*I was given a reader’s copy of this book for an honest review.
Kisses On A Paper Airplane by Sarah Vance-Tompkins
Review: I thought that this novella was cute. It was very sweet and since I was in the mood for some light reading, Kisses On A Paper Airplane was the perfect story for me.
Drama student, Hannah Evans, has never been kissed. If you ask her why she’ll say that it’s because she’s never gotten “the feels” from any of the boys that she’s come into contact with. So, instead of practicing up in preparation for that special someone, she decides to hold off and save her first kiss for “The One.”
On a trip back home to Milwaukee, she finally experiences “the feels” and realizes that she’s finally met the guy that she’s been waiting for. The only problem is that this guy isn’t a regular joe. He’s Theo Callahan, one of the biggest pop stars of her generation.
Throughout this story we get to tag along with Hannah and Theo as they travel from London to Milwaukee and, in the process, start to learn some valuable things about, not only each other, but themselves as well.
I liked the characters in the novella. Hannah reminded me a lot of myself. She was raised on a farm and she was content to stay there, but her mother wanted and saw more for her, so she pushed her to tryout for an art school in London. She didn’t think that she would get in, but she did.
Hannah liked blending into the crowd, so she struggled with stepping out and taking opportunities. Me and her are alike in that aspect. I want to take opportunities, but sometimes I just need that initial push. Hannah was lucky that she had people around her who were willing to push her.
Theo was a nice character as well. He was a very sensitive character. He’d just gotten out of a very public relationship with his supermodel girlfriend, so he’s a little bruised (emotionally, that is). He was a very nice and thoughtful character and I loved how he was so attentive to Hannah.
Even though the romance was really short, I still enjoyed it. Although Hannah was a little intimidated when she first found out who Theo was, she, eventually, started to see him as a regular guy.
There wasn’t a lot of secondary characters in this novella. The only one that we really got to know was Hannah’s best friend, Julia, who was the complete opposite of Hannah. She lives for the spotlight and shines whenever she’s in it, so it was good for Hannah to have a friend like her. Julia was constantly pushing Hannah to step outside of her confront zone and embrace life.
Overall, this was a good story and I recommend it. It’s very short and the chapters aren’t very long, so if you have a couple hours free, you could probably read it in one setting.
I liked how the book ended and I kind of want to read more about Hannah and Theo, so maybe Ms. Vance-Tompkins will write a longer story involving those two.
Anyway, Kisses On A Paper Airplane is currently available for purchase, so if you’re looking for a light read, then pick this one up. And after you’ve read it be sure to come back and let me know what you thought about the it.