Drop Dead Sexy by Katie Ashley – Review

Drop Dead Sexy

dropdeadsexy1Synopsis

For Olivia Sullivan, love is more a four letter curse word than a sentiment. Growing up as the daughter of a small town mortician, guys didn’t warm to the fact there were dead people in her house. At thirty, taking over the family business and becoming the town Coroner helped to cement her undateable status. Of course her past sex history didn’t help matters either.

Attempt number one with her first love ended barely before it got started with a horrific latex allergy hospitalization. Attempt number two had him coming and then going with an undiagnosed heart condition. For the past three years, Olivia has closed up shop for fear of what might happen next in the bedroom.

After being forced to go single to her mother’s lingerie shower, Olivia stumbles into an out of town bar with one intention: find an able bodied stud to go home with to end her losing sex streak. Enter Holden Caulfield Mains aka Catcher, who earned his nickname not just from the book he was named for, but for the fact he was sure to catch the attention any woman who came within a five mile radius. Waking up after a night of the most mind blowing sex she could have ever imagined, a horrified Olivia runs away thinking she’s left Catcher behind.

When Olivia’s small town is wracked by its first murder, she never could have imagined her one night stand would reappear in the form of the GBI’s lead investigator. To her mortification, Catcher isn’t ready to let go of their sizzling chemistry, and he doesn’t understand the meaning of no. As things start to heat up between them, the body count starts to rise, and they’re led on a wild goose chase from backwoods mountain Nudist Colonies to altercations with the Dixie Mafia. Can Olivia and Catcher survive to solve the murder while also not succumbing to their explosive passion?

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Review

4 StarsThis book was laugh out loud, read it in one sitting, want to start over again good. This book was such a joy to read that I was smiling and laughing to myself at some of the shenanigans the next day. Katie Ashley has given us a fun, sexy, sassy, hilarious romantic comedy that will have you rolling on the ground laughing and fanning yourself all at the same time.

My Thoughts

From the very first chapter I was hooked. Poor Olivia had some unfortunate sexual encounters, but they were hilarious and laugh out loud funny to read, even while you felt an embarrassed sympathy for her. Her first attempt at sexy times ended with a severe latex allergy and an eggplant like member. The second attempt ended with a dead guy, so you can see why she is reluctant to try again.

Understandably she is looking for a way to improve her track record she meets Holden Caulfield Mains. They have a steamy one night stand and she sneaks out the next morning. Imagine her surprise when he is the special agent assisting with her small town’s first homicide in decades. He is dead set on continuing their fling while working this case. Things are heat up between the two as the twist and turns and strange pieces of this case come together.

This book had a little bit of everything in it. There was a guy with 2 penises, snake handlers, herbal Viagra, a murder, a nudist colony, a whole lot of mystery, love, dead people, a little suspense, an amazing rescue pit bull and also a totally swoony Hero. All of these things add up to make one crazy fun, laugh out loud ride that I highly encourage you to pick up. Do not read this in public though, as I found out the hard way, you do not want to try to explain what you are laughing about.

A review copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

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Notable Quotes

As he slid the condom down his impressive length, I couldn’t help licking my lips. He was like the Goldilocks of Cocks…not too skinny, not to wide, not too short, and not too long. He was just right.


There’s not just a spark between us. There’s a full-on raging inferno.


And my vagina? That greedy little bitch had found the best piece in the candy store and definitely wanted another lick, suck, and swallow.


“Oh, I’m sorry. Is it one of those ‘if you told me you’d have to kill me’ kinda things?”

“Maybe. And I sure don’t want to kill you. Especially before I got to fuck you and make you scream my name.”

My mouth gaped open at him once again being so brazen. “Um, okay,” I replied.

“Don’t play the prude with me, Olivia. We both know that you came in here on a search mission for cock.”

Reading Order and Buy Links

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About the Author

Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent eleven years teaching both middle and high school English. As of January 2013, she became a full-time writer.

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