Blue Ballsby Published 08 Aug 2017
Truth: A painful condition caused by a prolonged state of sexual arousal without release.
Myth: Only affects males.
I’m beyond frustrated with the man who’s left me high and very far from dry. Multiple times. But, somehow, even though I’m not interested in a relationship, Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome keeps me coming back for more—one crazy, sexual debacle after the next.
Come hell or high water, the stars will align, and the release will be out of this world.
I’m captivated with the woman who’s left me sixty-nine shades of blue, and she's only in this for one thing. The first time, I blew it—and not in the good way—but I’m going to ensure we finally see it through. I need to put an end to this “plague” of sexual calamities and prove to Sarah that we can have more.
It's time to grab the universe by the balls and show it who's boss.
"Blue Balls" Reviews
3.5 chasing the orgasm stars
➦This was my first book by R.C. Boldt but I've had my eye on her work for a while now. One thing I like is that she comes up with original ideas for her romcoms. Even these covers are hard to ignore - they sure do stand out.
➦I found this read to be thoroughly entertaining, albeit not as funny as I was expecting. These two main characters were trying real hard to do the deed and kept failing.
➦If I didn't feel exhausted by these events I would have felt bad for this fictional couple. :D In all honesty, I think the book didn't need to have this many orgasm fails and instead should have concentrated on developing the characters more. I never completely fell in love with the hero because I felt like he was underdeveloped. I really didn't know much about him even at the end of the story. I did like him because of his actions throughout the book but some background would have been amazeballs.
➦Anywho, if you're looking for a romcom with an original trope then this would be it. Will these two have their happy ending?
REVIEW: 5 HILARIOUS STARS
"Sweet baby Moses in the river. I'm in fear of having perpetually hard nipples and soaked panties around this man. Do they have support groups for this kind of thing?"
It's a great day when you can say any book was IT and this one was it!! I needed this book SO bad! This book has to be the best romantic comedy I have read all year. I thought Clam Jam was funny, but I have to admit that Blue Balls was the most absolute perfect follow up for secondary characters EVERRRR. Ever. EVER. Now, you don't have to read Clam Jam before reading this one, but I would highly recommend that you do for a number of reasons. Mainly because Clam Jam was funny AF and it gives us the beginning for Jack and Sarah's relationship....the basis for their characters.
RC Boldt is a special brand of funny. She just has this knack for putting you at ease in a situation that could be completely embarrassing, but is most definitely comical. The dynamic and relationship between Sarah and Jack was effortless. The story never dragged between the two of them and I never felt like I was waiting for it to continue on. When we were in Sarah's POV, it was as if she was talking directly to us and I loved the way she just laid it all out there. I'm totally giggling thinking about it!! This book read like one long girls night out conversation that you can't help but find yourself laughing at. So freaking funny.
But to Sarah's sarcasm and wit comes Jack's sincerity and charm. Oh, he's witty too, don't get me wrong. But what struck me most was his disarming character along with his honesty and integrity. He was ALL man, and he makes you just sigh because he was most definitely a gentleman under all that sex appeal. Oh! And he's a professional button pusher with a sexy smile. Yep. He knew all the buttons to push, whether to make her laugh, smile, swoon, or melt. He pushed them all. Holy cow. I loved him SO much!! This was a hilarious account of perpetual blue balls. I laughed my way through this entire book, but more importantly....I swooned hard. Jack is what every gentleman should strive to be like. Naughty and nice. Polite and pervy. Sexy and sweet. Just perfect!
I know I keep grinding on about how funny this one was, but there was some honest depth to this one as well. I really love the way RC tells a story and she is fast becoming a must read author for me. I haven't read anything by her I didn't like and I have enjoyed her infusion of sincerity and comedy in all of her books. Did I make myself clear? This one was so damn funny. I can't even explain it....just so freaking funny! But man, it was so sexy and HOT too. Perfectly balanced book for me. I highly recommend this one.
REALITY: I was giggling so bad that I ended up waking up my husband in the middle of the night. I seriously couldn't stop. Like, shake-the-bed-while-you're-trying-to-be-respectful-of-the-time giggling. Bahaha! This book was worth it and I couldn't put it down! THIS IS A MUST READ BOOK and is now on my Favorites List for 2017. The title for this one was the literal definition for the WHOLE STORY....it was aptly named. This book is why I love reading. The unexpected perfection in a story like this one? RC is a great writer; witty and spontaneous, with off the cuff comedy.
"You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams."
THERE IS A GIVEAWAY ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE: AUGUST 8TH
Laugh Out Loud...
Pee In Your Pants...
(just wear depends...it's ok I won't judge)
I swear I want to jump in the book and be a fly on the wall. I haven't laughed, chuckled or shook my head thinking "really did that just happen" in such a long time with a book. Again, I just can't. HILLARIOUS!!!!
I can't take it! The text messages between Jack and Sarah - Blue Balls - just PRICELESS!!! Every moment with them was like FATE saying nope not happening tonight let's try this instead.
