The Naughty Girls Book Club – Sophie Hart
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Blurb: A quaint suburb. A quiet little reading group. A very naughty reading list…
Erotica meets a small town community – how ever will our book club cope?
Estelle sets up a book group in order to increase custom to her struggling small town cafe, what follows is more scandalous than she could have ever imagined…
As the first book club meeting flounders, Estelle suggests a spot of erotica to spice up the members lives – with trepidation the decision is accepted.
Inspired by their sizzling reads, this group of shy suburban readers shake off their inhibitions and discover a new side to themselves with some tantalising results.
Review: You’d think The Naughty Girls Book Club is going to be nothing but all naughty and full of sex. Now as much as that plays a big part in the book, in my opinion it’s actually a story about friendship and relationships. It’s a perfect chicklit read, but with a naughty twist.
The book follows Estelle Humphreys in her lovely little cafe – cafe crumb. Struggling financially she starts a book club to try attract new custom. The book club takes shape and ends up consisting of Estelle (of course). 64 year old frustrated, retired Sue. Bored and shy teacher Rebecca. Bolshy, opinionated and quirky librarian Gracie and lastly uni geek Reggie who’s painfully shy and who’s really there to help him out for his thesis.
The group come together brilliantly. Not only do we get their insights on some of the more naughtier novels around, but also their insights on life. The versatility you get with them all and their own individual stories opens the book up to allow you to get to know the characters and see their opinions and views on books/life in their eyes as well as your own. I have to be honest and say I did struggle with the first few chapters. I got swept away with my own opinions and thoughts which restricted me from getting stuck in. I did get over it though and I’m glad I did, after that the book became a dream to read. It’s funny, sad, cheesy, raunchy and real.
The balance of real reactions to controversial subjects has been thoroughly met and researched brilliantly. I applaud Sophie greatly for this.
I recommend this to everyone. Male, female, young, old. It’s defo worth a read. Go on click the link you know you want too.