Sunday, July 28, 2019

Review: Perky by Julia Kent

Book info:
Author:  Julia Kent
Series:  Standalone sequel to Fluffy
Genre:  Adult romantic comedy
Release Date:  July 30th, 2019
Source:  E-galley from author which did not influence my opinion. 
My rating:  5 stars

One hundred years ago when I was young and impulsive (okay, it was five, alright? Five years ago...) I let my boyfriend take, let's just say... compromising pictures of me.

(Shut up. It made sense at the time).

Surprise! The sleazy back-stabbing jerk posted them on a website and, well, you can guess what happened. That's right.

I'm a meme. A really gross one.

You've seen the pictures. And if you haven't - don't ask. And don't look!

As face recognition software online improves, I get tagged on social media whenever anyone shares my pictures. You try getting a thousand notifications a day, all of them pictures of your tatas.

So. I'm done.

It's time for revenge. Let him see how it feels! But how do you get embarrassingly intimate pictures of your jerkface ex who double-crossed you five years ago?

Especially when he's a member of the U.S.House of Representatives now?

Getting sweet between the sheets with a congressman is pretty much every political roadie's dream, right? I'm one in a crowd.

Except to this day, he swears he didn't do it. Pursued me for months after I dumped him five years ago. Begged me to take him back.

And I almost did it. Almost. I was weak and stupid and in love a hundred years ago.

Okay. Fine. Five.

But I still have the upper hand. Second chance romance has all the emotional feels, doesn't it?

I can't wait to punch him in the feels.

All I need to do is sleep with him once, take some hot-and-sweaty pics of him in... delicate positions, and bring him down. That's it. Nothing more.

Pictures first. Revenge after. And then I win.

At least, that's how it was supposed to happen. But then I did something worse than sexting.

I fell in love with him. Again.

My Review:
Honestly, I keep asking myself why in the world I waited to read a book by Julia Kent.  This one is my 2nd, and it might even be better than the first one!  The number of times I stopped to post an update on Goodreads as I was reading because I wanted to remember a line or something that happened was silly.  Usually I only update my Goodreads status when I've stopped reading the book for a while because I'm having to go do something else. But one night while I was reading in bed, I kept disturbing my dogs to reach over and grab my phone to update with another hilarious example from the book.   This book was laugh out loud from beginning to end. Even the sexy steamy scenes had funny bits, making me want my own Parker!

The characters are hilarious, and the connection between our couple is perfect.  I honestly don't have any issues I can think of with the book.  It was just all good.  In fact I would have sat and read from the very first page to the last page in one sitting if I didn't have to do life things like eat, sleep, go to work, celebrate my stepmom's birthday, babysit my niece and nephew, etc.  

Now, here are a few of the things I had to stop and make a status update on Goodreads because they made me laugh so hard.  There was a reference to Dolores Umbrage from Harry Potter when describing Parker's  mom, and that came from Perky's parents!  Mallory, who we met in book 1, Fluffy, has a thing about how tacos are supposed to be eaten. And when someone did something she didn't like, she said that "he didn't respect the taco".  To that one of the group said it sounded like a complaint after a one stand with a date from Tinder.  The sex toy factory worker parts were hilarious.  And then, there is Raul who works at the coffee shop with Perky.  He gets some of the best lines.  I also now have learned about a brown starfish, and I might be traumatized for life.  LOL!!!   

Once again at the end, like in the first book, we got an epilogue, or stinger as the author calls it, letting us get ready for how the next book will start.  While these are all standalones, the characters are all parts of the stories, and you will want to read all of them, in any order, but just read them all!