Monday 16 October 2017

Book ~ "No-One Ever Has Sex On Christmas Day" (2017) Tracy Bloom

From Goodreads ~ Don’t you always plan the perfect Christmas?

Don’t you always think it will be the best one ever?

And doesn’t something – usually one of your loved ones – always come along and screw it up?

Katy’s been spending too much time in the office and not enough time with her family so she wants it all: snow (fake or real), the Michael Bublé Christmas album, whatever it takes.

There’s only one thing missing as far as her husband Ben is concerned: another baby to complete their family. Katy isn’t so sure.

Ben may be playing the role of Master Elf in the pre-school nativity but he is struggling to master his own family life. With romantically-challenged friends, an ex who refuses to go away and Katy's mum's 64-year-old toy boy thrown into the mix, Christmas looks like it could be going off the rails.  Never mind family planning, can Katy and Ben even plan to make it to the end of Christmas Day?

Katy and Ben are married and have a three-year-old daughter, Millie.  Katy has a great job that she loves but it takes up a lot of her time.  Ben was a stay-at-home dad until he decided to go back to work at Millie's preschool.  They have recently bought a house and Ben thinks it's time they start working on baby number two.  Katy is undecided but because she is forty, she knows she doesn't have a lot of time left to have a baby.

Ben's friend, Braindead, is ready to pop the question to his long-time girlfriend and he works with Daniel, Katy's gay colleague, to make it splashy.

Katy's 70ish mom has left her husband (Katy's dad) and has a new boy toy (a Spaniard in his 60s).  They are planning to stay with Katy and Ben over the Christmas holidays and Katy's not looking forward to it.  She's got enough going on in her life.

Matthew and Allison are expecting baby number four.  His divorced friend, Ian, is ready to settle down and has his eye on someone that could disrupt Matthew and Allison's life, which doesn't make Allison happy (she doesn't like Ian at the best of times).

This was the second book I read by this author and I enjoyed it.  Though it is the third is the No-One Has Sex series, you don't have to read the first two to know what's going on.  I'd read the first one but not the second one ... I actually liked this one better than the first one.  I liked the writing style ... it was well-paced and was a quick fun read.  The language at times is for mature readers.

I look forward to other books in this series.

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