Series Review: Is this series worth your time? Does it get better as the novels progress? Or does it get worse? Find out below:
Synopsis for 3:AM Kisses (from Goodreads):
Baya Brighton is looking forward to her first year at Whitney Briggs University, new friends, dorm life, and finally being close to her brother again. Love is the last thing on the list, but when Baya meets her brother’s roommate she begins to have thoughts and feelings that make even her blush.
Bryson Edwards has a secret he prefers buried in the past and long forgotten. He prefers loose girls, fast cars, and long nights working at the string of bars his family owns. When his roommate’s sister shows up on the scene, she’s far too innocent and sweet for him but he can’t shake Baya out of his mind and worse, it looks like she’s seeping into his heart as well.
Baya seems determined to show her brother she’s not a little kid and equally determined to use Bryson’s body to prove her point. It’s been made pretty clear that Baya is off limits to Bryson but their undeniable sparks explode into a whole lot more than just a few 3:AM KISSES.
Series: 3:AM Kisses
Author: Addison Moore
# of Books: 18 (Full List & Reading Order Here)
Book Order: Connected but Chronological
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Drama
Heat Rating: Toasty
Point of View: First Person, Alternating
Publication Dates: September 2013 – February 2019
Source & Format: Own–eBook
Disclaimer: I only read the first 3 books of the series and have opted not to pick up the sequels. Find out why below…
Why I Picked it Up / My Expectations:
Addison Moore’s Somebody to Love was probably one of the first New Adult novels I read when I started delving into the genre. I enjoyed it enough to keep my eye out for other novels by her and her works are regularly making appearances on my “discount eBook” subscriptions. I probably picked up most of this series for under $10, getting many of these books when they were either listed as free or on sale for $1.
The plot reminded me of a soap opera and not necessarily in a bad way. Most of the time, the focus is on the romance and building up to the steamy moments. But when these characters aren’t kissing or in the sheets, they are dealing with some pretty dramatic, cliche situations. Those situations range from annoyingly sexual roommates to disapproving parents: basically everything that becomes a plot line in a soap opera at one time or another.
If you read a lot of darker, tragedy filled NA, this is a refreshing, lighter series to read when you need a break but otherwise, it isn’t anything mind-blowing. It’s simply entertaining stories with interesting characters.
Baya, the female lead in the first novel, was hard to read about at times. She is bluntly immature with some of her statements, making some of her narration equally funny and cringe-worthy. I was really worried going into the sequel novels that all the female leads would have this same basis but that really isn’t the case. Addison Moore is able to create unique and individual characters throughout the series and I really appreciated that.
And it was the secondary characters in 3:AM Kisses (#1) that propelled me to read the sequels (ie their subsequent stories). I didn’t really care for Baya and Bryson but I did get intrigued by the people they surround themselves with. Getting little tastes of everyone’s individual character and circumstances made me want to read the next story in the series.
The romance in 3:AM Kisses (#1) is basically insta-love at its finest: something I really don’t enjoy. And so that made it really hard for me to like Baya and Bryson. They had great chemistry but I really couldn’t see why they liked each other besides their physical lust.
However, all these stories had great character chemistry. They just don’t have the super deep romances I tend to enjoy more in my NA novels.
Why I Won’t be Continuing With the Series:
For one thing, there are just wayyyy too many to keep up with. But I also found I’m just not interested in these lighter stories anymore.
Series Rating: DNF
3AM Kisses 2.5/5 | Winter Kisses 3/5 | Sugar Kisses 3/5
If you want quick, drama filled romances with plenty of steam that aren’t overly complex, check some of these out!
Read if You Like: quick romance reads
Avoid if You: dislike insta-love, dislike soap opera-esque stories
- Real by Katy Evans (Real Series #1)
- Keep Her by Faith Andrews (Grayson Siblings Series #2)
- Price of a Kiss by Linda Kage (Forbidden Men Series #1)