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3.83  ·  Rating details ·  1,277 ratings  ·  227 reviews
Sense of humor required

The ocean...October, outdoors, orange... All O's that sneaky damn letter.

I need the O. Crave the O, even dream about the bastard.

My name is Olivia and this is my virgin diary. Yep, at the ripe age of 24 I'm single and O-less. And to top it all off, with a shiny cherry, I'm a first grade teacher.

Not much hope meeting Prince C
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 244 pages
Published March 13th 2016 by H.J. Bellus (first published March 12th 2016)
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 photo 9acf2979af0e4130f044d45d177c7f_zpsuvu0q2kk.gif “Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the virgin diaries starring Olivia Olander who’s currently O-less and in desperate search for The Big O.”

Dear H.J. Bellus,

I so fucking LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this book!!!! Okay, let me reiterate it once more time. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! That’s right, I LOVED THe BIG O and of course, what woman wouldn’t. (*wink*) Right off the opening pages, I knew I couldn’t put this book down. How could I when you are i
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The Big O

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The ocean...October, outdoors, orange... All O's that sneaky damn letter.

I need the O. Crave the O, even dream about the bastard.

My name is Olivia and this is my virgin diary. Yep, at the ripe age of 24 I'm single and O-less. And to top it all off, with a shiny cherry, I'm a first grade teacher.

Not much hope meeting Prince Charming in my workplace.

I live with my hyper Yorkie and wild imagination. And I despise the letter O.

Follow Olivia Olander in her wild and hyste
Elle ✟ Søren's ♡ (i'm too old for this shite)

Not gonna lie, I'm quite struggling to finish this. The Big O didn't really appeal to me. But I need some funny read about a desperate virgin girl. LOL! Yeah, Olivia is very desperate to let go her V-card. BUT she wanna do it with someone special ;)
Dear Diary,
Do you find it funny that my name is Olivia Olander and I live in Ontario, Oregon and teach school in room one and have never had an O?
Love, O

Yup! Her name is Olivia or what's her friend called O. She has quite
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is exactly what I needed right now! The Big O is such a perfect dose of humor and romance and sexiness all rolled up into one. I couldn't tell you how much I laughed my butt off while reading this entire book. It's so light, yet still packed with a sweet love story we all crave for. Yet again, HJ Bellus astounds me with her ability to stretch and switch up from one genre of romance to another. I guess I wasn't expecting how hilarious and fun this book was and it made the ride all the more f ...more
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Mick C
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: author-arc, own
One of THE funniest books I've read from HJ Bellus!! "Oooo". M.G. this was so original and fun to read. I couldn't put it down and I NEED more!! Hoping book 2 is out soon. I laughed and laughed and cried, then laughed. One of my favorite lines from this book is: "Oscar (the main character's dad's psycho dog) bares his teeth to me and I swear they're stained a light pink. That bastard's growling at me. He senses evil, Dad chimes. Old man has jokes. Go get your beer and let's eat dinner." This boo ...more
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Have a headache or a tough day? This book is the perfect pick me up! How do I know you ask? Before I started this read I was sporting a headache from a rough day and a few pages into the book I was already laughing my a$$ off! The things said and done will have your jaw dropping thinking WTF?!? but in a good way of course with some added comedic shock value.

The letter "O" has a deeper meaning behind the title. Thanks to Olivia Olander's story it plays a huge role in the story that was freaking g
DJ Sakata
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romantic-comedy
Favorite Quotes:

“Dad even eventually got comfortable with buying feminine products and used auto parts to give me the birds and the bees talk… I cringed and I do believe my ovaries even sent Hail Marys to Jesus that day in the shop.”

“You keep moaning like your belly hurts, Ms. Olander like there’s a bad poop built up in you.”

“‘Headlights, Miss Olander.’ I pry my gaze away from the sexiest ass on the planet to see Kane with both his pointer fingers sprung out from his chest and his little eyebrow
Pam Nelson
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 O Star’s

Audio Book – Olivia Olander is one heck of a funny, sweet girl. But she is so much more than that when her and Scout her bestie get together they are hilarious. I was laughing or snorting through this book. What a great up lifting book to listen to.

