New York City, May 2000. The Internet bubble has burst and Evan, a computer programmer, is fired with an email from his boss. The next day, his girlfriend dumps him, also via email. Afraid to check any more emails, Evan desperately seeks a rebound romance but the catastrophes that ensue go from bad to hilariously worse.
Fortunately, Evan meets Sammy -- someone whose legendary disasters with females eclipse even his own. To reverse their fortunes, they recruit their friends -- Trevor, Yi, and Carlos -- to form a group of five guys who take on Manhattan in pursuit of dates, sex, and adventure.
When Evan, a closet writer, falls desperately in love with a Hollywood starlet, he schemes to meet her by writing a novel that will sweep her off her feet. Sammy knows nothing about publishing but is confident of one thing: Evan's book should have the word "sex" in the title.
With musings about life, relationships, and human psychology, this quintessential New York story about the search for happiness follows five men on their comical paths to trouble, self-discovery, and love.
I am beyond excited that I finally locked down a date with Sex In The Title. When I first saw Zack love in a blog takeover I had to check it out, he was so funny. And when I saw his review of the book I bought on the spot, I loved it! Now for the review, this is hard one since it is so different from what I have ever read before.
Sex in the Title is told by five male POVs which was awesome since I really enjoy the male's side of the stories in novels. It also goes from past to present from college days to close to being thirty years old. I read in a few of the reviews that some would get confused but I did not find that to be an issue. I thought it was a good way to develop each of the characters and to see why they were the men they were in the present.
The five men did not all know each other at first but when something dramatic, sad and hilarious happens they come together to make a posse. But before this happens you get to know each of them and are told their stories of the pursuit of women. Some are sad, some are down right hilarious and some are very painful. It is not all about finding the perfect woman but also about friendship and also about what makes you happy instead of what makes you money.
I love this novel and highly recommend reading it. It was so well written and really does make you think. I was cracking up throughout with these crazy stories and all the men are great in their own ways. I know if I was living in New York in 2000 and was single I would give them a chance. But I do have my Favorite...find out who is yours.
"Because- contrary to all appearances- I'm as bad as they get, and if I call when I say I will, then there is hope for all the other males out there."
"Evan, you really should make up with your buddy, Narc. You let a good friendship end over something stupid. And if he had been with you tonight, none of this would have happened."
"Exactly, With a posse, the whole is sexier with the sum of its parts," Heeb said, happy to elaborate. "And it makes each of us look like we're socially well adjusted enough to have friends."