Some Girls Do Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- File size : 805 KB
- Publication date : June 24, 2015
- ASIN : B010CR0QTK
- Print length : 416 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Best Sellers Rank: #53,048 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Claire and Luca are the couple least likely to succeed, and the novel revolves around the push-pull of their strange relationship. Claire writes a sex blog, but she makes it all up because she has almost no actual experience. Luca is a bad boy who thrives on one-night stands with no commitment whatsoever. Could this possibly be a romance? Wait and see.
There is plenty of sadness as well as humor, sort of like life. I laughed. I cried. There is one scene in which Luca and Claire engage in phone sex, Claire for the very first time. This might be the funniest sketch I have ever read in a romance novel.
The lesser characters, of which there are many, are fully fleshed out (including the evil sister-in-law, who perfectly personifies a certain kind of, how shall I say, egotistical jerk, and Claire’s mother, who is the mother every one of us wish we had). Murphy invests in every one of her characters to make for a splendid, engaging, and very pleasing read. Whenever I felt I could predict what was going to happen (not all that often), instead of being disappointed, I found myself cheering the characters on. Every twist brought great enjoyment.
Read it. That’s an order.
As the novel progresses, you like both men and wonder, 'which one will Claire be with at the end'. I am tired of reading about how people fall in love the minute they see each other, I was happy to see Love actually coming around and developing.
The only thing that I find is lacking in the book is what happens at the very end. Is her life going to stay the same with her brothers and their Wives (especially the one that always insults her and is also trying to gain a book deal), how will her family react to finding out about her NiceGirl character, and so many others questions for her and the men. I think i am looking for a 'sequel' maybe one that is based on her best friend and gets to squish in Claire's present life :)
But it really is a good book. Some parts really caught me off guard and I just laughed out loud, a bit of tears were shed and heartache was suffered too, but everything happened for important reasons.
This is a fun exploration about the lies that can grow from an internet connection, as a collection of tropes build into an amazing story of complex characters who through understandable misunderstandings, and humor, and a slow-burn romance with lots of sex.
Top reviews from other countries
Before I read this, I downloaded Clodagh’s novella Scenes of a Sexual Nature because it’s also about main character Claire and gives you a little insight into her history. Although it’s not strictly a must read before Some Girls Do, it was still fun, short and quirky.
Claire, a.k.a. sex blogger “NiceGirl” is inexperienced when it comes to love and when a publisher friend she’s met through twitter becomes more than just a twitter friend she gets in a bit of a panic. She enlists the help of self-professed man slut Luca to teach her the rules of the bedroom so she becomes more like her sex pot alter ego.
Claire is a great character. Her life has been on hold to look after her ailing mother, with no complaints other than her rubbish brothers, and their families, not helping more. She’s selfless and that’s to be admired because she had big dreams for herself and she has learned to be content with what she has, in a kind of her-time-will-come sort of way.
Claire isn’t just a nicey nicey girl though because she has this sex blogger alter ego. Some of NiceGirl’s blog posts are included at the start of some chapters so you get a naughty snippet or two, or three. You are also privy to gorgeous, GORGEOUS, Luca’s sex lessons, and they’re naughty too, but it’s naughty in a good way, not smutty and Clodagh just handled it really well in terms of tying the experience, for both characters, in with Claire’s inexperience and naivety about the whole sex thing.
The story was without warning, because I can remember thinking “no way!? This is awesome”, dual POV! Although mainly told by Claire there are parts of the story that are told by womaniser Luca and I really liked getting inside his head, seeing is relationship with Clodagh grow, and also change him.
Basically the premise of the story is the whole no strings attached relationship. Society teaches us that that never ever works out the way the characters in a book/movie expect it to, everyone signing up to keep feelings out of the mix when in reality there is no real way to keep emotions separate. The story might be predictable but I LOVE a bit of predictability. The characters hold their own; they make this story pop and make it unique to any other story with a similar plot.
I found this absolutely unputdownable, one to keep to re-read in the future. I will definitely be adding the rest of Clodagh’s books to my TBR, what a fabulous chick lit author!
If you enjoyed this you should have a look at Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young and You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning.