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24 May 2016

Review: Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time-the kind Mercedes never had herself.

Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy - so far. Her mother isn't home nearly enough to know about Mercedes' extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won't even say the word "sex" until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn't bank on Angela's boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn - or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed.

When Mercedes' perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her own reputation -and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process.

Source: NetGalley Request

5 Words: Relationships, friends, sex, high-school, family.

I'm a bit torn about this one, there was a lot that I definitely did not like at all. But at the same time I found it difficult to put it down and it tackled some important and difficult issues. Then there were the times when it just plain sucked and made me so angry.

What I don't understand is why the police were at no point involved. Based on this book: America, your teachers suck. We had child abuse, exploitation, blackmail and underage sex tapes and it's implied that everyone knows, including the teachers. But not a single one called the police.

It made me so angry.

Anyway. The main character is a Poor Little Rich Girl and this immediately got my back up. But oh, she's so selfless sleeping with all of these virgins so that their girlfriend's have a nicer first time. Or so she kids herself, but it's pretty obvious right from the start that even she doesn't believe that crap.

And I'm not such a fan of PLRGs.

I couldn't really connect with her or her motives, although I did in part vaguely understand what she was doing and why. And it's not why she says.

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