Sunday Shout Out: Book Recommendations

Another cool reading spot for my Sunday shout outs don’t you agree?

Today I’m giving recommendations on two books…

First up is Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

Ellie is a 21 year old virgin determined to lose her v card before she leaves college. She club hops, she shamelessly flirts, she out and out asks for it…but so far to no avail. Sometimes awkward, sometimes sad, and sometimes funny, this is a book I think you might enjoy trying out.  For me, the best parts of the book involved Ellie and her friends. My rating is a  3-3.5, but overall I thought it was a good debut novel, and I would probably read something in the future from the author.

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“VIRGIN. I hated the word. I hated it just as much as I hated the fact that I was one. It wasn’t fair–why did I have to be the only non-deformed, non-religious girl who got stuck with an untouched inner lotus at the age of twenty-one?”

“The rumor about boys finding virgins sexy was a LIE. It was just some medieval bullshit that old people said to try and make their daughters keep their legs crossed and not get pregnant”


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.

Next up is No Attachments by Tiffany King

This is the story of Ashton Garrison, a girl who left a privileged life behind, and has settled in a small town. She has a bucket list of sorts which includes a one night stand with a stranger. One night at a bar with her friends she meets Nathan who seems like the perfect hot guy to help her cross that particular item off her list. What Ashton doesn’t know is that Nathan is the P.I. hired to find her. What ensues is a really good story of attraction, secrets, and lots of emotion. I recommend this one with a 4 rating.

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“There’s a time in everyone’s life when I’m sure they wonder if fate is actually some dude watching from beyond, just waiting for the right moment to fuck with us.”

“The softness of his lips caressed mine as his tongue slowly slid into my mouth. He explored my mouth leisurely, never increasing the intensity. It was as if he was trying to memorize every detail and was meticulous with his mission. The tenderness of his mouth made my heart ache and I wished it would never end.”

Ashton Garrison walked away from a privileged life in order to hide from the one thing she’s not willing to face. She knows she left behind a trail of pain, but in the long run, her betrayal will hurt less than the truth. She now has one goal: Live life to the fullest with no regrets and no attachments. She has high hopes that a move to new surroundings will provide the escape she desires, but what Ashton doesn’t count on is how fate always seems to find a way to screw up any good plan. Sometimes, when love comes knocking, the pull is too strong not to answer. Suddenly, what she thought she wanted to escape from is what Ashton now wants more than anything.
Nathan Lockton has one mission: find his target and complete the task he was hired to do—no attachments and no emotion necessary. He’s done it over and over again. What he thought was a typical lost-and-found job has turned into a life examining moment as Nathan is forced to deal with something he has always ignored–his feelings. Now faced with a decision, Nathan must choose to either follow his heart or complete the job.
Love can come when you least expect it. The question is: If the odds are stacked against you, how far are you willing to go for the one you love?

I’ll see you next Sunday with another recommendation or two…

Tamie Xo


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