Kiss & Make Up by Katie D. Anderson
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Perhaps other readers will enjoy this story of Emerson and her ability to read things (like thoughts and memories) when she kisses people - a trait that apparently she shares with her mother and aunt. Her mother was probably more adept, which drove her to suicide. Her aunt, Arch, can't read much but is gifted with being a major seller of Stellar Cosmetics (an Avon/Mary Kay mash-up). Hence the title.
We read about Emerson's struggles in school, her finding it easy to "study" by kissing boys expert in different subjects, and her affinity for make-up. It's at that point I gave up. This didn't read like a new book or idea, just an excuse to give a girl some interesting ability and then put it in a rather ordinary plot.
ARC provided by publisher.