It’s the 1991-92 school year. Kind, unassuming, academic princess Diana Prescott has just recently moved in next-door to the hottest, toughest, most intimidating guy at her new school, Rico Alvarez. They couldn’t seem to be more different, so when friendship unexpectedly blossoms between them it causes a multitude of unforeseen confusing drama. For the first time, Diana experiences bullying and sexual harassment — discovering her own personal boundaries the hard way. When it seems like things between her and Rico are ruined, a shocking incident involving Diana reunites them as friends and allies. But is that all they’ll ever be?
Kiss Kiss For Real is a sweet, slow burn, will-they-won’t-they, young adult romance in the “boy/girl next-door” trope that takes you through a roller coaster school year of cat fights, hot guys, chickening out, sneaking around, secret admirers, making friends and losing them while Diana tries to stay sane and look her cutest in the midst of it all.