by S.M. Lumetta Genres: Contemporary Romance
, Romantic Comedy
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Author: S.M. Lumetta
Series: Bodhi Beach #1 (Standalone)
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Design: S.M. Lumetta
Release Date: April 17, 2017
What’s a little sex between friends?Sophie Fordham never thought much about motherhood until her body forced her to. With the onset of early menopause, she knows if she wants to have a baby, it’s now or never. So what’s a single, financially-strapped girl to do? Go with what you know, of course.
Fox Monkhouse has been Sophie’s gorgeous best friend since preschool. This sun-kissed surfer boy has no shortage of ladies, but she’s hoping he’ll put that aside to help her out. As there’s never been anything romantic between the two, things get awkward when she asks him to put a bun in her oven—especially since it has to be done the old-fashioned, no-pants dance way.
When Fox agrees to do the deed, Sophie is ecstatic. But she soon realizes that this chance at a baby could cost her everything. Keeping sex and emotions separate is clearly not in her wheelhouse especially when her best friend is involved. If their relationship can’t evolve into something new, their unusual arrangement could destroy the friendship of a lifetime.
OMG! I adored this book. The premise was utterly fantastic and the chemistry between Fox and Sophie couldn’t be any more perfect. If you never believed in soulmates before, then Lumetta will be sure to convince you before you read the last page of this book.
There is some great levity and a load of hilarity in the writing. But more than that is the writing flows so well (never stagnates and totally draws you in). The characters are dynamic and fun. What totally got me is that by the time I got to 30% in the book, I was sure that the story was done. When I glanced down at my kindle to see how far along in the book I was at that point I was delighted to see that I had just scratched the surface of the story. Translation: the story has lots of twists, turns, laughs, and dirty jokes.
This was the first book I read by Lumetta, but I will certainly pick up any future books I find by the author. I can’t get enough of this writing and appreciate the author’s ability to tell a wonderfully complex and messy tale in a fantastic and hilarious fashion. KUDOS!!
S.M. Lumetta was born in Detroit, MI, and now resides in NYC. Since she was small, she has adored storytelling in all its forms, especially books and films. Sooner and later, she figured out that since her love of words was overwhelming, she had no choice but to take the words in mind and share them. Romance is her favorite read, but horror and crime novels are a close second. She loves to travel and has a bucket list of places to visit long enough for several lifetimes. She also has a plethora of unnecessary t-shirts, a penchant for sarcasm, and a unholy love for the oxford comma.