23 September 2013
Review: Popping the Cherry
Popping the Cherry by Aurelia B. Rowl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a great read.
It's one of those books I'll turn to when I need cheering up but want something with a little substance - a happily-ever-after that isn't plain sailing.
Popping the Cherry is fun and flirty but also has serious moments. And it has a message which I wholeheartedly agree with - it doesn't matter what everyone around you is doing, be yourself or you'll get hurt.
The characters are pretty much your typical young adults - in college, wanting to grow up so fast but still not quite ready to be an adult yet. I love that awkward stage. I liked Lena, but her best friend Gemma turned into a bit of a bitch.
The plot wasn't unexpected, in fact I pretty much knew what was going to happen. But when I pick up a book like this that's what I want.
I have to admit, the "I'm not strong enough to control myself around you" bit angered the feminist part of me, it's a pretty bullshit excuse from any guy.
For me, this book sits between YA and NA. I was reminded of Sarra Manning who is pretty much my go-to for writing like this.
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