Published by Self Published on April 17th 2017
Genres: Rom-Com, Romance
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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.
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Book Review: 4,5 Stars
Fox is the kind of Rom-Com that made me laugh and cry and yell and sigh and laugh a little more, and of course, it made me fall in love with Sophie and Fox *smiles* and their amazing HEA, because yes, you can absolutely expect a HEA, and not a predictable one, if I may add.
This book story is about hope, love and friendship.
Sophie was a single 28 year old woman with a “little” problem at such young age: She had perimenopause. Her doctor recommended to have kids ASAP because her “oven” would be closing shop soon, very very soon. She studied her options: Freezing her eggs—too expensive—, sperm bank—who could be the best candidate—, sperm donor—again, the “best” candidate—, serial dating—not enough time to settle a serious relationship—, and finally, asking a “friend” to make the donation directly—wiggles eyebrows, if you know what I mean. And that’s how she ended up having sex with her best friend, Fox, the sexy surfer, male nurse, who had a crazy sense of humor—their conversations were absurd, funny, but absurd—, the best stamina and of course had the best heart in the world.
What is obvious in this story? They fell madly in love. That was expected, it’s a friends-to-lovers kinda story after all, but the twist of events in the last 25% of this book was what made it a really awesome book.
S. M. Lumetta’s writing is funny, the characters were great, well structured and 100% lovable and the plot had the correct balance for a good rom-com: romance, sex, jokes and drama. But it was a little slow paced for my liking. I wish I had a little more of their HEA with a longer epilogue and less of those crazy and stupid jokes in between the story, but that’s just my lost-in-translation opinion, I’m sure if you love rom-com, you’ll enjoy this book as much as, or even more than I did.