Smut – Karina Halle : a romantic comedy

smut - karina halle

Smut
Karina Halle

Genre : New-AdultContemporary romanceRomantic comedy
Rating : ♥♥♥♥♥

My review :
Hello everyone ! If you’ve read my about me page, you know that I have to rewrite all my reviews following a technical problem. It’s quite tricky as it’s been a while since I’ve read most of the books. If you’ve spent some time on the blog, you also might have noticed that I tend to review books that I loved. It doesn’t mean that I’ve loved all my reads but I don’t see the point in detailing why I hated/disliked a book. Well,it depends. Sometimes I need to vent haha. Anyways, all of this to let you know that all my ratings (good and bad) are available on my Goodreads profile.

Let’s get back to Smut by Karina Halle. I’ve liked every previous book I read by her but this one is my favorite!

What attracted me to this book :

  • The topic of writing
  • The ennemis to lovers story is one of my favorite genre in Romance

What I loved

Smut is for me the perfect romantic comedy : funny, sweet and sexy with a perfect chemistry between the main characters.

I loved the realism of the story and the characters. Everything was coherent and believable.

The characters are so endearing : Amanda is fun, determined and sarcastic. She’s the cute and trendy nerd. She’s really simple but has that special touch that makes her stand out. You can either identify or wish she could be your friend or simply find her inspiring. I love that kind of female character. Blake is outrageous in a way we all love. He’s blunt, funny and sexy with this nerdy touch that makes him just perfect!

The pace of the story is dynamic. We are never bored, from start to finish. Their banter at the beginning is entertaining and has you smiling as you can feel they are attracted to each other despite their differences. And when they start getting along it’s just sweet and insanely hot. The sexual tension is awesome and you can’t help but just keep on reading and hope for the happy-ending these two deserve. 

Do I recommend ? Hell, yes!

More details :

Synopsis (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?

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