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I thought this book was hilarious. It's a sexy, sassy romantic comedy.
Imagine a Matthew Mcconaughey/Kate Hudson romantic comedy about two competing writers of erotica. It has a real throwback feel to screwball comedies but with a very, very sexy modern approach. The characters are really great and the writing is engaging and very funny. The sex scenes have great humor to them as well, which I really enjoyed. It also takes a lot of loving digs at the publishing industry which I thought were fun.
The narration is excellent - particularly considering that he is sustaining large sections as a female. But his approach is light and not cliched or distracting. He has a great sense of timing and really brings out the humor in the book.
It's one of my favorite recent reads... it's really sexy, very funny and has a real Janet Evanovich flair but with a more steamy approach.
Be warned - the prologue is kind of a takeout - it jumps head long into hardcore erotica but that's only sort of a gag opening (it's one of the books that the characters are writing). Wait until the main narrative kicks-in and you'll be totally hooked. This would make a great movie - I kept seeing Chris Pratt as the lead.
Anyway - loved it. Looking forward to more from this author.
23 of 23 people found this review helpful
This was one of the best indie books I've had the pleasure of reading. Silver has a slick, sassy style... Kind of sex and the city-esque with an irresistible combination of spicy and silly. The book is told in dual narrative - by two competing writers of popular pulp romance. The narrator does a great job with the wit and punchy dialogue...great timing. This book was a really unexpected delight. If you're looking for a frisky and fun novel with a dash of farce, you'll really love this hot spin on classic screwball comedy romance.
21 of 21 people found this review helpful
Well. No words. Told in dual POV this book is refreshing, it's funny, it's sexy, it's beautifully written and I loved it. Following mystery writer Michael Rourke, as he gets outed by his agent as Christoph Strong, romance writer "sextrodinaire" as he meets blogger Monica at a book signing. With so many lies (hidden truths) and secrets, nothing is as it seems, the only sure thing is their chemistry. As someone who is active in the Facebook pimping and blogging community I could so relate to this storyline. I read and loved this book when it came out in 2014 and I was lucky enough to receive an audible copy of this book from the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast." I need to say that single narration in a dual POV is not something I have come across before, but Joel Froomkin nailed it. Nothing about the audio version that I can complain about. Loved it.