Oops I’ve Fallen by Max Monroe
Narrated by Alexander Cendese and Stephanie Rose
I’m not sure how to review Oops, I’ve Fallen by Max Monroe. I can usually review the story and the narration separately, but this book makes it hard to separate the two.
Rom-com is by far my favorite genre, and I have loved every Max Monroe book I’ve read. I think I would have loved this as well but the narration completely ruined it for me. I kept thinking I should switch to reading it but I already bought it and was reading something else.
The premise of Oops, I’ve Fallen is hysterical. Ryan and Carly meet at they airport when they are both headed to a Florida retirement village to help their parents after they were both injured. Sal and Stella (the parents) could have been so freaking funny but they were just SO OVER ACTED, mostly by Alexander Cendese. Admittedly, I have had this problem with his narrating before but to a much lesser extent. This was just way too much for me.
“Hold up. Am I living a real-life version of Mean Girls: Geriatric Edition?”
It turns out Sal and Stella got injured together (ifyouknowwhatimean), and their elderly sexcapades and the drama in the retirement community took the front seat while Ryan and Carly’s romance was in the back seat. Still it was a super-fun book even though it was low on the romance compared to the silliness.
“My God, why have I never pictured a penis pumping iron before? It’s surprisingly adorable.”
- The cover is just perfect.
- I loved the meat of the story.
- The crazy goings on in the retirement community were not overstated.
- I loved Sal and Stella.
- Stella’s TikTok.
- It was ridiculous fun.
- I really liked all the characters.
- THE NARRATION.
- The romance took a backseat to the old people.
- Once the sex started, it became a large focus of the story. And he was kind of an unexpected pseudo-kinky Dom.
- I felt like the humor was just a little too much, like they were thinking “how outrageous can we be?”
I think because the story is supposed to be ridiculous, the narrators were too. Alexander Cendese always over acts a bit, but here it was just obnoxious. It made the whole book seem a little stupid, and Stephanie Rose seemed like she had to go over-the-top as well to match the tone. I recommend skipping the audio version and reading this one. I wish I did.