Taming Mr. Flirt by A.M. Madden and Joanne Schwehm
Standalone contemporary romance, related to another.
I absolutely loved Finding Mr. Wrong by A.M. Madden and Joanne Schwehm, so I couldn’t wait for Kyle and Nessa’s story in Taming Mr. Flirt. The crazy, pranking, slutty best friends are always the best stories.
“Are you just going to flirt with me or are we going to put this hay to good use? You owe me an orgasm.”
The thing I loved about the first book was that the whole premise was unique. This one? Not so much. The over-sexed commitmentphobe best friends of the bride & groom from book one propose a friends-with benefits-arrangement.
“…want to fuck you and only you. We fuck each other and no one else.”
“Sounds like a commitment to me.”
“We’re committing to screwing around, yes. But, no expectations other than—you can expect to have at least one orgasm each time we’re together.”
And of course, the common rule to all of the books with this trope:
“Fine, rule number five, no falling in love.”
“Absolutely not.” Her pink tongue wet her lips. “So, we’re basically going to be friends with benefits?”
Well, you know how this ALWAYS goes, right? Well yeah. I have read variations of this story at least 50 times, I’m sure you have too. The characters were likable, the story was cute. His unique career was totally cool and my absolute favorite part of the book.
But for one of the first times, I found myself bored with all the sex. There was very little story, I felt it was just overshadowing by the sex. Perhaps it was my mood, but it didn’t put me in the mood, it just kind of made me put it down and open Facebook. It took about 6 days to read which is long for me, it just didn’t hold my interest like the first in the series.
- There were some really funny moments.
- Likable characters.
- Visiting with previous characters. I really like the group of friends.
- I absolutely loved Kyle’s job and all the scenes that involved it.
- SUCH a common story!
- So much sex I was bored.
The Down & Dirty:
I really loved the first in the series, Finding Mr. Wrong, but Taming Mr. Flirt just didn’t live up to it for me. The story of friends-with-benefits who vow not to fall in love until they do anyway is overdone so much, and this didn’t really bring anything new to the equation. There was so much sex that I just kind of got bored with it, it was lacking some passion and tension. I really love the group of friends, and I thought Kyle’s job was cool as hell, but this book fell into the “It was OK” category for me.
Rating: 3 stars, 4.75 Heat
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