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Adult Virgins Anonymous by Amber Crewe

It seems that finally we have something that resembles some form of reality in a Romance book. Hoorah! Let's all celebrate the realistic qualities that some of us actually do possess! It is finally nice to see something that I could talk about to another human being and they would just as much appreciate what this book is able to offer to a great part of the population.
Kate and Freddie are shown to be on two varying paths in life. One in IT, the other recently having a rejig of her life, due to her redundancy in a very well paid job and now working in a gallery. So what makes the similar? Having that one secret, that really shouldn't be a secret, they are still virgins. Something that is perceived by both themselves and some parts of society to be weirdly bad. But as luck would have it, they both find the same advertisement of other virgins who meet up and chat about how it bothers them and life in general. 
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