Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 29th January 2015
Pages: 416 Pages
The last thing twenty-eight-year-old Lauren is looking for is love, so why do the men she’s dating assume she’s searching for The One?
With men running from the hills, Lauren takes drastic action and turns her love life into an experiment, vowing to follow the advice of a different dating guide every month.
From releasing her inner siren to swearing off sex completely, Lauren will follow The Rules and play The Game, all with the help of her disapproving best friend Cathryn and her newly loved-up housemate Lucy.
But as she searches for the holy frail of no-strings sex minus the heartache, Lauren so realises that dating is more complicated than just swiping right – and that the things you run from tend to always catch up with you…
I bought Age Sex Location after reading a variety of reviews that screamed how great it was and if many praise a novel you can’t disagree with them. I will admit that the blurb scared me a little – in fear of repeating myself – I do not like predictable rom-coms and I was worried Age Sex Location would be one of them, thankfully that wasn’t the case – it was different and different in a good way!
Lauren loves sex and she prefers it to be no-strings attached. However, why is that the men she dates get the wrong idea? She doesn’t want a relationship and yet they all think she does. From this, she embarks into a random world of dating and follows rules from a variety of self – help and dating books -what could possibly go wrong?
It was incredibly refreshing to read a novel where the main character is a woman and a woman that loves sex. More importantly she isn’t scared about telling everyone who listens. Just because Lauren likes to have sex with a variety of men doesn’t necessarily mean she’s a whore, it’s that she’s adventurous – you go girl.
I always love reading about characters and how they date and more so when it’s cringey or bad. We’ve all been there (you’re lucky if not) and we know how funny it could be to go over the bad dates you’ve experienced.