Arc Review: Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist! by Kay Marie

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From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis, writing as Kay Marie, comes a new adult romantic comedy about a girl who’ll soon discover that some secrets can’t be kept forever, especially those of the heart.

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.

Review:

I received a digital copy of the book via NetGalley and Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

When i first read the book title, I have to admit it reminded me a lot about The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn – because you have to admit the titles are almost similar (and if you read the blurb, the plotlines aren’t quite far off as well!), so of course I went ahead requested this egalley, because I was in a mood for laughs! 😀

“The best boyfriend I ever had was a fictional character.”

The story starts off with Skylar barging in the apartment that she shares with her best friend, ramble out her secret of finally landing a job in the newspaper as sex columnist when in fact she is a virgin, only to find that the person she told the secret to is the one person she really never wanted to see again – Oliver, her best friend’s older brother!

This book should have been hilarious and it could have been, but i think the author lost the sight of the humour aspect of it – and then oscillated between being a deep thoughtful romance to a cheesy one!

“He’s Prince Charming.

I’m Cinderella.

And in the fairy tale, that’s great. But in real life, we’re from different worlds – one’s that don’t fit.”

There was absolutely nothing wrong with the writing – honestly, the writing itself was enough for me to want to check out Kay Marie (or rather Kaitlyn Davis’s) other books!

The romance or rather the lack of it between Oliver and Skylar was a little lackluster for me, because their interactions, though quite good were so far and few in between! I think the reason for this was because this was a single POV book. It was easier to connect to Skylar, because I knew what was going on in her head. Oliver?  Not so much and that is why it was quite difficult for me to believe that they would ever get together, or that Oliver actually felt anything for her more than just friendship!

On the other hand, Skylar and Patrick’s romance is the highlight of the book (yes, its a triangle – but in the traditional sense!). I actually liked them together. They were pretty darn good and I had hard time choosing between Oliver and Patrick!

Beyond these, it was actually a fun book to read. It’s light, and humorous (at parts) and somehow you do identify with Skylar, no matter how hard you think you don’t! I will definitely be checking out Kay Marie’s other books! 😀

“The real confession is that I’m twenty – two year old who’s never been in love. And to be honest, that’s much more depressing to me.”

Rating:

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .5

Recommendation:

Read this book if you are interested in something light and funny contemporary read. Also, if cheesy romances are your style or something you are in mood for!

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