Howdy booklovers and welcome to my stop on the tour for this wonderful book
Monique lives a perfect life as a preacher’s daughter, and girlfriend of the town’s golden boy. But its not that simple. She’s torn between her parents, who want her to remain their pure, virginal daughter, and her boyfriend, Dom, who wants to explore the more intimate side of their relationship.
Tired of waiting, Dom breaks up with Monique, spurring her to discover she has a medical condition that make her far from perfect. With the help of Sasha, an overly zealous church girl, and Reggie, the town’s bad boy, she concocts a plan to win Dom back. But along the way, she must face some home truths: maybe she shouldn’t be fixing her body to please a boy, maybe Sasha is the friend she needed all along and maybe Reggie isn’t so bad after all…
This was the book I didn’t know I needed. It gave me EVERYTHING. Joy, laughter, tears, an opportunity for self reflection.
Joya Goffney tastefully explores important topics of teen sexuality and the highs, lows and pressures that come with it. How our traumas and teachings can end up creating a (literal) physical barrier to exploring sex.
There are so many opportunities for learning wrapped up within the relationships of this novel. You will feel every last emotion as if you are Monique.
This is easily one of my top reads so far this year and the easiest 5⭐️ I have given.