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Diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of eleven T L Spencer turned to writing as a way to cope with her condition. Her vivid imagination and love of all things paranormal influenced her writing. T L Spencer enjoys all forms of literature and is currently studying at university, hoping to become a teacher.

Monday, 1 September 2014

The Naughty Girls' Book Club, by Sophie Hary

Hi guys!

I know! I haven't written anything in ages. To tell the truth, I've been busy writing book number three and reading some new books! 

The Naughty Girls' Book Club by Sophie Hart is something I promised to review for you all. 

So here it is... You won't be disappointed !



Book Description: 
A quaint suburb. A quiet little book club. A very naughty reading list.

When Estelle sets up a book group in order to increase custom to her struggling cafe, what follows is more mind-blowing than she could have ever imagined...

As the first book club meeting flounders, Estelle suggeA quaint suburb. A quiet little book club. A very naughty reading list.

When Estelle sets up a book group in order to increase custom to her struggling cafe, what follows is more mind-blowing than she could have ever imagined...

As the first book club meeting flounders, Estelle suggests a spot of erotica to spice things up.

Inspired by their naughty novels, this group of shy suburban readers shake off their inhibitions and soon discover that their own lives can be just as scandalous...

Review:
Okay, let me say this: Sophie Hart is a genius! This book has humour, love, family adventure and sex all in one hot romantic package.

You'd think with the title, that the book would be sex and guys all the time. To my extreme enjoyment it's more about friendships, family and the importance of the two combined. While romance is a large factor, with marriages and new loves blossoming throughout, it isn't the dominant theme (pun intended).

But that isn't the only great thing about this book. Sophie Hart has done a great job with the characters. Each of them are completely different, yet come together seamlessly to create a story so intricate and charming, that you get a cheesy grin on your face while reading.

From the mumishness of Estelle, the retired naughtiness of Sue to the feminist fashion of Gracie and the reserved yet charming manner of Reggie there is a character for every personality to associate with. More importantly, as they each have their own story to tell, we get a multi-layered tale filled with proper issues and wondrous delights (and innuendo galore). None of this soap opera rubbish. (Let's not forget Rebecca, the tired teacher and newly wed... Now she's a personality and a half!)

As an avid reader myself, I just love the fact that they actually discuss the books. Kind of like a meta narrative! Books within books... They talk about some interesting and even some controversial topics - race, social status etc - all the while under the guise of raunchy romance. So as we get our kicks reading about Mr Grey (or Alexander in case of the book), the characters chat away about what they want from a man, about life - about what's acceptable in a relationship. 

The 'raunchy' aspects, in both the discussed novels and the characters' lives also gets a big thumbs up for me. The romantic actions of the characters are subtle and realistic, making the characters that much more believable and some of the more graphic sexual content of the novels discussed was only alluded to- with no outright quotations, the novels within the book didn't detract from the story, merely added an extra dimension. Sophie Hart seems to have taken great care and sensitivity when writing this book, especially regarding the more aggressive aspects of S&M. Her research was very thorough and I commend her for it.

This book is a fabulous addition to any bookshelf or eReader and I recommend you get yourself a copy immediately.

It gets a five star from me. I've read it six times!

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