by Alicia Michaels
Author: Alicia Michaels
Publisher: Marion Press
Book: #1 of Sharing Spaces
Genre: New Adult Romance, Contemporary, College
Found: Free-on-the-Kindle from Amazon
Rating: 3 Voodoos
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.
This book was so cute! I was pleasantly surprised by this amazon freebie because it was well written, fun and more importantly, had great characters that were engaging!
Jennifer is about to turn 21 and is determined to lose her virginity. All she needs to do is find a man she likes, overcome her fears and lose her v-card in 60 days… easy right…? Everything starts to fall into place when she goes to a party with her friend Christian and meets the sexy and gorgeous, Dain who actually likes her back! But the path to love never runs smoothly and Jennifer is in for an emotional rollercoaster!
I loved the storyline. When you’re young, being the last to lose your virginity, does become a big thing. I don’t know why, but it does. I was a bit sad that Jennifer seemed so flippant about it at the beginning but I was pleased that she didn’t just jump into bed with the guy on the first date. As much as losing your V-card might seem important, respecting yourself and finding the right person is way more important. I felt Jennifer grew up a lot during the story as she realised this. I loved the love-triangle in this. It was kind of predictable but it really worked because it felt real and when Jennifer was in emotional turmoil, so was I!
My only issue with the whole story was Jennifer’s judgemental edge. I don’t really understand how you can want to lose your virginity with ‘anyone’ and then stand there and slut shame someone else. Not only did she judge her friends Christian and Luke because of their ‘man-whore’ ability to sleep with nearly every girl on campus, but she constantly commented on Kara without really knowing her or understanding the situation. It meant a lot to me that Kara and Jennifer eventually had a heart-to-heart which meant Jennifer finally saw Kara as a human-being but it didn’t help easy the pity-feeling I had for Kara, actually if anything it made it worse. I hope Kara finds true love in the future. She deserves it.
Overall, this is a short story that I think many romance readers will enjoy. It has the right balance of drama and romance without over playing either. I think it’s still free on Amazon so if you get the chance go and download it!