Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist!
Published: 18th May, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Age: New Adult
From: YA Bound Book Tours
From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis, writing as Kay Marie, comes a new adult romantic comedy about a girl who’ll soon discover that some secrets can’t be kept forever, especially those of the heart.
My name is Skylar Quinn. I just moved to New York with my best friend Bridget, and I have a confession. Well, more than one. Okay, quite a few really. Fine, here goes!
Confession #1: I’m a sex columnist. Hold on, that’s not really the confession. You see, I’m sort of a virgin…sex columnist.
Confession #2: I’m kind of in love with Bridget’s older brother, Oliver. No, I was. No, I am. Wait, was? Am? Crap.
Confession #3: I’ve been avoiding Oliver for four years. Or I was until today, because he just moved in. Yes, you read that correctly. He’s my new roommate. So that night we’ve both been pretending never happened, well, we might not be able to keep it a secret any longer.
And trust me, this is only the beginning.
What I liked: This novel was actually a funny reads at times with some of the things that happened to Skye, although not all of them were. Some were just a small chuckle of amusement but there we a couple of longer chuckles thrown into the mix with this story from me as I read it. It does have a bit of a darker moment to it briefly, but its towards the end and it’s more of an emotionally dark place for Skye than anything. I actually loved the romance between Skye and Patrick, it was sweet and adorable and there were so many cute moments between the two. I also liked how there was that obvious shift in her style as the novel went on since she worked in the fashion department, but she never went that far out of her way to get glammed up without a reason. Even though we don’t see them much, I liked the addition of Skye’s mom and Bridget’s parents. They made for really nice side characters to the story and it was neat seeing how the characters took after a parent.
What I didn’t like: I can’t pick out anything specific I didn’t like about this story, other than the ending. I didn’t realize this was going to be a series up until the ending which kind of threw me for a loop. I was expecting this to be a standalone and have a sweet, nice read with these characters and then not have to wonder about sequels and what would happen next, and that just ended up not being the case. It has a cliffhanger of sorts and then a little about what the next book will be about, and I’m rather curious about what is going to happen next time.
Overall Review: This book was a fun and entertaining read that I really enjoyed. While watching Skye try and be the journalist she wanted to be (but couldn’t because of her lack of an actual dating life of any type besides eventually Patrick) I was pulled into her story about what it meant to be a girl her age (which admittedly, it’s not much older than myself!) and it made for a great read. The characters were fun, the plot was entertaining, and even though this story was kind of predictable at times, I really did enjoy it. Even the love triangle wasn’t the real main focus of the story, especially since Skye herself does her best to avoid her feelings for Ollie and never directly acts on them while she’s dating Patrick. I’m a little curious about if one of the other minor side characters will have a role in future books or not, but it truly doesn’t matter, he just sort of stuck with me through the book.
Recommend?: If you’re looking for a light, fun read and don’t mind (maybe) starting a new series of what looks to be fun and entertaining stories, I say give this one a shot because you just may love it!
My Rating: 3.8/5
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About the Author
I’ve always been a writer. I grew up duct taping my novels together, started writing complete manuscripts in high school and studied creative writing at Johns Hopkins University. Upon graduating, I decided it was finally time to actually give my dream career a chance. So, of course, I started writing a young adult paranormal romance series — and no, I’m not jumping on the bandwagon. I’ve been a true paranormal supporter for my entire life! I blame my obsession almost completely on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, my all-time favorite television show. And, before you ask: Yes, I own every season… even the post WB ones! I especially challenge anyone to watch the first three seasons and not fall in love with Angel, securing a lifelong love of vampires! Other culprits of my paranormal obsession are some of my favorite authors: JK Rowling, Raymond Feist, Meg Cabot, Richelle Mead, Lynne Ewing and Tamora Pierce.
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