I loved the fact that there friendship blossoms into much more. This book is absolutely amazing. Its a fairytale of true love. The plot twists were amazing. It kept me guessing and couldn’t wait to finish.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Angela Diazhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngAngela Diaz2021-07-02 00:36:532021-07-02 12:19:05In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Angela Renee Diaz
Anyone who has ever fallen in love with a close friend can relate to In His Kiss by Ava Alise. This is the first installment in The Unrequited Series, and I found myself really adoring the two main characters. Xia and Jordan, after a night of fun and drinking, step beyond the friend boundary and sleep together. What Jordan tells Xia the next morning made my heart ache for her! I became so invested in this story that I literally threw my book! However, the good thing about these two is that they do remain supportive and considerate of each other, even though they no longer know quite how to navigate their friendship. This is the first book by this author that I’ve picked up, and I am glad I did. I will be looking forward to seeing where Jordan and Xia’s relationship goes from here. This is an easy and quick read for me – it is not hard to fall through the pages into their world. 4 stars.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Christine J. Spulakhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngChristine J. Spulak2021-06-17 07:27:142021-06-17 12:30:29In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Chrissy Spulak
Enjoyable story with Jordan and Xia. What happens when you are best friends with the opposite sex and become something more? Does it work or is it truly a mistake? This story captures that. I really enjoyed Xia and Jordan’s story. Their chemistry is just wow! There are some secrets that unfold, but this story flowed so smoothly. Very enjoyable and looking forward to the next book!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Lorralei Hoernerhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngLorralei Hoerner2021-06-16 20:45:392021-06-17 12:21:50In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Lorralei Hoerner
This is a flirty, whimsical, and fun read. Everyone loves unrequited love stories. Where the main characters are like ships passing in the night, their timing is never exactly right until it is. I like that the characters had a friendship before connecting on an intimate level. It is a guaranteed HEA- if you are in the mood for a quick feel-good read; look no further.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Opal Nelsonhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngOpal Nelson2021-06-15 19:14:422021-06-16 07:02:53In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Opal Nelson
In His Kiss (The Unrequited Series #1) by Ava Alise
This is the first book I’ve read by the author. Alise had me hooked from the get go. I can’t wait until the next book comes out.
Xia has had a crush on her best friend Jordan for as long as she can remember. When the unthinkable happens it destroys her. Now she can’t trust the one person she should be able to. Especially when things with Jordan didn’t work out. The quote I chose for Xia is: “He told me, Jordan. I asked him if he cheated and he didn’t deny it. He just looked … guilty. God, Jordan. What the hell?”
Jordan has always thought about the benefits with Xia, but doesn’t think she feels the same. He doesn’t think twice when she kisses him. Then he breaks her heart. The quote I chose for Jordan is: “Come on, you know I’m not going to let you face this alone. It’s what we do for each other, right?”
Highly recommended for Contemporary Romance lovers.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Amanda Kimblehttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngAmanda Kimble2021-06-12 22:48:592021-06-13 16:19:13In His Kiss (The Unrequited Series #1) by Ava Alise-Review by Amanda Kimble
This was a cute read after I had just come off a book that was all about the dark side of things. I thought Jordan and axis were hella cute together! Their support of each other through their struggles was really heartwarming. My only issue was that I feel like most things were being told to me more so than me seeing them happen. I wasn’t deeply invested in their story but it was a really cute summer time read.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Lanahttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngLana2021-06-12 17:29:402021-06-13 11:55:58In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Lana Willard
In His Kiss was a fantastic friends to lovers romance. This is not your everyday romance though, writing friends to lovers is never an easy thing, but Ms. Alise made the transition flawless. Like most friends to lovers romances In His Kiss is full of angst, emotions, and definitely a few twists and turns. My only complaint about In His Kiss is it was too short. Ms. Alise hooked me from the very beginning and next thing I know I’ve read the whole book in one sitting. So if your looking for a great summer read then I definitely recommend In His Kiss by Ms. Ava Alise.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Stephanie Corbinhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngStephanie Corbin2021-06-12 17:12:172021-06-13 11:55:29In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Stephanie nicole