You got to feel for the girl. She hate the letter O and she can’t find her O. But in a roundabout way she does. Growing up with her dad to guild her after her mother’s passing girly things were not his forte to say the least.

“I love you d
Tia Louise
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious, naughty FUN!

A superfun treat from H.J. Bellus. This sexy story of "firsts" had me giggling, cringing, and swooning with delight.

Olivia is a loveable hero looking for her first Big O, and "Hot Cop" Oren is the perfect Officer to help her Obtain that Objective!!! (See what I did there?)

The great supporting cast adds more layers of humor and warmth. You'll laugh, swoon, cry (just a little!), and fall in LOVE with this one.

*Fans of Tara Sivec's Chocolate Lovers or Mimi Strong's Peaches Mo
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
DNF @ 20%.

I hate not finishing books. I'm a fight to the end kind of booklover, so it hurts that I couldn't finish this one. I don't know if I'm in a sour mood because I'm still emotionally traumatized from November 9 and A Thousand Boy Kisses, but this one just didn't work for me. Coming off of so many dark and emotional reads, I was hoping The Big O would give me just what I needed...a big laugh. But it didn't. I do think others will find this enjoyable, especially if you're into RomCom and ne
Urgh, I got to 50% and couldn't read any further. The side-kick, Scout was a major pain in my butt. Also, who swears that much in an elementary school where little ears can hear? The heroine's "awkwardness" felt too forced.

The plot was interesting, too bad the characters were pathetic and unlikable.
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
LMFAO!! really funny story.
Wow, HJ Bellus hit the mark with this one. I laughed out loud through most of Olivia's story and I must say, The Big O is now one of my favorite RomCom books.

Olivia is special, in her own way and she sure knows how to live life to the fullest...minus one VERY important thing. Oren is simply amazing in every sense of the word. He's a hot cop, sweet, snarky and did I mention HOT!!! Can he be my prince charming?!?! #NEWBBF

I love the chemistry of our dynamic duo, the banter between all the character
Fluffy romance with enough substance to keep you interested and literally LOL-ing. My first by the author, but surely not the last. It also doesn't hurt that the protagonist is super relatable in many aspects - the author does not hold back the real life in this fictional (how fictitious is it really?) story. ...more
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Such a stupid book. I was expecting something different, like the struggles of being a virgin at 24 and only at the middle of the book to be introduced to the guy.
It was sappy instalove with sex scenes
I wouldn't lie, I found it funny sometimes but I thought most of the book was pointless
Pelusa Rivera
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
I had read this book before, and I enjoyed it, however to be honest, even though it was funny, I did find it a little slow sometimes. Olivia was OCD, and she was also a little immature sometimes, but sometimes in life you have to be, I did enjoy her relationship with Oren, however after that misunderstanding took place, she was a little unreasonable. Now don't get me wrong, I do not condone lies, and he should have been upfront with her regarding his family and all his problems with them, but it ...more
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Listened on audiobook.

This is one of the funniest books that I have ever read. Hands down. However, towards the end Olivia started to bug me somewhat hence the 4 stars. I don’t want to give spoilers so you’re just going to have to read. It is well worth it.
Nov 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
More like 2.75 almost 3, cause I liked Scout and Olivia´s interactions, even though their personalities and language was way too crude for two teachers.
Way too perfect male counterpart. Got boring after a while. Too late in the story "twist".

*Kind of spoiler* I hate when a woman has the most amazing O the first time they have sex in a book, just like that, magically, without help from anything but the guy´s out-of-this-world dick. Come on... *rolls eyes* That must happen to 000.1% of women out
Kat DM
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
✦★✦★✦5-BIG O STARS✦★✦★✦
*Copy provided by an author in exchange for an honest review*

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I freaking loved this book; it was outrageously hilarious! While growing up, there’s so much exposure and built up about how special it should be to lose your virginity. For others it’s just wham bam, thank you, ma’am, I’m done. If you enjoy comedy, romance, between a quirky virgin and a hot sweet police officer, I suggest you hop on The Big O train. Get ready to have your bed rattled and your lady bits soa
4 big O stars!

