Two hot guys. One big lie. What’s a virgin sex columnist to do?
My name is Skylar Quinn. I just moved to New York with my best friend Bridget, and I have a confession. Well, more than one. Okay, quite a few really. Fine, here goes!
Confession #1: I’m a sex columnist. Hold on, that’s not really the confession. You see, I’m sort of a virgin…sex columnist.
Confession #2: I’m kind of in love with Bridget’s older brother, Oliver. No, I was. No, I am. Wait, was? Am? Crap.
Confession #3: I’ve been avoiding Oliver for four years. Or I was until today, because he just moved in. Yes, you read that correctly. He’s my new roommate. So that night we’ve both been pretending never happened, well, we might not be able to keep it a secret any longer.
And trust me, this is only the beginning.
I don’t think I’ve ever gotten this much entertainment out of the misfortunes of someone’s romantic life, with the exception of my own.
The main character, Skylar, or as everyone calls her, Skye, gets an internship working at a newspaper in New York City fresh out of college. At the paper, she works in the book review department, when she gets promoted to having her own column in the paper, while also working as an assistant. There’s only one small problem with this: Skye is supposed to write a sex column, and she is a virgin.
Adding to her troubles, the guy that she’s had a crush on forever, her best friend Bridget’s brother Ollie, moves in with them, making Skye’s life more difficult than it needs to be.
Every time Skye goes on a date with someone for her column, Ollie is right there, quick to judge the guys that Skye is dating. No one seems to get his approval, and Skye has a difficult time deciding if it’s simply because Ollie is like a big brother to her, or if his judgement means something else entirely.
What I particularly liked about this book was how mature all of the characters seemed to be overall. Let’s face it, I don’t expect everyone to be mature 100% of the time—we all have our childish sides—but the majority of the time the characters acted like mature adults, which is something that you don’t always see in books with characters in the new adult phase of their lives.
This book also has one of the most mature break up scenes I’ve ever read, which I can appreciate. Two characters (I won’t name names!) come to the conclusion that they don’t really see a future with one another and that their lives are just too different. Instead of a huge, dramatic break up, they wish each other the best and go their separate ways. Just because they are young doesn’t mean that they are ridiculous and overdramatic.
I could really see a lot of similarities between Skylar and myself, which I think only added to how much I loved this book. For example, she loves books and interns at a book review department of a paper, which is something I could definitely see myself doing. She is a bit socially awkward and inept, which I admit I am sometimes as well. And perhaps the greatest similarity of all is that she has absolutely no flirting skills and just starts rambling uncontrollably. Personally, whenever I flirt I get all flustered and start using big words that don’t normally find their way into everyday conversation. I guess it’s a good thing my boyfriend likes that kind of stuff. Ha!
I can’t wait to see how the story continues to unfold in the next book. I give this book 5/5 stars because I absolutely couldn’t put it down!
Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist! is on sale now. You can click the image of the book’s cover above to order it. The sequel book, Confessions of an Undercover Girlfriend! comes out next spring.
I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.