By Kim Karr
My best friend is married.
Everyone I know is married. It doesn’t bother me. I like my life the way it is.
Since I’m single though, when my best friend and her husband finally decide to go on their dream honeymoon, she asks me to watch their three-year-old son.
Of course I say yes.
What my best friend neglects to tell me is that I won’t be babysitting alone.
Feeling Max might be too much for me to handle, her husband asks his only single friend to help.
Nick Carrington and I have met a couple of dozen times. I’ve never really given him a second thought—other than to say he’s kind of a jerk. Out loud. So he can hear. Sure, he’s tall, dark, and handsome. And yes, he has the best ass I’ve ever seen, and I mean ever seen quite literally. You see he mooned me at last year’s Fourth of July barbecue because, like I said, he’s a jerk.
He always has to be the life of the party.
He’s also arrogant.
And a playboy.
I’d even go as far as to say he’s a manwhore.
Yet somehow before I know it, this manwhore and I are co-parenting. Living under the same roof. Eating meals together and yes, talking.
Don’t look at me like that—it’s not like I had a choice. Even though I knew every minute would be hell, I had to say yes.
But after two weeks what I didn’t expect is that I’d been wrong about him.
That under his smart-ass exterior, he’s quite charming.
That his arrogance is actually confidence.
And that the sight of his naked body would do really bad things to me.
So yes, I’ve misjudged him. And yes, I like him. Really like him. Although there are times I still think he’s a jerk…I now think he’s a sexy jerk.
And I want more of him.
The question is—does he want more of me?
I’ve been struggling for days with what to rate SEXY JERK, and in the end I’ve decided to give it just 2❤️, because days after finishing the book, all I can think about are the issues I had with this story.
Character wise, I liked Nick, but I didn’t like Tess. She was irrational and very easy to anger and upset. Tess has hated Nick since the first time they met because he was a jerk, which makes no sense because we learn about their first meeting, and Nick was really nice. He asked if he could buy her a drink, she said yes, he went to get it, then her boyfriend comes over and takes her away. But somehow he’s a jerk? Personally, I think she’s a bitch for accepting a drink from another man when she has a boyfriend.
Speaking of jerk, I get that Nick is supposed to be a jerk (he’s not), but I got annoyed at how many times he was called one throughout this story. At my count, he was called a jerk twenty-two times.
There are two threesome scenes that didn’t work for me, and I’m wondering if they were added purely to increase the kink factor. The first scene was when Tess reminisces about her first sexual experience, which was with twin brothers when she was just seventeen. That scene came out of nowhere and really threw the story off. It seemed to make sense a few chapters later when Tess thinks to herself that Nick brings out her kinky side, a side she’s been suppressing since her time with the twins. The second scene involved their friends: Fiona, Ethan and Jace. Fiona and Ethan are happily married with a child, but one day they just decide they want to bring Jace into their bed. Why? Because he and Ethan used to share women in college, and since Ethan’s wife died, he’s been lonely and they don’t want him to feel lonely anymore. Again, it came out of nowhere, did not fit with the story and I thought it was weird and icky.
I like sex with my romance, but there was a lot of sex in this story. A lot. I started skimming through them because I had reached my limit and just wanted to get back to the story. Even the epilogue had a sex scene that spanned several pages.
There’s a suspense element that involved Nick’s biggest real estate rival, which I thought was promising. But after watching the suspense build throughout the story, it was anticlimactic to see it quickly tidied up in the epilogue. There was even another person close to Nick who was involved, but you never hear about him again once Nick realizes what the “double agent” has been doing. So even though the rival issue was resolved, it had an unfinished feel to it. Almost like the author hit a wall and just decided to throw on the ending.
SEXY JERK is told in dual POVs and does come with a HEA for Nick and Tess. While I didn’t enjoy this book, I would give this author another go, but I won’t be continuing on with this series.
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