No-One Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday by Tracy Bloom

There are those who get to choose the father of their child and those who don't. 

Title - No-One Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday 
Author - Tracy Bloom 
Publication Date - April 14th 2014
Publisher - Random House UK, Cornerstone 
Format - Kindle Edition

The blurb

Never has a one-night stand led to such chaos! 

Childhood sweethearts Matthew and Katy agree they must never see each other again after they end up in bed together following a school re-union. So all is forgotten... until eight months later when a shock meeting at an antenatal class forces them to confront the fact that Matthew could be the father of Katy's baby. Oblivious to the mayhem unfolding, Matthew's highly-strung wife frets over giving birth to twins and Katy's much younger boyfriend refuses to take fatherhood seriously. 

Love and life are messy, but Katy and Matthew take things to a whole new level as deep emotions begin to resurface and hormones run riot. 

How will they navigate their way through this almighty cock-up? 

Becca's thoughts

No-One Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday by Tracy Bloom was absolutely freaking fantastic! It had lots of comical drama that had me giggling, but then also a lot of emotion too, which contrasted perfectly. It kept me hooked all the way through with Tracy's fabulous mix of characters and her crazy plot. It was brilliant in every way. 

Firstly, Tracy's cover. It's not on my list of the prettiest covers out there, but I do really like it. I didn't even notice the calendars in the background until I took a closer look. The calendars work perfectly with the story itself, with Tracy's main character being pregnant etc, so it tied in pretty well with what was going on. 

Tracy's characters were absolutely awesome. Their dialogue was spot-on and very enjoyable to read. I really liked Tracy's main female character, Katy. She was lovely. When we first meet Katy, she's pregnant and annoyed with herself for the fact that she got herself into such a messy situation. I found Katy to be down-to-earth, easy going and she made me laugh a lot with some of the things that she would come out with. I really couldn't have put myself in her situation personally. It was a right old mess and I did feel sorry for her. Once you're let in on what happened, it suddenly becomes law that you finish the book, just to see how it all turns out in the end. 

As well as Katy, there was also her boyfriend Ben. Now, at the beginning, I didn't really take much of a liking to Ben. I found him to be incredibly immature, really silly and I could not have imagined him being a father at all. He made Katy laugh though, even when she didn't want too, and that did make me smile. I guess the way I would describe Ben is by saying that he was a "typical lad." He loved going out drinking with his mates, he loved pratting around and acting stupid, and I think this worried Katy, especially where her baby was concerned. I really wanted Ben to step up his game and take the fact that Katy was pregnant seriously. Thankfully, Ben grows up a hell of a lot throughout the story, and it was overwhelming to read about him coming to terms with the fact that he was going to be an actual dad. 

Matthew was Katy's first love. They found each other when they were teenagers and were absolutely besotted with each other, until Matthew did something incredibly stupid and ended their relationship. Now, years on, they meet once more at a school reunion and things end up getting way out of hand. My thoughts on Matthew differed throughout the book. Sometimes, I did think he would probably be the best thing for Katy, other times I found him to be kinda' annoying. I mean, Matthew is now married with twins on the way. Why is he still lingering around Katy, trying to get in on the pregnancy? I understand that there was a chance the baby could of been his, but I think he took it a little too far sometimes. Go back to your wife, Matthew! GO! 

Something that kept me entertained throughout almost the entirety of the book was Ben and Matthew's rivalry against each other. It was so funny! They had a lot of differences between them. Matthew was the suit and tie type, working hard to support his family, and took things very seriously. Ben, on the other hand, didn't take anything seriously. He made jokes out of stupid things and always ended up saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. But I guess, out of the two, I did prefer Ben. Matthew is always telling Katy that Ben is no good, that he is never going to take being a father seriously, but thankfully, Katy ignores him and carries on with what she's got to do. 

The story in No-One Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday was absolutely brilliant, and I cannot rate it highly enough. It was entertaining, funny, surreal in some parts, and I loved it. Every part. Becca's Books is rating this book with five gold stars. It was an easy read and very enjoyable. Wahoo! 

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1 comment :

  1. Fab review - book sounds great! Just bought it for my Kindle :)