My thoughts and opinions on… New Year’s Kiss


I read the book named, “New Year’s Kiss,” just in time to ring in the year 2022. The woman named Lee Matthews is the author of this book.

“New Year’s Kiss” is about a girl named Tess Sachs. Tess plans to stay at her family’s ski lodge named Evergreen Ski Lodge for a week right before New Year’s Eve. Tess is staying at the ski lodge with her sister, Lauren. Her grandmother, Loretta, is there to watch the two girls while they are on vacation.

Tess is a Type-A personality. But she decides to let her hair down when she meets a new boy who sits by the roaring fireplace at the ski lodge. The boy is named Christopher Callahan. He broke his leg while skiing and will most likely remain on the couch for the rest of his stay.

Christopher inspires Tess to do something unlike anything she has done before. He suggests that she writes a “bucket list” of things to do before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. A “bucket list” is a list of things that a person should do before he-or-she “kicks-the-bucket.” In this case, it is a list of things to do before New Year’s Eve.

Tess writes ten things on her “bucket list.” Christopher helps Tess to finish the list. But Christopher is not the only guy to notice Tess. The changes that Tess goes through because of the list gets a new guy to notice her. The guy is named Damon. He likes Tess, too. This begins a separation between Tess and Christopher.

But the question is… can Tess finish her “bucket list” without Christopher before New Year’s Eve?

I really liked this book a lot. The book was about a girl who decides to be brave. Tess wants to do ten things she has never done before on New Year’s Eve because she wants to grow. And, luckily, Christopher is there to help her.

Another great thing about “New Year’s Kiss” is the relationship in the book between Tess and her sister. Her sister is named Lauren Sachs. Tess and Lauren have a testy relationship in the beginning of the story. But Tess and Lauren’s relationship de-frosts as the story continues. By the end of the book Tess and Lauren are closer and happier together.

One thing that I did not like about this book was the fact that the author, Lee Matthews, did not write more about the woman named Loretta. Loretta is Tess and Lauren’s grandmother. I would have liked to know more about her. I think “New Year’s Kiss” would be better if the author developed the character more than she did in the book.

In my opinion, this book gets a 4-star rating. You should pick-it-up and give it a chance. Maybe you can finish the book named “New Year’s Kiss” on your own bucket list before the next New Year’s Eve.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

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