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It's Just Love, Not a Time Bomb (Love #1)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  451 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
When Jordan moves in with his friend’s cousin, he thinks things will be easy. Yeah, screw that. The woman is a pain in his ass from the start, giving him whiplash with her hot and cold act. Still, Jordan can’t help wanting Alix—even if he does spend half the time trying to decide if he wants to kiss her senseless or choke her.

For Alix, men are worthless jerks. She’s made
Published December 1st 2014
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Dec 03, 2014 Catherine rated it it was ok
It was alright. I chuckled a couple of times, but it wasn't laugh out loud hilarious for me. I guess I'm not understanding the over the top pranks (throwing glue filled condoms at cops?) and just felt kind of like I was reading teen girls gone wild rather than 20 something year olds. Alix... was annoying with her many freaking issues. It was a bit too much for me.
I read it over 2 days when I had nothing else to do but overall my reaction was mainly

A lot of stories of other characters I felt we
Glenna Maynard
Oct 02, 2014 Glenna Maynard rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, romance
this book was freaking hilarious. full review to come upon release but loved it.
Mary  Sanchez Cortez
Dec 03, 2014 Mary Sanchez Cortez rated it it was amazing
I am not a big Romantic Comedy fan but this book had me laughing from the start. I thought it would be more sad with how it started with Alix getting her heart broken not once but twice but no was I wrong. I usually judge a book on how good it is depending if I would read it again. I would read this book over and over for just the laughs. When someone jokes about not giving oral and then in the next sentence getting slapped in the face by a penis that is funny. That is funny that we all know to ...more
Alanna Baker
Dec 04, 2014 Alanna Baker rated it it was ok
Ok I had a few issues with this book:

1- almost half the book was background and it was too long before the main characters actually met

2- Alix was a bitch I get why she may have been in the beginning but it carried on the whole way through the book

3- it seemed a bit rushed to me not sure whether this was due to how much time was spent on the background but by the time the Jordan and Alix actually meet it seems to move at the speed of light

There are some funny moments in the book and it wasn't dr
Lustful Literature
Dec 12, 2014 Lustful Literature rated it really liked it

I have had the pleasure of reading several books by Dawn Martens and I have to say I am a fan of her work. This was a bit different from her usual genre being that it was a romantic comedy and it was freaking awesome. This author always creates characters that are lovable, relatable and enjoyable. This particular plot was deceiving. When I started the book I thought it was going to shred me to pieces but the author turned the darkness into light and had me swoonin
Dec 04, 2014 Beth rated it really liked it
4 stars

I really liked this book, I liked Alix and Jordan they were really funny I don't know if the scheming Jordan did is really a good thing in a relationship but I liked that the author had the guy tricking the girl into pregnanycy for a change. I also enjoyed how the book started from when they were young and then onto their relationship and to the ending. It was nice to have an ending where we see the characters aren't perfect fashion models or rich men that they are just your normal workin
Ariana *mommy's late night book-up*
3.5 Stars
The blurb complete drew me in as it sounded like it would be a fun read. It was a cute story and definitely had me chuckling at times (cue the throw a condom filled with glue at cops… omg i nearly peed my pants). I loved Jordan, he seemed like such a kick ass guy, and really seemed to go out of his way to try and make Alix happy.

I really enjoyed Alix's character at first. She was spunky, a smartass, and the banter between her and Jordan was pretty dang amusing. However, in the last thir
Dec 08, 2014 BooksandBeyondFiftyShades rated it it was amazing
When Jordan moves in with his friend’s cousin, he thinks things will be easy. Yeah, screw that. The woman is a pain in his ass from the start, giving him whiplash with her hot and cold act. Still, Jordan can’t help wanting Alix—even if he does spend half the time trying to decide if he wants to kiss her senseless or choke her.

For Alix, men are worthless jerks. She’s made a vow to steer clear of relationships, but the moment Jordan pushes his way into her life, her vow is shot all to hell. Every
Dec 10, 2014 Stacy rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I love the cover of this book! It is full of color and just caught my eye. The blurb had me wanting to read it as soon as I could. I was so excited about it.
Alix was funny but she was also a bit of a bitch. I get that she had been hurt but she was still a little to mean at times. She was also a little immature at times and that drove me nuts. Maybe it is just me but she was suppose to be a grown woman and she was freaking out over some things (don't want to spoil it) that I just don't
Dec 01, 2014 Tanya rated it it was amazing
Annette  Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"
Quick Read...

I like that the author spent so much time on the H/h development and background. But, when she gets to the H/h relationship I felt like there wasn't enough detail in the development of the coupling.

The other issue of have with the story is with all the detail on Alix’s character you wouldn't have thought she would turn into a slut, it didn't flow right, and seemed wrong. Loved Jordan’s character all through the book. Although, with Alix’s behavior I just didn’t see why he fell in l
Sandra Warren
Nov 19, 2014 Sandra Warren rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely amazing from start to finish. I started reading one evening and couldn't put it down. I loved the banter back and forth and sexual scenes were realistic. I am such a fan of Dawn Martens and will continue to read anything she writes. If your looking for a book to read that keeps your attention and keeps you intrigued please read this one.Like I said before this book ranks high on my list and i go through a lot of books weekly.
Paige Turner
Dec 02, 2014 Paige Turner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

