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…


“Love is funny. It comes in all different shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s hard to find and sometimes it’s sitting right in front of you, waiting to be recognized. What I learned from all the books I’ve read and from the book that I’m writing is that no matter what, you have to work to find love. It isn’t a given and it isn’t instantaneous. It’s a privilege to find, and should never be taken lightly.”


I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve read books that made me cry like my heart was just broken. I’ve had a lot of those books. However, I haven’t had a lot of books that made me laugh out loud. Like not-care-at-all-if-people-saw-me loud. This book is just one of those.

First, we have the most adorable, innocent heroine. Sometimes, I think to myself, there is absolutely no one like her anymore these days. And that’s okay because I got to enjoy the book all the better just by knowing that this heroine was one of a kind, truly a dying kind. She was funny, candid, real. I loved the over-the-top cheesiness of Rosie’s character because it somehow made the book tread the line between reality and fantasy. I love that in my books.

Don’t even get me started on the hero. Henry may have been introduced as a player. However, his charming personality won me over right away, and I knew then that Rosie should never end up with anyone else but him. Henry was sweet, caring, and truly in love. Men make mistakes all the time, so I am going to overlook the things that he did wrong and carry on being swept away by their love story.

In a world where people get crazy over which books to read after FSOG, The Virgin Romance Novelist is a complete deviation from that. It is sexy without the explicit scenes. It is a roller coaster without all the angst and darkness. It is sweet but not really the vanilla type. It is amazingly a one of a kind story that seems to have come from out of nowhere, coming out as a pleasant surpise and a breath of rose-scented fresh air.

Obviously, I loved this book, so I will recommend this to anyone I know. This book deserves to be read. And then read again. And again.

“People are idiots in real life, and don’t see what’s sitting in front of them until they lose it. Life really isn’t a bunch of sunshine and rainbows. Nope, people make mistakes, they can’t see past their noses to find that the one man that has been a constant in their life was actually made for them.”

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