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On the eve of Simon Strong's wedding day, a young woman, Flo, armed with a double barrelled shotgun, arrives at his front door. She is there to avenge the mistreatment of her best friend, Zara. Simon begs for mercy, claiming he has no knowledge of anyone called Zara. What has happened to Zara to create such an extreme reaction from her best friend?Kiss My Name follows theOn the eve of Simon Strong's wedding day, a young woman, Flo, armed with a double barrelled shotgun, arrives at his front door. She is there to avenge the mistreatment of her best friend, Zara. Simon begs for mercy, claiming he has no knowledge of anyone called Zara. What has happened to Zara to create such an extreme reaction from her best friend?Kiss My Name follows the lives of several characters from childhood in the 1980s to adult life in the twenty first century. As several of them gather in Blackpool, for a Stag Do and a Hen Do, mayhem ensues. Has Simon cheated on his wife to be and will he make it to the church at all?...

Title : kiss my name
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ISBN : 18272183
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 438 Pages
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kiss my name Reviews

  • Andrew Lennon
    2019-04-20 21:04

    Fantastic read. I really enjoyed the authors first book "forever is over" so I was always going to get this one when it came out. I have to admit that I was a bit weary when I saw some people had categorised it as a romance novel. AS that really isn't my cup of tea. I wouldn't call it romance though. Yes there is a romance involved but that is such a small part of the story. Just like forever is over. This book had me gripped straight away and I didn't want to put it down until I had finished. The unique way it's written makes you relate to characters a lot more than you usually would. Recommend to anyone who enjoys a good coming of age and who done it kind of novel. Five stars. Well worth the read.All reviews can be found at

  • Christina
    2019-04-30 20:03

    Last summer I read Calvin Wade's Forever is Over, and it was a book that had me preoccupied for weeks after I finished it. So far, Calvin's second book, Kiss My Name is no exception. He has a way of creating characters that are wonderfully flawed and unpredictable, and completely believable and relatable. Refreshingly, his characters have the ability to change over the course of the narrative. While some remain stubborn and, as a result, don't exhibit any discernible emotional growth, others actually change the way that they view the world -- even if that view has been held onto tightly for most of their lives. And he captivates his audience with humor and real down-to-earth issues. It is that potential for versatility, and the ability to relate to their problems, that makes Wade's characters fascinating and his stories interesting and entertaining.Wade employs a writing device in both of the books he's written in which he reveals a little piece of the end of the plot at the opening of the novel. The way that he does this has you preoccupied with the information that you've been given throughout the entirety of the story as you gather up pieces of the big picture, but not in a distracting way. He manages to present it so that it makes you motivated to understand how the event you've already witnessed has come about, and it is interesting to try to theorize about what is really happening in the "glimpse to the end" without having any of the surrounding contextual information.So far the setting of Calvin's novels has been the 80's to the present, and he does an amazing job of creating a sense of nostalgia for his readers, even his American readers, such as myself, who may or may not understand all of the references that show up in the narrative. However, despite that potential disconnect of culture, which is probably unavoidable, as you read you still have a great sense of the time frame and get that feeling of being transported to another time.I highly recommend reading this book as well as Forever is Over, as Calvin is an excellent storyteller and both of his books have been great. I'll be waiting for the next one!

  • Suzanne
    2019-05-13 02:04

    I read Calvin Wade's first book, Forever is Over, almost a year ago now and it's a book I still think about. So I was happy to see a 2nd book and couldn't wait to get started.There is definitely something unique about Calvin's books. The 80's references are great, a reminder of my old errant childhood! As with it's predecessor, this book follows the lives of a varied bunch of characters, starting in the present day and then leaving the story on something of a cliffhanger to go right back to the 80's where the story all began. I would say this story is more light hearted than Forever is Over, although it does have it's dark moments too, but also has a lot of laugh out load moments - I was asked why I was tittering more than once! Thanks Calvin for another great read and can't wait for the next!

