Saturday, 20 September 2014

The Beginner's Guide to the Birds and the Bees by Sophie Hart


What They Say:

What happens in the bedroom doesn’t have to stay in the bedroom
A refreshingly open and uplifting romantic comedy about friendship, love and sex.Sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone in order to give a relationship a good dose of TLC…

Sex therapist Annie Hall helps couples put the fizz back into their relationships. It’s a shame her own love life is non-existent. When Jamie who works next door catches her eye, she can’t ignore the spark of chemistry.

Most men would jump at the chance to skive off work for an afternoon quickie with their gorgeous wife, but Nick knows Julia is after only one thing – a baby. Sex shouldn’t be a chore. Can Annie help Julia see that?

Newly engaged Zoe and Simon can’t keep their hands off each other. They’ve decided to take a vow of celibacy until their wedding night. Will Annie help them stick to it?

Roy and Linda have been married for over thirty years but she’s more interested in the family business than getting intimate with him. Can Annie convince Linda to rediscover her passion for Roy after all this time?

While Annie begins to work her magic with the three couples, she soon discovers that she’ll need to take some of her own advice if she’s going to let a new man into her life.

If you’re a fan of Tracy Bloom’s No one Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday and Lindsey Kelk, kick your feet up, turn off your phone, and sink into Sophie’s novel.

What I Say:

I would like to thank the publishers Bookouture, Kim Nash and Sophie Hart for approving me to read this via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I loved he cover and although it doesn't give much away about the book, if I had seen this in a book shop I would have picked it up.

When we first meet Annie she is working late in her job as a sex therapist, although she is a good therapist her own love life is a mess after a disasterous marriage.

The book follows Annie in her job, the group sex sessions are great fun.  What I did like is that it didn't just see everything from Annie's POV but also through the POV of some of her clients.

Annie is lovely even down to her pets Harry and Sally (read the book to find out why). She is so patient with her clients when all I wanted to do was tell them to grow up!  I also loved the part when she poured a glass of red wine over a date the called her old and chatted up someone else while she was there.  I loved how tolerant of her sisters matchmaking she was even when she set her up on blindish (the wonders of the internet) dates.

As I say I love that the book was also told from the POV of her clients, Nick and Julia who's lives have been taken over wanting/trying for a baby. Julie has turned Nick into a sex machine and couldn't see why Nick wouldn't be happy with sex on tap 24/7, but where was the fun?

Roy and Linda who have been married for a few years but had lost their passion for each other, a snide comment playing in Linda's mind for many years.  

Then you have the couple I liked the most Zoe and Simon, they obviously adored each other and the no sex thing is brilliant, especially when Annie gives Zoe a mission to sex text Simon.

I've got to mention the hot man in this book, Jamie, I loved him from the very first page he was in the book and had been under Annie's nose all along.

I don't want to give too much away but in places this laugh out loud good and engaging.



About The Author


Sophie Hart lives in London with her boyfriend and her collection of naughty books. Her first novel, The Naughty Girls Book Club, reached number one on the Bookseller Heatseeker's Chart, and was also published in Italy, Spain and Germany.

Sophie likes to spend her time going on nice holidays, making half-hearted attempts to exercise, and lusting after Daniel Craig. 







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