Natalie Sterling wants to be in control. She wants her friends to be loyal. She wants her classmates to elect her student council president. She wants to find the right guy, not the usual jerk her school has to offer. She wants a good reputation, because she believes that will lead to good things.
But life is messy, and it's very hard to be in control of it. Not when there are freshman girls running around in a pack, trying to get senior guys to sleep with them. Not when your friends have secrets they're no longer comfortable sharing. Not when the boy you once dismissed ends up being the boy you want to sleep with yourself - but only in secret, with nobody ever finding out.
Slut or saint? Winner or loser? Natalie is getting tired of these forced choices - and is now going to find a way to live life in the sometimes messy, sometimes wonderful in-between. Goodreads.
Review - Siobhan Vivian has constructed a novel that possesses a message about feminism without making it implicit. The fact that the book has been released with a heavy emphasis on the romance shows what the publisher believes it the selling point is. I would query that romance is barely a factor. The protagonist, Natalie, is such a goal orientated, controlling and intense personality that her dalliance at no point felt like it should be branded as a cookie-cutter romance type of story. It is much more important than that.