  • Flo Grugel
    2019-04-26 20:16

    Loved it!I had forgotten how much I love Calvin Wade's style of writing since I had read Forever Is Over such a long time ago, I wasn't disappointed-I laughed out loud over Simon asking his Father-In-Law for permission to ask Nicky to marry him or should I say the other way around?'Fishy Finger' I haven't heard that term in years!...Simon was hilarious, Will was probably my favourite character his take on the 'Birds and Bees' hed me imagining my 9yr old son...The ending had me in stitches with 'Violet Beauregarde'Solid 5* Feel-Good book.Calvin Wade...I salute you!

  • Adele Shea
    2019-05-19 00:12

    BrilliantThe only thing I dislike about Calvin Wade's books is, they have to end. Yet another five stars for such a brilliant book. We need more!!!!

  • Gail
    2019-05-08 20:09

    I absolutely adored Forever is Over and it will always remain one of my all time unforgettable favourite books; I cried for days after I had finished it. I was therefore delighted to see that Calvin Wade had another book out and I started it with relish.I was again hooked from page one and I found I was completely immersed in this unputdownable brilliant story. This is again based in the North West of England and is a terrific and hugely entertaining read.The two main characters are the wonderful Simon Strong whose brother, Colin, drowned aged 10, and we have his life long infatuation, Nicky Moyes. The book is written from the perspectives of the main characters, as in Forever is Over, and I love this style of writing. There is the horrendous bully, Luke 'Boffin' Booth, who relentlessly bullies little Timmy Anderson as a child. You never quite know the route the story will take as it jumps from the 1980's to the present day and back. We have Zara and Flo in 2012 and I was intrigued to see where the connection to Simon was going to leadI loved the retro feel of this wonderful story with laugh out loud moments again. Calvin I adore your wonderful books which are both sad and hugely uplifting and I cannot wait for the next one.Wonderful and hugely recommended.

  • Danielle Reid
    2019-05-02 01:49

    What can I say about this book other than amazing! After reading and falling in love with Forever is Over I started filling this author on Twitter anticipating his next novel and boy did he not disappoint! Calvin Wade has a fantastic style of writing pulling you into the story right from the start. The story is read from all the characters points of view which keeps the story flowing so you literally don't want to put the book down. Yet another book from Mr Wade that has you on a roller coaster of emotions. I can't recommend this book enough, roll on the next one!

  • Jo
    2019-05-17 23:12

    This was a departure from the usual chick lit I read, and the first few pages I was not at all sure what I was reading it starts at the end and then goes back to the beginning and takes you on the journey of Simon, Nicky, Joey and their friendship!I quite enjoyed it and probably would pick up this author again - found it difficult at times to recall who each chapter was dealing with, what time frame it was and who was the first person talking! But it all came to make sense towards the end!

  • *Tabytha*
    2019-05-06 00:04

    You can read my full review on my WordPress Blog here on Tabytha's Universe...It's hard to categorise this book. It's a sort of a coming of age story with sub plots including a murder mystery, contemporary romance and a bit of social commentary.Our story takes place in the north west of England and follows a main group of characters from their childhood in the 1980's to today with other characters weaving their way through their lives.I loved this book. It's not a run of the mill contemporary romance, although that's the Amazon department that I found this in. It's funny, emotive and packed full of 80's references to keep us 40-somethings very, very happy.

  • Sam
    2019-04-24 21:11

    Another great book by Calvin Wade. It's like being back in the 80's, Calvin must have such vivid memories of the era to be able to bring it alive so well, you almost feel you are back there. You can smell the wham bars, hear Duran Duran and feel the batwing jumpers and big hair. All this mixed with a realistic love story that isn't soppy or forced. You feel part of the characters life, involved in the story and the tragedy. A feel good book, with a tinge of sadness and a dollop of nostalgia I will be recommending it as a must read. Well done Calvin I look forward to the next book.

