I recently got the chance to read“First Kiss”, (99¢) episode one of Confessions of a 16-Year-Old Virgin Lips, a new serial by Cindy M. Hogan. I enjoyed Watched (free!) by Cindy and was excited to read the first episode of Confessions.
Like the heroine of Watched, Brooklyn prides herself on being almost sweet 16 and never been kissed. But can she keep her badge of honor?
VL. Virgin Lips. You may not have heard of it, but where I live, it’s a thing with a card, even if it is a figurative card. I was Brooklyn Hill, certified virgin lips, and I planned on clinging to that figurative card with all I had—while dating as many of the hottest guys at school as I could.
Maybe that’s a bit strange. I mean, what teenage girl isn’t interested in kissing? Locking lips definitely interested me, but the drama that came with it didn’t. No kissing, no drama. Simple.
But on my sixteenth birthday, on my first real date even, the drama found me. His name was Luke Graham—cute, funny, and bad news for the whole female race.
This book has a very fun voice, and many of the things she experiences take me right back to my own high school years. I was most impressed with the main character, Brooklyn. In some ways, she’s very mature for 16. When I was in high school, like Brooklyn, I lived a different standard than many of my friends, and ironically, I felt like I had a much better handle on what was up (of course, my friends weren’t just kissing).
While this book is a fun, quick read, it also helps to remind us that we all know in our hearts what’s right and what’s wrong, and we know when we need to listen to our intuition. Brooklyn doesn’t follow her intuition, and she pays for it.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.