11 YA Books with Amazing Kiss Scenes

Here’s to all the fantastic kissing scenes in YA books! There’s nothing better than seeing two characters lock lips after you’ve been obsessing over them for an entire book.

We’ve created a list of YA books with fantastic kissing scenes that will make you swoon. Whether you like your kisses soft and sweet or sizzling and steamy, there is something here for you. So put on your lip gloss and get reading!

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The kissing scenes in this book are so amazing, Netflix made a movie about them! Okay, okay, the movie is about the whole book, not just the kisses. But you won’t be disappointed. The kisses in this story are hot and sweet at the same time. And the connection between Finch and Violet will have you laughing and crying at the same time.

Going the Distance (The Kissing Booth #2) by Beth Reekles

If you’ve read The Kissing Booth or watched the hit Netflix movie, you’ll know just how steamy Elle and Noah’s kisses can get! With a long-distance relationship, suspicious social media posts, and a cute new boy on the scene, you can count on some swoonworthy kisses in this sequel. Join Elle as she navigates her senior year and all the kisses that come with it!

Jackpot by Nic Stone

If you love stories about opposites attracting, you’ll adore this YA novel from the bestselling author of Dear Martin. Rico and Zan are different in many ways, but that’s what makes their chemistry so amazing. Even though they’re from opposite sides of the economic spectrum, they find companionship and encouragement in each other.

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

Hugo and Mae are an adorable couple. Even though they come from different continents, they feel an instant connection to each other. Plus, going on a train trip across the United States is super romantic and the perfect situation to fall in love. Their first kiss is everything you’d hope it would be—sweet, genuine, and breathtaking.

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

Nobody can write kisses quite like Sarah J. Maas. And a kiss between Catwoman and Batwing? It just doesn’t get better than that. The tension between these two enemies builds throughout the entire novel, so by the time they kiss, sparks practically fly off the page. If you want a kissing scene with loads of passion and mystery that will make your heart pound, you can’t go wrong with this one!

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Let’s hear it for the super-sexy scenes with no kissing! There aren’t many romantic kisses in this book, but the sizzling chemistry between Aurora and Kal has us shipping them hard. We’re counting down the days until the sequel, Aurora Burning, hits bookshelves (May 5!) so we can finally find out if these two will pucker up—and if it will be as life-changing as we’ve imagined.

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Feeling like a fish out of water at her new prep school, Jessie strikes up an online friendship with an anonymous person. As their friendship turns flirtatious, Jessie tries to uncover this mystery person’s identity. Let’s just say that sometimes, it pays to meet your secret admirer. The kissing scene in this book will have you grinning from ear to ear.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

When you’re allergic to the world, the possibility of romance is pretty much nonexistent. Desperate for freedom, Maddy throws caution to the wind and heads out on an adventure with the boy next door. When these two teens lock lips for the first time, it’s unforgettable. Once you’ve read the book, you can experience the kisses all over again when you watch the movie.

Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein

When June and Oliver’s moms arrange for them to carpool to school every day, the teens are skeptical. As they spend time together, they fight over everything from music to life’s big questions. But they can’t deny their growing friendship—and attraction. You won’t want to miss the moment when they kiss for the first time!

We Are the Perfect Girl by Ariel Kaplan

Aphra and Bethany are two best friends working together to catch the perfect guy. It seems like a good plan until they both fall in love with him. Jealousy, misunderstandings, and incredible kisses are bound to happen. This book is fun and sweet and will have you racing through the pages, looking for the kissing scenes.

19 Love Songs by David Levithan

Get ready for a feel-good book that will melt your heart. This collection of short stories from the author of Every Day and Two Boys Kissing will have you shipping all the couples. You’ll find stories featuring favorite characters, family, love, poetry, and kissing. It’s the perfect book to read this Valentine’s Day.

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