Three Daves by Nicki Elson
Three Daves was such a fun book to read. I loved the throwback to the 80’s and Nicki Elson did a fantastic job with creating characters and situations. The story is set in 1986 and features Jennifer Whitney, who thinks of herself as the last American virgin. She is a sophomore at Central Illinois University, and getting a bit restless that she still has her V-card. But she doesn’t want to just give it up to just anyone and be coined a campus slut. And she also wants to feel somewhat experienced her first time. Readers follow Jen through her journey that features three Daves, three very different men in her life who will all leave an impact.
Even though this story is set in the 80’s, it had a very contemporary feel to it. The dialogue is very realistic, as is Jen’s inner turmoil and thoughts. This book read very fast for me, and is one that I would recommend to chick lit readers. There is a lot of profanity and use of the word “slut,” as well as some intense sex scenes that some may not enjoy, but they didn’t bother me. They were there for a reason and fit in smoothly with the story. I really enjoyed watching Jen and her journey with the three Daves, and was curious up until the end about how her story would close. I will look forward to more from Elson!