There’s nothing sexy about her humdrum life as a mum. But is her husband’s crazy scheme a bit too exciting?
Sarah’s mind-numbing housewife existence is turning her brain to mush. With her third bun in the oven, this British mum is drowning under a mountain of playdates, bills, and head lice checks. But her man’s get-rich-quick idea of writing steamy novels isn’t her ideal way to dial up life’s passion.
Drew desperately wants a break from Sarah’s whinging. And if that means researching how to write racy books all by himself, then he’ll make the sacrifice. But as he finally warms Sarah up to the sultry side hustle, their R-rated private project gets publicly exposed…
With an office scandal brewing, it’s only a matter of time before gawking workers and a perfectly nosy PTA president turn them into social pariahs.
Can Sarah and Drew earn some extra income from sizzling lit without falling prey to stiff gossip?
Erotic Fiction is a charming comedy for fans of humorous fiction. If you like sweet love stories, endearing characters, and dry British humor, then you’ll adore Kindle Storyteller Award Winner Hannah Lynn’s delightful tale.
My Review of Erotic Fiction
Oh, I really, really enjoyed this book! Being halfway through 1984 by George Orwell, and stuck on a dull bit (sorry George!) I needed a break and wanted to read something light and funny. Having seen a review of this novel on the fabulous Anne Williams’ blog, I thought it sounded like just the thing I was looking for, so I duly downloaded it, and boy was I right to do so.
I loved Sarah and Drew. Their humdrum existence as young parents to two children, with another one on the way, is so realistically portrayed. Forget the organic baby food, the constructive play, the early learning, the environmentally friendly nappies, and all that malarkey. The reality is exhaustion, furry grapes in the snack box (not a euphemism), urine-soaked sheets, an ever-growing wash pile, and spending your last tenner on head lice lotion.
Sarah is worn out, heavily pregnant and coping with two demanding youngsters. Drew is a hard-working husband who commutes every day to his job in IT, copes with the incredibly inept Barry, and is oblivious to the charms and the desires of his boss’s niece, Polly.
Drew thinks he’s doing his best by Sarah, but she’s not impressed that he won’t approach his parents for help in buying a bigger house, and she can’t help but resent the fact that he gets to go out every day and mix with proper grown ups, while the only adult she gets to see on a daily basis is the dreaded Ms Perfect Mother at the school gates.
Money is tight, and when Drew even has to sacrifice his weekly office fry-up, he decides something has to be done. Which is when he comes up with the bright idea of writing an erotic novel. After all, if Naughty Nanny can make a fortune writing her saucy stories, surely he and Sarah can do the same? Except Sarah’s not remotely interested, which means Drew is going to have to attempt to write one for himself, and it turns out he’s not short of ideas.
I won’t give away any more of the plot, but I will say that Erotic Fiction is a fast-paced page-turning read. It’s light and joyous and so addictive I couldn’t put it down. Sarah and Drew are people I could relate to and root for. I loved little George and Eva, recognised the grandparents and their “absolutely adore the grandchildren but only once a month” attitude, and even liked Barry and Polly, despite them causing so much trouble for Drew.
As the book builds to a climax (no pun intended) I was absolutely flying through the text, desperate to know how things would turn out. The office party scene is brilliantly written, and the tension builds beautifully to a really nail-biting finale, which is so well done.
I absolutely loved every moment of the story and I’m so glad I saw Anne’s review, as I might never have picked it up otherwise.
Warm, funny, easy-to-read, with characters I loved and a plot line that was original and appealing, this is a book I would unhesitatingly recommend. Five stars all the way!
You can buy Erotic Fiction here.