Wednesday, November 15, 2017

REVIEW: "Saving It" by Monica Murphy (YA Romance)

by Monica Murphy

Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Publication Date:

Standalone: Yes

Description from Publisher:
Eden: Josh Evans and I have been best friends forever. He knows all my secrets, and I know all of his. So when he randomly asks me to help him lose his virginity, I sort of flip out. That’s a question that sends your mind to places you’ve seriously never considered before. Like, you know. Having sex. With your best friend. Except Josh doesn’t want to have sex with me—he wants me to help him find a girl. A nice girl who’s funny and smart and cute. Except he already knows a girl just like that…

Josh: Eden Sumner is my best friend. So of course she’d be the person to help me find my perfect match, so I can drop my V card before I head off to college. Except the more we search, the more I realize that maybe the right girl has been by my side all along. I don’t need Eden’s help in finding me a girl to love. I’m pretty sure I’m already in love with Eden. But now she thinks I’m only after one thing…with anyone but her.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book is what happens when American Pie meets Friends with Benefits. It contains two best friends, plenty of angst, and lots and lots of sex talk. Reading this might have you looking at your best friend in a different light!

My Rating:
Heat Rating:

This book delivered exactly what fans of Monica Murphy's Young Adult romances expect: a fantastic glimpse into contemporary teenagers, with a realism that is seriously impressive! As someone, ahem, a bit older than 16 ;) I found myself thinking "Ohhh, I totally get Snapchat now!" Haha

Besides that, the fears, attitudes, joys, and angst of being a teenager are so vivid that I remember what it was like to be a young adult, and I appreciate the visit to this world. Josh and Eden are also so very relatable, and so obviously well-matched, that you really enjoy their story. There is a lot of build up just getting to know them and their other best friends (and the amusing attempts Josh makes at finding a girl to lose his virginity with), then some melodramatic angst only a teenager could pull off, and then a wonderful happy ending.

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About Monica Murphy
Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she's not writing, she's reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She's a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.
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