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Title: The Virgin Romance Novelist
Author: Meghan Quinn
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: April 2015
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

Her bosom heaved at an alarming rate as his rough hand found its way down to her soft, yet wiry briar patch…

Can you say briar patch in a romance novel? What about meat sword? That’s what it is…a meat sword, right, all meaty and sword like, slaying through the inner dungeons of a woman’s dark desires. What about breasts? Do bosoms really heave?

God, I have no idea what happens when private parts touch.

I’m a virgin trying to write a romance novel and can’t seem to write past a sex scene thanks to my lack of experience.

My two best friends encourage me to drop the pen for a while and gain some real life practice through multiple dating facets such as blind dates, online profiles, and random hookups.

But losing my virginity is proving to be tougher than expected…

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This book will make you laugh so hard you will have tears running down your face; your children will be checking on you every five minutes to make sure you are OK because you keep cackling away to yourself while reading 😉

It literally, has to be the funniest thing I have read in ages. Some based purely around being a woman and the observation of the unbelievable torture we have to endure in the name of beauty – brazilian waxing will never be the same again. While other incidents are seriously cringe worthy but hilarious moments – manscaping comes instantly to mind 😉

Rosie is a brilliant character combining the deadly combination of naivety and curiosity. Stuck in a dead-end job writing about cats, (think the movie Cats and Dogs for the cats she encounters) she dreams of writing her own steamy novel but has zero experience on which to base her stories on. You all know the saying – ‘write what you know’ – pushes Rosie to put her curiosity to the test. Her naivety lands her in some seriously absurd situations, I didn’t know whether to cringe, be embarrassed for her or just laugh my head off – so I choose all three most of the time 😉

The romance aspect of the story plays a secondary role to Rosie’s character development and observation of love and life. Although I liked the way the romance played out, I didn’t connect with it fully due to incidents fueled by rejection/anger within the narrative. Vague, I know, but I don’t want to give away spoilers. While I think the person in question is the right choice for Rosie, I was still unhappy about some of the events that took place.

The Virgin Romance Novelist is a perfect pick-me-up book for all women over the age of 20. I say this because over that age you can relate to the life observations better. The Virgin Romance Novelist is guaranteed to beat any reading slump. Get it, Read it, Laugh so hard you cry. One more thing YOU’RE WELCOME 😉