Published: November 13, 2018
This book was hilarious. I honestly think it was one of the funniest novels that I have read in a long time. It beat out Best Served Cold for the most hilarious, hands down. I mean the pure awkwardness and sassyness that is apart of the characters is perfection. I feel like I should tell y’all that I received an ARC of this novel for an honest review. I’m just excited to receive these ARCs because I would be buying it anyway and Emma puts out so many books that I would be downright broke.
Aspen gets terribly drunk one night as does her best friend Luke. They then cross the line that they were never supposed to. They have sex. Absolutely terrible, abysmal sex. But she can’t tell him that he’s the worst sex of her life. Oh no that would ruin their 20 years of friendship. So she does the only thing she can think of. She lies to him. And the lie is working and working well until her birthday when she is thwarted by tequila yet again. Only this time she admits to more than the tap-tap-squirt.
Luke has remembered that terrible night this whole time but how can he admit to having horrible sex with his best friend. When Aspen seems like she doesn’t remember he does the only thing he can do. He lies. But now he is noticing all these new things about her. He has always known she was good looking but now he is noticing nuances in her eyes and hair and he has had many a morning boner because of her. But that isn’t right. She’s his best friend. Until she admits to everything while drunk. He seizes that opportunity to be with her because they have known each other for 20 years. It can’t get much easier. Well it can but what’s the fun in easy.
I had side cramps laughing so hard at Luke’s Abuelita. She is bat shit crazy but she is exactly like any other grandmother trying to marry off her grandchildren. The fact that her weapon of choice is a flip-flop though is pure gold! I can just see a tiny Mexican woman brandishing a flip-flop at those who piss her off. That was beautifully written. The story was hilarious but I wish the puppy would have been named Patches because that was the name of my dog. So that would have been cute but Tequila was more appropriate. Go forth and read! This is you need a pick-me-up in the middle of your week!
—“Shit, it’s like talking to a potato and expecting it to do algebra.” -Mr. Taylor to Luke—