Not That Easy by Radhika Sanghani
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is the sequel to Virgin, which was such a hilarious read. So when the publisher asked if I wanted a shot at the sequel, of course I jumped at the chance. And I'm so glad I did. It was maybe not quite as good as the first book, but it was still well worth reading.
In this book, Ellie has shed her virginity and is ready to move on...in a big way. Like, she decides to be a slut. She begins this quest by joining Tinder to meet men online.
Like the first book, this one has its share of gross-out moments. When Ellie kisses one of her dates and he bleeds on her face (NOT KIDDING!) I was gagging. But not all her dates are as bad as that one. The book isn't exactly a romance, though Ellie does meet a guy named Nick and date him for most of the book. At first, I thought he was a little *too* perfect, but when his ugly side comes out...wow. I don't know if English people are different about their view of the word slut, but I was a lot more pissed at Nick than Ellie was. I couldn't believe her friends were telling her to give him another chance. Ugh. No matter what apology, his angry side was inexcusably ugly and misogynistic.
There were some big laughs, too. I was thoroughly absorbed, though it took a few days to get there this time, so I stayed up late reading one night. Ellie and Nick were hooking up, and in the midst of it, they had a disastrous 69 attempt that left me in tears of laughter. I couldn't stop laughing for so long I thought they neighbors might come check on me to see if I'd completely lost my mind. So if you were a fan of the first book and its humor, you will probably like this one as well. Not quite as good, but a strong sophomore effort from Sanghini. I will be waiting patiently for more from this author.
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