Author: AJ Bennett
Publication Date: September 19, 2013
Summary: Karma Points is cursed. Cursed with a stupid name and the inability to lose her virginity. She's on a mission to lose her virginity before she turns twenty if it's the last thing she does.
One night, her good friend Eva brings her to an underground club where Karma meets a tattooed bouncer. He’s far from the clean-cut type she normally falls for, which makes her think this finally might be the night she crosses the threshold of womanhood.
Excited, she goes home with the bouncer named Jax and as always, her dreams crash down once again. Jax cannot believe she is willing to give away her virginity to a stranger she met at a club. As the only son with five sisters and a widowed mom, he can't morally go through with it, even though he's never been more tempted in his life.
Unwilling to let her walk away he strikes a deal. Karma has to spend three weeks dating him and then decide if she wants to have sex or walk away. (Source of Summary and Book Cover: Goodreads)
Rating: 4 Stars
Review: This book was an entertaining and quick read for me. Reading the blurb, this book is exactly what you expect: a fun fictional romance with a dash of coming-of-age.
I loved Karma as the lead character. She may have a wealthy father, but she does not come across as spoiled (besides not having a job and living at home, but these aspects are easily overlooked). I think that there are plenty of young women who can relate to Karma and her extreme decision. Jax is swoon-worthy, and has so many great qualities about him. Karma’s parents are interesting, and I felt like the relationship with her dad was a bit unrealistic, but again, this was easily overlooked for the overall entertainment of the book.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with the three weeks of dating, I was really surprised by the way it turned out. The three weeks were a lot of fun to read about and the dates definitely moved the book along at a great pace. I’m never a fan of insta-love, and I was happy to see that while there was insta-attraction and lust, the romance developed throughout the book. There were a lot of funny parts and quite a few situations that you know people actually experience. There were also some serious parts and some lessons to be learned, but the book never felt preachy and I doubt the author intended to teach anything (I assume the author intended to write a fun book – and mission accomplished).
I have to say, I wasn’t surprised by Karma’s actions towards the end of the book, I felt like they were something a 20 year old girl would really do. I was happy with the ending and it felt like something that might actually happen.