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The Day I Stopped Falling for Jerks

(The Jerk Duet #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  3,629 ratings  ·  490 reviews
Rule number one: don't fall for jerks.
Rule number two: don't fall for your best friend's brother.
Oops. Too late.

I’m Luciana Wright.
Everyone calls me Lucky, but when it comes to love, I’m anything but.

I have a long history of dating the wrong men.

You know the ones I’m talking about.
The beautiful, charming guys who are quite literally too good to be true.
The ones who are imp
Kindle Edition, 329 pages
Published October 17th 2018 by Max Monroe LLC
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Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books
➳The first part of a romance novel that includes two individuals whom are different in every way, but gets the excitement going with their witty banter...

➳Soooooo... This book actually took me a while to get into... Like seriously, I usually finish a book in two-three days, and this book took me a week to finish. And the reason is because it was honestly really slow. I am not the biggest fan of angsty romances, but there are some that I truly do enjoy. This one however, did not go well with
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Love when you read a book by a new to me author(s), and love it!!! Yes that is me right now!! I enjoyed this one!!!!

Ollie & Lucky have captured my attention and I can not wait to see how it’s all played out in the next book!!!!! Thank goodness we don’t have to wait long =))

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✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
Before you start reading my review... please be aware that I might be going on a bit of a rant at the end. The book was still a 4.9-Star-Read for me ... but there are a few tiny little BUTs for me too. So if you're scared of that - just don't read the end of my review ☺



Eeeep - a new Max Monroe Rom-Com Duet! YES!!!


Luciana - Lucky - just broke up with her latest idiot of a boyfriend. It all started as a we'll-stay-friends kind of break up, but it ended rather publicly in Yankees Stadium. LOL.

And n
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Wow. WOW!
This book is simply AMAZING. It goes straight to the top 3 of the best books I´ve read this year. I couldn´t put it down. The execution of this book is just brilliant, so different from all the others I´ve read before and my oh my did I love it! So unique. It´s just a gem, it stands out in the sea of books I´ve read so far (and I´ve read about 260 books this year so far).
I can´t wait for the second part of this duet. I´ll be counting the hours until I can get my hands on it. The 25
✰♊ Angie ♊✰
So... I didn't realize this ends on a cliffhanger because apparently I can read like a woman starved for words, but I can't be bothered to see that it clearly says in the title that this is a DUET.


I really, really try to avoid these types of situations. Duets... trilogies... I'll generally make every attempt to navigate away from them.


However, I've had this sitting on my Kindle for so long that I couldn't even remember what the story was about... so I just clicked on it and jumped straight in.
Tanja ~ KT Book Reviews
One of the BEST reads of the year!

Told via a podcast ( a brilliant idea and will make this a hit on Audible) The Day I Stopped Falling for Jerks is sheer book perfection in my eyes. All the right ingredients for my favorite kind of read. Funny, snarky, sexy, fast-paced, and filled with real emotions.

Lucky Wright is very unlucky when it comes to love. She works as a writer for an online magazine, not un-similar to Buzzfeed. Lucky tells us all about her work consisting of two writing jobs. One, a
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I did the as an audiobook so the fact that the story is told as if it were a podcast really worked out well.

As always this author duo created an interesting storyline that was humorously sarcastic and sexy.

Lucky Wright is unlucky in love. She’s a writer for an online magazine and has a podcast. She is sent on a three month trip following a surf competition and while she is on that trip she is writing letters to all of her ex-boyfriends, without divulging their names, and recounting past mistak
Beatrice Masaluñga
Oct 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Beatrice by: Ari
Before I get into this review, I want to shoutout my dear friend Ari because she raved this book to me and I know I'll enjoy this duet.

Lucky Wright is unlucky in the love department. She had a lot of relationships and majority of the guys she dated are jerks. The jerkiest of them all is her best friend's brother, Ollie Arsen. She tells her story via podcast which is interesting as it's one of the social media platforms emerging lately.

I enjoyed the story a lot because Lucky is witty, energetic
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

Don't fall in love. Fall off a fucking bridge. It probably hurts less.

Yessss a new duet from Max Monroe.

