Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The List – by Joanna Bolouri

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Phoebe Henderson may be single but she sure doesn't feel fabulous. It's been a year since she found her boyfriend Alex in bed with another woman, and multiple cases of wine and extensive relationship analysis with best friend Lucy have done nothing to help. Faced with a new year but no new love, Phoebe concocts a different kind of resolution.

The List: ten things she's always wanted to do in bed but has never had the chance (or the courage!) to try. A bucket list for between the sheets. One year of pleasure, no strings attached. Simple, right?

Factor in meddlesome colleagues, friends with benefits, getting frisky al fresco and maybe, possibly, true love and Phoebe's got her work cut out for her.

My Opinion:

I think this is by far the funniest book I’ve ever read!
It follows the story of Phoebe Henderson, a very relatable and genuine character. She was very open, funny and just great to read about. Single for a while now, she wants something new for the New Year and she starts THE LIST! 10 challenges to try out in bed…

But with whom? Her best friend gorgeous Oliver agrees to do it! The challenges were fun to follow and I loved the way Joanna described them all, very detailed and vivid. Oliver and Phoebe instantly had a real connection, even deeper when they were just friends, not just because of the sex.
Both were still seeing other people, but it was obvious that they were jealous. Him, with a different woman every now and then, mostly models and Phoebe with her boss. And then her ex Alex shows up as well.

The book was divided into small chaps for every single day, which was great and different.

This book is an awesome mixture of chick-lit and erotica, but in such a hilarious and unique way.

The way the story developed towards the end was a bit surprising and unexpected for me, but I still hoped for Oliver and Phoebe to get together. The last scene was a bit of amazement as well. But these things are also good, because they make they story more interesting and special.

Joanna is a brilliant author, her writing is hilarious, vivid, genuine and just such a pleasure to read! I’m really looking forward to more of her work!


My possible cast:

Phoebe: Reese Witherspoon

Oliver: Chris Pratt

Joanna on Twitter: @scribbles78

No comments:

Post a Comment