Title: Sex Says
Author: Max Monroe
Release Date: February 21, 2017
From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Max Monroe comes a new standalone romantic comedy.
My name is Lola Sexton, and I’m a sex addict.
Okay…that’s a lie.
Truth is, I’m a serial dater turned dating and relationship columnist for The San Francisco Times. My readers call me Sex. Sex Says.
I love my job.
I love my life.
And I hate Reed Luca.
My name is Reed Luca, and I’m a liar.
Ironically, that’s the truth.
I’m 31, and my occupation is…well, complicated.
My favorite kind of woman comes in all shapes and sizes, but always has a big brain.
I’ve never hated anything.
Lola Sexton hates me.
Luckily, it’s a thin line between love and hate, and with my help, pretty Lola will only be able to straddle that line for so long.
Disclaimer: You may feel emboldened to quit your job at the conclusion of this book. Proceed with caution. This is a work of fiction and the authors cannot be held liable.
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Max Monroe have done it again!
Yes, it’s different to the Billionaire Bad Boy series but my goodness, it is amazing in its own right.
Still with humour, but with a whole new set of quirky characters, a whole new premise and story line but one that is unique and that I’ve not read of before.
We meet Lola Sexton, desperate to meet her deadline for her relationship column – Sex Says – for a popular San Francisco newspaper. Sleep deprived and in a cafe in the early hours of the morning, she finds her inspiration from three college-aged girls talking about dating and lack of success.
Reed Luca, wanderer, never a man to settle or keep quiet read Lola’s column and found it to be too personalised and decided to air his opinion over her words. On YouTube.
Naturally, this video got millions of views and a job offer. Competing against Lola’s column. And so begins their to-and-fro. In print AND in person. And if you think sparring via the written word is funny enough – wait until you see their banter and verbal interactions!
So begins a love-hate relationship that is full of Lola being her little unicorn, individual self and Luca being his almost-condescending, almost-self righteous self. It was a fabulous thing to see: Lola is such a unique character and Luca reacts and responds to her “crazy” so well.
You can’t help but fall in love with these characters. They’re quirky, they’re different, they say all the wrong things in the most hilarious of ways. We see Lola’s friends and Luca’s family and I adored them all.
This whole story was wrapped in humour, sex, banter and to think it was written by TWO different people and done so seamlessly, it leaves me in awe of Max and Monroe and their immense talent. I’m excited for more from them in the future.
Normally, I needed a face-to-face encounter to read a person’s intentions, but something about what I knew about Lola from her column and the careful way she’d arranged her words when emailing me spoke to violence I wasn’t sure I’d ever witnessed.
Limb amputation, genital mutilation, and a healthy hock in order to leave a loogie behind on the tattered body.
Would meeting up with the woman behind the words lead to anything other than some kind of police involvement? Though, really, I kind of miss them…
No, no. I was supposed to be reformed.
But even the converted could find themselves in trouble when they least expected it. An impulsive video on YouTube that led to millions of views was proof of that. My inbox was now cluttered with interview requests from various media sources, as well as hate mail from angered Sex Says fans who didn’t appreciate my candid view regarding their favorite dating and relationship column.
I stared at the blinking cursor on the screen where I’d opened a return email and volleyed.
Red wire, blue wire, red wire, blue wire…
Goddamn, I couldn’t help myself.
Fuck it. I’ll cut both of them.
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