★ SYNOPSIS ★
Jennifer Nolan has been unlucky when it comes to love; even more unfortunate when it comes to sex. In fact, the twenty year-old college junior is about to enter her senior year still carrying her v-card. All she wants is to be with that special someone without it resulting in a trip to the emergency room, runaway office supplies, or being scarred for life by someone’s weird fetishes. With several botched attempts under her belt, she begins to fear she’ll end up a lonely spinster or a crazy cat lady.
With only 60 days until her 21st birthday, Jennifer is determined to lose her virginity once and for all. Little does she know that her mission will lead her down a path toward love. She never expects that her mission will lead her to a discovery of what true womanhood is, and where true and lasting love begins.
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As I’m sitting down to write this review, I’m wondering where in the heck to start. I actually went into this book not expecting much and was blown away by it. 😀 This book will keep you on your toes. So saying that, let me now start off as I typically would. Heh. V-Card is this first book in the Sharing Spaces series by Alicia Michaels. I have never read a book by her before and I was pleasantly surprised. I will be reading the rest of this series!
When I first started reading this book, I was sort of annoyed. Here was this chick (Jenn), going on and on about her virginity and how she wants to get rid of it. Then you start finding out about the things she’s gone though… I’ll say it straight up, I think I’d have had a complex too if I went through what she did!! Do I agree with how she goes about this, no, but does it make for an entertaining and enlightening read to see what happens to her and how she changes even her own point-of-views on things through the book? Yes.
This isn’t just a love story, or a path Jenn sets herself on. This book is more than that and I enjoyed that part of it more than the rest. As for Jenn herself, she just feels lacking due to not having experiences. This too changes over the course of the book. The character is engaging however and can make you feel more than one emotion. Amusement, annoyance, heart break, angst, sympathy… just to name a few.
You might be wondering if we have a hero. Well, we do! The thing is, I don’t want to spoil anything by telling you about that bit. That actually makes this review a bit challenging to write. I was -shocked- at a few points through this book and wide-eyed as well because I wasn’t expecting what happened. This is coming from a person who typically has book and movie plots both figured out in the first thirty minutes. Well, I wasn’t expecting this one.
For those wondering if she goes out and hurls herself at every man she sees, Jenn doesn’t do that. She’s very safe about it, in fact. She may want to lose her virginity but she’s at least sensible. She doesn’t put herself in situations that are going to lead to her own self harm.
Would I recommend this book to people? Oh yeah, I would. I loved the writing. My one thing would be that if you’re not a fan of first person POV books, then you might not enjoy it as much, however definitely worth it if you want to give it a shot. I’m not a huge fan of first person POV myself and I -loved- it.