This was also pretty hilarious. There’s a TMI-sharing old lady who brings the comedy, a foul-mouthed parrot who speaks up at appropriate times in the most inappropriate ways, and a goat named Jean-Claude van Ram (you gotta love that, right?) I laughed out loud several times while reading, and after a string of rom coms that weren’t at all funny (from other authors, of course), I was super happy to see that this one was properly classified as a romantic comedy.
The dialogue is great, too. Very fun, very snappy, very flirty. And Jax and Ashton’s chemistry was off the charts. Sex scenes were of the holy-hell-that’s-hot variety, too.
So, why not a 5-star rating, you ask? Well:
So, long story short, there were some things here that didn’t work for me, but in the end, the good definitely outweighed the bad. These ladies are talented authors, and I anxiously look forward to their next collaboration.
(And, off topic, side note to HGTV: If you want to start a home improvement show featuring a hot dude who renovates houses called The Right Stud, I will watch the CRAP of it!)
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It’s clean and sober. No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
Definitely read the Ilsa Madden-Mills backlist. My favorite of her books is Dirty English.