Genre: Romantic Comedy
Book Length (Est.): 218 Pages
Meet Jason: twentysomething caterer, bonafide slut, and hater of processed foods—especially Mr. Melty Ice Cream.
Enter Audrey: middle aged divorcee, struggling mom, and romantic commitmentphobe—but curious about the sexy caterer in town, Jason.
Is this the hottest thing to happen since the cone met a scoop of vanilla? There’s just one problem: Max, the owner of Mr. Melty Ice Cream and Audrey’s ex-husband. And the man who’s still in love with her.
Warning: this story contains profanity, sex, and gratuitous descriptions of ice cream. Proceed with caution and BYOS (Bring Your Own Spoon).
Screwing Mr. Melty is a serialized work of fiction told in four-episode seasons which can be read as standalone novels. Each episode is about the size of two short stories—the perfect length to read over your lunch break or at night, curled up on the couch with a bowl of rum raisin.
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
First of all I just have to say that I love the title of this book. It made me smile every time I saw Screwing Mr. Melty‘s cover on my Kindle carousel.
The three main characters Jason, Audrey, and Max all alternate between sweet, funny, and insanely crazy. It’s the perfect balance to create a wonderful romantic comedy. Not to mention there’s one hell of a twist that links these three together.
Jason is a caterer who loves his food natural and not processed, like Mr. Melty’s ice cream is. Oh, and he’s definitely not quiet about how he feels. Add on the fact that he’s scorned a few women with influential parents and the fact that he can’t seem to keep his mouth shut when he should and it’s easy to see how this guy keeps getting into trouble.
“…I’ve still got some laxative back home and I know where all the Mr. Melty stores are around here.”
Audrey is a twice divorcee who isn’t quite sure if she wants a full-time man in her life. No strings attached and absolutely no complications is more like it, but sometimes that isn’t exactly what happens. With one man wanting more from her and one just wanting in her pants it leads her on an interesting ride until she discovers what it is she truly wants.
“She imagined updating her social medial bio: Audrey Simmons, Managing Editor at City Connection, Wine Lover, Woman Who Has Sex with Twenty-Four-Year-Olds in Vans That Smell of Cheese.”
Max is Audrey’s first ex-husband and the owner of Mr. Melty. He kind of reminds me of a giant kid. He may be pushing sixty, but the things he does is beyond childish. And completely funny. I mean seriously…vandalism at sixty. Oh and yes, there is this little issue with a stapler that had me laughing so hard I was crying.
Screwing Mr. Melty is the perfect book to lighten your spirits and put a smile on your face.
My Favorite Laughable Moment: Definitely, hands down, the stapler incident.
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