Review: Smut by Karina Halle

Smut

Smut
Author: Karina Halle
Publisher: Karina Halle
Published: May 16, 2016
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
My Rating:

4 stars

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Synopsis new

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?

my thoughts new

(I buddyread this book together with my sis, Bea.)

This book is so much better than I’d expected!

description

Smut is a romantic-comedy story about two writing students, Amanda and Blake, who share the same subjects and were assigned to write a fiction together. At first, these two did not go along well but surprisingly they realized that they click in team-writing. After their successful assignment, Blake discovered something that will make them become rich and successful in their career–> writing smut in Amazon! Now when these two finally delved into smut-writing, they soon developed strange and confusing feelings toward each other.

For a rom-com, this book truly won me. It’s sexy, witty, and so hilarious that I found myself grinning from ear to ear and laughing my ass out! I most especially loved the characters and their nerdiness and sexiness combined into one. Blake is a guy you wouldn’t forget and Amanda is a girl you would love to be friends with. The side characters also amused me here. I couldn’t believe how Ana, Rio, and Heather cracked me up big time in most parts!

And of course, not to mention the sexy times which were really damn hot.

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“It’s not just the smut that we’re writing. It’s the smut that we’re doing.”

What made me appreciate this book was how it appeared to be more than just a smutty read. It basically gave the readers a glimpse of the publishing world, how authors struggle and find their way to succeed and earn a crowd. Also, it showed us that one should not judge the readers because of the books that they read, and the authors because of the books that they write.

BRAVO, Karinna Halle!

And because I’m impressed with her writing, I will definitely read her other books. If you want to be entertained for a while, go read this book. As what I’ve said, it’s more than just smut. 🙂

“Life isn’t a fairy-tale and not everyone in gets a happily-ever-after, but in our book world they do. And believe it or not, it’s made me a better writer.”

Rating:

4 stars

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xo pearl

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12 thoughts on “Review: Smut by Karina Halle

    • Lol. ^^ the title speaks for itself hehe! I hope you will love this book as much as I did, hun. It’s so freakin hilarious. When you’re in the mood for romantic comedies, this one is a good choice. 🙂

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  1. Another one to bookmark in my Goodreads! I always trust your judgment, Pearl, and it looks like this is going to be a real fun read! ☺️☺️❤️

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    • Yay! 🙂 Your comment puts a smile on my face, Kat. 😊 thank you! And yes, please do read this, too! It’s a fun read with sexy characters and plot. You don’t really want to miss Blake Crawford!!!

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      • Huhu sobrang dami na on my reading list, not that I’m complaining! Haha! If not because of my bar review, I want to read your recommendations na right away! But konting kembot na lang! I’m sooo excited!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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      • OMG dear… That exam though. Very tough! But I have this feeling that you’re 100% gonna make it. I will pray for your success, dear! 🙂 Yay! Break a leg!!!!

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