Then Sarah and her F'in inner dialogue. I could vividly picture her in her head with her arms flaying around and cocking her head from side to the side being all dramatic. Just HILLARIOUS!!!! Seriously I just can't.
R.C. Boldt, I was totally 100% obsessed with this book and it was just what I needed every night after a stressful day at work. If I could give it more then 5 Stars I would. I thought I loved Jack and Sarah in Clam Jam but I think I truly fell in love with them in Blue Balls.
I loved this book to pieces...just one-click it. You won't be disappointed- come in now the book is about BLUE BALLS.
This book is so ridiculous but that's what makes it that much more hysterical! As I read it, I kept thinking there's no way all these things can happen but that just makes the story THAT much more believable. Because everyone knows when you're 'that' close, an interruption and the resulting blue balls, feel like the end of the world. I was feeling the frustration along with Sarah and Jack.
If you read Clam Jam, Maggie and Ry's story, you've met Sarah and Jack. Well this is their story. And what a story. I haven't read CJ but I will be!!!
Sarah and Jack have had chemistry since their BFF's hooked up and are getting married. And every time they get close to acting on it, something happens. So yes, maybe they aren't meant to hook up. But they make such great friends, that just have off the charts chemistry, and don't want to date anyone else.
Definitely a feel good, make you laugh out loud and shake your head read.
Hilariously funny! This story is a laugh a minute and had me snorting out loud while shaking my head in disbelief. The events that happen to this couple are totally possible making them easy to relate to but so very unfortunate. To have only one happen would be embarrassing and have you wondering if someone is out to get you but when you experience them all, it’s no wonder the universe is questioned.
Sarah and Jack may not have much luck when it comes to sealing the deal but what they lack in finesse, they totally make up for in relationship building, chemistry, and sexual tension. The best thing they can do is learn to laugh at their circumstances and all the craziness that comes their way while they spend the time in between the shenanigans getting to know each other and creating beautiful memories to tell their children.
I don’t often read romantic comedies and this was my first book by RC Boldt. I must say it was so refreshing to know I was in for some fun and I was able to sit back and relax knowing if any tears fell, they would be tears of laughter instead of angst and pain. Very rarely will I discuss a book with my hubby but I kept him in the loop every step of the way so I could share my laughter. Blue Balls is chocked full of very ‘memorable’ moments that had us laughing together in enjoyment.
Hilariousness aside, I really and truly enjoyed this couple and their story. They are a match made specifically to complete the other half. Jack is basically every girls’ dream man. Caring, loving, kind, thoughtful, hot, sexy, and ready to settle down. He has found his other half and the lengths he goes to show Sarah he means business are over the top swoon-worthy. Jack hasn't always been this way though. He grew up on the nerdy side of the tracks and even though he has turned out smoking hot, when he looks in the mirror, he still envisions that little boy with glasses and no self-esteem. He hasn't had much experience with relationships yet either, so even though he looks like he is all put together, he has lots to learn. This turns out to be part of the fun.
Sarah is not so sure that love and marriage are for her so Jack has his job cut out for him. Not only does Sarah have past experiences to draw upon in her defense of her “no relationship” rule, she now has the many failed attempts between her and Jack as well as her well-documented sinful behaviour by a decidedly stalkerish nun. Will Jack ever convince Sarah that he is the guy for her and that falling in love doesn’t have to be terrifying and forbidden?
After reading Blue Balls, I realized this was a spin-off book to Clam Jam where Sarah and Jack’s best friends Maggie and Ry were featured. I didn’t feel lost or like I needed to read Clam Jam first at any point. Author RC Boldt gave just enough info to have me fairly intrigued about Jack and his cupcake Ry. It sounds just as hilarious as Blue Balls was and I’ll be reading that book in the near future.
Blue Balls was written in dual POV and the flow between the two is perfect. Each scene basically continues on from the view point of one to the eyes of the other and it enhances the mood and levity or enormity of each chapter. Written in first person present tense fit this book perfectly. Sarah specifically talks with the reader right alongside as her brain is thinking. This interaction with the reader was fun. It helped to engage me, keep me laughing, and I felt like Sarah was my very own BFF throughout this story. I totally recommend this to anyone that enjoys romantic comedy and is not embarrassed to laugh out loud while reading.
I’m giving Blue Balls 4.5 stars but here is why I’m avoiding the 5. Obviously, this book is all about how sealing the deal NEVER happens for these two and I thoroughly enjoyed it but so many times when I thought FINALLY they are going to make it happen and then, NOPE! There are more crazy shenanigans coming their way (the last one made be chuckle since something like that recently happened to me and my hubby) It wasn’t that there were too many times, that was actually so funny, but I would have loved to see one last scene where the deal is sealed and Sarah embraces the love she has with Jack. Poor Mr. BB deserved it even though he was willing to suffer his whole life as long as he got to be with her, he deserved more. I almost feel guilty doing this because I really loved the book, the last chapter and the epilogue are both amazing as well, there was just that one little thing missing for me. I’m all for the slow burn but let me bathe in the aftermath just a bit when the burn is set afire.