Popping The Cherry (Facing the Music, Book 1)

· Facing the Music Book 1 · Sold by HarperCollins UK
4.3
39 reviews
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304
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You only get one first time...

From driving tests to relationships, Valentina Bell thinks she’s a failure, with a big fat capital F. At this rate, she’s certain she’ll be a virgin forever. So Lena’s friends plan Operation: Popping the Cherry to help her find the perfect first time. Yet somehow disastrous dates with bad boy musicians and fabulous evenings with secretly in-the-closet guys aren’t quite working out how Lena planned.

Soon Lena’s avoiding Operation: Popping the Cherry to spend time with comforting, aloof Jake, her best friend’s older brother ,who doesn’t make her feel self-conscious about still clinging to her V card. But could Jake show Lena that sometimes what you’re looking for most is right by your side?

A Forever for the 21st Century

Praise for Aurelia B Rowl

'Popping the Cherry stole my heart for Lena and Jake’s hilarious, heart-melting and crazy romance. I highly recommended Popping the Cherry for getting your forever love the first time.' – I Heart YA Books

'Popping the Cherry didn’t disappoint, it exceeded expectations – a lot!' – Luna's Little Library

'From the minute I began reading Popping the Cherry I was hooked, I love that the book is so British, even down to all the British swear words and slang. The characters were instantly likeable and believable, and I found myself falling into the pages and not wanting to come up for air.' – Much Loved Books

'A fun, quick read' – Page After Page

'A cute and fun romance.' – Always YA at Heart

4.3
39 reviews
A Google user
September 23, 2013
3.5 Stars Seventeen year old Valentina "Lena" Bell has just failed her driving test and has been dumped by her boyfriend, the reason being she wouldn't have sex with him. She thinks she is the only virgin still out there, a fact that she isn't too happy about, yet afraid to do anything about. Her friends Gemma, Flick, Chloe, and Piper decide it is time for some intervention and convince her that the best solution to the problem is to get laid. Thus Operation Popping the Cherry commences. Lena has a list of potential cherry poppers and her friends haven given her until her 18th birthday to get her cherry popped, losing her V card. Her best friend Gemma is all over this and plays matchmaker, coach, and instigator. After a date with a potential cherry popper goes bad, Lena finds herself in the middle of a potentially dangerous situation, which Gemma's brother Jake rescues her from. She and Jake just click and she really likes him, but of course he is off limits because he is Gemma's brother, older, and of wouldn't be interested in her, or so she thinks. Jake really seems to like Lena to, even giving her driving lessons, and seems to always be there when she needs him, yet s
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About the author

Aurelia B. Rowl lives on the edge of the Peak District in the UK with her understanding husband, their two fantastic children and their mad rescue mutt. She regularly wows them with her curious, hastily thrown together meals whenever she gets too caught up with her latest writing project... or five!... and has developed the fine art of ignoring the housework.

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