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It Felt Like a Kiss [Paperback]

Sarra Manning
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30 Jan 2014

Ellie Cohen is living her dream. A great job at an exclusive Mayfair art gallery, loyal mates, loving family, and really, really good hair. Well, there's the famous rock-star father who refuses to acknowledge her and a succession of 'challenging' boyfriends, but nobody's perfect.

But when a vengeful ex sells Ellie out to the press, she suddenly finds herself fighting to keep her job, her reputation and her sanity. Then David Gold - handsome, charming but ruthlessly ambitious - is sent in to manage the media crisis . . . and Ellie.

David thinks she's a gold-digger and Ellie thinks he's a shark in a Savile Row suit, so it's just as well that falling in love is the last thing on their minds . . .


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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi (30 Jan 2014)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0552163279
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552163279
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sarra Manning is an author and journalist. She started her writing career on Melody Maker, than spent five years on legendary UK teen mag, J17, first as a writer, then as Entertainment Editor. Subsequently she edited teen fashion bible Ellegirl UK and the BBC's What To Wear magazine.

Sarra has written for ELLE, Grazia, Red, InStyle, The Guardian, Sunday Times Style, The Mail On Sunday's You, Harper's Bazaar, Stylisr, Time Out and The Sunday Telegraph's Stella. Her best-selling YA novels, which include Guitar Girl, Let's Get Lost, Pretty Things, The Diary Of A Crush trilogy and Nobody's Girl have been translated into numerous languages. Her latest YA novel, Adorkable, was published by Atom.

She has also written three grown-up novels; Unsticky, You Don't Have To Say You Love Me and Nine Uses For An Ex-Boyfriend. Her next book, It Felt Like A Kiss, will be out in May 2013.

Sarra lives in North London with her Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Miss Betsy, and prides herself on her unique ability to accessorise.

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"Sarra Manning pulls you straight in with another fantastically addictive, beautifully written read." (Paige Toon, author of One Perfect Summer)

"Bright, funny, romantic - a total joy to read!" (Mhairi McFarlane, author of You Had Me At Hello)

"A sexy, modern read" (Glamour)

"A deliciously addictive tale of romance and reinvention" (Marie Claire)

"We were superglued to the pages of this book, and you'll be hooked too" (Heat)

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A touching and funny love story for every girl who's tried to right Mr Wrong.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Thank you to Madeline and Sarra for sending me a copy of this.

Before I talk about the story itself, how awesome is the cover? It's beautiful and girly and romantic, and everything that awesome, rocking chick-lit is about.

The story is about Ellie. She's a normal girl, working her way up her career ladder, socialising with her friends and family and generally being a 20-something in London. Apart from the fact that her father happens to be Billy Kay. Billy Kay, super famous rock God, also known as elusive father & non-existent presence in Ellie's life. But that's been ok, she hasn't missed out. It's all good, until her douche bag ex-boyfriend tells all about Ellie's secrets and she finds herself thrust into the limelight, fighting to keep her reputation intact.

I liked Ellie straight away. I liked that I could see glimpses of Sarra's personality poured into her and I think what I really liked the most was just how normal she was. It's always endearing to read about a character that you can relate to, so to have that with Ellie on so many levels was great. Her story seems simple but is really a web of lies spun by her father's circus of employees. The twists in the story keep you guessing and you never really know who to trust, besides Ellie.

Ellie finds herself getting close to David Gold, her father's lawyer. From the start there was something about David. We meet him at first, not in his lawyer capacity, but as an easy going festival goer and you kind see that he could be a guy you could fall in love with. Once he turns his office game face on, David's character is entirely different. It draws you to him, but he is still one of the ones that you're not sure if you can trust or not.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic, enjoyable and entertaining 30 Jan 2014
By Megan ReadingInTheSunshine TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
I am already a huge fan of Sarra Manning and so I was thrilled to learn that she was releasing It Felt Like A Kiss! The cover is beautiful – I love the colours, the cover alone makes me swoon and I was so excited to start!

