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The Drought (Sex, Love & Dating Disasters #1)
"It gives me great pleasure to award the Guinness World Record for the longest period without sex to Mr Daniel Hilles,” the adjudicator proudly announces to the crowd in an annoying nasal monotone accent. Polite applause starts up as he continues. “Mr Hilles has not come into contact with the female genitalia for two months, eclipsing the previous record held by 97-year-old Hubert Grayson.”
In case all of you are wondering who is this Daniel Hilles....Readers,he is our hero!!
And no,no,don't worry ...more
The four main characters are horrible.
The 'hero' is a whiney, self-obsessed tosser who breaks up with his girlfriend on New Year's Eve/Day and ...more
Dan has just ended his relationship with his girlfriend of three years, and boy, is he out of practice in the ways of wooing and winning women. As the dry spell stretches from days to months, he attempts to get back in the saddle again, but always, always, some hilarious something - jealous boyfriends, vicious dogs, nause ...more
This book follows Dan and his numerous disasters in the dating world. Although I felt for the guy I couldn’t help but laugh at the events that played out.
One of the best things about the book for me was that the author hit dead on with the events, so much so that it reminded me of my own life at ...more
It was a light read, entertaining, and I haven't heard before the term "lad-lit" before!
I'm giving it 3 stars because I wasn't satisfied with the ending and I didn't care too much for any of the characters, I felt Dan and his friends were kind of jerks, fun jerks obviously, lol.
Absolutely friken loved that.
This was my first ever experience reading lad-lit....
Sorry, the word lad-lit seems like such a naughty word it makes me giggle! I feel as though it should be used describing a porno....
Me and my husband made a deal. If I go on 1 fishing trip with him, he would stop hassling me about my purchases from Amazon for a month. After much heated negotiations it ended up being 2 and a half months ...more
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Wow this story was just... piss your pants funny.
I received a message from the autho ...more
When I was just checking out the cover again while pasting it in here, I immediately had to think of the following video clip. If you think this is even remotely funny, you're going to love this book. If not, oh well, tough luck, you should still try this book.
The problem with this book is that both the topic and the depiction is imbecelic. I spent most of this book trying to figure out how drunk i would have to ...more
The story started at the end – well, that’s what the chapter said anyway. This was refreshing as most of the novels I have read recently didn’t use this technique. Right away ...more
With some near death experiences, more than a couple of awkward dates and some really embarrassing situations, things are getting real complicated. Bu ...more
What is Lad Lit I hear you all saying, well its the male version of chick lit. But I have to say The Drought can be read by both especially if you have a dry cheeky sense of humour. Thi ...more
A very enjoyable read about a young man who has broken up with his steady girlfriend and now is on the search for a new conquest. It seems the harder he tries the longer his "drought" becomes and the more frustration builds up. All of his buddies know the trials he is going through and they are always there with advice and things for him to try. His mother even gets into the act trying to understand what is going on in his life.
The book is the ...more
Anyway, if you haven't already read this book you really should as it is hilarious! Reading it in bed, next to a sleeping husband, trying not to laugh out loud has been quite a challenge!
The main character, Dan Hilles, is struggling to get his leg over since splitting up with his long term girlfriend and Th ...more
I really wasn’t sure what to expect from this novel, I’m not the target market, a ‘lad’, and I don’t tend to read ‘funny’ books. But I was game and gave it a go.
Dan has just split with his girlfriend and is experiencing a sexual drought…his friends are offering lots of advice which is getting Dan into some awkward scrapes…
Steven Scaffardi can’t be faulted on his skills as an author, he writes well and as someone who doesn’t tend to get jokes he ...more
I had previously posted this brilliant review that took me bloomin' ages to write because I'd really thought it out, and it had references to Jazz and 3D Stereoscopic Pictures that I'd Googled Google especially to find and when I came to look at it today, it'd gone - vanished into the blue, which is how I feel right now; having to write another one!
..and there was me feeling all antsy because the author had been putting 'Like' next to all the other reviews, but had n ...more
The first thing I can say is that The Drought made me laugh, not your normal laugh but a side splitting laugh that still make you laugh even now. The second thing is that everyone should read it...now!
The story follows Dan Hilles who after breaking up with his girlfriend is having a bit of a sex drought, no matter what he tries seems to end with him getting beaten up or a laughing stock from his friends. The story is told through entries from different days that are before and after his break up ...more
I’m a big fan of lad-lit (I read a hell of a lot more of it than I do chick-lit, and I’m a chick!), and Scaffardi has packed everything you could possibly want into this voyage of self- and sexual discovery. Dan is a tragically comic character – let’s face it, we all know a guy who isn’t so successful with the ladies and tries just a little too hard with hilarious outcomes – and his mates are just as daft. All are present and correct – the smo ...more
I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive when I first had the request to read/ review this book. It just didn't seem like it was my kind of reading. A book based on a man and his four buddies trying to get him laid just wasn't my kind of book. Boy am I glad I was wrong.
So.. With uncertainty I began the book. And I was instantly hooked.
Dan, Ollie, Jack & Rob were just a perfect fit together. Each adding their own personality spice to the mix that made you look ...more
Dan Hilles broke up with Stacey, his long time girlfriend. Dan has been out of the dating game for so long he has no idea on how to proceed, talk to girls or even behave as a single man.
But Dan has his friends, Ollie, Jack and Rob who are ...more
I do like contemporary fiction written by male authors, giving an insight into the male psyche- though sometimes its best not to know! This book is the nitty gritty end of this genre (lad- lit, if thats a word?)
This book did make me laugh a number of times, though the 4 guys frightened me in that I have a son who may become one and a daughter who may meet them!
British lads with their beer goggles on, what more do I need to say - ...more
Then Dan takes us back nine months earlier, to January 1, to fill us in on how he ended up in this predicament. He and his girlfriend of three years, Stacey, had just broken up. They had grown apart since they graduated from university last year ... she'd gotten nasty and clingy.
It's been a while since he's been single and his friends, Rob (the funny one) ...more
I had read „The drought” because the author send me a link from I downloaded ebook. I had never before read this kind of book but I enjoyed it despite a few things that annoyed me. The story begins unfortunately with a big spoiler so if you want a surprising story you will be disappointed and almost whole “The drought” is pretty predictable.
In entry to the story, main character Dan is depressed and very horny because of his inability to get laid. Desperation is pushing him to a disaster and he...more
The characters were diverse and interesting. You cannot have all the characteres being the same, or there would be no conflict. They were believable characters as I am sure we have all seen the same traints in others. These thaits may have been exagerated a little, but that is what comedy is based on.
I had a good laugh at all thing things that went wroong for our hero Dan. Most were cliche, su ...more
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