Thursday, 19 September 2013

Popping the Cherry-Aurelia B. Rowl *Review and launch day blitz celebration*

Here at Books with Bunny I am delighted to be involved with the release day blitz for Aurelia B. Rowl's mature YA book Popping the Cherry
Firstly read my review, and then you can find out more about the author, where you can buy the book and how to enter a fabulous competition to win teen books!
Popping the Cherry starts off with a challenge for Lena.  The only one of her group of friends who is still a virgin, Lena hopes to 'pop her cherry' before her 18th birthday.  The girls set about making a list of possible candidates for the job in hand.  However, it isn't long before things get out of hand and Lena is forced to learn lessons in both life and love...
Being completely honest, I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book. It sounded like it could be a frivolous teen read, a bit of an American Pie type tale, and as a thirty-something I'm not really the target audience.  I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Popping the Cherry and would definitely class it as cross over fictionThe plot was much more than a high school coming-of-age tale and I felt the variety of emotions Lena experienced throughout the book showed the diversity of the tumultuous teenage years.   Aurelia B. Rowl also captures the pain that can be caused by bullying and peer pressure, reminding me of some of the more negative experiences of my adolescence. 
On a lighter note, if you're looking for a new book crush then you could do much worse than Jake (or indeed Zac). Lena's best friend's brother, Jake is level-headed, thoughtful and devilishly attractive.  What more could a girl want?! 
Romantic and humorous, Popping the Cherry encapsulates how it feels to be a teenager.  Thank goodness I am well past that now!  
I would have absolutely loved this book in my mid/late teens and am sure that the target audience will devour Popping the Cherry
Popping the Cherry is out today!
With thanks to Aurelia B Rowl for providing me with a copy of her book in return for an honest review and for inviting me to be a part of the launch day blitz.


It's time for a Release Day Blitz and Giveaway event, where corks aren't the only things being popped in celebration of Aurelia B. Rowl's newest release.

About the book...

Popping the Cherry

If you missed any of the exclusive teasers from the ten-day countdown, you can find them all here or by going to:


Buy it now...

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Mature Young Adult/New Adult fiction
Release date: 19 September 2013
Publisher: Carina (Harlequin UK)
ISBN: 978-1-472-01805-2

Nook UK (coming soon)
Kobo (coming soon)

About the author...

Aurelia B. Rowl lives on the edge of the Peak District with her very understanding husband, their two fantastic children, and their mad rescue mutt who doesn’t mind being used as a sounding post and source of inspiration. She regularly wows them all with her curious, hastily thrown together meals when she gets too caught up with her latest writing project... or five!... and she has developed the fine art of ignoring the housework.

Aurelia writes Young Adult/New Adult crossover fiction and contemporary romance. She is currently busy writing the standalone companion novels to both Popping the Cherry and Christmas is Cancelled.

To find out more about Aurelia, you can visit her website: or you can find her hanging out online, far too often, at the following:


To get the party started with a BANG, Aurelia B. Rowl has teamed up with several other Young Adult and New Adult authors to come up an awesome giveaway, with over twenty books in the Release Day Blitz prize kitty just waiting to be won.

For full details of the prizes, click here or go to:

Good luck!

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