The First Time

Jenika Snow
The First Time
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Evernight Publishing
Release Date
April 2013
Erotic Romance, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic

The year is 2135 and young women are bid upon at the Virgin Auctions, a city-wide event that allows wealthy men to purchase young brides for an exuberant price. They are trained to be the docile and submissive wives that will please their future husbands. Once they are bought, they are at the mercy of their owners

Veronica Dubois doesn't know what to expect when it is her time to be in the Virgin Auctions. When she is purchased by Kristoff St. Michaels, a man twice her size and age, Veronica fears her new husband is as cruel and heartless as the other wealthy men that come to the auctions. When Kistoff reveals a part of him that goes against every horror story she's heard, she has hope that maybe her life isn't over.

Book Review by preppea (reviewer)
Jun 30, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
140 people found the following review helpful
Combine the edge and language of a contemporary romance, a storyline based in the year 2135, and an arranged marriage that resembles historical romance novels and you will get THE FIRST TIME.

I really didn't know what to expect from this story other than I knew it was a short story and it had a lot of the ingredients I like in a romance, albeit usually in several very different books! I was really wondering how a virgin auction with purchased brides and a futuristic background would all come together, but I have to say Jenika Snow found a way to write a really creative concept and still maintain a steam factor that usually would be hard to come by in a first time experience like this one.

Veronica and Kristoff were both well-thought-out and well-written characters and I loved the amount of emotion the reader could sense from both of them. I normally find it hard to get into a romance in such a short time frame but I could really imagine these characters, their feelings, and reactions. I would love to see this story expanded into a full-length novel where the author is able to describe what the world is like in 2135, how virgin auctions came about, and to see what becomes of Veronica and Kristoff!
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