Dawn Sims has made a name for herself writing romantic fiction online. When she’s pushed to try her hand at publishing, she thinks she has everything figured out. The only problem? She’s never been in a relationship, especially one that has led her to finding The Big O.
So much for writing what you know.
Warner Green has had Dawn in his sights since she walked into his class in seventh grade. She broke his teenage heart not once, but twice, so seeing her in his night class at the local community college was an unexpected surprise.
Accidentally reading her bad erotica on her laptop was a blessing from the Smut Gods themselves.
It’s clear she has no idea what she’s writing about, but Warner does. In fact, he knows so much that he’s willing to offer her his services. The deal is simple: teach the good girl from high school everything she needs to know to write from experience. If he gets to live out a fantasy or two that he’s been harboring for almost a decade, then there’s no harm in that either.
The lessons turn more heated, and Dawn begins to question where Warner has learned his skills, but he’s not ready to talk, until his past comes back to haunt him at the worst possible time.
It shouldn’t matter when it’s for authentication purposes only.
“Fine. I’m going to buy a vibrator with the money you gave me. Happy?”
His smile was in full force now. “Hell yeah, I’m happy. Ecstatic, even.” He chewed around the pastry in his mouth and laughed. “I’ll come with you to make sure you get the right one.”
“Oh, hell no. Being with you in a porn shop is on my list of Things to Never Do before I Die.”
BOOM! Johnson knocks the ball out of the park with this one.
After reading Maybe, I gave myself a couple of days before opening FAP because I was still trying to process the gorgeous story about Tyler and Emily. But, from word one I was sucked in.
Throughout reading, I kept having flashes of Deja Vu. It wasn’t because the story was one I’d read before, well – I had, but that’s because FAP was originally a fanfic that I devoured as Johnson wrote it. While the general story was the same, the work Johnson put in to making FAP an original story that stands out amongst her own catalogue is utterly obvious.
Dawn (Bunny) Sims and Warner (Wardo) Green are brilliant characters. Written in such a way, I felt like they were people I knew and wanted to hang out with. Dawn, while sassy and sarcastic, is quite naive when it comes to sex. Writing a novel with “heaving bosoms” and “ripping corsets” is harder than she though, due to her time posting stories online that readers lapped up. It takes Warner sneaking a read, for her to realise that unless she knows about sex, she can’t really write about it.
Enter Warner. Now, he’s not your usual hot n hunky main character. He’s funny, sarcastic, and the best thing? While he has money, he’s not a gajillionnaire! He’s a normal guy, who just happens to have carried a torch for Bunny since he was 14 and proposed to her in school. Dawn was drawn to him, but kept her distance.
The interaction between these two is hilarious. Sarcasm level – high brilliant. Johnson writes dialogue in such a solid and realistic way, it’s a joy when these characters get going. Then, there’s the raunchy bits. If you’ve read any of Johnson’s previous books, and are expecting another Puddle Jumping or even another Eight Days… nope.
Warner is a sex master (not a Christian Grey kind of master), and teaches Dawn how to pleasure herself before he joins in. These scenes are extremely well written and are HOT! I almost felt embarrassed reading them, I felt like a voyeur at times.
The story line is solid and keeps you turning the pages. In fact, when I first started reading, it was early evening, and I was only going to read a couple of chapters before getting an early night. Nope. Before I knew it, I was finished… and bereft.
So, go. 1 click, order the paperback, steal your friend’s copy. I don’t care how you get your hands on it, just make sure that you do!
Be sure to look for Amber’s other books!