Review: A is for Abstinence by Kelly Oram

Posted October 23, 2014 by Bee in Reviews / 2 Comments

Review: A is for Abstinence by Kelly Oram

A is for Abstinence

by Kelly Oram
Series: V is for Virgin #2
Published on May 12th 2014
by Bluefields
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon | Goodreads

Also by this author: Being Jamie Baker, The Avery Shaw Experiment, Cinder & Ella, V is for Virgin, Cinder & Ella

Six-time Grammy Award-winning musician Kyle Hamilton has it all—money, fame, talent, good looks, and a job he loves. His only regret in life: walking away from a certain notorious virgin because he was too prideful, stubborn, and even afraid to give her the only thing she asked of him—his abstinence.

Four years and a broken heart later, Kyle realizes that sex isn’t everything, and he suddenly can’t stop thinking about the girl that got away. Virgin Val Jensen got under his skin like no one else ever has. He wasn’t ready for her then, but things are different now. He’s grown up, he’s learned a few things, and he’s finally figured out exactly what he wants, or, rather, who he wants.

Kyle Hamilton wants a do-over, and this time he’s willing to do—or not do—whatever it takes.

5 Stars

You can read my review of V is for Virgin here.

Oh wow. I just loved this so much more than V is for Virgin! Partly because the romance is perfect here because it involves Kyle much more than in the previous book. It wraps up the entire story and I just read it in one fantastic sitting. And now I’m hungry.

A is for Abstinence starts out 8 months before the events of the epilogue in V is for Virgin. We see how Kyle’s engagement ends because Adrianna is a stupid dumb *peep*. (Seriously, who would ever let someone like Kyle go?) His heart is broken and I really really feel for him. When we get to the event from the epilogue in V is for Virgin, the book really starts. Val and Kyle reunite and from that point it’s nothing but the perfect romance I wanted so badly in the first book.

I love Kyle. A lot. I loved him in the first book but in this one… He just got better. He’s so genuine and caring and sweet. I loved that there was no big obstacle near the end for them to overcome like in most books. It’s just a perfect romance. And let’s face it, Kyle’s a hero. I would not have the willpower he has if I were in his shoes. Hell, I don’t even have that now. I still loved Val but Kyle really was the best character. He’s grown so much since I met him in V is for Virgin. Val really hasn’t changed much. She’s grown up but she’s still somewhat the same. And I’ll admit I hated her a few times for practically torturing Kyle. Again, that man has been a hero in this book.

It was nice to see how the others were doing too. I loved the fact that Robin got married, Stephanie engaged, but Cara and Shane did surprise me a bit. I didn’t think they would last but I’m glad they did. I also liked the fact that the band broke up after one of the bandmates died. He didn’t play much of a role in V is for Virgin and I don’t think it was meant to be sad when they mentioned it. This was all about the romance and Val and Kyle are perfect for each other.

Though I liked to have Kyle’s POV in this book, I do think this story could’ve been told in one book. I loved it nonetheless, but I missed the real romance in the first book and I got it in this one. I love this author to bits and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for me next!


About Kelly Oram

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She’s obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.

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