Calendar Girl – Sommer Marsden
Previous to Calendar Girl, I hadn’t read any longer works by Sommer Marsden, so it was new territory. However, literally within one page of starting the book, I was laughing. Not at Sommer, of course, but with her (and no doubt you lot, when you read the book!). Without giving too much away, the protagonist’s best friend in the book is a gay guy, and he is a right giggle. His madcap antics had me laughing my ass off on several occasions.
Anyway, the premise of the book is that the main character, Merritt Evans, comes home one day to find her beloved husband in bed with another man. Naturally, she divorces him in the blink of an eye and attempts to get on with her life. This is easier said than done, but with the help of her gay-best-friend Jeffrey, she devises a plan. She is going to be completely “no strings” for a year. To ensure this, she must have a new man for each month, and no longer. No lingering allowed.
Merritt’s excited at first at the thought of having a new man every month, just lots of sex, lots of fun and no emotions required. And she’s having damn hot sex, let me tell you. However, just a few months down the line, Merritt meets a man that makes her think perhaps she’s had enough of the calendar game. But should she stick to her guns and see out the year – and potentially risk losing him? Or should she throw in the towel and see what a new relationship brings? Only one way to find out…
Calendar Girl is an absolutely fabulous book. As I said, it had me laughing on a regular basis, but it also had me feeling frisky, too. It is the perfect mix of engaging storyline, likeable characters, smoking-hot sex and light-hearted fun. I can’t recommend this enough.