Monday 29 October 2018

✪ MAX MONROE ✪ The Day the Jerk Started Falling ✪ #JerkDuet2 ✪ #BlogTour ✪

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 

• 25 October 2018
• Jerk Duet 
• Our ► Review ◄ for book #1

4 Stars

My name is Oliver Arsen, but my mates call me Ollie.
I live hard and love harder, and it’s love that usually gets me in the most trouble.

According to the greater population, I’m the ultimate jerk.

My affection tends to be short-liveda quality Ive been assured multiple times by the fairer sex isnt becomingand the leaving part of loving and leaving has always come natural.

At least, it used to.

Until her.

Luciana Wright.

She’s an American bombshell and my sister’s best frienda woman so wrong for
me, it’s written in the waves.

And she’s the reason we’re all here.
The reason I have to go back to explain how it all went wrong.

To the day the jerk started falling.

Eeeep - finally book #2! Phew that was a long-ass waiting-time for this book! ☺
(It was only a week, but still. #OLLIE!)

This time Ollie is talking/writing to us in the podcast. He needs us to hear the story from his POV!
And we start a few hours before he has to go pick up Lucky from the airport in Sydney.
Poor guy. He only got 90 minutes to get used to the idea that his sister's best friend will be traveling around the world with him.
Again we see how Lucky and Ollie do not start their 'thing' with the typical and sweet and funny meet-cute moment. Nope. It's a bit of a hate-at-first-sight thing. But of course there's also this huge attraction simmering in the background - behind all that arguing and hating.☺ But Ollie will tell you all about that and about everything else! ☺



Ollie's POV was just as adorable as Lucky's.
I just wished we would've moved through all the repeating-moments in the first half a bit faster. Not that he repeated all the conversations or anything. It wasn't boring or stupid. I just wanted to get to the point where they get together again in the present time! It was just too long. Half the book was stuff that could've been cute into half or even less! But it was also fun and sweet to read Ollie's thoughts about the whole thing. I definitely loved the second half of the book so much more.

I really adored this series/duet. Everything was so cute and funny and australian-ish and sunny and oceany and travely and surfy and ... OLLIE! (Even though the australian-ness of the book was hugely over the top. In book #1 it was really ok, but Ollie's book! He was like a comedy-comic australian! Very Weird. Blimey!)

Can I get a fanfic kind of spin-off where Ollie and Thatch fall in love?? That would be amazing! ☺

I liked the first book more - it could've done as a longish book instead of a duet - cut a lot of pages and repeats and just make it a dual POV book. I would've loved that much more!
I missed the rest of the travels in the last book too. I was looking forward to Portugal and Hawaii :/
Once they met in Paris it was basically done.
BUT - I still really enjoyed reading those two books! Ollie is adorable! And Lucky is really fun and crazy and ... reading her POVs is really entertaining!

Can't wait to see what will be next by those two author-ladies!

THE DAY THE JERK STARTED FALLING was the almost perfect finale in this amazing Jerk duet! An adorable & funny Podcast-Romance! I just loved it! Hurry to your nearest amazon - Ollie will be sold out in no time!!!

ARC received for an honest review

Oy, how do I write this.
I have been hanging out for Ollie's side of the story, but unfortunately for me, this was a bit of a miss.
 As an Aussie, I praised Max Monroe for not falling into the trap of making Ollie sound like Paul Hogan, throwing another shrimp on the barbie.
Unfortunately in this second part of this duet, they have fallen into the trap.  It is like Crocodile Dundee and Steve Irwin were used as reference material on how Australians speak.

I won't lie, I nearly did DNF this book as it grated on this Aussie ear so much.  What this book really needed was an Aussie beta reader or proof reader who could tell them that "hey, Australian's don't talk like that" and "whoops, you got this saying completely wrong".  Oh, and the blokes and sheilas stuff - just nope.  They most probably won't bother non-Australians but they irritated this one so much.

I did persevere though, and found that the second half of the book was a lot better, a lot less "ockerish" than the first half.

I would have liked more of the present day than the first half of the book being Ollie's retelling of the first book, but this could just be me.
I did enjoy where things went when we got to the present, and I did like Ollie's voice through the podcasts.
So whilst I didn't love it, I did eventually like it.


Podcast Series: The Day the Jerk Started Falling with Oliver Arsen
Dating is easy, mates. The women are plentiful, the opportunities abundant, and the fun endless.
            I’ve taken a woman night surfing—only to end up using the board and the motion of the water for another purpose—jetted over to New Zealand for a two-day holiday with another, and given more than one a fair tour of my bedroom.
            No effort overspent, I enjoyed every moment of it.
            I live hard and love harder, but it’s the second one that usually gets me in the most trouble. My affection tends to be short-lived—a quality I’ve been assured multiple times by the fairer sex isn’t becoming.
            Basically, according to the greater population, I’m the ultimate jerk.
            And if you grouped the lot of my past conquests together and set me ablaze, not one of them would piss on me to save my life.
            Taking the next step, having a long-term relationship, has never been my forte.
            Commitment is hard. The thought of a one-woman wank for the rest of my life has barely ever been conceivable, let alone possible, and I have to blame that for how badly it all went.
            When I look back at my behavior, there has to be a reason.
            A reason, friends, that when it came to Luciana Wright, I fucked it all up.
            I’ve been cursed out, stomped on, slapped. Had my balls volleyed, spat on, and punched. And even, on one occasion, nearly run over by a car with a madwoman behind the wheel.
            But I’ve never been through the brutal torture of love.
            Until Lucky.
            She’s an American bombshell and my sister’s best friend—a woman so wrong for
me, it should be written in the waves.
And she’s the reason we’re all here.
            The exact reason why I strong-armed the lovely, albeit slightly hard-ass, editor of this fantastic website to let an Aussie bloke like me prattle on about his love woes.


            Vanessa, if you’re listening, I’m certain your balls are bigger than just about every man out there. And trust me, that is a compliment.

[chuckles again]

            Also, thank you for your hospitality via podcast permission. It is much appreciated.
            And you, dear listeners, you should know that for the next God only knows how many episodes of this podcast series, I’m going to spend my time talking directly to Lucky. If you’re not her, but you’d like to keep listening, I urge you to help me. Help me by hearing me out. Help me by relating to my story. Help me plead my case. And to really prepare yourself to get the whole tale from both sides, listen to her podcast first.

[distinct pause]

            I had you in my grasp, Lucky, but now it’s fallen apart.
            And in order to explain how it happened—to explain myself—I feel like I have to go back to the day it all began.
            To the day the jerk started falling.

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Over two years ago, a dynamic duo of romance authors teamed up under the pseudonym Max Monroe, and, well, the rest is history...

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