For What It's Worth

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Review: Operation Foreplay by Christine Hughes


24397027SLOWING 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

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.


14 comments:

  1. This is the lady boner book??!!! After read in ft get synopsis and your review, I'm pretty sure this is not for me.

    Question though - even though Melody has sworn to slow down...she's still having sex with her boss??

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    1. It is! It was kind of funny but soooo repetitive with the lady boner stuff. Like it was trying to hard to be edgy.

      So for the question - this is when she's dating Jared. No sex (including masturbation) until her b'day - which I think was around 4 weeks or so.

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  2. Nope! I would be out at the sleeping with the boss and have absolutely no prob calling her a slut. Don't care even a little if that makes me not PC.

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    1. I tried to ignore that since I knew going in she was having an affair and that wasn't going to be the HEA but it was written in a way that didn't always make sense or gel with her personality/what she was saying.

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  3. Nah, not for me too. You and I have similar tastes when it comes to romance

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    1. I think you would like it more than I did.

      You loved Virgin and it has that kind of say whatever - friend vibe.

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  4. Yeah, this is probably not for me. Sex positive is good, but sleeping with a married man is tacky -- and usually a road to nowhere. (but lol I'm addicted to the Affair on Showtime....)
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. I knew that going in and I knew she was going to get an HEA with another guy so I was willing to wait for her to grow as a character but I'm not sure she ever realized how wrong it was to sleep with a married guy - just that he wasn't leaving his wife for her. Which isn't he same thing. Plus, she never has consistant feelings about the married guy

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  5. umm lady boner? I don't know how to feel about it, amused? disturbed? lol

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    1. 1st time - amused. 50th time - disturbed lol

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