Series: Standalone Novel
Published by Self Published on 1/21/17
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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What happens when the one guy you want to avoid the most, is unavoidable?
Lola Sexton is the writer behind Sex Says, a successful relationship column at the San Francisco Times. She’s a pro at advising others on their love lives, but if there’s one thing she isn’t in the market for, it’s love.
Reed Luca is a wanderer and a jack of all trades. He doesn’t believe happiness comes from a nine to five job, or that success is delivered through a paycheck.
But opportunity often finds its way to those who aren’t looking.
When Reed signs up to write an anti-Sex Says relationship column, the result is all out war.
Sex Says: If you let guys walk all over you, you could end up smelling like feet.
Reed This: Don’t try to change who you are. There’s someone out there for everyone. Take someone with a foot fetish falling in love with someone who smells like feet as an example.
Sex Says: Appreciate what you’re given.
Reed This: Don’t like what you’re given? Fight for what you want.
Sex Says: Don't ever date a guy named Reed Luca.
Reed This: Find a woman like Lola Sexton and find her quick. She's a unicorn.
Lola hates Reed. Really, she does.
It’s just too bad the guy is so likable.
4.5 “OMG. LOVE” Stars!
First off, I have to say that I had HUMONGOUS expectations for this book. From all the teasers that were posted the month leading up to release, to the cover and the blurb (that is just fantastic), I was DYING to get my hands on a copy of this standalone novel. The build felt CRAZY GOOD and so, when I finally did get a copy of Sex Says, I literally felt like it was the BEST DAY OF MY BOOKISH life. And mother of freaking ahhh, it was so good.
Unique and quirky, absolutely enthralling, Sex Says is a love/hate romance that takes your expectations and CRUSHES them. This story slays. From the moment you pick up the book, to those last words, you are OWNED. And I mean owned. It’s funny, it’s sexy, it’s heartfelt and it’s refreshing. It’s completely different than what I thought I was going to get and it blew me away.
Lola Sexton is a character you cannot help but fall in love with. Funny, snarky, eccentric, and downright ridiculously lovable, Lola is like a human unicorn (crazy funny and too cute for words). I wanted her as my BFF. Seriously. Can I be BFF’s with Lola? I’m calling that now. Lola Sexton, you are my new bestie. I have a girl crush on you. And I feel like I can love you better than Reed can. Hahahaha! Just kidding, not really.
Talk about refreshing. I feel ENERGIZED by this book, by these characters. I feel like they were the most unique and well written characters I have read in awhile. When Sex Says starts we are introduced to Lola who is in a bit of a writing funk. She has a deadline and she can’t figure out what she wants to write. You see, Lola is a majorly popular relationship columnist for The San Francisco Times.
Reed Luca is a bit of a vagabond. He does what he wants when he wants and his main purpose in life is to do whatever makes him happy. He lives easy and breezy, going from job to job. He defies life expectations. One day, in a coffee shop, he happens to grab a copy of Lola’s Column, Sex Says. He reads it and **lololol**, he thinks it’s complete bullshit. It makes him feel passionate and he decides to make a video rebutal addressing this column.
The video he posts to Youtube ends up going viral and what ensues is the best thing ever. When Lola sees Reed’s video, she is pissed and the story takes you on the absolute best journey. It’s just so good.
Really, I loved Reed and Lola. Their dynamic was intoxicating. I loved the fun and flirty way they reacted to each other. Even when they were being hateful, there was this completely hilarious element to it. And HOLY WHOA they are dynamite in bed. Lola is, like I said before, a very eccentric character and so is Reed. Their quirkiness is such a refreshing thing to read in romance. This isn’t your cookie cutter hate/love story. It’s more than that. Max Monroe took the concept or trope, whatever you want to call it, and gave it the best spin.
I LOVED IT!
I loved every minute of losing myself in this story!
Overall, I highly recommend this read. I’m such a HUGE fan of Max and Monroe. They write flawlessly together. Their stories are always filled with humor and steaminess and the best takes on some of my favorite tropes. They are a force to be reckoned with in RomCom. The best of the best, IMO. And I’ll read anything and everything they write because it’s always so flipping incredible and consistently good.
Sex Says is nothing less than impeccable writing, dynamic dialogue, sizzling sexy times, and an absolute refreshing plot-line. A complete MUST READ.
About the Author
A secret duo of romance authors team up under the pseudonym Max Monroe to bring you a sexy, laugh-out-loud new series…& more. 😉
New writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half.
Stay tuned for the future—this is where the fun begins.
Max Monroe is represented by Amy Tannenbaum of Jane Rotrosen Agency.