The Virgin Romance Novelist
Romantic Comedy. Standalone.
I am a huge romantic comedy fan. In fact, I think it may be my favorite genre. But it’s hard to do it right. So many are completely over the top, or the main character is funny by being nasty, which is an absolute no in my book. To me, the perfect romantic comedy makes you laugh, but not because you are thinking “Oh my God, I can’t believe she said that, what will she say next?”, but more because you can relate to the characters, you like them, you laugh at the real-life, relatable humor, and the characters are just plain fun. And of course, a sweet love story is a must.
The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn was my idea of a great romantic comedy. I loved Rosie Bloom! She is an awkward, 23 year old, gorgeous virgin (OK, this is the reason I hesitated to read this, kind of tired of virgins, but now I’ve met a few that age, so it doesn’t bother me as much). She grew up very sheltered, and has never even gotten herself off. She was raised reading classic romance novels, and aspires to write her own while working at a cat magazine, with tons of crazy cats.
Her bosom heaved at an alarming rate as his rough hand found its way down to her soft, yet wiry briar patch…”
She lives with her two best friends from college, Delaney and Henry, who realize when they read that phrase that Rosie may need a little help.
Not that it’s any of your business, but I was referring to a lady’s peaceful pleasure garden.”
Rosie can’t even say the words, much less write them because…
I want that! I want to know what it was like to stick my tongue down a guy’s throat. I want to know what it looks like to see a boner in live action instead of just reading about it. If I’m going to get out of the crazy cat lady life I’m living and finally write the romance novel I’ve been working on for years, then I need to experience life; I need to have sex!
Henry decides to help her out with her little problem by leaving her a little battery operated gift to start out with. Well….as much as I’m dying to put a quote here, I’ll let you read that part yourself. All I can say is…I totally felt her pain and freaked out for her!
She was so naive about sex, her inner thoughts just cracked me up.
That was something I actually wanted to find out, why men were so proud of their members. It wasn’t like ladies went around purposefully giving themselves camel toes to show off how big their lady folds were. Yuck, the mere thought of prancing camel toes gallivanting the streets of New York had me dry heaving.”
This was the story of Rosie Bloom, and all the toads (and other things) she had to kiss before finding her Prince Charming. Each one was worse than the next, starting with the preparation from Captain Cunt Ripper for her first date.
All the guys seemed pretty promising to begin with, but one embarrassing date after another occurred.
“Oh, why thank you,” I accepted her compliment. “But why are you giving me a weird look.”
“No, I mean you’re smoking.”
“What are you talking about?”
“Every time you move, there is this cloud of smoke coming out from under your dress.”
“Cloud of smoke? Are you high?”
“Is your vagina high? Because it’s smoking something under that dress of yours.”
You know Rosie, if you wanted, I could just show you everything myself.”
- Laugh out loud funny. Many times.
- I loved all the characters.
- Sweet romance.
- Enough but not too much over the top.
- Meghan went there…no fear! I mean I had my hands over my mouth in the OMG face a million times!
- I must have screen shot 50 pages and sent them to my friends while laughing.
- Relatable embarrassing moments that you totally feel for the heroine during.
- The cats:
- Some of the scenes were just too similar to others I have read in some of my favorite books. One in particular (waxing) was just a bit too close to one of my favorite scenes ever, but there is a lot of humor in waxing!
Rating: 4.5 stars 4 Heat
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