BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Hopefully you have already fallen in love with this funny as fuck series. Wrong (book #1) brought us Sophie and Luke and Everly and Sawyer had their story told in Right (book #2). While we got to meet Sandra and Gabe in book #2, Fling allows us to get to know them on a much more intimate level, but only in 100 pages, but no worries BXTCHES, the job gets done. What I really wanted to tell you is this. . .technically (and I mean very technically), you could go at this book as a stand alone, remember I did said technically. The thing is this, Jana Aston has written a fabulous series that involves so many wonderful characters and to not engulf yourself into their lives and story would not only do you a disservice, but it would also most likely break the heart of Jana Aston. I mean, I don’t know her personally, so I’m just assuming, but not enjoying this series in order would break my heart and I’m just merely a fan, so I could only envision if this was my imagination at work. And since Fling is just 100 pages, my review should be super quick. Should be.
Fling will be told through a dual POV. Both Sandra and Gabe will their shot at telling their part of the story, so hang on tight, it’s gonna be good.
We met Sandra during Everly’s story and Fling is going to somewhat coincide with that timeline. For a re-cap, Sandra is Sawyer’s assistant, Sandra also has a major crush on Gabe, who happens to be the CFO and Sawyer’s partner (and bestie). . .if you remember, Everly cottoned on to the little crush Sandra has on Gabe when they both ran into him in the elevator and once Everly’s matchmaking skills were awakened, she wasn’t gonna let it go. . .remember the New Year’s Eve party? But, I should probably back things up a bit.
During a company meeting, Gabe’s assistant Preston is bored out of his fucking mind, which inspires him to create’s a Sixteen Candle’s style survey, which he encourages Sandra to fill out. Needless to say, she works out of her comfort zone and answers the questions, admitting that Gabe is the one person in the room that she would love to “love”. Since the survey is anonymous, she isn’t worried about Gabe finding out her true feelings (maybe she is a tad bit worried), she also doesn’t expect Gabe to analyze the handwriting either and you can imagine where that gets her.
So, if you remember the New Year’s Eve party from Right, you certainly remember Everly working her magic in trying to bring Sandra and Gabe together, well this is gonna give the other half of that magic. . .the “good stuff” half.
Of course, Gabe and Sandra meet up with one another in the throes of passion, but will they both be okay with this just being a fling?
Since this is just a novella, the focus is mainly on Gabe and Sandra, but we do get some of Sawyer, some of Everly, a little bit of Chloe (book #3) and an introduction to Preston. So, even though it’s a compressed story, you will not ever feel like you’re missing out on anything.
It may be hard to fit some good sex in just 100 pages, but Fling is certainly more about the quality than the quantity. Jana Aston wrote it up good and Gabe and Sandra delivered it where it was most effective. I mean just let your imagination run away with that cover. . .that should do it right?
Since Fling is such a quick read, there isn’t a lot of time for the added angsty drama that would make a full length novel riveting. It delivers on the humor, which is where this series shines (that and then some) and is straight to the point. Jana Aston gets right into the satisfying stuff and captures your attention down to the very last page. It may not take you BXTCHES long to finish, but rest assured, it will leave a lasting impression.
**On a side note: When I first began this series, it was known as the Wrong Series, but then I went to get this review ready and according to Amazon, it is now the Cafe Series. So, I’m not really sure which is the correct answer, so I’m gonna go with Cafe for now and change it if need be.