It’s official, Tessa Bailey is a magician. She has made me fall in love with a New Adult novel! Mouth to Mouth was a slice of pure sunshine and I can’t recommend it more. Rory is an ex-con who works with his two brothers as a lifeguard on Long Beach and a bartender at their family bar when he meets Olive Cunningham (or rather saves her from being flattened by a bus) sparks fly immediately.
This book is instalove goodness partnered with endless summer vibes and the smoking hot love scenes Tessa Bailey is known for. Mouth to Mouth is a classic boy from the wrong side of the tracks falls in love with the rich but down to earth girl story and it’s everything I didn’t know I needed right now. Rory is my new official book boyfriend. I loved him so freaking hard. He was rough around the edges, but so freaking sweet. Olive was, for the most part, mature yet fun and I completely felt their connection.
I think everyone will relate in some way to Olive and Rory’s love story; from the absolute high of first love to the insecurities that come with falling so deeply for someone. This book was pure and made me believe in love at first sight. The fun plot combined with some of the most beautiful and romantic lines I think Tessa Bailey has ever written, created a breathtaking and emotional novel with just the right amount of angst.
If I had to provide a criticism, it’s only that I wanted more! I fell in love with the entire secondary cast of characters and I cannot wait for their stories. Tessa has made me care deeply about all three Prince brothers and their best friend from childhood, Jiya.
Overall, everything about this book worked for me. I was grinning from the time I picked this book up to the time I set it down. If you’ve never read a Tessa Bailey novel, Mouth to Mouth is the perfect starting point.
**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**