In His Kiss is the first book in The Unrequited Series by Ava Alise. I had previously read a couple of books by this author and had enjoyed them so was looking forward to reading more of her work. I’m glad I chose to read this book as I really enjoyed it. In His Kiss is a great, contemporary, friends to lovers romance. I’m a sucker for just about every romance trope but I do love and angsty friends to lovers romance and In His Kiss fits the bill perfectly. Xia has been best friends with Jordan since they were toddlers in nappies and have been inseparable since. Both have been in love with one another for some time but don’t want to ruin their friendship. But after a drunken night together Jordan declares that I was a mistake. How does their friendship survive this? I loved Jordan and Xia’s story. It has the angst and hurt that you expect from a friends to lovers romance. Both are great characters who are very well written and you just can’t help but hope that they get their deserved HEA. The story is well written and flows well, keeping the reader entertained from start to finish. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from this series.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Karyn Taylorhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngKaryn Taylor2021-06-12 14:22:002021-06-13 11:51:14In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Karyn Taylor
In His Kiss by Ava Elise is the first book in the Unrequited series. This is a sweet and heartfelt friends to lovers story that has some truly likeable characters right at its centre. I thought the author did a great job of balancing these amount of romance with the amount of drama – neither one seemed to over shadow the other. I thought this was a quick and easy story o get into, a great way to pass away an afternoon or evening. It is easy to connect with both the story and the characters. This to me is a romance book done well and the author showed that this series is clearly going to be a good one. I am definitely looking forward to the second.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Kerry Bakerhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngKerry Baker2021-06-11 15:10:342021-06-12 08:18:54In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Kerry Baker
This is the first book in The Unrequited Series. It is a beautifully written friend to lovers romance. The author does an amazing job with her character. You can’t help but fall in love with them. You can feel the love and connection between them from the first page. Both characters have drama and trials in their life’s but their constant has always been each other.
After a night drinking heavily things cross the line. They both confess their love for each other and you can feel the contentment and love between them through the authors writing. Could this be the start of a beautiful romance or will the cold light of day ruin everything?
This is one romance you won’t be able to put down. You are drawn into the characters story and at times you feel like banging their heads together because you know they are perfect for each other. Will they see that in the end?
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Kerry Carrhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngKerry Carr2021-06-11 09:25:162021-06-11 12:18:25In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Kerry Carr
In His Kiss (The Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise is a friends to lover’s story. The story deals with depression and is quite emotive as we struggle along with the characters. One night changes it all. For better or worse? What happens if you hear the words you don’t want to hear? Can you go on? What happens when friends realise they feel much more? There is angst and drama, passion and lies. This captivating heartfelt story will leave you wanting more. Ava has done a good job pulling it all together. Grab a copy, you know you want to.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Jenni Bishophttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngJenni Bishop2021-06-11 01:53:312021-06-11 08:52:42In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Jenni Bishop
Ava Alise takes us an amazing journey of being best friends to more. Jordan and Xia were best friends from conception in the womb. Every good memory and moment was one they shared and celebrated together. Each had feelings for other but kept that silence scared to cross the line. Every moment of the friendship took them to the present and reflected how perfect they would be together. When a drunken night turns into more it soon becomes a scared reality for each. Is this meant to be, or was this mistake. Throw in family struggles, lost loves, meddling ex-girlfriends, and friends cheering on the sidelines. Jordan and Xia were young but mature. Watching their love unfold wa beautiful and it lit that spark that love like that does and can exist. Its a book I highly recommend.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Laurenhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngLauren2021-06-10 20:22:572021-06-10 23:08:41In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) By Ava Alise- Review by Lauren West
In His Kiss was a great read and I really enjoyed it. The authors writing was engaging, easy to read and the storyline was good. I liked that characters, Jordan and Xia, and I think because their story spanned a long time in their lives, I really felt like I understood how they felt about each other. It wasn’t straight forward, there were some complexities to it but I couldn’t help myself from rooting for them. I could really feel the inner turmoil of both of them when it came to what would happen if they crossed the line and it ruined their strong friendship forever.
