Four Best Friends …
Piper, Cassidy, Mei and Izzy are the misfits of Paris, Texas. For sixteen years, they’ve dreamed of escaping the stifling fishbowl of life in their small Texas town.
One Mean Girl …
When Piper is the victim of an embarrassing prank, she ends up kissing a pig in front of the entire town. And when the video footage goes viral, the girls decide there’s nowhere in America left to hide. They grab their passports and sign up for an international exchange program in search of life, love and internet redemption.
The International Kissing Club …
To make their time in France, Australia and China (or at home, in Izzy’s case) more interesting, the girls launch the IKC fan page where they record each kiss while abroad. Lucky for them, amazing guys abound at every turn.
Too Many Kisses to Count …
But sometimes fun, flirty vacation flings turn into more serious romances, and sometimes you don’t return the same person you were when you left. Will the girls’ relationships—and their friendships—be able to survive?
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“So, I’ve been thinking about the whole Facebook page. Do we have all the rules for the International Kissing Club laid out?”
“I’m pretty sure,” Cassidy said. “I mean, how hard is it? Kiss a boy, get a point.”
“Don’t forget the three points for a really good kiss,” Izzy added.
“Can I just say how much I absolutely love that?” Piper commented. “Three points for a transcendent kiss.”
Cassidy coughed. “Transcendent? I’m not expecting an out-of-body experience, Pipes. It’s just a kiss.”
“Just wait,” Izzy said. “When you get a really great kiss, you’ll thank us.”
“Absolutely!” Piper said. “I can’t wait!”
Mei scrolled through their page, until she found the rules, then asked, “Are there bonus points?”
“Bonus points?” Cassidy asked incredulously. “For what?”
“I don’t know. I just thought I’d ask.”
“Of course there are bonus points!” Piper nearly bounced out of her seat as an idea occurred to her. “You get five extra points if you kiss two different guys in the same week. Ten if you kiss three.”
“Three guys in a week?” Cassidy shook her head. “I thought you were trying to escape Germaine, not become her.”
“Oh, Please,” she said. “I think I have a little more class than that.”
“I don’t know,” Mei said. “You kiss that many guys, things are bound to get messy pretty fast.”
“Right,” agreed Izzy. “I think we should get bonus points for kissing the same guy twice, too. Or five times. Whatever.”
“Why would you want to waste your ten weeks abroad kissing the same guy when the world is filled with super-hotties?”
“Amazingly, Piper, there are many other things to do in Europe besides kiss hot guys,” Mei said with a shake of her head.
“I know that. It’s not like I’m planning on kissing 24/7. But what’s the point of getting stuck with the same guy for ten weeks? This is probably our only trip out of Paris before graduation and I don’t plan on wasting a second of it.”
“I think Piper’s right,” Cassidy said out of the blue.
“You do?” Izzy asked, incredulously.
“Absolutely. I definitely have no plans to get serious with a guy. Do you two?”
“What would be the point? We’re going to be there less than a semester,” said the eminently practical Mei.
Piper leaped on her friend’s words. “Exactly! That’s what I’m saying. We only get points for kisses from new guys.” She giggled. “I can’t wait.”
“I think I’ve figured out your going away present,” Cassidy smirked. “I’m getting you a giant box full of Chapsticks.”