Five Times My Best Friend Kissed Me is the story of two young men told over a span of years that covers their lives from childhood to adulthood. Evan has loved Scott since they were boys. Unfortunately Scott is not open with his sexuality and he hurts Evan more times than Evan can count.
This story covers the time period from when the boys are in second grade to their present adulthood. It is told in a non-linear present to past style. It jumps all over and I found myself struggling to keep up. I spent the first half of the book feeling like I did not know what was going on. More importantly it kept me from ever becoming invested or attached to this couple. By the time they work things out and get to their happily ever after I did not care anymore.
I think this book will be a love or hate kind of thing. If the storytelling style doesn't bother you then you will probably enjoy it. If not then it will probably be a problem for you like it was for me.
When you realize you want to marry your best friend at age six, life should follow a pretty predictable path, right? Maybe not.
As a kid, Evan King thought Scott Sparrow was the most amazing person he d ever met. At seventeen, his crush runs a little deeper, and nothing seems simple anymore. Scott is more interested in football and girls than playing superheroes, and Evan s attention is focused on getting into art school. A late-night drunken kiss is something to be forgotten, not obsessed over for the next ten years.
When life suddenly brings them back together, it doesn t take much for the flame Evan carried for Scott nearly all his life to come roaring back, and Evan discovers that life sometimes has a strange way of coming full circle. "