The Virgin Romance Novelist
Two words: READ IT!
There are so many things to include that I don’t know where to start. Hilariously voiced, Rosie is a charming, naive, and snarkie ball of awesome. The situations she finds herself in remind me of “Something About Mary” or “The 40 Year-Old-Virgin” but with elevated literary wit and an adorable, but sheltered, main character.
Home-schooled and a bit on the shy side, Rosie is finally convinced to come out of her shell and try to get laid. Not because she wants a relationship, but because she can’t write a convincing love scene for her budding romance novel if she’s never had sex. Thus begins the quest to lose her virginity. Trying everything from blind dates to online dating, Rosie seems to attract disaster. Or, perhaps her failure is because none of them are the perfect match!
The story moves swiftly, and you whole-heartedly cringe at some of the situations as if you were there. During several scenes, I found myself laughing hysterically – no really – CRYING from laughter! My children and husband wanted to know what was up; It was difficult to come up with an honest reply, as it was the vivid and description of Brazilian Waxing and improperly used vibrators that had me cackling like a loon.
Her roommates rock, and it is difficult not to fall in-love with Henry just from his total support of her (not to mention he’s a hottie!!)
While some of the situations seem over-the-top, almost to the point of farce, they are so relatable that it’s more like an episode of “I Love Lucy” with a serious edge. The love story is incredibly sweet and progresses naturally. (Anyone who has friend-zoned someone they shouldn’t have can relate.) There was only one part that I would have changed/altered, but it didn’t ruin the story for me. (Not going into detail, just because it could be a spoiler.)
Suffice it to say, Meghan Quinn has officially solidified herself as my next binge-read author! Run, don’t walk, to get this in your hands. Super light, fun-filled frivolity of a romp!
You can purchase The Virgin Romance Novelist HERE and find out more about Meghan Quinn HERE.
Librarian by day, mom/wife/reader by night (among several other quirky things). While others are busying themselves with the newest reality show, she is comfortably lounging in her Pjs, sipping coffee (or wine), and immersing herself in all things literary escapist. When not reading, she is busy singing, exploring the outdoors, mom-ing, wife-ing, and being an over all wannabe Superwoman.