The Virgin’s Guide to Misbehaving
by Jessica Clare.
Blurb: Playing innocent is easy.
After being the quiet, shy girl her whole life, Elise Markham is ready for a mental makeover. She’s done keeping to herself and staying out of trouble—it’s time to break out of her shell and maybe meet someone intriguing in the process. So, on a photography trip to Bluebonnet, she has a whole lot more on her mind than snapping photos, especially when Rome walks into the picture.
Playing dirty is fun.
The newest instructor at Wilderness Survival Expeditions has a colourful past, to say the least. Having come from a family of notorious con artists that destroyed his credit and reputation, all before his eighteenth birthday, Rome just wants a decent job and a quiet life in a town where no one knows his name. He’s exactly the kind of bad boy that an innocent girl like Elise should stay far away from.
But Elise is tired of doing what’s right. She’s ready to throw caution to the wind—and let Rome show her just how exciting being bad can be…
Series: Bluebonnet #4.
Read as an: Paperback.
My Thoughts: I’m going to be honest with you, I picked up this book because of three things:
The lip ring.
The main character’s name is Elise.
If you look closely at the cover you not only realise how pretty the model is, but you see the hidden lip ring. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read the book, see the cringeworthy title, but that little detail convinced me. Also I almost never see characters with names similar to mine, so it was a great and weird experience reading a book with a character with my name.
I really enjoyed the book, the two characters worked really well together and I really fell in love with them. They were each so, not broken, but damaged by their past and their current perceptions of themselves. It was great seeing them overcome some things together and truly connect.
I will admit that it wasn’t until I was writing this that I realised the book was part of a series. Knowing this, the book suddenly it made a lot more sense. There are a lot of characters in the book that I couldn’t help thinking weren’t really fleshed out enough for me to be so familiar with them. But of course I started with the last book so it all went over my head 😛 All good though, the book was still really enjoyable.
There were things in this book I disliked, twice in the book Rome didn’t wear a helmet while riding his motorcycle and Brenna (from the previous book) just felt a bit too much and a bit mean. However while I did find myself recoiling a bit in these moments, I still really enjoyed Elise and Rome and their relationship.
Smut Level: Very nice ❤ In reference to the books name, The Virgin’s Guide to Misbehaving, Elise is a virgin. The book is quite sweet in how Elise and Rome navigate their emotional and sexual relationship.
I will say that The Virgin’s Guide to Misbehaving is the first book that I have encountered female ejaculation or squirting and I really loved how it was discussed and included.
Are there any romance novels that you love to read?
Are there any you would recommend I read?
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