Book Review: Anatomy of a Boyfriend (Anatomy #1) by Daria Snadowsky

Before this all happened, the closest I'd ever come to getting physical with a guy was playing the board game Operation. Okay, so maybe that sounds pathetic, but it's not like there were any guys at my high school who I cared to share more than three words with, let alone my body.

Then I met Wes, a track star senior from across town. Maybe it was his soulful blue eyes, or maybe my hormones just started raging. Either way, I was hooked. And after a while, he was too. I couldn't believe how intense my feelings became, or the fact that I was seeing—and touching—parts of the body I'd only read about in my Gray's Anatomy textbook. You could say Wes and I experienced a lot of firsts together that spring. It was scary. It was fun. It was love.

And then came the fall.

Release Date: January 9, 2007
Age Group: New Adult
Source: Review copy from author

Anatomy of a Boyfriend was a neat book.  It reminded me a lot of Judy Blume's writing.  Especially the fact that Anatomy of a Boyfriend is about a young girl discovering love and sex for the first time.  

I really liked Dominique.  She is logical, has a plan for her education and career, and stands up for herself.  She's a great best friend to Amy, and loyal to a tee.  I liked that Dominique is so direct, both with herself and her relationships with others.  She has gumption and I enjoyed her voice.

I enjoyed Snadowsky's writing.  She captures the tidal wave of emotions that come with first love so perfectly.  Anatomy of a Boyfriend really brought me back to the time of my life when I fell in love for the first time.  That all-consuming feeling is captivating, both to experience and to read about.

Anatomy of a Boyfriend is a little bit graphic with regards to the sex scenes.  Snadowsky is quite direct and includes full descriptions of Wes' body, some of which were a little too much for me.  But, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that those kinds of descriptions would most likely appeal to the new adult age group.  

When the major conflict in the story occurs, I was disappointed in how Dominique reacted.  I wish she would have stood up for herself more.  I expected her to be stronger in that regard. 

I enjoyed Anatomy of a Boyfriend and started book two, Anatomy of a Single Girl, immediately.  I was really invested in Dominique's story and was happy to get to read more about the characters I grew to care about.  I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes contemporary new adult fiction.

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