 (US)

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  1. Linda Moffitt Linda Moffitt

    Yay! This looks great. Thanks for sharing it and for The giveaway. I Love me some Clean YA stories 🙂

  2. Linda Moffitt Linda Moffitt

    Oh and I do Love Best Friends To Lovers stories but I always like to call them Best Friends To Married

  3. LOL–maybe not for these two–yet 😉 Let’s let them finish college first!

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