Kissing Frogs

All high school senior Jess wanted was to stretch out on the beach with her adorable boyfriend Miles and her “it girl” friends for spring break. But a failing grade in biology has turned her dream into a nightmare. Shipped off on a conservation trip to Panama with the geek squad to save a bunch of slimy frogs isn’t her idea of traveling for pleasure. She thought she’d left behind stuff like this after painstakingly climbing the social ladder.  It certainly doesn’t help that Travis—the one guy who knows her as “Messy Jesse”—is an infuriating reminder of who she used to be; shy, uncertain, and dateless.

Thing is, Travis isn’t exactly the jerk she thought he was, especially when he finds her lost ring. Scratch that. He’s still a jerk. In exchange for the ring back, he wants three dates. The more time they spend together the more Jess realizes what she’s been missing while running with the popular crowd. With Miles unreachable, Jess finds herself torn between the sexy affections of local boy Enrique, the kind of guy she’d kill to date, and sweet Travis. But when their third date turns fatal, Jess may lose Travis for good.

Kissing Frogs is a contemporary retelling of the  The Frog Prince. A modern fairytale in the vein of Anna and the French Kiss, with a light, sweet romance sure to curl toes. Torn between the social hierarchy and what feels right, will Jess ever find her prince?

  • Type: Fiction, Kids
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • Number of Pages: 229
  • Publisher: Swoon Romance
  • Rights Sold:
    • Swoon Romance (US)
    • Fierce Ink Press (Canada)

What people are saying:

The environmentalist storyline runs throughout the novel, and the beautiful location is described in such vivid detail that it feels like another character in the story. But what’s most entertaining is how Sevigny balances an eco-conscious story about saving amphibians with a reminder that, sometimes, you have to kiss a lot of “frogs” before finding your prince…These are the kind of teen characters you want to root for and can identify with; they’re not heroes like The Hunger Games’ Katniss or wise beyond their years like Hazel Grace in The Fault in Our Stars. Their ordinariness is refreshing in a genre that is often fighting to make characters unnecessarily extraordinary.”

  • — Quill and Quire

If you like coming-of-age stories or have a kid in your life who is trying to find their place in the shark tank – I suggest you grab a copy of Kissing Frogs – you will not be disappointed.

  • — Angela Misri, author of the Portia Adams Adventure series

I’m certain that Kissing Frogs will awaken an environmental streak in tweens and teens

  • — YA Book Shelf

…a SUPER cute contemporary romance about finding yourself, with a twist!

  • — A Thousand Words A Million Books

Written By:

Alisha Sevigny

Author. Environmentalist. Hopeless romantic.

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