Book Review – The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn

by Maryse on May 23, 2015 · 13 comments

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The Virgin Romance Novelist
<— Pure. Sweet. Hilariousness!!!! This is THE uplifting (and kinda deliciously – yet innocently – crude) read of all uplifting reads that everyone needs to read when they want to laugh and swoon, and totally be delightfully embarrassed. Inwardly (for the character), and outwardly, when you find yourself snorting in public and being given the stink-eye. Or the raised eyebrow. ;)

THIS IS IT!!! Bad mood? Read this!! Sad mood? Read this!!! Book fog? Read this!!! The latest book you read tore your heart out and left it there in pieces, while it walked away from you? READ THIS!!!! In fact… that is exactly what my BFF Sherry told me just a  few weeks ago when this one rocked her funny-bone and she insisted I HAD to read it!

Sherry: I’m reading Virgin Romance Novelist and laughing my A$$ OFF!! HOLY SH!T this is some funny stuff… I’m literally crying funny tears. Tell me what you think When you’re done.  I have sooooo many highlights :)

Kimmie: Loved this too.

Concetta: I absolutely love this book!!!! It was a great read and I was basically hysterically laughing the whole time!!!! …as a fellow reader it is my duty to tell you, you should 100000% read it! Lol

Well. YES PLEASE!!!! And so I did. :D

And nooooo… it likely won’t leave you in a book fog, all emo-”I miss them sooooooo much”-like. No. BUT! It’s just the right amount of lighthearted easy read, and WILL give you mini belly-aches from laughing so hard. And yet, even with all of that humor, it has a light-perfect amount of romance-angst. Just enough to make you feel it when it counts, and by the end, it will leave you just feeling plain old… GOOD.

So what’s it about?

Rosie lives with her two best friends (Henry and Delaney) and has been living with them since college. Living just fine, but slightly dissatisfied with her current employment, she decides to write a romance novel on her spare time. Which is all good… except. She’s never had sex before. Absolute 100% inexperience. Nobody’s EVER been down there. Or up there. Not even… she.


So when her besties sneak-read her “work in progress” and laugh hysterically at her descriptions of the “steamy stuff”, they begin their mission of teaching her the ways of the world.

“…you haven’t even as much as touched one outside a pair of jeans?”

“No,” I confirmed, while shaking my head.

“Well, sh!t. Do you want to see mine?” he said, while grabbing the waistband of his sweats.

“Henry! No!” I squealed, while covering my eyes.

Tee hee!!! Isn’t that just like a great “guy” friend, to wanna help out like that. *snort* :P

So they are on a mission to help her find dates, buy her “toys”… you know… teach her a few tricks, if you will. And therein lies SO much of the comedy. From her “prep” for her first big date (a full on Brazilian wax that had her – AND ME!!! – in tears). Hers were tears of pain, mine… uproarious laughter.

Maryse: OMG I’m dying of laughter!!!! CACKLING!!! THAT WAXING SCENE?? From Meghan Quinn’s “Virgin Romance Novelist” is pure comedy genius perfection. Just a hint… (but don’t read it if you’re in public. It’s too hilarious and there are umm… “body parts” mentioned) :P

…in one smooth motion, Marta ripped my b#&&&ole right off my body to join my other lady bits in the graveyard of broken and torn private parts. 

“Demon, you’re a demon,” I muttered, as Marta placed both of her hands on my butt cheeks and spread them wide. I could feel her face close in, and at that moment, I prayed to the flatus gods that they would award me with a prize winning toot that would curl her eyebrow right into a fro, but was I ever that lucky? No.

She’s so defeated after all that curse-screaming she did… the visuals!!! *snort snort*

Cindy: I just one clicked this based on this quote! lol

Samantha: I loved this book so much!!!

Summer: I loved this it was so funny!

Kim: Yep, you all talked me into 1-clicking this….

Kathy: I loved this one too. It was a breath of fresh air for me. Different and so so funny.

Mary Beth: One of my all time favorite romance comedy books!!!

Tracie: This book had me almost peeing my pants!

Kelly: I actually did pee my pants. Seriously! I am SO happy you decided to read it. I have been like a pusher with this book. She has another Rock Star series that is ah-mazing. This series has multiple stories weaved. LOVED them!

Tracie: Maryse I was on a plane reading that waxing scene and I had to keep stopping to collect myself, my neighbor must have thought I was having a seizure cause I kept trying to keep the laughter and tears inside. That book was so funny. All of her dating “mishaps” literally had me in tears. This book is too much!

