Naomi Grant used to be a porn star. She has now started a sex-positive website called “Shameless” and is looking to do in person classes. She goes to a meeting to try and network and ends up meeting Ethan Cohen. He is a rabbi looking to get more people to his synagogue and wants to hire Naomi to teach classes to try and get more people interested. At first Naomi says no, but her friend ends up convincing her to give it a try. They both have feelings for each other they are afraid to admit due to their new working relationship, but after Ethan asks Naomi for help finding a girlfriend for him, things take off a bit. As does their course.
This book got off to a bit of a slow start to me, but in the end I thought it was pretty cute. Not your typical love story.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review for NetGalley. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Naomi and Ethan will test the boundaries of love in this provocative romance from the author of the ground-breaking debut, The Roommate.
Naomi Grant has built her life around going against the grain. After the sex-positive start-up she cofounded becomes an international sensation, she wants to extend her educational platform to live lecturing. Unfortunately, despite her long list of qualifications, higher ed won’t hire her.
Ethan Cohen has recently received two honors: LA Mag nominated him as one of the city’s hottest bachelors and he became rabbi of his own synagogue. Low on both funds and congregants, the executive board of Ethan’s new shul hired him with the hopes that his nontraditional background will attract more millennials to the faith. They’ve given him three months to turn things around or else they’ll close the doors of his synagogue for good.
Naomi and Ethan join forces to host a buzzy seminar series on Modern Intimacy, the perfect solution to their problems–until they discover a new one–their growing attraction to each other. They’ve built the syllabus for love’s latest experiment, but neither of them expected they’d be the ones putting it to the test.