Book: Sex Ed
Publication Date: May 31, 2017
Length: 243 pages
Reviewed by Meredith
Jaxson Dane is harboring a secret.
Not the fact that he’s a geeky comic book lover, or that he secretly draws his own comic, Bunny Fu Ninja Warrior. It’s not even classified information that he’s out and proud!
His secret is the shame that he’s a twenty-three-year-old virgin.
Jaxson isn’t waiting for marriage or even afraid of taking that step, he just hasn’t found the one guy who will accept all of his adorkable qualities. Due to an unfortunate mishap with a self-pleasuring apparatus and his favorite appendage, Jaxson meets Tyler Mason. The emerald-green-eyed nurse is a witness to the mortifying incident, leaving Jaxon both grateful and disappointed in their one-time meeting.
And then Tyler somehow shows up at Jaxon’s family dinner.
The very dinner at which Jaxson’s hidden virginity is revealed to everyone, including the captivating nurse.
Even though he secretly found the ER situation hilarious, Tyler is also able to look past it to see Jaxson’s genuine nature and is drawn to the charming and hapless comic book artist. He’s tempted to pursue the inexperienced Jaxson, but a recent and life-altering decision puts a damper on his wants and desires. However, the more time they spent together, the more willing he is to take the risk of juggling his new commitments and winning Jaxon’s affections.
A large, insane, and meddlesome family, two prying co-workers, and a sexy nurse are all trying to give Jaxson a crash course in Sex Ed. Will he pass?
I would say that Jaxson was by far my favorite character in this. It's very hard not to love and deeply sympathize with him. Tyler (an ER nurse) is really the perfect fit for someone like Jaxson. He will need someone with medical training to keep him alive with how accident prone he is. I really was laughing my butt off with how Tyler and Jaxson meet. It's one of those stories that if you heard one of your friends tell you it, you wouldn't believe them.
If you happen to have read Z.B. Heller's Moxie series, Jaxson is Moxie's son. No, you don't need to read the Moxie series to get this. It's a standalone through and through. That's just a tidbit for fans.
Now, there are varying degrees of humor. My favorite is dry humor always has been always will be. I wouldn't say this was dry humor. It's slapstick at times and occasionally way over the top. When the author reels it in the balance equals good comedy. There's also an element of crudeness which I don't have an issue with at all. I tend to cringe at those sort of jokes but I can see the appeal some have toward it.
I did have one issue with this story. I felt really bad for Jaxson when SO many nasty and crude jokes were at his expense. A lot by family and friends. There's ribbing and then there's joking around to pull a laugh without really caring about someone's feelings and that's where this fell. I found myself analyzing if Jaxson was shy and socially awkward because of the, for lack of a better word, bullying he endured his whole life. This is just a hard limit for me for personal reasons.
It's duel POV which I love! I like getting into the MC's heads and there's less confusion and the picture always seems clearer to me.
All in all it is a humorous romantic love story with over the top antics. It's unique in its own right. I'd absolutely say if you're a fan of crude, loud, slapstick humor with crazy characters and an underdog who wins then give this a go.
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