"Women fall in love quicker than men. Easier and more often. But when guys fall? We go down harder. And when things go bad? When it's not us who ends it? We don't get to walk away. We crawl."
I don't even know where to start with this review. No worries, I completely 100% freaking loved it. I just have so much to say about it, I don't even know where to begin and truth is I could go on and on, my whole book was practically highlighted, but I'll try not to give anything away or quote to much.
Meet Drew "I...when I first saw you that day in the conference room, it knocked me right on my ass. After that, I just knew nothing would ever be the same."
Poor thing, he has the influenza. Well, not really, he's making up excuses for himself, like most men who don't want to admit what's really going on when there egos have been bruised. Truth is his heart has been broken. Which is a shocker seeing as how he's a one-night stand only kind of guy. "See that guy-black suit, devilishly handsome? Yeah, that guy getting the blow job from the luscious redhead in the bathroom stall? That's me. The real me. MBF: Me Before the Flu."
Yeah, he's kind of a jerkwad. Sure he's hotter than is legal, but he knows it and owns it, too. He's pretty much a man-whore. A very sexy man-whore. His family has kind of spoiled him all of his life, he has lots of money, a good job that he's really good at, and not used to being denied what he wants. Remember that, when you read this book, it's sorta a big deal. "Here's a fact for you-once I'm done, I'm done. I'm not the kind of guy who rides the same roller coaster twice. One is enough, and then the thrill is gone and so is the interest."
See, kind of a jerkwad. Yes, he's talking about women here, not actual roller coaster rides. But like I said one night stand only kind of guy. That's until he meets Katherine Brooks. OH NO, we aren't talking about love at first sight here. I mean Drew was definitely interested in Katherine for one night of horizontal fun, but Katherine is engaged and surprisingly doesn't give into his charms. Of course Drew being a typical guy, he finds not only one girl to replace her for the night, but red headed twins on top of that. Every man's dream, I'm sure. Funny thing is later on he can't get the hot chick in the red dress who turned him down out of his head. Men and their ego's...smh. Little does he know Drew hasn't seen the last of Kate Brooks.
Kate Brooks"Well, that first night at REM, I thought you were...lethal. You just radiated sex and charm. That smile, your eyes, they really should be illegal. It was the only time in all my years that I wished I was single."
This book was hilarious!! I was giggling so hard at parts I was afraid of who I would wake up in the middle of the night. It's all in Drew's POV and the things he thought and said were just... priceless. I loved the author's quirky writing. Once Drew finds out he will be working with Kate, it's his mission to get her underneath him on his virginal couch, and then get on with his ho-dog ways. "So, I have three options: I can quit. I could get Kate to quit. Or I can entice her to share one profoundly pleasurable night with me. Get it out of both of our systems-consequences be damned."
Problem is Kate is engaged and highly motivated to do go at her job. Drew is relentless in thinking of ways to warm Kate up to him, until they are forced to work together and even though he still wants to have sex with her, work trumps sex everytime. LOL, Drew's words not mine. After time, Drew and Kate start getting closer and closer. Working long hours together can do that, but I can't say anymore because then I might slip in some important spoilers and I would not want to spoil this crazy funny story. :)
Drew changes completely when Kate comes into his life. He is so used to be the guy women are chasing all the time, he isn't for sure how to be the one doing the chasing. At one point, the things he did were so over the top. "Love makes you do some stupid shit."
These two were all over the place. Co-workers, to enemies, to alliances, to yelling at each other one minute and then sticking there tongues down each others throats the next, to friends, lovers, and even breaking each other's hearts. Once Kate and Drew finally did get together, they were smoking. The chemistry was off the charts. As much as Drew probably deserved everything he got, I couldn't help but feel sorry for him, when he "got the flu". Poor guy, it wasn't like he had any experience with dealing with the feelings he had. He just acted on impulse which is what gets lots of us in trouble most of the time. And of course miscommunication. "You are driving me crazy!"
"Crazy? Like you want to rip my shirt open again?"
"NO. Crazy like the itch of a yeast infection that just won't go away."
I just have to put in Drew with his niece, Mackenzie, was adorable. I can't imagine how he would be with his own kid. hint hint, could this be where the series is going?? If not, I'm curious about who's story would be next...Micheal and Delores Clitoris (if you read the book you'll get it, haha) or maybe Jack, I could see him being just like Drew MBF. These guys were awesome secondary characters and the things they said...OMG, ROFL!! Especially Mackenzie..." I have a bagina."
Drew smirks. "Yes, you do sweetheart. And someday, it's gonna help you rule the world."
"Johnny Fitzgerald has a penis. He says his penis is better than my bagina."
"Johnny Fitzgerald's an idiot. Vaginas beat penises every time. They're like kryptonite. Penises are defenseless against them."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"She talks like you. It's not every day you hear a four year old say Prince Charming is a douchebag who's only holding Cinderella back."
Overall, I know this review was loaded with quotes, and believe it or not, there are so many more amazingly funny ones. This book had the romance, the sexual frustration, the great characters, and the happily ever after. i can't wait for more from this author and series. Read this book, you won't regret it and will laugh your ass off.