Date published: April 2nd, 2015
Publisher: Hot-Lanta Publishing, LLC
Synopsis: **WARNING: THE VIRGIN ROMANCE NOVELIST IS A STANDALONE ROMANTIC COMEDY THAT WILL CAUSE YOU TO LAUGH LIKE A HYENA IN PUBLIC. READ IN THE CONFINES OF YOUR OWN HOME. IF YOU ARE ADDICTED TO CLIFFHANGERS, GETTING YOUR HEART RIPPED OUT OF YOUR CHEST AND FEELING LIKE A BULLDOZER JUST PLOWED THROUGH YOUR STOMACH, THEN THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR YOU. IF YOU LIKE PEEING YOUR PANTS AND CRYING FROM LAUGHING SO HARD, THEN PLEASE CONTINUE READING.***
Her bosom heaved at an alarming rate as his rough hand found its way down to her soft, yet wiry briar patch...
Can you say briar patch in a romance novel? What about meat sword? That’s what it is…a meat sword, right, all meaty and sword like, slaying through the inner dungeons of a woman’s dark desires. What about breasts? Do bosoms really heave?
God, I have no idea what happens when private parts touch.
I’m a virgin trying to write a romance novel and can’t seem to write past a sex scene thanks to my lack of experience.
My two best friends encourage me to drop the pen for a while and gain some real life practice through multiple dating facets such as blind dates, online profiles, and random hookups.
But losing my virginity is proving to be tougher than expected…
What I Thought:
I haven't read a romantic comedy like this in years! Honestly, it was more comedy than romance, but I was happy when I finished the book. Oh Rosie! This woman has the worst luck after she decides it's time to lose her virginity, and I do mean the worst! I loved hearing about all of her failed escapades though. Each one was funnier than the last and just when I thought something outrageous couldn't happen, it did. The lessons she learned from her travails were so worth it!
It really helped that I connected with Rosie. I felt her embarrassment and shame, as much as I felt her wonder and confusion. Rosie (literally) attacked everything she could do to help her overcome that block she had while writing sex scenes for her romance novel. Rosie didn't go into this endeavor blind, she had help from her friends Delaney, Derk, and Henry. Of course it seems like sometimes their advice was great and sometimes it stunk. However the way they were willing to help her and watch out for her was a test to their friendship.
This story is addictive. I was told I was going to need Depends while reading this book and it was just about true! There was uncontrollable laughing often! I was reading in the backseat as my brother was driving my grandmother back from her doctor's appointment and I forgot they were in the car. I was so caught up in the story I burst out laughing, interrupting my grandmother causing her to ask if everything was alright. Trust me, it'll happen to you too when you read it.
Rosie didn't have an easy time finding her special someone and it didn't get any easier once she realized who she wanted to be with. I understood her dilemma and why she did things, but I never really felt the romantic connection between them. It also felt like some of what went down between them was extraneous, so that aspect left me a little cold. Other than that, this book was perfection. Meghan Quinn has written some fabulous books, but this one is my new favorite. I strongly recommend you read this and remember you've been forewarned you'll forget where you are and be prepared to laugh until you cry and/or pee your pants!
About the Author
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped. Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking. Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*