Monday, 22 June 2015

Book Review - No-One Ever Has Sex in the Suburbs by Tracy Bloom

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Title: No-One Ever Has Sex in the Suburbs
Author: Tracy Bloon
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Lawsome Books
Publication Date: 23rd June 2015
Rating: 5 Stars

Ben and Katy haven't had sex since Ben found out about her one-night stand with her childhood sweetheart, Matthew. 

Not only that but the arrival of a new-born baby has blown their relationship apart like a hand grenade. 

Drastic measures are required, so they swap roles hoping that everyone will be happier... Only it’s not as easy as they thought. When a desperate Ben starts secretly accepting help to solve his childcare disasters – from Matthew’s wife – it could mean the end of everything. Can their relationship survive the lies and suspicions and will they ever have sex again?

I honestly don't know if I have the words to do justice to just how fabulous this book is. I was laughing before I even reached the end of the prologue, I was smiling and giggling during the whole book, as there was never a dull moment, and I had tears of joy towards the end.  This is the ultimate upbeat, entertaining book, and one I was in no doubt deserved 5 stars, or more. 

This continues where No-one Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday leaves off, but don't worry if you haven;t read the first book, this can be read as a standalone, all the relevant back information is included. 

Ben and Katy are now the parents to baby Millie, and are discovering just how hard parenthood really is. Katy isn't really coping with Millie, and is wishing she was back at work, and Ben is upset he doesn't earn enough to not be stressed about finances. 

After a night out with his friends Ben suggests he and Katy switch places, and so he becomes a stay at home dad, with no real clue how to look after Millie. However help surfaces in an unusual source, and the outcomes are incredibly funny. 

Not only do they have a new baby to look after, they also haven't had sex, since it was revealed that Katy had, had a one night stand with a childhood sweetheart. So Katy and Ben's friends start coming up with all sorts of plans so that the pair can reunite in the bedroom!

I loved the scenes including Ben's best friend Braindead, because the things he comes out with, are completely nonsensical, very random but yet have many grains of truth, and pauses for thought in them. He is a weird mix of very insightful and utterly clueless. 

We also get insights into what is happening to Matthew and Alison, and how they are coping with the twins. Alison's approach to parenting it completely different to that of Ben and Katy, so it is great to see two completely different ways to trying to raise a baby.

No-One Ever Has Sex in the Suburbs is an easy to read, hilarious story, that is great for all circumstances, whether you are looking for a great holiday read, or just something to pick your mood up, this book will do it. Such a fantastic story, full of incidents, suspicions, self-doubt and exactly what you would expect from new parents. I can't recommend this enough. 

Thank you so much to Lawsome Books and Netgalley for this review copy. This was my honest opinion and review. 

No-One Ever Has Sex in the Suburbs is out tomorrow in ebook. 


  1. She had me on the title. A fab review helps though! Well done, Tracy. It really does sound hilarious. Thanks for sharing, Rachel! :) xx

    1. Thanks for your kind words, it was one of those books I just couldn't even think about waiting to read and that was completely the right decision.

  2. hi rachel.tracy is my cousin,im so proud of what she has achieved so far with her books.glad you liked it

    1. Hi Julie, I'm delighted to meet a cousin of Tracy's. Her books really are fantastic, and I really am looking forward to seeing what she comes up with next.


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