Sex Ed by ZB Heller
M/M romantic comedy. Stands alone but ties into all of her other books.
I am not usually a big m/m reader, but I enjoyed ZB Heller’s Tied Together so much that I decided to read Sex Ed as well. And I absolutely fell in love with the nerdy, gay hero, Jaxson (who is Moxie’s son if you have read those books). Jaxson also has a twin sister that grew up speaking for him and still does.
“You need to get as much dick and ass as possible. Years have gone by while your asshole has been empty. Your dick is about to shrivel up and fall off if you don’t start using it.”
Jaxson’s inner thoughts were so freaking funny!
“Of course, in my fantasy, he’s not wearing any underwear because my jaw would get sore from pulling all of these articles of clothes off. I could get TMJ and have to get a night guard for my teeth, and who looks sexy in a night guard? Then, I would never be able to give Kaleb the blowjob he desires, because I would be afraid of racking up dental bills from all this TMJ I would be getting.”
He was perfectly nerdy and sweet and innocent at the same time. But HOW??? He came from a family of loud, completely inappropriate lunatics. They were funny at first, but by the end, I really hated his twin sister Sophie, and I wasn’t really a fan of his family. But I LOVED Jaxson.
When Jaxson had a little incident with a new sex toy and had to go to the hospital, his connection with the male nurse was immediate. Luckily for him, he was introduced again to Tyler in a social situation a few days later. This is good, because neither could get the other out of their minds.
Tyler had his own baggage and was really in no place to be starting a new relationship, but he just couldn’t resist the sweet, inexperienced, nerdy 23 year old. I loved how he was in no rush to pop his cherry until they knew Zander was more than ready. With as much sex talk as there was, there wasn’t a lot of actual sex, and that’s OK, I really enjoyed reading about the relationship developing, and that they took it slow.
Tyler wrapped his warm hand around my shaft for the first time. I thought my insides were going to burst into flames.
Words rushed from my mouth, “Oh, Fucking Jesus Christ on a Passover Seder Plate.”
I laughed a lot during the book, but after a while Sophie really started to take away from the charm of the book. She is snarky and funny at first, but NEVER.LETS.UP. and her constant nasty comments to Ethan really took away from the thing I loved, which was the interaction between Jaxson & Tyler. I also felt that at times, ZB Heller tried too hard to be over-the-top funny where it didn’t need it. The sweet romance didn’t need forced humor to be enjoyable, but luckily, it wasn’t WAY too much.
- Sexy without too much sex.
- I laughed out loud several times.
- I loved Jaxson and Tyler.
- The really nerdy stuff.
- How Tyler didn’t rush things.
- The little nod to Tara Sivec.
- Tyler and Colton’s relationship.
- The slow build-up between the couple.
- Superhero underwear.
- The epilogue.
- Sophie. Ugh, I couldn’t stand her.
- Sometimes it felt like ZB Heller tried too hard to be funny when it really wasn’t needed, it was funny enough.
- Some strange word choices and formatting (type not justified) that I didn’t love; it could have used one more round of editing.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4.25 Stars, 4 Heat.
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