Series: Confessions #1
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 18th 2015
My Rating: 4 cups
Blurb (from Goodreads):
From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis, writing as Kay Marie, comes a new adult romantic comedy about a girl who'll soon discover that some secrets can't be kept forever, especially those of the heart.
My name is Skylar Quinn. I just moved to New York with my best friend Bridget, and I have a confession. Well, more than one. Okay, quite a few really. Fine, here goes!
Confession #1: I'm a sex columnist. Hold on, that's not really the confession. You see, I'm sort of a virgin...sex columnist.
Confession #2: I'm kind of in love with Bridget's older brother, Oliver. No, I was. No, I am. Wait, was? Am? Crap.
Confession #3: I've been avoiding Oliver for four years. Or I was until today, because he just moved in. Yes, you read that correctly. He's my new roommate. So that night we've both been pretending never happened, well, we might not be able to keep it a secret any longer.
And trust me, this is only the beginning.
*Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from Netgalley and Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review
I stumbled across this book a few weeks ago on one of my bookish hunts on Netgalley. I am very happy I took a chance on this book, because I really enjoyed reading it.
Skylar was an easy character to like. She rambles a lot and she's really shy and slightly awkward. It was also really easy to relate to her. There's this moment in the book where she explains to herself and the audience why she's still a virgin and I loved that scene. She freaked out a lot, usually because of nothing. While some might find that annoying, I snorted at one point, because in a way I'm the same way. So it was really easy to understand her freak-outs. I loved that at a certain point she gave Oliver a taste of his own medicine. That was a cool scene. Also, karaoke scene! I loooove when I read karaoke scenes. Since I'm a chicken, I never do karaoke, so it's great to live vicariously through characters.
Ollie wasn't what I expected. At first he seemed a bit immature, to be honest. I also thought it was kind of strange that he started paying attention to Skye once she started her new job and started dating someone. I was rooting for the other guy, to be honest. I did understand in a way what he did four years prior. Not the way he did it, but his reasons.
Something that I loved a lot were the confessions. They were presented at the start of each chapter, and it was such a cool way to mark new chapters. It felt like each chapter was in itself a confession.
The ending surprised me a lot. I did not expect a cliffhanger. I am curious what happens next, so I'll definitely be on the lookout for when the next book comes out.