Standalone Sunday | #3

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Standalone Sunday is a feature created by Megan @ Bookslayer Reads where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend!

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 Smut 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?

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I have been all about smut lately — the book and well, just plain smut. It’s a guilty pleasure. This book is definitely one of my top favorites. It’s hilarious, super sexy and weirdly…nerdy?!

Amanda and Blake have a very clear hate relationship. Blake thinks Amanda is uptight (which she is) and Amanda thinks Blake is an egotistical asshole (which he is.) They really start to get to know each other once they’re paired up for a writing project. Realllly know each other down deep. 😉 I love reading hate-to-love relationships. Maybe it’s because I absolutely hated my husband before we started dating haha.

But if you want a very sexy time book, this is so for you. There is one scene in here where I needed to take a break. I was exhausted for them. It’s also a very unputdownable book. You will binge this. If you don’t finish this in one day, you can bet your ass you’re getting your smut on for round two.

Best thing about this book, though? Halle cites Sam Claflin as her inspo for Blake. That’s right — just picture his beautiful, dimpled, perfect self the entire book and I’m sure that right there will register this a 5 star.

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You’re so welcome. 

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Have you read Smut by Karina Halle? If you have, did you enjoy it as much as I did or no? If you haven’t, do yourself a favor and use those links above to buy a very nice (& affordable) present for yourself. You deserve it. 

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