Release Day Review: Losing Virginity by Ava Michaels (Giveaway)

Posted September 19th, 2013 in book review, Giveaway / 12 comments


by Ava Michaels

Publisher: Self-Published (Sept 19, 2013)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Format: eBook (Novel Length)
Source: Free book from author for review
Find It: Goodreads
Rating: ★★½☆☆ (2.5 stars)


Olivia Spurgeon has been a good girl her entire life. Her friends have called her Spurgeon the Virgin since 9th grade. Why? Because everyone in her group of friends had already lost there virginity by then. Over the past four years it has been like a foreign object attached to her and even named it something simple.


Now, she’s a freshman in college and still hasn’t done the deed. All three of her roommates do not have Virginity attached to them and they aren’t scared to show it off. Olivia is jealous. She wants what they are having, feeling. One day she finally decides that she doesn’t want Virginity attached to her anymore and begins the journey of losing it.

~Short Review~

At A Glance
This book went up and down for me. I thought it was funny but also awkward. I was rolling my eyes a lot at the immaturity of these characters.

The Good
At times, I thought Olivia was a laugh riot. All she thought about was sex and her crazy sexual language had me giggling quite often. Her friends were so sex crazed they were almost unbelievable but that’s what made the whole thing fun and over the top. I dare you to read this book and not laugh. Not possible.

Ryder was a cute, entertaining guy. I liked his sense of humor and how laid back he was. I loved how he and Olivia actually went on dates and had some non-sexual fun before the popping of the cherry.

The Bad
Even though I thought Olivia and Ryder were fun, they were also immature in a lot of ways. They broke up for the littlest of things. They never had deep conversations. I found their behavior, their friends, and their relationship a bit juvenile. I am all for the silliness, but a real relationship has to have a deeper foundation.

A lot of phrases and words were overused and I found myself more annoyed than amused.

The Epilogue should be cut. The book was the worse for it.

I also have a problem with the cover portraying this book as erotica. This is a very inappropriate cover for this new adult story.

The Snuggly
I liked how Olivia and Ryder got together, but the drama between them was just silly. It was like they were 15 year olds trying to date and breaking up over stupid things.

The sex was pretty hot and works for a new adult audience and up.

Final Thoughts
I wouldn’t read this book again or read more if it was a series, but I don’t regret reading it. I had fun and laughed. But there was no depth either. Very basic. Don’t think I would recommend it to anyone because even if they liked it, they wouldn’t love it. Not recommended.

In Finland, girls who were ready to marry would wear an empty sheath around their waists. When a guy wanted to date the girl, he would either make or buy a knife and put it in her sheath.

Tell me it doesn’t get any more obvious than that. Maybe I should just walk up to the next boy I want wearing a sheath. Would he get it then? Somehow I doubted it.
If the woman wasn’t interested in the man, she would give the knife back, but if she wanted to marry him she would keep it. Women in those cooler climates always carried knives around.

I resolved that I was going to drop the fan and go for the knife. It’s time I made a sheath.

“I just wish the elevator would get stuck today. Then you’d have to let me try… Your pie… It smells really damn good. I haven’t had good apple pie for a while… It’s too bad my mom lives thousands of miles away. She had the best apple pie.

NO, NO, NO. NOT HIS MOM’S PIE. Puke. I have to get my head out of the freaking gutter.

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12 Responses to “Release Day Review: Losing Virginity by Ava Michaels (Giveaway)”

  1. kimbacaffeinate

    Not a fan of the cover, it is all in the sheet placement too, because I adore the cover of Tangled and the model is naked in bed as well, and looks super smexy..but this looks like a porn pic. Sorry this disappointed you, and I am afraid the things that annoyed you would make me pull my hair out as well.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I know, so pornish. I almost didn’t accept the review request because of the cover, but I didn’t want it to hold me back on a potentially good book. Woops. lol.

  2. elisa

    ah man, the whole thing makes me laugh. Would probably be better for younger audiences who are trying to do the same thing 🙂

  3. Braine TS

    I’m astounded by some of these characters with their insatiable libido. I swear they’re supernaturals themselves. At least you had fun with this even if you’re not reading more. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  4. Sarah Elizabeth

    I’m actually laughing at that cover! I can’t decide if it’s sexy or just a bit weird. I mean he could be modelling the sheets or something! I’m surprised the sheet isn’t more tented actually! 😉

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