ALL ABOUT THE D
Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam
✬✬✬ 2 STARS ✬✬✬
The premise of this story, the youngest son of a prestigious Portland family having a pornographic blog, caught my attention. Joshua Cartwright needs an attorney to protect his identity and rights so he calls a law firm and makes an appointment with young Evie Mills. They meet up and they are instantly drawn to one another. After having heard what her new potential client does she needs to pitch it to her bosses and get them on board representing him. He is declined which opens up the opportunity for them to pursue their growing attraction. So what went wrong?
“You read these [mails] last night. You posted last night. Did you use these videos from these women propositioning you to get yourself off?”
I can’t deny it. I’m mortified, but I mean, who wouldn’t look? “Yes, but it didn’t mean anything,” I repeat.
OK OK. It’s not as if I wasn’t aware that men jerk off watching porn but they have only been together for a couple of weeks and he had said before that porn wouldn’t do it for him any longer…
“When I made that post, I was looking at a video of us, not anyone else. I mean, yes, I watched the other video, but I got off to you for the main event.
Well then. That makes it all better.
“So if guys sent me videos jerking off and licking their cum, telling me they wanted to fuck me and come on my tits, saying it didn’t matter if I had a boyfriend because they wouldn’t tell anyone, saying they’d meet me any time, any place, and I got off to it— that would be okay?”
“Evelyn, that’s not the same.”
Instantaneous rage blasts through me at the thought of guys going after my girlfriend. Of wanting to touch my girlfriend. Goddamn it, it is the same.
He clears his throat, and I wait for him to tell them he has a girlfriend— to say he’s involved with someone, to say he’s taken— but he just laughs awkwardly.
“Thanks, ladies. It’s been a fun project.”
Come on, Josh. Decline her come-on.
And he didn’t.
“I’m sorry, baby, I’m an idiot.”
Can’t agree more.
I have read through a lot of reviews about this book but nobody mentions this, which I find interesting. I don’t think I’m on my own having an issue with this.
I wanted to love this story – unfortunately, it didn’t work for me. The characters were likable but the inconsistencies spoiled them for for me. As always, I’ll say that this might be a case of it’s me and not you and you might experience this story completely differently. Make sure you read other reviews too. For me, unfortunately, it wasn’t a winner.