I’ve called Aoife O’Shaughnessy a number of things, but dumb was never one of them. Through all the insane things she’s done—all the trouble she’s gotten into—I never once thought she was actually stupid.
Because I just heard her plan to lose her virginity to the vilest human being I’ve ever met. My first thought? How the fuck is Aoife still a virgin? The second? Over my dead body.
So I volunteered for the job instead.
It might be the stupidest thing I’ve ever done, but once the words were out of my mouth I couldn’t take them back. Suddenly, I can’t stop wondering what it would be like to kiss the pink-haired sprite I’ve known my whole life, to hear her moan my name when she comes for the first time.
And now she’s wondering about me too.
It was only supposed to be sex, but now I’m in deep. I never meant to fall in love with her; this wasn’t supposed to happen. And what came next? Well, neither of us planned on that.
I loved loved loved this is the spin off story to Trying Sophie I loved that one and this was truly no different. Rebecca’s writing is brilliant, everything she writes I truly connect with it, as well as when anything super emotional happens I can really feel the characters and what they are feeling and I really love how her writing does that to me. Just it’s the best.
I really loved Eoin and Aoife’s relationship and although they call each other a lot Eoin is very protective over Aoife and I loved it. I also loved that they had a sex talk so to speak it was so funny and awkward but I definitely imagine that is how it is in real life so I think it was funny. I loved Aoife’s innocence and that she was a virgin and for the most part, it was lovely to see where it wasn’t shamed that at her age she was except obviously feeling pressured by some of her friends but Eoin didn’t make her feel shame for it and I loved it.
We also see Declan in this novel and he is a very protective of Aoife and although he took it too far at times when it came down to it, he was there when she needed him. So I really love Declan and how all he wants to do is protect his sister.
I feel like when Aoife got pregnant she should have told someone other than her co-worker who wasn’t very supportive and that she should have either told Sophie (Declan’s partner) or Eoin, I wasn’t very pleased with how she dealt with the situation especially when the trip to London came when she wanted to have an abortion, she didn’t. I feel like she went around it the wrong way it was only as she got to London she tried to tell him but I feel like it should have been a lot sooner that she told him.
One thing with Rebecca’s writing when both of these characters were hurting for certain reasons you could feel both of their pain, frustration and love and when they break up and got back together. I felt it all from both Aofie and Eoin’s side, it was so nice and as I say that is a lot to do with the writing. But I felt both sorry for Aofie and Eoin and I didn’t think any of them were right or wrong, just felt both of their pain and it was so sad. Obviously, the story ends on a happy note and I loved it.
Such an amazing book and I definitely can’t wait to read more of her work because it’s fantastic.