Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Book Review - Adult Virgins Anonymous by Amber Crewe

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Title: Adult Virgins Anonymous
Author: Amber Crewe
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Coronet
Publication Date: 6th August 2020
Rating: 4 Stars

Are you still a virgin? Want to talk about it in a safe space?
Meetings every other Tuesday.
You're not alone.

Kate Mundy's life is not going to plan. Nearing thirty, she's been made redundant from her job, her oldest friends have quietly left her behind, and she can barely admit her biggest secret: she's never even been on a date, let alone taken her underwear off with a member of the opposite sex.

Freddie Weir has spent most of his twenties struggling severe OCD and anxiety, and now his only social interactions consist of comic book signings and fending off intrusive questions from his weird flatmate Damien. There's no way Freddie could ever ask a girl out and now he's wondering if this is the way it might be forever.

When Freddie and Kate meet at a self-help group for adult virgins, they think they might just be able to help each other out so they can both get on with finding their real romantic destinies.

But might these two have more in common than just their lack of experience?

What a delightfully awkward romance this is. Not in the way it's written as it felt so authentic to how adult virgins must feel. 

But more due to the lack of experience from both Freddie and Kate when it comes to anything to do with relationships, sex, and the emotions that are involved in such situations. 

I did really enjoy meeting our leads and seeing the story from both perspectives.  I kept wanting to reach out and give Freddie a great big hug. 

I really felt for both Freddie who has a bit of a nightmarish family and Kate who seems to have not the nicest of friends. They are both going through tough times in their lives and yet there is just something about them both that I found so endearing. 

And the group of Adult Virgins I really enjoyed the discussions that came out of it. Some eye opening threads of thought. 

It's an amusing story that I really enjoyed reading. 

Thank you to Hodder & Stoughton and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a good one. Nice review, I like that you want to give Freddie a hug. I like a book where you can relate the characters that way!


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