Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Review: Operation Foreplay by Christine Hughes
SLOWING DOWN THE SEX-CELERATOR . . .Melody Ashford hates waiting for anything-especially sex. But after a disastrous affair and a one-nighter with Mr. Micropenis, Mel realizes she's suffering from some bad bedroom juju. And no amount of hot, casual, or friends-with-benefits hookups is going to fix it. Instead, Mel's decided to resist the demands of her ladyparts.
Saying no might have been no problem . . . except that her temporary roommate, Jared Myers, is all kinds of hot male sex on a stick. Now Mel is consumed by all manner of dirty thoughts, and remembering why she decided to "go slow" is getting harder and harder. ~ Goodreads
Source: e-arc provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
First let me start out by saying how much I loved the sex positive characters in this book. Everyone has a healthy libido and there’s zero slut shaming. There were some truth bombs dropped from friends but those came from a place of love not shame. But…
I get it – you all have sex, love sex, do kinky things and like to talk about it with each other. Incessantly. I think this book crossed the line from fun and sassy to cloying after a while.
The book starts with Melody having an affair with her married boss. I tamped down my judgment because I understood that this was going to be about Melody’s growth and eventual hook up with another guy. But…
There are more hot scenes with the married boss (& as far as I could tell – unprotected sex) than Jared and Melody is just filled with contradictions. She loves sex, has lots of hot sex with different men (pre-Jared) but then complains no one ever turns her on but her boss. She longs for him to leave his wife but then talks about not wanting a serious relationship. It’s not major but I kept saying huh? Who are you Melody?
But the most annoying thing of all was the repetitive use of the phrases “lady boner” and “I’m going to blow a load” by Melody and Jared.
Once she starts dating Jared, they agree to a no sex rule so that they can base their relationship on something more - which is admirable.
The lack of sex (no sex – including no masturbation) should have led to a lot of sexual tension but after a while they just sounded like two annoying teenagers who make each other horny and then the end was so abrupt I was like – that’s it – it’s over???
If you like bawdy stories and friends with no filter. Melody shows a lot of growth without changing her personality and there are a lot of laughs. Like I said – it’s very sex positive and Jared is relentlessly sexy in his pursuit of Melody. This just wasn't the book for me.