5 Star Review for ‘Smut: A Standalone Romantic Comedy’ by Karina Halle!

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Ok, don’t let the title throw you off for those of you who are a little more conservative.  I am always very open-minded in my reading selections regarding covers and titles, but for those of you that may not be – do not pass this book up.  I just absolutely loved this book! I don’t know if the timing was just right for such a light-hearted, super funny, and ‘oh so very sexy read’ or not, but I thought it was a fantastic start to my summer reading!

The cocky and absolutely beautiful Blake Crawford can (and has) charm the pants off any woman with his good looks and British accent.  In his final year of college, he shares a writing class with the awkward and nerdy Amanda Newland.  When they are forced to do a project together, they both know that it’s going to be a nightmare since they are both so completely different in every way.

Writing is Amanda’s everything.  She is serious, focused, and determined to make it as a successful writer.  Blake is more laid back and carefree, and there is absolutely no way he takes anything seriously.  However, there could actually be more to Blake than his good looks and charm, and they could possibly have a lot more in common either could imagine.

The banter between Blake and Amanda was just perfect!  Both were charming and witty characters, and the transitions in their relationship were fun to follow throughout.  They both had such passion (in more ways than one), and it was nice to read a romance with a well developed relationship and not ‘insta-love’ that also had a lot of focus on future career/financial goals.  They were both very well developed characters, and yes, I am a definitely a sucker for any hero with an accent (the only quality Mr. DaisyGal is missing!).

I also loved that the storyline was about writing – especially interesting since it is within this particular genre.  Being that the book has ‘Smut’ in the title (it’s nice to know that the true meaning of the word is actually fungus), honestly I was worried there wouldn’t be a lot of depth to it.  Of course, I should have known that would never be the case with Halle!  It’s nice to see the view from the author’s perspective, since I also find it personally challenging with social media and the responses that might be received from friends and family.  Personally, I love the personal escape in both reading and romance- who doesn’t!!

I highly recommend this book – Karina Halle just seems to do no wrong with her amazing writing skills!

*** 5 Stars for Me! ***

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** Another sidenote…Karina Halle has also recently published a new standalone paranormal romance, ‘Veiled’.  Although I haven’t been able to personally read it yet, it is getting RAVE reviews, and I greatly look forward to reading it and my review will soon follow!  Check out ‘Veiled’ here:  Amazon ***

 

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