Published on: 11th October 2016
Published by: Self Published
Series: Confessions #2
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This book is part of the Confessions series. You can find reviews for the rest of the books below:
Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist (Confessions #1)
Confessions of an Undercover Girlfriend (Confessions 2)
(summary 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.
I was slightly disappointed when I finished reading Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist that it ended on a cliffhanger. I really liked the first book and didn’t feel that it needed a sequel. In saying that, when I was offer the chance to take part in the blog tour for the sequel I jumped at the chance!
I really love Skylar as a character, she has to be one of my favourite when it comes to rom-com style books. She is like the modern day Bridget Jones! Queen of being clumsy, word vomit and just basically really bad ideas that result in us yelling at her through the pages about what an idiot she is being! This book was no different, more stupid decisions which made no sense to any sane person, but had me laughing through most of the book!
There is also a sort of vulnerability to Skylar in this book with her inability to believe that she is good enough to be with Ollie. Every time they go out together she is sure that everyone is looking at them in total shock that someone as amazing as Ollie would be with her. It’s quite sad really seeing just how insecure Skylar is, but then I realised that I too have had thoughts like this like so many others, and yet again it just makes her such a real and relatable character, and her stupid decisions a bit more understandable.
“I thought of him as untouchable, unbreakable, unattainable, I was too afraid to think of him as anything else. But the whole time, he was baring his soul, just waiting and hoping I would notice.”
Ollie yet again was perfect in this book, and dating Sky means that he has to put up with a lot. After finally confessing in the previous book that he loves her he now has to be put back in the closet and keep his mouth shut about the whole thing for 30 days, whilst also having to deal with Sky’s “relationship” with ex John. He handles it so well (for the most part) and I spent the majority of the book waiting for the moment that it would all become too much for him and he would leave. He lasted a hell of a lot longer then I thought he would!
“I’m glad to see we’re going to handle this like adults”
I really liked seeing Skylar and Ollie’s relationship develop, although it wasn’t able to as much as I would have liked due to its secretive nature. There were some super sweet and swoony moments and they definitely make the list as one of my favourite couples.
I really hated the whole John aspect of this story. For me he just wasn’t needed. The whole ‘keeping the relationship a secret from Bridget” was enough of a storyline in itself and would have carried the characters through the book with some amusing scenarios in which Skylar and Ollie try and keep themselves from being caught. I really hated John, and even though he was a total jerk he didn’t seem like an unintelligent guy, so why he thought that Sky would still want to date him after catching him cheating on her and also rejecting him multiple times since then just didn’t feel right.
“I had sex with Oliver Freaking McDonough. Have I emphasised that point enough?“
Yet again I loved the setting of this book and seeing Skylar try and find her way around the world of fashion was totally entertaining. Her friendships with secondary characters Blythe and Bridget seem to go in a totally different direction than in the first book and it was interesting to see the different dynamics of a tense friendship with Bridget and a suspiciously nice friendship with Blythe.
“I chose you,” he whispers with all the confidence and all the love in the world.
Upon finishing book one I was kind of gutted that it wasn’t a standalone, however reading this book I did like it and actually would love it if there was a third book in the series! Just please, no more John!
I would recommend this book to fans of: second chance romances, friends to lovers, bridget jones type characters, secret romances
So, of course, I started writing a young adult paranormal romance series — and no, I’m not jumping on the bandwagon. I’ve been a true paranormal supporter for my entire life!
I blame my obsession almost completely on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, my all-time favorite television show. And, before you ask: Yes, I own every season… even the post WB ones! I especially challenge anyone to watch the first three seasons and not fall in love with Angel, securing a lifelong love of vampires!
Other culprits of my paranormal obsession are some of my favorite authors: JK Rowling, Raymond Feist, Meg Cabot, Richelle Mead, Lynne Ewing and Tamora Pierce.