Review: The Sin of Kissing You by Maya Hughes (Falling #2)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.
Fair warning: This review may very well mention things that could turn out to be spoiler-like if you've yet to read the first Falling book, The Art of Falling for You, so consider this your heads-up! Feel free to skip this review, but I do hope you don't skip reading either the series starter, The Art of Falling for You, or this second novel, The Sin of Kissing You. Catch up now to be better prepared when The Hate of Loving You, is released next month.
The Sin of Kissing You picks up where The Art of Falling for You left off, and that ending was a doozy considering there was one heck of a major revelation there plus a cliffhanger. For the record, except for the beginning and the end, everything that plays out in the series starter happened four years prior, when the main characters, Darren Keyton and Bay Bishop, were still in high school. Book two is post-Dare's time in Fulton U.
Trilogies can be a tricky, particularly when it comes to the second book, or at least that's how it's been based on my experience. In the case of book two in the Falling trilogy, Maya Hughes did a notably good job keeping the story moving forward as Dare (yep, still calling him that) desperately tried to redeem himself and Bay noting differences between the Dare she knew and the Keyton she's getting to know. Is she able to forgive and forget?
The thing with forgiveness is that you can't dictate upon the aggrieved party when they should accept someone's apology or when they should move on. So yes, I understood why there was a step forward only to be followed by two steps back when it came to Bay and Dare. As a reader, there's a bit of frustration because I'm itching for the happy ending ASAP, but I'm enjoying Bay and Dare's journey so far. Four stars for The Sin of Kissing You.
Release Date: 08 April 2021
Date Read: 08 April 2021
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