I really enjoyed the series. They are light, quirky romances that are fun to read. This particular book however was not on par with the rest of the series. What really killed this book for me was the lack of romance. The rest of the books in this series are told from the perspective of both the heroine and the hero. You get to see how the attraction between the two characters develops into deeper feelings. They go through a little angst before they get together in the end, but you're rooting for them to work out their issues and stay together. The heroes and heroines all have personal/relationship issues that they work through in order to achieve their happy ending and you see them grow because of it. Not so with First Kiss.
The story is told entirely from Kiki's point of view. This, I think, was a big mistake. Not only did we get no sense of deeper feeling from Kiki, who was shallow to the point of causing me more than mild annoyance, but we get absolutely nothing from Fab. Sure, we heard about how hot Fab was, what a good bed buddy he was, and that he knew how to listen to a girl, but what else is there? We don't see anything real developing between them and the one, very short, moment of conflict between them is when Kiki tells Fab that he can't give her any kind of relationship. Then a scant few hours later Fab's declaring his love for her in front of others? And what deep thoughts does Kiki have upon overhearing this? What outfit she'll wear when they double date with the celebrity couple that Fab has declared his feeling to! It was kind of a let down for me to see that Kiki didn't really grow at all as a person during this book. Not that I expected her to do an about face, but if she'd become a bit less self-centered or just given some sense of having matured a little, I would have been happier. I enjoyed Danni, Tiffany Lynn, and Kirby way more than the lead characters, but I really just wanted to brain Suzi-Suzi.