Is this what the world is like now? Is this the new normal?
M.J. Edward’s third book is finally here, the sequel to Kissing the Coronavirus. And it’s exactly what you’d expect.
There’s a lot to unpack here, so before we get started sharing some choice quotes from this book, let me give you a basic plot run down.
Kissing the Coronavirus 2: The Second Wave (a great title, might I add) follows Dr. Kelly Cauldron, an orthodontist who is now forced to administer vaccines. She works long hours, with unrealistic expectations, and her sex life is taking a hit because of it. That is, until something goes wrong when she gives the vaccine to a patient who already had received it.
If you’ve read Kissing the Coronavirus, you might be able to guess what happens after that. Only this time, the smut is with both the virus and the cure.
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keep reading for my full review (with some… interesting quotes)
So, if you were on the internet at the end up September, you might have heard of Kissing the Coronavirus by M. J. Edwards. If you didn’t… I envy you.
When this book started gaining attention from that memorable title, I knew I had to read it. And I did.
I made a couple of videos about it over on my TikTok (click here for links: x, x, x), and I even posted a review to Goodreads. And I thought that would be it. But I was wrong.
The New York Post and Daily Mail saw my review. And both quoted me in their coverage of Kissing the Coronavirus. My mom then saw those articles and sent them to my extended family. And now this is what I’m known for.
Since I’m already doomed to be known for reading coronavirus erotica, I thought I would share my review here as we prepare to read the sequel coming out on December 11th! (And don’t worry, I’ll be reviewing that as well)
Keep Reading For My Review of Kissing the Coronavirus (Along With My “Favorite” quotes)
Thank you to Netgalley and Berkley for giving me an earc in exchange for an honest review!
Overall: 3.75/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 2.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: If you’re looking for something quick and cute, Well Played might be the book for you.
// Content Warning: Mature Content, Catfishing //
Release Date: 9/22/2020
Page Count: 336
Well Played is the sequel to Well Met, following Stacey, who decides after a night of too much wine to message her no-strings attached summer fling who has left for the year. While he’s traveling, they grow closer through emails and texts. But, when he, and the annual Ren Faire, comes back the next summer, she realizes the man she was messaging (and falling for) is not who she thought.
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*Thank you so much to Avon & Netgalley for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts and opinions are my own. All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change.*
Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: Would I Lie to the Duke is a fun, sexy read that you will want to reread the second you finish.
“Love isn’t a weapon. It’s not a way to blind someone to you or make someone feel obligated. It should be a gift, a blessing.”
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// Content Warning: Mature Content //
Release Date: 7/28/2020
Page Count: 384
Would I Lie to the Duke follows Jessica McGale, who, in a desperate attempt to save her family business, poses as “Lady Whitfield” to try and get investors. There, she meets Noel, the Duke of Rotherby, and as they grow closer, Jess must decide if her family business is worth breaking Noel’s heart, and her own.
“You destroy me– piece by piece. And I welcome it.”
Thank you so much to Netgalley and Berkley Books for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Overall: 5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: Party of Two was the exact read I needed. It’s cute and fun, but has true depth.
”Sometimes the only way to get something good is to take a few risks.”
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// Content Warning: Racism (Mention) //
Release Date: 6/23/2020
Publisher: Berkley Books
Page Count: 320
Party of Two follows Olivia Monroe, a lawyer who moved to L.A. to start her own law firm, and Max Powell, a junior senator. When the two meet, sparks fly, but with Max’s high profile job, and Olivia’s desire to stay out of the spotlight, is what they have special enough to survive?
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