Title: The Perfect First
Author: Maya Hughes
Series: Fulton U #1
Genre: NA contemporary romance
Cover Design: Najla Qambar, Qambar Designs
Release Date: April 25th, 2019
Source: E-galley from author which did not influence my opinion
My rating: 5 stars
“How long do you last in bed?” Those were her first words to me, swiftly followed up with, “And how big would you say you are?”
Cue the record scratching, what?!
Persephone Alexander. Math genius. Lover of blazers. The only girl I know who can make Heidi braids look sexy as hell. And she’s on a mission. Lose her virginity by the end of the semester.
I walked in on her interview session for potential candidates (who even does that?) and saw straight through her brave front. She’s got a list of Firsts to accomplish like she’s only got months to live. I’ve decided to be her guide for all her firsts except one. Someone’s got to keep her out of trouble. I have one rule, no sex. We even shook on it.
I’ll help her find the right guy for the job. Someone like her doesn’t need someone like me and my massive…baggage for her first time.
Drinking at a bar. Check.
Partying all night. Double check.
Skinny dipping. Triple check.
She’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met. The walls I’d put up around my heart are slowly crumbling with each touch that sets fire to my soul.
I’m the first to bend the rules. One electrifying kiss changes everything and suddenly I don’t want to be her first, I want to be her only. But her plan was written before I came onto the scene and now I’m determined to get her to re-write her future with me.
Really glad I’ve gotten the chance to read more by this author. Pretty sure Maya Hughes is going on my list of must-read authors. I was very excited to see this is going to be the first in a series, because part of what I loved about this was the supporting characters, specifically Reece’s roommates/teammates. They were so much fun! And the fact that they loved Seph right from the start, and treated her like one of the gang. Of course there was also Marisa, and she will probably feature in one of those guys’ stories I’m guessing. This was a story I could barely put down. I would have sat and read it all in one sitting if I’d been able to. I snuck in reading time at work at my desk because it was so good. Now, I have read something somewhat similar lately, storyline of the girl losing her virginity like this, these characters stood out as a different story and I love them so much! The times when Reece kind of freaked out or tried to stand his ground at not getting involved were very realistically done in my opinion. Although, I kind of wish we’d had a bit more details on what had happened with him the year before. It was pretty much given away with what we did get, but I could have seen that being a bigger part of the story as well. I totally hated Seph’s dad, and his treatment of her made me tear up. Such a good story, so much laughing and emotion and smiling and steaminess!
About the Author:
Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.