• OK, the pranks between Eden and her sister are hilarious and way too clever for the tender ages of 6/8.
  • HAHA OH MY GLOB, can you imagine all the people opening that clickbait page: “These are the biggest cocks you’ve ever seen,” and then it being picture of roosters???
  • How did Max know she was at the coffee shop?? This better be revealed later!
  • Yes, Why is M.R. so paranoid? My thoughts exactly.
  • How did Mister Romance establish an initial client base with these secretive business tactics?
  • I’m not a fan of anti-feminism period, much less when it’s thinly veiled humor.
  • Um maybe men should just not attack women period, whether they’re in a dark alley or not. Rape culture strikes again…
  • UGGGH What is it with people naming their parts? Like what is the purpose of that? To call attention to the fact that you’re a sexual being? Surprise, we already know that, thanks.
  • Kieran told Ash he’s into Eden, that’s why he’s “not the guy for her” anymore, duh.
  • haha, Ash is conspiring with Kieran to get Eden to go out with her that’s why she wants to go to a nice dinner for “sister time”
  • A “disdain for women who fall apart over men,” OK, I’m so tired of seeing this anti-feminist stuff. So what if your life feels upsetting after someone leaves you?
  • (Insensitive, inappropriate sex change joke)
  • Honestly all the people in this book are kind of awful, even her “sweet but naïve” sister. Ash is literally using Johanna so she can go to this concert? OK…
  • I really dislike that Johanna is just being used as a plot device. Like can’t you have your characters find information by not being awful people. And Eden is supposed to be this great journalist? Yet she relies on basically one source only?
  • OK, threatening to shut someone up with a kiss should not be sexy.
  • Dang, wait, so he’s a musician too, with a fan base and a gig and everything? How many different aliases does Max have?
  • “Surely he didn’t learn all of this for his business” my thoughts exactly.
  • Well I’m glad he didn’t actually drug someone because please that plot point can stay in the trash fire where it belongs.
  • Can we stop saying “adrenaline courses through [my] veins” PLEASE, can we think of some other way to say “I’m turned tf on.”
  • Max is the glue that binds all these people? Why does a man have to keep all these women together? Why can’t they be friends and keep themselves all together??
  • Fairytales: “They create unrealistic expectations that make us think men can complete our lives” THIS is why I’m so glad Disney is making non-romance involved Disney Princesses.
  • aphobic comment, some people just are aromantic you know?
  • I don’t mean to be the cynic because her grandmother is in a coma, but since Eden is MIA, I’ll step in. What about her story deadline? She’s been at the hospital three days and it was due 2 ago.
  • OK, well Derek’s not completely heartless.
  • “Someone lost, someone won, and lots of people were happy and sad over it” LOOOL, pretty much sports in one sentence.
  • Alright alright, sexy times, we expected this.
  • I feel like this drama at the end is kind of really dumb and drawn out. Like it feels like a separate book…
  • Also the end, Max releases the story, does that mean he deemed that the article wouldn’t expose and humiliate his clients?
  • 5/10-—This book was OK, I was really excited by this concept because it’s pretty unique and it’s pretty innovative too; the idea that someone offering dating services and calling himself “Mister Romance” has some really fascinating implications. But ultimately the execution fell flat. I didn’t see the exact ending happen, but I never suspected they wouldn’t end up together in the end. Problems listed below:
    • I didn’t really like Eden as a character, I wasn’t entirely convinced of her whole character. Max also seemed too perfect. Like he didn’t have ANY flaws; he’s someone’s fantasy come to life, even in his real life. That’s not realistic; there was rarely any tension in their relationship and pretty much every thought Eden has about him was sexual.
    • Furthermore, I’m not sure what exactly holds them together other than sexual desire. Max says many things like “you’re beautiful and amazing” but doesn’t talk about her hobbies or anything. What do they have in common other than wanting to have sex with each other and have a complicated family (who doesn’t though)? It might have been because I wasn’t as attracted to Max as a love interest; but it didn’t even seem like they were a good fit for each other. He just helped Eden get over her commitment issues?
    • I enjoyed the beginning parts when he was more vague and talked about his work more. I wasn’t really that invested in their relationship. I also wish the author would have explored more in terms of implications of what Mister Romance meant.
    • Eden supposedly graduated top of her class in journalism at some Ivy League university and yet she doesn’t think of any deeper implications of “Mister Romance” besides it could “make” her career? Furthermore she’s just a really SHITTY journalist. How could she have graduated at the top of her class with the journalism skills she’s showcased (hacking, threatening, begging etc). I’ve worked in journalism professionally for a couple years (not a ton, I’m no Ada Lee) and it’s clear the journalism career was just a means to an end. Not to mention participating as a client of Max’s and then writing an article about it probably violates like 5 tenets of journalism.
      • Really I’m just salty because this just gives journalists (even more) of a bad name.
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