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Review: The Beginner’s Guide to the Birds & the Bees

22931006The Beginner’s Guide to the Birds & the Bees

by Sophie Hart

Release Date: September 19, 2014

My copy: an arc copy from Netgalley, courtesy of Bookoutoure.

Genre: Women’s Lit/Chick Lit

My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Goodreads Blurb:

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.


My thoughts:

I just finished binge reading this after getting home from work today (Sept 5), and bokojiojdkfjk I am in love. The characters were adorable; they made me mad at points, but I loved that Sophie Hart wrote a book about couples going through issues in their relationships, who go to a therapist to help them work their issues; and some of the couples are at their crisis point when they come to Annie.

I’ll be honest, I was not sure what to expect when I started this book. Seeing as the subject that the book deals heavily with is sex, I thought there might be a lot of scenes in there that I might not necessarily be comfortable reviewing. However while the couples do get their smexy on, it is tastefully done. There is no overt sex scene described. The book was more focused on where these couples relationships took a turn in a direction that they needed to see a therapist to help them back on track. I loved going through that journey with them, though at points I wanted to cry for them.

And Annie. I loved Annie. She was understanding, observant, a great listener, and someone who I would want as my therapist if I was ever in need of one. I loved seeing her own journey in to love.

This book was a wonderful, light, romantic getaway that I apparently needed, seeing as I devoured it in a night. You must read it!


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