The Kiss by M. Robinson Review


The Kiss : Friends to Lovers Romance (Playboy Pact) by [M. Robinson]

What happens when you make a pact with your boys to stay single and never fall in love?

Well, you get the Playboy Pact.

We were friends, she and I.
Best friends.
It was easy.
That was our dynamic.
We had a system.
An understanding.
An unspoken arrangement.

We were there for each other through thick and thin. We had an unbreakable bond. Nobody understood our friendship. Because a guy and a girl couldn’t just be best friends without emotions getting involved, right?

Without noticing, everything shifted, and I was experiencing all these new feelings…

She’s mine.


For the first time in my life, Mila wasn’t merely a girl I trusted and hung out with on a regular basis.

She had become…
…the woman I was in love with.


3 Stars

If you like:

  • New Adult Romance
  • Friends to Lovers
  • College Age MCs

Then this is the book for you!

This wasn’t really the book for me. Going into this book, I thought I loved friends to lovers stories because in the past I had read a couple of friends to lovers stories and enjoyed watching the dynamic of the relationships change.

Mila and Leo have been friends since they were babies and grew up as neighbors.

Mila’s only friend was basically Leo because they had such a tight friendship even though Leo had three guy friends making Mila one of the honorary guys. Mila and Leo were each other wingman helping them get hook-ups at bars or parties.

Neither of them really did relationships, and although Mila had a couple in the past they all broke her heart, and Leo would come to her rescue. And, despite everyone thinking that they were secretly hooking-up, they never did anything.

One of the saving graces of this book for me is that Mila got to go off for some time to work on her master’s degree in the Virgin Islands with one of Leo’s friend’s, Cain, because in the long run, if she had never left, it would have only hurt them. And, right before she left, Mila and Leo’s relationship gets heated and gets to a point where they’ve never been.

The only problem is that Leo lets Mila go without him telling her about the feelings that he started to have for her. As time goes on, feelings intensifies but all of the wrong things are said furthering the gap between them.

Mila starts to enjoy her freedom of studying and working, and her relationship starts to take off with Cain, but the only problem is that he isn’t Leo.

The whole problem I have with this book is the lack of communication between Leo and Mila because the book alternates POV. It’s obvious that there’s this shift in their relationship, but they’re so caught up in life and not wanting to ruin their friendship that they almost let everything from their relationship to even their friendship be ruined because neither of them are able to admit their feelings and take it in.

Overall, this is a quick and hot book. I read it in a couple of hours. I laughed and sighed pretty loudly and even had to put the book down because I was so exasperated by the whole situation.

Happy reading until next time,

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