Review: Saving It by Monica Murphy

Saving It by Monica Murphy
Release Date: November 6, 2017
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
Pages: 241
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



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!


Review: I feel that this book is perfect for those around 14 years old.  Anything younger may be a little too young as the story revolves around to best friends and how to lose ones virginity.

Having sex with your best friend…well it just seems as if it never works in real life. Josh and Eden are best friends and finding that the end of senior year is just around the corner there are a few things that Josh needs taken care of. Everyone is doing it but him. So he enlists the help of his best friend Eden.  They decide to make lists of girls that may help in Josh’s cause. In the meantime things tend to heat up and every one sees that these two are actually perfect for each other.

This story shows that best friends can actually become more or take that next step but it stops there. It seems that it may work for the rest of the school year and perhaps through summer but after that it is questionable.

The characters were plausible but I just didn’t connect with them. They seemed just a little too good to be true.  The story was entertaining enough and seemed real enough but once they had sex things didn’t really change other than they wanted more sex because it was good for him but she didn’t feel satisfied.

Overall the book was likeable; and it alluded to what it is to fall in love and have sex at an early age.  It wasn’t a bad coming of age book…to me it was a little too cutesy.