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Sex Says Paperback – February 19, 2017
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What I Liked:
Lola. Her character was over the top unique, but I kind of loved her. Her zany personality was funny to me. I loved all the crazy things she did. Lola was so much fun.
Lola's relationship with her family. I loved how close they were and the funny things they shared with each other.
The competition between Lola and Reese. Their hatred of each other was entertaining. It created some really witty banter.
The way Reed pursued Lola. Again, witty banter.
What I Didn't Like:
How immature both Lola and Reed were for their ages. They were supposed to be in their 30's, but read a lot younger. It would have been more believable if they were in their 20's.
Reed. I can't put my finger on it, but there was something about the guy I didn't care for. Maybe it was his smoking habit. I don't know. He just didn't make book boyfriend status for me.
The writing was great, but it felt like something was missing to me. I didn't connect to the story as much as I wanted to. I was expecting to be sucked in by the characters and their stories like I was in Max Monroe's Billionaire Bad Boys series, but I wasn't.
Overall, Sex Says was a cute romance filled with funny moments. Even though it wasn't my favorite romance, it was still good and I would recommend reading it. It might have gained a higher rating from me if I hadn't read the Billionaire Bad Boys series first. That series set a really high expectation for Max Monroe to hit.
I loved this book! I had unrealisticly high expectations for this book after the high-flying love affair I had with the Billionaire Bad Boys series (seriously, you need to read it!) While this book is really, really different, it's still ridiculously awesome!
Lola Sexton is a relationship columnist for the San Francisco Times; quite popular and successful at telling people how they should feel. She's a quirky, eccentric, sometimes without an ounce of adult in her, completely ridiculous character and it bleeds into her column, which people love.
Take one recent column for instance:
50 Reasons to Have Sex...
*because you showered
*because you need to shower
*because you changed the sheets
*because you need to change the sheets.
I mean, I'd read that! lol She has an on-going conversation with her "sarcastic" fish!!! How can you not love Lola?? She's awesome.
So is Reed Luca. He's the other side of her quirky coin. Just as eccentric in his own way, he sort of just flits through life, one odd job to the next. He's a bridge painter (omg, on the Golden gate Bridge, epic!), he's a fish guy at the Wharf, he's a Professional Groomsman. lol. I'm convinced the only reason he works is because he's bored. He eskews technology, instead creating a line of Facebook status t-shirts. lol Society might call him lazy, or aimless but in truth, he's very industrious, you just have to get to know him. Reed is driven by his passions, whatever they are and no matter how fleeting they might be, but he's never met Lola.
After stumbling upon Lola's column "Sex Says", he's driven to video a rebuttal. He posts it on YouTube and forgets it, until his (landline, gasp!) phone begins to ring. His video has gone viral and he's a mega hit, disagreeing with everything Lola says. Hilarity ensues when Lola finds out about his overnight success and it gets even better when they meet. With chemistry off the charts of this love/hate relationship, it ties you to your seat! Even when she's hateful to him, it's hilarious! I couldn't put it down. Go on, try...I triple dog dare you!
The book is also kind of a love letter to San Francisco and I want to get on a plane and go there...now. I would also love a seat at family dinners for both fams. They were the perfect support for these crazy characters!
Reed, a sort of man child, was such a unique hero. A compulsive liar, manipulator, didn’t stick with the same odd job for more than a few weeks, prankster, and at the same time, funny, charming, easy going, “good with money”, genuine, and of course crazy gorgeous. He was full of contradictions and yet very comfortable with going with the flow of life as he saw fit. In short, he was extremely likable.
Lola was just incredible. I absolutely LOVE heroines that are quirky, sort of weird (or in Lola’s case, very weird), and are absolutely unapologetic about it. She took a roller skating class with seven year old’s, and a palm reading class just so she could manipulate Reed into doing things she wanted. Hilarious. I loved her interactions with Reed, but also just with everyone. Everyone she came across couldn’t help but love her.
If you are a fan of romcom’s than you really need to read Sex Says, by Max Monroe. No OW/OM drama. There was a fair amount of angst in the first half of the book when Reed and Lola are still enemies, but it gets really sweet and steamy after that. Happy reading!
HEA, duel POV, no cheating, no triggers.
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