Book Review: Saving It by Monica Murphy

Posted December 4, 2017 by soaringu in Reviews, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Book Review: Saving It by Monica MurphySaving It by Monica Murphy
Published by Entangled: Crush on November 6th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Dating & Sex, Young Adult, Romance
Pages: 241
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four-half-stars

Eden: Josh Evans and I have been best friends forever. He knows all my secrets, and I know all of his. So when he randomly asks me to help him lose his virginity, I sort of flip out. That’s a question that sends your mind to places you’ve seriously never considered before. Like, you know. Having sex. With your best friend. Except Josh doesn’t want to have sex with me—he wants me to help him find a girl. A nice girl who’s funny and smart and cute. Except he already knows a girl just like that…

Josh: Eden Sumner is my best friend. So of course she’d be the person to help me find my perfect match, so I can drop my V card before I head off to college. Except the more we search, the more I realize that maybe the right girl has been by my side all along. I don’t need Eden’s help in finding me a girl to love. I’m pretty sure I’m already in love with Eden. But now she thinks I’m only after one thing…with anyone but her.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book is what happens when American Pie meets Friends with Benefits. It contains two best friends, plenty of angst, and lots and lots of sex talk. Reading this might have you looking at your best friend in a different light!

Book Review: Saving It by Monica MurphySaving It by Monica Murphy
Published by Entangled: Crush on November 6th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Dating & Sex, Young Adult, Romance
Pages: 241
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Eden: Josh Evans and I have been best friends forever. He knows all my secrets, and I know all of his. So when he randomly asks me to help him lose his virginity, I sort of flip out. That’s a question that sends your mind to places you’ve seriously never considered before. Like, you know. Having sex. With your best friend. Except Josh doesn’t want to have sex with me—he wants me to help him find a girl. A nice girl who’s funny and smart and cute. Except he already knows a girl just like that…

Josh: Eden Sumner is my best friend. So of course she’d be the person to help me find my perfect match, so I can drop my V card before I head off to college. Except the more we search, the more I realize that maybe the right girl has been by my side all along. I don’t need Eden’s help in finding me a girl to love. I’m pretty sure I’m already in love with Eden. But now she thinks I’m only after one thing…with anyone but her.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book is what happens when American Pie meets Friends with Benefits. It contains two best friends, plenty of angst, and lots and lots of sex talk. Reading this might have you looking at your best friend in a different light!

Saving It is such nice friends to lovers romance! It’s a very nice short novel!

Saving It is a adorable friends to lovers romance! It features Eden Summers and Joshua Evans who have been friends for ever. The story does have the same cliched plot line done over and over again. But it is really nice to see the evolution between these two characters.

Eden is such an awesome heroine. I love that she is real and authentic. She is honest and does not take crap from anyone. She sets people straight. When Josh comes up with an offer of losing his virginity before senior year ends, Eden is surprised herself that she is willing to help him. However, it isn’t when Eden starts playing match maker that she wishes that Josh was the one he lost his virignity to her. When she starts realizing that her feelings for Josh are much more than friendship, I love her angst.

Josh is just such a sweet book boyfriend. He does not sleep around and even though he dates girls he is the commitment kind of guy. He isn’t your stereotypical jock also. He is just the all nice next door kind of guy. His sweet actions and caring for Eden made my heart melt.

The romance between Eden and Josh was steamy at a YA level and really nicely slow paced. I love that the feelings of love came half way through the book. It was a gradual build up. I also liked that their feelings kind of mirrored each other, but it did not remove the uniqueness of their voices. You could still tell who was talking. Plus, Murphy really wrote awesome kissing scenes. I loved that they were not cheesy, but focused on the emotions. And at the end, I love the final scene between them!

The overall plot line and side characters are really nice. I love that Eden and her mom are close. That’s extremely rare to see. Most parents are just absent. Josh’s family although they are a bunch of jerks, I like that they don’t cause any excess drama. It was sweet, nice, and evenly paced!

Overall, I really enjoyed this novel. I definitely recommend it if you like the Entangled Teen Crush romances or looking for a filler!

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