Review: Sex Says by Max Monroe

Sex Says
Author: Max Monroe
Publication Date: February 21, 2017
Publisher: Max Monroe LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½


My name is Lola Sexton, and I’m a sex addict.
Okay…that’s a lie.
Truth is, I’m a serial dater turned dating and relationship columnist for The San Francisco Times. My readers call me Sex. Sex Says.
I love my job.
I love my life.
And I hate Reed Luca.


My name is Reed Luca, and I’m a liar.
Ironically, that’s the truth.
I’m 31, and my occupation is…well, complicated.
My favorite kind of woman comes in all shapes and sizes, but always has a big brain.
I’ve never hated anything.
Lola Sexton hates me.
Luckily, it’s a thin line between love and hate, and with my help, pretty Lola will only be able to straddle that line for so long.

This is a tough book for me to review for some reason. I’ve tried several times to start writing it, but I can’t seem to explain what I want to get across. So, I’m going to just lay out my likes and dislikes for you.

What I Liked:

  • Lola. Her character was over the top unique, but I kind of loved her. Her zany personality was funny to me. I loved all the crazy things she did. Lola was so much fun.
  • Lola’s relationship with her family. I loved how close they were and the funny things they shared with each other.
  • The competition between Lola and Reese. Their hatred of each other was entertaining. It created some really witty banter.
  • The way Reed pursued Lola. Again, witty banter.

What I Didn’t Like:

  • How immature both Lola and Reed were for their ages. They were supposed to be in their 30’s, but read a lot younger. It would have been more believable if they were in their 20’s.
  • Reed. I can’t put my finger on it, but there was something about the guy I didn’t care for. Maybe it was his smoking habit. I don’t know. He just didn’t make book boyfriend status for me.
  • The writing was great, but it felt like something was missing to me. I didn’t connect to the story as much as I wanted to. I was expecting to be sucked in by the characters and their stories like I was in Max Monroe’s Billionaire Bad Boys series, but I wasn’t.

Overall, Sex Says was a cute romance filled with funny moments. Even though it wasn’t my favorite romance, it was still good and I would recommend reading it. It might have gained a higher rating from me if I hadn’t read the Billionaire Bad Boys series first. That series set a really high expectation for Max Monroe to hit.

2 thoughts on “Review: Sex Says by Max Monroe”

    1. I would say it’s almost as if Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door grew up and went from fashion design to writing. She does stuff like rollerskate at work and talk to her pet fish. I liked her, but I could see how she would get on others nerves. I think you would enjoy Max Monroe’s Billionaire Bad Boys series more.

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