Firstly, I don't usually much look at the covers, however this one looks like it should be the cover of a WHAM! Album (sorry Max and Monroe, but he gives off serious George Michael vibes)

I liked the writing style of this book - in the style of transcripts from a podcast.

There were a couple of things though that we were a bit ugh for me. Firstly, Ollie's age
“I still couldn’t believe I’d kissed him, you guys! Just straight up, placed my lips to his, slipped my tongue into his mouth, flipping kissed him. Apparently, I needed Jesus. And a nap. And quite possibly a lobotomy.”

OMG! Can I just tell you that every time the ladies of Max Monroe grace us with a new book, I get so damn giddy! I know that I’m about to be incredibly entertained! Their latest, The Day I Stopped Falling for Jerks, is book one in the brand new Jerk Duet and it was INCREDIBLE!
***5 ‘Accident’ Stars***

Addicting and Honest.

That pretty much sums up this one. I was hooked from the start and I will admit that it was a 50/50 split between loving the way the story was being told and finding Lucky to be absolutely charming and real. This book had everything. It was funny, sweet, smexy, swoon worthy and even heartbreaking, but it was real and once I dove in, putting it down wasn’t an option and when the end came I was quite unhappy because I needed more - and thank the powers
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing


OMG!!! Max Monroe what are you doing to me?? This book. It was everything I didn’t know I needed. It was fun and sweet, and I fell hard. I fell for the Jerk. I fell for Lucky. I fell HARD for this breath of fresh air romance. It is every single thing I needed.

Lucky is such a great heroine because readers will see themselves in her. Telling this story as a podcast allows readers to really connect with her. We live her story, and fall in love
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romcom, duet
4.5 Little Fire stars

The Day I Stopped Falling for Jerks is my very first Max Monroe book, and I’m impressed! The way this book was written was so refreshing and unique and just fun. Luciana Wright (aka Lucky), the story’s heroine, is narrating her story and epic encounters through a podcast. I mean, how freaking cool is that? I’ve read books with bouts of text messages or emails, but a podcast? That’s something completely new to me and I absolutely dig it!

I, Lucky Wright, am a jerk
Meegz Reads
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
*5 Stars*

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

Max Monroe have done it again. I DEVOURED this book. Jesus christ it was such a good read.

I did have a couple of things I didn't like/agree with/feel that they fit with the story, so I'll get those out of the way first.

- Ollie's age - hes 37 in this story, which makes a huge age gap to Lucky (not a huge deal I know), but the character himself didn't feel or sound to me like he was that age. I read him as a lot younger and alot
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about The Day I Stopped Falling for Jerks by Max Monroe. The format and writing was impeccable and original and I devoured it as quickly as I could. This is the second book I have read by this writing duo and all I want to do is go back and read everything they have ever written!

In this book, we meet Luciana Wright, Lucky, who feels unlucky in love. And boy does she have every reason too! I loved, laughed and cringed with every story she shared about the jerks she has dated t

The Day I Stopped Falling For Jerks is the charming best friend’s brother / not-quite-enemies-turned-lovers tale of unlucky Lucky and free spirit Ollie. As the saying goes, opposites attract and you couldn’t find two more opposites than Lucky and Ollie. After one too many relationship disasters Lucky has made a promise to herself that she’ll no longer fall for the jerks. But along comes Ollie, who may just be the biggest jerk of them all, and Lucky finds herself doing exactly what she said s
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've picked Max Monroe to be my first read book of the year 2019 and I don't regret it even a bit.
The story itself was very captivating, entertaining and fast-paced. I loved how charming, chatty (sometimes secrets-spilling) and fun Lucky was and Ollie was just swoony.
But I need to admit the fact, that at the very beginning I thought this book would not be for me and I would start this year with a very low rating. The reason for it was simple; the podcast style of writing with its sighing and lau
Vanessa (nessreads)
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book*

4.5 "Get Lucky" Stars

I'm going to do things differently with this review. I'm going to take a page out of Lucky's book, I'm pretty sure she won't mind. I'm going to write my own letter to the marvelous duo known as Max Monroe. But before I do and without spoiling anything, I want to tell you, the reader, that The Day I Stopped Falling for Jerks will have you laughing until your stomach hurts. The concept in the way that this book is written an
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Nah. I'm more of a when I like what I see, I have to at least get a taste kind of guy."

