What Took You So Long? by: Jessica E. Larsen
Published March 15, 2016 by Fluff Books Publishing
Milky thought she was ready for anything, but is she ready for love?
Ready to take on the world, Milky Valdez moves to Madrid to carve out a life and a career for herself, away from the stifling help of her well-meaning, affluent parents. Still young and inexperienced with men, she is shocked when she meets Luke, her handsome, womanizing neighbor, who leads a hedonistic lifestyle as a music producer.
Despite their differences, the two strike up an unlikely friendship.
Milky’s new world changes when she overhears a conversation that leads her to make a rash decision. Giving up her virginity to a friend seems like the easy option, but when she finds out what Luke has given up for her in return, she realizes just how big a risk she’s taking.
First a thank you to the author and Shalini for allowing me to be a part of yet another Blog Tour. This book is a book I don’t normally go for, so this is kind out of the norm for me when it comes to my reading list. It’s not that dislike reading specific types of genres, like romance, but it’s not always something that I take great interest in reading. Some I do enjoy, and some just weren’t for me.
This book, however, left me kind of with mixed feelings.
We have this girl, Milky who starts off with trying to have sex with this guy she’s known for a few years named Luke. Key word there is trying. Milky is a virgin and you find out later that she wants to be with this other guy, but this guy will not be with a virgin (douche) so to rectify this, Milky tries to lose her virginity with Luke. Luke is a playboy and is known to be quite the slut (lol, you can call men sluts too). Unfortunately, it doesn’t go as planned. Come to find, this is like a fifth attempt to do this and there’s always something wrong that it has to be rescheduled or redone.
In a nutshell, we go into how Milky and Luke met, how Luke fell in love with her, and then disappeared. Plot twist there, but that’s as far as I’ll go with that bit of information to avoid spoilers.
I’m kind of a dirty minded person, so imagine how my brain went into overdrive on the first chapter when Luke calls this girl ‘Milky’.
In the back of my head, I’m thinking, that is an awful and dirty nickname to give to someone. Then I find that’s her real name…seriously? I try not to go into details about WHY some characters have these kinds of names, but this one definitely baffles me. I know the reason for it, cause it explains it in the book, but regardless of the reason…Milky is definitely not a name I would have given a kid. This is a book after all so any name kind of goes these days.
The writing style is simple, which is a good thing, in my opinion. Nothing is overly detailed. I’m not sure the twist makes a lot of sense to me because of how it came to be, but that’s just me. The book is good for those that enjoy this particular genre and the whole romance lovey dovey story line.
All in all, this wasn’t a bad story. It was a nice, quick read. Milky is not a naive virgin…for the most part, but though I do question her standards of beginning a relationship with someone who ‘will not go out or do virgins’, if that’s the case, why would you want someone like that anyway? That’s your choice not to be someone’s first, I can understand that, but for a woman to lose her virginity to be with someone like that…that just didn’t sit well with me.
She came to her senses, though.
I’m babbling more. I wouldn’t say this is on my top reads this year, but again, it’s not a bad story and I know someone who loves these kinds of books will enjoy this one. There’s no real fault in the story, not in my opinion. I’m just not in entire agreement with how it ended, but that’s just me, and I don’t do spoilers. So, read the book and judge for yourself.