Ellie Cohen is someone who seems to have everything in life. She has a great job at an exclusive Mayfair art gallery, she has her friends, and a family who love her. Well, most things are perfect, there is the situation of her famous rock-star father who refuses to acknowledge her, and who Ellie has kept secret, and her bad luck with boyfriends. But when her ex sells a story about her to the press, Ellie suddenly finds herself surrounded by the media and everything about her is scrutinized, leaving Ellie fighting to keep her job and her reputation. Then the handsome and charming David Gold is sent in to manage things….

I LOVED It Felt Like A Kiss! I was drawn in straight away and it was one of those stories that I had to read in one sitting, I just didn’t want to be parted from it.

The novel switches between Ellie in the present day, and Ellie’s mum Ari’s relationship with rockstar Billy Kay. I really enjoyed this as it was fascinating to read about the different stories and I was equally interested in everything that was happening.

I liked that there were many things going on in the novel – Ellie’s mum and dad’s story, Ellie having to deal with the media, as well as the interactions between Ellie and David. I loved Ellie’s journey with David, them getting to know each other was so addictive to read and I really looked forward to their scenes together.

Ellie is a fantastic character, I liked her straight away and when reading about her you can’t help but desperately want everything to go right for her.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and romantic 12 Feb 2014
By Zarina @ Page to Stage reviews TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
I was so pleased when a copy of It Felt Like a Kiss made its way onto my desk as not only does it have one of the most stunning and inviting covers I've seen for a while (there may have been some stroking of the book when I first held it), but I've also really enjoyed the young adult novels by the same author I've read and so I had high hopes for this one.

I thought main protagonist Ellie was a great character. She seemed slightly dull in the beginning but when forced into awkward and sometimes humiliating situations, the very best version of her bubbled up and she evolved into a very likeable character; one that I was rooting for while reading the novel. And David, oh David. Charming and sweet beneath his stern lawyer exterior, it was easy to fall in love with him - even if he did play for the wrong team and was partly to blame for some of the tribulations Ellie had to deal with. The one thing a good romantic novel needs is a handsome and eligible bachelor, and he is definitely swoon-worthy.

Although I enjoyed the characters within the novel and went through the pages fairly quickly because it was such an easy read, I also thought that it was somewhat predictable and quite forgettable in the end. Because I've read some of author Sarra Manning's young adult novels I can compare the two and I feel that the stories she writes for a younger audience are more quirky and memorable than this one. Having said that, It Felt Like a Kiss is a suitably sweet addition to its genre; funny and romantic it is a lovely escapism read for a rainy Sunday afternoon.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I loved Sarra Manning's witty writing
I loved Sarra Manning's witty writing here - she's spot on with her humour and observation, and her supporting cast are fab and satisfyingly quirky and funny. Read more
Published 7 days ago by AmandineF
5.0 out of 5 stars i love It
It si amazing !love it can't stop. Reading .....
Made me laugh and dream I wish to read again fabulous
Published 22 days ago by vanna
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
Another cracker. I'm a big fan of Sarra Manning's writing and have read a few of hers now - her style is much more intelligent chick lit than so many of the others out there. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Crafty Mamma
4.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down once it got started!
It takes a few pages or chapters to get into this book and work out what's going on because of the changes between the past and the present. Read more
Published 1 month ago by karlina
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
The worst Sarra Manning book i have read.
Published 1 month ago by Marilynfan
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I was really looking forward to reading this when I saw it on the shelf as I have loved the author's previous books and have been waiting for her to bring out another one but this... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite book!💕
This book is by far my favorite book yet!
All my other reads have a lot to live up to!
I found this book very addictive, which is good because I get bored easily. Read more
Published 2 months ago by katie
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful rom-com
I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic romp. Sarra Manning writes really great characters - not perfect, but not too flawed either. Read more
Published 2 months ago by FCS
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
Not at one point did I get bored throughout this book. I found it recommended when I went on paige toons Johnny be good and I may have found one of my favourite author. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Hollie Badcock
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the publishers via Net Galley, in exchange for an honest review.

Ellie Cohen is a nice girl. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Janet Emson
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