Monday, July 21, 2014

A is for Abstinence - Review

A is for Abstinence (V is for Virgin #2)

By: Kelly Oram

Published: May 12, 2014 by Bluefields

204 pages

Source: Personal Kindle Library

(Goodreads /Amazon)

Six-time Grammy Award-winning musician Kyle Hamilton has it all—money, fame, talent, good looks, and a job he loves. His only regret in life: walking away from a certain notorious virgin because he was too prideful, stubborn, and even afraid to give her the only thing she asked of him—his abstinence. 

Four years and a broken heart later, Kyle realizes that sex isn’t everything, and he suddenly can’t stop thinking about the girl that got away. Virgin Val Jensen got under his skin like no one else ever has. He wasn’t ready for her then, but things are different now. He’s grown up, he’s learned a few things, and he’s finally figured out exactly what he wants, or, rather, who he wants. 

Kyle Hamilton wants a do-over, and this time he’s willing to do—or not do—whatever it takes.
I equally enjoyed this followup story to the V is for Virgin series! To have a story from Kyle's POV was very rewarding - especially since it's been 4 years and he isn't the same shallow, slutty man-whore he was when we first met him.

4 years have passed since the last interaction Kyle Hamilton had with Virgin Val. Though they never had closure, they both were on two different paths in their lives and Kyle wasn't ready to give Valerie what she needed. Kyle's path took him further into the music scene and lots of women until one of the regular groupies tamed him to the point of a 2 year exclusive relationship and an engagement. Valerie's path took her through college and starting an adoption foundation and unfortunately a few other broken hearts from guys who weren't willing to abstain from sex until marriage. Kyle and Valerie are both successful, somewhat happy and content people. Until the night of Kyle's 25th birthday when his fiancee throws him a major curve-ball and a broken heart. He finally realizes he is ready to swear off casual sexual relationships. This new found identity leads him to 8 months of abstinence, which leads him back to the one woman who got away from him. The one woman he had such strong passion with, such that he had never experienced with anyone else. The only woman he ever wrote a song about. This story is his journey to winning back the heart and trust of Virgin Val.

I love the connection between Kyle and Valerie! I love their banter. Seeing their very real struggles was inspiring. And the was perfect!

Favorite Quotes:
We were gasoline and fire. We were years of suppressed desire finally being unleashed. We were hunger, passion, and need. We were epic.

"'re Kyle Hamilton. You're larger than life and whimsical. You're so passionate about everything...for five minutes at a time."

"I'm doing the abstinence thing because it's the only gift I can give you that will make you understand you mean more to me than any other woman I've ever been with."

"Marry me today, and I'll stay the night again tonight, only this time instead of asking you to stop, I'll beg you not to."

Final Rating - because I loved the message of this series so much I'm also giving book two 5 stars!


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