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Friday, January 15, 2016

Review: The Virgin Auction by Jessa Fox / @TastyBookTours @jessafoxauthor1

Title: The Virgin Auction
Author: Jessa Fox
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: January 15, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
ARC Received From & Reviewed For: Tasty Book Tours

She’s selling her virginity. He’s been secretly obsessed with her for years. They’ve only got one night together, better make it count.

She’s the last virgin on earth, at least that’s what it feels like to Kyle. Now she’s auctioning her virginity online in order to pay for medical school and give money to charity. She has no idea what she’s getting herself into, but she’s committed, and now there’s no turning back.

Caspian has been secretly obsessed with Kyle since the day they met years ago. He’s kept tabs on her for all of these years, and when he sees she’s auctioning her virginity, he knows there’s no way he’s going to let anyone else touch her. Ever.

The rules state that he gets one night with her, but rules are made to be broken.

While Kyle probably isn't the last virgin on earth, I understand why she feels that way. I don't claim to know the virginity status of everyone I know, and I won't bother assuming most lost their virginity by their twenty-first birthday, but it was strange to read a contemporary novel with a very young virgin female lead. While this innocent status is a staple in historical romances, it isn't in contemporary. So while it was strange, it was also...refreshing.

The story itself isn't much. To be fair, it's mostly sex. Bad? Meh, depends on your preference and expectations, I think.

Caspian wasn't a bad male lead. Kyle wasn't a bad female lead. But they weren't as developed as I would have liked. However, this is a short story (finishes at Kindle Loc 800), and definitely more about reconnecting in the present than delving too deep into the characters' pasts.

I could take or leave this story. The sex is hot, the conversations are mostly superficial with momentary depth, and the ending not much of a surprise. I think my favorite part was Caspian's pledge to match Kyle's donation to two pediatric cancer charities. The story didn't have a lot of heart-to-heart moments for me but this was definitely one of them.

Hi, my name is Jessa Fox. I’m a professional by day and an erotica writer by night. There’s nothing I love more than writing all of the smutty stories that are in my head and bringing them to life. I specialize in writing down all the taboo, sexy scenarios that we all wish we could experience, at least once.

But maybe that’s just me.

I’m also a wife and mom, and dutiful member of the Parent’s Association. Shh, don’t tell.

Jessa Fox is my pseudonym, because no one knows about all of the kinky stories and characters I love to create. They would never imagine all of the dirty thoughts running through my mind.
I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I love writing them. If you’re looking for a quick smutty treat, you came to the right place.

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