And thus begins the downfall of Lucky Wright.
Okay, maybe it didn't really begin there, but we all know Lucky didn't stand a chance against the sexy Aussie, Oliver Arsen. I know I didn't stand a chance. He's all swoony and fun and charismatic. You know, all the things you want in a bloke.

Yeah, I may have picked up some Aussie lingo while reading these books. I couldn't help it. A bloke? A sheila? Come on
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well written story that ends with cliffhanger. I take a star off my review because waiting a month to finish is ridiculous. I will have read 20 books in between and have lost plot features.

So, if that and a storyline that is a podcast format in writing, then this is fun. Her experience with guys is nothing new but a rich exploration of her feelings about what she learned from each guy and by being fair, obtaining closure.
Her writing assignment was to follow the surfing circuit of world class su
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it

That ending! 💀😭

I need this sequel A-FUCKING-SAP!
Gina *loves sunshine*
Another Contemporary romance DNF - I am just not into it!
Sep 30, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
So I did not realize this was a duology and it ends in a very unsatisfying way that I am compelled to read the second book to finish their story. Ugh, curse my OCD.

Honestly, I'm not sure if I really enjoyed the story. Firstly, I'm not sure about a podcast to air out your love life like that. It's super weird to listen to especially when she was describing their sexual encounter. I don't listen to podcasts, but is that something people do?! Seems really inappropriate especially when it's a podcas
Romance Schmomance (Malia)


I love a good book by Max and Monroe, so I was over the moon when I heard about this duet coming out. When it comes to authors that I absolutely adore, I tend to go into their books completely blind. The writing style was interesting and wasn’t sure what to expect with a podcast writing style. But I was surprised that it didn’t really bother my reading experience at all. Absolutely loved Luciana and Ollie’s story, which is told my Luciana’s
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

This book was addicting. I devoured it, I couldn’t stop reading as soon as I begun. Lucky’s story was captivating.

I’m sure at some point we’ve all felt a little heartbreak, I sure have and this girl, she’s felt it multiple times and you just can’t help feel sorry for her. It’s so sad and it makes your heart ache but damn, she doesn’t let it get her down she just vows to stop falling for jerks, nothing could possibly go wrong, right?

The an
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’ll start off by saying Max Monroe have me salivating for the next book. Absolutely salivating.

I’m not going to give you too much detail on the specifics of this book but what I will say is that I like their take on the story telling of this book and how it was told.

Now it did take me a minute to get into this story as it started off a bit slow for me and perhaps I also had to get used to how they choose to tell it. Almost as if your reading a transcript of a podcast which was different and m
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved how this story is told. Lucky is telling her side of her many life stories on a podcast and it was like you’re really listening to her except your reading it, obviously. I really like her. There were a lot of parts that had me giggling. She doesn’t have the best track record with boyfriends and it was fun listening to her tell her many crazy stories. Then she meets Ollie. Oh, Ollie. I’m totally Team Ollie all the way. The only thing that made me feel a wee bit awkward was when they got t ...more
Anne OK
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
I absolutely adored both Ollie and Lucky (although at times she does try ones patience). The writing duo did an excellent job in putting this "podcast" together. Lucky steps forward with her POV in the first installment, but don't worry because Ollie gets his turn in the final installment in the duet that is available now.

Readers don't have to do much guessing to know that there are some real commitment issues between the two characters. There's also a ton of great lines of dialogue with witty
Tanja OMGReads
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG I've got to say after finishing this book I can honestly say I've never been more happy about a chliffy in my life.

I loved the podcast approach to tell Lucky's side of the story. It was refreshing and spot on. I loved how sassy, strong and driven Lucky was. It was cute to see how she tried to stop her attraction towards Ollie but failed to do so. I could relate to her on so so many levels and I've got to say I'd probably do everything she did if I were in her shoes.

Now I only need to get
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