The First Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski

My Rating: 4 Stars!

Publisher: Entangled: Crush

Publish Date: November 6th, 2017

Received: Netgalley provided an e-arc in exchange for an honest review

Purchase: Amazon


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.

Opening Sentence: “Today is the annual Keep Florida Wild! Ecology Festival, and the air in the Edinburgh High School gym reeks of tofu and onions.”


These Crush novels are becoming my new favorite guilty pleasure, because this book was so delicious and I couldn’t help but enjoy it!

I will admit I started reading this because of how nerdy a Hypothesis for true love sounded and I am so glad I did! The First Kiss Hypothesis is a novel for excited hearts, those dreaming of love, and those who think that childhood best friends turned lover stories are some of the cutest.

This novel is not without its flaws some of the initial reasoning that Eli had for trying to disprove Nora’s theory was a little sketchy, but in the end it was good intentioned.

The moments they had together were filled with love and pie and while it made me hungry it also made me very happy. However the person who made me happiest was Eli’s brother who has a mental illness. Eli’s brother is adorable and honest and I couldn’t help but love him.

I also loved all the matchmakers in this novel from a women who is a master pie baker to Eli’s teammate in his lacrosse team it was a huge love fest of Cupid’s that put a smile on my face.

The First Kiss Hypothesis is filled with a rollercoaster of emotions. However, it is a rollercoaster that you may never want to get off of.

Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below.

-Till next time!

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