by: Monica Murphy
Genre: Young Adult/Teen Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Eden: Josh Evans and I have been best friends forever. He knows all my secrets, and I know all of his. So when he randomly asks me to help him lose his virginity, I sort of flip out. That’s a question that sends your mind to places you’ve seriously never considered before. Like, you know. Having sex. With your best friend. Except Josh doesn’t want to have sex with me—he wants me to help him find a girl. A nice girl who’s funny and smart and cute. Except he already knows a girl just like that…
Josh: Eden Sumner is my best friend. So of course she’d be the person to help me find my perfect match, so I can drop my V card before I head off to college. Except the more we search, the more I realize that maybe the right girl has been by my side all along. I don’t need Eden’s help in finding me a girl to love. I’m pretty sure I’m already in love with Eden. But now she thinks I’m only after one thing…with anyone but her.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book is what happens when American Pie meets Friends with Benefits. It contains two best friends, plenty of angst, and lots and lots of sex talk. Reading this might have you looking at your best friend in a different light!
What advice would Karen Erickson/Monica Murphy of today give to teenage Karen?
Ah, teenage Karen was a totally different person compared to the adult Karen/Monica. I had a lot of friends and I was having a good time, but I was also afraid of some things. A little timid sometimes. I worried way too much. I was afraid of rejection.
I’d tell my teen self to go for it. To not be scared. To ask for what you want, to chase after what you want, to work hard and make your dreams come true. What’s the worst that could happen if you ask for what you want? For someone to say no?
But the coolest thing I’d tell teenage me is that hey, remember how you wanted to become a writer? Well, you did! You write romance for a living and you’re actually decent at it. You have a writing career. That was my biggest dream, a dream I thought, especially back in my teen years, was foolish. No way could I be a writer. That’s foolish.
So I gave up for a few years. Actually, for many years. I’m really glad I finally picked that dream back up and decided to pursue my writing career, or else I wouldn’t be where I am today.
That’s the biggest advice I’d give my teen self—don’t give up. Ever. You got this, girl. You might go through some hard times and deal with some crap, but life will eventually end up pretty good.
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Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is a traditionally published author with Bantam/Random House and HarperCollins/Avon, as well as an independently published author. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance. She is also USA Today bestselling romance author Karen Erickson. She is a wife and a mother of three who lives with her family in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere, along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through many angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.
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