Saturday, April 12, 2014

[Review] Sex in The Title ~ Zack Love

New York City, May 2000. The Internet bubble has burst and Evan, a computer programmer, is fired with an email from his boss. The next day, his girlfriend dumps him, also via email. Afraid to check any more emails, Evan desperately seeks a rebound romance but the catastrophes that ensue go from bad to hilariously worse. 

Fortunately, Evan meets Sammy -- someone whose legendary disasters with females eclipse even his own. To reverse their fortunes, they recruit their friends -- Trevor, Yi, and Carlos -- to form a group of five guys who take on Manhattan in pursuit of dates, sex, and adventure. 

When Evan, a closet writer, falls desperately in love with a Hollywood starlet, he schemes to meet her by writing a novel that will sweep her off her feet. Sammy knows nothing about publishing but is confident of one thing: Evan's book should have the word "sex" in the title. 

With musings about life, relationships, and human psychology, this quintessential New York story about the search for happiness follows five men on their comical paths to trouble, self-discovery, and love.

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Jasmine's Review
**Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

Having the word "sex" in the title really does make people curious and want to read it. But just so you know there really wasn't that much sex in the book so the title kinda gives you the wrong thought. 

It actually took me quite a long time to finish this book and there are reasons for that which I am about to tell you.
1. I was incredibly busy with school. School sucks!
2. There were really slow parts that made me reluctant to pick the book up again
3. The transition confuses me sometimes. Like I'm not sure if there was a flashback or if it is happening at the same time and sometimes I'm not sure which character's head I'm in. So yah, that sucks..

Maybe because of these reasons I didn't really find the humor a lot of people are talking about. But there are also some things that I really like.
1. The uniqueness of the book. You don't really find books with a plot like this. Personally I NEVER read a book quite like this. There is even one not so good looking guy which rarely happens.
2. It feels more like a biography ( btw, I hate biographies but this is different) because it feels so true to life, like these things can actually happen. And in this book, there is no certainty that they would end up with someone unlike almost every book out there where you are pretty sure who will end up with whom. So in other words this book shows reality and how life really works and not everyone gets an HEA.
3. Sometimes it gives you a new perspective in life. And there are seriously a lot of terms I would never have thought off like the SQ (Sexual Quotient). I can never think of something like that.

Overall, this book had a slow start but it came through in the end.:)

3.5 Stars

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