Screw Flirting by Lola West
Published: April 30, 2021
I received a copy of this book for free. I leave my review voluntarily.
Lola West writes short, sweet, intelligent, silly, sexy romance. With a Ph.D. in women’s studies and a flair for the dramatic, Lola likes to keep it real. Her loves are cotton candy, astronomy, kitten heels, and small-town hunks. Lola’s heroes make you swoon and her heroines that talk back. Also, she believes that consent is always sexy, even in books.
“When the woman you love climbs you like a mad cat racing up a tree, the only thing you should do is be thankful you’re the tree she chose to climb.”
Bug has loved Jack for as long as she can remember. The only problem, he is her brother’s best friend, and she is pretty sure he sees her as one of the guys. Another problem, there is nothing but guys in Spring. So to help protect herself, Bug became one of the guys. When a night of partying ends up with Jack and Bug making some move- Bug realizes that Jack sees her. Until the following day, when everything comes crashing down.
I loved the characters in this book! Despite being a secondary character, Ryan is my absolute favorite. He is such a good friend and an incredible brother. He is funny and intelligent and stubborn to boot. Bug is a total badass and a classic Lola female character.
Something to truly admire about how Lola writes her characters is that they are imperfectly perfect. They are so real, so raw, and their internal dialogue is something easy to imagine. Her female characters are strong and smart, sassy and bold. And her male characters are on the right side of history- respectful, sexy, fun, vulnerable, and they all find consent sexy.
I loved this novella; from start to finish, this is a super sweet, super hot summer romance. I enjoyed the setting, and I loved that each character had such a fully developed, well-rounded aspect to them.
If you are looking for something super quick, incredible steamy, and sugary sweet- climb aboard cause Screw Flirting is about to embark on a journey.