The Perfect First by Maya Hughes – A Book Review

Posted September 14, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Contemporary, Reviews, Romance / 1 Comment

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The Perfect First

by Maya Hughes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Contemporary Romance
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

Sweet and perfectly contemporary, this is an afternoon romance that will make you smile. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

“How long do you last in bed?” Those were her first words to me, swiftly followed up with, “And how big would you say you are?”

Persephone Alexander. Math genius. Lover of blazers. The only girl I know who can make Heidi braids look sexy as hell. And she’s on a mission. Lose her virginity by the end of the semester.

I walked in on her interview session for potential candidates (who even does that?) and saw straight through her brave front. She’s got a list of Firsts to accomplish like she’s only got months to live. I’ve decided to be her guide for all her firsts except one. Someone’s got to keep her out of trouble. I have one rule, no sex. We even shook on it.

I’ll help her find the right guy for the job. Someone like her doesn’t need someone like me and my massive…baggage for her first time.

Drinking at a bar. Check.

Partying all night. Double check.

Skinny dipping. Triple check.

She’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met. The walls I’d put up around my heart are slowly crumbling with each touch that sets fire to my soul.

I’m the first to bend the rules. One electrifying kiss changes everything and suddenly I don’t want to be her first, I want to be her only. But her plan was written before I came onto the scene and now I’m determined to get her to re-write her future with me.

Thoughts on The Perfect First

This contemporary romance was a shot of heartfelt goodness with just the right amount of angst and steam. They blend, better than anyone could imagine, including themselves – and it’s just so bloody darling to see it all come together.


  • Seriously charming.
  • Good use of multiple POV.
  • I actually liked the characters.
  • Some side faces are obviously getting their own features, I mean Nix…. tell me he’s not crushing on the pink haired chick next door!


  • Little Slow in places.


First Person, Multiple POV

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Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range



4 out of 5 Stars

Sweet, heartfelt and a bit sappy, this contemporary romance will leave you with a smile. Free on KU.

Published April 25th, 2019
342 Pages

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