  • Aisha
    2019-05-16 17:47

    2016 has been a great year for books and this one has got to be up there with my favourites! I'm not sure Kiss My Name falls into a mainstream genre. It has everything. Comedy, mystery, intrigue, love, relationships.. I loved it! I wish I could give it more than five stars. I laughed loads and cried too. Always a good sign when it comes to books! The characters felt so real, they could well be people you pass in the street. I had an 'aha!' Moment halfway through but nope I was wrong lol. I can't wait to read more books by Calvin Wade. This book would be perfect for fans of Nick Spalding.

  • Peter Wanless
    2019-04-29 19:08

    There is something addictive about Calvin Wade's books. I rattled through this one in no time - there's plenty of fun and a good story. It's like reading a soap opera - you want to know what happens next. There's a superficiality to the whole thing in that there is so much plot and so little depth to characters or situations but, you know what, maybe that's what makes his books such a compelling and pacy read. I hope there will be another one. Thanks Calvin.

  • Colette Cooper
    2019-04-20 00:55

    This is the first book since Calvin's debut book Forever Is Over that has kept me completely enthralled. They multiple character style works perfectly and you look forward to the point where they all come together. And what a climax!The book covers 3 decades following several characters who are all connected. At the core a heartbreaking story but told light heartedly. This book had me in tears and laughter throughout. Well done Calvin, I am forever a fan! A must-read for all 80's kids!

  • Joan
    2019-05-04 21:49

    dnf at 2% The formatting is off -Some paragraphs are indented and then others indicated by a line space which implies a change of pov or place or time. I have better things to do with my time than try to sort out what the formatting is doing in each paragraph. And the idea of anyone holding a double barrelled shotgun (loaded??) behind your back was .... to put it bluntly, ludicrous.

  • Kathy
    2019-04-19 19:04

    This is the second book by Calvin Wade that I have read and I enjoyed it very much. As others have noted, I often did have to back to check to see which year the action was happening in, but it didn't bother me. And I loved the ending. I'm looking g forward to his next book.

  • Heather
    2019-05-10 22:50

    My second Calvin Wade book, I really do enjoy his style of writing - an easy flowing book with sub plots and a real life feel to it. Excellent read, going to move onto one of his football based books next.

  • Jody Nicholson
    2019-05-11 22:56

    I enjoyed the start, the way it was set out, the movement through decades, but it's not 5 stars due to the rather abrupt ending.

  • michelle dickson
    2019-04-26 18:54

    BrilliantDon't be put off by the cover this was a fantastic well written book with great humour and serious point too

  • Linsey Crampton
    2019-05-19 22:56

    Fabulous!! Highly recommend this laugh out loud book, the only bad point is it ends far too soon for my liking. A great read from a great author

  • Lydia
    2019-05-03 01:48

    I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were lovable, and down to earth.I would really love to know what happened at the end to a guy who totally deserved it!!

  • Michelle Hammond
    2019-04-23 17:47

    Interesting. By the time I got near the end I was very puzzled trying to work out what one group of people had to do with the other. I'd totally forgotten how the book had begun. Then it became clear. Well woven & loved the 80's bits. Worth a read but not a fast paced one nor a struggle, somewhere in between.....

  • Julie
    2019-05-06 23:12

    Faith in reading on the kindle rekindled!!! Nice little plot. Begins with the 'hero' about to be shot.... then goes back in time to him and other key members of the story at school. The chapters then gradually lead back up to the present day. Very apt for a 40-something (as I am) as it's mainly set in the 80s!

  • Dayna R
    2019-04-24 22:14

    There are way too many POVs... I kept having to go back and check which person I was reading. Predictable.... And the ending was horrendous. The only reason why I finished it was because I refused to be a quitter....

  • Stephanie Hughes
    2019-04-22 00:52

    I would have given this 4 stars if this hadn't wrapped up in one page. Loved the story, read it whenever I had a spare moment then it finished like a quick snap of the fingers. A shame.

  • Anne Wilson
    2019-04-24 01:02

    What a waste of time this book was I should have put it down not long after I started but I've always got to finish a book in case it gets better but it didn't :-(