To swing dancing, ummm… oral on bananas, and how to use a condom. And don’t get me started on where she put that vibrator… and how she got it out. LOL!!!

YES!!! The dating mishaps. One after the next after the next and let me tell you… ALL of them could have TOTALLY happened. I believed it. Well… maybe not all of them to one girl, but hey… why not? Just go with it. ;) And OMG some of ‘em? Hilariously humiliating, but you know what? This girl is AWESOME. Sweet and quirky and kind of innocent but TOTALLY able to laugh at herself. I absolutely LOVED her. I could see myself in her.

So is it all only fun and games? No! ‘Cause there’s the romance thing with a few very potential suitors. Including her very sexy best-friend/roommate, Henry. Suddenly switching from wanting to “teach” her, and totally getting a kick out of her new “virginity” project, to wanting to protect her, and maybe hoard her for himself.

“I don’t like this.”

“Like what?” I asked.

“You, b**w jobs. I don’t want you to be handing out b**w jobs. I know I’ve been teasing you a lot lately, but this seems so real. I don’t like it.”

“So, you’re saying I shouldn’t be giving guys b**w jobs?”

“Guys? Rosie, please tell me you aren’t about to hand these out as a parting gift after each of your dates.”

*gasp!!!* LOL!!!! What a parting gift!!

Nope. Hoarding her. Only for himself. He’s starting to let her see him in a different way… and things are getting confusing. Because she’s always crushed on him, but he’s always been a total player, ya know? She stifled all of that, and now… ? And don’t forget the other perfection potential and proper suitors. There are a few.

“Just don’t want to see you get hurt.” He paused for a second and then spun me around in my chair. He knelt in front of me and held my hands. He took a deep breath and said softly, “You know, Rosie, if you wanted, I could just show you everything myself.”

My heart stopped beating in my chest as I tried to comprehend Henry’s offer. Was he serious?

And that’s when the angsty romance kicks in, and let me tell you, it was there!! Not CRAZY intensely painful… but enough to make me hurt. And hope.

Fantastic, fun and even a little frenzy-inducing. READ IT! You’ll love it!

4 stars!

Author Meghan Quinn & Maryse at RT15!!

P.S. LOL!!!! Okay just to give you an idea about how awesome this author is… she posted this for us, when I told her I couldn’t stop cackling (and fellow readers mentioned the “peeing in their pants” thing):

Meghan Quinn Author: haha, I love a good cackle!! For TVRN, I did a little video for those who’ve been peeing their pants while reading… I am a thoughtful author

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Anne May 23, 2015 at 10:57 PM

Great review as always Maryse! I am starting it tonight! Its the type of book that I need right now :D

Maryse May 24, 2015 at 9:15 AM

Thank you Anne!! I hope this one does the trick. ;)

Cheryl May 24, 2015 at 10:16 AM

That video was hilarious and educational!!! Gotta read this book now that I know how to handle peeing in my pants. :>

Maryse May 24, 2015 at 11:48 AM


Michelle F May 24, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Maryse, you have me laughing over this book already! I’m finishing the Nightingale this afternoon and it’s a deep one, amazing story but pretty heavy. So I definitely need the Virgin Romance Novelist next. Thank you for the great review!

Maryse May 24, 2015 at 1:18 PM

My pleasure MichelleF!! This is PERFECT for after such a deep, emotional read such as The Nightingale!!

fabi May 24, 2015 at 2:25 PM

This is exactly what I was looking for! I’m putting my current read aside and 1-clicking this one. That video is priceless! Thank you for the review Maryse. I can always count on you when I’m in a book funk.

Maryse May 24, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Let me know what you guys think. :P

Anne May 24, 2015 at 8:22 PM

I am LOVING this book! Its hilarious! And Henry *swoon*

Anne May 24, 2015 at 11:12 PM

Just finished and loved it! Its so funny and sweet. Henry is swoon worthy and Rosie so lovable I couldn’t help but root for them all along. Highly recommend this book if you are looking for a laugh out loud, sweet rom com.

Michelle F May 25, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Not even halfway through it and I’m laughing my a$$ off at every chapter! Yep, this is exactly what I needed.

Maryse May 25, 2015 at 4:00 PM

YAY!!! :D I’m so happy you guys are loving and laughing with it too!!!

Twilla May 26, 2015 at 2:02 PM

the video was to darn funny! I laughed all the way through.

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