[REVIEW] “The Perfect First (Fulton U #1)” By: Maya Hughes

“The Perfect First” is the first book in the Fulton U series! It’s available for purchase on Amazon, and on Kindle Unlimited!


Persephone Alexander. Math genius. Lover of blazers. The only girl I know who can make Heidi braids look sexy as hell. And she’s on a mission. Lose her virginity by the end of the semester.

I walked in on her interview session for potential candidates (who even does that?) and saw straight through her brave front. She’s got a list of Firsts to accomplish like she’s only got months to live. I’ve decided to be her guide for all her firsts except one. Someone’s got to keep her out of trouble. I have one rule, no sex. We even shook on it.

I’ll help her find the right guy for the job. Someone like her doesn’t need someone like me and my massive…baggage for her first time.

Drinking at a bar. Check.

Partying all night. Double check.

Skinny dipping. Triple check.

She’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met. The walls I’d put up around my heart are slowly crumbling with each touch that sets fire to my soul.

I’m the first to bend the rules. One electrifying kiss changes everything and suddenly I don’t want to be her first, I want to be her only. But her plan was written before I came onto the scene and now I’m determined to get her to re-write her future with me.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars


I loved this book! The last book I read before this one was also a college romance where the love interest played football, so at first I was afraid that this would essentially be the same exact plot. (Let’s be honest, a lot of the books I read have similar plots — but I love them anyway.) But this book was the kickoff to a great series, and gave a great introduction to the characters of the next books. All of the books are told from two POVs — this one from Reece and Seph’s.

The book takes place during Reese’s senior year, and *technically* Seph’s senior year. She’s basically a child genius, so she’s in her last year of college even though it’s her first year actually going to college. Sort of confusing, I know.

Reece and Seph were absolutely adorable. I loved how Reece kept finding new things to add to Seph’s list, and how well they complemented each other. It was interesting to see their differing family dynamics, and how they navigated each others.

Maya does a great job planting seeds for the next books in the series! I know that she has already released books about Nix and Berk, (check out my review of “The Second We Met” and “The Third Best Thing” here!) but I am definitely excited for her to write more books, namely for LJ and Keyton.

Although it’s hinted at a few times in the book, I would’ve liked to read a more detailed explanation of what happened with Reece and his ex the year prior. I was able to gather the jist, but a full explanation from Reece to Seph would’ve been nice.

Overall, it was a great read, and I’d highly recommend it for those of you looking for a new adult/college read! At the end of her books, Maya has a link where you can read an extra extended epilogue of the characters! Reece and Seph’s is pretty special.

*As always, my disclaimer for new adult books: they have more sexual content than young adult ones! It’s basically (not always, but with this series!) the nature of the genre, so read at your own risk!


Read my reviews of the Fulton U universe!

“The Perfect First” (Fulton U #1)

“The Second We Met” (Fulton U #2)

“The Third Best Thing” (Fulton U #3)

“The Fourth Time Charm” (Fulton U #4)

“The Art of Falling for You” (Falling #1)

“The Sin of Kissing You” (Falling #2)

“The Hate of Loving You” (Falling #3)

“Kiss and Tell” (STFU #1)

Check out my playlists for the Fulton U universe!

“The Perfect First” (Fulton U #1) 

“The Second We Met” (Fulton U #2) 

“The Third Best Thing” (Fulton U #3) 

“The Fourth Time Charm” (Fulton U #4) ♪

“The Sin of Kissing You” (Falling #2) ♪

“The Hate of Loving You” (Falling #3) ♪

“Kiss and Tell” (STFU #1) ♪

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