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Blog Tour: What Took You So Long By Jessica E. Larsen #Review #Excerpt

Hello bookworms!!

Today is my stop on the What Took You So Long blog tour along with several others who I will list below so you can check out their posts as well. I am going to be sharing an excerpt as well as my review for this book. Be sure to check out the other awesome bloggers on the tour today:

What Took You So Long

Title: What Took You So Long

Author: Jessica E. Larsen

Pages: 156 pages

Format: Ebook

Source: Digital Reads Blog Tours

My Rating: 5 stars


Milky thought she was ready for anything, but is she ready for love?

Ready to take on the world, Milky Valdez moves to Madrid to carve out a life and a career for herself, away from the stifling help of her well-meaning, affluent parents. Still young and inexperienced with men, she is shocked when she meets Luke, her handsome, womanizing neighbor, who leads a hedonistic lifestyle as a music producer.

Despite their differences, the two strike up an unlikely friendship.

Milky’s new world changes when she overhears a conversation that leads her to make a rash decision. Giving up her virginity to a friend seems like the easy option, but when she finds out what Luke has given up for her in return, she realizes just how big a risk she’s taking.



“Is that why you’re waiting until you get married to have sex?”

I glared at him. “I’ve never had a boyfriend! I thought I told you that already.”

“I just find it strange. If you want to lose your virginity that much, why not…you know, use a vibrator?”

“I can’t! I tried, but just imagining the pain it would cause made me too scared.”

He laughed. “Right.” He moved out of bed and I looked away when I saw that he was only wearing a pair of boxers. He stepped toward the bathroom before looking back. “I heard some virgins say that it wasn’t that bad when they first lost it. Sure, there’s a pain, but there’s also pleasure.”


“That’s what I heard.”

I jumped out of bed and stopped him from closing the door, swallowing when my eyes landed on his well-sculpted abs. My eyes then traveled down to the V-shape that pointed to the secret part I had never personally seen in my life. “What?” He placed one hand on the doorjamb and the other on my chin. “Don’t tell me I’ll be the lucky guy?”

I lifted my eyes and answered him seriously. “Yes. Please take my virginity, Luke.”

The playful expression on his face vanished. He let go of my face and turned away. I heard him chuckle. “Are you still drunk or sleepy?”

“Neither. I’ve never been more sure and awake in my life!”

Luke took a deep breath and faced me with a conceited smile. “You’ll regret it.”


“You’ll enjoy having sex with me so much you’ll never be satisfied with someone else.”

“You’ve got it backwards, Luke. You’ll have so much fun with me that you’ll lose all interest in being with other women.”

His playful look returned. “You’re on,” he said, pulling me close and pressing our lips together for the first time.

My Thoughts

Thank you so much to the author for providing me with a copy of this via Digital Reads Blog Tour in exchange for my honest review.

I was skeptical going into this because of what I had heard from a couple people but I  ended up freaking loving this book.

It was a fast paced read that had me hooked from the very beginning. It’s funny, cute, adorable, sexy, heartbreaking and so many other emotions rolled into one.

I had a few niggles but they all boil down to this book was way to short. I wanted more. Like I mentioned this is a very fast paced read and what Jessica gave us was amazing but I was so into it that I wish some aspects of it would have been elaborated on some more.

There were a couple twists one of which surprised me and the other one I guessed but that still didn’t take away from my enjoyment.

Normally with short books I don’t get as hooked and drawn into the story as I would a full length novel but that’s not the case here. Guys I was hooked!! I found myself laughing throughout and giddy at all the adorable sexiness and my heart was racing at other times. I know this probably won’t be for everyone but I loved it.



Jessica is a romance author. She writes in both English and Filipino (Taglish) language.

She’s a hopeless romantic, who will forever be young at heart. She enjoys traveling and hours arguing with her characters, and sometimes, she also takes pleasure in playing the villain and give them a taste of hell when they refused to listen to her outrageous demands.

Jessica currently lives in Spain near the Mediterranean coast with her loving husband and adorable son.


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6 thoughts on “Blog Tour: What Took You So Long By Jessica E. Larsen #Review #Excerpt

  1. Woah! I have no idea what to say right now… my grin is too big. Thank you. I’m so happy you liked it. 😆
    I did want to write this novella longer but this was actually written for a challenge 3 years ago and we had to write it only up to 30k in 30 days.

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