Quick! Quit what you're doing right now and read The Big O by H.J Bellus
This book is a little bit of awesome, I mean look at how cute the cover is!!!

I loved the story of awkward 1st grade teacher Olivia Olander who lives in Ontario Oregon, Who also just happens to have never had the big O. Yep, that's right. At the age of 24, Olivia finds herself single with no future prospects of losing her V card after a string of bad blind dates. That is until she meets the hunky officer Oren O
Kristy Shaffer
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG! This book was Off the charts! Omazaballs! O,O,O,O,Orgasmic! Owesome! Original! Obscenely funny! Obsessive! You get my drift...

The Big O had me in fits of hysterical laughter to the point of crying, had me feeling all of what Olivia was going through and don't let me forget about Mr Lady Boner Oren....hmmmm O so dreamy! All of the characters in this book were off the hook, and I enjoyed all of them and their quirks. 

Such an amazing book that once I started I couldn't put it down until it was
N Swaffar
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**ARC provided by Author, in exchange for an honest review**

The Big O is a fun romantic comedy. HJ Bellus made all the stop to make this such a funny romance. Olivia a 24 yr old virgin have been looking for a way to get rid of her virginity. With the help of her best friend a few blind dates, operation get-rid-of-virgnity always ended up a bust. Until Olivia meets up with hot copy Officer Oren. He was new in town and is way interested with Olivia and her innocence. In fact Olivia’s innocence jus
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg I am still laughing my a** off.
I loved this book so much
The friendship between O and Scout brought me back to the My Way series and reminded me exactly why I fell in love with HJ Bellus as an author.
I am a complete Bellus where though I devour all that she writes and I must say she keeps me on my toes with each book that she releases.
I love that she always has these AMAZINGLY STRONG AND INCREDIBLY UNIQUE female characters they empower you and make you laugh and cry at the same time.
I know th
Diane Holtry
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-or-blog
Laugh your a$$ off funny .. from beginning to end. Olivia's character comes to life on the pages right before your eyes. The situations are not only comical but, as a reader, I can relate to a lot of them - which ones specifically I will not divulge! LOL

As a teacher, her students are adorable and funny as hell.

#outofthemouthsofbabes #headlightsareon #doyouneedtofart #walkingladyboner #Pedrospiddle #pulladuo #stealmystickanddipitinyourgravy #strumyourclittar #ripanotherone #driveitlikeyoustolei
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

I thought this book was fantastic! This story was so funny, the humour was really crass and had me wanting to cringe in embarrassment sometimes but I loved it, some people may be put off by it but for me it was hilarious. I loved the relationship between all the characters from Olivia and Owen to Scout and then the girls parents and even Kane was a great extra in the story. This was a very light read and while there was some drama it was a nice and easy story. I can't wait for (view spoil
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding. O-mazing. This book is hilarious. I LOL'd so many times with this book. HJ did an amazing job on this one. From page one to the end it will keep you laughing your a$$ off. You will never look at the letter "O" the same again. Thanks for the great laugh HJ. Keep them coming. Can't wait for the next one. ...more
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This one wasn't bad, I just couldn't connect with the characters. It did have some funny laugh out loud parts but it was just okay. This was my first read by this author and even though this one didn't work for me I still will give her other books a chance. ...more
Monique Pearson
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Only mad about 1 thing.....Scout's book isn't out yet!
This was a funny as hell, sexy story! Love Olivia and her saucy friend, Scout!
No spoilers here but I love the little twist just when I was thinking the few chapters would have to be boring! Awesome story!
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USA Today Best Selling Author, HJ Bellus is a small town girl who loves the art of storytelling. When not making readers laugh or cry, she's a part-time livestock wrangler that can be found in the middle of Idaho, shot gunning a beer while listening to some Miranda Lambert on her Beats and rocking out in her boots.


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