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review 2013-09-23 00:00
Popping the Cherry
Popping the Cherry - Aurelia B. Rowl This was a great, fun and flirty read.

It's one of those books I'll turn to when I need cheering up but want something with a little substance - a happily-ever-after that isn't plain sailing.

Popping the Cherry is fun and flirty but also has serious moments. And it has a message which I wholeheartedly agree with - it doesn't matter what everyone around you is doing, be yourself or you'll get hurt.

The characters are pretty much your typical young adults - in college, wanting to grow up so fast but still not quite ready to be an adult yet. I love that awkward stage. I liked Lena, but her best friend Gemma turned into a bit of a bitch.

The plot wasn't unexpected, in fact I pretty much knew what was going to happen. But when I pick up a book like this that's what I want.

I have to admit, the "I'm not strong enough to control myself around you" bit angered the feminist part of me, it's a pretty bullshit excuse from any guy.

For me, this book sits between YA and NA. I was reminded of [a:Sarra Manning|42559|Sarra Manning|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1267401953p2/42559.jpg] who is pretty much my go-to for writing like this.

Thank you to the author for a copy of this via Net Galley in exchange for review.
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