I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuistonI Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
Published by St. Martin's Press on May 3, 2022
Genres: Romance
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
Also by this author: Red, White & Royal Blue, One Last Stop

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About I Kissed Shara Wheeler

Two high school seniors couldn’t be more different or more competitive with each other. Chloe is a Californian transplant to False Beach, AL. She’s out as bi, child of two moms, not Christian, and unwilling to be anyone other than her prickly, driven self, determined to be class valedictorian.

Her only competitor is Shara Wheeler, daughter of their Christian school’s principal and pastor. Girl next door beautiful, dating the school’s star quarterback, do-gooder and seemingly perfect embodiment of her town’s ideals.

Shara disappears during Prom. And Chloe is determined to find out why. What she does instead is discover that Shara’s left clues for herself, Smith – the quarterback boyfriend, and Rory, Smith’s former BF and Shara’s neighbor who’s crushed on her for years.

Through untangling the clues and their feelings about Shara and each other, lots of revelations and realizations happen.

My thoughts about I Kissed Shara Wheeler

Warmth, kindness, all the types of love with a generous helping of sparkling wit and snark twine throughout this book like Casey McQuiston’s other books, Red, White & Royal Blue and One Last Stop.

?All the witty banter you could want

?Theatre kid shoutouts


?Nonbinary rep

?Opposites attract

?Enemies to lovers

?First kiss

?Small town politics

?Cranky elder statescat

?Trail of clues

?Climbing into bedroom windows

?Finding your tribe


?Lots of feels


?Self discovery


In closing

Casey McQuiston is an amazing writer and definitely automatically on my Must Read list.

Thank you St. Martin’s Press for the ARC.

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About Casey McQuiston

Casey lives at the intersection of fun, escapist romantic adventure and smart-mouthed characters with bad manners and big hearts. She was born and raised in the Deep South, which taught her how to love a good story and a great biscuit, and now she lives and works in New York City with my dog, Pepper. She’s represented by Sara Megibow at KT Literary.

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