I am really looking forward to reading more from this author again in the future. @katie View all my reviews
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Katie Matthewshttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngKatie Matthews2021-06-10 08:35:292021-06-10 08:58:38In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Katie Matthews
I definitely enjoyed the first book in this series. Ava Alise does a great job of making us fall in love with the main characters of this story. I was wondering “will they, won’t they?” on nearly every page. It’s got the “boy-next-door” vibes since Jordan and Xia grew up across the street from each other. Best friends in every sense of the phrase. Watching the one you love while they love someone else is difficult – and I think we have all been there. I caught myself not even bothering to stop reading until I had consumed the whole book. And now all I want is to read the next one because the ending to this one made me INSANELY curious about what could happen next! Don’t miss out, binge this book TODAY!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Tamisha Janayhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngTamisha Janay2021-06-08 11:44:442021-06-08 14:04:56In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Tamisha Janay
In His Kiss (The Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise
In His Kiss is an incredible angsty and steamy friends to lover’s romance read that I enjoyed from start to finish. It was dramatic, emotional, captivating and action packed. I loved how this author managed to connect me with the characters from the get go, they were really relatable so it made it easy to picture everything playing out in my mind.
I enjoyed how this story followed Xia and Jordan, along with the many secondary characters, there was truly never a dull moment. I look forward to reading more about this group of friends in the coming books of the series.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Kaitlynn Taylorhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngKaitlynn Taylor2021-06-07 09:50:222021-06-07 14:50:33In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Kaitlynn Taylor
In His Kiss is book one in the Unrequited series by Ava Alise. This author is new to me and I was really excited to find out what her style was. And this genre is one of my favourites, so sinking into this story was bliss. I love nothing more than to read a romance where the characters are best friends and discovering these feelings they have for each other. Then all the emotions that come with it. There is the realisation. The denial. The resistance. The struggling. The fighting. The acceptance. The contentment. The belonging. The happy ending. In His Kiss had all the elements of a fantastic romance. The attraction and connection that existed between the characters was decadent, and the evolution of their love story was captivating, stimulating and impressive. New authors bring new writing styles and stamp their own signature on the genre. And I cannot get enough. A brilliant and well presented story that has me craving more. 5 stars.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Tracy Wilkinhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngTracy Wilkin2021-06-07 04:30:092021-06-07 05:28:22In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Tracy Wilkin
Beautiful start to this series. I was captivated from the very beginning. I love a friends to lovers story. This was very heartfelt for me. I felt the emotions of the characters with every page. I appreciated the realness of the story, like I can see this happening in everyday life. I can’t wait to read the next installment of the series.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Jerricka Brownhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngJerricka Brown2021-06-06 17:30:282021-06-07 05:18:52In His Kiss by Ava Alise – Review by Jerricka Brown
In His Kiss by Ava Alise a fab four-star read. This is number one in the Unrequited series, and I am eager for more, this has everything it needs to be brilliant, angst, passion, drama, heart wringing emotions, friends to lovers. It just didn’t have characters I loved all the way through. There is lots going on with this story, and different story lines, but its easy to keep them clear as you read. Xia and Jordan will have your emotions running all over. Number two can’t come soon enough for me, as once I got to know everyone well, and started to really like them, I couldn’t wait for more.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Sara Oxtonhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngSara Oxton2021-06-05 09:21:062021-06-05 09:26:14In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Sara Oxton
Xia and Jordan are the best of friends and have been since their diaper days. Xia has been in love with Jordan for years, but he only sees her as his best friend…or so she thinks. After a night of drinking they cross the line from friendship to something more. Will they be able to remain friends or will their night together make things too awkward to remain friends? Will either of them be willing to admit that what they said while drunk was real? Read the story of Xia and Jordan to find out.
It was enjoyable as well as a quick and easy read. It helped me to pass the time on a quiet night during my NOC shift.
