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Eighteen-year-old Keely Collins is determined to change her status as the last virgin standing in this sweet, hilarious rom-com for fans of Meg Cabot and Jenny Han.

It seemed like a good plan at first.

When the only other virgin in her group of friends loses it at Keely's own eighteenth birthday party, she knows it's time for drastic measures. If she's going to avoid heading
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: April 7th 2020 by Razorbill
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    Tucker
    Sep 07, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
    fun! another book to remind me how painfully single i am!
    Jeff Bishop
    Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Who among us hasn’t asked our best friend to take our virginity so the cute boy we’ve been making out with won’t run away when he learns we’re a virgin???

    I had the pleasure of reading an early edition of this book and I’m so glad that I did! This is one of the best rom-coms that I’ve read in a long time. It’s funny when it wants to be, cover-your-eyes cringey in the best possible way at times, and really thoughtful about the way we talk about sex/virginity/relationships. This should be required
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    Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Jul 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: to-be-released
    This has huge potential to be the biggest mess but I shall remain hopeful.
    Arpita Shrivastava
    Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
    This is a funny and really enjoyable book. I loved the first 62 pages. This is perfect and a type of book which we all rom-com lovers want in our collection. It is a book we want to read again and again and every time it is as amusing as it was the first time. I will definitely want to read the entire book and believe it has great potential. The best part is all the characters are lovable and so relatable. We all had such a group of friends and classmates in high school. The James Dean angle is ...more
    Gabby Noone
    Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: read-in-2020
    I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC of this and totally devoured it!!!

    Lund perfectly captures the nonsensical rules and double standards about sex that get perpetuated when you're in high school and drive the main character, Keely, to feel like something is wrong with her for still being a virgin at 18 (spoiler-not-spoiler: nothing is wrong with her!!).

    This book has a lot of steamy scenes that were so gripping they would rival some of the best romance writers, yet they still felt
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    Megan Houde
    Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This book is everything you look for as a teenager and navigating the murky waters of trying to find the best way to loose your virginity. You have a main character who is always in her head and anxious and figuring herself out. You have this bubble you belong to in high school of close friends that know everything about everything, and then you meet someone new who’s exciting and not like the friends you know. So you decide to get noticed by them, that you’ll loose yourself along the way. I ...more
    A.J.
    Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I received a physical ARC of this book as part of the Roaring 20s Debut group ARC tour. My opinion is my own and I am under no obligation to write this review.

    I got such modern-day CAN'T HARDLY WAIT vibes from this, which delighted me.

    I loved the voice in this book. So, so much. This is the sex-positive rom-com I've been wanting for years, with a perfect YA voice in the main character, Keely Collins. Keely's feeling pretty isolated in her small town because she believes she's the only virgin. So
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    Megan Besancon
    Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: giveaways
    I LOVED THIS BOOK! I can be very picky about my romantic comedies and YA coming-of-age novels, but this ranks up there with my all-time favorites. This book had me squealing in delight and spazzing out in glee and embarrassment.

    This book captured some of the best and worst parts of high school and life in a small town. All of the characters were so fleshed out, and each one was unique even as they fit the high school stereotypes (popular-mean girl, drama girl, jock-jackass, relatable
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    konstantina
    Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
    4.5/5

    Reading this book really felt like a movie was played out in front of my eyes, it was such a funny read and I found myself not wanting to finish it. Best friends to lovers still remains the best trope for obvious reasons !!!
    Isabella (The Feminist Bookworm)
    This book was a riot, and I fucking loved it!!!
    jana [ bookishwiccan ]
    Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
    First rom-com/contemporary I've read in years. Fun and light hearted, easy quick read I finished in less than 24hrs. Full review to come on my blog.
    shelfwornbooks
    Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Cuuuuuuute. That's what came to mind first when I read The Best Laid Plans. This book was cute, y'all, and really brought back those high school memories.

    Keely is the last virgin left on Earth. Or at least it feels that way. She's definitely the last virgin left in her group of friends in her small town, where everyone knows everyone and everyone knows who you've hooked up with. Or haven't, in Keely's case. And that needs to change before she goes to college. She can't go to college without any
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    Missy
    Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I was worried it would be too cheesy for me but......I honestly loved it. It was cute and sweet and just the right amount of cheesy romance! Definitely glad I read this!
    Brenda Schneider
    Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
    A fun quick read. Really enjoyed this book and characters. I won this book through goodreads.
    Jenn
    Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: own, arc
    At Keely's 18th birthday party, it becomes official. She's the last virgin in her senior class. But she lives in a small town and she's known all these people since kindergarten. She doesn't feel like hooking up with someone she knows used to wet their pants. Then, she meets Dean. He's a junior at the local college and he is HOT. And he's into her too. But she doesn't want to admit that she's a virgin, so she goes to her life long best friend Andrew. If she loses her virginity to him, then she's ...more
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    Peanut Butter Jelly Time
    Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    ***ARC provided by the publisher on Edelweiss in exchange for honest review***

    So. This book.

    Can we talk about how underrated friends to lovers is? Because it is. It's all about the pining. The slow realization that what you want has always been there but maybe it's too late now? The deep understanding of each other as friends, that translates easily into a romance that others just can't compare to. This book had all those things with Keely and Andrew. They were endearing in the beginning; I
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    Gabrielle
    Sep 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
    9/7/19 - The cover is so cute, but I am curious about the decision because at first glance, it is very similar to the resurgence of illustrated adult romance covers. Thus, I believed it to be an adult romance, but it's actually YA...
    Emily
    Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This book was adorable and I loved it!
    Liz Lawson
    Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This book was so much fun and totally on point in how it represented HS... it made me nostalgic for it all. Lund really nailed the voice.

    It's a rom com with SO much heart. Highly recommend!!
    caitlin
    Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
    Review copy courtesy of Edelweiss.

    Sort of the book equivalent of a raunchy teen comedy, this book was a quick read but definitely recommended for more mature readers.
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