Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn + Giveaway

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: January 5th, 2016
Pre-order: [Chapters/Indigo] [Amazon]
Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward, fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time- the kind Mercedes never had herself.

Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy- so far. Her absentee mother isn’t home nearly enough to know about Mercedes’ extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won’t even say the word “sex” until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn’t bank on Angela’s boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn- or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed.

When Mercedes’ perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her reputation and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, FIRSTS is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.

Why I'm Anticipating This Title:
I first came across Firsts through a blogger's Waiting on Wednesday post. It immediately sounded unique and although I was at first skeptical about it's premise, it's grown to become a highly anticipated title I'm excited to read/review. I'm looking forward to picking up my copy and sharing my thoughts with everyone. Also - she's a Canadian author!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?
Let me know in the comment section below. Leave your blog link and I'll stop by =D

Giveaway (US/Canada)
Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn swag is up for grabs! Prizes: 1 swag set includes a Firsts lip gloss, postcard, and bookmark. 2 swag sets are up for grabs for a Firsts postcard and bookmark. Giveaway is open to US/Canadian residents.

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Happy Reading,


  1. I do plan on reading Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn. It does sound different and I get why you would have been skeptical at first but it sounds incredible. I'm looking forward to reading it!

  2. This is wonderful Wendy
    Thank you

  3. Great choice for this week's WOW post. I'm for sure planning on ready Firsts. It looks like a must read.

  4. Is it irony that it's the first time I've heard of Firsts? It looks like a wonderful book from a Canadian author. Thank you for sharing it and a swag giveaway.

  5. As always, thank you for sharing your picks.

  6. Firsts sounds like the type of book to break my heart but will be a great read. I'll be looking forward to reading it.

  7. Excellent Choice.

  8. Oh, this sounds revolutionary! It stands the double standard on its head! Although I do prefer to read paranormal romance and urban fantasy books, I might very well give this one a try. I want to see how Mercedes handles this whole scenario. So I'm adding it to my TBR!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my WOW!! Happy Wednesday!! : )

  9. Are you planning on reading Firsts? If yes, why?

    yes positively for sure!
    thank you for the giveaway

  10. This one sounds soooo good. I am definitely planning to read this book. Laurie seems like a really nice person - at least on Twitter and stuff - and the book has been getting great great reviews!

    my WoW-

  11. Ooh, this sounds cute! I haven't heard of it before, but I like the sound of it. :D Definitely going on my TBR--great pick!!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  12. Oooo, I've not heard of this book! I adore the cover, and it sounds very interesting! This isn't my usual type of read, but color me intrigued! I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Have a wonderful week, Wendy. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

  13. I keep hearing about this one, though I'm honestly not too sure about it. Hope you enjoy it!

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice