Smut by Karina Halle | Review

Image result for smut book coverTitle: Smut

 

Author: Karina Halle

 

Release Date: May 16th, 2016

 

Rating: 3 Stars

 

 

 

Description from Goodreads:

What happens when the kink between the pages leads to heat between the sheets?

All Blake Crawford wants is to pass his creative writing course, get his university degree, and take over his dad’s ailing family business. What Amanda Newland wants is to graduate at the top of her class, as well as finally finish her novel and prove to her family that writing is a respectful career.

What Blake and Amanda don’t want is to be paired up with each other for their final project, but that’s exactly what they both get when they’re forced to collaborate on a writing piece. Since Amanda thinks Blake is a pushy asshole (with a panty-melting smirk and British accent) and Blake thinks Amanda has a stick up her ass (though it’s a brilliant ass), they fight tooth and nail until they discover they write well together. They also may find each other really attractive, but that’s neither here nor there.

When their writing project turns out to be a success, the two of them decide to start up a secret partnership using a pen name, infiltrating the self-publishing market in the lucrative genre of erotica. Naturally, with so much heat and passion between the pages, it’s not long before their dirty words become a dirty reality. Sure, they still fight a lot, but at least there’s make-up sex now.

But even as they start to fall hard for each other, will their burgeoning relationship survive if their scandalous secret is exposed? Or are happily-ever-afters just a work of fiction?

– Review –

I’m going to start this review off by saying that I really enjoy new adult, I love quite a few new adult books and I’m not shy when it comes to reading some of the steamy books. But I had some issues with the use of some language within this book. Particularly the c word, it was used constantly throughout the book and I came to really take issue with the severe over use of the word.

It was not only the profanity in the book that I disliked, but the voice of Blake. As a British person I can say that Blake didn’t seem genuinely British, and most certainly not from Yorkshire! Some of the phrases that he came out with were so odd!

I liked the premise of the book, two creative writing majors joining together to write erotica together. There were some lovely moments in the book, I liked Amanda and Blake together, however I could have done without Blake’s POV.

Some of my favourite parts of the book revolved around Fluffy the tarantula. These scenes had me laughing out loud while also cringing internally, imaging myself in the same hideous position.

Smut was a fun read, I can see why so many people love the book however the faux-British lead did put me off quite a bit. It’s a fun book, and works well as a quick new adult escape.

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