If you love British humor and can’t look away from a train wreck, then Tracy Bloom’s No One Ever Has Sex on Christmas is the perfect holiday read for you. ~ Slick, Guilty Pleasures
Don’t you always plan the perfect Christmas?
Don’t you always think it will be the best one ever?
And doesn’t something – usually one of your loved ones – always come along and screw it up?
Katy’s been spending too much time in the office and not enough time with her family so she wants it all: snow (fake or real), the Michael Bublé Christmas album, whatever it takes.
There’s only one thing missing as far as her husband Ben is concerned: another baby to complete their family. Katy isn’t so sure…
Ben may be playing the role of Master Elf in the pre-school nativity but he is struggling to master his own family life. With romantically-challenged friends, an ex who refuses to go away and Katy’s mum’s 64-year-old toy boy thrown into the mix, Christmas looks like it could be going off the rails… Never mind family planning, can Katy and Ben even plan to make it to the end of Christmas Day?
If you love British humor and can’t look away from a train wreck, then Tracy Bloom’s No One Ever Has Sex on Christmas is the perfect holiday read for you. I’ve never read this author before, but picked this book up for review because the title caught my eye. At times it was hard to keep up with the different “groups” of characters this book covers which is definitely more women’s fiction than romance, but it did make me laugh and yet was oddly touching as well.
The majority of the story centers on Katy and Ben whose lives have been anything but normal. While dating Ben, Katy has a one night stand with an old flame and when she winds up pregnant the paternity of her child is under question and Ben was thrown for a loop, but now with their 4 year old daughter and a new home, Ben is determined to make this their best Christmas ever all while trying to persuade Katy it is time to add to their family.
There are a lot of characters in this book Ben’s mates, Katy’s co-worker who is her best friend, people who work at their daughter’s preschool where Ben works as a teaching assistant, not to mention the kids and their parents at the school. Throughout this book, the reader is reminded of just how small the world can be as lives are intertwined. To top it off Katy is offered a job out of the country making her question her career and if the time is right to add to their family and her parents have separated and her Mum plans to come for a visit with her new “boy toy” in tow. See, a crazy train wreck that while fun to read at times became a bit tiresome.
Overall, No One Ever Has Sex On Christmas was a fun, crazy, holiday read.