Release Date: February 2nd 2016
School psychologists aren’t supposed to write books about sex. Doing so would be considered “unethical” and “a fireable offense.” Lucky for you, ethics was never my strong suit.
After spending years trying to spice up my sex life, I gave up and took to my journal. Perhaps my gorgeous, cold, number crunching husband simply wasn’t capable of the kind of passion I’d come to expect. After all, my ex-boyfriends—a skinhead turned US Marine turned motorcycle club outlaw, a baby-faced punk rocker out on parole, and a heavy-metal bass player—were every bit as tattooed and testosterone-fueled as the leading men in my favorite romance novels. If I couldn’t have that kind of passion again in real life, at least I could write about it. Right? Nobody had to know. It would be my little secret.
Well, guess what? My husband read that shit.
And guess what else? He upped his fucking game.
Drunk with power and under the dubious advisement of my best friend and colleague, I began testing the limits—crafting journal entries specifically designed to manipulate Ken’s behaviour. For the most part, he responded beautifully…except when he didn’t.
We all have that friend. The one who makes us laugh so hard we snort wine out of our nose, or pee our knickers. Well this book is like having one long conversations with that friend. Hand on heart I have never laughed out loud like this at a book. My boyfriend thought I had lost my mind I was laughing so much.
I don’t want to give anything away about the book so I won’t go into detail. You really have to get the full experience to appreciate it fully, but the premise is that BB is unfulfilled with her marriage. She longs for a bit of the craziness of her youth. Specifically, the wild relationships with tattooed Bad boys she experienced before settling down. Her plan is for her husband to ‘accidentally’ find her diary in the hopes it will kick start him into spicing things up a bit.
What follows is an absolutely hilarious look back at BB and her relationships from the age of 15. But as much I cried laughing at the vast majority of this book, there were also moments that really touched me. There were aspects of the book that I could wholeheartedly relate to and as good at writing comedy as she is, BB can also write some genuinely touching stuff.
If you’re a fan of writers like Alice Clayton and Helena Hunting then this is the book for you. Incredibly this is a debut novel, but you would never guess that. The writing is wickedly funny and BB has a brilliantly confident way with words.
Bb Easton needs to be prepared for 2016 to be an epic year, I predict this book to be a massive, massive success.
I know already that this will be one of my top 2016 reads.