I loved this book! I had a hard time with the drama and teenage angst in the beginning but it was worth it in the end.
Everyone has that crazy girlfriend that will say or do anything and Alix is that girl. She spoke her mind and did pretty much what she wanted. I loved her views on sex and her phobias.
If Jordan has a fan club I'm in it. He was such a sweetie. He knew what her wanted and he was going to make sure he got her.
Dec 08, 2014 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
I loved the this book! The story brings you through the ups, downs and crazy moments both Alix and Jordan experience from childhood until their paths cross. I found my self laughing on numerous occasions over Alix's quirky ways and cheering on Jordan. FABULOUS job Dawn! Would love to read additional stories on the supporting characters! Bottom line: READ IT!!!!! :)
Dec 01, 2014 Dana rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lol-funny, super-sexy
Loved this book! This was my first read by Dawn and I thoroughly enjoyed every page. Alix is such an awesome character and Jordan was pretty much perfect :). As a Canadian I loved all references to Moxie's and Tim Hortons! This book was laugh out loud funny, super sexy and emotional. I will definitely be reading more from this author!
Jules Batemen
Nov 27, 2014 Jules Batemen rated it it was amazing
Holy awesome! This book was funny, steamy and just down right amazing. Hooked me from start to finish.
Nov 20, 2014 ~Dawn~TUG rated it really liked it
**copy received from author in exchange for an honest review from thank you Dawn!! **
Dec 13, 2014 Darla rated it it was amazing
Awesome, great, funny read!!! I loved how real the characters felt & I completely loved how Jordan wore Alix down in the end!!! Amazing job Dawn!!!!
Dec 08, 2014 Becca rated it really liked it
A fun trip thru memory lane with two insane people! Fun and sexy read.
Jennifer  Weeks
Feb 12, 2016 Jennifer Weeks rated it it was amazing
Review to come shortly
Melissa Grech
Dec 01, 2014 Melissa Grech rated it it was amazing
hilarious loved it had to read it twice just in case I missed anything 5+stars
Lisa Cullinan
Nov 14, 2016 Lisa Cullinan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome romantic-comedy written from the heart

I absolutely loved this book. It was fast-paced, refreshing, and the writing was so realistic that it literally felt like you were listening to a friend tell you her story. It was a lot of fun to "watch" the friends to lovers relationship unfold between the two characters, Alix and Jordan.
Alix is sassy, sarcastic, and over-the-top zany with so many hysterical random things that bother her that you never really know what's gonna come out of her mouth
Kim Howlett
Dec 11, 2014 Kim Howlett rated it really liked it

I have read most of the books that Dawn Martens has wrote. She has wrote some incredible books and I really enjoy her writing style and the stories that he has created so far. Seeing that Dawn is releasing a new book I was looking forward to reading it as I knew before I read the synopsis that it would be a book that I'd love if Dawn wrote it.
Its just love, not a time bomb is a romantic comedy. I found myself chuckling to myself from through the whole story. There was a lot of pranks throughout
Dec 10, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. The story was highly entertaining and rather dramatic although I wouldn't say either Alix or Jordan where dramatic themselves. They both just happened to know other people who brought drama into their lives. Alix is not interested in a relationship having been cheated on by a previous fiance, only to be screwed over again later and to be betrayed by her family. Jordan has dealt with infidelity, too, but he's not nearly as jaded because the woman he was involved with wasn't someone he ...more
Apr 10, 2015 Sue rated it really liked it
Coming from one half of the writing duo who brought us Renegade Lady, one of my favorite biker books last year, is this part romantic comedy, part cautionary tale of love, lust, psychotic delusional people and life in turmoil. Love can certainly BE a time bomb when you never know how and when it will all just blow up in your face. Just when you think you are happy, life is grand and all is well, BOOM...there it all goes to hell and you are left holding the pieces of a broken heart and wondering ...more
Apr 11, 2015 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious and sexy! What a combination

OMG!! Dawn Martens had me laughing out loud and then swooning! I really loved this book - it is such a refreshing change to have romance that has you howling with laughter.

I loved Alix and Jordan - I loved the dynamics of their relationship. I loved how they loved, how they fought and of course how they laughed.

Both have been more than unlucky in love and their meeting is beyond fortuitous and for me it definitely felt as though the stars aligned perfectly
Karen Hrdlicka
Jan 24, 2016 Karen Hrdlicka rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by Dawn Martens and I loved it. Quirky, funny, sexy, and just enough angst to push the storyline forward. The book is told in dual POV and it builds the backstory very well. Jordan and Alix don't meet until both of their situations well explained to the reader. It sets the story up very well. Both of the main characters have had some major issues in their pasts and have every reason to mistrust and swear off the opposite sex.
Alix has been betrayed by love, not
Maureen Mayer
Dec 18, 2014 Maureen Mayer rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

If you're a fan of Romantic Comedies, then this book is a must read! I've alway been a fan of Dawn Martens and her sense of humor truly shines through in this book. The characters in this story were so funny and so relatable, I felt as though I were laughing at my own friends' silly antics. I'll admit, at times Alix could be extremely annoying and a raging bitch, but Jordan was infatuated with her regardless of her brazen attitude, and that made me love him that much more. I think my f
Dec 04, 2014 hopelane rated it liked it
i love reading books written by this author because her books aren't cliche and there's always no unnecessary dramas.

the dialogue was pretty funny and refreshing at times but there were a few things which i didn't like. too much virtual yelling and what was the deal with the parents? how could they keep the secret to themselves for so long and not tell her thus making alix look like a fool? it doesn't seem like what parents would do, at least i know mine definitely wouldn't. that was a brutal b
May 30, 2016 Annmarie rated it liked it
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