Monday, 10 November 2014

Review: Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

Okay, I admit it…I didn’t do it.


This is normal, right?  I mean, just because everyone I know has talked like they’ve already done it doesn’t mean that they’re telling the truth…right?

It’s not like I’m asking for that much. I don’t need the perfect guy. I don’t need candlelight or roses. Honestly, I don’t even need a real bed.

The guys I know complain that girls are always looking for Mr. Right—do I have to wear a sign that says I’m only looking for Mr. Right Now?

Sooooo…anyone out there want sex? Anyone? Hello? Just for fun?

I am not going to die a virgin. One way or another I am going to make this happen.

Hey, what have I got to lose? Besides the obvious.

Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Berkley Trade
Terri's Thoughts

**I won a copy of this book in a giveaway on Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.**

I did not know what to expect when I picked up this book.  I mean it throws no punches in advertising that it was about a girl who was trying to find a way to lose her virginity.

Given the subject matter I would not recommend this book for everyone.  There is blatant talk about sex and sexuality including descriptions of various sexual acts.  There is also some language that could offend some.  While it very easily could have been sending the wrong message to women out there it was written in a manner that shows all woman should be happy the way they are and men and sex does not complete you.

What I did not expect was the story to be so funny!  Almost any adult female I know would be able to identify with one or all aspects of this book, particularly when referring to body image.  The whole part about shaving/waxing had me in stitches.  It hit so close to home.  Most of us have had to make some painful sacrifices in the name of ridding ourselves of body hair.  I literally had tears in my eyes for this.

This is a story for woman.  If you are male and contemplating reading this I say stop as I do not truly think you would be able to appreciate the humour.  This was a good change from the norm for me and offered quit a few laughs.  I am glad I won it.

About the Author

I have just written my debut novel VIRGIN, which will be coming out in August in America, with Penguin, and September here in the UK with Harlequin.
I'm a women's writer for The Daily Telegraph in London where I write on women's issues.
I read constantly and love reviewing contemporary novels. Feel free to get in touch!
Twitter:   radhikasanghani

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