This book should be required reading for every teenager. Males should read it to learn how to treat a woman and females should read it to learn why men do the things they do. They both should read it to learn how not to screw up a relationship.
Troy, the college-boy hero of the story, has the hots for Carrie, a sexy tease, but she keeps putting him off onto one of her roommates, Gina. Apparently Gina has her heart set on Troy, and good friend that she is, Carrie does everything she can to help her out. Eventually Troy falls in love with Gina. Should be a happily-ever-after ending, right? Wrong. When the hormones are flowing freely and you’re too young to have experience in resisting temptation, happily-ever-afters can be elusive.
But this isn’t just a story for teens, although the subject matter—and the very detailed and erotic sex scenes—would definitely appeal to that age group. I think most adults would enjoy this book as well, not just for the sex, but also because of the memories of being young and stupid it can evoke. There are very few of us who haven’t done something incredibly stupid that caused us to lose or damage a relationship. Maybe if we’d read a book like this when we first hit puberty, we could have avoided some of those mistakes. I’m all for Troy’s suggestion of a “relationship class” to accompany “sex-ed” classes. Until the schools wise up and offer one, buy this with your allowance if you’re a teen, and if you’re an adult, buy this for the teen in your life (but read it yourself first; you can learn something, too).
The only reason I didn’t give this five stars is that it could stand a little copyediting, but that’s easily enough fixed. There are some errors, but not enough to ruin the book. Preferred Rewards is a well-written and thoroughly enjoyable story that leaves you with a lot to think about.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)