Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward, fumbling firs times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time- the kind Mercedes never had herself.
Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy- so far. Her absentee mother isn’t home nearly enough to know about Mercedes’ extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won’t even say the word “sex” until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn’t bank on Angela’s boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn—or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed.
When Mercedes’ perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her reputation and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, FIRSTS is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.
*******AN eARC WAS PROVIDED FOR THIS REVIEW*******
Laurie Elizabeth Flynn’s debut novel rocks! A must read for realistic fiction enthusiasts. Bravo from the first page to the last.
This book had me in tears at 5 AM on January 1. Could you believe that? I could because I was there, feeling everything written and beyond it.
Everyone needs a Zach and a Faye in their lives.
This must be the shortest review I’ve ever made yet with the most Feels. I’m hoping for a sequel or a set of novellas.
Rate: 5/5 stars