ARC Review: The Sex Bucket List by Prescott Lane

13 Mar 2017

Book Title: The Sex Bucket List
Author: Prescott Lane
Series: Standalone
Release Date: March 7th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
I’m Emerson, and my “to do” list is longer than I’d like. You might wonder what kind of woman comes up with a sex bucket list? Answer — the kind who’s been in a sex drought, has two crazy girlfriends encouraging her, and one too many bottles of wine.

This kind of list requires special skill. And I have just the man in mind to help me. He’s younger. So that checks one thing off my list. And he’s the kind of man every woman should sleep with at least once in her life. The kind of man who knows his way around a woman’s body. And God, I’d like him to know mine.

Armed with new lingerie and a fancy high-tech vibrator, I’m taking charge. Of love, of life, and my libido. How hard can that be? Well, judging by the rate of pole dancing injuries, I might be in trouble.

But how much trouble can one woman get in? Giving your panties to a stranger isn’t illegal in Georgia, is it?

Grab a pen and make your own Sex Bucket List!

The Sex Bucket List is the first book I've read by Prescott Lane. I must admit, the blurb was what drew me into reading this book. For some reason, I was really anticipating a more romantic comedy than what's here. This book has a lot more emotional depth than humor, centering equally on not only a woman getting the ole cobwebs out but a woman also moving on emotionally after divorce.

There's a certain level of the feels with The Sex Bucket List. Emerson is a divorced mother of three. A successful executive for a commuter airline company owned by her family, she balances divorced motherhood and career. What's least on her many lists of to-do's is focusing on time for herself. On a crazy night with friends, she writes up a Sex Bucket List. She just didn't expect her hot coworker Mateo, head of security for their company, to find it. And to make it his job to check off each box for her....

Mateo has had the hots for Emerson for years. Never being the right time, he's waited in the shadows for his chance with her. He's not intimidated by her ex-husband or three children. He's willing to put himself out there for love with Emerson. Maybe this Sex Bucket List is his ace in the whole.

This book felt to me so much like it was from a series. I felt like secondary characters had their stories already told but, alas, no such books were written for Gage/Layla or Dash/Poppy. I think her relationship with those two girlfriends were the comedic highlight of the book for me. I found their banter endearing, a sisterhood of sorts.

I also felt like Mateo and Emerson had some history I wasn't privy to. Their early days of first feeling that connection could've been expounded on a bit more. I felt like there wasn't much of a start, but more so we picked up with them already having feelings for each I'd skipped the beginning of their story. This left me a bit disconnected as we progressed in their love story.

The Sex Bucket List delves rather deeply into the life of a split family. The torn feelings for both the kids and the parents. My heart broke for those kids... the pain of watching their parents move on with other people when they just wanted them together.

I'd love to see books surrounding those secondary couples but I sense they've already found their happily ever after. I'd have loved a Dash and Poppy book. She's a crazy one. I suspect that would be more of a romantic comedy.

Advanced copy received by the author in exchange for my honest review.

Prescott Lane

Prescott Lane is the Amazon bestselling author of Stripped Raw. She's got five other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace and her new release, Layers of Her. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in sociology. She went on to receive her MSW from Tulane University, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life. Connect with Prescott Lane on and

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