The Beginner's Guide to the Birds and the Bees

Title: The Beginner's Guide to the Birds and the Bees
Author: Sophie Hart
Published: September 19th 2014 by Bookouture
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Blurb: 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.

*First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Review: This is the first book I read by Sophie Hart, I had heard really good things about her debut novel and when I saw the beautiful cover and interesting blurb of her second one on Net Galley, I couldn't resist. And I glad that I didn't because I fould this story highly entertaining and quite different from your usual romantic story. 

Annie is a sex therapist and we get to know her and some of her clients through the story. Annie is very successful on her job but not so much on her personal life. I found her blind dates quite amusing and her not blind one even more, she even pours a glass of red wine on a guy, who has never thought about doing that? And then her clients: Nick and Julia who are trying to have a baby and have become quite obsessed completely losing the romance of their relationship (they were my least favourite couple and I didn't really warm to them), Roy and Linda who after years of marriage have lost their passion (they were really cute, especially Roy) and Simon and Zoe, two nearly weds who have decided not to have sex until the wedding (they were the best for me, their scenes together were beautiful and they had so much chemistry!).

I enjoyed this book, I found Sophie's style very interesting. I think it was a great idea that the story was not told only by Annie's point of view, because we got to know and understand all the couples better. I loved the group sessions, Annie's ideas for the activities were great and also see all the couple interact with each other. You could tell there was a great atmosphere and Sophie described it perfectly. One thing for sure, I am checking her debut novel soon as I was left wanting more.


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