Book review – ‘400 First Kisses’ by EL Todd – Cypress tries to win back his wife

Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book arc
Series: book 1 of First series
Rating: 18+ sexual content, language
Genre: Contempory Romance
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Imagine living the same day over and over again. What if that day is not when you were at your best? That is the life that Cypress has to live. He has to live each day with trying to make his wife fall in love with him in hopes that one day she will remember him.

Man do I feel for Cypress. There are times when Bree straight up annoys me. But I know that the reason is because we know what happens behind the scenes and she doesn’t. But still I was like just give him a chance! Sometimes it’s too much because she does take petty to a whole new level. I do hope that in the next book she does open up her mind to the possibility of being with him.

The story did remind me of the movie The Vow. While there are similarities there are a lot of differences. What I loved about that story was represented in this one so for me it was a great romance story. We would all like to think that we have that kind of love in our life, but you won’t really know until you live it.

What I love most about this story is that it’s about the circle of friends, not just Bree and Cypress. It was a pleasant surprise because we basically have three romance stories in one. I am starting to get into the ‘secondary’ love story of Amelia and Ace and I am rooting that Ace can win her over.

The story ends on a small cliffhanger. It’s the type that makes you want to read the next book but not a big one that makes you curse out the author.

Rating: A

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Bestselling author, E. L. Todd, was raised in sunny California where she still lives today, claiming it’s the best place in the country. Easily hypothermic and hateful of the cold, she prefers to be warm all year round. She attended California State University, Stanislaus and received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, but still pursued her dream to be a writer. She’s written several novels and many series’, and her imagination can’t seem to stop. She tries to find the good in people and she exploits that in her writing, proving that people can make mistakes and rise above their past. Her hobbies include sunbathing, swimming, eating at Surf Taco in San Diego, reading, and learning everything she can about hippopotamuses’, her favorite creature. Her greatest dream is to make people forget about the harshness of reality and dive into a good story with lovable people. When fans tell her they love her work, it gives her the greatest sense of accomplishment.