When I first started reading this, I though 'hmmm, just another silly romance novel.' It is, but it is so cute! 31 Kisses is written by Chautona Havig - the same author who also wrote Ready or Not. Had I noticed that, I would have been a lot more excited to read it!
Right around Christmas Chessie and Gumpy (grandpa) are at the grocery store. Grandpa finds a cute guy, Carson, to set Chessie up with, but never quite finds a way to do.
A few days later Carson happens to stop by Chessies house and inadvertantly knocks her Gumpy off a ladder! As with all great romance novels, they quickly become friends and start a new tradition with kisses - the chocolate kind. Gumpy is such a kid at heart, constantly evesdropping and pushing Carson and Chessie together. Chessie is a thoughtful granddaughter, always thinking about Gumpys salvation, not her own romance. In the end - at least one of them get their way.
I laughed so much with so many parts of this book. It also made me crave kisses :) I was a little sad to see that there is not a second book to continue the story, but then again, if there was, I would want to buy every one!