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In His Kiss is the first book by Ava Alise I have read. I enjoyed the complex relationship between Xia and Jordan. Having been friends from childhood, as college students they have fallen for each other but neither want to ruin the relationship they have by admitting their feelings. Deeper in this book it deals very sensitively with the subject of depression. This is a touch subject that we have a hard time dealing with even though mental health has become such a hot topic. She does a great job dealing not only with the people who have depression, but the surrounding characters and how they deal with the issue. I absolutely enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the next one in this series.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Angela Packardhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngAngela Packard2021-06-03 21:36:172021-06-04 07:08:50In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Angela Packard
In His Kiss (The Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise
4 of 5 Stars
Xia and Jordan have been friends since they were in diapers but somewhere along the way, each fell for the other. Because of fear, youth and bad timing, neither was ready to reveal their feelings until one night with a drink or two too many. Will it ruin the lifelong friendship?
Xia’s life is falling apart. Jordan was there, as always, to catch and support her. He is reeling from this latest discovery, as well, because their families have always been so close. Jordan knows that he has to keep it together to be there for Xia as she copes with this family disaster. Xia was there for him 2 years ago for his own family tragedy. She had always been there. Jordan knew there would never be a question if he would be there for her, he just hoped that it would be more than friends.
Ava Alise delicately wrings out the emotions of the reader. I became a part of the friend group with Roman, King, Cherry and Kenzie. I was a student in class with Professor Satchi. I hated Ben and supported Della. Ava Alise handles the mental health issues of her characters with respect, appreciation and love.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00M Policicchiohttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngM Policicchio2021-06-02 20:01:442021-06-03 09:27:07In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by MPolicicchio
In His Kiss is the first book in the Unrequited series by Ava Alise. This is a contemporary friends-to-lovers romance- with plenty of angst and drama to keep things interesting. We meet Jordan and Xia who have grown up together- with a close friendship that has spanned the years. What happens when a few too many drinks leads these long-time friends to cross the ‘friendship’ line- sharing a steamy night where secret longings are revealed. What comes with the cold light of day? Was it just an alcohol fuelled mistake? Is their friendship strong enough to survive? You know what you need to do if you want to find out. Happy reading!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Angela Hayeshttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngAngela Hayes2021-06-01 12:29:152021-06-02 08:55:22In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Angela Hayes
In His Kiss by Ava Alise is book one of The Unrequited Series. This is a best friend to lovers book.
Jordan and Xia have been friends forever it seems until one night things go beyond the line of friendship. Xia is thrilled because she finally got the courage to tell Jordan how she feels. That is until he claims what a mistake they made. Now they have to try to maneuver uncharted territory. Will they be able to navigate these new waters they find themselves in?
This book was a good read. There was just a bit of angst, some emotion and drama to tie it all together. Jordan and Xia were great characters and I enjoyed following their story! I can’t wait for book two!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Angelina Frazzinihttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngAngelina Frazzini2021-05-30 12:52:362021-05-30 18:37:49In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Angelina Frazzini
I have to say I love when I find a new author like Ava Alise and I am blown away by their writing. In His Kiss was more than I was expecting, these characters had me glued to the pages and holding my breath to see what was going to happen next.
Jordan and Xia have been best friends for years but one night something changed, was this change good or just a mistake? But if two people have been holding on to feelings for one another, is it a mistake?
Jordan and Xia were meant to be together, these two were in sync and you could tell there was love between them. I’m looking forward to getting to know their friends more in their books.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Jessica Leombrunohttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngJessica Leombruno2021-05-29 18:56:392021-05-29 21:09:57In His Kiss (Unrequited Series Book 1) by Ava Alise – Review by Jessica Leombruno
This is the second book in this series which is just as great as the first one. This series just keeps getting better and better. I highly suggest you read the first book as well as it is just as great. This is a well written story about Nya and King and the past they had and the future in front of them. They are relatable and made the story come to life. I enjoyed their growth and the chemistry they share. They made such great characters. Nya and King had a past but now as adults, Nya is faced with the lies she told and her new room mate who happens to be King. What will fate have in store for these two? I highly recommend reading this book to find out.
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Ava Alise writes contemporary romances filled with DIRTY words, SWEET happily-ever-afters and a bunch of FUN. Her girls are sweet and snarky and her guys are sexy alphas who fall hard and fight harder. She is married to the love of her life and has two children. She enjoys a good laugh and will talk to just about anybody.
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