Book Reviews of The Accidental Virgin

The Accidental Virgin
The Accidental Virgin
Author: Valerie Frankel
ISBN-13: 9780060938413
ISBN-10: 0060938412
Publication Date: 3/1/2003
Pages: 277
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 156 ratings
Publisher: Avon Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
This was pretty much one of the worst books I've ever read. Don't waste your time, especially if, after reading the back of the book, you think Venus, the Goddess of Love, has anything to do with the story. It's a stupid, poorly-written, "comedy of errors" about a woman who works too much and hasn't had sex in a year. The characters are over-the-top, the situations are barely believable, and the ending doesn't match the style of the rest of the book. I'm angry at myself for bothering to finish it once I started it.
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Helpful Score: 3
A tale of one woman's desparate attempts to sleep with a man--any man--in order to prevent her from accidentally re-instating her virginity (being celibate for one year). It's interesting to wonder "how's this going to go awry?" at each attempt, but the ending is ridiculously far-fetched.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not a bad read. Very fun, light and fluffy. A few laugh out loud moments, but the ending is a bit out there. All in all, I would recommend it to a chick lit loving gal pal!
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Helpful Score: 2
This just wasn't my type of story, although it was pretty funny at times. The ending was ridiculous, but I'm glad it finally ended with the "right" guy. :)
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Helpful Score: 1
Bad book! The ending was so stupid I kept waiting for her to wake up from a dream.
the only props I can give this book is that it's nice to see men characters written so 2-dimensionally usually that happens with MALE writers and FEMALE characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a cute story! quick and easy to read
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Helpful Score: 1
The Accidental Virgin is a fun, breezy, amusing read--nothing to tax the intellect, but sure to amuse. It is the story of Stacy Temple, a thirty-something singleton who works at thongs.com (you know the novel can't be too serious with a job like that). Stacy figures out that she has gone almost an entire year without sex (and barely noticed!). She becomes obsessed with avoiding becoming an "accidental virgin"--or someone who has gone without for 365 days. She's got a week left and a couple promising candidates, but nothing seems to go right for poor Stacy. This is a funny and very fluffy novel. You can read it in one sitting.
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Helpful Score: 1
Could not really get into it. The concept seemed good, but it was a slow beginning. Did not finish the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Chick-lit
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Helpful Score: 1
Kind of Sex and the City-ish...
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Helpful Score: 1
A fairly quick read.Entertaining. A good book for thirtysomthing single women.
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Helpful Score: 1
A really fun "beach read" that's engaging and entertaining. A quick read!
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Helpful Score: 1
A spicy little novel. Funny and a fast fun read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very funny. I liked this book alot.
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Helpful Score: 1
thought it was a great funny read
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Helpful Score: 1
Very cute, fast read. A little unrealistic, but fun none the less.

Stacy J.
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Helpful Score: 1
quick, easy read. funny concept
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Helpful Score: 1
Fun read, light & entertaining.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a really funny look at modern dating. Not much substance, but a good fluff read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was a very light, cute book!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Beach Read
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This book is about a woman who hasn't had sex in close to a year. She is trying to find a guy to sleep with before her year anniversary of not having sex. Sort of a silly book, with not much substance, but it ends nice with a good message.
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good read,one afternoon,it was a cute book.
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Funny, quick read.
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FUN FUN FUN!!!! I laughed so hard through this book!
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Fun read.
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This was pretty farfetched (esp. near the end) but hilarious and really cute. Fun, fluffy reading - I love Valerie Frankel!
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To begin with, the description of this book completely misled me as the Goddess of Love made no appearance in this story, whatsoever. I quickly got over that, however, and became so immersed in Stacy Temples life that I finished this book in 5 days! Im still surprised by that because Im a notoriously slow reader and there just havent been many books that I literally inhale so quickly.

Stacy Temple is your typical young working gal who has had her share of ups and downs in the relationship arena. After her last relationship ended nearly a year ago, Stacys focus turned to her career at an Internet start-up company selling sexy lingerie that she has neglected her sexual needs. No big deal, right? Apparently Stacy discovers it is a very big deal. She learns through a sex column emailed to her by a friend that after one year of celibacy, a girl gets re-virginated. No, it doesnt grow back, but according to the column, it may as well as you are officially a virgin again. This sends Stacy on a quest to get lucky before the one year mark. With failure after failure with several prospective partners (one of which is a paid escort gifted to Stacy by her boss!!!), Stacys desperation rockets upward.

This book was hilarious. I laughed out loud throughout the book while shaking my head combined with a little bit of eye-rolling at what was waiting on the next page. However, I couldnt help but cheer Stacy on. I had to give the girl points for seeing it through despite the odds of overall failure. Who knew it would be so hard to find someone to have sex with in New York City? Finding out how this would all shake out kept my anticipation level rising at the same pace as Stacys desperation.

This was a very fast read for me that made me laugh out loud several times. I highly recommend this to fans of both the chick-lit and contemporary romance genre who are looking for an entertaining and humorous book to escape intoeye-rolling optional.
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an ok book
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This was cute and light reading. Just what a chick lit book is supposed to be.
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Fun, light, entertaining. A great beach/pool read.
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good read
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Funny tale on how life gets away from you when you are an ambitious workaholic that needs to stop and smell the roses and enjoy life, in the heoine's case, wear the Thongs she designs once in a while.
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A tale about a women who has been working so hard she has forgotten to have...........sex! And then when she realizes it has been almost a year, her search to "finalize the deal."
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i thought this book was absolutely hilarious!!
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Stacy recieves a memo from Venus that she has 7 days to find the perfect man or else.
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Fun easy read,sure to amuse
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BACK OF BOOK:
Stacy, Stacy, Stacy...
You were so promising at the beginning: Sexy, smart, personable and funny. Great on dates and really great afterward---if you know what I mean. But this is a sad state of affairs; or, in your case, non-affairs! It's been nearly an entire year and you haven't had your way with ONE eligible male. You've been working so hard conconcting sexy lingerie for Thongs.com-and really Stacy, if that little pink velvet bustier didn't put you in the mood, I dont know what to say!---that you haven't even tried to be coaxed out of your own thong.com!

Are you listening, Stacy? Seven days to find the perfect man-or else!

Happy hunting!
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My book isn't perfect. FYI, the bottom of the cover is creased from shelving. It has a remainder mark on it. Don't want you to be disappointed when you see it. Otherwise its clean and crisp and fairly new.