My Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 2nd 2015
This just may be one of the funniest books I have come across. I swear it made me laugh so much. It was pretty difficult not to burst out laughing while reading in the middle of the night but damn I enjoyed it so much.
The story is about, as the title suggests, a virgin on her way to writing a romance novel. I thought that would make a good read and hence one of the reasons I decided to give it a go in the first place. Our main heroine Rosie is a bit of an awkward one. She finds herself in some of the most unthinkable situations and the way she handles herself, God you begin to question her sanity but at least she makes each scene enjoyable. She has no clue whatsoever regarding anything romance or sexual related and so commences on this journey to open herself up more to dating and all other possibilities…purely for her book research purposes of course. She has her best friend Henry and other room mate Delaney, both of whom are determined to help her through. But it’s not so simple when it comes to Rosie… God some of the situations she finds herself in…I just could not stop laughing.
One being when she get’s baby powder in her underwear…don’t even ask why, just read!
“oh, why thank you,” I accepted her compliment. “But why are you giving me a weird look look.” No, I mean you’re smoking.”
“What are you talking about?”
“Every time you move, there is this cloud of smoke coming from under your dress.”
“Cloud of smoke? Are you high?”
“Is your vagina high? Because it’s smoking something under that dress of yours.”
One of the things I loved about this story is how it makes references to other novels criteria’s in the romance genre. We find all sorts of hero references too as Rosie is practising with her dates. It’s really clever how the author explains the reasons behind some of the things we witness in these romances. For one, we constantly are relating Rosie to the girl you want to shake in a romance novel and tell her to open her eyes to what’s been in front of her all along. But when you’re in that position it’s not that simple and so the author managed to make the book that much more better for me too.
It’s a world I love living in, where there are happily ever afters, the odd girl gets the good looking guy , and where chivalry isn’t lost. I know it can’t all be true, that life isn’t as grand as some novels make it out to be, but I still love every single story because it’s an escape from reality, a moment in time where you can daydream of the impossible, where there is a chance of watching true love unfold right in front of you.
I think I really need to read more romantic comedies because who doesn’t want a good laugh? I recommend this to all females. Yup. This is a total chick flick kind of read but fellas you’re not banned from reading it. So yeah, if you’re thinking about what to read next and can’t make up your mind then I really cannot recommend this enough. The only issue I had was that I wished the ending was longer because I would have been content with reading more about how Rosie’s novel turned out.
“I’m not living in my books; they’re just my friends,” I replied softy. Any serious reader would know what I’m talking about.
“Don’t say that,” Delaney said, pointing at me. “We talked about this, Rosie. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are not your friends.”