Sunday, December 22, 2013


Genre: Women's Fiction
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: 7/31/13
Format: ebook
Pages: 227
Source: Received from author for review
Rating: 3 stars

What happens when a middle-aged woman leaves a long, unfulfilling marriage and discovers she has the sex drive of a teenage boy?

Freelance writer Susie Hamilton joins an internet dating agency, attracts a long list of admirers and begins an exhausting dating schedule – all under the guise of professional research.

When she writes a novel based on her experiences and it becomes a best seller, her dream of being a successful author is realized. But after dozens of dates and some disastrous encounters, she's still relying on Fred, her vibrator, for sexual fulfilment.

Is perfect sex an oxymoron? Will Susie meet her Mr Perfect Sex or will she have to make do with Mr-As-Good-As-It-Gets?

First Impression .... I'm not a fan of the cover, but the story sounds fun.

The Story... Susie wants a man. And write a book. In an effort to kill two birds with one stone, Susie sets up a profile on an internet dating site, and sets out to write a book about her experiences. Along the way, she must contend with the man who come and go in her life, two trying teens, and a cast of friends with big problems of their own.

The Characters ... Susie was an interesting character. As a divorcee who wants to find struggles to make her way back into the dating world, she wants companionship, love, and yeah, sex. I think a lot of women in similar circumstances would find a soul sister in Susie. Her friends Annie, Jules, and Myf each came with their own set of problems, and were all interesting characters in their own right.

The Writing .... Was fast-paced and very humorous. The humor in Perfect Sex is what I enjoyed the most. I loved how self-deprecating Susie could be, and how she just rolled with whatever came her way. I found the parallel between what authors struggle with and through in the real world, and Susie's journey to be particularly interesting. The trials of writing a book, getting word of mouth to help promote, hitting it big and all that came with it, seemed to be authentic. And I'm sure that the huge success of Susie's book is what all authors dream of.

I enjoyed Perfect Sex. I liked that the story focused on Susie's journey more than the romance. I would have liked the ending to have a bit more resolution, but it certainly seemed that Susie was headed in the right direction.

In the End... Perfect Sex was a nice story. I was surprised that the story featured very little sex, mostly of the implied variety. That was fine. What appealed to me most was the author's voice, full of charm and humor.

Favorite Quote:
  "I can't remember the last time Richard and I did it during the day," Annie says. "We're flat out finding the energy to do it at all."
  "Try phoning him at work and telling him to come home at lunchtime, and then meet him at the door in a see-through negligee," I say. "I wrote that once in an article on 'Fifty Ways to Spice Up Your Marriage'."
  "Did it work for you?" Myf asks.
  "I just wrote it; I didn't actually do it myself."   ~eARC, 4% 
  If only Cara knew that not only did I date her maths teacher but he propositioned me as well! I flirted briefly with the idea of sleeping with him in exchange for passing Cara in maths, but after noticing his rough and calloused hands, decided it was too big a sacrifice for a mother to make for her daughter.   ~ebook, 38%

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About the author
I live on the picturesque Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. I love the casual lifestyle and chilling out at the beach inspires me and kick starts my creative juices.

I’ve been a freelance writer for the print media for many years and am now concentrating on writing novels, which gives me the greatest satisfaction and challenges.

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  1. Yikes, that cover is a little off putting but the story sounds fun! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Not feeling the cover either. Hmmmm I don't know how I feel about writing a book about your experience at finding a man. Does sound like the humor was nice. Great review.

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed the humour in this one. I've been craving something funny lately, and this sounds like it could work for me. Even though it wasn't a standout read for you, I'm glad the author's voice appealed to you. Lovely review, Andrea. :)

  4. LOL now that's a funny title. I would probably never get this book for myself as I'd expect a lot sex scenes. But honestly I'm glad it was more humorous. Great review, Andrea :)

  5. I love a story with a lot of charm and humor! I'm glad you enjoyed this story. Great Review. I can tell your getting use to your new reviewing style :)

  6. I'm with you on that cover, wouldn't draw me in. But the story does sound fun. I like a heroine who can laugh at herself. :) Great review, dear!

  7. This does sound like the type of story that would lend itself to humor. I love having a good laugh, but I do like a nice tied up resolution at the end. Wonderful review, Andrea!

  8. I am glad this was humorous, and it sounds well written but lord it needs a new cover!

  9. The title is attention grabbing and I think I will like this one. I'm wary of sexified reads, I want brains on my smex and with this being humorous, it can't get any better than that.

  10. Sounds like it could be fun. Thanks for the review.


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