by Carmen Falcone
Translator Emma Cavanaugh will do anything to win her ex-boyfriend back—including summoning her brother's best friend, Italian billionaire and playboy Nico Giordano, to give her much-needed lessons in the art of seducing and pleasing a man. Sex was never her thing, so if anyone is going to know how to teach her how to be bad it'll be Mr. Sex-on-A-Stick himself.
Nico doesn't want any part of the crazy plan to teach Emma to be the mayor of pleasureville because not only will her brother kill him, but little does she know he wants nothing more than to taste her, touch her, and hear her moan his name. So that's a hard no...until she begs him to show her, to let her be his student for a month of blistering hot instruction that will make not only Emma's ex panting for more, but Nico as well as it turns out.
The story is about Emma being dumped by her fiancé for lack of "sexual compatibility" is really the best way to describe it. Feeling low, but determined to win back her fiancé, Emma begins a sexual relationship with her brother's best friend, Nico. Nico finds Emma hard to resist as he is quite attracted to her, of course.
Emma is a sweet and caring character and Nico is a bad boy who takes what he wants. They are perfect opposites attract pairing. The details that bothered me about the story have more to do with the pace of the story - things move along SUPER quick, and I felt a bit of whiplash as to how everything started. I guess the best way to describe it would be that I wasn't given enough time or information to care about Emma and Nico as individuals before I was thrown into this set up they have.
Another thing that bothered me was the use of certain dialogue.
*WARNING: I'M GONNA TALK ABOUT THE SEX*
I was super irritated to hear Emma's vagina/pussy/etc. referred to as her "kitty". I'm sorry - no. lol
Nico loves dirty talk, and some of it was pretty good...some of it really wasn't. To each their own!
*COME BACK TO ME PEOPLE WHO SKIPPED THE SEXY PARTS*
This book has a fantastic rating on Goodreads, so feel free to ignore me. The story had a lot of things I love: opposites attract trope, fake relationship trope, and the reformed "bad boy" trope. The execution, for me, left a lot to be desired.
I recommend the book to all romance readers, especially those that enjoy the steamy scenes the best lol