Hi guys! So while I was in Watford I picked up this book, No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday in WHSmiths. I was bumbling around the shop, when the book jumped out at me (figuratively, not literally, of course). I haven’t been to brave recently, reading wise, and have been sticking to the samey same authors for a while now (Sophie Kinsella, Meg Cabot, Mhairi McFarlane etc) so I was excited to try out something new from somebody I had never heard of before.
BB and I have resolutioned to have a quiet day/evening today. So I baked some brownies and settled down on the sofa with this book while I waited for them to bake, expecting to get a couple of chapters in before retiring the book until later.
What felt like 2 minutes later (but must have been 25) my oven bell was going. Honestly, it felt like minutes and I was already deep into the book.
So, rather than putting the book down, I thought maybe I’d just read another chapter or two beforehand. BB was on PEZ 2018 so he wouldn’t notice.
I picked the book back up, and didn’t put it down (minus a small brownie break in the middle of reading) until I had finished. That rarely happens with an unknown to me author, usually I am flitting to and fro before finally getting in the reading spirit about halfway through and I then finish the book.
“Never has a one-night stand led to such chaos! Childhood sweethearts Matthew and Katy agree they must never see each other again after they end up in bed together following a school re-union. So all is forgotten… until eight months later when a shock meeting at an antenatal class forces them to confront the fact that Matthew could be the father of Katy’s baby… Love and life are messy but Katy and Matthew take things to a whole new level as deep emotions begin to resurface and hormones run riot.”
This book was an absolute rollercoaster of emotions, from feeling sorry for Matthew to then despising him, feeling sorry for Ben and then hating him just a little bit and finally to caring for both of them and just not being sure how to feel. It is very rare for a book to have more than one love interest without one of them being painted as ‘the bad guy‘ but this book achieved it very well. Both parties had their flaws, but also many good points.
It was refreshing also for the main character to be a strong, quick witted, confident character, rather than somebody who relied on a man. Although her personality was overrun by pregnancy hormones towards the end, she still shone.
This book made me laugh out loud more than once, and shed a tear more than once also. From her immature antics, to her quips with her bestfriend Daniel, it really did make you feel something.
Once I had finished this book I quickly flew onto Goodreads, typing out ‘Tracy Bloom‘ to see what other items she had released, and just praying that there were a few more books of hers to read. I was over the moon when I saw that there are 2 more installments in this series! And I will definitely be grabbing them, along with some of her other books, in the very near future.
Thanks for reading,