The Kiss Thief
by LJ Shen
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1. What was your first impression of Francesca?  Cindi S

 

2: How did you feel about the arrangement for marriage? Is that something you could live with?   Brittany W

 

3. What is your opinion on Keaton disguising himself as Angelo at the party and kissing Francesca? Is attitude towards his girlfriend was very disrespectful. 
My opinion, he goes after what he wants and gets it no matter who gets hurt in the process.  Dee M

 

4.  What did you think of Francesca's parents? I hated how her dad wanted to save himself, with no thought of what this new husband would mean for Francesca. And I also felt sad because her mom had no say at all.  Lexxie L

 

5. What was your first impression of Wolfe?  Cindi S

 

6. While I didn’t like either of the main characters in this story, I did like several secondary characters. Let’s talk about Sterling... did you like her? How did you feel about her as a character? Did you have any idea that she was Wolfe’s mother?  Lori H C

 

7. While I liked how old world traditions were juxtaposed with modern day values, I had to remind myself more than once that this was a contemporary fiction. Did anyone else feel that way? Did you find that it made the story less believable? Why?  Lori H C  

 

8. What character traits did you like most about Wolfe? and least?  Lori H C

 

9. What character traits did you like most about Francesca? Least?  Lori H C

 

10. Let’s talk Angelo. While he and Francesca clearly had tenderness toward each other, Do you think he really was in love with Francesca or do you think marriage to her was what he knew to be expected for them.   Lori H C 

 

11. Francesca dressed as Nemesis for the ball. Why do you think she chose this Goddess and what did you think about the underlying meaning? Lori H C

 

12.  Let’s talk about the elephant in the room... the scene where Francesca lost her virginity. While I felt the scene was ugly, I had a hard time feeling empathic to her because she willingly and spitefully encouraged his cruelty to prove her honor, despite knowing there would forever be repercussions for both of them. What were your thoughts?  Lori H C

 

13. What were your thoughts on the tradition of the wooden box? Francesca believed her future was locked inside. Do you think once fate is already decided or do you believe we do you think she believed we decide our own fate?   Lori H C

 

14. As young girls, we all fanaticize about having babies and what we will name them. During their dance at the masquerade ball, Wolfe mockingly asked Francesca if she had picked out names for her future children with Angelo. In the end, she named her children with Wolfe the very names. What did you think about this?  Lori H C

 

15. Love triangles are not my favorite trope. That being said, I really didn’t feel that there was an actual love triangle to this story, and oddly, I think I was a bit disappointed or felt a bit cheated in that. What was most disappointing to you?   Lori H C

 

17. I loved the concept and description of this book but in the end was disappointed as I felt misled on so many angles. For me, the Mafia princess aspect was intriguing and would have preferred a better angle on that. If this wasn’t a 5* read for you, what could have made it better?  Lori H C

 

18. I found Wolfe’s success as a Senator to be a bit far fetched, primarily because of his coldness that was so palpable in his caricature but then, his close affiliation to the Rossi family through marriage. Why or what about him led him to or allowed him to this success?  Lori H C

 

19. At what point in the story do you think Wolfe’s feelings changed toward Francesca and why?  Lori H C

 

20.  One of my favorite things was Wolfe’s use of Nem. I love this nickname. What’s one of your favorite things in the book?  Nicole K

 

21. Were your surprised how quickly Francesca not only accepted her fate to marry Wolfe, but was able feel anything but hatred for him after being forced to marry him? What drew her to him and allowed her to love him?  Lori H C

 

22. This was my first book by this author. Have you read other works by L.J. Shen? If so, Do you have a favorite? Lori H C

 

23. In the end, did you think Francesca and Wolfe were in love and meant to be together? Cindi S

 

24. Who was your favorite character and why? Cindi S

 

25. Who was your least favorite character and why?   Cindi S

 

26. Overall rating?! What did you love? What did you hate?  Cindi S

REVIEWS

Elizabeth Klotz At first it was hard for me to get into but then i was hooked. i gave it 5 stars! Loved the character growth and progression of the story. I loved how all the loose ends got tied up.

Amanda Brooke I gave it 3 🌟 I liked it but I didn't love it. I felt like it was missing something but overall it kept my interest throughout the book.

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