*Release Day Blitz* Fox (Bodhi Beach #1) by S.M. Lumetta
Author: S.M. Lumetta
Series: Bodhi Beach #1 (Standalone)
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Design: S.M. Lumetta
Release Date: April 17, 2017
What’s a little sex between friends?
Sophie Fordham never thought much about motherhood until her body forced her to. With the onset of early menopause, she knows if she wants to have a baby, it’s now or never. So what’s a single, financially-strapped girl to do? Go with what you know, of course.
Fox Monkhouse has been Sophie’s gorgeous best friend since preschool. This sun-kissed surfer boy has no shortage of ladies, but she’s hoping he’ll put that aside to help her out. As there’s never been anything romantic between the two, things get awkward when she asks him to put a bun in her oven—especially since it has to be done the old-fashioned, no-pants dance way.
When Fox agrees to do the deed, Sophie is ecstatic. But she soon realizes that this chance at a baby could cost her everything. Keeping sex and emotions separate is clearly not in her wheelhouse especially when her best friend is involved. If their relationship can’t evolve into something new, their unusual arrangement could destroy the friendship of a lifetime.
S.M. Lumetta’s Fox follows a familiar tale of a twenty-something girl with a ticking body clock who wants to have a baby. It continues with the protagonist Sophie, attempting to find herself a baby daddy but quickly realising he’s a lot closer to home. Enter Fox, her good looking, manwhore of a best friend. From here on in, the story could stick to the tried and tested formulas but this is where S.M. Lumetta succeeds where others have failed. Her characters have flaws yes, but Sophie isn’t doing something flighty. She has a real issue; a problem that affects some 1:100 women under the age of 40! (that’s in the UK alone according to Google) Lumetta handles the topic with both sensitivity and humour. She has more words for the female genitalia than you can imagine and her writing just flows effortlessly. It’s so easy you will, unconsciously find yourself reading in the wee hours and not realising!
Fox, with all his faults, is an overgrown school boy. He has a nurturing, caring side but he likes to party like a frat boy. He barely bats an eyelid when Sophie asks him to be his sperm donor. It’s just sex right? No feelings other than friendship right? They can go back to how things were before once there’s a plus sign on the pee stick right?
To find out how things turn out you need to read the book. Fox is witty, emotional, and touches on serious issues with careful sensitivity. Well worth sitting up past your bedtime for.
S.M. Lumetta was born in Detroit, MI, and now resides in NYC. Since she was small, she has adored storytelling in all its forms, especially books and films. Sooner and later, she figured out that since her love of words was overwhelming, she had no choice but to take the words in mind and share them. Romance is her favorite read, but horror and crime novels are a close second. She loves to travel and has a bucket list of places to visit long enough for several lifetimes. She also has a plethora of unnecessary t-shirts, a penchant for sarcasm, and a unholy love for the oxford comma.