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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Blog Tour: Sex In The Title by Zack Love with 4*review & giveaway

Title: Sex In The Title
Author: Zack Love
Release Date: October 21, 2013


New York City, May 2000. The Internet bubble has burst, and Evan's boss fires him with an email. The next day, his girlfriend dumps him, also via email. Afraid to check any more emails, Evan desperately seeks a rebound romance but the catastrophes that ensue go from bad to hilariously worse. Fortunately, Evan meets someone whose legendary disasters with females eclipse even his own.

To reverse their fortunes, they recruit their friends into a group of five guys who take on Manhattan in pursuit of dates, sex, and adventure. With musings about life, relationships, and human psychology, this quintessential New York story about the search for happiness follows five men on their comical paths to trouble, self-discovery, and love.




*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review

Sex In The Title was certainly different from what I usually read, for a start it was written by a male author, Zack Love. It tells the story of the hazards of dating in your twenties from the perspective of 5 friends - all male. By the end of the book I'd learned that men can be just as neurotic  and insecure about the opposite sex, dating and their looks as us women, if not more. Oh and I've learned to sleep with one eye open when pets are in the room!! 

The story starts out in the '90s and follows the disastrous and unlucky love lives of friends three Evan, Narc and Trevor then it switches to friends Carlos and Sammy (Heeb), setting the background for the two separate group of friends. 

At the end of a night out, drunk and on the rebound from being dumped by his girlfriend, Evan thinks it a good idea to try and get a 'freebie' from a prostitute on his way home with severe consequences! 

That same night, but in a different part of town, Heeb is sleeping over at his girlfriend's when he hits 'Jackpot' and finds himself in hospital in the next bed to a stranger with similar and agonizingly painful injuries!! During their stay in hospital Evan and Heeb bond over their misfortunes with the ladies. After much discussion they come to the conclusion they'd have a much better chance of being successful with the ladies if they went out in a larger group, so they recruit their respective friends, Narc, Carlos and Trevor and form 'The Posse'. 

I  laughed out loud at Heeb's encounter with Jackpot and his re-telling of the incident to the doctors and Evan. I don't know who was more unlucky and hapless, Evan or Heeb ( I kept calling him Herb!) but oh, they made me chuckle but I also felt sorry for them. They seemed to get the rough end of the stick when it came to the dating scene in relation to the others.
I loved the scene where Evan was modelling for an art class with embarrassing results!! 

When one of the friends was going through a really rough time and his confidence had taken a tough beating the rest of the friends rallied round to help get him back on track and refused to let him hide away. It was quite touching how they helped him through it by organising events to boost his confidence back up and get him back onto the dating scene.

Out of all of the guys, Heeb was the one I was rooting for through out. I shouted out loud and gave a high five for him at one point in the book, you'll know it when you read it. I loved Heeb!!!

Sex In The Title is a humorous take on the dating scene told from the perspective of the male POV and I highly recommend it. I'm hoping there will be a sequel, I have to know what happens to a certain person (no spoilers) as Zack left it open for him. Pleeeeease Zack!! *begging here*

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Zack Love graduated from Harvard College, where he tried to create a bachelor’s degree in Women. With the bachelor portion of that degree in hand, he settled in New York City but – to afford renting his bed-sized studio – found himself flirting mostly with a computer screen and stacks of documents. Determined not to die a corporate drone, Zack decided to sacrifice sleep for screenwriting, an active social life, and Internet startups offering temporary billion-dollar fantasies.

To feed his steady diet of NYC nightlife, he regularly crashed VIP parties in the early 2000s and twice bumped into his burgeoning crush, a Hollywood starlet. But – much to Zack’s surprise – neither of those awkward conversations led to marriage with the A-list actress. Zack eventually consoled himself by imagining fiascoes far worse than those involving his celebrity crush. In the process, he dreamed up a motley gang of five men inspired by some of his college friends and quirky work colleagues. And thus was born Sex in the Title. But the novel is not autobiographical: Zack never had his third leg attacked by any mammal (nor by any plant, for that matter). In fact, keeping his member safe has been one of Zack’s lifelong goals – and one of the few that he’s managed to accomplish.

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