Smut by Karina Halle

Smut.jpgPages: 315

Goodreads Rating: 4.05 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4/5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: May 16 2016

Publisher: Metal Blonde Books

Summary (Goodreads):

What happens when the kink between the pages leads to heat between the sheets?

All Blake Crawford wants is to pass his creative writing course, get his university degree, and take over his dad’s ailing family business. What Amanda Newland wants is to graduate at the top of her class, as well as finally finish her novel and prove to her family that writing is a respectful career.

What Blake and Amanda don’t want is to be paired up with each other for their final project, but that’s exactly what they both get when they’re forced to collaborate on a writing piece. Since Amanda thinks Blake is a pushy asshole (with a panty-melting smirk and British accent) and Blake thinks Amanda has a stick up her ass (though it’s a brilliant ass), they fight tooth and nail until they discover they write well together. They also may find each other really attractive, but that’s neither here nor there.

When their writing project turns out to be a success, the two of them decide to start up a secret partnership using a pen name, infiltrating the self-publishing market in the lucrative genre of erotica. Naturally, with so much heat and passion between the pages, it’s not long before their dirty words become a dirty reality. Sure, they still fight a lot, but at least there’s make-up sex now.

But even as they start to fall hard for each other, will their burgeoning relationship survive if their scandalous secret is exposed? Or are happily-ever-afters just a work of fiction?

My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

Buddy read this book with sissy Pearl

Slow claps for this adorable, hilarious, sexy romance novel with a lot of puns and shenanigans. The story is entertaining, majority of the lines and moments will surely make you laugh out loud.

Amanda Newland and Blake Crawford are aspiring authors and total nerds. These two have dramas in life: Amanda broke up with her fiance and left her family disappointed while Blake took a degree to take over his father’s bookstore, which is going downhill. When they became partners in writing class, they shared a love-hate relationship. Left with no choice, they must work together to get good grades. Eventually, they enjoyed each other’s company and shared a great chemistry. Things got more interesting when Blake came up with a proposition to Amanda that will help their writing careers: writing erotica (smut) novels… together.

Like I said, these characters shared a really good chemistry and I love their sense of humor. It just came out effortless and natural. I’m totally sold with it. I really love how it gives us the author’s (especially indie authors) perspective on the process of writing and publishing novels. How reviews are important to them to gain an audience and/or encourage people to read their stories (which is not easy) and the impact of romance novels to readers. Karina Halle did a great elaboration of having the freedom to write or read what you want.

The best line on this book that made me laugh out loud af:

“Thank god for e-readers. You can read the filthiest shit and pretend you’re reading War and Peace.”

You know what, Karina Halle is a legit boss. I recommend this book if you need a good laugh. #TEAMSMUT

P.S.

FLUFFY IS A BADASS PET. THE KITCHEN SCENE WINS. ROFL ROFL ROFL. CON ARTIST 2016

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