by Cora Carmack
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks, Harper Collins
Challenges: Goodreads 2013 Challenge
Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible– a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if if that weren’t embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She’d left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.
Oh.my.god. What an emotional whirlwind this book is! I couldn’t put it down. You fall straight into the action with Bliss (a porn star name if I’ve ever heard one) determined to lose her virginity. Its a shock she still has it as a college senior, and her best friend Kelsey, who lost hers a long time ago, doesn’t see what the big deal is. So she takes Bliss clubbing to meet a guy. Little does she know what she is letting herself in for when she meets Garrick.
This is a guy to fantasise about. He is British (obviously an important thing to Americans!) and oh so sexy. The Christian Gray of the YA world! As well as steamy, this book also has some funny moments. My favourite quote is:
“Seriously? Is it because of Jesus? Are you, like, saving yourself for him?” Sex seemed simpler for Kelsey. She had the body of a Barbie and the sexually-charged brain of a teenage boy.
“No, Kelsey,” I said. “It would be a little difficult to save myself for someone who died over two thousand years ago.”
The only thing I didn’t like about this book was that it ended! Will cross my fingers there is a sequel. Also the language at the beginning was quite cringe worthy. Things like ‘hoo-hoo’. Does anyone really talk like that?! I also didn’t like the use of ‘hoe-bag’ and ‘sexual sword’. Surely, surely there are better words! If you can get past that, then this a great book.
For fans of steamy romances, this one is for you! Just make sure you set aside a day, because you won’t be able to put it down!
‘Awkward people need love, too’. (Taken from the ‘About an Author’ section)
NB- This was a proof copy so quotes are subject to change.