Jan 9, 2015

Review -- My Soon-to-Be Sex Life

21462279My Soon-to-Be Sex Life
Author: Judith Tewes
Release Date: July 24th, 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 173
Format: Ebook, Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Charlie is down to her absolute. Total. Last. Resort.

Despite a thoroughly comprehensive list of potential cherry poppers, er…suitors, and careful plotting, Charlie is three weeks into her devirginization campaign, still untouched, and getting desperate. In the movie of her life, this aspiring screenwriter is giving herself a PG, for please, get some.

Her project goes into freeze frame when her mom checks herself into rehab and packs Charlie off to live with her estranged, or just plain strange, grandfather, Monty. How is she supposed to get a date when she has to go pick up his Depends?

Enter Eric, a hot rehab grad on the road to redemption, and the only one who can make Charlie rethink her strategy. The more she gets to know him, the more convinced she becomes that he is the one, and not just another to add to the list of people who will abandon her.

In this hilarious and heartbreaking story of one girl’s detoured road to womanhood, Charlie’s list develops a life of its own – right when she realizes there’s so much more to lose.

My Review:
Charlie doesn't want to be a virgin anymore. She is now on a quest to change that. She makes herself a list of the guys that could be change her virgin status. As she is on her third week in, there has been no change. She starts to get desperate, but things happen in her life that cause her to put the mission on the side. As she runs into Eric, her world changes and her life goes from wanting to not be a virgin to wondering how she will see him again. When tragedy strikes, will she be able to stay strong and keep moving or will it be another disappointment added to her life?

The cover drew me into this book. It was so cute and the title seemed interesting. When I read the synopsis I was surprised by how much more to the story there seemed to be so I had to request to review it. While I enjoyed it, I expected it to have more sexual things in it.

Charlie is a girl that I liked. She seemed to have a lot going on with her dad dying and dealing with her mom and grandpa, but she held her head up high the whole time. She could have easily broke at any moment but she didn't, she kept going. That is a trait that I really enjoyed in her. I also really like her witty sarcasm that she spit out all the time. She reminded me a lot of myself in that way. I was able to follow along and laugh at her comments as they came.

Monty, the grandpa was also hilarious. He made me sad with what happens to him but stuff happens when you get older. I did shed some tears when she finds the picture in his hand, it was so sweet and sad at the same time. He wasn't the person that he was made to seem at the beginning, though I don't get why he would close his windows off when his granddaughter walked by.

Eric was another main character, he is the guy who ends up getting Charlie's attention. She doesn't understand why at first, but she is also told stuff about him that doesn't make sense. I wish he more of his story was told, you get bits and pieces of him from gossip, but you don't ever get the true story behind all of it. He explains some of it, but not all of it. That being said, it wasn't that big of a deal. You still got to see he was a nice guy and felt the pull to Charlie just as much as she felt the pull towards him. He made some mistakes, so did Charlie, but they aren't ones that can't be fixed.

I wish we got more out of the romance. Eric was pretty mysterious throughout the book only getting small bits as the author gives them to you, but you don't get a full blossom of him as a character. The ending of it left it in a happy way but also in a way that you didn't get much from the relationship. You don't know if she ends up losing her virginity or not. How the families feel about them or anything like that. I would have liked to figure all of it out.

There are some other secondary characters throughout the pages like Rachel aka Roach and Owen as well as Tyler. You never get to find out why she gets called Roach and I bet it would be a funny story if that would have been revealed.

The book is set between a few houses, the restaurant, and the hospital. All of these are pretty easy to be able to picture. It made it nice to be able to follow all that happens. I like when a book gives you enough details to be able to understand everything going on without too much effort on your part.

This was a quick and enjoyable read that won't be a waste of your time even without it evoking too much emotion from you. The sarcasm throughout the pages will keep you laughing and Charlie knows how to keep you on your toes.

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