Series: Confessions #2
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: October 11th 2016
My Rating: 4.5 cups
Blurb (from Goodreads):
So, I'm no longer a virgin sex columnist—thank you, Ollie—but if I thought that was going to make my life easier, boy was I wrong! John is back in town determined to win my forgiveness. Blythe is more ready than ever to take me down. Bridget is totally onto the new twinkle in my eye. And, well, Ollie is just as distractingly delicious as usual.
So, naturally, I have a few more confessions to make.
Confession #1: I came up with what I thought would be the perfect plan to keep my relationship with Ollie a secret—pretend to get back together with John!
Confession #2: It backfired. A lot.
*Disclaimer: I received an eARC from Kay Marie in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or opinion of the book in any way.
I've been super excited for this book to come out, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint.
Confessions of an Undercover Girlfriend picks up right where the previous book, Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist, ended, and it kind of felt like I was watching part two of a movie, which was awesome. We don't jump forward in time, weeks or days later, we're right there, when John knocks on the door in the morning after Skye and Ollie's romantic night.
Skylar is still the same girl from before. I love that sex didn't magically change her, it didn't make her have the self-confidence that her co-worker, Blythe has, nor the lack of fear that her best friend, Bridge, is known for. She's still the rambling, clumsy, awkward girl, that can't quite control her fear, and I liked that. We get to see her come to some conclusions about herself, her relationship with Ollie, her friendship with Bridge, and I'm actually proud of her. She kind of managed to make me want to shake her a few times, because her freak-outs in this book were even more epic than in the previous one, but that's her charm, in the end. There's a brilliant scene at the end of the book, where Bridge asks Skye how she manages to live with the anxiety and hyperventilating all the time, and Skye says it takes talent, and it's true. I can understand Skye though. I feel like everyone, myself included, has moments of self doubt, that, when seen from someone else's perspective, can seem strange, or exaggerated, or even annoying at times, but it really does take a special kind of talent to have that inside you and still manage to do all of the stuff you want to do.
I liked Oliver more in this book that before. He kind of grew on me, and I liked that he was willing to let Skye have her little meltdowns and moments of self doubt, and hold her until those moments passed. Sure, there was a moment when I questioned his resolve, but I didn't blame him.
I liked the dynamic between Skye and Bridge. At first I had mixed feelings about Skye wanting to hide her relationship from her best friend, but I eventually got it. She even says is at one point, what if this relationship isn't what she thought it would be, what if she realizes that Ollie is so not the guy for her, why risk a friendship over something that might not be true. But at the same time, I wanted to shake her, because if her best friend really loved her, it wouldn't matter. It shouldn't, and, in the end, it turns out okay. But what I love is that it showed how, even from the one person that we trust with everything and anything, we still get scared of rejection, of judgement. I liked that the book went there.
There were laugh-out-loud moments in this book, one of them involving a drink and someone's face, that made me laugh like a loon. The ending was super cute, and I absolutely adored it. Speaking of things I'd adore, you know what, I'd love to see how Blythe's story ends. I'd love her to get a happy ending, I'd love to see more of her. I couldn't stand her at first, but this book made me like her. I'd definitely read a book about her.
All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book, which was a really great ending to Skye and Oliver's story.