7 YEARS BAD SEX by NICKY WELLS
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.
I have to say (as I suspect a few people will) that as soon as I saw the title of this book I simply had to read it. The first question in my mind was: 7 Years Bad Sex? How? Yes, I was wondering how a newlywed couple (who incidentally had a healthy sex life until the earth moved in a not so good way on their wedding day) would survive seven years without sex. More, though, I was wondering how an author could sustain it: keep the reader engaged and write about failed sexual exploits without writing about, well, the nitty-gritty of those failed exploits. I am super-pleased to say Nicky Wells pulled it off beautifully and with that special kind of laugh out loud humour that still has you feeling for the couple. A certain line, dare I repeat it??? Um, no. That would be a spoiler. Let’s just say the climax was building, we were definitely heading for that Yes, YessS, YessSSS, moment – and then there was an unfortunate reaction … to rubber. Please wash out your minds. It’s not quite what you’re thinking. Yup, I laughed out loud, in public. When I read the workmen scene prior, ditto. Nicky has a fabulous knack of portraying people that makes you instantly recognise them as people you know or have had contact with. The supporting cast, Alex’s best mate and best man with his nudge, nudge, wink, wink ribald mentality, the girlfriends with their get-the-goss and then try to fix it philosophy, James and Rodge, they’re all living, breathing people.
As are Alex and Casey. Along with the humour there are such tender moments as they search for the missing essential ingredient that supposed to seal their marriage. This is a couple that is meant to be together. They are soul mates. Poor Alex, even though he’s absolutely horrified and petrified that he can’t perform, that his manhood is under threat, he recognises Casey’s feelings of inadequacy and hurts for her. I adored his sensitive handling of the, um, sex toy situation.
I give this fabulous book a resounding five, not for its bravado, but for its sensitivity, superb writing and sheer entertainment. Loved it! Definitely highly recommended.
ABOUT NICKY WELLS
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!
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