04 November 2014

Brandon Mills versus the V-Card by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock

Smart, shy Prescott sophomore Brandon Mills is working hard to overcome his troubled past and be normal. With the help of his friends Mark and Deacon, and his brothers at Phi Sigma Kappa, he’s slowly coming out of his shell. But when he accidentally drenches a freshman in orange soda, he faces something he’s not ready for: a boy crushing on him.

Alex Kekoa pledges Phi Sig because it has everything he wants: a house full of nerds who won’t tease him for being smart, a dog, and Brandon Mills. Brandon is just the type of guy Alex needs to help fulfill his college ambition: losing his virginity. Except Alex doesn’t know that Brandon can’t stand to touch or be touched.

When Alex and Brandon are drafted onto the Phi Sig Academic Challenge team, their mutual attraction grows. If there’s anyone who can help Brandon discover it feels good to touch and kiss, maybe it’s klutzy Alex with his cute glasses and his dinosaur obsession. But as the competition--and their relationship--heats up, Alex’s determination not to die a virgin clashes with Brandon’s vow of lifelong celibacy, forcing them to examine what’s truly important to each of them about love.
I will start this review off with a warning, which I have never had to give this type of warning before when it comes to a review, but in this case I think it is completely necessary:

***Do not be wearing a shirt and pants that you enjoy while reading. And do not be eating or drinking anything while reading because you will ruin your clothes because you will ruin it.***

There, I said it.  Now you have been warned!

Onto my review, I don’t really know what exactly to say about this book because it was such a great read, that I honestly do think that you should just buy the book and read it right now because it’s completely worth the money. 

The characters were all amazing, I mean honestly there were some great ones in this book.  My personal favorite was Blake, who once you start reading the book, you will understand why that is.  He is just awesome and my personal hero!   Don’t’ get me wrong, I totally loved Alex as well!  Really, with lines like this, how can you NOT love him?

“He thought about sending him a friend request, but Brandon only had twenty-three friends, and Alex wasn’t sure that was a large enough group to be camouflaged in.”

I did enjoy how Mark was brought back into this book because he has such an influence on Brandon, and he has his great comic relief that was needed in some scenes.  But don’t worry, because they did still talk about their emotions and stuff, because Mark found out how to make that happen!

“No, really.  I read an article in Time about how guys share their feelings and whatever now.  As long as we mention the name of a sports team once in this conversation, we’re totally manly.”

There were some scenes that were in this book that were very emotional, and very well done.  There is some big lessons about love, romance, friendship, and forgiveness.  I would also recommend having some tissues nearby because you might need them!

Overall, this was an amazing read and I can’t recommend it enough to everyone!


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