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 brilliant ass), they fight tooth and nail until they discover they write well together. They also might 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 together 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?
Karina Halle delivers a delightfully quirky romantic comedy with Smut. In Smut, Halle makes our inner nerds cheer with her spin on a quirky young writer named Amanda who is more likely to nervous barf than actually complete her final writing project with the ever elusive Blake. Blake is the exact opposite of our funny nerdy girl. Rich, stubborn, and God's gift to women, Blake is less than thrilled to be working along side Sir Pukes A Lot. Can opposites truly attract?
Halle keeps it completely real and hilariously funny with Amanda's inner monologue. She's created a character that's not only funny but completely relatable. Although I enjoyed Amanda, sometimes I found myself really struggling to get into the story. While her inner monologues were quirky and make me chuckle, I never really had that moment where I couldn't put this book down. All in all, it was a pretty good book and I'd easily recommend it to a reader looking for something quick, easy, and humorous to pass the time with.