Published by Everafter Romance on June 24th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
I knew from the first time I saw Marc Kirby that I was screwed.
Big eyes, scruffy face, brown curls – yes, yes, and yes. The man is wicked hot.
He’s also my roommate, and since I work nights and he’s at class all day – it’s like living alone at half the rent.
Then an unexpected night off turns into an unexpected morning in Marc’s bed and an even more unexpected realization that both of us are terrible in the sack.
This is not great news for Marc who’s going on a “bangcation” at the end of the summer – a whole month in France that he’s planned to spend getting busy with the women of Paris.
It’s also not great news for me for obvious reasons.
With both of us needing work on our skills, there’s only one logical solution to our predicament.
Told you I was screwed.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Hilarious, fun, and hot! Screwmates had a bit of a slow burn to it, and I couldn’t stop laughing at Madison and Marc’s failed attempts to get intimate. Here, we have two adorkable people who just want to learn the art of seduction, but in the end learned something even more valuable.
Since the unfortunate first meeting where her chin attacked his penis, Madison and Marc have barely seen each other. Madison’s hoped to hang out with her room mate, among other things, but unfortunately, their schedules were too different. When Marc finally finished his graduate studies and Madison surprisingly had a free night, the two shared a glass of wine or ten, and woke up in bed together, naked and un-f*ed.
After a few more failed attempts to sleep together, the two decided to help each other perfect the art of seduction. Marc’s going to Paris for a “bangcation”, and he can’t afford to muck it up. Madison hasn’t been in a relationship in a while and would like to rectify that.
The lessons aren’t just about sex. It’s about the anticipation and foreplay before the sex. Seduction. That includes wining and dining, and conversation. Dates, if you will. Their adventure makes amazing material for Madison’s comics on Tumblr, too. A comic that soon goes viral.
I really, really like Marc. He’s not the usual hero who knows how to give an orgasm with just a flick of his finger. Okay. Maybe he does. But he’s so charming in that adorkable, Peter Parker kind of way. He’s smart, prefers wine over bourbon, likes floral-scented organic body wash, and can cook. What a refreshing man!
And Madison is hilarious! She’s a comic-savvy artist who is sometimes too awkward for her own good. But she’s charming in her own way, and her passion for her budding comic artist career is admirable. Mostly, she’s funny. She loves comic books, and it’s hilarious to read the things she says.
Told in Madison’s POV, Screwmates is a standalone story full of humor, pop culture, and little angst. A fun read if you’re in need of a pick-me-up.
And I don’t know about you, but I really want to read the comic book Madison made!
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