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November 2, 2015

Quick Hits: Sustained by Emma Chase + Not That Easy by Radhika Sanghani




Sustained by Emma Chase | Legal Briefs 2
Contemporary Romance | August 25, 2015 | Gallery Books
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It's not fair that a sexy (almost) romcom be so touching, heart rending, and almost sob inducing! ICYMI, SUSTAINED by Emma Chase, is a romance novel written in the male POV. Jake's an accomplished lawyer who's been around the block a few times, and fell for the girl next door, Chelsea, who is saddled with six kids. Not her own, but her recently orphaned nieces and nephews. Quite the recipe right? 

And boy was SUSTAINED such a delight to read! First of all, EChase is fast becoming a go-to when it comes to novels written in the male POV. She gets it right, it's not too raunchy, but not timid either. I'm not a man, but I imagine Jake's "voice" is how a typical bright male processes his thoughts and feelings. Not the most suave, but at least he gets it just in the nick of time. Jake totally sold SUSTAINED, I fell for his HEA and thought it was realistic. Now though I love Jake's honesty, he was kind of dramatic at one point. I just felt that the emotional/relationship conflict was a bit much considering Jake and Chelsea have been through a few stuff already when it happened. It felt like drama for the sake of drama and not the commitment issue Jake was trying to sell. Still, I had fun with SUSTAINED, the fact that it tugged my heart strings was a complete yet welcome surprise. If you're soft hearted, tuck a sheet or two of some tissue, you might need it to dab a few random tears.


Not That Easy by Radhika Sanghani | Virgin 2
Contemporary Romance-Chick Lit | November 3, 2015 | Berkley
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And more vagina monologues in Radhika Sanghani's sequel to her hilarious and awkward Virgin series. Like the first novel, NOT THAT EASY is peppered with a lot of honest and frequently uncomfortable scenes, conversations, and confessions. Ellie is a girl that you'll love and hate at the same time. She's unapologetic and reeks of desperation, kinda hard to stomach as I'm not sure if our girl is naive or just an idiot. I meant the last one with much affection.

What's the gist? Well, in Virgin, Ellie deperately lost her virginity, and that she did with a bonus STI (ew!). In NOT THAT EASY, Ellie is hell bent on getting the magic "O". And once again, we're regaled with a lot of sex comedy bordering on ignorance. Some were funny, a few were painful, the rest is just a clumsy horror show. I was amused, I was able to relate to some of Ellie's monologues about women and owning one's sexuality, I found Ellie's (cautionary) online dates hilarious, but I can't help but frown at some of the contradictions in terms of Ellie's applications of her sexual theory. To borrow a character's summation, Ellie is like a pubescent boy with sex on her mind 24/7. Overall I was very much entertained inspite of a lot of cringe worthy moments.

RSanghani's series may not be for everyone. There's a lot of vagina jokes and toilet humor, and outrageous situations that will make Ellie somewhat exasperating. I liked the Virgin series' honesty though, and even if it's sort of like a stunted coming-of-age tale, I enjoy Ellie's unabashed ignorance when it comes to sex and her enthusiasm to own her appetite for it.








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40 comments:

  1. I would read the dictionary is Emma Chase wrote it. Putting Sustained on my list.

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    1. It would be one funny dictionary esp if a "guy" authors it. I'm sure the "use in a sentence" part would be LOL funny

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  2. I haven't read *anything* from Emma Chase! Why?? Why??? I'm not sure because I've wanted to check her out since Tangled. I think I need to unearth that one because I know I own it. Sustained sounds great! Not That Easy seems like a book you have to be in the right mood for - and hilarious. I might have to check out that Virgin series sometime.

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    1. EChase is such a fun author. Always a good time with her... you got it for the virgin series. It's one of those mood reads otherwise you'll either hate it or find it corny

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  3. Woohoo! LOVED Sustained. It was so good (and on sale right now). I keen getting sent the Radhika ones but just can't seem to do them. I blame the covers. The cover whore in me is not amused. lol I'm glad you enjoy them and her humor. Maybe one day I'll join ya :D

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    1. Now you're making me wonder if you'll appreciate Sanghani's humor...

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  4. I'm glad you loved Sustained. I did too! I do agree with you about the *thing* though.

    I didn't like Virgin so I'll probably skip this book.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. I can see why it can be much for some people. Corny even.

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  5. Ellie Ellie Ellie! I'm gonna go with borderline ignorance. Those were some cringe worthy scenes. Still, it was funny as hell and blatantly honest. Glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. I can't even process how she got herself into those situations. It's almost like she's having an identity crisis or something.

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  6. Braine Great review on these and Oh wow Sustained sounds fabulous. I'm putting it on my list
    Sorry I haven't been around a lot lately but had some pressing family issues

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    1. That's okay, I hope things are all okay in your end, Debbie :)

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  7. Emma Chase is an author I keep telling myself I need to try! I need more hours in the day just dedicated to reading, like a 26 hour day instead of 24. ;)

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    1. I feel you. Maybe turning into a hydra once a week isn't such a bad idea lol

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  8. I'll really have to try Emma Chase because I keep hearing amazing things about her work!

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    1. She writes these funny yet heartwarming stories. Sexy too!

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  9. Romance from a male POV? Well, how about that... :) I'd love to try it (because I'm suffering from that thing that killed the cat...)

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    1. Hahaha, this definitely will not kill you. Quite the opposite actually

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  10. Looks like you're getting out of your reading slump :D *tilts head* Sustained is told in male POV? Interesting!

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    1. Sort of, just need to be super picky. No fantasy for now

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  11. *waves' I have forgotten what to say

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  12. I love male POV books. And the other one with the awkwardness sounds pretty good too. Even if maybe a bit uncomfortable at times I almost think I might like it!

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    1. Oh, I don't think Virgin is the series for you. BUt you're more than welcome to try of course

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  13. I've been wanting to read Sustained. I tried to read Virgin twice, and didn't find it funny. I like that Sustained is told from the Male POV. That makes the book more intriguing.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. It's alright, I know Virgin series can be too much for some. It's definitely a mood read

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  14. Sustained sounds quite interesting! I do like books in the male POV.

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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    1. It's refreshing, she nailed the male POV

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  15. Completely agree about Emma Chase, she's definitely a go-to author. She dos the male POV well.

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    1. Agreed! She never goes overboard, doesn't make them too crass or too femme, just plain idiotic hahaha

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  16. Great to hear that Sustained was a delight to read

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    1. Very much. Need to read the rest of the Tangled books

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  17. I haven't read any of Emma Chase's male POV novels since her first one but I loved it! I have no idea why I have been so lax in picking her up again. I am very intrigued. :D

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    1. I'm the same way, just read Tangled and didn't proceed with the series. Now I can see what a colossal mistake that is

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  18. I still need to read Sustained... I love Emma Chase's work.
    Not that Easy sounds like a great amusing read! Glad you liked them both!

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  19. Jake and Chelsea! I love those two. :)

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  20. You're right, EChase does realistic male POV so well! I was impressed with Sustained. Not That Easy sounds hilarious!

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    1. Not that Easy is one of those mood reads, it can be much at times.

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