The Kiss Test
By Shannon McKeldon
Margo Gentry’s life is perfect. She loves her job as a DJ for Manhattan’s only country music station, and she has a great boyfriend who accepts her need to avoid marriage and tolerates her Elvis obsession-even the velvet Elvis painting in their bedroom.
But then it all falls apart. The radio station changes formats and fires all the DJs. Margo’s boyfriend decides he wants kids and a house in the suburbs and kicks her to the curb. And to top it all off, her Mom is getting married-for the 11th time! -and expects Margo to be there as maid of honor.
With no job and no place to live, Margo has to bunk on the couch of her best friend, Chris, whose revolving bedroom door has played host to half the women in New York-at least, the ones who pass his “kiss test.” Worse, he’s insisting she attend her mother’s wedding, and he’s personally driving her cross-country to ensure she shows up.
Forget about surviving the road trip-can their friendship survive The Kiss Test?
This Blonde’s Review:
Margo and Chris have been friends forever. She has decided she will never get married, after seeing how many times her mother has been married. Chris is a playboy who gives the kiss test to almost every woman he meets.
When Margo’s boyfriend insists on marriage and she runs, she finds herself without a place to stay. To top things off, she loses her job thanks to the sale of the radio station she works at.
Margo decides that is the perfect time to go on an Elvis vacation. Until she goes to crash on Chris’s couch and finds herself falling down the stairs. She is unable to drive and finds herself in need of a driver. Chris agrees to drive for her if she also goes to her mother’s wedding. The wedding Margo was determined to avoid.
Their road trip was a disaster including Margo’s lack of equilibrium, mosquitoes, being trapped naked in a bathroom, drunken tattoos, an incident at Graceland…. It was not exactly the trip Margo had planned or Chris signed up for.
Until one night when Chris gives Margo his Kiss Test and it changes everything.
I loved Margo. She is a little too obsessed with Elvis, but she is sure of herself and won’t allow a guy’s opinion to influence her. I didn’t understand how Chris could do some of the things he did (see the night of being trapped naked in the bathroom).
If this book sounds interesting you should definitely read it. I really enjoyed it much more than I expected.