- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 10 hours and 37 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: July 20, 2016
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01IPM5LVM
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**See goodreads.com/NMmomof4 for my full review with spoilers**
Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Amanda and Blake's story. They are in a creative writing class together, and are assigned to write a novella together as a final project. They hate each other, but both admit to themselves that they are attracted to one another and have to get through this project. After some bumps, they end up successfully writing their novella and getting along. They then decide to start a new venture together in writing erotica novellas. They form a friendship that turns into more, and they fall in love. There are some laugh out loud moments, some hot sexy times, and a little drama...but they get a HFN ending.
POV: This alternated between Amanda and Blake's POV.
Overall Pace of Story: Good. I never skimmed, and I thought it flowed well. It did have the conflict ending right at the end with the epilogue to immediately follow (which I normally hate), but for some reason it didn't bother me as much in this one.
Instalove: No, they progressed into love.
H rating: 4 stars. Blake. I liked how he grew to love the h, and that we got to really experience that. I did have issues with some of his inner dialogue at the beginning about his ex, but I was really happy when that ended and he became all about the h. I loved his interactions with his step-brother and "fluffy"!!
h rating: 4 stars. Amanda. I liked her. She was kind of socially awkward, and a little judgemental -- but aren't we all at times?!? I loved her relationship with her roommate, because I felt it showed her sweet side that she didn't show everyone.
Sadness level: Low, no tissues required.
Heat level: Moderate. They take a while to be intimate, but then they have hot chemistry and scenes.
Descriptive sex: Yes
Safe sex: Yes. They use condoms until they have a birth control, std testing, and monogamous talk.
OW/OM drama: Yes, but mild
Sex scene with OW or OM: No
Possible Triggers: Not really (just mentions of the H being a manwhore before h)
Closure: This had a cute jump ahead epilogue, but it wasn't enough for me to call it a HEA ending. I would call it a HFN ending.
How I got it: I paid the $2.99 on Amazon.
Smut is a tongue in cheek ode to the romance genre. This story is romantic and sexy and funny, a story of two characters finding love between the pages and between the sheets as they collaborate on a writing project. Unexpected romance aside, Smut also illustrates our own romance with romance itself. Smut is pretty ballsy if you ask me. This story is funny and entertaining and fictitious, but between these lines is a whole lot of truth about the current state of the romance industry. This is a book for romance readers, bloggers, authors, all of us that exist in this romance community in any capacity.
I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. Smut is undeniably romantic, it's sexy, it's addictive. It's laugh out loud funny and super steamy and it all just feels very honest. Woven through the delicious romance and the raw sensuality, Halle takes us through the writing process, through the feelings of accomplishment and self doubt, pride and criticism every writer puts themselves through as they're crafting a story. Smut illustrates our love story with words, with writing, with the romance genre itself. This is a story every romance reader and every writer can appreciate. Halle takes the pressure every writer places on themselves and lightens it up with sarcasm and her sharp wit, but she keeps it real. She attacks the criticism of the romance genre with humor, but also with empowerment.
Blake and Amanda bring loads of sexual tension, sarcastic banter and comedy to the table in Smut. But as classmates turned collaborative erotica writers entering the world of self publishing, they also offer up a witty, but unexpectedly raw conversation about writing, romance, smut, self publishing, and the frustrations of the indie market. These characters candidly discuss their frustrations over reviews, tropes, cover designs, book sales, sex scenes, marketing, social media and Amazon rankings all the while navigating the slippery slope of their working relationship. It's genius what Karina Halle has done with Smut, weaving the reality of romance writing and self publishing through a sexually charged love story. Smut is fresh and sexy and it's a storyline every reader and writer can relate to, can feel they belong to, can fall in love with.
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