Published September 2015
Series: Screwed #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I have one rule: Don’t shit where you eat.
Several of the women in the condo complex I own would love some one-on-one playtime, and why wouldn’t they? I’m young, fit, attractive, and loaded. Not to mention I’m packing a sizable bulge below the belt. It’s a combination that drops panties on a regular basis.
Yay, me, right?
But my cock, troublemaker that he is, has been confined to my trousers by my business partner. A concession I agreed to, and one that’s never been hard to enforce until Emery moves in across the hall. She’s smart, young, determined, and sexy as hell. I want a taste. I won’t stop until I’m buried deep inside the succulent new-in-town brunette.
After being warned about my past, she does her best to steer clear, but I’m about to show her that underneath it all, I’m a guy with a heart of gold and a cock of steel.
My name is Hayden Oliver, and this is my story.
It’s a shame that just after Hayden Oliver had to have his business-partner Hudson tell him off for buffeting on his buildings’ female tenants, a highly attractive new female tenant just moved in underneath him.
“Together, Hudson and I own thirty buildings in the greater Los Angeles area. And some of our buildings have fuckable tenants.”
Emery Winters represents ultimate temptation but Hayden is set on proving it to the world that he can have a lady-friend and not get into her pants. But then again, he’ll have a hard time getting into Emery’s because all she’s after is making it through the summer and through her internship at a renowned LA law firm.
What I loved about this book:
- It’s a quick, nice read
- It has just the right amount of humour and steam
What I felt needed improvement:
- Some parts of the book didn’t add up
- Some parts would have deserved more attention
- The characters are not always consistent
I just finished reading Screwed, which at some point in time was all over my Goodreads feed. I really have mixed feelings about this book though.
On the one hand, it was an extremely entertaining read. It was pretty quick and had enough humour and steam to keep me on my toes. I especially liked Hayden’s cocky character (despite him being a total manwhore) and the fact that Emery was a woman on a mission.
The plot was interesting: manwhore wants to prove it to his friends and family that he can very well have a female friend. But hey, it was ridiculous just how sexually attracted Hayden was to Emery. He literally fought with raging hard-ons all the time and all it takes is just a look in her direction. Sounded very pubertarian to me. And yeah, it looked like a disaster waiting to happen. But the whole situation made the interactions between the two main characters wonderfully humourous.
“I have a luxury condo in the heart of Hollywood Hills, drive a new BM, and possess a nine-inch cock. Translation: life is good.”
Now on the other hand, while I had a good time reading this book, I just couldn’t look past some details that screamed “quick-story” to me, as opposed to a really thought out read with no loose ends.
There are some things this book just doesn’t really follow through with. For once, there’s the fact that there are a lot of side characters and while they’re featured, they don’t make enough appearances to my liking. The best example here is the past Hayden shared with another building tenant called Roxy. The whole thing felt a bit overdone, when really it was nothing that warranted that much attention. Also, some things just didn’t add up (timelines and behaviours) and made the whole thing too unrealistic.
So yeah, a couple of things here are left out in the open although they could have been given more attention. Bu then again, the timeline in this book is extremely short (at least for most part of the story, it spans over a couple of months, and interactions between Hayden and Emery mainly happen during the weekends).
“There’s no denying that the lack of orgasms is really starting to piss me off. I need things stuck in places, things licked and sucked that aren’t polite to mention in mixed company.”
Oh and did I mention that the business-partner who forbade any sexual activities with tenant suddenly doesn’t mind any more? Strange how quickly opinions change… Also, I was a bit disappointed to see that in the eyes of Emery, Hayden’s manwhore past was quite quickly forgotten, although she swore to not “fall into the trap”. From one moment to the other the whole “friends” thing goes out of the window. And then Hayden goes and does something so immensely predictable that it’s just sad.
But still, it was quite an enjoyable read, especially if you’re looking for something fun and lighthearted.
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