Book review: The Beginners Guide to the Birds and the Bees by Sophie Hart

Posted October 2, 2014 by thischickreads in review / 0 Comments


What happens in the bedroom doesn’t have to stay in the bedroom. A refreshingly open and uplifting romantic comedy about friendship, love and sex. Sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone in order to give a relationship a good dose of TLC… Sex therapist Annie Hall helps couples put the fizz back into their relationships. It’s a shame her own love life is non-existent. When Jamie who works next door catches her eye, she can’t ignore the spark of chemistry. Most men would jump at the chance to skive off work for an afternoon quickie with their gorgeous wife, but Nick knows Julia is after only one thing – a baby. Sex shouldn’t be a chore. Can Annie help Julia see that? Newly engaged Zoe and Simon can’t keep their hands off each other. They’ve decided to take a vow of celibacy until their wedding night. Will Annie help them stick to it? Ray and Linda have been married for over thirty years but she’s more interested in the family business than getting intimate with him. Can Annie convince Linda to rediscover her passion for Ray after all this time? While Annie begins to work her magic with the three couples, she soon discovers that she’ll need to take some of her own advice if she’s going to let a new man into her life. If you’re a fan of Tracy Bloom’s No one Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday and Lindsey Kelk, put your feet up, turn off your phone, and sink into Sophie’s novel.


*Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review*

It was the title that inspired me to read this book. This is a book about sex in a nice chick lit way. The story centers around Annie whose vocation is being sex terapist. Many people assume that when it comes to sex terapists, their sex life is amazing. But not for Annie since she’s single. Her patients assume how lucky her boyfriend is, but they don’t know that she has no boyfriend at all. And it is hard for her to explain that sex therapy is not about sex at all. It is about trust and love in the relationship.

Three couples are coming to Annie’s sessions. Julia and Nick are trying to have a baby, but they are starting to grow apart. Zoe and Simon are recently engaged and they have made vows of celibacy until the wedding. Linda and Roy are married more than thirty years, and Roy thinks that they aren’t old enough for enjoying sex.

These three couples , plus Annie, need to find the sparkle into their lives. On this journey, they’ll learn more about themselves than in their entire life. There is more to sex than the primal needs. It’s about love, devotion and trust. Annie makes couple of new friends as well as realizes that guy she thought was a geek, is actually kind of attractive. Maybe it’s listeninabout time she started following her own sex advices.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Birds and the Bees is much more than a guide. It is a romantic comedy with emotional stories about three different generations. I absolutely adored the characters, as well as both their virtues and their flaws. They are all human beings with their own needs. I love Annie as a main character, she is so adorable. I must say that, according to the title, I was expecting much more laughter in the story. Not that I’m dissapointed, but I was expecting more humor, however once again I repeat, I was not disappointed. I love the quotes of the famous people at the beggining of every chapter, some of them are really good. Overall, the whole story is an adorable rom com, perfect for curling up on these rainy days. Ms. Hart did a good job here, and I’ll be on a watch out for her future books.

My rating: 8/10


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