I never thought reading about a heartbreak would be so entertaining!
And I'd never enjoyed so much being inside a male's head, well not any male but Drew's head. It was amusing and I was clutching my sides with laughter. Everything coming out if his mouth or going through his head was hilarious. Man flu has never been so fun!
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What was so refreshing about this love story is the fact that it was completely told by Drew, a very witty, arrogant, smartass, manhore, golden boy of Investment Banking.
But this bachelor who works hard and plays even harder met his match in Kate, she's sexy, smart, ambitious. I don't want to give much away but let just say that she gives as good as she gets and manages to reduce this confident man into a puddle of self pity.
But don't fret, because even though our hero goes through some transformations he didn't change his persona. That's why I loved this book so much, we didn't get a new hero with changed personality, no watered down versions, just the same witty, sexy guy who didn't loose his charm, his sexiness or his sense of humour, it's just that he now has purpose and focus on the right person and to quote him "is all worth it!
<b><I>“I can take a joke,” she tells me, sounding insulted.
“When it’s not being delivered by a childish jackass who thinks he’s God’s gift to women.”
“I am not childish.”
God’s gift on the other hand? My record speaks for itself.”</i></b>
“She scoffs, “A date? Wouldn’t a date involve actual conversation? Don’t you mean you have a quick fuck to get to?”
I close my hands around her waist and pull her in. In a low voice I tell her, “My fucks are never quick—they’re long and thorough. And you should be careful, Kate”</i></b>
Throughout the book Drew's sense of humour shined, even when he was down and feeling glum. There were so many funny moments and Drew's head was never a dull place.
“Every healthy man in the world wakes up with a stiffy. A fatty. Morning wood. I’m sure there’s some medical explanation for the phenomenon, but I just like to think of it as a little present from God.
A chance to begin the day with your best dick forward.”</i></b>
And I can't just leave out the analogies with the frogs, rats, hamsters...you'll have to read the book to understand.
<b><i>"And, once again, she smiles. Like a cat with a mouthful of bird.
I hate cats. They’re kind of evil-looking, don’t you think? Like they’re just waiting for you to fall asleep so they can smother you with their fur or piss in your ear”</i></b>
And when he does fall, he does very hard. It's difficult to imagine what this self absorbed, extra confident man is reduced to
<spoiler><b><I>“Everything snaps into place.
The picture is as clear as crystal.
That’s what it’s like for me—right now—looking at Kate. Suddenly, it’s all so obvious. So frigging clear.
I’m in love with her. Totally. Helplessly. Pathetically.
Kate owns me. Body and soul.
She’s all I think about. She’s everything I never thought I wanted. She’s not just perfect—she’s perfect for me.
I’d do anything for her.
“I want her near me, with me. All the time.
“I’ve broken every goddamn rule I’ve ever set for myself to be with her. And it wasn’t just to fuck her.
It was to have her. To keep her.”</i></b>
When things go pear shape, that's when Drew contracts influenza, man flu and while he's still moping around and feeling sorry for himself he's still providing entertainment for the reader.
“I’ve gone cold turkey. Completely. I haven’t even jerked off. Not once. In nine frigging days. I think the buildup of semen is starting to affect my brain. Like sugar to a diabetic.”
...and two thoughts enter my head simultaneously.
The first is: God hates me. The second is: I have been a naughty, naughty boy for most of my life, and this is my payback. And you know what they say about payback, right?
Yep. She’s one hairy bitch”<I></b>
With the help of his family and friends he gets on the right track to win Kate back. I'm not going to list all the things he did to change her mind but let's just say that she didn't make it easy for him, in fact I was feeling sorry for him.
I think Drew wins the <b>BGAFA </b>or <i><u>Best Grovelling Act In Fiction Award.</u></i>
If I throw myself in front of a bus,
will you come visit me at the hospital?
PS - Try not to feel too guilty if I don't survive. Really.”</I></b>
<b> PS</b> I included the quote above, not because it was the most romantic but because it made me laugh...
And for all of you who wondered if he did get his HEA, this should satisfy your curiosity:
<b>“I’m going to make you so happy, Drew Evans.”
My arms tighten around her. “You already have. After this? Heaven’s going to be a major disappointment.”
<I>HAPPY READING! HOPE YOU'LL ENJOY THIS BOOK AS MUCH AS I DID.</I>