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Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky

After everything that happened—my first boyfriend, my first time, my first breakup—jumping back into the dating game seemed like the least healthy thing I could do. It’s not that I didn’t want to fall in love again, since that’s about the best feeling ever. But as a busy college premed still raw from heartbreak, which is the worst feeling ever, I figured I’d lie low for a while. Of course, as soon as I stopped looking for someone, an impossibly amazing—and devastatingly cute—guy came along, and I learned that having a new boyfriend is the quickest way to recover from losing your old one.

The moment we got together, all my preconceptions about romance and sex were turned upside down. I discovered physical and emotional firsts I never knew existed. I learned to let go of my past by living in the present. It was thrilling. It was hot. It was just what the doctor ordered.

But I couldn’t avoid my future forever.

In Daria Snadowsky’s daring follow-up to Anatomy of a Boyfriend, eighteen-year-old Dominique explores the relationship between love and lust, and the friendships that see us through.

Anatomy of a Single Girl was an interesting book for me to read for several reasons: because it was the somewhat unexpected (at least on my part) sequel to a book I enjoyed a while ago, because it crosses over into the new category of New Adult, and because of its emphasis on sexuality. It was really this last reason that made me enjoy this book so much. Yes, this is a sexy book, but even more than that, Dom's story is about the insecurities, strangeness, and intricacies of sexual experiences. Snadowsky does a great job of covering everything (without being too graphic), especially the emotional versus physical elements of love and lust. Fans of Anatomy of a Boyfriend won't want to miss its sequel.

Rating: 3.75

Review copy from Daria Snadowsky

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