Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible– a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren’t embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She’d left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.
I’m so glad I read this book and I mean, really glad. It’s the kind of glad that keeps you smiling because you’ve devoured it and it gives you the warm fuzzy feeling. It’s such a good story of sweet and awkward, that you don’t know whether to laugh or cringe but it’s such a great combination to have! I loved the backdrop of the story, it’s all about the theatre. Bliss and Garrick love the theatre so much that as the reader, I couldn’t help but love it too.
The story starts with Bliss (how stinkin’ cute is that name?) on a mission to lose her virginity and how she’s going to accomplish that is by stopping by a local college bar and finding the absolute hottest guy possible. Ummm…yeah, I think I want to try that too! Bliss is neurotic, funny, artsy and ready to meet someone. And that’s when she meets Mr. Hotness himself, Garrick and he’s got the whole British thing going on…so his hotness was just elevated! Garrick is so deliciously sweet that I couldn’t stand it, this is the kind of guy we (and yes, I’m speaking on behalf of the female population!) dream of meeting! Just when you think the inevitable will happen between Bliss and Garrick, it doesn’t. But she ends up with him as her theatre professor in college!!! Say what?? Her professor!!! How hot and awkward is that?? I know!! While the story starts out initially about her wanting to lose her virginity, it grows into much more than that. She’s not some inexperienced gal; she’s gutsy, she speaks her mind and that makes her a fabulous heroine.
With all of these great things, I was left feeling like I wanted to learn more about Garrick and his previous relationship and I’m talking about the nitty-gritty but I do realize, not every story needs to have that element. The same goes for Bliss because I also wanted to know why she is the way she is, so quirky and neurotic.
Let’s chat for a moment about the epilogue. Normally they can be either great or not so great in which case there’s a 50/50 chance my feelings for the story could change. This epilogue was fabulous because it was perfect and I’m hoping for a sequel! I can dream, can’t I?
My final two cents: It’s a sweet love story and I enjoyed every word of it!