Sunday, 24 May 2015

7 Years Bad Sex - Nicky Wells

About the book...
One wedding. One curse?  Disaster ever after…

A seven-years-bad-sex curse? Surely not! Yet something went wrong when rock singer Casey and drummer Alex got married on that beautiful yacht anchored off St Tropez in the south of France. Something went badly wrong. For even on their wedding night, the young couple discovers a complete and somewhat surprising inability to make love. Muddling through their honeymoon with a string of thin excuses for their predicament, the lovers defer finding a solution (and panicking) until the return to their home in London. After all, they married for life and to make rock music, not for the love of sex. Right?

But when they resume life as normal in London, all hell breaks loose. Increasingly frantic in their quest for release, the unhappy newlyweds embark on a string of hilarious and occasionally harmful antics that drives them, their band, and an assortment of random strangers to the brink of despair. But it ain’t over ‘til it’s over or, in this case… it ain’t over ‘til the newlyweds sing.

About the author...
Romance that Rocks Your World!

Ultimate rock chick author Nicky Wells writes romance with rock stars—because there’s no better romantic hero than a golden-voiced bad boy with a secret soft heart and a magical stage presence!

Nicky’s books offer glitzy, glamorous romance with rock stars—imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting Hill! If you’ve ever had a crush on any kind of celebrity, you’ll connect with Nicky’s heroes and their leading ladies.

Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys. Nicky loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s a wife, mother, occasional knitter, and ad-hoc radio show presenter. Rock on!

Did you know? There’s a single out now by Nicky’s fictional rock band Tuscq come to life! “Love Me Better” is available for download from AmazoniTunes and many other places. 

My thoughts...
I was given an ecopy of 7 Years Bad Sex by Nicky Wells the author in exchange for an honest review which I'm more than happy to give.

This is another 'rocktastic' book written by the lovely Nicky Wells.  Once again Nicky has presented characters that are both plausible and realistic.  With scenario's that are both hilarious and sensitive but believable.  The main couple Alex and Casey work and play together as part of a band and couple.  They are considered by their friends to be a match made in heaven.  They really do personify 'being in love'.  The story begins with their wedding, a romantic day, surrounded by their friends on board a beautiful yacht - everything is perfect, they raise a toast and both experience a weird sensation that nobody else appears to have noticed, so much so that they begin to think they imagined it.  It does come back to haunt them later on, inadvertently they seem to have been dragged into a curse!

Alex and Casey exude happiness, they couldn't wait for their guests to leave so they could begin their honeymoon 'proper'.  Only things don't seem to happen as they should, they were totally unpeturbed though as perhaps they were too drunk or too tired was their thinking.  As the days count down and still no action they both start to come up with innovative ways to kick start some bedroom action.  As weeks turn into months and nothing seems to be helping their perfect relationship starts to crumble.

Nicky has cleverly woven a story around a story.  What was at first impression a light, humorous read becomes quite deep.  Touching on the raw emotions felt by both Alex and Casey was at times quite upsetting - the perfect couple can't function on everyday life because of their problems, it's all consuming and neither can see a way forward without a physical relationship.  Nicky had developed the characters so well I really cared what happened to them, almost like real friends and desperately wanted them to find a way forward.  I definitely didn't want their fledgling marriage to end.  As a voyeur looking into their relationship I wanted to give them advice, tell them to back off and give each other space and find another focus - love and relationships should be natural and instinctive not forced and planned like a military operation.  The harder they tried the worse things got.

All in all, this book really was a tonic, there were so many laugh out loud and hand over mouth 'oh my god' moments that the pages literally turned themselves.  The deep love shared by Casey and Alex shone through time and time again even when things were at their worst.   A marriage based on friendship first giving them deep foundations to tackle what eventually became a huge problem.

I highly recommend this book even though like me you'll probably feel guilty laughing at their antics at what to them was a real and serious problem.

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