Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Book Shelf: Saving It by Monica Murphy

Eden: Josh Evans and I have been best friends forever. He knows all my secrets, and I know all of his. So when he randomly asks me to help him lose his virginity, I sort of flip out. That’s a question that sends your mind to places you’ve seriously never considered before. Like, you know. Having sex. With your best friend. Except Josh doesn’t want to have sex with me—he wants me to help him find a girl. A nice girl who’s funny and smart and cute. Except he already knows a girl just like that…

Josh: Eden Sumner is my best friend. So of course she’d be the person to help me find my perfect match, so I can drop my V card before I head off to college. Except the more we search, the more I realize that maybe the right girl has been by my side all along. I don’t need Eden’s help in finding me a girl to love. I’m pretty sure I’m already in love with Eden. But now she thinks I’m only after one thing…with anyone but her.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book is what happens when American Pie meets Friends with Benefits. It contains two best friends, plenty of angst, and lots and lots of sex talk. Reading this might have you looking at your best friend in a different light!

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Saving It by Monica Murphy is a very cute and fun contemporary romance novel that explores an adorable friends to lovers tale and includes all the key elements needed to make this charming YA so enjoyable. 

Eden Sumner and Josh Evens have been best friends forever. They know each others secrets and are closer to each other than anyone else. Their trust in each other is infallible. Which is why when Josh decides he needs to find a girl to loose his virginity to, he seeks Eden out to help. As the two make a list of girls Josh may choose to have sex with, Eden can't help but suddenly reconsider her relationship with Josh. She's never considered him as anything but as a friend but as the two try to find the perfect person for Josh to "loose it" with, Eden finds herself experiencing unexpected feelings for her best friend. And unbeknown to her, Josh is also struggling with new thoughts and feelings about Eden. Josh is looking for the perfect girl to be with, but with every day making it clear the perfect girl may have been by his side the whole time, will Josh and Eden take a risk on a romantic relationship? Or will their fear of ruining their friendship prevent them from admitting their true feelings?

Saving It was a very fun and adorable read. I quickly devoured this sweet tale and was very enamored by Josh and Eden's story. I enjoyed the way Monica Murphy wrote the book, switching back and fourth between Eden and Josh's POV's. I really felt like I got to know the two characters and considering the nature of the story, I loved being inside both of their thoughts and heads. 

I was very impressed by the concept within Saving It and thought Monica Murphy explored it perfectly. I've read so many books and seen movies and stories that focus's around a girls quest to loose her virginity and while I've enjoyed them, the opportunity to focus on a teenage boy's experience was different and fresh. And so much fun. Josh was an honest, but kind teenage boy; his thoughts and desires exactly what I was expecting and so much more. I loved being able to see the way he approached loosing his virginity and the way in which he reacted to those around him, both his friends and possible lovers. 

Eden and Josh were both likable and genuine individuals. They had a great, close friendship and I appreciated seeing their bond develop into something romantic. I knew heading into the story obviously that it was going to happen, but that didn't make it any less fun to witness unfold. They were very sweet and endearing. 

Quick and light reading with an entertaining storyline and a nice overall concept, Saving It was a fresh and fun contemporary read that I would definitely recommend to those who love their YA romance and are wanting something so very adorable.  

Source: Sent for review by publisher (Thank you guys!)
Entangled: Crush 
Format: Kindle ebook via Netgalley
Release Date: November 6th 2017
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
Final Thoughts: Fun and entertaining, Saving It was an enjoyable contemporary YA that I very much enjoyed reading. 

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