Published: 24th September 2015
Publisher: Mills and Boon
Pages: 336 Pages
Recent graduate Ellie Kolstakis is supposedly an ‘adult’. She has her student debt, an unpaid internship at one of London’s top online magazines and three flatmates who left her with the single room to match her single status. She also recently lost her virginity.
Not quite satisfied with just that, Ellie is determined to catch up with her friends. Adamant that at 22 years old, she should be well-practised in the bedroom, Ellie embarks on a hilarious adventure into the world of online dating.
Of course, like most of Ellie’s plans, there are a few things she didn’t count on – like being bitten by a flirty bar tender, or her date nose-bleeding all over her.
Join Ellie and her loyal sidekicks – housemate Emma, the gorgeous (and annoyingly modest) Lara, and recently out-of-the-closet gay best friend Paul, on journey of self-discovery.
Thank you to Mills and Boon and Midas PR for sending me a copy of Not That Easy to read and review.
Not That Easy is the second instalment into Ellie Kolstakis sex life and documents her feelings and experiences about her new sexual adventures. She tries online dating to meet some new men.
If you’re cautious about not reading the first the series (Virgin), don’t worry! You can read the novel as a standalone as well as together with the first. I’ve not read Virgin and not once did I feel out of the loop or uninformed.
Firstly, I’d just like to say that this novel isn’t for the prudish, if you’re not into descriptions of sexual activities, you may want to cover your eyes. However, don’t be put off, as you’ll get to read a variety of humorous situations that Ellie goes herself into – she’s a little accident prone.
Not That Easy was incredibly funny and I loved how sex wasn’t made serious as it was treated like it should be fun and enjoyable. Ellie was unlucky in love (well sex) and experienced a few embarrassing situations, let’s just say she got a condom stuck in a place you wouldn’t want and ended up in A &E.
One thing that did really irritate me was Ellie’s pessimism towards her apperance and sexual experience. She seemed to think that only having one sexual partner was a bad thing and became all ‘woe is me’ when talking about it. All I have to say is, so what? Just because you’ve had only one sexual partner doesn’t mean you have to be so negative about it. Yes all your friends are doing it, but that doesn’t mean you have to do the same. She should have believed more in herself.
The book in a nutshell… Laugh out loud funny with comfort for those nervous about sex.