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Title: The Anti-Virginity Pact
Series: The Pact #1
Author: Katie Wismer
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pub. Date: June 11, 2020
Publisher: Ahimsa Press
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Tour Hosted By: Rockstar Book Tours
About The Book:
Preachers’ daughters aren’t supposed to be atheists. They’re also not supposed to make pacts to lose their virginity by the end of the year, but high school senior Meredith Beaumont is sick of letting other people tell her who to be.
Spending the last four years as Mute Mare, the girl so shy just thinking about boys could trigger panic attacks, Meredith knows exactly what it’s like to be invisible. But when a vindictive mean girl gets her manicured claws on the anti-virginity pact and spreads it around the school—with Mare’s signature at the bottom—Mare’s not so invisible anymore. She just wishes she was.
Now the girls mutter “slut” as they pass her in the hall, and the boys are lined up to help complete her checklist. When she meets a guy who knows nothing of the pact, their budding romance quickly transforms from a way to get her first time over with to a genuine connection. But when the pact threatens to destroy her new relationship and the fragile foundation of her seemingly perfect family, Mare has to decide what’s more important: fixing her reputation and pleasing her parents, or standing up for the person she wants to be
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Squirt barks in response and circles us before finally plopping herself into my lap, forcing Pluto to move. He doesn’t look too upset about the change. He just slumps against my side and licks my hand to remind me of his presence, or rather, remind me to pet him. I use one hand for Pluto and one for Squirt, and hope none of the other dogs look over and notice, or they’ll all come bounding over in jealousy.
The second I start petting Squirt, she rolls onto her back to give me better access to her belly. “You’re such a little flirt, Squirt.” I nuzzle her nose.
I glance over to see Sam watching me, his head cocked in that way of his.
“You’re so good with them,” he says.
I’m the first to break the eye contact. “It’s because I’m so bad with people. Gotta make up for it somehow.”
Sam laughs, leans over, and scratches Squirt behind her ears. “So, how often do you volunteer here?”
“At least four days a week, sometimes more if they need me.”
“That’s quite the commitment.”
I shrug, my gaze still trained on Squirt. “I like it here.”
We fall into silence, and my mind immediately starts spinning in frantic circles, searching for something to say. I glance at him out of the corner of my eye, but he doesn’t seem to mind the lull in conversation. He’s just watching the dogs play, a slight smile on his face. The breeze picks up and rustles his hair.
“So I actually have an ulterior motive for coming today,” he says. “Though I did want to meet this one.” He scratches Squirt’s belly, and she rolls her head to the side to look at him.
“Ulterior motive?” I ask.
“Well.” He pulls out a few blades of grass and twirls them through his fingers, then trains his calm and unwavering gaze on me. I can feel my cheeks burning, and it takes every ounce of my willpower not to look away. “I’m here so I can formally ask you on a date.”
The Anti-Virginity Pact Book Playlist
You can listen to the full playlist for The Anti-Virginity Pact on Spotify:
Music is a huge part of my process, and I love making playlists for all of the books I write. This playlist in particular is one of my favorites—so many good songs on here! But some of my top picks that I think capture the vibe of the book are:
Lost – Blake Rose
If I Believe You – The 1975
High (Keep Up) – Bo Baskoro
Young Blood – Noah Kahan
Flowers on The Grave – The Maine
Runaway – Ziggy Alberts
Find Yourself – Great Good Fine Ok
About The Author:
Katie Wismer is a freelance editor and author of Young Adult, New Adult, and Poetry books. Be the first to know about upcoming projects, exclusive content, and more by signing up for her newsletter below! When she’s not reading, writing, or wrangling her two perfect cats, you can find her on her YouTube channel, Katesbookdate.
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