See My Review Below!!!
Title: The Perfect First
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber, Qamber Designs
Release Date: April 25, 2019
“How long do you last in bed?” Those were her first words to me, swiftly followed up with, “And how big would you say you are?”
Cue the record scratching, what?!
Persephone Alexander. Math genius. Lover of blazers. The only girl I know who can make Heidi braids look sexy as hell. And she’s on a mission. Lose her virginity by the end of the semester.
I walked in on her interview session for potential candidates (who even does that?) and saw straight through her brave front. She’s got a list of Firsts to accomplish like she’s only got months to live. I’ve decided to be her guide for all her firsts except one. Someone’s got to keep her out of trouble. I have one rule, no sex. We even shook on it.
I’ll help her find the right guy for the job. Someone like her doesn’t need someone like me and my massive…baggage for her first time.
Drinking at a bar. Check.
Partying all night. Double check.
Skinny dipping. Triple check.
She’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met. The walls I’d put up around my heart are slowly crumbling with each touch that sets fire to my soul.
I’m the first to bend the rules. One electrifying kiss changes everything and suddenly I don’t want to be her first, I want to be her only. But her plan was written before I came onto the scene and now I’m determined to get her to re-write her future with me.
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Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.
I’m going to be honest, the young adult trope usually isn’t my go to for reading. Most often than not I just get discouraged by the immaturity.
But let me tell you, I was happily surprised by this story from Ms. Hughes.
The story was about college aged characters but there was a depth to them that you don’t normally see, and I greatly appreciated.
I enjoyed Seph’s maturity and her wide eyed innocence. I could empathize with her social awkwardness and wanting to be a part of something. Her earlier childhood was nothing but tragic in its own way and her chance for rebellion was fantastic.
Reece, what a character. His maturity evolved even more throughout the book and I was rejoicing in it!
The chemistry between Reece and Persephone was beautiful to read. It was a bit of a slow burn with the friendship aspect that really rings true.
The secondary characters are fantastic and bring so much more to the story! I cannot wait to read more about them in upcoming stories!