REVIEW : Sex and Other Shiny Objects by Lauren Blakely


The second the test-the-sexy-scenes offer landed in my lap, I said yes.

After all, I’ve been damn curious about a few things I’ve read in romance novels. Do buttons truly go flying across the floor when you rip off a guy’s shirt? Is staircase sex hella hot or does it leave you with a big old bruise mark on your back? And don’t even get me started on all that panty shredding, and whether it even works.

Time to find out as I embark on Project Sexy Scenes Research, at the request of my hotshot book editor bestie.

All I need is a willing scene partner. Enter Tristan, my best guy friend. The witty, tell-it-like-it-is, bearded hottie volunteers for the experiment.

He’s also the guy who gave me the most devastating, toe-curling kiss of my life ten years ago. But nothing has happened since then.

And nothing will come between my panties and our friendship now since we have a plan to keep it PG.

But once the buttons start flying, all bets are off…

“Regrets are for haircuts and exes. Never underwear. Not if we can help it.”


I am a sucker for a great friends to lovers romance and this book is up there for me on that list.

Peyton and Tristan have been friends for years and years. They shared a kiss in college, however, things never progressed further for them due to various reasons that are explained throughout the story. Despite that their friendship has remained throughout the years.

I loved Peyton. She is a smart and successful business women. She owners her own lingerie shop and really puts in an effort to helping each and every customer that comes into her shop. She has had a failed relationship that left her closed off to all men. Tristan. There is so much to say about him. He is caring, protective, loving, swoon worthy to the millionth degree. The way he cares for Barrett, his teenage brother, is what stole my heart. He is willing to do anything to help his best friend, even if that involves, finding out what works and doesn’t work when it comes to romance novels.

Peyton and Tristan’s friendship is effortless and full of banter. There is no deny these two had a crazy amount of chemistry. Once they finally gave into their connection it was all over. They couldn’t stay away from each other and they didn’t lose their friendship throughout.

Peyton’s relationship with her mom was great. I loved the closeness they had. Plus, her friendship with her girlfriends. It has me wishing that I was a part of this amazing group. I can’t wait to see what is next for them!

Sex and Other Shiny Objects is a great friends to lovers rom com and a MUST READ!

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