4,5 “nearly peed my pants” stars
If you are looking for a funny book low on angst that will have you giggling all along don’t look further!
This book was a total surprise. A gift from Jewel E Ann to her followers.
After having read a fantastic story on WWII and a heartbreaking but beautiful YA contemporary I was looking for something light and fun. This book was a godsend!
Avery and Jake banter and bickering was a delicious and fun long foreplay!
“Pain slices along my hand, shooting up my arm, as a cold sweat breaks out along my brow from the nausea settling into the pit of my stomach. I admit it—if only to myself—I, Avery Montgomery, am a wuss. I’ve cancelled clients because of an irritated hangnail. Menstrual cramps leave me bedridden for twenty-four hours. And I’m one of those patients who require nitrous oxide just to get my teeth cleaned. It’s genetic. There has to be a low pain tolerance gene.”
Do you picture Avery, diva to her painted toes and nails?
I was already grinning like a fool! Seriously I must have looked like a deranged woman so many times while reading this on the train!
Dressed in designer clothes she will embark by an unexpected turn of events on a camping road trip with big, muscled, tatted and vegan Jake.
How did she meet Jake?
Well after her rich boyfriend lied to her about not loving chocolate she drove to her dad because when you are wronged and hurt you go see daddy!
But her widower of a dad has met someone online.
And that my friends was another scene where I nearly peed my pants again!
“Excuse me, what did you say?” He grins like someone … No. No, no, no … he’s not in love. He’s not standing two feet from me looking all giddy and gaga. It’s exhaustion. I’m hallucinating. After a long nap, this will all make sense.” (…) “Deedy is a guy with a big dick who likes to wear women’s clothes. This won’t end well. But he’s my dad.”
I swear friends that Jewel went all out! I bet she was laughing out loud while writing this story. She must have had a mad “deranged” smile all along, ending with cramps smiling so hard!
Now back to Jake who is one of Deedy’s friends and ready to head back to Los Angeles.
Jake is hot stuff and has the most amazing taste in T shirts with funny quotes! Seriously Jewel I hope you’ll sell his shirts! Just to give you a taste one of my favorite displayed: “Karma is Like 69 You Get What You Give”
Jake could compete with Luke from The Darkest Star by Jennifer L.Armentrout.
He dreams of sleeping outside and commune with nature and silence. Avery dreams of five stars hotels, spa and sheets with one million threads. She can’t stop speaking and wear high heels. He wants to hike.
Avery is a diva and everything Jake despises. But he agreed to drive her and help her get back home. His good deed because he believes in helping others. “Happy, healthy, helpful.”
Yet he’ll want to strangle Avery many many times!
Avery was so far from heroines that I admire! I usually find divas vapid and shallow but she was so funny that I could not hate her.
The more you get to know her the more you realize that Avery is hiding a heart of gold. Her love of makeup and beautiful dresses hides old wounds. And you’ll fall for her frailty. You will also cheer when she finds her backbone. After having been challenged and shaken by Jake she will hold her ground, see her worth. I wanted to cheer and shout “Atta Girl!”
This story was like attending a tennis contest following the ball being volleyed back and forth between the players. Jake taunted Avery and she gave as good as she got! The sarcasm was heavy, the pranks made me laugh countless times.
In three words: I had fun!
Have you read Jewel’s books? Do you like RomCom?
Thanks for reading!