Mercedes Ayres is a very complicated seventeen year old. Her first time having sex wasn’t what any young girl would want so she has taken it upon herself to teach the male virgins at her school just how to treat a woman and how to have sex telling herself she is doing this so that their girlfriends will have the perfect first time. Her original plan was to only help five males with their relationship but five turned into ten then ten to eleven and so on.
In order to make this work Mercedes has set all kinds of rules and guidelines for herself. Unfortunately things don’t always go as planned and those rules and the lines that Mercedes said she wouldn’t cross soon start becoming blurred and she begins losing the control she so desperately clings to.
Wow, what a journey this book takes the reader on. Firsts obviously has very touchy subject matter that is not going to be for everyone. But I found this book very thought provoking and an incredible emotional journey.
Mercedes is such a complex character, you can tell right from the start the pain in her and there would be so much more to her. She’s a character that just brings out the emotion in a reader. I was completely drawn in from the first few chapters and needed to know this girl’s story.
The other characters in this book were also great on their own. Really felt for Zach the entire story. Faye could almost steal the story with her whirlwind entrance and flashy style. Angela is someone you can’t help but hope things turn out well for.
Overall, an emotional journey with great characters, would highly recommend if the subject matter would not offend.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.