Review & Book Trailer: POPPING the CHERRY by Aurelia B. Rowl

                                                             Title: Popping the Cherry
                                                             Author: Aurelia B. Rowl
                                                  Expected release: September 19th, 2013
                                                         Genre: Mature YA/New Adult
                                                     Publish by: Carina (Harlequin UK)

Book Description:

   You only get one first time . . .

From driving tests to relationships, Valentina Bell thinks she’s a failure, with a big fat capital F. At this rate, she’s certain she’ll be a virgin for ever. So Lena’s friends plan Operation: Popping the Cherry to help her find the perfect man first time.

Yet somehow disastrous dates with bad-boy musicians and fabulous evenings with secretly in-the-closet guys aren’t quite working out how Lena planned.

Soon Lena’s avoiding Operation: Popping the Cherry to spend time with comforting, aloof Jake, her best friend’s older brother, who doesn’t make her feel self-conscious about still clinging to her V card. But could Jake show Lena that sometimes what you’re looking for most is right by your side?

A FOREVER for the twenty-first century  

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                                                                  MY THOUGHTS 
Popping the Cherry is a fantastic New Adult that kept me flipping the pages to see if Lena (Valentina) and Jake could get it together. The first thing that grabbed and made me want to read this novel was the title. Yep, couldn't resist a title like that. Aurelia B. Rowl has written a hilarious, beautiful and heart touching story about a girl’s first time. I give Rowl praise for showing the real teens/young adults of today, but I give the author a standing ovation for giving me and all readers a female character that is strong and true to her own heart and who stands up for herself. Well done, Aurelia B. Rowl for giving us girls a strong and beautiful heroine like Lena and a wonderful melt-your-heart guy like Jake.

Lena is seventeen, and in few more months she will be eighteen and she’s still a virgin. When her best girlfriend, Gemma, finds out this bit of information, she calls together an intervention with all Lena’s girlfriends and formulates: Operation Popping the Cherry. Lena goes along with this great plan because after all, whose still has their v-card at eighteen? The list of guy candidates are chosen by her girlfriends. There’s only one problem for Lena, and it quickly becomes a very big deal when the only guy she really wants is not even on the list. And if her best friend knew the guy Lena really wanted, all hell would break loose.

Jake, oh Jake, yeah he had me swooning. I fell in love with Jake when he answered Lena’s damsel in the distress call. Jake is twenty-one and knows what he wants and who he loves, but how to get Lena before any other guy does is becoming his own operation to save and protect the virgin he cares for. Oh how I wish all girls could have a hero like Jake.

Popping the Cherry stole my heart for Lena and Jake’s hilarious, heart-melting and crazy romance. I highly recommended Popping the Cherry for getting your forever love the first time. 

                                                  My Favorite Popping the Cherry quotes:

“Well that’s open to debate,’ he said. It sounds like a recipe for disaster to me, and I hate the thought of you throwing yourself at guys just to try and get laid. Christ, I’d do you myself if I thought it would keep you safe.’
‘Now that’s true friendship,’ I said, cracking under the severity of his tone.

 ‘Actually, Zac. You’ve gone up even more in my estimation.’
“Excellent.’ His smile reached all the way to his eyes. ‘And on that note my shift is about to start, so I’d better get my arse out of the pool. I’ll see you at nine, yeah?’
‘Yeah.’ I watched him haul his rather  fine arse out of the pool.

‘Uh-oh. It’s not the T-O-T-M, is it?’
‘What?’ I missed the clip for the seatbelt and smashed my knuckles instead. ‘Youre not supposed to ask a girl that, you know, unless you’re sleeping with her maybe.’


About this Author

Aurelia B. Rowl lives on the edge of the Peak District in the UK with her very understanding husband, their two fantastic children, and their mad rescue mutt who doesn’t mind being used as a sounding post and source of inspiration. She regularly wows them all with her curious, hastily thrown together meals when she gets too caught up with her latest writing project… or five!… and she has developed the fine art of ignoring the housework.

Aurelia B. Rowl writes Young Adult/New Adult crossover fiction and contemporary romance. To find out more about Aurelia, or check out which project she’s working on right now, you can visit her website:

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1 comment:

  1. WOW! It really sounds like something I would enjoy :)
    Great review
    thanks for sharing


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