Thursday, 3 May 2018

5-Star book review for The Flood at By The Letter Book Reviews

The Flood, Steven Scaffardi, Book Review, 5 Stars, Funny, Hilarious, Comical, Comedy, Laugh Out Loud, Chick Lit, Lad Lit,
This book review was originally posted on By The Letter Book Reviews on Sunday, May 5, 2016 as part of the #LadLitBlogTour

5/5 Stars
The Flood is the second novel in the Sex, Love & Dating Disasters series. Even though it is the second in the series it actually works really well as a stand alone as the author covers quite a lot of what happens in the first book. I would still highly recommend reading the first though as it is extremely funny.

Reading about Dan and his friends, is like meeting up with your mates who you haven’t seen for awhile.

Poor Dan seems to go from one extreme to another. Going from not having any luck with women to all of a sudden having a flurry of them. It’s obvious that disaster isn’t far behind.

From the hilarious opening chapters all the way through to the end, I was literally howling. This really is such a hilarious read and probably enjoyed best reading it alone. Believe me trying to explain to someone who hasn’t read this book why your laughing, well, let’s just not go there. My family rolled their eyes at me on more than one occasion!

There are so many great characters which in real life I would think were idiots, but you can’t help but be drawn to them. I’m not sure if there’s any characters that I’m not supposed to really like but I honestly loved them all. You certainly can’t help feeling for Dan. He may be a total prat at times but he is a loveable one.

I honestly thought I knew how this story was going to go and had it all worked out in my head how it was all going to end. Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong if I tried! Who knew a Lad Lit novel would hold something up it’s sleeve and have a few shocks and surprises in store? I certainly didn’t and it had the ending leaving me on a high, especially when I realised that this is not the end for Dan and his mates and more importantly for us readers, there is going to be another book!

The Sex, Love & Dating Disasters series has a laugh at both sexes and I think a lot of readers can relate to a lot of what goes on in the books, well as long as you weren’t a saint 😉

Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Book Review for The Drought (taken from By The Letter Book Reviews)

The Drought, Steven Scaffardi, Lad Lit, Chick Lit, Funny, Laugh Out Loud, Book, Paperback, Kindle, eBook, Kindle Unlimted,
This book review was originally posted on By The Letter Book Reviews on Tuesday, April 14, 2016 as part of the #LadLitBlogTour

5/5 Stars
The Drought, as far as I’m aware is my first introduction to lad lit.

Just because it’s lad lit far from means that it is just for lads. If you love programmes like The Inbetweeners, you are going to love this novel.

The Drought for me is a great way to see the male side of love, life and relationships.

Dan who recently finds himself single, starts to miss the sex aspect of his life. As the book description says, it certainly isn’t from the lack of trying. Everything that could go wrong does go wrong when any chance of sex comes along.

Dan tries so hard to get laid. He just seems to be a walking disaster though and he doesn’t half get himself into some complicated situations. These situations are proper laugh out loud moments that, even though they made me cringe as he really can be a proper idiot at times, were just to funny not to get enjoyment from them.

After struggling for so long on his own he enlists the help of his friends. The weekend away that they arrange is just hilarious. The list of rules that they have to stand by is just something so typical of what you would expect from your stereo typical single male. There idea of chat up lines and how to treat women is just so cringeworthy yet it is so accurate to what mainly goes on in the clubs and pubs.

His work life can be just as bad as his personal life but again makes for a fun read. I love the relationship between Dan and work colleague, Kelly. The pair of them get on really well and have a good laugh and right from meeting Kelly I really wanted the pair of them to get together.

The Drought is a hilarious novel that I think would definitely make a belter of a movie or television show. Would certainly highly recommend this to both sexes who have a good sense of humour and are in need of something more light hearted.

Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.