Hello bookworms! It’s another book review. One that I actually finished in less than two days. Awesome, right?! Normally, it takes me longer than two days, but what can I say? It was just that good.
Amazing romance between Harrison and Alyssa. Major crush fest over here. What brought me to the book originally was that I was wanting to try out NetGalley. If you haven’t yet, I would recommend checking them out. Esencially, you can request books from publishers in exchange for an honest review. It is pretty awesome. I’ve got a couple in my queue already and this was the first one. It was published yesterday, but I didn’t get approved until very early Monday morning. Being Monday, I didn’t have all the time in the world to read, so I got a little late start. I think that’s okay though, as long as I post my review soon after the release date. (Please correct me if I’m wrong — anyone who uses NetGalley).
Anyway, the actual reason that made me hit request was that I read the description, sexy romance, and decided to give it a try. It completely reminded me of P.S. I Love You. You know… Gerry dies, but leaves Holly these love notes. She reads them and it’s supposed to help her move on. Gerry knows how hard Holly will take his death, so he tries to help from beyond the grave.
30 Days has an almost exact same plot, with one major exception: sex. 30 Days is about a couple, Rob and Alyssa, and Rob dies of cancer. However, they married at such a young age that sexually, Alyssa was not experienced and Rob was her one and only. He knows he is going to die, so he writes her a letter with 30 notecards. He gives it to her before he dies, and tells her to only open it when she is ready. In the letter, he explains he always felt he stripped her of sexual independence because she has only been with him. He grants her permission to move on, especially sexually. They had a great sex life, but he wanted her to experience it with someone else, or multiple someone elses. So he wrote those 30 notecards, each one with a sexual act on it.
Two years after his death, two years after he first hands her this letter, she finally opens it. The day after a new hot neighbor with a nice ass moves in. The new guy, Harrison, makes Alyssa feel things she had not felt in a long time. She finds the letter, reads it, laughs, and starts to form a plan.
Her plan is to get Harrison to complete these 30 sexual acts with her. They are all numbered, and must be done in order.
This is where the book gets really good, and if I say much more, I will ruin it! You know me…
Anyway, this book had me laughing so hard! It gave me tears when Alyssa is trying to move on past Rob’s death. It made me smile when she finally understood what he always meant when he said she’ll want new experiences with different men. However, he was wrong about one thing. If it’s right, don’t not settle down just because it’s your first relationship after death. If it’s right, it’s right. You’ll know. Alyssa knew, and fought for Harrison. Ultimately, this book does have a happily ever after, but not before wanting to smack both of them upside the head. I absolutely loved it!
*I have received a free copy in exchange for an honest review, provided by NetGalley.