Genres: New Adult, Romance
Published by HarperCollins on October 15, 2012
Source: Edelweiss, Publisher
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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 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.
I was going to have sex.
With a boy.
With a hot BRITISH boy.
Or maybe I was going to throw up.
What if I threw up on the hot British boy?
What if I threw up on the hot British boy DURING SEX?
Remember that feeling at the beginning of a relationship? When you have yet to sleep with each other, everything is still a mystery but you’re cuddled on the couch and hands go exploring, just for the sake of exploration? The curling feeling you get in the pit of your stomach as you transform from shy to bold? The thrill of discovery? This book made me feel that for the first time in years.
Bliss Edwards is still a virgin at 22. Her best friend, Kelsey, is absolutely shocked and appalled at this, and is determined to help Bliss lose her V-Card. So out they go that very night and when she finds a hot, blonde, English guy reading Shakespeare in the bar, she’s found her man. They end up at her place, naked… when she freaks out and leaves. The next morning when she gets to class for her last semester of college, the visiting professor (as you read in the description) is the aforementioned hot, blonde, English guy. Can we say “awkward”?
This book contains all the elements of good story telling. It has laughter and sympathy, fights, secrets and obstacles to overcome. Friendships tested, scenes to make you cringe and scenes to make your heart melt. And an English accent – even just imagining Garrick’s voice in my head makes me purr.
The only issue I had was with the cover of the book, wherein the guy leaning over the girl looks like he’s about 16 years old and, though I feel old saying that (even though I’m only 27), it makes me feel slightly dirty imagining him as Garrick. Other than that, this book is awesome. I would recommend it (and have recommended it) for many people. I didn’t want to put it down. I wanted to see what would happen next. After a bevy of erotic novels where the main characters have sex in the first 10 pages, this was a refreshing, and welcome change.
This book made me laugh out loud, feel deep sympathy for all the major characters and, at points, made my toes curl, even when they aren’t having sex. It will do the same for most readers – and be on the look-out for a cat named “Hamlet”.
Rating: 4.5 Flowers, Sensuality Rating: 3 Flames