A is for Abstinence by Kelly Oram

22089601Rockstar to the core, Six-time Grammy Award-winning musician Kyle Hamilton has it all—money, fame, talent, good looks, and a job he loves. His only regret in life: walking away from a certain notorious virgin because he was too prideful, stubborn, and even afraid to give her the only thing she asked of him—his abstinence.

Four years and a broken heart later, Kyle realizes that sex isn’t everything, and he suddenly can’t stop thinking about the girl that got away. Virgin Val Jensen got under his skin like no one else ever has. He wasn’t ready for her then, but things are different now. He’s grown up, he’s learned a few things, and he’s finally figured out exactly what he wants, or, rather, who he wants.

Kyle Hamilton wants a do-over, and this time he’s willing to do—or not do—whatever it takes.

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My Review:
4.5 stars — Initial thoughts when I turned the page to the end: OMG OMGOMG!!!  LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT!!!!  Then I glanced at some other people’s reviews (which is a bad habit that I have to break), reflected on it as a whole, and realized there were some things that bothered me.  But since you really can’t beat that initial feeling of LOVE at the end of a book, I’m going to give it that extra bump up a half star anyways.

What I loved: OK, so I am a SUCKER (100%) for an epilogue type book.  I know some people hate those, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!!!  And since V is for Virgin didn’t really satisfy my romance fix, this book gave me everything I was looking for.  There were plenty of sweet moments, plenty of swoon moments, some great witty banter between Kyle and Val, and definitely some great chemistry.

Also, KYLE POV!!!!  I am a sucker for a boy POV book, so I LOVED getting inside Kyle’s head.  I will admit, Kyle wasn’t my ideal book boyfriend in V is for Virgin.  Frankly, he was kind of a jerk.  He had these moments, but they weren’t really enough you know?  But somehow in this book he made me fall for him.  I mean, he still had his jerk-ish moments, but he really had grown a lot since the first book.  And he wasn’t just some perfect turn-around good guy.  He was still Kyle Hamilton.  He was just starting to see what was important in his life, and what was missing from it.  I was so glad that we didn’t start right off from the Epilogue from the previous book, but a few months before and got to see the events that led up to him appearing on the Connie Parker Show and surprising Val.

I will admit that there were times I doubted what drew him to Val so much.  Yeah, I know they had unbelievable chemistry, but he really was set on this new path, and I wondered just how well he knew her to be so sure she was the one, you know?  But it’s not as though he didn’t recognize some of that in the book and decide he wanted to know her better, so I was satisfied.

OK, so the little niggles: thongs are trashy??  OK, I will admit, I don’t wear thongs.  But that’s because I can’t get over the something between my butt cheeks thing.  I was quite disappointed in Val for those comments.  (And yes, I get that is a tiny thing)  Also…well shit, I can’t mention my other thing b/c it’s *kind of* spoilery.  I’ll save it for the Goodreads review.

But seriously, if I don’t think about it too much, I just bask in the enjoyment of this story.  And can I say I really loved Robin again?  I enjoyed the moments between her and Kyle, they were infrequent, but so sweet when they happened (and unexpected).  All in all, this definitely lived up to my expectations and made me a happy reader!!


6 thoughts on “A is for Abstinence by Kelly Oram

    • She’s one of the top 3 authors I’m hoping to see at Utopia, and her preorder ends tomorrow!! So I’m going crazy catching up on her books. You definitely should read the first book (V is for Virgin) first…I think something would be lost if you just went straight to this book.

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  1. Hi, thanks to your review, A is for Abstinence will be my next book by Kelly Oram. I ingorde it yesterday while I was looking for another novel by Oram in amazon. It just didn’t catch my interest. You changed my mind:-)

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